Mwamba Bush Camp
Mwamba Bush Camp offers fantastic wildlife viewing, with the prominent appearance of the famous "Mwamba pride", which consists of six magnificent lionesses and two dark-maned male lions who can frequently be seen around the camp.
Mwamba Bush Camp Highlights
Mwamba Bush Camp is a small bush camp situated in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia offering day game drives, night game drives as well as walking safaris. Mwamba offers a fantastic location underneath the trees on the banks of the Mwamba River, a tributary of the Luangwa River. Mwamba offers beautiful views over the waterholes and specially placed hides offer close up encounters with wildlife as well as spectacular photographic opportunities. Mwamba Bush Camp is small and caters for only 6 guests at a time in reed and thatch chalets. The chalets offer spacious en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. Magnificent leopard sightings are also frequent due to the thick riverine bush along the Mwamba attracted by the large numbers of impala and puku found around camp.
- Wonderfully remote and peaceful, the site is a relaxed 3-hour bushwalk or 20 minute drive from Kaingo.
- Our lighting is all solar powered and the complete absence of generator noise means nothing interferes with the natural sounds of the surroundings.
- Elephants are never far away and are especially fond of the tamarind and ebony fruit within the camp.
Mwamba Bush Camp Game Viewing and Activities
The South Luangwa National Park offers large concentrations of big game and incredible birding. The park offers fantastic bird-watching with 400 species on offer including the elegant crowned cranes, Pelicans, the saddle bill stork, great white egrets, black headed herons, open billed storks and the goliath heron. A highlight for bird-watchers is the hundreds of brightly coloured carmine bee-eaters nesting in the sandy banks of the river. The Thornicroft's Giraffe is unique to Luangwa Valley as well as the Cookson's wildebeest. South Luangwa National Park has 14 different antelope species; the largest of the antelope is the eland. Hyenas are fairly common throughout the valley and can be heard most nights. South Luangwa National Park also has a good population of leopard however very elusive. Lions are plentiful and often roam in prides of up to thirty. Other carnivores present but not often seen include caracal, wild dog, serval and side-striped jackal. Hippos and crocodiles are plentiful in the Luangwa River.