Mchenja Bush Camp

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Luxurious safari accommodation in the South Luangwa Valley

Mchenja Bush Camp is the epitome of luxury in the untouched South Luangwa National Park wilderness so book your Zambia safari accommodation with Voyage2Africa, the Zambian safari specialists and we will plan your holiday down to the last detail.

It’s time you experienced one of our best-selling Zambia safari camps in our favourite conservation region where walking safaris take precedence over other game-viewing activities and where immersion in nature is the key to your African experience.  Time + Tide Mchenje Bush Camp promises all visitors pure comfort and indulgence in South Luangwa so come and soak up the camp’s relaxing ambience and enjoy the high level of service. Sit back, put your feet up and observe wildlife coming down to drink on the river bank.

Find the secretive Mchenja hiding in an ebony tree grove, from which it takes its name, on the striking Luangwa River where only five suites beckon couples and families to their plush interiors, surrounded by grass walls, floating curtains, down duvets, enormous windows to allow the landscapes inside and ensuite bathtubs with exquisite bushveld river views. 

The camp itself is so conducive to game viewing and relaxing that guests may find it hard to set off on a safari adventure! Relax around the inviting swimming pool, drink coffee on your private deck and listen for the wealth of birds around you. Time + Tide Mchenje is known for its carmine bee-eaters in the right season so make sure you book a special safari to South Luangwa just to see these crimson birds at play.

If you go in early November, the hottest time of the year in the Luangwa Valley, you will see many thirsty animals coming down to drink making easy pickings for the leopards and lions, which become much more active at night than in the heat of the day. Find this superb camp located on a cliff – another innovative camp designed by the legendary Norman Carr to be in tune with the wilderness and to give guests the best value for their money in terms of walking safaris.

The food is terrific and guests spend their last evening enjoying the “sundowner” celebration on a remote cliff at the edge of the Luangwa River while large pods of hippos grunt then walk out of the water to graze. Experience the sight of plenty of giraffes, lions and lion cubs, carmine bee-eaters, kingfishers, pelicans, all sorts of antelopes, wildebeests, wild dogs, and baboons. Nocturnal sightings include honey badgers, civets, genets, sengi, scrub hares, a pair of Giant Eagle Owls, nightjars, hyenas, and several leopards on the hunt.



Find the delightful and lavish Mchenje Bush Camp deep in the magical South Luangwa National Park that covers more than 9000 square km in east Zambia, where walking safaris treat visitors to unparalleled wildlife and bird sightings. This is the Mfuwe sector of the park, and this Time + Tide safari camp hides in a shady grove of age-old ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. 

If you wish to view wildlife on foot, you won’t be disappointed by the educational experience, which might include a chat with your guide about the intricacies of the park’s ecosystem, learning to read animal tracks in the sand, or stepping within a few yards of noisy hippos. In addition to the ebony grove at camp, there are other groves close by, including majestic mahogany, that will impress you as much as the wildlife.

Mchenje exceeds all expectations in the South Luangwa National Park in terms its cliff-top setting overlooking the Luangwa River, its lavish suites with world-class amenities, the central swimming pool and bar area and also in terms of its plentiful wildlife where hippos and elephants in huge herds enthral guests all day. 

Book this bush camp for your friends and family and stay in the five ensuite chalets with their private decks and deep bathtubs, then have the game rangers and wilderness walks all to yourselves. It’s a seasonal camp and the authentic value of your safari is ensured in our special package tours to this park in east Zambia. Find the camp an easy 2.5 hour game drive from Mfuwe Airport under large old ebony trees from which it takes its name. 

Children are also welcome in the family suite which hosts two ensuite bedrooms and all suites boast fans, soft beds, reed walls, grass mats, and large showers with bathtubs overlooking the riverine vegetation. 

Join fellow guests in the central stylish lounge, dining area, and bar under shady thatch then enjoy meals under the trees or around the fire – and swim while elephants watch you from nearby. Win with Voyage2Africa when you choose a safari to this Time + Tide Mchenja Bush Camp in the compelling wilds of South Luangwa National Park.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Mchenja Bush Camp

From $880



  • Game drives 
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird watching


  • Transfers from and to Mfuwe Airport
  • All meals
  • Local drinks
  • Three safari activities per day
  • Laundry

Mchenja Bush Camp Luxurious safari
that include this property


  • 5 thatched and reed suites
  • Ensuite Victorian-style baths, showers
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Small library
  • Deck 
  • Plunge pool


  • Superb location on banks of Luangwa River from a cliff-top setting where carmine bee-eaters make nests.
  • Only 5 intimate luxurious safari suites with reed walls, ideal for honeymooners, with river views.
  • Varied and flexible game-viewing, either on foot or with game-drive vehicles. 
  • Sleepouts under the stars, swimming pool and delightful bar and campfire boma.

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