Mwamba Camp is the sister camp to Kaingo owned by Shenton Safaris and is a proper “bush camp”. The four thatched chalets have open (but private) bathrooms so you can see the wild bush around you as you wash off the dust from your activities. It has all the comforts you would need along with an almost untraceable eco-footprint.
The camp was originally set up to help combat poaching in the area, which is evident by the now abundant wildlife. The food is brilliant, the guides are incredible, the activities are perfect for great sightings and better pictures! All in all, we highly recommend you visit.
LOW Season: 1 – 30 Jun
MID Season: 1 – 31 Jul
HIGH Season: 1 Aug – 31 Oct
CLOSED: 1 Jan – 31 May & 1 Nov – 31 Dec
The four of us had a 4 night stay here just recently. Craig and Lindy are great hosts. It is very rustic but the accommodation has all the comforts of home including bucket showers, which has incredibly hot water, The food is excellent and the bar is very well stocked, but the wildlife is the real star. Hendrix our guide showed us lion, leopard, wild dogs, etc etc etc. The hide at the waterhole is brilliant and affords incredibly photo opportunities. The staff is very efficient and very friendly. This camp is another jewel in the Shenton crown. Gotta come back.
Set on the banks of the Mwamba River, the Mwamba Bush Camp has four beautiful reed and thatch bungalows are designed with skylights allowing you to experience sleeping under the stars. They also have solar fans and lighting, outdoor flush toilets, plumbed cold water and hot water bucket showers and a new addition for this season was electrical plugs in the room so we could charge our camera batteries, etc. I can’t say enough good things about this camp! The camp managers, Craig and Lindy as well as the camp staff and our fantastic guide, Sly were so welcoming. They shared their enthusiasm for the wildlife with us.
My first bush camp for three days in a 12 days stay in the South and North National Park.
Found it very comfortable with great food and exceptional staff.
The drives showcased a range of animals in natural conditions that blew my mind as being so far above my expectations.
The hide also gave you a chance to get up close to various animals in a relaxing setting.
Transfers between camps was seamless for such isolation and could teach the big cities a lot about how to look after their guests.
We have stayed at a number of camps throughout the region but this camp along with its sister camp Kaingo certainly rates among the best. We felt that this was in no small part due to the genuinely friendly atmosphere that the camp exuded. The accommodation was as good as, no better than you could expect in a bush camp and the food excellent.The location was such that you had game around most of the time with the highlight being the waterhole hides.