Mchenja Bushcamp

Set on the banks of the Luangwa River and surrounded by ebony trees is the seasonal Mchenja Bush Camp (Norman Carr Safaris), perhaps one of the most romantic camps in Africa. It is situated in an area bursting with wildlife and is the ideal location for game viewing. The camp boasts safari chic and is very comfortable. As a luxury bush camp, Mchenja is the perfect destination to complete a walking safari that has combined stays at a number of other Norman Carr Safaris camps.

game walks relax by the pool dining on the deck
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The camp features 5 en-suite tents with bathrooms that are open air and provide wonderful river views. Bathrooms feature a shower with hot and cold water, a flush toilet, Victorian style bath and hand-basin in the corner. Guiding is particularly good at the camp, with the camp manager, Levy Banda, having trained under renowned conservationist Norman Carr himself.

Guests can relax when not out on walking safaris and enjoying activities with the camp's plunge pool, providing a cooling break from the midday sun. Lunch is taken in the camp lounge, which is built around an old ebony tree, while dinner can take place under the stars on the riverbank.

Getting There

Approximately a 1 hour flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe Airport (also accessed from Livingstone and Lilongwe in Malawi), followed by a 30 min drive to the National Park gate and 5 min to Kapani Lodge for refreshments. This is then followed by a 1 hour 30 min drive from Kapani Lodge or a 2 - 3 hour walk from Kakuli Bush Camp. From Luwi or Nsolo Bush Camps the transfer would be part walk, part drive or all game drive.


Walking safaris, birding and game drives.

Read what our previous clients thought of Mchenja Bushcamp

Review of Mchenja Bushcamp

Nisal Kanchana Samarasekera

Beautiful! Again an amazing staff and the chalets were a treat! Fantastic driver and guide

09/08/2021 Read full trip review

Review of Mchenja Bushcamp

Carol Ann Morrisey

Chic and comfortable bush camp accommodations situated in attractive surroundings. Wildlife galore.

29/01/2017 Read full trip review

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