Project Description


Regarded as one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, the concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its many oxbow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. Mwamba Bush Camp is located deep within the most game-rich, remote northern sector of the park in an area renowned for its varied, beautiful landscapes and exceptional game viewing.

The intimate Mwamba Bush Camp features just 4 rustic rooms, authentically recreated each year using woven reed, thatch and other natural materials. Perched overlooking the meandering Mwamba riverbed, each chalet has a shaded veranda from which to enjoy the abundant birdlife and feeling of total serenity. Gauzed skylights offer views of the stars enjoyed from the luxury of your deep, king size bed. Clean and silent solar power provides each room with lighting and cooling fans for the summer months. The ensuite, outdoor bathrooms elevate the bush experience further with carved stone basins and steaming hot showers allowing you to feel even more emersed in and connected with nature.

Delicious meals and stories of the day’s encounters are shared around the glowing campfire with our central bar and dining area snugly located under the shade of twisted ebony trees.

When not out exploring the bush, guests can enjoy the camps famous ‘Last waterhole hide’. A short walk from the camp, this productive hide is truly a wildlife enthusiasts dream spot.

The camp also has its own remotely located Star Bed, a sleepout experience you will cherish forever.

RATE FROM: $766.50

Type: Bush Camp

Area: South Luangwa

Operates: June – November

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  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives
  • Photography
  • Walking Safaris
  • Birding
  • Wildlife Hides

For over 30 years Shenton Safaris have been proudly offering guests an authentic safari experience in the renowned South Luangwa National Park. Experience warm hospitality and crowd-free sightings led by award-winning guides in one of Africa’s most game-rich locations.

The Shentons and their extended family of extraordinary guides, have been sharing the magic of Zambia’s iconic South Luangwa National Park with guests from all over the world for more than three decades. If you are a passionate nature lover looking for a tailored, authentic safari, Shenton Safaris’ two camps, Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bush Camp, are your dream destination!

With a long and proud history of guiding and preserving Zambia’s wilderness areas, Derek’s father, Barry Shenton worked to spearhead conservation through tourism. He was a pivotal figure in developing infrastructures and securing the status of many National Parks in Zambia.

Together, Barry and Derek established Kaingo Camp in 1992, with Derek going on to develop his vision of a “quintessential bush camp” in 2000 when Mwamba Bush Camp was born. Since then, Derek and his wife Jules, a zoologist and wildlife photographer, have channeled their passion and expertise to grow Shenton Safaris into the widely acclaimed offering we know today.

Please view our rates here

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry
  • Transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport and local camps
  • VAT
  • 3 daily shared activities – Game drives, walking safaris & hide visits
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Any add-ons


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Mwamba Bush Camp -12.817889, 31.931448 MWAMBA BUSH CAMP