Boasting one of the most picturesque locations of any bush camp in the Luangwa, Mchenja is set high on the banks of the river in a shady grove of mchenja (ebony) trees from which the camp takes its name.
Immerse yourself in wilderness and luxurious comfort at this intimate riverside retreat. Flanked by a grove of towering ebony trees on one side and the Luangwa River on the other, Mchenja, which comes from the local word for ebony, offers luxury in the heart of the national park. Overlooking a wide river expanse, the camp is wonderful for watching large herds of elephants crossing the Luangwa.
Its five safari tents (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family safari tent) are pure, natural elegance with grass walls, soft cushions and light-as-air curtains. Each has a feather-top bed, large picture windows and open air en-suite bathroom with a bath looking out onto the river. The suites bring style and comfort to an authentic safari experience.
Between game drives unwind in your clawfoot tub, watching the river meandering past through the floor to ceiling windows. From the comfort of your room, listen to the bellowing hippos, and baboons chatting or watch as elephants feed on seed pods just outside your room. Pull yourself away from camp to track big cats through the bush with hushed voices and beating hearts. Night drives are always rewarding, with the bush revealing a different nocturnal surprise every time. At the right time of year, this is one of the best camps in the park for seeing carmine bee-eaters.