Mchenja Camp

  • Luxurious Bush Camp
    Mchenja takes luxury in the bush to a level previously not seen in Zambia. The rooms and general facilities make this an extra special camp.
  • Top Game Viewing
    South Luangwa is one of Africa’s top big game destinations, with high densities of wildlife; night drives make sightings of lion and leopard particularly common.
  • True African Wilderness
    Mchenja stands in one of the very best locations of any camp in the Valley, along the Luangwa River and under the serenely beautiful ebony trees.
  • Rare Boating Experience
    Mchenja is the only Zambian bush camp to open in February and March when the river is high. Only a few people get the opportunity to explore the Luangwa by boat.
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General Information

Norman Carr Safaris is a revered name in Zambia’s South Luangwa region. Norman Carr developed the pioneering idea of taking people to look at animals and photograph them rather than hunt them. This portfolio of 5 camps offers a high standard of accommodation and conservation in the South Luangwa National Park and Liuwa National Park.

Mchenja Camp is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend of the Luangwa River.The 5 unique tents have been designed with style and comfort in mind, each with a private deck to enjoy the river views. One of the tents at Mchenja is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom family tents./p>

  • Game Drives
  • Night Drivers
  • Guided Walks
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming Pool (Mchenja and Chinzombo)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Zambian Carnivore Programme Research Activity

Mchenja is situated within an ebony grove, beside a bend of the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park.


Mchenja is a small camp with only five tented chalets; three on one side and two on the other. Each is a big and very comfortable octagonal tent – designed to be light and airy, wide canvas windows let the breeze through – with an en-suite, open-air bathroom with a (hot & cold) shower, a flush toilet and hand-basin in the corner.

Combination Camps

It is possible to combine Mchenja with the other three Norman Carr bush camps – Luwi, Nsolo and Kakuli. Walking out of one camp early in the morning and arriving at the next for brunch to find your bags already waiting for you is a wonderful experience. Mchenje is also one of the few bushcamps in Zambia open during the Green Season from January to March.

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