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Mwaleshi Camp

North Luangwa National Park

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An arial view of the Mwaleshi Camp and the Mwaleshi river, North Luangwa National Park in Zambia

Mwaleshi Camp Overview

Operating season: 15 Jun – 31 Oct
4 chalets (2 twin, 2 king)
Minimum age 12 years

Mwaleshi Camp, located in the vast wilderness of North Luangwa National Park, is a 40 minute flight from Mfuwe Airport. Hidden within a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River 10km upstream of the confluence with the Luangwa River, the camp is a truly special and remarkable place.

There are few roads in this remote area and the majority of activities are done on foot, following existing animal trails. All senses become attuned to the surrounding bush as guests experience the variations in the magical diversity of the area.

Walkers enjoy the freedom of Africa's limitless expanse on foot, accompanied by an experienced manager/guide and an armed National Park scout. Thanks to the availability of a vehicle - which drops off and collects guests from the airstrip – attractions further afield can be explored, such as the Mwaleshi Falls which is located upstream of the camp.

With just four thatched chalets rebuilt annually out of natural materials, en suite bathrooms open to the stars and uninterrupted views of the spectacular Mwaleshi River, the camp offers you a genuine feeling of solitude and seclusion. Life in camp is comfortable yet refreshingly simple.

To make the most of the Remote Africa Safaris walking safari adventure it is suggested that guests spend three to five nights at Mwaleshi Camp and combine with Takwela Camp.

Highlights

  • On the banks of the Mwaleshi river
  • Swimming / wallowing in the Mwaleshi river
  • Exclusive and remote
  • Within the rhino sanctuary
  • Chance of seeing the big 5 (and wild dog) on foot
  • Pure walking into areas with no roads and across the Mwaleshi
  • Hotspot for lion, kudu, Cookson’s wildebeest, elephant, wild dog, rhino

Quick Facts

  • Solar communal charging area (220V)
  • No fans
  • No Wi-fi
  • Natural materials and local skills
  • Camp outs (subject to booking)
  • Mwaleshi falls (subject to booking)

Sunrise

Breakfast

Morning activity

Midday lunch

Afternoon tea

Afternoon activity

Sundowners

Dinner

Bedtime

What to expect at Mwaleshi Camp


Sunrise

Early morning sun rising over the Mwaleshi river and a friendly morning knock on the door welcome the new day.

Breakfast

Relaxed breakfast around the fire.

Morning activity

4 hour walking safaris at a leisurely pace with a stop for morning tea.

Midday lunch

Delicious buffet lunch with freshly grown greens from the Tafika garden.

Early afternoon

Siesta time. Relax in camp, review your flora and fauna lists or read in one of the hammocks.

Afternoon tea

Tea and coffee and tasty freshly baked cakes.

Afternoon activity

2.5 - 3hr evening walking safaris, returning before sunset.

Sundowners

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and delicious snacks while you watch the sun disappear over the Mwaleshi river.

Dinner

Three course meal by candle light.

Bedtime

Cotton sheets and expansive mosquito nets keep you comfortable while the Luangwa lullabies of lion roars and hyena whoops carry you to sleep.

Mwaleshi Camp Experiences

Remote Africa Safaris chef making bread over a wood fire at Crocodile Camp in Zambia

Bush Cuisine

Local skills produce delicious treats



Two Carmine bee-eaters take flight as a third remains sitting on the bank of the Luangwa River at the Tafika Camp's Carmine bee-eater hide

Specialist Birding

Over 400 species of birds



A group of Remote Africa Safaris guests look on as White Backed Vultures and African Wild Dogs gather near the Chikoko Trails in Zambia

Walking Safaris

Africa at natures pace



Camper matresses set up on a remote bend of the Mwaleshi river while the sunset paints the sky with a blue and orange gradient

Sleep Outs

Immerse yourself in the wild



Remote Africa’s in-house Cessna 210 landing at Mwanya (Lukuzi) airstrip close to Tafika Camp and the Chikoko Trails camps in the South Park

RASair

Perfect for direct and scenic transfers



Remote Africa Safaris chef making bread over a wood fire at Crocodile Camp in Zambia

Bush Cuisine

Local skills produce delicious treats



Two Carmine bee-eaters take flight as a third remains sitting on the bank of the Luangwa River at the Tafika Camp's Carmine bee-eater hide

Specialist Birding

Over 400 species of birds



A group of Remote Africa Safaris guests look on as White Backed Vultures and African Wild Dogs gather near the Chikoko Trails in Zambia

Walking Safaris

Africa at natures pace



Camper matresses set up on a remote bend of the Mwaleshi river while the sunset paints the sky with a blue and orange gradient

Sleep Outs

Immerse yourself in the wild



Remote Africa’s in-house Cessna 210 landing at Mwanya (Lukuzi) airstrip close to Tafika Camp and the Chikoko Trails camps in the South Park

RASair

Perfect for direct and scenic transfers



Chikoko Trails Camps

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A tree house with an open plan view of Chikoko Trails Camp on the west bank of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia

Tafika Camp

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Enjoying sundowners on the east bank of the Luangwa River at Tafika Camp in Zambia

Takwela Camp

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An arial view of Takwela Camp and Luangwa river in North Luangwa, Zambia

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