Time + Tide Mchenja | South Luangwa National Park

Set in a grove of magnificent ebony trees Mchenja (meaning ebony) is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa. Mchenja has been described as one of the most luxurious and romantic bush camps in Zambia. Five specially designed octagonal tents with roll-top baths and outdoor showers string along the Luangwa River affording spectacular views from all rooms.

The beautiful central chitenje (lounge) is built around one of the old fallen Mchenja (ebony) trees and lunch is taken in the shady lounge but dinner is more often served on the river bank under the stars. Elephants are known to drink from the plunge pool in the main area and lions and leopard are frequently seen wandering around the nearby ebony grove and permanent lagoon. Mchenja is situated in a superb game-viewing area where walking safaris, game drives and night drives are always productive and exciting.

Mchenja, meaning "ebony", occupies a stunning setting beneath a magnificent grove of ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Mchenja is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa, Zambia. Each of the five specially designed octagonal tents has their own private en-suite open air bathroom plus Victorian style baths with river view.

The beautiful central chitenje (lounge) is built around one of the old fallen Mchenja (ebony) trees and guests can cool off there in the camp’s plunge pool. Brunch is taken in the shady lounge but dinner is more often served on the river bank under the stars.

Guests staying at Mchenja can choose whether they want to view their wildlife on foot or from an open gameviewing vehicle.

In addition to the ebony grove at camp there are two other stunning groves close by, as is the case with Kakuli, the gameviewing in this area is superb and night drives are usually very worthwhile.

Mchenja is the perfect destination to complete a walking or driving safari that has combined stays at a number of our bush camps. Alternatively, those guests seeking a little more comfort and pampering may choose to combine a longer stay here, with a number of nights at Chinzombo, our new ultra luxury bush camp on the banks of the Luangwa River.

John Kasonga is the guide/manager at Mchenja and his encyclopedic knowledge of the plants, animals and small things of the Luangwa will make your safari one to remember.

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Time + Tide Luwi | South Luangwa National Park

Feel a million miles away at this remote bush camp in walking safari heaven!

Sip your coffee by the campfire as the sun rises over the horizon. Venture out on foot in search of elusive roan antelope, eland and wild dogs. Listen to lion and hyena calls in the inky black night.

An oasis set deep in the heart of South Luangwa National Park, with no other camps for miles around, Time + Tide Luwi is named after the seasonal, temporary river that flows nearby between January and April.

Its five cosy rooms are nestled under a grove of ancient mahogany trees overlooking a floodplain that attracts hippos and elephants. Rebuilt every year, they’re designed to fully immerse guests in the bush experience. Each has a feather-top bed, open air en-suite bathroom and a peaceful outdoor seating area for watching the wildlife wander by.

Take a nap in the hammock beside the main lounge, enveloped in tranquillity. Enjoy a pre-dinner gin and tonic in the inviting open-air bar. Relive your favourite moments of the day over a delicious Zambian-inspired meal in the wild.

Nearby, a wildlife hide overlooks a lively oxbow lagoon—perfect for photography. Combine safari walks with day and night game drives to explore everything the bush has to offer.

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Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp | Lower Zambezi

Venture to the edge of a mighty river in the shadow of a mountain escarpment, where you’ll feel right at home under a shady grove of trees. Wake up from a peaceful nap to the sound of an elephant rubbing against the side of your tent as it lumbers past.

Dotted along the riverbank, Time + Tide Chongwe is set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers which wind through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife like lions, leopards and wild dog.

Its nine classic tents are designed to make the most of what Mother Nature provided. Each has a panoramic view along the Chongwe River, a spacious open-air bathroom, a porch with comfortable lounge chairs, and features local textiles and handcrafted furniture.

Every day our team serves up satisfying meals, your favourite drinks and big smiles in the relaxed main lounge. The wildlife hide is great for photography, and for spotting rare nocturnal creatures.

The small number of camps in Lower Zambezi National Park keep it free from overcrowding. The area is best known for its impressive variety of safari activities—enjoy game drives and walking safaris on land, take to the rivers on a boat cruise or canoeing safari, or to try your hand at tiger fishing.

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Spoken Languages: English

No. Rooms: 9

Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife

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