Mwaleshi Camp – North Luangwa – Zambia
The camp has just 4 rustic chalets strung along the banks of the Mwaleshi River in the remote North Luangwa National Park in Zambia. This camp is for those seeking the ultimate wilderness experience in one of the continent’s most untouched parks. Only open from June to October each year the park is famous for its truly wild nature and exceptional walking safaris.
Each of the 4 chalets are built entirely of natural materials at the beginning of each safari season, using the least impactful methods. The thatched chalets have en-suite bathrooms open to the star-lit African skies and uninterrupted views of the Mwaleshi River. The emphasis of the whole camp is providing comfort while treading lightly, and they manage to do just that!
Zambia is home of the walking safaris, and North Luangwa is prime walking territory. Activities at Mwaleshi focus on daily walking safaris which are always lead by an experienced Remote Africa Safaris guide, an armed National Park scout and accompanied by a tea bearer. Walking provides a unique insight into the savannah and every sense in heightened when you feel part of your environment.
A little extra…
Rather than be limited by the remoteness of it’s location, Mwaleshi embraces it and gets creative! What better places for sundowners in the heat of the late afternoon, than in the river with your feet being cooled by the passing water! If that’s not enough, the river also doubles as the camp “pool”!
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Accommodation in rustic chalets
Selection of local drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Twice daily walking safari with expert guides (limited 4×4 safaris are also included – usually pre and post the walking safaris)
Return airstrip transfers
Statutory National Park Fees and VAT.
Travel to and from the Mwaleshi Airstrip
Select premium beverages and champagnes
Gratuities for camp staff and guides
Premium wines (need to be requested in advance)
Large herds of buffalo and pods of hippo
Huge flocks of carmine bee-eaters August-October
When to visit:
January – May: Camp Closed
June – July: Start of the winter months, sunny skies and warm days but cool nights.The bush is still largely green but turning drier. Low season rates apply.
August – October: Late dry season, temperatures warming up and extremely hot by October. This is the prime game viewing period, as the wildlife begins to congregate around remaining water sources. The Carmine bee-eaters are nesting in the river banks. Supply of rooms is low, make sure to book in advance for this time of year.
November – December: Usually marks the arrival of summer rains with higher temperatures. The bush starts turning green, migratory birds return and many animals give birth to their young.
Mwaleshi Camp is in an area that experiences malaria – please consult your doctor regarding anti-malaria prophylactics.
June – Average High 29ºC (85ºF) / Average Low 10ºC (50ºF) / Average days with rain 0
August – Average High 31ºC (88ºF) / Average Low 12ºC (54ºF) / Average days with rain 0
October – Average High 36ºC (95ºF) / Average Low 20ºC (68ºF) / Average days with rain 1