Bush luxury at its best
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. 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 game viewing vehicle.
In addition to the ebony grove at camp there are two other stunning groves close by. The game viewing in this area is superb and night drives are usually very worthwhile.
Why we like it
- Authentic tented camp
- Small & exclusive
- Exceptional game viewing
- Stunnnig remote wilderness
- Walking safaris