Mwaleshi Camp is an enigmatic walking camp that accommodates 6 to 8 guests within the remote North Luangwa National Park. Situated on a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River ten kilometres from the Luangwa confluence, this is a place of peace and simplicity, contrasted with stunning wildlife action. It enriches the soul and quickens the senses.
The excitement of watching hyenas hunting puku in front of camp, or observing huge herds of buffalo and the endemic Cookson’s wildebeest on foot, are some of the experiences that might draw you to Mwaleshi Camp, but the comfort of the en-suite rooms crafted around trees and the excellent cuisine are equally important factors to consider.
The accommodation consists of simple, comfortable chalets which are constructed afresh each year from reed and thatch as the camp is only open seasonally. Each chalet has solar powered electric lanterns, hand basis and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet and bucket showers with hot water readily available throughout the day. The main area offers a simple lounge and dining area under thatch with excellent views across the river. The camp is managed by a small enthusiastic team of staff that have a passion and knowledge of the area which is passed on to all guests during their stay.
Activities focus solely on walking safaris and walks are generally of 3-4 hour duration and taken at a leisurely pace, stopping for refreshments on route. The terrain in North Luangwa is fairly flat but occasionally uneven and often included is a visit to Mwaleshi Falls and the confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa Rivers for a cooling off dip in the shallow waters. The camp manager will be your guide and host, assisted on walking safaris by an armed national parks scout. Limited access roads facilitate exploring further a field by vehicle.