Time + Tide Mchenja

South Luangwa

Mchenja, meaning "ebony", occupies a stunning setting beneath a magnificent grove of these trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. It is just a short morning's walk upstream from Kakuli Bush Camp and is in an area teaming with wildlife.

Overlooking a wide river expanse, Time + Tide Mchenja is wonderful for watching large herds of elephants crossing the Luangwa River.  This is Time and Tide’s most luxurious bushcamp – and it combines very well with a stay at one of their other more rustic bushcamps or in combination with Chinzombo. 

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Time + Tide Mchenja

Situated deep in the heart of the National Park, beneath a grove of ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Approximately two and a half hour’s road transfer from Mfuwe Airport.

Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.


4 Luxury Tents under thatched roof and 1 Family Villa with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Room features include:

Indoor ball and claw bath tubs, open air bathroom with shower, basins and flush toilet
Private open seating area
Large decks overlook the Luangwa River

Family Tent Layout Interior Tent Interior Tent with bath Open Air Bathroom

Small pool alongside the bar within the thatched main chitenje
Central dining area, Bar and Lounge
Common Fireplace for tea-coffee early morning before your game activity and in the evening for drinks before and after dinner

Lounge Campfire Lounge Open Air Dining

Inclusive game drives and walking safaris. You can walk between Mchenja and Kakuli.

Extra – private guide and sleep outs


Game Drives Walking Safaris Leopard Kill Sleep Out Carmine Bee Eaters Zebra and Giraffe Walking with Giraffe Lion

Children of 8 years and older are welcome (younger have to be done though on request)

Private guide might be needed depending on ages

There is 1 Family Room

Mchenja camp is open 20th May to 7th November

Time + Tide support various community projects with the main areas of focus on female empowerment, home based education, student sponsorship, wildlife conservation and health and hygiene. They support Kapani school.

Time + Tide also support Conservation South Luangwa

For more information and details on their projects please visit https://timeandtidefoundation.org/

Health Support Kapani School Project Kapani School Project Kapani School Project

Mchenja Camp runs on solar power. There is a central charging unit in the Main area

No Wifi or network coverage 

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