If you love walking in a vast, unspoilt wilderness, stay in rustic accommodation and indulge in hearty meals, then Mwaleshi Camp is the place for you.
Mwaleshi Camp is situated on a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River, a clear water perennial stream feeding the Luangwa River in North Luangwa National Park. This area of Zambia is renowned for its large population of lion, huge herds of buffalo, and endemic Cookson's Wildebeest. The remoteness of North Park Luangwa National Park is enhanced by the lack of roads. Miles from anywhere, the outside world melts away as nature surprises, delights and soothes the senses. The majority of activities are done on foot, following existing animal trails.
A wonderful day trip to the Mwaleshi Falls, upstream of the camp, is a highlight for longer stays, otherwise stupendous walking opportunities abound. Enjoy the freedom of Africa's limitless expanse on foot, accompanied by an experienced manager/guide and an armed National Park scout. Every walk is a chance to spot elephant, hippos, antelope, over 400 species of birds, and a whole host of predators including hyena, lions, and African wild dog.
With just four thatched chalets rebuilt annually out of natural materials and uninterrupted views of Mwaleshi River... the camp offers you a genuine feeling of solitude and seclusion.
The en-suite bathrooms, with separate roofed flush toilet, are open air, shaded by trees; their soft sand floors covered with rattan mats. The main mess area at Mwaleshi Camp is raised up on the riverbank, with views out onto the peaceful Mwaleshi River. Steps cut into the riverbank lead to a firepit at the river’s edge, where two well-placed sun loungers under a thatched shelter are lapped by the shallow water. The river is usually shallow enough to be a safe and very refreshing place to cool off. Meals include an early morning light buffet before departing on your morning game walk, a buffet lunch and a delicious dinner under the night skies in the company of fellow guests and guides. After dinner, drinks and safari stories around the campfire are the perfect way to conclude your day.