Africa’s Best Place To Hide

Once a hiding spot for poachers, Derek had the vision to develop a bush camp on this site to ensure the safety of the wildlife in our surrounding areas – so Mwamba was born.

Mwamba is the location of one of Shenton Safaris’ most famous hides, the Last Waterhole Hide, and is truly Africa’s Best Place to Hide in more ways than one!

Set on the banks of the Mwamba River, the site has four chalets uniquely designed with soaring skylights allowing you to experience sleeping under the stars. These reed and thatch ensuite bungalows also have solar fans and lighting, outdoor flush toilets, plumbed cold water and hot water bucket showers. The bush-style “chitenge” is set under the deep shade of huge ebony trees. A spectacular sunset viewing point on top of a large termite mound and a glowing campfire under the stars completes the camp’s friendly and personal atmosphere.


Mwamba’s chalets are created with interwoven bamboo walls and thatch roofing and have a viewing deck over the dry Mwamba River and complete private outdoor ensuite bathroom. All are accessed by a path network that runs behind the chalets to maximise privacy. All share in the rustic simplicity of the design of the camp with beautiful copper accents.

Large fly-wired skylights provide incredible views of the night sky, and the complete absence of generator noise (we’re big fans of solar power) means nothing but the wild Zambian night with leopard calls, lions roars or the incredible owls that visit regularly.

The outdoor bathrooms are a truly stunning addition to your safari experience, with each chalet taking its name from the surrounding flora. Gardenia, Fig, Ebony and Sausage all have incredible outdoor showers immersed into the wild.

Guests can enjoy the private access to Mwamba’s in-camp hide, the Last Waterhole Hide, just a short walking distance from all chalets.

Mwamba runs on 100% solar power.

The camp has 24/7 lighting.

All chalets have an outdoor shower.

All chalets have a lockbox.

All beds have mosquito nets.

All water is pumped from our very own underground springwater source and is extremely safe to drink.

Each chalet has charging stations equipped with international adaptors, that run 24/7.

With plumbed cold water, the hot water is delivered in bucket showers. All hot water is heated with slow-burning, fallen wood. We cut no trees.

We pride ourselves on being a wifi-free location, come to us to disconnect.

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