Mwamba’s Last Waterhole Hide

Exclusive to Mwamba’s guests, this hide is located directly on an active waterhole, though busy all season at different times, it is most spectacular from late August when all the other water in the area has dried up. This waterhole provides fantastic opportunities to watch different species of game coming in to drink. The stage remains constant but the players change throughout the day – it is very easy to while away hours in this hide watching the ever-changing show. In September and October many guests will opt out of morning and afternoon activities to just stay seated in the Last Waterhole Hide all day!

Just a short walk from the main area of Mwamba, the Last Waterhole Hide is walking distance from all of Mwamba’s thatch chalets. With free access to the hide, guests can wander across during the day when they are in camp. One of the particularly well known times for the hide is in the mornings between 8 and 9am.

  • STORY: During September 2014, a male lion known to us as Ringo took up residence in front of our “last waterhole hide” at Mwamba Bush Camp. Our guests had so many close sightings of Ringo from the security of the Mwamba photographic hide during the season, one, in particular, we will never forget. We found Ringo hanging from the muzzle of a feisty, female buffalo. What followed over the next few hours can only be described as an epic battle between two gladiators fighting to the death. This is some of the unbelievable footage we captured from this sighting. Watch the footage here.

  • TIP: If you’re a birding enthusiast, be sure to spend some time here, this incredible hide gets more than 25 different bird species in a day, and the most famous of them all is the incredible Lilian’s Lovebirds.