Mwaleshi Camp

Mwaleshi Camp is in the wild North Luangwa National park located on a bend of the Mwaleshi River upstream of the confluence with the Luangwa River.

Mwaleshi Camp is a wonderfully exclusive bush camp that has been operating for many years in the wilderness of the North Luangwa. With a total focus on walking, this camp will appeal to travellers who wish to spend several days exploring on foot. Game viewing concentrations are not as high as within the South Luangwa, but walks can still be very exciting with healthy lion, elephant, wild dog and buffalo populations, and with very few other camps in the park, you are almost guaranteed to have the bush to yourself. Owned and run by Remote Africa Safaris (Tafika), standards of food and service are very food, and guiding is always excellent.


Mwaleshi accommodates up to six guests in four reed and bamboo thatched chalets overlooking the Mwaleshi River. The chalets have clay/sand floors, roll down bamboo blinds and mosquito nets which cover the bed. Open air en suite…


The North Luangwa National Park covers an area of 4,500 sq. kilometres, and contains just three small bush camps. The park has only been open to visitors for the last decade or so. Around half the size of its ‘Southern’ counterpart…


Mwaleshi is not suitable for young children and only accepts children 12 years and above. We would actually suggest it is only suitable for children 15 years and above who are keen walkers and wildlife enthusiasts, and we would suggest…

Conservation & community

Remote Africa Safaris, owners of Mwaleshi Camp, operate the Tafika Fund which sees $5 a day for each guests’ stay go to the programmes operated by the Fund. Through donations from guests, tour operators and Remote Africa Safaris…

LocationNorth Luangwa National Park
AccessCharter flight or Shared air transfer into Mwaleshi (usually from Mfuwe or Lukuzi in South Luangwa)
OpenMid-June to October
Camp StyleBush camp
FocusWalking / Birding / Big game / Wilderness
Children12 years +
ActivitiesWalking only (there is one vehicle available for transfers and occasional drives)
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsNo (unless camp booked exclusively)
Off-road DrivingYes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms4 thatched chalets
Family AccommodationNo
BathroomOutdoor – Flush toilet / Bucket shower
Power for chargingCommunal charging
HairdryerNot possible
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsNot accepted