Mchenja has long been owned by Savannah Trails, but for the last few years it has been ably run under the umbrella of Norman Carr Safaris. It stands in one of the very best locations of any camp in the Valley, beside the Luangwa River in deep shade at the end of a serenely beautiful grove of African ebony trees, Diospyros mespiliformis
. (Which, incidentally, are known as Muchenja in the local dialect of ChiNyanja.)
The accommodation consists of five raised thatched wooden chalets. These are Swiss-style A-frame in design, and each has a large open veranda at the front, and en-suite (hot) showers and flush toilet at the back, in an open-air bathroom. Inside are a double or twin beds, each with their own mosquito net and solar powered lights. Though originally these rooms weren't large, the addition of the veranda and the outside bathroom has made a huge difference, and it's now a delightful little bushcamp.
About 30km from Mfuwe, Mchenja stands opposite the Nsefu sector, between Nsefu Camp and Tena Tena. It makes a good last stop at the end of a walking safari – being an easy 10km walk (3–4 hours) from either Nsolo or Kakuli.