About 7km north of Kaingo, at the confluence of the East Mwamba and main Mwamba rivers, lies Kaingo's satellite bushcamp, Mwamba. Driving to the camp is a lovely approach as the rivers are usually dry and sandy, and the banks open and green. The reed-and-thatch chalets are shaded within a grove of ebonies (Diospyros mespiliformis
), where there are some particularly beautiful trees, and have large gauze panels on the roof, enabling guests to enjoy the sky and stars without leaving their beds. Each has a large outdoor bathroom, with a hot shower and a flush toilet.
Activities centre on walking safaris, and there's an area of mopane forest nearby, as well as ebony groves and grasslands. It's one of South Luangwa's best areas for Cookson's wildebeest, and eland are also often sighted around here. This area was very picturesque and full of game when I last visited, early in June, and there was an amazing baobab nearby which has been struck by lightening, hollowed out, eaten by elephants… and yet still lived!