Situated at a bend in the Mwaleshi River, this small camp is set under some welcome shade. It is surrounded by plains areas, and all the chalets have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. (Note some have the bedroom above, on a raised platform, and the bathroom below.) Hammocks are available for relaxing during the heat of the day, and when it is cooler game viewing is done on foot – with only the occasional drive.
The camp's owned and managed by Mark Harvey – brother of Charlie Harvey who runs Shiwa Ng'andu; if he's around, then Mark's is a very experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining guide who was born and brought up at Shiwa, and speaks a number of the local languages fluently.
Buffalo is good value and more offbeat than the other two camps in the park; having an exceedingly laid-back attitude to your time here is a prerequisite to enjoying it! If you're driving yourself through the park, and want to stop for a night or two, then it's the obvious choice of camp here.