• Mayense main campsite
    Mayense main campsite
  • Dish-washing sinks are provided
    Dishwashing facilites are provided
  • View from the Nsaka
    View from the Nsaka
  • Campsite, Mutinondo, Braii, Picnic Table, Bench, Wilderness, Secluded, Tranquil, Zambia, Muchinga
    Each campsite has a braai and picnic bench
  • Wash-basins at Mayense main camp
    Wash-basins at Mayense main camp

Mayense Main Camp

We have 8 separate campsites of varying size, many of which are also suitable for vehicles with roof-top tents.

All campsites - including the campsite room - have their own braai/barbecue area, including picnic benches/tables, with access to wood-boiler heated showers, dish-washing areas, toilets and basins.

Maps for hiking are available for free from the reception - please ask when checking in. Camping guests are also welcome to make use of the honesty bar at the main camp, and book breakfast, lunch and dinner from the lodge restaurant.

Campsites

Site 1 has capacity for max. 4 persons, and is not suitable not for vehicles with roof top tents.

Site 2 has capacity for max. 16 persons, and is also suitable for vehicles with roof top tents.

Site 3 has capacity for max. 6 persons, and is also suitable for vehicles with roof top tents.

Site 4 has capacity for max. 2 persons, and is not suitable for vehicles with roof top tents.

Site 5 has capacity for max. 4 persons, and is also suitable for vehicle with roof top tent.

Site 6 has capacity for max. 4 persons, and is also suitable for vehicle with roof top tent.

Site 7 has capacity for max. 8 persons, and is also suitable for vehicle with roof top tent.

Site 8 (Nsaka) has capacity for max. 12 persons, and is also suitable for vehicle with roof top tent. This site includes the Nsaka - a thatched shelter with an inside fireplace, kitchen, seating, storage and spectacular views.

Complimentary firewood is provided to all campers. 

 

Facilities

The facilities are centrally located between all campsites.

Hot showers are available; please request assistance from a member of staff if the boiler is not on. There are also handwashing basins and a dish-washing area. 

There are five toilets around the central facilities area. Toilet paper is provided. 

 

Bar, Meals and Dining

Campers are welcome to make use of the honesty bar at the main lodge, as well as the books and games present there. Please make sure that you make a note of your drinks on the tab provided, so that these can be added to your bill, and that games or books are put away when you are finished with them. 

The following meals are available upon request from the main lodge restaurant:

  • Breakfast: Cereal, Fruit and Cooked Breakfast - $15.00
  • Lunch: Cold Meat, Cheese, Salad, Bread and Pickles - $15.00
  • Supper: Three courses (Soup, Self-service main, Dessert) - $25.00

Meals should be booked in reception no less than 4 hours in advance. Meals are fixed menu, but most dietary requirements can be catered to; these should be noted at the time of booking meals. 

 

Campsite Room

This small, thatched oval room has two single beds and a mosquito net with mattresses, bedding and towels provided. It can be booked for $35 pppn.

 

Swimming

Swimming is safe as there are no crocodiles or hippos, and bilharzia is not known from the Musamfushi and Mutinondo rivers. Please respect the currents near waterfalls and when the river is in flood, as they can be strong and dangerous.

We also ask that you be aware that riverside rocks can be steep and slippery, and take care when getting in and out. 

 

Refuse

As guests are probably aware, plastic and metal waste can be hazard for wildlife and the environment, even if buried or burnt. We do not have a waste-collection service at Mutinondo Wilderness, so we ask that campers take any non-compostable waste that they generate away with them - so please bring suitable bins or bags for this purpose. Compostable waste - such as food, cardboard and paper (but please no glossy paper) - can be disposed of in the bins provided. 

Thank for helping us to keep the Mutinondo Wilderness Area pristine.