The Lugenda Wildlife Reserve, in the Niassa province of Northern Mozambique, is an untouched and undiscovered 42 000 square kilometre expanse of wilderness. Lugenda Bush Camp is situated within this magnificent reserve, on the eastern bank of the Lugenda River, amongst the Ngalongue Mountains (towering insilbergs or island mountains). The Serra Mecula is positioned across from the camp. It was on Mecula Mountain that Paul Von Lettow Vorbeck and his men held up towards the end of their incredible First World War East African Campaign against 1.5 million allied troops, finally arriving in Zambia still undefeated at the end of the war. There are sacred sites on the mountain, and Batwa (Pigmy) paintings, possibly dating back 4 000 years, have recently been found in the Reserve.
The area is well-suited to game drives, and each vehicle accommodates 8 guests per vehicle. The game drives and game walks are directed by qualified guides. It is a birders’ paradise and big game such as elephant, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and zebra abound. Other game such as impala, wildebeest, hippo, lion, leopard, warthogs and spotted hyena can also be seen. We also offer exciting mokoro excursions down the river.
8 luxury East-African style tents, located about 40m from the Lugenda River: 6 Kings & 2 Twins
All tents are fully mosquito-screened and have an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, ceiling fans, hair dryer, safe, international plug points as well as a deck
To get to Lugenda Wildernss Camp there are scheduled transfers to from Pemba Airport are operated via light aircraft transfer (duration: +/- 90 minutes)
Due to the rainy season in the area, Lugenda Wilderness Camp is operational annually between mid-May and beginning December (dependant on the annual rains).