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Mutinondo Wilderness

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Kitwe, Zambia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very special area'- unspoilt forests, huge rock dwalas, rivers and waterfalls. We stayed at Kankonde Camp, which is a private campsite on the Mutinondo River. The campsite consisted of : - a (very helpful) camp attendant, - a central reed 'Nsaka' which had storage space, dining table and 8 chairs (great when it rains!) - a well...

Thank Audr112
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Mutinondo is a very rustic lodge, on the hills of northern Zambia, on the Great North road to TZ border and is 612ks from Lusaka, the last 25ks on gravel, but good road. Simplicity is the highlight of Mutinondo living. The staff, headed by Frank and Inge are very helpful. If you look for a good time exploring the wilderness,...

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Inge A, Manager at Mutinondo Wilderness, responded to this review

Thanks Raj, it was great to have you and your family. Hope to see you again.

Lusaka Province, Zambia
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We spent 3 nights at Mutinondo as part of the tree/mushroom course participants. It was a very pleasant wilderness experience as there is basic comfort in the middle of a remote and untouched environment. The courses were very inspiring, and we had ample time to do some mountain climbing, swimming and exploration of the area. Its a great place for...

Thank Ruka99
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The area is absolutely stunning and we were provided with a map and directions so that we could go on some short walks, which were incredible. The campsite is well maintained and the braai area and amazing open air showers are very appreciated. It seems pricey but it's worth it. The honesty bar area is also lovely.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 11 January 2017

First of all, we only spent half an afternoon and one evening/night here, so the review is only regarding the premises - not the nature and walks. The huts are quite primitive, but clean and functioning. The restaurant is very dark and you sit along a long table together with the managers and other guests. Breakfast was fine. In general...

Thank Axel08
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We camped with our rooftop tent cars on one of the very spacious camp areas. The area is somehow covered by trees and this gives the needed shadow during the day. Ablutions and showers are very basic, but very clean and well functioning. You can surf on the wifi near reception and the "bar" area has the most beautiful view...

Thank dutchxxxx
Solwezi, Zambia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

the african spirit brought us by chance to this breath taking place in muchinga province. we stayed 6 nights there and still wanted to extend our excellent time there. the chalets and their terraces are so beautiful, the sun downer rock and the bar invite the guest to indulge there forever. climbing mount mayense it the ultimate breath taking thing...

Thank SabineSAM
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I planned to stay here a night, and stayed for three. I loved it. They have great campsites, with firewood and grills, and hand you a little map for hiking around while you stay there. The forest is exceptionally peaceful, and there are well maintained trails winding through it. In Sept./Oct. Musasi trees turn autumn red, and you can climb...

Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The wilderness area is very beautiul and the chalets are imaginatively placed with stunning views There are plenty of good walks and great opportunities for birding The room was spacious and comfortable. Meals were served with other guests and the hosts around a large family dining table. Good home cooking and lots of it There are only four chaleys so...

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We camped at Mutinondo for two nights. Facilities are excellent relative to the region. Water is potable and tastes WAY better than bottled! Staff is friendly and knowledgable. Extensive hiking trails and able to swim safely!

Thank Colleen M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eco-lodge in in 10,000 hectares of spectacular pristine miombo woodland, expansive sponge dambos, crystal clear rivers and waterfalls meandering between a cluster of majestic granite whalebacks The infrastructure consists of a small self catering camp and a main camp with a comfortable campsite and a full catering lodge with four chalets - each chalet is named after the specific local timber used in it for making the beams, fittings and furniture. The power is generated by solar, the water is pumped up to the camp by a solar pump and each chalet has its own solar water heater. * Mulombwa is our special stone chalet with a beautiful view over the valley to the East. It has a separate bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. * Musase is our family chalet. It is ensuite with a shower and toilet and the main room is divided by a low wall to create two sleeping areas. * Kayimbi is open at the front with a wonderful view to the North East over the Musamfushi valley. It is ensuite with a shower and toilet and two three-quarter beds. * Mubanga is open to the side in a sheltered position with a view to the South (standard). It is surrounded by trees and is good for birders. Ensuite shower and toilet and two three-quarter beds. * Campsite room. This is a very small oval thatched room situated on the edge of the campsite about 200m from the lodge. Just big enough for two single beds. It shares ablutions and toilets with campsites. * Mayense campsite. 5 Sites with braai facilities, one site with a large nsaka (cooking and dining shelter) with tables, and one small campsite room. Shared toilets, showers and washing up facilities. * Kankonde self catering camp. Includes a chalet with two beds and mattresses, a toilet, shower shelter, and a nsaka with tables. ... more   less 

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Address: Great North Road, Mpika 80100, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Northern Province > Mpika
Number of rooms: 4
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“If you want personal space and tranquility choose Kankonde Camp Site or a chalet; but even the main camp site was not over-crowded”
Audr112, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“there are 3 units at the main camp, far off from each other and nestled perfectly in the midst of natural surroundings”
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arajanp2016, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All chalets have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys”
Ruka99, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose the campsite up on the hill. It's epic!!!”
N0MADIC-BY-NATURE, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Travellers will be pleased with any of the chalets”
543timothyf, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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