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Date Place Comment
Crocodile Camp

Nice camping spots under the baobab trees. Has brai, electricity outlets (runs on generator in the evening for a few hours), hot shower (donkey). Restaurant has a good cook. No menu but some propositions when the times come to order. We had spaghetti Bolognese with meat ball and fresh salad for 13000tsh, it was perfectly prepared.

The Old Kisolanza Farm House

All of the othet comments still apply.
Beware: CASH ONLY although prices are quite high in this place. We arrived by bicycle and could stay only 2 nights because our cash was limited.
The staff is very friendly, especially Leila the manager who also takes care of the spa. We could use some of their cooking gear.
We were able to order only the stater and the desert for 6$ instead of the whole meal for 18$. the cook is amazing, he makes great food!!

Bongo Camping

Nice camp site on grass and friendly staff.
There is possibility to order food (Chapati are quite good)
Ablution bloc is completely run down. No hot water, the solar heating boiler is broken and a cascade of water runs all day and night because all the taps are broken, even the main one... what a waste!

Mala Green (MG) Campsite Park

Not obvious from the road. Go down the ditch at the small round sign, follow the "dirt road" to the camp.
Alfred the owner is very friendly. Still no hot shower, food and drinks on request.

Mala Green (MG) Campsite Park

Off the road, access by driving down the ditch at the small sign. Small path doesn't look like a road at first.
Very nice and quiet. Alfred the owner is very friendly. Still no hot water, food on request.

Vwaza Rest Camp

Still as mentioned. Cheaper to take a chalet and camp in front.
Hot shower is available and they do have wood.
view on the lake is extraordinary. We had big groups of hypos sleeping not far, at 6am around 100 buffalos crossed in front of the camp, at 11am we had a dozen elephant coming out way. No need to drive in the park, the wild life comes to you. To book a chalet, call Issac the ranger +265991532201 or +265881478275

Chintheche Inn Lodge & Campsite

very nice campsite with brai electricity hot shower etc. nice beach and lots of space.
Food is really not great, you expect much better for a place like this.
Staff very friendly. Pool not for camping guests

Ngala Beach

Nice camp and all as mentioned. They take these huge overland trucks, so be prepared to be invaded.
There is basically no food unless you order in advance, not even breakfast.
Everything is all nice and perfect, but somehow it lacks atmosphere

Palms Lodge

Simple but nice resthouse with affordable rooms with ensuite bathrooms (hot shower). Single at 5000 MK, twin and double at 8000 to 10'000. Price per room including small breakfast.
The staff is nice and there is a real effort on the decoration.
Restaurant serves the basic nshima or rice with chicken or beef or beens for 1500MK. Not worse or better than somewhere else.
large parking, all fenced with gate, guard at entrance and all night. Away from bars, so relatively quiet.

Dedza Pottery

Everything as described in the previous rating. Visa payment is available until 5:30pm.
Order food as you check in so you get it without waiting when you sit for dinner. Cheese cake is a killer, apple pie follows just behind.
There's a fire place in the restaurant, which is nice in winter.

Makwembo Internet

Internet café with decent speed. Wifi, fixed computers, printing, scanning.
Very friendly owner.
Wifi was 20 ZMK for an hour

Camp for bicycliste under the antena

Fenced sandy area guarded by 2 friendly men working by shifts of 4 weeks. They are used to hosting bicyclistes as there is no safe accomodation between Elephant Sands and Pandamatenga. They said about 3 per year. Pit toilet, no shower, bring your own water as their supply comes only every 2 weeks. You can climb up the antena for the view. Free

Nata River bed

Don't bother staying as the old runned down caming thar is 50 before the turn off to this place. the bush camp site is really nice. Some locals come to have a walk or wash the laundry. No crocodiles in the river. Plenty of wood for the fire. I wouldn't trust the water, bring your own

Bush camp

around that area, a small foot path goes south leading 50m from the road to a large open area. Ground is hard, cannot access with car, we were on bicycles. lots of wood, no water, beautiful place to watch the stars.
We had the visit of a few zebras at dusk, otherwise very quiet.
This camp is not fenced, so the basic rules for bush camping applies; make a fire, no light in the tent, look around for shining eyes at night before getting out of the tent

Drifters Maun Camp

Nice camping spots on grass, beautiful view on the river. We saw flocks of thousands of birds feeding at dusk. Heard hypos at night.
Managers are nice, the woman at the reception was very unwelcoming, lazy and undriendly though. Ablution bloc is a bit old, but worked fine.


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