Mama Rula's | Established Campground

Zambia

Details

Last Visited: about 1 month ago
GPS: -13.58225, 32.60981
Altitude: 1068.6 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: No

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Description

Camp just outside Chipata, best stop before heading to South Luangwa. Bar and restaurant. Individual toilets and showers (not always hot)
Note: At the Engen fuel station in Chipata you can pay with credit card.

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An ok campsite for a stopover, but a bit overpriced. We paid 300kw and only 1 shower was working and the toilets were not clean. Hotel just down the road offers rooms for less. The owners were not very welcoming and we got the impression they lost their passion for the campsite and were just putting in minimum effort. The staff that takes care of the campsite was very friendly and tried to make the most of it. We were allowed to use the restaurant kitchen which is was a big plus.

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USE THESE COORDINATES WHEN ENTERING THE GRAVEL ROAD TOWARDS THE CAMPSITE

There are two entrances using the M12. The Bad Road and the well maintained gravel road.

Use the below GPS coordinates to enter the gravel road….. Not Google Maps.

S 13 35 9070

E 032 36 2765

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Awesome campsite with rooms, bar and resturant.

Camping 150kwa (7USD) pppn

We paid 300kwa (14USD) per room (double or 2 singles) with ensuite shower and toilet.

Good bar as well with local beers 15kwa (0.75USD) and a 500g t bone cooked perfectly for 230kwa (10USD).

Definately recommended!

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We stayed here in a chalet for K600. The room was comfortable and clean. We had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant. A great place to stop in Chipata.

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After many nights of bushcamping and guesthouse rooms, it was a pleasure to stay at a "real" campsite again, at a reasonable price (150 kw ppn) and even with bar and restaurant. We left twice and came back twice after getting supplies and spare parts in Chipata, and stayed for 3 nights in total. Friendly senior owners, staff and dogs, and good cooking (everything cooked fresh when ordered). Also a place to meet other travelers, even in these times...

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We were very happy to find this place after the chaos of Chipata. As previously described it felt like an oasis just out of Chipata. We stayed on our way to South Luangwa.

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It is like an oasis after a rough drive from Muyombe. We are the only people tonight. Quiet and peaceful. We ordered T-bone from the restaurant and the chef cook it to perfection. We are glad to support them during the trying COVID 19 times where travellers are few. Hot showers and clean toilets. Very basic but adequate. Beatrice was welcoming. We enjoyed our stay!

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Basic campiste, rather neglected with braai falling apart. Ablutions basic but clean. No hot water. Sports bar, nice full English bfast for 40kwacha. By far the most unfriendly owners we met after 3 months of touring Africa (came to the bar as we were waiting for bfast, we were alone and they didn't even say hello to us). At least 5 dogs, one of them peed on our tent so be on the lookout. Paid 138.50 kwacha pppn.

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Some feedback after my previous entry. Was not so peaceful after all. The people living there constantly hoot impatiently for someone to come open the gate all the time. It is very annoying. Showers doesn't drain but water is hot. Cleaning of toilets isn't a huge priority. Food is tasty but didn't like that they put chicken skin and everything else of a chicken on the chicken pizza. Quite fine for an overnight stay and the best option around. Stayed 3 nights and never met anyone except the barman.

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Neat camp with braai area, restaurant and bar. Was peaceful and shady with a plug in point near the rooms, fireplace area or ablutions. We decided to stay the weekend and not drive on a Saturday. Glad we did.

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Lovely campsite under trees and very quiet. Showers and toilets. All very pleasant.

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The price has gone up, 102 kwz pp. Hot showers, toilets. Nice for a one night stop over.

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This was a nice place to stay over, very secure with good fasilities and bar, got loads of advice from the owner on the border crossing, very helpfull.

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As described before. There are a few sockets where you can plug in, at the ablution block and at the bar. No electricity at sites.

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Quiet place after an easy border crossing from Malawi, Kw80 for camping, hot showers and great burgers! Great stopover for a night and for those wanting a bar with some rugby on tv this is an easy place. Wifi is Kw25 per 1gig and its fast and working!

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We stayed one night after border crossing coming from malawi. Overland truck was there but it was no problem because the area is big enough to find a quit place. 8$ or 96 Kwacha which was a good exchange rate at that time.
We liked that place.

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All was clean when we stayed here. showers were hot, WiFi was working (you need to buy a voucher), food was good. 8 USD pppn.

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Nice campsite, quiet and rural from town, could do with a slight update on loos and showers as they seem neglected, good food and well stocked bar

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It’s a good stopover in Chipata. We were the only ones. It was 80 kwacha per person. You can choose your spot. Clean ablutions with hot showers.

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Mama Rulas was a perfect spot for a stopover when coming or going to Malawi. Green with a lot of shadow, good food, good bar, shower was Africa hot, facilities clean, no problem to fill up our watertanks. 👍

Note: At the Engen Fuel Station in Chipata you can pay with credit card.

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Overpriced and overcrowded. We shared the campsite with three Overland trucks, therefore very loud and busy. The area was a little bit dirty and smells bad because of the dogs around. ZKW 120pppn

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Okay place for a stopover of 1 night. Currently no internet available. Good food in restaurant, but insane large portions (i.e rumpsteak of 1 kg per per portion, which we obviously shared and it was still way too much). 90kw pppn.

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Bit Run down. Showers and Toilets have. seen better days. Camping OK for One night. 90 KW pp. no Internet.

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Not really a great place but ok for one night, price 90 kwacha

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Very pleasant stop over to Malawi. Secure, beautiful campsite. Friendly staff.

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Make sure you camp in the far corner, so you won't be annoyed by the overlanders.
They have a washing machine if you need some things properly washen.
If you into Rugby, then this is definitely the right place to end up for watching the games.

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Campsite down a track, camping under trees, when we were there (only guests) they had just watered the grounds and it was very muddy. Very basic ablutions, we were told which shower to use as only one had hot water, decent bar where he had the FA Cup final on TV. Camping 90kw pppn, decent stop over on way to South Luanga NP

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Drive through the overlander area to the corner of the site. There it is much nicer and quieter.

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Nice and quiet location under trees, facilities lousy

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Spacious campsite just outside Chipata with many trees. WiFi charged separately. .

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Campsite on grass under trees. Cool parrots who chat and squawk! Good ablutions. Bar and Restaurant. Paid for wifi

Cost:ZKW35

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70 ZMK Great camp just outside Chipata, perfect stop before heading to South Luangwa. Pool,bar, restaurant.Individual toilets and showers (not always hot)

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Clean friendly campsite with a nice bar

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