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Solwezi, Zambia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank SabineSAM
Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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... More 

Lilongwe, Malawi
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Timothy F
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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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31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Since we could not visit North Luangwa National Park - still closed in May, we decided to stay at Mutinondo Wilderness as an alternative. The gravel road turning off the Great North was well maintained - definitely the best gravel road we traveled in Zambia. Mutinondo is not a game experience but offers extremely beautiful scenery and unique vegetation. We... More 

Thank Nesi M
Inge A, Manager at Mutinondo Wilderness, responded to this review

Dear Nesi, Thanks so much for your review. We also love meeting new people at the campfire and dinner! Best, Inge More 

Moshi, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Mutinondo is small but makes up for it with amazing scenery. A walk up any of the inselbergs, but Mayense especially, gives you a very rewarding view of the other inselbergs, the pristine forest and the grassy swamps in between. The campsite is amongst the most beautiful in Zambia and has good facilities: a nice hot shower, washing basins, a... More 

Thank Rafael H
Inge A, Manager at Mutinondo Wilderness, responded to this review

Thanks Rafael! Best, Inge More 

Cologne, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

When we arrived at Mutinondo Wilderness we were welcomed by the owner and the manager showed us around. First he showed us the lodge area, with the Bar, Dining Room and the general surounding.After that he drove us, with our luggage to our Camp Site. There we had a bricked fire place with a place to store food and fire... More 

Thank g0ings0mewhereelse
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Mutinando is a wonderful property. Nothing of the stereotype of national parks, game farm or other property... It is surprisingly different and you might get lucky to see the rare roan antelopes there. There are a lots of hiking to do and you can also canoe if there is enough water. The campsites are nice and isolated. You can pick... More 

Thank Rebecca B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Privately run but very comfortable camp. The owners are extremely accommodating and their dogs will greet you. The camp has limited but free wifi, and a fully stocked bar uphill from the registration offers a wonderful overview of the granite domes also called whaleback hills or inselbergs that constitute the landscape of the Muchinga Escarpment. The bar operates on the... More 

Thank pjbphd
Mansa, Zambia
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Just had three excellent nights camping at Mutinondo. What a lovely weekend! The staff all warmly welcomed us - as did the owners and their dogs! Although we live in Zambia, this place is something else. Well-thought out, spacious camp spots and very good showers. Novelty loo, as you sit enthroned with a bird viewing window for entertainment. We treated... More 

Thank Chris S

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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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“Choose the campsite up on the hill. It's epic!!!”
 of 5 bubbles N0MADIC-BY-NATURE, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Travellers will be pleased with any of the chalets”
 of 5 bubbles 543timothyf, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Camping is in the forest, but all the cabins have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles g0ings0mewhereelse, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the campsite at the top of the hill if possible”
 of 5 bubbles riverrat205, 28 Sep 2014 | Read review
“any camp site will do. all of them has shade.”
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 of 5 bubbles SakkieRawsonville, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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