PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chikwenya Camp is often billed as a photographer’s paradise, and it’s easy to see why: this luxury safari lodge is set on the Zambezi river with glorious views overlooking the wildlife-scattered floodplains and, beyond that, the muscular ridges of the Rift Valley escarpment.
  • Chikwenya (Wilderness Safaris) comprises seven luxury canvas tents, built on raised wooden walkways and decks, each overlooking the spectacular floodplains, river, mountains and passing wildlife.
  • Enjoy exclusive access to a gorgeous stretch of the Zambezi, the nearby Sapi River, Chikwenya Island and beautiful woodlands on game drives and guided walks.
  • The area is home to large herds of buffalo and elephant, as well as healthy populations of hippo, lion, wild dog, leopard and zebra. Twitchers can tick off sightings like black-throated wattle-eye, red-necked falcon, eastern nicator, red-throated twinspots and Livingstone’s flycatcher.
  • Well located to enjoy the famous walking safaris which Mana Pools National Park is so renowned for.
  • Explore the mighty Zambezi by canoe or motor boat and maybe even try your hand at catch and release fishing.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Game Drives

Day and night game drives provide exclusive access to a spectacular stretch of the Zambezi River, its typical Mana Pools woodlands, the Sapi River and fertile floodplains.



Sunset Cruise

Cruise down this stretch of the Zambezi to watch the sun setting over Africa.



Wildlife by Boat

Boating is a wonderful way of seeing large numbers of waterbirds and wildlife attracted to the river and seasonal pans.



A Walk in the Woods

It’s all about experiencing Africa on foot: along the Zambezi River, amongst the riverine vegetation and under the shady trees.


Walking

It’s all about experiencing Africa on foot: along the Zambezi River, amongst the riverine vegetation and under the shady trees.



Canoeing

For the adventurous, canoeing down one of Africa’s mightiest rivers is a must.

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Chikwenya Camp Pool

Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya is a photographer’s paradise as it looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, with a backdrop provided by the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment. The camp is surrounded by a dense forest of albida and Natal mahogany trees, which provide deep shade in the heat of the day. The albidas shed their protein-rich pods during the dry season, providing vital sustenance for many species, particularly elephant. This seasonal camp offers incredible elephant sightings, great numbers of predators, as well as some of the worlds best walking safari opportunities.

Chikwenya Camp has seven spacious and luxuriously furnished tents overlooking the flood plains and the flowing waters of the mighty Zambezi River. The tents stand on low wooden decks with pine walkways linking them to the main areas which include a lounge, bar area, swimming pool and deck. With families in mind, there is also two family units available. Activities offered include day & night game drives and bush walks, boat cruises, night drives, bird watching as well as kayaking and fishing on the Zambezi for the world famous tiger fish. All activities are done with excellent experienced guides who are experts on the flora and fauna of the area. Back at the lodge, lounge by the swimming pool, try out birding on the deck or unwind as the afternoon heat dissipates with a round of sundowners.

Chikwenya’s seven tents (including two family units) stand on low wooden decks with pine walkways linking them to the raised main area. The lounge, dining and bar area are places of hospitality and relaxation, and a pool and deck offer alternate spaces to enjoy the scenery and passing wildlife.

Chikwenya Camp Tent
Chikwenya Camp Bathroom

Tent

Chikwenya’s seven tents (including two family units) stand on low wooden decks with pine walkways linking them to the raised main area. The lounge, dining and bar area are places of hospitality and relaxation, and a pool and deck offer alternate spaces to enjoy the scenery and passing wildlife.

Chikwenya Camp Family Tent

Family Tent

The lounge, dining and bar area are places of hospitality and relaxation, and a pool and deck offer alternate spaces to enjoy the scenery and passing wildlife.

Chikwenya Camp Dining

Dining

Chikwenya Camp Dining Table
Chikwenya Camp Food

Dining Table

Spend an afternoon beside the pool on the upstairs deck where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and the view over the river. Head to the swimming pool to pass the heat of the afternoon or work up an appetite in the open-air gym, which has free weights and a stationary bike.

Chikwenya Camp Pool

Pool

Right on the banks of the river is the main swimming pool, deck, fire pit and bar.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Mana Pools , Zimbabwe 
Nearest Airport
Charles Prince Airport, Zimbabwe
Local Currency
British Pound, US Dollars, Euro, South African Rand
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
English, Shone, Northern Ndebele
Best time to go
Best visited between May through October

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