Chikwenya Camp

Classic safari experience at Mana Pools and Chikwenya Camp

It’s time to splash out and try this exclusive Zimbabwe experience in the magnificence of the Mana Pools National Park World Heritage Site, a classic safari experience that is Chikwenya Camp. Find this authentic African destination on the banks of the exquisite Zambezi River that forms the beautiful boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

Chikwenya is the name of a female ruler of the local community who was buried nearby under a huge old baobab tree. These people love their heritage and believe in wildlife conservation as much as you and we do.

Chikwenya eco camp nestles in Mana Pools in its own concession and is one of the original camps offering safaris here in Mana Pools and on the Zambezi River. Just 7 luxury tents (5 for coupes and 2 for families) invite families to experience the bushveld in its true wild state and couples will also enjoy the romance of tranquil nature and hands on attention by professional staff and game rangers. Neat pine boardwalks link the canvas chalets with the main elevated lounge, bar, dining area and a very inviting swimming pool and sun deck for those hot Zimbabwe days.

Chikwenya Camp is owned by Wilderness Safaris who have revamped the camp and enhanced the mod cons and unforgettable game viewing experience. Solar power drives the energy here and guests can get up close to birds on boating safaris and see the sun set from the middle of the Zambezi. 

Enjoy early game drives to catch the big cats out getting breakfast and see elephant herds all day wandering around camp, while hippos grunt and plenty of plains game pop in on their way past. The Mana Pools World Heritage Site is packed with rare and exciting animals and birds so take your camera along and immerse yourself in this sensory experience. 

Chikwenya is known as a fantastic multi activity safari camp because you can go on 4×4 vehicles to game view, on boats, on foot and into hides dotted around for secret spotting of awesome charismatic species. Voyage2Africa promises unparalleled packages to this part of southern Africa with added value in the transfers and flights as inclusions if you prefer.

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Overview

Take time to experience a few days at the amazing Chikwenya Camp down in the heart of the spectacular Mana Pools National Park World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe, a game reserve known for its mind blowing biodiversity and sensory beauty.

This camp is remote and closes during the rainy season, fitting perfectly into the cycle of life here in the wilderness. This Zimbabwe safari destination is renowned for its world class walking safaris taking guests deep into the wilderness to see animals and tiny critters up close, in food webs so complex that humans feel really insignificant! 

Choose one of 7 luxury tented chalets resting under tall gracious indigenous trees with tranquil panoramic views over the floodplains of the Zambezi River. The Zambian escarpment meets the eyes on the other side, a wonderful view to rest the gaze on at sunrise and sunset. Families and couples are welcome to enjoy the indoor and outdoor showers, bathtubs, double beds, private decks – and the two family suites have their own plunge pools too. 

Wander down lovely pine walkways to meet friends at the main lounge and dining areas, all open plan beside the swimming pool and game viewing decks. Stroll under the tall mahogany trees for a while before dining under the stars around a blazing boma fire while the chef conjures up traditional and wholesome foods. Birdwatchers will be in heaven at the wealth of species here and canoeing safaris are a must as guests get closer to all wildlife on the water. Maybe throw a line and hook a huge Tiger fish?

Wilderness Safaris has indeed created a valuable addition to their portfolio in this Mana Pools escape where game viewing is the focus and delightful accommodation an added bonus. Pro game rangers and staff add huge value to your Zimbabwe safari experience too to remember to ask us about our combo tours into Africa where you can see Chikwenya Camp as part of a multi destination package deal.

Voyage2Africa loves Mana Pools and the Zambezi River and we recommend the thrills and spills of staying in a rustic yet chic camp in the heart of the bushveld in a country that cares about its wildlife. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Chikwenya Camp

From $1,506

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Day and night game drives
  • Canoeing
  • Walking safaris
  • Birding
  • Catch and release fishing
  • River Cruises
  • Star gazing

Bedroom area of the accommodation at Chikwenya Camp
that include this property

Facilities

  • 7 Tented suites in total: 5 Standard suites – king size bed; 2 Family suites – one king size and one twin-bedded room
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Indoor bath
  • Single vanity and toilet
  • Electronic safe
  • Mosquito nets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Lounge
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Private veranda with sunken deck/seating area
  • Multi-plugs adaptor charging facilities for mobile devices with USB ports
  • Family suites have a private plunge pool along the outer deck
  • Solar power with a backup 220V generator
  • Lounge, dining and bar areas on raised decks
  • Raised wooden walkways leading to the guest tents
  • Pool in the main area with deck and loungers
  • Camp fire
  • Laundry service

Highlights

  • One of the original bush camps to be erected in its own private concession within the lush boundaries of the famous Mana Pools National Park, revered for its conservation of wildlife and habitat 
  • The camp closes during the rainy seasons allowing nature to return to its full growth and potential. Book your seats for the exciting autumn and winter months between April and November when viewing is rich and pleasurable
  • Some of the best birding and game viewing experiences available in this region between Zimbabwe and Zambia on boats, 4×4 vehicles and on foot
  • Beautifully equipped canvas suites with extensive views over water and ancient trees.


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