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Situated deep within the game-rich South Luangwa, Chindeni Camp is a secluded bush camp offering an authentic safari experience. The camp offers a tranquil atmosphere with spacious thatch-roofed buildings, shaded by a grove of ancient ebony trees. Built high on stilts, the wooden viewing deck offers impressive views of the lagoon where hippo and other wildlife can frequently be seen.

Embark on early morning and sunset guided bush walks, or evening game drives to spot elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo, as well as rare wildlife such as wild dogs and Thornicroft's giraffe. Otherwise settle into a deckchair and watch the wildlife that comes to the lagoon for a drink.


  • Located deep within the South Luangwa
  • Authentic walking safari experience
  • Beautiful tents, luxurious yet in an authentic safari style
  • Expert guides share their incredible knowledge
  • An abundant variety of wildlife in the area

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Relax on the outdoor viewing deck as you sip on a refreshing drink and look out over the lagoon.

General Facilities

    Laundry service


Food at Chindeni is plentiful and delicious. Start your day with coffee and freshly baked muffins served on the outdoor viewing deck, before setting off on a guided bush walk.

Lunch is buffet-style, so you can pick and choose from a variety of freshly made dishes. In the evening, guests sit together for dinner in the dining room, or gather around the fire under the stars on the banks of the lagoon.

Standard Room

Chindeni is a small camp with just four tented suites. Each tent is raised on a wooden platform and opens onto a private balcony overhanging the still waters of the lagoon.

These comfortable tents have polished wooden floors and are furnished with two queen-sized beds, an open wardrobe and sitting area. At the back of each tent is a bathroom with a shower, hot and cold running water, and double vanities.

Do note that, being a remote bush camp, Chindeni does not have electricity. However, the camp does have solar panel lighting, paraffin lamps, and enough generated power to recharge your camera batteries.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Mosquito net
    Outside area


  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Scenic drives
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 31 May 2015 $530 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $550 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $720 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $550 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Standard Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The week in South Luwanga was likley the highlight, mostly the Bushcamps, Chindeni was the best. The game is hard to find although we knew it was there. It is so remote the animals are shy and dont see people much so hard to see.

    Lisa People, June 2013
  • The bush camps were all amazing especially Chindeni. We had great game drives and saw all there was to see.

    Geoffrey Cleghorn, July 2011

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Lucy Copson

Lucy Copson

Africa Safari Expert

"One of the South Luangwa’s most stylish and luxurious bush camps, with only four spacious tents standing on wooden platforms overlooking the Chayumba Lagoon. An intimate camp offering walking safaris and game drives in a very remote part of the Luangwa."



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The bush camps were all amazing especially Chindeni. We had great game drives and saw all there was to see.

Geoffrey Cleghorn, July 2011 >View more reviews