Overview of Chikwenya

This seasonal camp (open April to November) is situated in an exclusive-use area on the eastern border of the Zambezi Valley’s golden child, Mana Pools National Park. Surrounded by a dense forest of mahogany and albida trees with awe-inspiring views of the Zambezi River, its floodplains and the distant mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment, this wildlife-rich trove is a photographer’s paradise.

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.

Chikwenya offers superb luxury in canvas tented suites built on raised wooden walkways and decks from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery and passing wildlife.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Luxury tented camp in a remote and beautiful part of Mana Pools
  • Day and night game drives in an exclusive-use area
  • Guided walks along the Zambezi River and the surrounding forest
  • Romantic sunset boat cruises
  • Pontoon and canoe rides to see large game at the water’s edge
Bird watching

Bird watching

Boat-based safaris

Boat-based safaris

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walks

Guided walks

Sunset cruises

Sunset cruises

Rooms at Chikwenya

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Your private tented suite at Chkwenya provides exceptional views of your surrounds.
  • Big5 giants are always moving through the camp.

    Standard Twin Tent

    The canvas suites are set on lowered wooden decks with raised walkways that link to the camp’s main area. The spacious tents feature indoor lounge areas, small verandas and en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Creature comforts like writing desks, canvas roll-down blinds, mosquito nets, charging stations, and tea-and-coffee-making facilities will make your stay at Chikwenya a very comfortable one.

    General Facilities

    Chikwenya’s lounge, dining and bar areas are built on raised wooden decks that connect with walkways leading to all the tented suites. The swimming pool is situated in the main area and features a deck with sun loungers. Spend your evenings beside the cosy campfire as you watch the giant sun set over Africa.

    Bar

    Bar

    Safe

    Safe

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    All meals are prepared at Chikwenya and included in your rate.

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