Overview of Chindeni

Situated deep within the game-rich South Luangwa, Chindeni is a secluded bush camp offering an authentic safari experience on the meandering Luangwa River. 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, puku and other wildlife – like large herds of elephant – can be regularly 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.

You will see few other vehicles at this small and intimate camp. The focus is on flexibility and safari goers have the option of walking to sister camps, a fascinating activity that takes at least half a day and that allows you to see the smaller elements of the park as well as track big game on foot.

Chindeni is deeply involved in the broader South Luangwa community and provides assistance to local schools and feeding schemes, helps plant trees and sink boreholes for fresh, safe water, as well as being actively committed to the area’s successful conservation projects.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Located deep within the South Luangwa
  • An authentic walking safari experience
  • Beautiful tents, luxurious yet in an original safari style
  • Expert guides share their incredible knowledge with you
  • An abundant variety of wildlife in the area
Bird watching

Bird watching

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Night drives

Night drives

Scenic drives

Scenic drives

General Facilities

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

Bar

Bar

Laundry service

Laundry service

Private balcony or deck

Private balcony or deck

Solar power

Solar power

Dining

Food at Chindeni is plentiful and delicious. Start your day with coffee and porridge or toast made over the campfire 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.

Expert Opinion

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

Africa Safari Expert

This is a lovely little bush camp that’s located deep within the South Luangwa bush. The setting is absolutely beautiful, overlooking a lagoon where you can watch wildlife come to drink water. The luxury tented rooms are extremely spacious and offers a good mix between luxury and authentic safari style accommodation. This is a superb bush camp option for your authentic walking safari experience.

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Traveller Reviews

  • LP

    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
  • GC

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

    Geoffrey Cleghorn
  • GC

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

    Geoffrey Cleghorn

Traveller Reviews

  • LP

    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
  • GC

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

    Geoffrey Cleghorn
  • GC

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

    Geoffrey Cleghorn