Chikwenya is an elegant offering on the eastern edge of Mana Pools National Park, hidden away in a private concession of 12,000 acres. This luxury tented camp is raised on wooden decks, overlooking the mighty Zambezi River as it flows serenely by while a parade of wildlife dots the open floodplains, making for some pretty special armchair game viewing. The main area consists of a thatched dining room, lounge and pub and the wrap-around wooden deck is just made for taking in the endless views and wildlife sightings. Start off the day with breakfast in the bush, relax by the swimming pool in between game activities and finish off by wining and dining under the stars.
Accommodation consists of 9 tented suites, with thatched roofs and either twin or king-size beds. They are raised on decks and linked to the main lodge by boardwalks. As such the views are simply stunning, and it is not unusual for elephants and buffalos to wander past your verandah at will! Each tent has an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower while the 2 Honeymoon tents have an outside bath "under the stars". And when do you leave the confines of the camp, you can enjoy spectacular game viewing on game drives, bush walks and canoeing safaris.
Chikwenya Safari Lodge