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Chikwenya Safari Lodge


Chikwenya - Mana Pools | Zimbabwe

The elegant new Chikwenya Camp, is situated at the confluence of the Sapi and Zambezi Rivers on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park. Chikwenya is arguably one of the most beautiful sites for a camp in Southern Africa. Overlooking the Zambezi River and the spectacular Rift Valley escarpment in the distance, the camp is situated on a private concession, offering guests exclusive access to the lower reaches and mouth of the Sapi River as well as Chikwenya Island. The varied habitat, from verdant riverine forest to floodplain grasslands, attracts a range of wildlife in considerable numbers. Key mammals seen include buffalo, elephant, eland, zebra, waterbuck, hippo, lion, wild dog, leopard and occasionally nyala, while species such as black-throated wattle-eye, red-necked falcon, eastern nicator, Narina trogon and Livingstone flycatcher make this a birder’s paradise. All safari activities at Chikwenya will be led by highly skilled guides, and include interpretive day and night game drives, guided nature walks, boating and catch-and-release fishing and canoeing will be on offer.

Chikwenya in 60 seconds

Famed for its magical light and amazing elephant sightings, Chikwenya is a wildlife photographer’s paradise. Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya looks out over a sweeping floodplain and the iconic Zambezi River, against a dramatic backdrop formed by the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment. The camp is surrounded by a dense forest of albida and Natal mahogany trees, home to large concentrations of game and predators. Birdlife is superb, with myriad local specials. Chikwenya’s seven tents stand on low wooden decks linked to the convivial main area, while the pool offers an inviting alternative space to enjoy the scenery and passing wildlife. Chikwenya plays an important role in protecting what is considered to be one of the great wildlife spectacles on the continent, and in preserving a feel of real wilderness.

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