Mana Pools

Wilderness Chikwenya Camp

Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya is a photographer’s paradise as it looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, with a backdrop provided by the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment.

The newly-built seven-tented camp (including two family units) is surrounded by a dense forest of albida and Natal mahogany trees, which provide deep shade in the heat of the day. The tents perch on low wooden decks and pine walkways link them to the raised main area. The lounge, dining and bar area are places of hospitality and relaxation, and a pool, deck and fireplace offer alternate spaces to enjoy the scenery and passing wildlife.

As a private-access area neighbouring Mana Pools National Park, 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 – a function that is recognised in its World Heritage Site status.

NOTE: Chikwenya is open seasonally between 1 April and 15 November.

Unique selling points:

  • Lies on one of the most beautiful stretches of the lower Zambezi
  • Remote, yet rich in both wildlife and experiences
  • Protein-rich albida pods attract many species, particularly elephant, during the dry season
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