Chindeni Bushcamp

South Luangwa National Park

Days 1 - 5: South Luangwa National Park

Chindeni Bushcamp Location Map

Open from May to December and set on the edge of a lagoon where hippo chortle and elephant wallow, stands Chindeni - one of the most beautiful tented camps in the South Luangwa.

There's something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone. At Chindeni you can combine that thrill with style and comfort in one of its 4 tents. Gaze out from your private veranda onto the lagoon which attracts birds and animals from miles around. Or settle back with a gin and tonic in the central lounge and dining area - an expanse of varnished decking arranged on several levels around the surrounding ebony trees, boasting, of course the same spectacular view.

Whether you are in the mood for intrepid exploration or perhaps some more sedentary wildlife viewing, Chindeni will deliver. Avid game viewers and birdwatchers can set out on superb walking safaris, game drives, night drives and scenic sundowner trips in the surrounding area or by the river. You can just set yourself in a deckchair at camp and watch the abundance of game that is drawn to the lagoon.

Raised on a wooden decking, Chindeni’s 4 en-suite canvas tents have private decks with hammocks, from which one can view the resident big game often in attendance, or simply enjoy the extensive birdlife and serenity of the camp. The tents are the most spacious in the Luangwa, each with 2 queen-sized beds or a king bed and bathroom with twin basins.  

The dining area is set above the oxbow lagoon with an adjoining lounge, deck and bar area, all with a stunning view across to the Chindeni Hills. Guests have been known to stay in camp during hot October days and see more from the deck than on a drive!

Example Details For Chindeni Bushcamp

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; tea/coffee; bar; Park fees; a laundry service; game viewing activities; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included. Please note: Bottled wines are not included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Chindeni Bushcamp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Children under 12 can only be accommodated if the whole camp is booked.

Chindeni’s spacious tents have their own private view, and all are en-suite. Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner and skin moisturiser are supplied in each tent.

The main area consists of the central dining area, deck and bar.

The camp offers a laundry service free of charge.

Limited battery charging is possible.

Guided walks, birdwatching and game drives/night drives are all available at Chindeni.

All guests will be met at Mfuwe International Airport and taken by vehicle to Mfuwe Lodge (45 minutes) for refreshments before travelling on to Chindeni Bushcamp. The drive to camp will usually take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes since it is at game viewing speed while driving through the South Luangwa National Park.

 


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park

Days 6 - 8: Lower Zambezi National Park

Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp Location Map

Anabezi is located on the banks of the Zambezi River at the lower end of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The name Anabezi is derived from the many Ana Trees or Winter Thorns that surround the camp. These winter thorns drop corn yellow pods which attract a wide variety of animals to the area including many elephants, a welcome sight in the camp.

Equipped with 4 person game drive vehicles specifically designed to keep you comfortable and safe, the experienced guides will mesmerize you with the wonders of Africa, and all the wildlife that roams its glorious plains. If you’d like to spot a leopard, genet and civet cat, you’re most likely to do so on one of the night drives. Experience the sounds, smells and animal activity in the evenings, as your guides teach you to spot in the dark. You might even catch a pride of lions hunting down their next feast.

From hippo pods to lazy crocodiles, the very best way to get up, close and personal with the animals that spend long days in the water, is on one of the guided boat safaris. You might even catch a breath-taking sunset too. The Lower Zambezi National Park is also one of the few places in the Africa where you can do a canoeing safari. Your experienced guides will introduce you to everything that lives along the riverbanks, and in the river. From rare birdlife, to hippo pods and crocodiles, it is truly an adventure to remember.

Guests can also explore the wonders of the Zambezi on foot as one of the experienced guides takes you through the Park, introducing you to different types of fauna, flora and some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife.

The camp is made up of 12 spacious, secluded tented suites, raised on timber platforms to give you a magnificent view of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

With viewing decks providing magnificent views of both the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood plain, a swimming pool overlooking the river and central fire-pit to keep you warm as the day turns to night, you’re promised nothing less than stylish luxury.

Example Details For Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Safari Tent
Includes: Park fees; Conservation Levy; all meals; shared safari activities (game drive, walking safari, boat trip, fishing, canoeing, birding); beverages; a laundry service; and airstrip transfers are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.

All rooms have glass sliding doors opening up onto a private deck, with a private plunge pool. There is also an indoor bathroom and outdoor shower, and a spacious sitting area. All rooms also have tea/coffee making facilities, a fan, a room safe, a mini bar, a hair dryer, and mosquito nets.

The family room consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 outside bathrooms and one inside bathroom.

Activities include boating/fishing, canoeing, morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, walking safaris and birding trips.

The main lodge area has a swimming pool. Wi-Fi (complimentary) is available in certain areas.

Fresh continental breakfasts are served, followed by a generous buffet lunch. Guests may indulge in an afternoon high tea of scrumptious treats and fresh fruits. Dinner is a 3 course plated affair served with some of South Africa’s finest wines.

The camp is approximately a 40 minute drive from Jeki Airstrip (however, guests tend to be taken on a game drive en-route to camp on arrival).

Anabezi closes every year between January and the end March.

Sussi & Chuma

Victoria Falls - Zambia

Days 9 - 10: Victoria Falls - Zambia

Sussi & Chuma Location Map

Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend in the Zambezi, right on the edge of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

A walking tour of The Falls is a must for anyone staying here. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the Smoke that Thunders”, the Falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall.

Other activities include game drives in custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The Park is home to elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds. It even has white rhino – the only place in Zambia where they can be seen. Guests may also be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of the wild dog that on occasion pass through the Park.

Guests can also relax on a Zambezi River sundowner cruise, or experience a trip to the local Simonga Village.

Inbetween activities, the inviting swimming pool is perfect for just relaxing around, or you can book a spa treatment, or just enjoy a quiet drink in the elevated bar overlooking the Zambezi.

The accommodation consists of 12 tree houses connected by stilted wooden walkways. Each tree house enjoys superb views over the river and is an open plan room with shower, bathtub, vanity area and private toilet.

In addition, there are 2 private houses available, each with 2 bedrooms, their own dining areas and decks with plunge pools, and their own chef and house staff.

Example Details For Sussi & Chuma

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tree House
Includes: All meals; drinks (excluding premium brands); Park fees; laundry; game drives into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; Simonga village visit; a visit to Victoria Falls; return Livingstone Airport transfers; and a sundowner cruise are included.

No children under the age of 12 are permitted on walking safaris.

 
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Sussi & Chuma Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 9 years and older are welcome. Children of any age are welcome at the private Chuma Houses. Babysitting services are available (additional cost).

Children must be aged 15 and older in order to go white water rafting and canoeing on the Zambezi.

The rooms are all en-suite and include air conditioning, a private viewing deck, mini-bar, mosquito nets, overhead fans, a hairdryer and personal safe.

The main area features a raised bar, lounge area and deck, open dining area, curio shop, swimming pool and a spa.

Activities that are available on site include game drives, canoe trips, walking safaris, river cruises, fishing (catch and release), tours of the Victoria Falls (Zambian side) and visits to the local school and village.

Additional activities that can be booked include white water rafting, helicopter rides offering unrivalled views of the majestic Victoria Falls from the air and visits to Livingstone Island (additional cost).

Guests at Sussi and Chuma are able to indulge in a range of spa treatments while enjoying spectacular views over the Zambezi River. Treatments included products from the Africology line and guests are able to choose from a range of body therapies, body rituals and facial skin care treatments. Treatments may be booked at the camp reception with the camp manager (additional cost).

Credit card services are available (Visa, MasterCard and Amex cards). US dollars are also accepted however change will be given in the local currency. Diners Cards are not accepted.

The lodge has complimentary Wi-Fi in the main area. 

A complimentary laundry service is also available.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

No children under the age of 12 are permitted on walking safaris.

A walking safari can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and lodge manager.