Changa Safari Camp
Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe
Changa Safari Camp is located within a private concession of Zimbabwe's Matusadona National Park, on the shore of Lake Kariba. The eight spacious tented rooms all enjoy beautiful views across the lake to the Matusadona Mountains.
At a Glance
Excellent walking safaris along the shores of the lake
An unrivalled position with direct access to both Matusadona National Park and Lake Kariba
Spacious and beautifully appointed tented-rooms with large deck areas
A great combination of an authentic safari camp combined with a beach side feel
World class fishing for tiger fish and bream, best in the hotter months of October and November
Relax in your outside bathtub with mind-blowing views across Lake Kariba to the mountains beyond
240 different species of birdlife in the area
Great for those looking for a more relaxed style safari
Relax in the hammock in front of your private deck and enjoy the view over the lakeScott Dunn team
A safari camp with a difference, enjoy Changa’s beachfront location on the shores of Lake KaribaAnnie Foot
Take to the lake on a sunset boat cruise for the chance to enjoy wonderful elephant and hippo sightings with the backdrop of spectacular sunsetsAnnie Foot
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Changa Safari Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park
Changa Safari Camp enjoys a superb section of 4.5 kilometers of private Lake Kariba shoreline. At Changa, guests have the opportunity to experience a true African safari, whether it be by game drive vehicle, on foot or by boat, accompanied by the highly skilled in-camp guiding team.
The camp was created by two Zimbabwean families who have a passion for safari, and for years dreamt of building a lodge in this location. The special site they chose is a truly rich wilderness area offering exceptional game viewing. Matusadona and Lake Kariba itself contain large populations of elephant, buffalo, hippo and crocodile. Diverse and healthy populations of antelope are commonly found along the shore, and all of the big cats and varied predators are represented here. Some guests are even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the last remaining black rhino in the thicker vegetation of the area. Birdlife is particularly prolific: over 350 species have been identified here.
The small size of the camp retains an exclusive and private feel, alongside a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. The tents are very comfortably fitted and great for couples or families. The experience at Changa provides so much diversity that you will without doubt leave wanting to visit again.
Guests stay in luxury East African style safari tents, spaced along the lake shore. The tents are large and display an influence from both colonial and local African styles. All tents are en suite with an outside 'under the stars' shower and bath and an indoor shower and loo. The large private decks in front are a great spot to sit and soak in the views. 6 of the tents can be set up as twins or king size rooms, and 2 of the tents are two bedroom family rooms.
Each tent is mosquito proofed and a fan is provided for comfort during the hot summer months.
All children are welcome at Changa Camp but children under the age of 16 are not allowed to join in game walks, but can join in other activities. There are 2 two-bedroom family tents, and additional beds can also be provided if need be.
The design of Changa is such that the camp blends naturally with the surrounding bush. The use of local materials, thatched roofs and wooden decks allows the camp to melt into its surrounds.
The main area of the camp contains an indoor and outdoor lounge area and library, both comfortably furnished. and with views over the lake. A main deck leads down to a lower deck where there is a fire pit by the sandy lake shore.
The small swimming pool is shaded by surrounding trees and the deck is equipped with sun loungers and seating areas.
The emphasis at Changa is a relaxed atmosphere, meal times come under this umbrella. Guests usually sit together around a large table in the dining room or under a shady tree on the deck.
For those that wish to stay connected to the outside world there is also a good wifi connection which is free of charge in the main area of the camp
Wherever possible, activities at Changa are tailored around the requirements of each guest. Early morning starts are the usual to catch the best game viewing. Morning and afternoon activities are varied and include: game walks accompanied by a professional armed guide; game drives in an open safari vehicle; and boat safaris for game and bird watching on the camp's pontoon boat. Lake Kariba is internationally know for its fishing. Sportsmen travel from across the world to catch the famously hard-fighting Tiger Fish, alternatively fish for bream and have your catch prepared for dinner.
Location & Directions
Lake Kariba & Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe
Changa Safari Camp is located in Northern Zimbabwe, on the shore of Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park.
When to go
From mid May through to early August the days are warm and clear but the night time temperatures can drop below freezing. September through to May is generally hot in the day and warm at night, Lake Kariba sees rain from late November/early December to April.