Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
At a Glance
Perfectly located on the eastern edge of Mana Pools National Park – Chikwenya is in the ideal spot for those keen on walking safaris for which this area of Zimbabwe is notorious for.
Chikwenya is a truly intimate tented camp with just seven tented units, two of which are family units standing on low wooden decks linked by pine walkways to the main area.
Keen photographers will make the most of the open floodplain of the extensive Zambezi River and stunning horizon provided by the Rift Valley escarpment.
Whether you prefer sitting back on game drives by day or night or you prefer to explore the mighty Zambezi by old fashioned canoe or the more modern motorboat, the activities are plentiful from bird watching to fishing.
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Mana Pools has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zimbabwe's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game viewing, the dryer months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb birdwatching at the end of the rains. Kanga camp opens from mid April until the end of October.
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Part of the Wilderness Safaris collection, the luxury Chikwenya Camp is based in the game rich Mana Pools National Park with ten spacious tents overlooking the mighty Zambezi River and the great Rift Valley escarpment.
Wilderness Safaris are well known for their fantastic guiding, service, and beautiful camps in some of the worlds best wildlife locations throughout Africa, Chikwenya Camp is no exception to this.
This seasonal camp is located in the world renowned Mana Pools National Park, which offers incredible elephant sightings, great numbers of predators, as well as some of the worlds best walking safari opportunities. With a range of habitats ranging from arid to woodland, Mana Pools is a birders dream with around 380 species recorded in the park.
Chikwenya Camp has ten spacious and luxuriously furnished tents overlooking the flood plains and the flowing waters of the mighty Zambezi River. The tents stand on low wooden decks with pine walkways linking them to the main areas which include a lounge, bar area, swimming pool and deck. With families in mind, there is also two family units available.
Activities offered include game drives and walks, boat cruises, night drives, bird watching and fishing on the Zambezi for the world famous tiger fish. All activities are done with excellent experienced guides who are experts on the flora and fauna of the area
Chikwenya is an intimate ten-tented camp, including two family units. Each tent is large and airy with crisp fresh design and boast a private verandah and en suite.
Canoeing on the Zambezi
Join an experienced and qualified river-guide for a canoe safari on the Zambezi River, this is a fantastic way to experience the northern safari areas of Zimbabwe and get a feel for the power of the Zambezi.
Fishing in Zimbabwe
Visitors travel from across the globe to Northern Zimbabwe to try their hand at catching one of the most iconic of fresh water game fish: the Tiger Fish. Ten-pound plus tigers are a common catch on the waters of Kariba and the wider Zambezi.
Zimbabwe is one of the best places in Africa to experience walking in the bush. The guides are of the highest quality, the game is fantastic and the different environments, throughout the country, are well suited for exploring on foot.
Location & directions
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Chikwenya Camp is based in Mana Pools National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River.
How to get there
Access is best via light charter. These are primarily via Harare or Victoria Falls.
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