This is not your standard tented camp. The accommodations are thatch roofed individual luxury lodges with balconies looking out over the Zambezi River. The current management is working hard to correct the minor upkeep issues that the harsh environment causes but we had absolutely no issues. The views alone would make the journey to Mana Pools worthwhile. Wildlife is abundant, the viewing just from our balcony exceeded some of the game drives we've been on elsewhere. Seeing hippos up close, well not too close, while boating on the river, is something that must be experienced. This Zimbabwean camp delivers the true African safari experience in the best, first class way imaginable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chikwenya Safari’s manages a private concession on the eastern border of the World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park. In this way, we can offer access to 12000 acres of pristine wilderness and wildlife in Zimbabwe.Located at the confluence of the Sapi River and the mystical Zambezi River, Chikwenya Safari Lodge is a Luxurious yet homely destination surrounded by open floodplains, riverine forests, jesse bush and mopane woodlands with the Zambian escarpment forming the mountainous backdrop . ... more less