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#2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Lake Kariba
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CHANGA SAFARI CAMP MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE CHANGA SAFARI CAMP is located on the shores of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe and provides the unique experience of combined Game & Fishing Safaris. Situated on a private concession in the famed Matusadona National Park, and with its own 4.5 Km of lake shore, you can realize the total raw African experience from tastefully furnished, fan-cooled, spacious deluxe East African-style tented suites, each with its own private deck and stunning views of the mysterious Matusadona Mountains across the inland sea of Lake Kariba.This rich wilderness area offers exceptional game drives as well as walking and fishing safaris, all in the company of highly trained professional guides. Matusadona is best known for huge elephant populations, as well as being one of the last remaining sanctuaries of the endangered Black Rhino. Birdlife is prolific, with 350 species of birds having been identified in the area.With breathtaking scenery and nestled beneath shady trees, the camp lends itself to total relaxation. Listen carefully for the strident call of the iconic fish eagle and enjoy the unequalled beauty of a Lake Kariba sunset.Meals are relaxed and laid back, set around a large table in the dining room or under a canopy of trees on the vast wooden deck overlooking the lake. Scrumptious food is freshly prepared in camp everyday by our Chef, always with an imaginative and friendly approach. We invite you to experience this remote wilderness with us and our pledge will be kept if your last thought of the day is - "Can it get any better than this!"
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happyHarare wrote a review Jul 2020
Harare13 contributions5 helpful votes
Changa Safari Camp turned out to be an incredible experience. The camp is set in the most beautiful wildlife area with amazing views of the Matusadona Mountain range and Lake Kariba. The accommodation was classy and comfortable. The food was divine with the evening meal set in different exciting locations each evening. The game drives were highly educational with the guide going out of his way to show all that was available with regard to game, trees and bird life. Thank you to Cher, Chef Tanaka and Guide Campbell for the best birthday ever! The whole experience was truly wonderful.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded Sep 15, 2020
Dear Happy Harare, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you had a sighting of our lions, who we fondly call "The Lakeshore killers"! Our team will always go the extra mile so our guests have the best possible experiences with us.. by saying this, we are so happy to hear you had a fantastic birthday with us! Cher always has lovely surprises up her sleeve for special occasions! Please do visit us again soon. Warm Regards Cher, Chef Tanaka and the Changa Team
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Nikki Le Roux wrote a review Apr 2020
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Changa was such a beautiful camp. The staff were so welcoming, polite and friendly, they would greet you at all times and ask how your day was going. The experiences/activities were brilliant. The camp isn’t massive so you’re never surrounded by too many people. Your activities are usually just yourself and maybe one other couple so you really get a personalised experience. On each activity you have a picnic with yummy snacks and drinks of your choice. We saw so many elephants and baby ones too! The swimming pool was so warm and inviting. I would specially like to mention the chef Tanaka, he was outstanding. I am gluten free and every meal he made for the other guests he made an exact gluten free version- no silly alternatives! I had battered fish, pancakes, bread, cake. He couldn’t have done better if he tried! And I never felt sick once so he really knew his stuff with gluten. Before each meal he takes the time to come explain what you’ll be having and how he made it, his meals are so different and tasty! I would definitely advise going All Inclusive, this includes activities and all drinks! They serve the most amazing ice tea... and every morning you get a tray of tea or coffee brought to your tent for you to have while you wake up and get read for the day. The tents were beautiful and clean, always had hot water (not that you need hot water it was very good weather you only need cold water most of the time) Sometimes it’s not about the 5* look of the place, it’s about the experience and they way you feel when there. A feeling I’ll never forget and always want to return to! Nikki&Ryan xx
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 15, 2020
Dear Nikki and Ryan, Firstly thank you for such a great review! We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed everything we had to offer. Chef Tanaka is just amazing and we are so lucky to have him! I will let him know about your fantastic remarks. Your review is exactly what we hope for all our guests to experience with us. Changa is the wonderful little secret of Lake Kariba. We really do hope you will be back to visit us again. Many thanks, The Changa Team
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Claire Arkwright wrote a review Mar 2020
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Changa provides an island sanctuary within reach of locals and tourists alike. No problem too big or small, the staff are fantastic and so helpful, whether it's recreating your favourite meal or lending you a fishing rod .. and a prop . Absolutely stunning accommodation and a pool to die for - you can't ask for a better Kariba break!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded Mar 4, 2020
Dear CL_Breezie, We are delighted that you had a wonderful time with us at Changa. We pride ourselves on the service we offer and of course the delicious food by Chef Tanaka! Nothing beats the stunning views Kariba has on offer and we are so glad our accommodation made your stay that more enjoyable. We love the title of your comment 'Affordable Luxury' as that is exactly what we stand for :) We hope you can visit us again soon! Natalie
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Daniel and Melody wrote a review Feb 2020
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Changa gave us a memorable romantic Valentine's weekend. We loved the special touches of a drawn bubble bath after our fishing trip. Chef Tanakas fantastic gourmet meals left us looking forward to his next creation. The friendly staff made us feel at home in the bush. You can spend an entire day entertained with the panaramic views of the "pink" beachfront sands, with elephants and impala wandering across and the calls of fish eagles from the tree stumps in the lake.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from hidechangamarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Changa Safari Camp
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear DanmelQ, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review! Isn't Chef Tanaka incredible?! We always hope to give our guests a special relaxing experience with us with an extra personal touch... The views are just fantastic from camp and nothing beats the fish eagles call. We are so glad you had a wonderful time! We really hope you can visit us again soon. Best wishes Cher, Chef Tanaka and the rest of the Changa Team
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James Olivier wrote a review Feb 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe7 contributions
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From a warm welcome, to great experience. Lovely valentines break, although our stay was too short. Great food, great staff and an overall wonderful camp. Loved the braai. Will definately be back. Thanks to Cher and team.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear Jimbele, Thank you for taking some time to send us a review! We are so glad you had a wonderful time with us from the food and just generally being in camp :) We hope you can visit us again soon! Best wishes Cher, Chef Tanaka and the rest of the Changa Team
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ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceLake Kariba
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Frequently Asked Questions about Changa Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Changa Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Changa Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Changa Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Changa Safari Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Changa Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Changa Safari Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.