Chindeni Bushcamp

A sublime tented camp on the edge of a permanent lagoon with the Chindeni Hills providing a truly breathtaking backdrop.

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In an enviable location on the edge of a lagoon where hippo chortle and elephant wallow, stands Chindeni - undoubtedly 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 four opulent 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 - a glorious expanse of varnished decking arranged on several levels around the surrounding ebony trees, boasting, of course, the same spectacular view of the serene lagoon and its inhabitants.

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Rooms

With stripped wooden floors, four-poster beds, cosy sitting rooms, en suite bathrooms and vaulted canvas ceilings, Chindeni's spacious tents are so inviting you could be forgiven for never wanting to leave your room. Especially when you can see so much wildlife just by stepping onto your own private deck jutting out over the lagoon. Two of the tents have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Chindeni is open from May to December.

Activities

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 you can just park yourself in a deckchair at camp and watch the abundance of game that is drawn to the lagoon.

"We were amazed by the sheer quantity of wildlife we saw across the water whilst sitting in our hammock on our terrace! A very peaceful, tranquil setting with wonderful staff and hospitality."
- Holly and Nick Osmond, UK

Summary

Location:
Overlooking an ox-bow lagoon and the Chindeni Hills, South Luangwa, Zambia
(2 ½ hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from May to December
Activities:
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching
Children:
Children over 12 are welcome (under 12s welcome if a private camp is booked)
Electricity:
Solar power for lighting, battery charging facilities and hot water
Accommodation:
4 luxury, spacious tents, each with a standing fan:
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°22.030' - E031°36.436'

Guest Comments

"It's pretty tough to pick between the camps and staff - but at a push we'd have to go with Chindeni. It was a real highlight of our trip - the gameviewing un-matched and the camp incredibly relaxing and in the most idyllic spot. Thanks everyone @ BCC."

- Ed & Sophie Green, UK

Thank you for letting us stay in your paradise! perfect in every way!

- Sandy Chamberlin, Cronulla, NSW, Australia

We had a wonderful experience! Peter is a wonderful guide. Thanks everyone!

- Jim and Dean Jungensen, Cedan Rapids, Iowa, USA

We just got back on Monday after a wonderful three weeks in Africa, the highlight of which was no doubt our nine nights at your bush camps.
Being lazy, I rarely write notes but I did want to say what a very special experience it was for the three of us and how much we enjoyed it. The teams at the camps were wonderful, and the attention to detail was extraordinary. So knowledgeable and so enthusiastic despite being so close to the end of the season when they must be so tired!
Special thanks to Peter, Claire and Fanuel and Julius and Manda and not forgetting our “laugh a minute” spotters Moses and Elijah. We hope they didn’t mind our sense of humour and constant jokes!
I hope we can visit again one day.

- Auriel Folkes

Having visited many African counties early on I know every one is unique Chindeni is different. Caring, extremely friendly staff. The hospitality was great and the camp has the most wonderful view on earth. Thank you all.

- Mary Kirby, UK