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 had a truly memorable holiday. Chindeni was amazing, all aspects were without fault, again, the guiding needs a special mention.

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

Beautiful day, excellent guide. Everything was great. Thank you!

- Alessandro Plate, Adeline Bianchere, Italy

We had a wonderful experience! Have seen the painted dogs, so amazing! The entire staff made us feel at home and our guide, Peter, was just great! Thanks to all of you for sharing with us this “small” part of your country!

- Hans and Consielo, The Netherlands

A beautiful place. We were very comfortable and the food was great. Really liked the walking safari, and James is in encyclopedia of information. We had a wonderful time!

- Alick and Linda Rubens, Illinois, USA

Sorry to take a few days to write this note to all the staff at Mfuwe Lodge, and Chindeni. My family group said it "was the trip of a lifetime" Thank you all for making it a great success. Susan was a wonderful host at Chindeni. The entire group loved her and it was obvious she had a great rapport with her staff. Hope to see her back next season. All the staff at the lodge worked hard to ensure the group had a great time. it was great the Elephants cooperated too. A special thank you to Francis who drove us to camp in the torrential rain. His driving skills have really progressed since Ian, Lisa and I took him out on training trips. Peter Milanzi was terrific. His knowledge of the bush made the tour really special. The group would like the e mail of the Royal Geographic Society to nominate him for guide of the year. Please send to me and I will forward to my clients. Mtimba, zikomo for having the sun downer at Ele crossing. It was fantastic and made the farewell evening very

- C. Curtis

Most beautiful setting. Lovely drives! Thank you for taking such good care of us!

- Anne and Al, Lake Tahoe, USA