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.

The rest of our trip was great but the Bushcamp experience was the highlight.
- Ruth G

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

"We hadn't expected such luxurious accommodation, but we enjoyed every minute of it!"

- Mike & Sue Clark, UK

"Truly a piece of heaven on earth. Our family had a wonderful adventure and only regret not spending more time in camp. All of our expectations were overwhelmingly exceeded. The hospitatility, knowledge and quiet elegance of the managment, guides and staff was spectacular. The accommodations and food first class. Thanks for the memories!"

- The Mizell Family, USA

Wonderful setting. We did a walking safari and saw a leopard! Very amazing and friendly staff. Thank you!

- Alex and Milly Roberton, London, UK

An experience never to be forgotten! Thanks to all the staff and to the elephant that charged us!

- Stephen and Barbara, Devon, UK

Thanks to all the kind staff and great guides who made our stay wonderful, comfortable and exciting! Loved the game drives and walks! Loved seeing a leopard that close and 27 wild dogs! Great scenery and such a great atmosphere!

- Christine and Gunter, Munich, Germany