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.

After 7 camps and 21 days in the bush, clearly the Bushcamp Company stands out as superb and focused on a stellar experience for the guests. Every camp we stayed at over the course of our trip had something very special to offer, but the overall ambience of Bushcamp was extremely intimate – there was a real sense of personal pride, as if each camp was individually owned and operated in the finest sense, while still feeling a strong pride and connection to a greater team and mission. That’s pretty special.
In the meantime, thank you for your incredible warmth and hospitality!
- Kathleen L

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

What a lovely retreat. Serene and beautiful. Very sad to leave but hoping to return

- Stephanie Brown

Thank you to a wonderful staff for creating such a magical experience for us. We will never forget you or Zambia! And, Peter, You are a great guide!

- Joan Lonergah and John Merrow, NYC

What a memorable experience. Hospitality of Jacob, Peter, Jeremiah and Vernon and the team has been superb with excellent food at the camp and in the bush. The team has imparted great knowledge obviously gathered from lots of study and long experience. Please keep up the good work in the interests of the environment and humanity!

- Peter and Gabrielle Churchouse, Hong Kong

We had a fantastic trip! We saw so many things and loved it all! We enjoyed the lions and the elephants the most! Really impressed with your company and great staff!

- Martin and Anna Amison, Dubai

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