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At a Glance

From USD 1 228 pp/pn

  • Just seven luxury tents with breath-taking views of the mighty Zambezi River

  • Family Friendly

  • Sparkling pool for cooling of in the day

  • Pre-dinner drinks at the camp fire

  • Land and water based activities offered

  • Stunning beauty of Mana Pool National Park

Mana Pools National Park remains one of the last truly remote destinations in Southern Africa.  Named after the many pools and lagoons within the park and home to pods of hippos.  The park sits on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River where you can expect to see huge herds of elephant and buffalo come down to drink from its cool waters.


Chikwenya is a beautifully designed camp where each guest tent has breath-taking views of the Zambezi River and of a dense forest of Natel mahogany trees that provides welcome shade, the trees drop their protein rich pods during the summer months and these pods are a favourite with the local elephants, bringing them close to camp.



Chikwenya consists of just seven large luxury tents, each with twin or king size beds draped with mosquito netting, ceiling fans and an indoor lounge area with luxurious soft furnishings.  The en-suite facilities include an indoor free standing bath tub, both indoor and outdoor showers, single vanity and separate w.c.


Open your doors onto a wooden veranda with a sunken seating area and stunning views of the river.


The family tents consist of two tents with a shared wooden veranda and sunken seating area.



The facilities on offer at Chikwenya include a sparkling pool, idea for cooling off during the lazy afternoons, surrounded by a wooden deck with loungers.  A raised guest lounge and dining area and bar.


Try a spot of bird-watching from the lodge’s swing seats or a pre-dinner drink around the camp fire.



Activities available to guests at Chikwenya include exploring the wild bush of Mana Pools National Park in the experienced hands of highly qualified guides.  Twice daily game drives are conducted in the early morning and afternoon when it’s cooler and the predators are most active. Try a bush walk, where your guide will point out the smaller things within the park such as animal spoor, unique plants and trees along with the numerous birds that call this park home.


Take to the lower Zambezi water for a gentle kayak, this will give you a whole new perspective of the area or a stunning boat cruise to watch the beautiful African sun set for another day.





No. Rooms



6 years and over



Twin Beds



2 x Family Tents

Private Pool


Lodge Pool




Room Fan


Indoor Shower


Outdoor Shower