Overlooking a flood plain of the mighty Zambezi River on the eastern border of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya’s picturesque natural setting and ample wildlife makes it a photographer’s paradise.
Having just opened in October 2018, Chikwenya initially consisted of six tents, increasing to ten tents by April 2019, two of which are family units. Each well-furnished tent sits on a low wooden platform that is linked to the rest of the camp by pine walkways.
The camp is ideally located next to the beautiful Mana Pools National Park, a place known for its diverse wildlife, rich flood plains, and magnificent views of the Zambezi River. It is a diverse area with multiple river systems flowing from the Ruckomechi River, and a varied mix of woodland ecology from Mopane woodland to Jesse bush and riverine forests. The name mana comes from the Shona word for four and applies to the four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. Hippopotamus, crocodiles, and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools. Pristine and undeveloped, the camp’s location offers a pure, untouched, private African safari experience.