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Zimbabwe

Chikwenya

PLAN MY TRIP

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.

Opening in October 2018, accommodations at the camp will consist of six tents which will increase to ten tents by April 2019 with two 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.

The camp has several exciting activities to choose from. Game drives provide exceptional views of a variety of wildlife in this game rich area of Zimbabwe including leopards and wild dogs. Though often the animals come to the camp since the dense forest of albida and Natal mahogany trees not only provide shade for the camp, the albida’s pods sustain many species of animals including elephants who come for this protein-rich food. A guided safari walk through the woods allows visitors to get a closer and more in-depth look at the local flora and fauna. The Zambezi River is best explored by boat for a chance to spot some of the many waterfowl, hippos, and crocodiles that frequent the waters. While a sunset cruise on the Zambezi makes for a stunning way to end the day.

The camp’s comfortable lounge, dining room, and bar area offers a relaxing place to sit and take in the views while enjoying delicious local flavors or a cool afternoon cocktail. The refreshing pool invites guests to cool off or lie back on a deck chair and watch the wildlife pass by. The camp is open seasonally between April and mid/late November.

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2 of 3
3 of 3

Zimbabwe

Chikwenya

PLAN MY TRIP

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.

Opening in October 2018, accommodations at the camp will consist of six tents which will increase to ten tents by April 2019 with two 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.

The camp has several exciting activities to choose from. Game drives provide exceptional views of a variety of wildlife in this game rich area of Zimbabwe including leopards and wild dogs. Though often the animals come to the camp since the dense forest of albida and Natal mahogany trees not only provide shade for the camp, the albida’s pods sustain many species of animals including elephants who come for this protein-rich food. A guided safari walk through the woods allows visitors to get a closer and more in-depth look at the local flora and fauna. The Zambezi River is best explored by boat for a chance to spot some of the many waterfowl, hippos, and crocodiles that frequent the waters. While a sunset cruise on the Zambezi makes for a stunning way to end the day.

The camp’s comfortable lounge, dining room, and bar area offers a relaxing place to sit and take in the views while enjoying delicious local flavors or a cool afternoon cocktail. The refreshing pool invites guests to cool off or lie back on a deck chair and watch the wildlife pass by. The camp is open seasonally between April and mid/late November.