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Chindeni Bushcamp

Luangwa Valley

Rating: Deluxe    

Chindeni Bushcamp overview

Chindeni Camp is situated by a permanent oxbow lagoon, in sight of the magnificent Nchendeni Hills in the Luangwa Valley. The camp enjoys a secluded position and offers a quite and relaxing stay.

Raised on wooden decking Chindeni's four en-suite tented chalets are sheltered by a shady ebony grove. Each chalet has its own private veranda equipped with hammocks, from which guests can enjoy views of the resident game and lagoon. Each tent has 2 queen-size beds, hot and cold running water, shower and toilet.

The bar and dining area are also surrounded by ebony trrees. An adjacent walkway provides access to a lagoon-side retreat. From here, guests can enjoy an open-air dining experience, or the spectacular sunset as it reflects from the still waters of the lagoon. The seclusion of your stay and the abundant wildlife combine to make a stay at this camp an experience not to be missed.

On the walking safaris the guides will introduce you to the delights of the big five and also to the more complex and fascinating details of wildlife activity and habitat 'on the ground'. They will also provide insight into how to track spoor, to listen for warning sounds of predators approaching and to know and distinguish medicinal plants. Day and night game drives are also offered from the camp.

Note: For the 2020 season photographic vehicles will be introduced, and yoga be offered (subject to instructor availability).

Photographs courtesy of The Bushcamp Company


Open:  Early May to December. The exact dates can vary from year to year - please ask for details. 

Location:  Overlooking an oxbow lagoon and the Chindeni Hills, in the remote southern part of South Luangwa National Park. The nearest airport is Mfuwe, a 3-4 hour game viewing drive away. 

Rooms:  4 luxury, spacious tents, consisting of 2 twins (with 2 queen size beds each) and 2 doubles, each with a king size bed. All are en-suite with a toilet, hand basin, shower, hot and cold running water and with a supply of toiletries. 

Activities:   Day and night game drives, guided walking safaris and birdwatching. Yoga and photographic vehicles will be offered starting 2020. 

Facilities:  There is stunning lounge, dining and bar area overlooking the Luangwa River and Chindeni Hills. The camp operates on solar power and there are limited battery charging facilities. There is a free laundry service. 

Dining:  Meals are served communally on the main deck or in the dining room, sitting at one long table.  

Children:  The camp accepts children 12 years of age and over. 12 years is the minimum age for walking safaris in the national park. As the camp is unfenced, children need to be supervised at all times.

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is no mobile reception, no direct phone or fax and no internet. Communication is maintained with the main Mfuwe Lodge by radio.

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client reviews

Jane Brown

"A stunning location, fabulous accommodation, delicious food and attentive staff. What more could anyone ask."

Hazel Jacklin
"I loved Chindeni and didnt want to ever leave! The setting was fabulous, the general deck was a wonderful, relaxing communal area, and the our tent was enormous, with distinct sleeping, sitting and bathroom areas, wooden floors, hot and cold running water, a veranda and a wonderfully comfortable bed. But what we really remember about out time at Chindeni was the friendliness, humour and dedication of the camp staff. Mike, who was acting as the reserve manager/host (I believe he is normally at Bilimungwe Camp), was astonishing. He went out of his way to make each day special. He has a very endearing management style and was clearly very supportive and encouraging to all the camp staff. Mike and Peter (our guide) were excellent company at meal times with some very interesting and funny anecdotes. The food was also outstanding."
Julie Croucher, Tribes
"The camp was being refurbished when I visited, just opening up for another season, so I've not experienced it with guests on board!  The location is just beautiful and I'm told that with the new rooms, they are bigger than most people's houses and the ultimate in somewhere to relax and watch the wildlife go by.  A lovely small, friendly camp in a remote part of the park where you should really spend several days."



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