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