Guest suite at Chikwenya lodgeGuest suite at Chikwenya lodge

Chikwenya Camp

From: $1,288.00

Chikwenya is located on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park. This area is a photographic paradise overlooking vast floodplains and the Zambezi River. Tents, including two family units, are constructed on low decks with wooden walkways connecting each tent to the main lodge.


Chikwenya Camp

Mana Pools

Open between April and November

Chikwenya in Mana Pools National Park lies at the heart of the Zambezi Valley. This is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views over floodplains and mountains. Besides offering large concentrations of Buffalo and Elephant predators such as Lion and Leopard are often sighted. Greater Kudu, Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, Warthog and Waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and the grunting of Hippo can be heard all day.

Mana Pools is famous for its large numbers of diverse wildlife as they concentrate along the river during the dry winter months. Buffalo graze along the river’s edges and elephant are abundant. Leopards are common, and lion are seen on almost every single game drive.

Luxury Tents

The camp has seven luxury tents, each overlooking the floodplains, river and mountains. There are two family suites, both with their own swimming pools. Beside the main building the swimming pool and its deck are a great place for game viewing while you soak up the sun.

Walking safaris with guide and armed scout are by far the very best way to experience the bush. After your morning game drive and breakfast set out for a walk along the river banks. The amount and diversity of game is astounding to even seasoned safari adventurers.

NOTE: Chikwenya is a seasonal camp that is only open between April and mid to late November.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Zimbabwe. Read our blog on Mana Pools. To learn more about this incredible area you will be visiting read up about Mana Pools.

Consider combining this with a visit to Stretch Ferreira Safaris, Ruckomechi or Kanga Camp.

If Botswana is your preferred destination that have a look at Duba Explorers Camp.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Victoria Falls Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, South African Airways,  or Kenya Airways

On your arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by a guide for the 2 hour drive to camp.

Private charters are possible to either Mana Main or Mana West airstrip followed by a 20 minute game drive to camp.

For assistance with domestic arrangements or private charters, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Park fees’
  • Laundry
  • Twice daily safari activities


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance


Activities at Chikwenya include:

  • Fishing
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Night drives
  • Canoe expeditions
  • Sunset cruise
  • Guided walks with rangers
  • Birding
  • Stargazing and Identification

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