Camp overlooks an open flood plain and the broad Zambezi River with a backdrop of the Zambian Escarpment. Newly re-opened by Wilderness Safaris in 2018, the camp is situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park and surrounded by a dense forest of Albida and Natal mahogany trees.
Set on a low wooden deck and linked to the main guest are by a raised walkway are 5 twin bedded tents with 2 x ¾ beds and 2 family tents consisting of two tents with a shared deck. Each tent comprises en-suite facilities with indoor and outdoor shower, separate w.c., single vanity basin and bath, canvas roll down blinds for all weather conditions, luggage rack, mosquito net, ceiling fan, tea & coffee tray, charging station, digital safe, indoor lounge and a small veranda with a sunken seating area.
The lounge, dining and bar area are places of hospitality and relaxation all on raised decks. There is a pool with deck and loungers and a camp fire overlooking the Zambezi River.
7 tents including two family units from April 2019
Open seasonally between April to mid/late November
Game drives take place in Chikwenya’s private concession and not in Mana Pools NP, guided walks are conducted across the entire concession which is a key USP as walking in the Albida forests is spectacular, canoeing across Chikwenya’s entire river frontage and boating outside the national Park
Early morning and late afternoon into early evening game drives. Mana Pools is renowned for its walking safaris to get close to massive bull elephants. Also a great location to spot packs of African wild dogs that den in the area as well as the big cats including leopard and lion.
Other activities include: guided walks, boating safaris, canoeing/kayaking and catch and release fishing
The forest of albida trees shed their protein-rich pods during the dry season, providing vital sustenance for many species, particularly elephant. Mana Pools is renowned for its walking safaris to get close to massive bull elephants. It’s also a great location to spot packs of African wild dogs that den in the area and hunt down impala, as well as the big cats including leopard and lion.