Chindeni Bushcamp

At the edge of a permanent hippo-filled oxbow lagoon, Chindeni Bushcamp is named for the magnificent hills which provide the campsite with a breathtaking backdrop. There are just 4 spacious guest tents in total here, each raised on wooden platforms and fitted with a private veranda. Whilst hours from modern civilisation, solar panels provide lighting and hot water for ensuite showers found in the private bathrooms adjoining every bedroom.

A central dining area and bar provide a cool and comfortable place to relax with a cocktail, while quietly observing animals such as elephant, buffalo and puku attracted to the lagoon’s fresh water. Birding is spectacular at Chindeni, with guests commonly recording over 100 distinct species over a 3 day stay. Spotlit night drives also increase your chances to spotting the South Luangwa National Park’s rich wildlife, with honey badger, porcupine and civet – elusive elsewhere in southern Africa – often spotted after dark.

Of course, the reason South Luangwa is so famous is walking safaris – a must do whilst at Chindeni Bushcamp. Your expert guide and escort will teach you how to track a leopard through their spoor, as well as how to identify telltale signs of a predator’s presence in the bush. Explore the park’s open plains, woodlands and sandy riverbeds on foot – no two outings are the same, and all are also accompanied by an all-important tea-porter who carries all refreshments throughout your adventure.

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How to get to Chindeni Bushcamp

Guests must fly into Mfuwe International Airport, where they are met and transferred to Mfuwe Lodge for a short refreshment stop (45 mins). From here, they are taken on a thrilling 2.5 hour game drive through the South Luangwa National Park to reach Chindeni Bushcamp.

Activities at Chindeni Bushcamp

  • Walking safaris
  • Game drives

Chindeni Bushcamp Highlights

  • A gloriously secluded bushcamp set by a lagoon in the South Luangwa National Park
  • Comprised of 4 sublime guest tents with spellbinding views
  • Outstanding gameviewing due to the permanent presence of fresh water
  • See wildlife from a vehicle or from the comfort of your room
  • Go on exhilarating walking safaris accompanied by an expert guide

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Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the South Luangwa region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Set in the remote southern reaches of South Luangwa National Park, this beautiful, well-shaded property overlooks a trio of waterholes frequented by a plethora of birds and wildlife.

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp is a collection of three handsome treehouses, whose lofty positions provide bird’s eye views of the wildlife attracted to the cool waters of the Luangwa River.

Chindeni Bushcamp

At the edge of a permanent hippo-filled oxbow lagoon, Chindeni Bushcamp is named for the magnificent hills which provide the campsite with a breathtaking backdrop.

Chinzombo Camp

Award-winning Chinzombo Camp is set on 60 private, pristine acres with prime views over the Luangwa River whose banks teem with all manner of game.

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp sits in the heart of prime gameviewing country - on the banks of the Luangwa River deep within the South Luangwa National Park.

Kakuli Bush Camp

Meaning “old buffalo bull” - a nickname given to Norman Carr by the people of the Luangwa Valley, Kakuli Bush Camp is the only true bush camp open during Zambia’s green season.

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp is a very special safari camp built by a dried up river in a very unspoilt sector of Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park.

Luangwa River Camp

Depending on the time of year, guests at Luangwa River Camp have the privilege of accessing some of the South Luangwa National Park’s most prolific game areas by boat or by vehicle.

Luwi Bush Camp

Secluded Luwi Bush Camp nestles beneath enormous shade trees near a hippo-filled lagoon in Zambia's prolific South Luangwa National Park.

Mchenja Camp

Mchenja Camp is a luxurious tented camp set on a very picturesque bend in the Luangwa River. It forms an ideal starting or end point for a walking safari throughout the pristine Zambian bush.

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Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia? Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

When is the best time to see animals in Zambia? Gameviewing is best during the dry season from Jun-Oct when the animals congregate at remaining waterholes.

What is the climate like in Zambia? There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C), hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with? Zambia’s neighbours – Botswana, Malawi or Zimbabwe – which all offer amazing scenery and wildlife. Or combine with South Africa and explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia? There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Jo’burg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls. It is also possible to fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and then transfer by road to Zambia.

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