Location: Mana Pools
No. of rooms: 6 luxury tents + 2 tented family tents
Style: Luxury tented camp
Highlights: Wonderfully romantic setting
Dining: Under the stars or in the mess area


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Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya is a photographer’s paradise as it looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, with a backdrop provided by the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment.

The six-tented camp (including a family unit) is surrounded by a dense forest of albida and Natal mahogany trees, which provide deep shade in the heat of the day. The albidas shed their protein-rich pods during the dry season, providing vital sustenance for many species, particularly elephant.

Chikwenya opens in October 2018 as a six-tented camp, with 10 tents (including two family units) available from April 2019. All stand on low wooden decks and pine walkways link them to the raised main area. The lounge, dining and bar area are places of hospitality and relaxation, and a pool, deck and fireplace offer alternate spaces to enjoy the scenery and passing wildlife.

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