Chindeni is a luxury tented lodge overlooking a beautiful lagoon in the southern section of South Luangwa National Park

Chindeni is a lovely small camp with a beautiful location overlooking an expansive lagoon which holds water for most of the season and attracts a wide variety of game and birdlife. The tented accommodation is spacious and comfortable, offering a decent level of luxury whilst also allowing guests to stay connected to nature. Like all the Bushcamp Company properties in the southern section of the park, Chindeni has a great location for walking, whilst from a driving perspective there are options to head south-west to the Kapamba River area or north-east towards the Mfuwe sector. This makes Chindeni a good option for guests who wish to drive as well as walk, hosted by experienced guides. Food and service in camp is of a high standard, and the camp has an upmarket, exclusive feel to it.


The camp caters for a maximum of eight guests and comprises of two king and two twin bedded (with two queen sized beds) accommodation tents, each built off the ground on large wooden platforms. They are very spacious with…


The Luangwa Valley is one of Africa’s most scenic and game-rich National Parks. Forming part of the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, the wide valley floor is about 1,000ft lower than the surrounding plateau and through…


Chindeni is not an obvious choice for families with children under 12 years old. However, for families with older teenage children, Chindeni could offer a really fantastic family safari adventure.

Conservation & community

The Bush Camp Company, operators of Chindeni, financially support conservation in South Luangwa through a mandatory Luangwa Conservation & Community Fee that each guest is charged per night and which is shared between…

Location South Luangwa National Park
Access Scheduled flight into Mfuwe (3 hrs drive) or Charter flight into Kapamba (30 mins)
Open May to December
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Walking / Big game / Birding
Children 12 Years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms 4
Family Accommodation Triples possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging Communal
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fans
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal (private on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted