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…

LocationSouth Luangwa National Park
AccessScheduled flight into Mfuwe (3 hrs drive) or Charter flight into Kapamba (30 mins)
OpenMay to December
Camp StyleTented lodge
FocusWalking / Big game / Birding
Children12 Years +
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingYes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms4
Family AccommodationTriples possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingCommunal
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingStanding fans
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal (private on request)
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsNot accepted