Chula Island Camp

An exclusive tented camp on an island in the Zambezi River in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Chula Island Camp, together with sister camp Kutali Camp, offers one of safari Africa’s most genuine and authentic safari adventure experiences. Chula Camp is located on the Katengahumba Island, separated from the mainland by the Discovery Channel, and is surrounded by dense Natal Mahogany forest. The style of the camp and the potential focus on walking may immediately limit the appeal to many visitors to Africa, but for those seeking a bit of adventure with superb guiding, a fun and friendly communal camp atmosphere, plenty of walking and a genuine ‘close to nature’ wildlife experience, this operation is a real gem. Owners Luke Evans and Kyle Branch have a real passion for the bush, and their team is offering an experience that is no longer widely available in Africa. Walking is complimented by game drives and river activities (night drives are limited as you need to be back on the island by dusk), and private groups can have complete flexibility on activities. To be able to walk, drive, boat and canoe from the same location, surrounded by stunning Lower Zambezi scenery and high concentrations of wildlife, whilst being guided by a high quality guide, at an affordable price, is a real privilege! There is huge value in Chula, providing of course you are not looking for a luxury lodge experience.


Accommodation is for a maximum of 10 guests in five en suite rectangular lightweight fly camp tents, especially designed with three sides entirely made of gauze allowing for excellent visibility. There are roll down ‘windows’ should the weather…


The Lower Zambezi National Park follows the northern banks of the mighty Zambezi River and offers a wonderful mix of miombo, mopane and acacia woodland interspersed with open plains and thick riverine forest…


Chula Island Camp would be a great choice for adventurous families with older children. Although the camp accepts children over the age of eight years (unless it is taken exclusively) there is a minimum age restriction of 14 years…

Conservation & community

Chula Island Camp is operated by Tusk and Mane who are longstanding supporters of Conservation Lower Zambezi, offering both monetary and logistical support to this highly effective conservation organisation…

LocationLower Zambezi National Park
AccessScheduled flight or Charter flight into Jeki airstrip
OpenMay to October
Camp StyleLuxury mobile camp
FocusWalking / Big game / Birding / Zambezi experience
Children8 years +
ActivitiesGame drives (day time) / Walking / Canoeing / Boating /  Fishing
Maximum Guests on Vehicle8
Private Vehicle OptionsNo
Off-road DrivingYes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms5 tents
Family AccommodationPossible
BathroomFlush toilet / Bucket shower
Power for chargingCentral solar powered charging station
LightingLantern / Solar
HairdryerNot possible
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsNot accepted