Wilderness Chikwenya

Wilderness Chikwenya is located on a private concession on the eastern boundary of the Mana Pools National Park in the Lower Zambezi Valley.

Wilderness Chikwenya has a spectacular setting on the confluence of the Zambezi and Sapi Rivers, surrounded by a forest of albida and Natal mahogany trees and overlooking the floodplains, river and escarpment beyond. The camp offers luxurious tented accommodation and excellent opportunities for walking and boating activities in particular. This, together with the camp’s relaxed riverside setting, makes Chikwenya a great base for those looking for a very comfortable, exclusive safari with a slightly slower pace.


Accommodation is provided for around 18 guests in seven canvas en suite tents including two family tents. All tents have open plan plumbed en suite facilities (vanity, freestanding bath…


Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site, is a beautiful wilderness area, in northern Zimbabwe where the floodplains of the mighty Zambezi, wooded with acacia and mahogany trees…


Children from six years of age are accepted and the camp caters well for families with two dedicated family units accommodating parents and children under one roof…

Conservation & community

Wilderness Safaris has established two non-profit organisations to achieve their mission of protecting and expanding Africa’s wilderness through conservation and community empowerment…

Location Mana Pools National Park
Access Scheduled or charter flight to Chikwenya Airstrip (10 minute drive from camp)
Open April to 19 November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury Tented Lodge
Focus Water based activities / Walking / Game Drives
Children 6 years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Boat trips / Fishing / Canoeing
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 7 Tented Suites (including two family units)
Family Accommodation 2 two bedroom family units
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor shower / Plumbed outdoor shower / Bath (except in the second bedroom of the family units)
Power for charging In room
Lighting Hybrid solar – generator
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fans / Ceiling fans
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Air horn
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal (and private plunge pools in each family unit)
Wellness No
Dining Style Individual and communal
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted