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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…

LocationMana Pools National Park
AccessScheduled or charter flight to Chikwenya Airstrip (10 minute drive from camp)
OpenApril to 19 November
Camp StyleLuxury Tented Lodge
FocusWater based activities / Walking / Game Drives
Children6 years +
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Guided walks / Boat trips / Fishing / Canoeing
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms7 Tented Suites (including two family units)
Family Accommodation2 two bedroom family units
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor shower / Plumbed outdoor shower / Bath (except in the second bedroom of the family units)
Power for chargingIn room
LightingHybrid solar – generator
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingStanding fans / Ceiling fans
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomAir horn
Mobile ReceptionNo
SwimmingCommunal (and private plunge pools in each family unit)
Dining StyleIndividual and communal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks only
Credit CardsNot accepted