Chindeni Bushcamp

A sublime tented camp on the edge of a permanent lagoon with the Chindeni Hills providing a truly breathtaking backdrop.

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In an enviable location on the edge of a lagoon where hippo chortle and elephant wallow, stands Chindeni - undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tented camps in the South Luangwa.

There's something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone. At Chindeni you can combine that thrill with style and comfort in one of its four opulent tents. Gaze out from your private veranda onto the lagoon which attracts birds and animals from miles around. Or settle back with a gin-and-tonic in the central lounge and dining area - a glorious expanse of varnished decking arranged on several levels around the surrounding ebony trees, boasting, of course, the same spectacular view of the serene lagoon and its inhabitants.

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Rooms

With stripped wooden floors, four-poster beds, cosy sitting rooms, en suite bathrooms and vaulted canvas ceilings, Chindeni's spacious tents are so inviting you could be forgiven for never wanting to leave your room. Especially when you can see so much wildlife just by stepping onto your own private deck jutting out over the lagoon. Two of the tents have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Chindeni is open from May to December.

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Activities

Whether you are in the mood for intrepid exploration or perhaps some more sedentary wildlife viewing, Chindeni will deliver. Avid game viewers and birdwatchers can set out on superb walking safaris, game drives, night drives and scenic sundowner trips in the surrounding area. Or you can just park yourself in a deckchair at camp and watch the abundance of game that is drawn to the lagoon.

You've got a pretty sublime spot here - the perfect place to spend our first wedding anniversary. It doesn't get much better than sipping champagne to the sound of hippos squelching through the mud below us - definitely one for the memory bank.
- Sam & Lizzie Matthews, UK

Summary

Location:
Overlooking an ox-bow lagoon and the Chindeni Hills, South Luangwa, Zambia
(2 ½ hours from Mfuwe Lodge)
Season:
Open from May to December
Activities:
Guided walking safaris; game drives (day and night); birdwatching
Children:
Children over 12 are welcome (under 12s welcome if a private camp is booked)
Electricity:
Solar power for lighting, battery charging facilities and hot water
Accommodation:
4 luxury, spacious tents:
- 2 doubles (king-sized)
- 2 twins (queen-sized)
Co-ordinates:
S 13°22.030' - E031°36.436'

Guest Comments

A wonderful piece of Eden. This has been a heavenly bonus and splendid finish to our 50th anniversary and 21st birthday family tour.

- Peter Gilbert, Kate, Adam & Paul Armstrong, Peter & Anne Hyatt

An unbelievable first taste of Africa. The hospitality of the staff at the camps, the superb food and the knowledge of guides combined in providing a memorable experience. Sunrise at Chindeni with the yellow billed storks arriving most be one of natures treasures.

- Treena and Mike, UK

"The accommodation at Chindeni was luxurious and the food excellent. The salads were exceptionally fresh...the tables were beautifully set and napkins never folded the same... the ingenuity of the waiters was astonishing."

- Yvonne Neethling, South Africa

Thanks for helping select this most picturesque of their camps..with a lagoon and great birdlife and great views and sunrises over the hills .Groves of ebony trees help with shade ,atmosphere
Walks are varied and we enjoyed the contrasting vegetation ,trees ( We did see lion on other bank while walking) and the only other vehicle on a drive came from Bimi
River is very picturesque for the regulation cold sundowner! …
Quite a long drive back to Mfuwe for flight but through good scenery
All these camps offer variety and contrast and gave us a great perspective on the south of Luangwa.
For us each day was different and a real adventure An excellent itinery . Caroline loved the walks and we must commend all camps for helping with her dietary requirements.
Zambia its wildlife and people delivered!
Best birds . Purple Crested Lowrie/ Bee eaters 3 species
Animal .Kudu,Leopard and wild dog while walking at Island

- Simon A

You've got a pretty sublime spot here - the perfect place to spend our first wedding anniversary. It doesn't get much better than sipping champagne to the sound of hippos squelching through the mud below us - definitely one for the memory bank.

- Sam & Lizzie Matthews, UK