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.

360° Camp View

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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.

We just got back on Monday after a wonderful three weeks in Africa, the highlight of which was no doubt our nine nights at your bush camps.
Being lazy, I rarely write notes but I did want to say what a very special experience it was for the three of us and how much we enjoyed it. The teams at the camps were wonderful, and the attention to detail was extraordinary. So knowledgeable and so enthusiastic despite being so close to the end of the season when they must be so tired!
Special thanks to Peter, Claire and Fanuel and Julius and Manda and not forgetting our “laugh a minute” spotters Moses and Elijah. We hope they didn’t mind our sense of humour and constant jokes!
I hope we can visit again one day.
- Auriel Folkes

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

I think you might have gathered that we had an absolutely amazing time with you – we came away on such a high.
We will dream of African dawn chorus and sunrise while we are chomping on toast in the frosty mornings.
Please thank everyone again for us for making us feel like VIP guests.

- Harriet P

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

After 7 camps and 21 days in the bush, clearly the Bushcamp Company stands out as superb and focused on a stellar experience for the guests. Every camp we stayed at over the course of our trip had something very special to offer, but the overall ambience of Bushcamp was extremely intimate – there was a real sense of personal pride, as if each camp was individually owned and operated in the finest sense, while still feeling a strong pride and connection to a greater team and mission. That’s pretty special.
In the meantime, thank you for your incredible warmth and hospitality!

- Kathleen L

I just wanted to say again to you and everyone at Mfuwe and Chindeni how very much we enjoyed our stay and found everyone, the place and everything to be so wonderful, comfortable, friendly, fun, delicious and also informative, we came back in a total daze of happiness. Thank you all so very much.
I am sending a couple of pics and would ask you to send our fondest regards and thoughts to Peter, and our thanks too.
We will be back, just not quite sure when we'll make it!!
We took over 2000 photos in all!!!!! And love every single one of them!!

- Judy and Duffy T