Changa Safari Camp

Location: Lake Kariba | Zimbabwe

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Encompassing nearly four kilometres of unspoilt shoreline, Changa Safari Camp is a haven of tranquillity and relaxation with extensive views across Lake Kariba and out to the distant mountains beyond. Kariba is famous for its sunsets, and there is no doubt the sight of the sun slowly sinking over a crimson lake will create a lasting memory of a very special piece of Africa.

Perfect forCouples looking for seclusion, stunning landscapes and beautiful African sunsets.
In the know
  • Top quality and experienced guides
  • Incredible game viewing in a remote area of the national park
  • Excellent walking opportunities
  • Ask about the local folklore about Kariba- the guides will teach you all about the mysterious legend of the river god Nyaminyami

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Guiding
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Changa Safari Camp is situated in a private concession area within the famed Matusadona National Park. It is situated on the eastern most peninsula and is the only permanent private camp in the national park.

Rooms at Changa Safari Camp

Accommodation is in the form of eight East African style tents, two of which are family units with an inter-leading children’s tent. Each tent features en-suite facilities, an "under the stars" bath and shower and private deck with stunning lake and mountain views. The spacious, tasteful bedrooms are each furnished with their own décor.

Food & drink

Homemade and using locally sourced ingredients, Changa Safari Camp’s delicious cuisine will energise you for a day in the great outdoors, with dinner on the beach and drinks by the firepit the perfect way to unwind in the evenings.

An early morning continental breakfast precedes the morning activities, while lunch is enjoyed at a leisurely pace on the main elevated deck, either in the shade of the thatched open air dining room or under the zig-zag terminalia tree overlooking the shoreline. Before your afternoon activities, you can enjoy a selection of teas, local coffee and tasty sweet treats and at 7.30pm you will be heralded by the beating of the drum to the beach for a candle-lit dinner. 

Facilities

The hub of the camp is the central entertainment area, which has a bar, lounge and dining room. Changa Safari Camp also has a beautiful deck and swimming pool, which are situated by the lake for continous game viewing. 

Activities at Changa Safari Camp

Spending time in the watery wonderland of Lake Kariba is a blissfully relaxing and rewarding experience. Explore the shoreline and estuaries by boat, vehicle and on foot, or try your hand at catching the famed tigerfish or casting a line for bream. Eerie forests of partially submerged, petrified trees are a great vantage point for a variety of birdlife as well as providing superb photographic opportunities. During your stay, you will have the choice of morning and afternoon guided walks, morning and afternoon game drives either by boat or vehicle, as well as bird watching activities and perfectly timed sundowners. 

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Hotel location

Most guests fly into Victoria Falls and then take a chartered flight to Fothergill Island (approx. 1hr 30 mins). From there it is a short 15-minute boat transfer to the camp. Alternatively, guests can fly into Lusaka International Airport and then take a road transfer to Kariba, followed by a 45-minute boat transfer into camp. 

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