Stunning views of the lagoon from everywhere in camp. Elephant, hippo, giraffe, warthogs, baboon, a variety of antelope, crocs and birds galore all throughout the day going about their normal routine.

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Chindeni Bushcamp

  • Watch elephants bathing in the lagoon below
  • Camp out without compromising comfort
  • Take a rest from the sun in the shade of the grand ebony trees

Facilities include

Bar Laundry

Activities include

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
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About

About Chindeni Bushcamp

Unquestionably one of the most beautiful camps in the South Luangwa National Park, this collection of tented huts stands at the edge of Chayumba lagoon, where you can often spot hippo and elephant washing and drinking from the water. You can’t help but feel a thrill of adventure sleeping under a canvas cover, listening to the nocturnal animal kingdom as you wind down after a long day of safari.

The central lounge and dining area looks over the lagoon, surrounded by vast ebony trees, and is home to a fully stocked bar. Each tent is kitted out with wooden floors, four-poster beds and en suite bathrooms so there’s no need to compromise comfort for camping. Chindeni Bushcamp is the perfect spot to kick back and relax on your private veranda where the animal spotting is never-ending, or chuck on your walking boots and take a guided tour through the bush.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Located in the remote, southern part of the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. A tranquil tented camp on the edge of a oxbow lagoon with the Chindeni Hills providing an amazing backdrop.

How to get there

Fly approximately 4 hours from Livingstone to Lusaka, after a short stopover in Lusaka, jump on a 1hour 10min flight to Mfuwe International Airport. All guests will be met at Mfuwe International Airport and will drive a short 45 minutes to Mfuwe Lodge for refreshments before travelling on to Kuyenda Bushcamp. This will take approximately 2 hours 30mins, driving at game-viewing speed through the scenic South Luangwa National Park.

When to go

Open from May to December
The South Luangwa has mild winter days from June to mid-August, with chilly evenings: however from September through to April it is generally quite warm

Dry season - May through October
Rainy season - November through April
Hottest months - October & November (before the rains start around mid-November)

Important Information

Visas
Most nationals can obtain their visa at the point of entry into Zambia. Current charges are $50 for tourists of most nationalities, including US, Canadian, British and most European countries. If you are not one of the above please ask about visas before booking.

Health
All visitors should be medically insured. We recommend that visitors to Zambia take malaria prophylactics. Tetanus, polio, typhoid and the hepatitis vaccinations are recommended. It is advisable to know your blood group type in case of an emergency. Please do ask for up to date health advice in your home country

Insurance
We highly recommend full Trip Cancellation Insurance - we do need to charge cancellation fees as stipulated. Robin Pope Safaris bears no responsibility for any delays, cancellation of flights or change of itinerary and retains the right to alter or cancel an activity with just reason.

Photography
Please be sensitive when photographing local people and their villages. Ask the guide or the villagers first. Be careful when photographing public buildings and persons in uniform - again, ask first.

Children

Travelling with children

Children of 12 years and older are welcome

As children under 12 years of age are not allowed to go on walking safaris in the Park, families travelling with children aged 11 years and below will need to reserve the entire camp on a private basis and also hire a Private Guide & Vehicle for the duration of their stay. This enables the adults to go on walking safaris while the younger children can go on game drives with the guide in the extra vehicle.

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