Recognised as one of the Luangwa’s more luxurious bushcamps, complete with writing desks and solid wooden furniture, Chindeni caters for a client who wants a secure tented camp, but one that also has a sense of adventure. In our view it lacks that sense of wild adventure that the Luangwa’s bushcamps are so famous for. Subsequently we prefer the other Bushcamp camps. However for clients wanting a more secure camp than many of the bushcamps can provide, Chindeni is a good option to combine with other Bushcamp Company walking camps.
Chindeni Camp - The Details
Chindeni Camp, is sited above a permanent oxbow lagoon, with a striking view of the nearby Chindeni Hills. This is a beautiful, luxury tented bushcamp in the South Luangwa that blends well with its surroundings. Resting on the edge of an oxbow lagoon, the camp is a 3.5 hour transfer by road from Mfuwe airport and six kilometres or an early morning walk from its sister camp, Bilimungwe.
The accommodation here is in large, opulent raised tents, each with wooden four-poster beds and en-suite bathroom facilities. Private verandas with hammocks overlook the water and make a great spot for watching crossing elephants, basking crocodiles and thirsty antelope. Rooms are all kitted out with the modern luxuries you would expect, including two double beds, hot water, shower, double vanities and solar-powered lighting. The central lounge and dining area is the focus of camp life with meals, sundowners and afternoon relaxation all taking place on its multi-tier decking.
This is the ideal spot for the adventurous game viewer as well the less active who might want to relax from the comfort of their own room admiring the spectacular vista of the lagoon.
Walking safaris, day and night drives lead by top Luangwa Valley guides are on offer, with scenic sundowners and open air dining all included in your stay here.
The camp is open from May to December – during the rainy months later in the year Chindeni takes a lot longer to get to on the only all-weather road running south. The exquisite setting of Chindeni makes it a winner to visit throughout all the months that it’s open.