Wilderness Safaris will return to Chikwenya in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, with the opening of Chikwenya Camp on October 1, 2018.
Situated at the confluence of the Sapi and Zambezi Rivers on the eastern boundary of the park, Chikwenya will open as a six-tented camp. The canvas tents are erected on low wooden decks and pine walkways link them to the raised main area which includes a lounge, dining and bar area, along with a pool, deck and fireplace.
The varied habitat attracts a range of wildlife, with key mammals including buffalo, elephant, kudu, zebra, waterbuck, hippo, lion, wild dog, leopard and occasionally nyala. Bird species include black-throated wattle-eye, red-necked falcon, eastern nicator, Narina trogon and Livingstone flycatcher.
Activities on offer include day and night game drives, guided nature walks, boating and catch-and-release fishing. Canoeing will be available for the 2019 season, which will run from April 1 to November 15.
“Wilderness last operated Chikwenya in 2006 and we are thrilled to be back. In this way, we not only demonstrate our unwavering commitment to driving authentic and sustainable ecotourism in Zimbabwe, but can reveal the wonders of this extraordinary wilderness area to our guests. Our Chikwenya site is one of the most beautiful places for a camp in southern Africa and we can’t wait to introduce the new camp to our guests, even if it’s just for a short period of time before the end of the season on 15 November 2018,” says Wilderness Safaris CEO, Keith Vincent.