Falling for Changa

Hayley Idensohn, Travel Portfolio • 12 October 2018

Hayley Idensohn, MD of Travel Portfolio, a Harare-based Destination Management Company for tailor-made local and regional tours, visited Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba recently.  She sent us her impressions....

 

They say its not difficult to fall hook, line and sinker for Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba. . . seemingly suspended between scoured sky and polished water, a tribute to all that is wild and wonderful.

This was true of Travel Portfolio's recent visit to Changa, where the meals were excellent and the hospitality great, with staff and management really going the extra mile. 

This camp – like many in Zimbabwe – does need to be experienced in both the dry and wet season as the “view” is very different.

Although October was hot, there was a breeze off the lake and the camp's sprinkler system in the trees outside cooled everything down.  (It also attracted some great bird life!) 

At this time of year, the beautiful, decked, infinity pool looking out over the lake towards the mountains of the Matusadona National Park is the perfect place to wallow and relax.

Our tented suite was wonderfully comfortable and we even had an elephant browsing at night right outside our tent!  He was quite partial to nibbling on the candles and the soap at the outside bath too!

Fishing was fun, but game viewing was great.

There was an abundance of relaxed elephant around (tribute to the anti-poaching efforts of the Matusadona Anti-Poaching Project (MAPP).  None of the elephants we came across were stressed about our boat being close by.

And the cherry on the top - we spotted a large pride of lion feeding on a recently killed kudu!

Needless to say - the Changa magic worked.  We fell.... hook, line and sinker! 


 

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