Changa Safari Camp

Lake Kariba, Matusadona

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Changa Safari Camp is situated on a private concession in  the famed Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba. With its own 4.5 km of lake shore, your dream of the total raw African experience can be realised from tastefully furnished, fan cooled, spacious deluxe East African-style tented suites, each with their own private deck and stunning views of the rugged Matusadona Mountains across the inland sea of Lake Kariba.

The camp consists of 6 double/twin deluxe tents and 2 family deluxe tents and can sleep up to 20.

The central guest area consists of a lounge/library, separate dining room, separate bar, infinity swimming pool and spacious deck, all beautifully appointed around a natural, sandy beach.

Early morning tea/coffee is delivered to your tent at your appointed time, breakfast is served al fresco, and lunches and dinners are served around private tables or a large table for groups.

Electricity in the camp is delivered by a combination of generator and solar power. Internet service is available and there is limited mobile phone coverage. There is a daily laundry service.

Activities and excursions at Changa Safari Camp are focused on a true wilderness and wildlife experience. The National Park is a 'walker's paradise', and an early morning or late afternoon walk in the company of one of the camp's professional guides is an experience to savour. Explore the shoreline and the many tributaries and streams that feed the lake by boat, or, for the more adventurous, follow well-worn elephant trails into the mountain region. Alternatively, opt for the more traditional game drive aboard customised game vehicles, visit the incredible landscape of the Sanyati Gorge or try your hand at landing Kariba's famous fighting tiger fish with an experienced fishing guide.    

At the end of the day enjoy a refreshing 'sundowner' boat cruise whilst you marvel at the unequalled beauty of a famous Lake Kariba sunset.

Changa Safari Camp can be accessed by air, water or road.

Air: Guests can now fly into Kariba from Harare or Victoria Falls. On arrival at Kariba Airport, it’s a short road transfer to the harbour, where they will be collected by a Changa representative and transferred to camp by boat (approx 45 mins). Charter flights (minimum 2 persons) are also available. Land at the nearby Kanjedza airstrip (weather dependent) followed by a short boat/road transfer into camp or at Kariba main airport.

Road & Water: Self-drivers can access Kariba by tarred road from Lusaka or Harare. They will be met  by a Changa representative at a specified harbour where they can leave their cars in secure parking and embark on the 45-minute boat transfer into camp. Guests may also use their own boats to access Changa.

Reviews 2

Roxy Dankwerts, Zimbabwe 27 May 2016
The elephants congregate in family groups, ranging from 10 – 60 individuals, along the entire shoreline. Within an afternoon, you are faced with the most magnificent backdrop of the vast waters of Lake Kariba, silhouetting the distant hills of Zambia, whilst quietly sitting amongst a herd of elephants. I cannot think of anywhere else that would you have such an unfettered view of the herds, grazing peacefully on the lawns of the nutritional panicum grass. The fact that these family groups are so calm around vehicles and humans is a testament to the efforts of the anti poaching units, as well as the respectful habituation by the Professional Guides in the area. The photographic opportunities that this area offers, are unparalleled. Water, green flood plains, red terrain, mountain vistas, magical sunsets, filtered light ... and elephants doing what elephants do ... it's ALL there! It is elephant perfection! On top of this, the stay at Changa cannot be beaten. Changa is understated, tasteful and thoughtful, in every respect. It is not possible to be more comfortable nor more spoiled! The property is immaculate. The food is plentiful, delicious and beautifully presented. However, the most valuable asset that Changa has, is its outstanding individual service. From Management, to the last detail of room cleanliness, you are completely cared for and attended to. Changa has my respect ... and my loyalty.
Susan Chenaux-Repond, Switzerland 14 September 2015
What we loved especially about this beautiful camp is the way it has been sensitively situated and built with the lightest of footprint on nature. No struggling lawns and awful, tortured non- indigenous flower beds - it fits in beautifully with its surrounds. Paths wind around natural objects - no jarring straight lines and borders. Decks are lovingly built around trees. Fallen leaves are allowed to be. The lovely furnishings are locally made. The food is exquisite. And we have not even started talking about the stunning Kariba location, the excellent hosting and guiding (thank you Petra and Kingsley) and the wonderful wildlife!
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Telephone +263 24 2498835/6
Mobile Emergency (After Hours) +263 77 674 4491
Fax +263 24 2498480
Price Top-end
Full Catering


Explore 3 of Zimbabwe's top regions and save US$1023 pp! An 8 night combo package in 3 Safari Camps with 3 flights included. 3 nights at The Hide Safari Camp (Hwange NP); 2 nights at Changa Safari Camp (Lake Kariba, Matusdadona NP); 3 nights at John's Camp (Mana Pools NP). For more details and prices, contact Changa Safari Camp. Ts & Cs apply Expires: 31 October 2024

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