Chirundu Safari Lodge, Tamarind Tented Camp & Zambeazy Campsites (Zambezi Valley Safaris)


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ZAMBEZI VALLEY SAFARIS focus on providing unique African adventures and experiences with first-class personal hospitality.

They have numerous and varied destinations, activities and expeditions with impressive bird and wildlife encounters ensuring that each guest has a superior educational escape in breath-taking scenery.

Three of the Zambezi Valley Safaris destinations are located on the Chirundu Estate - a private 2700-hectare wildlife estate on the Zambezi River, 5km downstream from Chirundu.

This is a wildlife paradise surrounded by the Nyakasanga Safari area. The estate boasts a 10km stretch of virgin Zambezi River frontage with a wide floodplain where buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and many other species can be seen.

The main Chirundu Safari Lodge is located on a ridge overlooking the Zambezi valley with the river about 1km away. The lodge overlooks a natural waterhole on one side and has a dam on the other side teeming with birdlife and fish. The lodge has a perimeter wildlife fence making it safe to watch and enjoy the wildlife that frequent both water sources all day and night. The lodge is on two storeys, with 10 en-suite air conditioned bedrooms, a swimming pool, wi-fi and secure parking for vehicles.

The more intimate Tamarind Tented Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River in a grove of wild Tamarind trees on a stretch of virgin riverside forest frequented by a variety of wildlife. This camp is designed for a wilder, bush-lovers experience, with no airconditioning and no wi-fi. There are 15 double or twin ensuite tents all of which are capable of fitting 3 adults (some 2 adults & 2 children) comfortably in each. A central living/dining area and a large, shaded deck over-look the river. There is secure parking for vehicles and boats.

The Zambeasy Campsites
Nine riverside camping sites are located near the Chirundu Estates Pump House, which is a famous local landmark on the banks of the Zambezi River.  Each spaciously-positioned site consists of a braai (barbeque) stand, electricity socket, private ablutions with hot and cold water and a washing up/laundry area.  Ice, water and wood can be bought from Chirundu Safari Lodge.  Camping is charged on a per person per night rate. Minimum 2 people staying, maximum 8. Free mooring is provided for boats. 

The estate has a private airfield with 24 hour security and limited hangerage, and a safe boat launch site and security for boat mooring at the Pump House on the Zambezi River.

Activities include game-drives (boat and vehicle), canoeing on the Zambezi River, fishing trips, small aircraft flights over the Zambezi Valley (for conservation/anti-poaching or scenic purposes),  crocodile farm tours, Paul V Mission historic site tour, Mana Pools day-trips.  Other tailor-made training and educational group activities (including Anti Poaching Educational Safaris (A.P.E.S) are available on request.

Zambezi Valley Safaris will shortly also be offering:-

- Sengwa Sanctuary - on the southern shores of Lake Kariba

- Oribi Camp and Roan Camp - in the Kazuma Pan National Park near Victoria Falls

- Ebony Beach Lodge - Vilanculo, Mozambique

- Hermanus House - Hermanus, South Africa


Related articles & blogs:-

Heading to the bush to learn about oneself - a trip to Chirundu with Zambezi Valley Safaris (Travel Blog July 2019)

New campsite at Chirundu (May 2018)

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Sue Christian - Bell, Zimbabwe 2 July 2018
Thank you Chirundu Safari Lodge team for a wonderful stay. The food was excellent and the staff very helpful especially when my car broke down, I was very grateful for all the help and advice. The tented camp is stunning with breathtaking views of the river and amazing birdlife.
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Telephone +263 242 303004
Mobile +263 785 442361 or +263 772 250392
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