Experience an unforgettable wildlife safari at Changa Safari Camp. It is in a remote and secluded part of the Matusadona National Park, Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. This romantic camp enjoys a private concession area within the Park. It boasts nearly 4 kilometers of lakeshore frontage. The East African Styled luxury tents are private and exclusive with commanding views of the rugged Matusadona Mountains.
Changa Safari Camp is an oasis of tranquility and offers a unique and authentic safari experience. On the shores of Lake Kariba. The lodge blends in with the environment. An ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The open-air lounge area with welcoming leather chairs and sofas; is shaded by a thatch roof. With bursts of color from the individually designed mosaic tiles. It’s a great spot where you can unwind while admiring the scenery.
Set among the shade of Mopane trees, the inviting swimming pool overlooking the lake; provides a great location for a poolside cocktail or an afternoon dip in the heat of the day.
Changa Safari Camp Accommodation
Changa Safari Camp has 6 x luxury en-suite tented rooms. The en suite has an outdoor bath, and a shower. They have private verandas; with lake views.
Each luxury tent is tastefully decorated with unique African influences. From rustic wood to leather and woven basketry, crisp white linen to locally crafted furniture. All tents are mosquito proofed with specialized netting. There are fans for your comfort during the hot months.
There are also two family units. These consist of the normal luxury safari tent, and to this; a smaller replica of the tent. The second tent has two 3/4 beds which can be joined together to make a king bed. They also have a dressing room, separate shower, separate toilet, wash hand basin, and an outside deck. A secure tented corridor links the two tents. This allows children to move freely between their tent and their parents. In complete safety and privacy. Whilst the 2nd tent can be described as a ‘kids’ tent; it is tastefully furnished, private, and spacious enough to accommodate adults. Therefore the family units are suitable for both families and adult groups traveling together.
Families, couples, and groups of friends love it here. Nothing beats the fun, romance, and excitement of a Changa stay. How about booking out the entire camp for a wildly happy special occasion?
Discreetly positioned in the front-facing trees, are small sprinklers that may be turned on. Inviting a flurry of feathers to your doorstep. Watch the colorful bird life darting in and out of the spray. The unique landscape surrounding Changa provides each tent with its own breathtaking view of the unspoiled environment.
Other Camp amenities and services include:
Main deck area which leads to a lower deck, fire pit, and beach
Early morning tea and coffee are delivered to your tent at a pre-arranged time
Solar power electricity in the camp
WiFi is available. However, there is limited mobile phone coverage.
Daily laundry service is available
Bathroom vanity with double basins & luxury amenities
Dressing table and ample cupboard space
Universal plug points
Lockable safety deposit bag for all your valuables
Hairdryers are available at the front reception
In-room guest amenities provided
On-site Spa: A calm and rejuvenating massage or treatment in the most idyllic setting could not be a more pampering experience. Indulge a little… you’re on holiday.
Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park
The Matusadona National Park consists of some 338000 acres of unspoiled and unfenced splendor. Rugged mountains, springs and streams, Miomba woodlands and Mopane scrublands; pristine riverine vegetation, crystal clear lake water, and grass flanked shoreline. All combine to create a unique habitat for healthy populations of African Mammals. Elephants, who have adapted to a semi-aquatic lifestyle, frequent the shoreline. As do numerous species of antelope, their feeding patterns governed by the ever changing lake levels. Lions, leopards, hyenas, and cheetahs occur in good numbers. A small, but very important population of endangered black rhinos roam the Park.
Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake; covering almost 5,600 square kilometers. This vast expanse of freshwater is home to some fantastic fish species. These include the famous Tigerfish, Tilapia bream, Catfish, and the mighty Vundu.
Changa Safari Camp Activities:
There is a varied range of exciting and relaxing activities to choose from. Including both morning and afternoon game drives, fishing for the famed fighting Tigerfish and stunning game walks on the concession; with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.
Where is Changa Safari Camp?
Flying in over Lake Kariba is something truly incredible. Leaving you with a clear idea of just how vast the lake is. You will enjoy views of the rugged Matusadona mountain terrain. Outcroppings of islands. A sea of white trees jutting out of the glass-like water. And herds of elephants grazing on the new shoots of green grass on the shorelines.
There are several chartered flight options. Either from Harare, Hwange, Mana Pools, or Victoria Falls. You’ll fly into Fothergill Island and then a 15-minute boat ride to camp. Or alternatively fly to Kariba and then a 45-minute boat ride to camp.
Guests will land at either Fothergill Airstrip; the closest and preferred option. Or Kariba Main Airport based on weather conditions & at the charter companies’ discretion.
From Fothergill Airstrip; it is a 30-minute game drive to the camp. This is used during the dry season months of April to November. Occasionally when the lake levels are high, this transfer will be done by boat as Fothergill becomes an island. This takes approximately 20 minutes.
From Kariba Main Airport; it is a 20-minute drive from the airport to Marineland Harbor. This is used during the rainy season months of December to March. Followed by a 40-minute boat cruise across the lake to Changa.
Self-drive is not recommended unless guests are serious 4×4 enthusiasts.
Standard Rates in US$ on an All-Inclusive basis:
Changa Safari Camp Rates
Deluxe Family Tent
|Per person sharing
1st November 2023 until 31st March 2024
April until 30th June 2024
1st July until 31st October 2024
Child rates are for kids under 12 years.
Children under 2 years of age stay for free.
There are 6 x Deluxe tents which can be either twin or double bed configurations.
Deluxe tents can accommodate 2 x adults. A child’s bed can be added on request (for those under 12 yrs). The rate will be 50% of the adult rate.
There are 2 x Family tents that can accommodate 2 x adults in the adult tent, and 2 x children in the kid’s tent. On request; a third child can be accommodated. The third child will pay 50% of the adult rate.
Adults can be accommodated in the kid’s tent if requested. The rate is 20% off the normal per person sharing rate.
In high Season a 25% Single Supplement applies,
Low / green & mid season allows for 1 x free single supplement per booking; thereafter a 25% surcharge applies.
Rates Include / Exclude
Rates include accommodation, all meals, and snacks, all beverages including teas & coffees, laundry, Wi-Fi, all activities, VAT and Government Tourism Levy.
Excludes National parks fees, Conservation fees, and transfers.
Treat yourself to an extraordinary experience with this incredible special offer
Stay 6 Pay 5 combo with Changa Safari Camp and The Hide
Spend 6 nights on safari with 3 nights at both of these beautiful camps (Changa Safari Camp at Lake Kariba & The Hide in Hwange National Park) and you will receive one night for free. More information on this Hwange and Kariba combination package.
Valid until 31st October 2024.
Matusadona National Park
Lake Kariba Zimbabwe