A clever combination of canvas and teak, with stripped wooden floors, the four spacious tents are raised on wooden decking and luxuriously furnished. There are two twin tents and two double tents with each tent incorporating en-suite facilities of a flush toilet, shower and double vanity; four poster bed draped with a mosquito net and private decks. An expanse of varnished decking built on stilts around the surrounding ebony trees and over the oxbow lagoon is where you will find the shaded dining area and adjoining lounge space. Here guests get to relax in the open air and absorb the outstanding wildlife activity and magnificent views.
4 Spacious Tents with private decks and overlooking the lagoon.
May to end of November
Situated in a cool ebony grove high on the banks of the Luangwa River, Chamilandu has breathtaking river views across to the Chindeni Hills in the distance.
This intimate camp offers three 2m high stilted thatch and reed tree-houses perched on the edge of the Luangwa River exposed to 180 degree views from the open-fronted bedroom and bathroom. The open-air en-suite facilities include twin vanity, flush WC, twin showers and hot and cold water; there are four poster beds draped with black mosquito nets for uninterrupted night views and comfortable seating on the raised wooden verandah.
The central dining area, lounge and fully-stocked bar are enclosed on three sides by a waist-high reed wall and set just metres from the riverbank. The camp is solar run with limited battery charging possible and lighting by solar and paraffin lamps.
3 Thatch and Reed stilted Tree Houses
June to October
A traditional walking camp, activities from Chamilandu include walking safaris and day and night game drives. Chamilandu is surrounded by a wealth of habitats that include riverine forest, woodland, oxbow lakes and open floodplains. This attracts a huge diversity of wildlife to the area from Crawshay’s zebra, puku, and waterbuck to regular leopard sightings.
7 spacious twin and double bedded safari tents and a two-bedroom family unit are well spaced and set on raised wooden decks that provide a perfect vantage point a permanent water hole. Each en-suite bathroom has an indoor and outdoor shower, hot and cold running water and flush toilet.
Central spaces include a dining room, bar, sitting area and a campfire overlooking a permanent waterhole, as well as a swimming pool.
7 Twin and Double bedded Safari Tents
1 x 2 Bed Family unit
The annual rains transform the arid desert landscape into a lush profusion of Kalahari vegetation, offering guests a unique insight into the lesser known desert experience. The Sleep Out Deck offers guests a panoramic view and the opportunity to spend the night under the magnificent African night sky.
Activities offered include game drives (maximum 4 guests per vehicle), night drives, guided bush walks as well as an educational walk with a San bushman and spectacular birding. For those with an adventurous spirit, there is the overnight sleep-out option, where you can spend a night out under star-studded skies.
The ever-changing desert landscape is home to a healthy population of Kalahari lion – there are 2 lion prides at home here – and general desert species including oryx, kudu, springbok, zebra, wildebeest, red hartebeest, brown hyena and large herds of eland as well as a small population of white rhino.
Bunker ground level hide and Viewing platform on the reserve