Changa Safari Camp
Changa Deluxe Tent Changa Main Areas at Night
Changa Deluxe Tent
Changa Main Areas at Night

Changa Safari Camp

With impeccable safari pedigrees and a shared passion for the wilderness and African wildlife, the Higgins and Preston families got together and built a dream safari camp on the shores of Lake Kariba, in the Matusadona National Park in the north of Zimbabwe. Changa’s hospitality is fast-becoming legendary – we happily receive the adventurous and the curious, we warmly welcome the active or those who just want to relax and retreat.

Country

Zimbabwe

Highlights

Changa provides a base in which to immerse yourself; it’s off the beaten track, away from it all and intriguingly secluded in the heart of an interesting and diverse eco-system, partly man-made, partly formed over centuries. The breathtaking blend of bush, mountains and water in this special spot makes Changa an absolute must on your travel list.

Need to Know

• Accompanied by your sense of adventure, we recommend you bring comfortable, practical clothing compatible with the bush. Dark blues/greens or greys are ideal - steer clear of lights, whites and brights. • Good walking shoes are essential; track shoes are not ideal as they are pervious to grass seeds and thorns. • Whilst malaria is not endemic to the Changa area, Kariba is regarded as a malaria area so prophylactics are recommended. • A good pair of binoculars is almost essential and will greatly add to your safari experience. We recommend optics in the range of 10 x 35 / 40. • A camera with a zoom lens will ensure you don’t miss out on capturing exceptional memories and experiences.
 • Don’t forget the days get hot and the sun is strong, so protection is very important. Bring along sunglasses, a good hat and suncream.
 • A small medical aid kit is advisable, although we do have a medical kit in camp and on our game drive vehicles and boats.


SafarisSafaris


At Changa, we endeavour to provide an exclusive, tailor-made experience to suit you individually. Where possible we are happy to plan days and activities around you. Game drives and walks, fishing safaris, Sanyati Gorge trips, boating, birding, and sundowners are activities that you can enjoy at Changa.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Matusadona National Park consists of about 338,000 acres of unspoiled and unfenced splendour. 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. Lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah occur in good numbers and a few, very endangered black rhino are present. The birdlife is prolific with in excess of 350 species having been identified in the Park. Of particular interest are the many different species of water fowl seen on the shoreline or perched on one of the petrified and partially submerged trees that have become an iconic marker on the Lake Kariba vista. These stark trees, remnants of great hardwood forests, provide homes for bats and insects, vantage points and nesting sites for fish eagles, darters, cormorants and king fishers.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

At Changa, we endeavour to provide an exclusive, tailor-made experience to suit you individually. Where possible we are happy to plan days and activities around you. Game drives and walks, fishing safaris, Sanyati Gorge trips, boating, birding, and sundowners are activities that you can enjoy at Changa.

FacilitiesFacilities

Amenities & Services Include: • Central Guest Area – lounge/library, dining room, bar • Swimming pool • Main deck which leads to a lower deck, fire pit and beach • Early morning tea/coffee is delivered to your tent at a pre-arranged time, breakfast is served al fresco, and lunches and dinners are enjoyed at private tables or around a large group table. • Electricity in the camp - we are 100% solar powered. • Internet service is available and there is limited mobile phone coverage. • Daily laundry service is available.

AccommodationAccommodation

Each luxury en suite tent is decorated tastefully and with unique African influences, from rustic wood to leather and woven basketry, crisp white linen to locally crafted furniture. All tents are mosquito-proofed and there are fans for your comfort during the hot months. We have 6 double en suite tented rooms with private veranda, outdoor bath and shower as well as 2 family tents, also with private veranda, outdoor bath and shower.

AccoladesAccolades

2nd runner up for "Best Tented Safari Camp" in Zimbabwe 2016 by the Association of Travel Agents of Zimbabwe (AZTA). 

SeasonSeason

• Hot, rainy season from November to March • Cool, dry season from May to August • Very hot season from September to November. • Annual rainfall ranges from 400mm in the valley to around 700mm on the plateau. • Winter is wonderfully mild with warm days and cool nights when temperatures rarely go below 13˚C. • In the hot months, daytime temperatures can climb to 40˚C.

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US$380 - US$562

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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