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Spotlight on Zimbabwe: Chikwenya

Photo Credits: Caroline Culbert, Wilderness Safaris

Zimbabwe isn’t always the first safari destination that comes to mind. But the Mana Pools National Park is one of the last frontiers in unspoiled African wilderness. The newly refurbished Chikwenya camp is a photographer’s paradise as it looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, with a backdrop provided by the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment.

Thick in the Albida forest foliage stands Chikwenya’s seven tents (including two family units). Enjoy a very high quality of guiding, service, accommodation, coupled with game drives and walking safaris with some of the best guides in Africa. The area offers large concentrations of buffalo and elephant, while predators such as lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are often sighted. Greater kudu, Burchell's zebra, impala, warthog and common waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains and the grunting of hippo can be heard all day.