Located in the remote north of Zimbabwe's rugged Matusadona National Park, Changa Safari Camp overlooks Lake Kariba. Family owned and run, this East African style tented camp offers authentic accommodation and a wide range of lake, beach and bush excursions that take advantage of its unique location.
- Intimate, authentic accommodation – 6 deluxe and 2 family deluxe tents overlooking Lake Kariba
- Private decks with views of the lake and Matusadona mountains
- Excellent game viewing and birdlife
- Game drives, game walks, fishing, sunset cruises and gorge trips
- Family-owned and run with attention to detail
- One and a half hour's flight from Victoria Falls
Based near the shores of Lake Kariba in the once-isolated Matusadona National Park, Changa Safari Camp is uniquely situated to take advantage of the best the water, the beach and the bush, now home to an abundance of wildlife, have to offer.
Views of Lake Kariba and the Matusadona Mountains
All eight deluxe tents, six of which are double and two of which are family tents, have both indoor en-suite bathrooms as well as an outdoor bath and shower. Guests can bath or shower under the stars on their private decks with views of both Lake Kariba and the Matusadona Mountains. Mosquito proofed and equipped with fans, each spacious bedroom is decorated differently but with the same loving attention to detail.
Changa's main camp
Changa's lounge, dining room, bar, viewing deck and swimming pool are the hub of activity at the safari camp. They are connected by walkways overlooking Lake Kariba. A continental breakfast is served before guests set out on their early morning activities and excursions. Brunch and lunch are taken al fresco while dinner is served on the viewing deck, at the swimming pool or on Changa Safari Camp's private beach
A wide range of activities
After guests have had tea or coffee delivered to their tent in the morning, they convene for breakfast and choose their activities for the day. They can go on an open safari vehicle game drive in wildlife-rich Matusadona National Park or take a guided bush walk with one of the camp's expert guides. They can go fishing for Tigerfish, Tilapia bream and southern Africa's largest freshwater fish, the vundu, known to anglers as a river monster, in Lake Kariba. Game viewing can also be enjoyed while on a boat cruise, a popular afternoon activity that includes watching the sunset over the water with sundowners. Guests can also pay a visit to Sanyati River Gorge. Bird watching can be done on game drives or boat cruises.
By air - Charter flights can be arranged from Victoria Falls or Harare International Airport to Fothergill Island. You will be collected there and taken to Changa Safari Camp by way of a 15-minute boat ride.
By boat - From the town of Kariba, it's a 45-minute boat ride.
Our take on Changa Safari Lodge
The tents are spacious and the view of Lake Kariba from their private decks is lovely. Situated so close to the water, it's not unusual to fall asleep to the sound of grunting hippo. While Changa Safari Lodge is unfenced, we never felt unsafe in this remote and secluded spot in Matusadona National Park and there's a staff member on hand to accompany guests to their tents at night. The staff are warm and attentive, the food fantastic, the safari guides knowledgeable, the atmosphere intimate and welcoming and the sunrises and sunsets breathtaking.
- All meals and snacks
- All beverages including tea, coffee and sundowners
- WiFi in the lounge area
- Guided walks and/or game drives
- Fishing excursions
- Bird watching excursions
- Gorge trips
- VAT and government tourism levy
- National parks fees
- Conservation fees
- Charter flights from surrounding areas
- Road or boat transfers from landing strips to camp
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