Lapped by the waters of Lake Kariba, shaded by mopane woodland and hidden from the world, Changa Safari Camp is an oasis of tranquility and an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Changa has been designed to blend in with the environment using natural materials. The camp furniture has been built using Zimbabwe’s most beautiful teak, and the bar has been fashioned around the hull of an old boat.
Features and Amenities
We have six standard tents which accommodate two people. The camp also has two sets of interconnecting family tents, which allow children to move freely between their shelter and their parents’ in complete safety and privacy.
Each one of the eight luxury tents has been created to reflect the environment, providing you with an authentic bush experience. The unique landscape surrounding Changa delivers each shelter with its breathtaking view of the unspoiled environment. Discreetly positioned in the front facing trees, are small sprinkles that may be turned on, inviting a flurry of feathers to your doorstep where you can watch the colorful birdlife darting in and out the spray.
Changa Safari Sunrise from the rooms
Each tent has been individually and tastefully decorated with an East African influence and come with:
An open netted front with views from both the bed and bathroom
Private deck with a seating area and a hammock under the trees
Bathroom vanity with double basins, separate toilet, and a shower and luxury guest amenities
Outdoor bathtub and shower, with candles and decorative tiles
Dressing table, with locally made mirrors and ample cupboard space
Universal plug points
Chilled water in a flask with glasses
Lockable safety deposit bag for all your valuables
Hairdryers on request at check-in
There are several activities at Changa Safari Camp, providing guests with a choice of how they wish to spend their day. From early morning game walks, fishing for the famed Tigerfish and photographing wildlife whilst on a game drive – these are just a few of the adventures on offer. For those that want to take some time out to relax, you do not have to venture too far from the camp to see wildlife as there are regular visitors including elephants, bushbabies, monkeys, squirrels and on the rare occasion, a resident leopard.
One of the best ways to experience and feel a part of the African bush. Our professional guides have expert knowledge of the area and accompanied by them; you can be introduced to the Matusandona National park in a completely different way. Walks are best in the early mornings or late afternoons when it is not too hot. We recommend wearing neutral or “bush” colored clothing, and as the terrain can be uneven and rocky, comfortable walking shoes and socks are required.
Lake Kariba is the world’s largest human-made lake, covering almost 5,600 square kilometers and this vast expanse of fresh water is home to some fantastic fish species including the famous Tigerfish, Tilapia bream, Catfish and the mighty Vundu. For most of the year, Lake Kariba is genuinely one of the highest places in Africa for fishing. For those guests who like to have a go at catching their lunch or dinner, your daily catch can be returned to you ‘a la’ snacks deliciously prepared for you by the chef. Fishing is available throughout the day, and we have experienced guides specifically for this activity.
Sanyati Gorge Trips
A short boat ride across the lake will bring you to the scenic Sanyati Gorge, where you can meander peacefully through the cliffs for up to 10km. The Sanyati Gorge is both unspoiled and undisturbed with an abundance of birdlife, the occasional sighting of antelope and great fishing. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars for this activity as the dramatic landscape will leave you speechless.