price avg $380,00/night

Changa Safari Camp

Changa safari camp, with a passion for the wilderness and African wildlife, the Higgins and Preston families have built a dream safari destination on the shores of Lake Kariba in the Matusadona National Park. Situated within a private concession and with our own 4.5 km of lake shore, you can realize the total raw African experience from tastefully furnished, fan cooled, spacious deluxe East African style tented suites. Each suite has its own private deck and stunning views of the mysterious Matusadona Mountains across the inland sea of Lake Kariba.

The atmosphere of the camp itself lends to total relaxation so an afternoon by the pool sipping cocktails or drinking a cup of tea are always a welcome respite. Listen carefully for the strident call of the iconic african fish eagle and enjoy the unequaled beauty of a Lake Kariba sunset.

Changa has been designed to blend in with the environment as much as possible and the natural materials, thatched roofs, wooden decks and walkways merge beautifully with the surrounding bush. The main lounge and library is comfortably furnished in an eclectic style, beautifully integrating leather, linen and cane to create a relaxed, homely vibe. The lounge is completely open to the gentle breeze, shaded by a thatch roof with sprawling views of the main deck, beach and lakeshore.

The main deck with its sweeping curved stairway leading onto a lower deck, fire pit and wide beach of glittery white sand, is the perfect spot to sit and relax whilst enjoying a refreshing drink. The swimming pool is a wonderfully shaded haven equipped with sun loungers and private seating areas, this is a place where you can revel in the stunning scenery overlooking the bay.

Meals are relaxed and laid back, set around a large table in the dining room or under a canopy of trees on the vast wooden deck overlooking the lake. Scrumptious food is freshly prepared in camp everyday by our Chef, always with an imaginative and friendly approach.

Accommodation at Changa consists of luxury tented suites each individually displaying truly unique African influences, from rustic wood, leather and weavery, against crisp white linen and locally made furniture. Styled with complete comfort in mind each tent has ensuite facilities and “under the stars” outside shower and bath. Whether you choose to relax in the comfort of your tent or enjoy spectacular lake vistas from your own private veranda you will be reminded time and again of the endless beauty around you.

All tents are mosquito proofed and we have fans for your comfort during the hot months. We pride ourselves on exclusivity, getting away from the hustle and bustle deserves nothing less.

This rich wilderness area offers exceptional game drives as well as walking and fishing safaris, all in the company of highly trained professional guides. Healthy populations of predators, including lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah as well as elephant, buffalo and antelope frequent the shoreline. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant in the cool waters. If you are very lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the last remaining Black Rhinos. Birdlife is prolific, with 350 species having been identified in the area.

We invite you to enjoy the rhythms of nature, and relax in the tranquility and peacefulness of our camp and its beautiful surroundings. Our pledge will be kept if your last thought of the day is “Can it get any better than this!”.

Due to the remote nature of the camp, we welcome children over 10 years of age, but request prior arrangement for children under 10.

Guests can either drive to Kariba where they will be met by a Changa representative and for a 45 minute boat ride to the camp, or they can fly into Fothergill Island on a “daily on-demand pay-per-seat charter flights“ from Victoria Falls or Harare, where they will be met by a Changa representative and enjoy a short 15min boat transfer in to camp.
Driving to the camp is only recommended for serious 4×4 enthusiasts and would take about 10 hours from Harare.

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.

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Hotel Facilities

  • Big 5 Game viewing
  • Camp Fire
  • Fan
  • Game Drives
  • Laundry Service
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Pool
  • Professional Safari Guide
  • Sundowners
  • Tented Camp

Available Rooms

  • Family Tent

    Family Tent with a private veranda, outdoor bath and shower.

    • x 2
    • x 2
    • x 3
  • Luxury Tent

    Luxury Tent

    • x 2
    • x 2