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Zimbabwe Suggested Itinerary - Experience an unforgettable wildlife safari at Changa Safari Camp in the Matusadona National Park, Kariba.

 
Elephant on the banks of Lake Kariba
 
Changa Safari Camp is ideally located in a remote and secluded part of the famed Matusadona National Park – Kariba. This romantic camp enjoys a private concession area within the Park and boasts nearly 4 kilometers of lakeshore frontage. The East African Styled luxury tents are private and exclusive with commanding views of the rugged and enquiring Matusadona Mountains.
 
Changa Safari Camp is an oasis of tranquility and offers a unique and authentic safari experience on the shores of Lake Kariba. The lodge has been designed to blend in with the environment and is an an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
 
Changa Safari Camp Tent interior
 
Accommodation:
There are 6 deluxe en-suite tented rooms with private veranda, outdoor bath and shower as well as two sets of interconnecting family tents, which allow children to move freely between their tent and their parents' in complete safety and privacy (also with private veranda, outdoor bath and shower).

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 with specialized netting and there are fans for your comfort during the hot months.
 
The unique landscape surrounding Changa, provides each tent with its own breathtaking view of the unspoilt environment. Discreetly positioned in the front facing trees, are small sprinklers 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.
 
Set among the shade of Mopane trees, the inviting swimming pool overlooking the lake, provides a great location for a poolside cocktail or an afternoon dip in the heat of the day.
 
Other amenities and services include:
Main deck area which leads to a lower deck, fire pit and beach
Early morning tea and coffee delivered to your tent at a pre-arranged time
Electricity in the camp is run by solar power
WiFi service is available and there is limited mobile phone coverage.
Daily laundry service is available
Hair dryers available at the front reception
In room guest amenities provided
Curio shop
 
Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park
The Matusadona National Park consists of some 338000 acres of unspoiled and unfenced splendor. 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 small, but very important population of the endangered black rhino, roam the Park.
 
Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-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 Tiger fish, Tilapia bream, Catfish and the mighty Vundu. For most of the year, Lake Kariba is truly one of the greatest places in Africa for fishing.
 
The birdlife is prolific with in excess of 240 species having been identified in the Park. Of particular interest are the many different species of water fowl seen busying the shoreline or perched on one of the putrefied and partially submerged trees that have stood since the creation of the lake some 50 years ago. These airy trees, remnants of great hard wood forests, provide homes for bats and insects, vantage points and nesting sites for fish eagles, darters, cormorants and king fishers. It is truly a ‘WATER WILDERNESS’.

Activities:
There are a varied range of exciting and relaxing activities to choose from including both morning and afternoon game drives, fishing for the famed fighting Tiger fish and stunning game walks on the concession with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

Changa Safari Camp - Kariba activities
 
WALKING Arguably the best way to experience and feel in touch with the African bush. Changa's professional guides have a thorough knowledge of the area and, accompanied by them, you can experience Matusadona and ‘at its best’. Walks are conducted in the early mornings and late afternoons for your comfort. Make sure you come equipped with appropriate footwear, track shoes are not ideal and they are pervious to grass seeds and thorns.
GAME DRIVES on our concession and into the National Park in the morning before and after breakfast, and after mid-afternoon tea. Game drives may be by vehicle or boat.
FISHING For those guests who would like to have a go at catching their lunch or dinner (you catch and we prepare for you), or indeed at landing the famed fighting tiger fish, we have experienced guides available for this activity.
SANYATI GORGE -A short boat road across the lake will bring you to the scenic Sanyati Gorge, where you can meander peacefully through the steep cliffs for up to 10 km. The Sanyati Gorge is both unspoilt 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.

How to get there:
Flying in over Lake Kariba is something truly incredible, leaving you with a clear idea of just how vast the lake is and conjuring up magical stories of what lies underneath the depth of blue waters. You will enjoy views of the rugged Matusadona mountain terrain, outcroppings of islands, a sea of white trees jutting out of the glass like water and herds of elephants grazing on the new shoots of green grass on the shorelines.
 
There are several chartered flight options from Harare, Hwange, Mana Pools and Victoria Falls where you fly into Fothergill Island and then a 15 minute boat ride to camp or fly to Kariba and the 45 minute boat ride to camp.
From Harare to Kariba by road will take about 4 hours where you will get taken to camp by boat, a journey of 45 minutes.

Standard Rates in US$ on an All Inclusive basis:
There are 6 Deluxe tents which can be either twin or double bed configuration.
Deluxe tents can accommodate 2 adults. An extra child's bed can be added if requested (for those under 12 yrs). The rate will be 50% of the adult rate. Children under 2 are free of charge. Over 12 yrs is considered an adult.
*Single supplements:
High Season a 25% Single Supplement applies,
Low/Green & Mid Season allows for 1 free single supplement, thereafter a 25% additional charge will apply.
Mid Season:
1st April - 30th June 2020/2021
Sharing
Deluxe Tent - per person per night $489
High Season:
1st July 2020/2021 - 31st October 2020/2021
Sharing
Deluxe Tent - per person per night $590
Green Season:
1st November 2020/2021 - 31st March 2021/2022
Sharing
Deluxe Tent - per person per night $304
 
There are 2 Family tents which can accommodate 2 adults in the adult tent and 2 children in the kids tent. A third child can be added if requested. The third child will pay 50% of the adult rate. Children under 2 years of age stay free. Over 12 yrs is considered an adult.
*Adults can be accommodated in the kids tent if requested. The rate will be 20% off the adult rate.
Mid & High Season: 1st April - 31st October 2020/2021
Adults - per person per night $489
Children - per night (sharing with parents) $343
   
Green Season: 1st November 2020/2021 - 31st March 2021/2022  
Adults in Adult (Main) Tent - per person per night $380
Children in Kids Tent - per night (sharing with parents) $266
 
Rates Include: Accommodation, all meals and snacks, all beverages including teas & coffees, laundry, Wi-Fi, all activities and 14.5% VAT and 2% Government Tourism Levy.
Rates Exclude: National parks fees, Conservation fees and transfers.
 
Treat yourself to an extraordinary experience with our incredible special offers!
 
Changa Safari Camp Deals:
Rate special:
Pay $350 per person per night for stays from
Valid: 1st November 2020 until 31st March 2021 & 1st November 2021 until 31st March 2022.
 
Stay 6 Pay 5 combo with The Hide
Spend 6 nights on safari with 3 nights at each of these beautiful camps (Changa Safari Camp at Lake Kariba & The Hide in Hwange National Park) and you will receive one for free. More information on this Hwange and Kariba combination package.
Valid until 31st March 2022.
 
Free Flights between Victoria Falls, Changa and Mana Pools:
Explore three of Zimbabwe’s top regions at a great offering! An 8-night package in 3 exclusive safari camps with 3 free flights.
Stay 3 nights at The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park, 2 nights at Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park, and 3 nights at John’s Camp in World Heritage site Mana Pools. Alternatively, you can choose to extend your stay by adding one extra night at Changa to make it a 9-night itinerary.
 
The flights that are applicable to this special are: Victoria Falls to Hwange, Hwange to Kariba and Kariba to Mana Pools. Routings may change due to availability.
Road Transfers that are not included: From Fothergill Airstrip to Changa ($15 pp one way)
Road transfers that are included: From Hwange airport (either Hwange Main or Umtshibi airstrip) to The Hide and from Mana Main Airstrip to John’s Camp.
USD15 airport tax is not included in the rate and is applicable to major airports such as Vic Falls.
Valid for travel between 01 May - 31 October 2020 and minimum 2 people.

8 night package rates:
Mid Season: 01 May 2020 to 30 June 2020: USD 4 968
High Season: 01 July 2020 to 31 October 2020: USD 6 070

9 night package rates (1 extra night at Changa):
Mid Season: 01 May 2020 to 30 June 2020: USD 5 477
High Season: 01 July 2020 to 31 October 2020: USD 6 680
 
The Ultimate Zimbabwe Free Flights Package:
A 12 night package at 4 exclusive safari properties with 4 free flights :3 nights at The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park, 3 nights at Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park, 3 nights at John’s Camp in Mana Pools National Park and 3 nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in Gonarezhou National Park.
 
12 night package rates:
Mid Season: 01 May 2020 to 30 June 2020: USD 7 572
High Season: 01 July 2020 to 31 October 2020: USD 8 775
 
Changa Safari Camp sunset
        
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