Changa Safari Camp (Matusadona
National Park / Lake Kariba) Zimbabwe
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
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.
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. 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!”.
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
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.
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.
At Changa, we endeavour to provide an exclusive, tailor
made experience to suit you individually. Where possible we
are happy to plan days and activities around you. A typical
day in the camp starts early to coincide with the best times
to view animals. You will be awoken by the age old “knock
knock” at your door, accompanied by your choice of tea and
coffee. We offer a continental breakfast ‘al fresco’ on the
deck or on the beach before your morning activity which
Arguably the best way to experience and feel in touch
with the African bush. Our professional guides have a
thorough knowledge of the area and, accompanied by them, you
can experience Matusadona 'at its best'. Walks are conducted
in the early mornings and late afternoons for your comfort.
A leisurely drive in an open safari vehicle is a
perfect way to discover the area, and provides an
opportunity to see a wider variety of game and scenery as
you cover much more ground than on a game walk. Accompanied
by your guide, a game drive is a lovely way to spend the
morning. Climb on
board our pontoon boat and, together with our guide, you can
explore the multitude of bays and river inlets where the
birdlife is prolific and elephants and antelope abound.
Kariba is a fisherman’s paradise! Why not try your hand at
fighting the renowned Tiger Fish for which people from all
over the world return time and time again to catch.
Alternatively bream fishing is always a pleasure and one's
daily catch can be returned to you 'a la' snacks.
before it gets too hot, we'll have you back in camp for a
delicious brunch, allowing you to siesta during the heat of
the day. You can make yourselves at home, enjoy the cool
breeze in the lounge, recline by the pool, or relax on a
hammock under the canopy of a shady Terminalia tree.
Re-charge with 'high-tea' at 3.30pm before you venture out
on your chosen afternoon activity.
Dinner is a relaxed affair set around a large table
in the dining mess or under the stars on our wooden deck.
This is where we talk about the excitement of the day and
where people from different walks of life come together to
share their experiences. For those needing a bit of time
out, private dining can be organised and we love to make a
No dining experience is ever the same at Changa and
sometimes you might find yourself enjoying a traditional
meal set around a campfire on the sandy beach in front of
the camp. Illuminated by torch flames and hurricane lamps,
enjoy a feast like no other whilst watching the bright
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.