Chikunto Safari Lodge

Africa Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
Chikunto Safari Lodge Zambia
26 July 2020

Enjoy a luxury safari experience in untouched wilderness set along the iconic Luangwa River.

Chikunto Safari Lodge is located within the South Luangwa National Park less than an hour’s drive from the National Park’s Mfuwe gate. Flanked by rolling plains, plateaus, river banks and miombo vegetation our lodge is located in an area of distinctive natural beauty.

Since opening in April 2018 the property has become renowned for its prolific wildlife and spectacular game viewing.

A great wildlife sanctuary

The countryside in the Luangwa Valley is remarkable. The vegetation is characterized by riverine forest which is wonderfully green all year round. The South Luangwa National Park offers spectacular wildlife viewing and is recognized as one of the best parks in Africa to encounter the elusive leopard. Elephants abound and expansive herds of buffalo are often seen. The Luangwa River is home to crocodile and sizeable pods of hippo.

One of the most well-known endemic species in the Luangwa Valley is the Thorneycroft’s Giraffe. Their distinctive pattern consists of large, irregular shaped brown to black patches separated by white to yellow bands.

Zambia, especially the Luangwa Valley, is famous for its incredible walking safaris. Here, guests discover the environment on foot, enjoying eyeopening and exciting sightings.

Experts have dubbed the South Luangwa one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons is among the most productive in Africa.

Our small-scale lodge enjoys sweeping views of the Luangwa River and accommodates just 12 people. We welcome couples, families and parties of friends seeking a distinctive safari experience. The lodge can also be booked as an exclusive-use bush retreat.

We have four luxury tents and one family tent each built on raised decking. Tents are appointed with king or twin beds, mosquito net, comfortable seating area, wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Adjoining each tent is a covered outdoor seating area.

The main lodge area is under thatch housing a cosy bar and dining area. The salt water swimming pool offers cool respite; a perfect vantage from which to take in the beautiful setting.

The inviting fire pit is a popular meeting place before safari activities and around dinner time.

Chikunto Activities
Chikunto Safari Lodge offers a range of unforgettable safari experiences and activities tailored to suit your time and interests. From game drives to walking safaris, our well trained safari guides will will take you on a memorable journey of discovery.

Game drives
We offer day and night drives as part of your stay at Chikunto Safari Lodge. From our special location in the South Luangwa National Park we traverse the hidden world of the Luangwa valley. Our safari drives provide wonderful opportunities for you to experience this feted safari destination.

Thrilling night drives offer a rare insight into the unique behaviour of the resident nocturnal species. This time of day belongs to the predators; we may see lions hunting, leopards stalking or hyenas scavenging.

Walking safaris
South Luangwa National Park is the birthplace of the walking safari.

Our walks can start in camp or, alternatively, let us take you on a safari drive into the bushveld to seek out a more remote area to explore on foot.

Walking safaris offer you a peaceful encounter with the bush allowing you to appreciate the full scale of the ecosystem and your place within it.

Engage your senses by taking in the range of sights, sounds and smells along the mighty Luangwa river.

Emerald Season and River Safari Activities
November through March is known as ’emerald season’ in the South Luangwa National Park. This is when most of the annual rainfall is received and is a particularly beautiful time of year.

February through April we like to explore the Luangwa River by boat. The lush, green landscape supports specific fauna and flora; birders flock to the Luangwa Valley during these months.

Discover the delicate relationship between the ecosystem of the Luangwa valley and its surrounding communities.

Rooms: 6
Price: from 1.350 EUR per night


Subscribe to Hotel Boutique
Get updates on the latest hotels and offers added from us to your inbox
Recent Comments