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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Vacation of a lifetime. Guide was superb and extremely knowledgeable. Staff was always available and friendly. Game was plentiful and easily accessible. Drive in was tricky early in the season. Power was limited to a few hours per day and only at night for an extra cost... which will definitely be worth it during the hot months,

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Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Had such a fantastic break at the lodge. Road going in was not bad, quite fun to drive. Saw loads of game on the way in and while staying there. Treated at the camp by the managers and staff who were brilliant and really treated us like superstars. We were the first guests in the camp for the start if... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Had such a fantastic break at the lodge. Road going in was not bad, quite fun to drive. Saw loads of game on the way in and while staying there. Treated at the camp by the managers and staff who were brilliant and really treated us like superstars. We were the first guests in the camp for the start if... More 

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Matlacha, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I took my fiance to mana pools who is an American and having grown up in Rhodesia it was wonderful to see mana pools again in all its glory the game was phenomenal the evenings with peaceful with the granting of Hippo and the roaring of lions in the distance we had the most fabulous one week stay and would... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Having spent 6 days in the Zambezi ABC Lifestyle camps, I was looking forward to a little luxury for the last 2 days of holiday in Zimbabwe especially when told that the lodge had air conditioning! This was essential in the heat of October. It is hot, on average about 40 degrees. The camp has the makings of any 4*star... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Nestled on the banks of the hippa and crocodile infested Zambesi River, Chikwenya lodge offers great views of the distant mountains in Zambia. The lodge is connected to civilization through a nearby airstrip with frequent connections to the capital of Harare. We used Executive Air from Charles Prince Airporrt in Harare. We spent our time fishing Tiger Fish on the... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Chikwenya has the best site on the lower Zambezi for game viewing and fishing - it really couldn't be better However for $454 per night per person per night it is horrendously over priced for what they offer The rooms have serious structural issues in the bathrooms The food was very average Boats are in shabby and fishing equipment below... More 

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Thank richardmX3632LE
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Spent 4 amazing days and nights at chikwenya with my husband and three children. Staff was on a first-name basis with my kids, food was delicious (even for a vegetarian), and the sights were awesome! One night, just before dinner, we all hopped into a safari vehicle to watch a mother leopard eat her dinner - a fine catch. Elephants... More 

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Thank Akz2015
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

It was some years since I had visited Chikwenya To say I was disappointed is an understatement. The rooms whilst spacious were In a sad state of disrepair. The general state of the camp was rundown and certainly not worth the exorbitant prices to stay there. We tried the pontoon type fishing boats to be greeted by a cheerful guide... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We spent three nights at Chikwenya and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The road access is not good though and we were in a rugged 4x4 vehicle but its not for the faint hearted! The game viewing is the best we have ever experienced and our guide Kaz was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. He conducted walking tours (armed) which were very... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chikwenya Safari’s manages a private concession on the eastern border of the World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park. In this way, we can offer access to 12000 acres of pristine wilderness and wildlife in Zimbabwe.Located at the confluence of the Sapi River and the mystical Zambezi River, Chikwenya Safari Lodge is a Luxurious yet homely destination surrounded by open floodplains, riverine forests, jesse bush and mopane woodlands with the Zambian escarpment forming the mountainous backdrop . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chikwenya Safari Lodge

Address: Wayhill Lane, Mana Pools National Park CH 273, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Mashonaland Central Province > Mana Pools National Park
Number of rooms: 10
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“a room/lodge nearest to the dining area”
 of 5 bubbles Sonj1, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try for a chalet near the main reception as then you won't need an armed escort to & fro!”
 of 5 bubbles AnneMatt, 11 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Choose room 2 as closest to main area.”
 of 5 bubbles 208jossl, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All very nice.But my personal favorite is Presidental suite !!”
 of 5 bubbles Shay012, 30 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Upgrade to presidential and you will feel like kings. Kids should be old enough to enjoy what the experience is about and respect that people are there to be at one with nature. Ours were 9 and 11 and they loved it but we expected them to do what ever we did not the other way around which they did well.”
  • overlooking the river from the room at Chikwenya
 of 5 bubbles Aus4-trekkers, 6 Oct 2013 | Read review
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