Chikunto Safari Lodge

Zambia’s world-renowned South Luangwa National Park, known as ‘The Valley of the Leopard’, is also often referred to as ‘The Safari Connoisseur’s favourite destination’. Chikunto Safari Lodge is blessed with an ideal location on the famous Big Bend site inside the National Park on the banks of the meandering Luangwa River, bringing something new and exciting to ‘The Valley’.

Chikunto Safari Lodge

With just the 5 luxury Tented Suites, including 1 x spacious 2-bedroomed Family Suite, Chikunto Safari Lodge is an independent, boutique Ecolodge that is closely entwined with the local community and committed to delivering life-changing experiences for its guests and to making a tangible difference to the lives of both the local wildlife and the local communities.

Chikunto Safari Lodge manages to combine the best elements of being a Lodge with those of being a Camp – delivering an authentic African ‘bush’ experience whilst at the same time underpinning it with a high level of discrete luxury, as evidenced by the unique saltwater counter-current swimming pool, complete with views directly out to the new waterhole.

One of the Deluxe Suites has a private walkway to an amazing new elevated (6 metres high) sleep out & stargazing platform. This opened in 2022, providing clients with stunning views out over the Luangwa River and the opportunity to have a private sundowner and dinner on the raised deck before falling asleep looking up at the stars, listening to the sounds of the bush. Truly an experience that will deliver memories that will last a lifetime.

The Camp / Lodge is ideally located, being easily accessible from the regional Airport at Mfuwe whilst at the same time being away from slightly busier Mfuwe Central area of the National Park –providing easy access to the more remote northern sector, with the Nsefu Sector, Ebony Forest and the Hot Springs being major attractions.

The South Luangwa National Park is sometimes referred to as ‘The Home of the Walking Safari’, with a walking safari element being an important option for the guests.

Zambia is recognised as having some of the very best Safari Guides in the whole of Africa, and Chikunto is blessed to have some of The Valley’s best and most experienced Guides, who combine their encyclopaedic knowledge and understanding of the bush with an innate ability to understand people and to create meaningful relationships with the guests.

Options for guests during their stay would include optional Walking Safaris, morning and afternoon game drives, night game drives, boat game drives and sundowners (subject to water levels in the Luangwa River), super-relaxing Massages / Treatments from our Spa Therapists on the privacy of your own balcony (looking out to the Luangwa River), use of the unique counter-current saltwater swimming pool and more…

Managed onsite by an experienced and dedicated team that is 100% Zambian, the small, independent lodge / camp at Chikunto looks forward to delivering a highly personalised and extra special experience for your clients.

Property Facilities

2-Bedroomed Tented Family Suite
Deluxe combination Suite, private Sleep Out Platform
Deluxe combination Tented Suite
Deluxe combination Tented Suite with private walkway to unique elevated Sleep Out & Stargazing platform
Deluxe Tented Safari Suites
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Room Facilities

Walking Safaris
Night game drives
Morning and afternoon game drives
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