Location: Kariba, Zimbabwe
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About the Camp

The real reason to visit a safari camp is to go and explore the bush and see wildlife, right? But how about if we told you that there’s a place where you can do this in a special, secluded location, where exclusive game drives are the norm and easy access into the wild is everyday?How about a place that simultaneously uplifts and soothes, with its unique setting – a beautiful blend of land and water… and now, what if we suggested you kick off your shoes, wiggle your toes in the sand and just relax….

It’s the absolute peace and serenity of the camp that draws people back time and time again. It comes from the water, that incredible expanse that sprawls out in front of the camp. The views from your private veranda or the pool are incredible and only add to the sense of spaciousness and freedom here.Just listen to the waves lapping on the shore at night, or feel the gentle, cooling breeze that pervades the camp all day. Look at how Changa is literally nestled into the surrounding bush, not at all intrusive or jarring in the perfect setting.These are the things that pay tribute to our ethos – to provide a sanctuary, a space that’s special, one that’s respectful of nature and the incredible place we are delighted to call home.
With impeccable safari pedigrees and a shared passion for the wilderness and African wildlife, the Higgins and Preston families got together and built a dream safari camp on the shores of Lake Kariba, in the Matusadona National Park in the north of Zimbabwe. Changa’s hospitality is fast-becoming legendary – we happily receive the adventurous and the curious, we warmly welcome the active or those who just want to relax and retreat.

Camp Amenities

  • 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 thatched 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 glittering 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.
    Amenities & Services Include:

    • Central Guest Area – lounge/library, dining room, bar
    • Swimming pool
    • Main deck which leads to a lower deck, fire pit and beach
    • Early morning tea/coffee is delivered to your tent at a pre-arranged time, breakfast is served al fresco, and lunches and dinners are enjoyed in private.
    • Electricity in the camp – a combination of generator and solar power.
    • Internet service is available and there is limited mobile phone coverage.
    • Daily laundry service is available.

Why Visit

  • 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 could be a game drive, boating, fishing or a walk. Click on any of the links above to read more about each activity.Then, just 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 fuss.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 starlit sky.

Interesting Facts

  • Best time to travel:All year round.
  • Guest safety:Even though the camp is fenced off, we request that our guests be extremely vigilant at all times.
  • Languages:English.
  • Currency:US Dollars.


Flight Arrangements Flight arrangements are done on request unless stipulated on the package as an inclusive offer. We do not charge a service fee for flight arrangements. Please consult our reservations for more information.

How does one begin to describe what a special place Changa is? We are a family of 5 ranging in ages from 10 years to 46 years and there was something for everyone. The attention to detail was second to none and Hanna and Jo made it all run so very smoothly

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