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Chapungu Camp
Chapungu Camp
Chapungu Camp
Chapungu Camp
Chapungu Camp

Chapungu Camp: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Campsite
No. of rooms
4

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Chapungu Camp, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
16 Jun 2021

The Savé Valley Conservancy experience with Tented Expeditions offers guests something unique and special. It is a piece of Africa that has not been damaged by large numbers of tourists and visitors. The Sango concession and Chapungu block where the camp is located offers an amazing diversity and density of wildlife, interesting scenery and landscape - without doubt some of the most exciting walking safari country in Africa.  Tented Expeditions is a small family owned and run operation with a carefully selected team of amazing people. Some of the best guiding and companionship, superb walking, tracking and adventure, an opportunity to truly experience their exclusive hospitality. Tented Expeditions have decided not to compete with the modern day trend in camps and lodges; and they have taken the decision to go back to what safaris really means…the real essence of their product is a journey where one can immerse one’s self and one’s senses in an Africa of a bygone time period. This Camp has a very unique, classic style, feel and is exclusively yours.

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Facilities at Chapungu Camp

Property facilities
Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Library, Private Vehicle Available
Room facilities
Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Activities on site
Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
Nearby activities
Big 5, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Rhino Tracking, Safaris
Languages
English

Room types at Chapungu Camp

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Albida

Albida is situated on the bank of the Msaise river with great views on to the sand river and is elegantly furnished with handmade furniture sourced locally in the surrounding areas. All client tents are decorated with the Hemingway Safari experience in mind and added thoughtful touches such as Ardmore Scatter cushions giving each tent it's own theme. The Decor and Style reflects the safaris of a bygone era.

Each tent has:

Private entrances
En-suite bathrooms (Traditional Bucket Shower - and flush toilets)
Quality linen & towels
Coffee/Tea tray

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Kigelia

Kigelia is situated on the bank of the Msaise river is situated on the bank of the Msaise river with great views on to the sand river and is elegantly furnished with handmade furniture sourced locally in the surrounding areas. All client tents are decorated with the Hemingway Safari experience in mind and added thoughtful touches such as Ardmore Scatter cushions giving each tent it's own theme. The Decor and Style reflects the safaris of a bygone era.

Each tent has:

Private entrances
En-suite bathrooms (Traditional Bucket Shower - and flush toilets)
Quality linen & towels
Coffee/Tea tray

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Nyala Berry

Nyala Berry is situated on the bank of the Msaise river with great views on to the sand river and is elegantly furnished with handmade furniture sourced locally in the surrounding areas. All client tents are decorated with the Hemingway Safari experience in mind and added thoughtful touches such as Ardmore Scatter cushions giving each tent it's own theme. The Decor and Style reflects the safaris of a bygone era.

The Nyala Berry is suitable for a family/Honeymoon Couple.

Each tent has:

Private entrances
En-suite bathrooms (Traditional Bucket Shower - and flush toilets)
Quality linen & towels
Coffee/Tea tray

Activities at Chapungu Camp

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Birding and Specialist Interest Safaris

The Savé Valley offers a unique diversity of birdlife commensurate with the different vegetation zones and areas that fall within the region. Black Eagle can be found and their nesting sites, a wide and good number of Vultures and other birds of prey. The Save River with its thick and dense riverine habitat offers excellent area to bird as do the numerous inland pans, adorned during the year with many different waterbirds and waterfowl. In addition to the birding specific trips, we are able to plan and put together unique safaris through Tented Expeditions and various travel partners that are focused on many different and special interests such as the “Painted Wolves” and “Family Journeys”. Even photographic workshops with some of the best wildlife photographers in the business. The privacy and exclusivity of this area also allow Tented Expeditions to offer a true walking experience and foot safari, without hinder and interruption from vehicles and tourists. Such experiences are becoming extremely difficult to find nowadays.

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Community and Conservation

Day trips can be arranged to the surrounding areas and communities offering a very unique insight into daily village life of many rural Zimbabwean people. There are a number of projects supported by the numerous concessions within the Save Valley Conservancy. From schooling and education to supporting sustainable projects, there is a fascinating and unusual insight offered on this excursion. These trips are an additional cost.

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Rhino Tracking

There is nothing quite like following spoor with a seasoned and experienced Tracker and Guide team, all ones sense's are awakened and in tune with the surrounds! Tracking Rhino on foot is one of the most exhilarating experiences for both a guide and guests. Heading out of camp in the early morning and cutting spoor, approaching using the wind and ones senses is a true test and challenge!

Both species of Rhino occur in good numbers in the Savé Valley Conservancy and years of intense protection have seen an increase in their numbers. The more docile White Rhino can sometimes be seen by vehicle but the Black Rhino is more secretive and definitely more cantankerous, known for its more reclusive habits. The Rhino of the Save Valley and the Chapungu area are protected by the Special Species Protection Unit and one of the options we offer as an extra activity is a half day experience with these highly trained teams.

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Vehicle Safaris

Tented Expeditions offers you, your very own game drive vehicle and this will always be an option as an activity. Normally these drives are early morning or an afternoon affair. This also allows for guests to cover and see more of an area but is also a great option to combine with some walking.

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Walking Safaris

Zimbabwe offer’s some of the best walking safari options on the African continent. All walks will be led by a well-qualified and experienced walking guide. Possibly the best way to truly understand and experience Africa and its wildlife, a safari on foot opens one’s eyes to so many new and vivid experiences.

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