Chikunto Safari Lodge
Chikunto Safari Lodge
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.
Our entire team looks forward to welcoming you and assures you of our best service and attention.
South Luangwa National Park – 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 eye-opening 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 saltwater 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.