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Chengeta Safari Lodge

Chengeta Safari Lodge

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Chengeta Safari Lodge is situated at the foot of a granite kopje amidst indigenous trees and a tropical landscaped garden with wildlife roaming through the gardens, guests can enjoy a memorable and restful stay with us. This beautiful well established 16 roomed hideaway is found in the midst of a 7,500 acre wildlife paradise with large concentrations of plains game as well as Buffalo, Lion and domesticated Elephant.

The lodge has a two-tiered thatched dining room overlooking the gardens and two swimming pools, and a pool bar that is open from 9am until dinner finishes. Thereafter, most guests retire to the trophy lounge area and main bar. There is a lapa fire pit area for that social "round the fireside" chat about the day’s events as well as a separate TV lounge with full DSTV selection.

Chengeta is more than just a name. It defines our approach to hospitality and we offer all of our valued guests a warm African welcome. Whether you are looking for a short safari holiday packed with an endless array of adventure, a rejuvenating weekend getaway or the perfect unique venue for your special event, we look forward to taking care of everything for you.

Room Types

Chengeta has 16 rooms in total; 7 double-bedded and 9 twin-bedded, all of which are en suite. 3 of the doubles and 4 of the twins have both bath and shower, whilst the rest have showers only. 

Twin-bedded Room

Each room is built of stone under thatch, and each has its’ own verandah overlooking the gardens.





Double Room 

This beautiful well established 16 roomed hideaway is found in the midst of a 7,500 acre wildlife paradise with large concentrations of plains game as well as Buffalo, Lion and domesticated Elephant.




Things to do at Chengeta Safari Lodge

A large range of activities within the reserves are available.


Canoeing can be experienced on both the Serui within Pamuzinda or the Chimbo river at Chengeta as well as a large dam on the outskirts of the Chengeta reserve. We also have a pontoon boat powered by a silent battery driven bass motor for a more sedate cruise with friends along the Serui within Pamuzinda.

For those looking to get some exercise whilst on vacation, early morning or evening bush walks can be arranged with any one of our experienced guides.


Game drives 

Game drives in open game drive vehicles are generally taken both morning and evening and a prearranged picnic lunch out in the bush can be arranged. For those staying with us for more than 1 day, drives can be taken within both reserves. Night drives are also available to view the nocturnal animals and birds of the southern African bush, these normally start after dinner and you are generally out for an hour.


Clay Pigeon 

And for those of you who have never tried it before, clay pigeon shooting can be exhilarating in the company of an experienced shooter.  Shots can be taken at fast-moving clays from up to 6 traps, with the activity being charged according to the number of shots (minimum 10 shots per gun, and minimum of four participants).  Due to the manpower involved, clay pigeon shooting must be booked 24 hours in advance.


Elephant rides and Interactions 

Pamuzinda also host elephant rides and interactions, although guests staying at Chengeta are more than welcome to take part: for those new to this, it is a truly magical and moving experience.  The adults, Boxer and Shorty, are now in their early 30’s, and were rescued as calves from the culls in the ‘80s; they have been together ever since.



Wildlife at Chengeta Safari Lodge

Chengeta and Pamuzinda’s two reserves boast over 45 mammal species, ranging from four of the Big Five – soon to be all five – to plains game, including giraffe, tsessebe, zebra, eland and wildebeest, through to the smaller game such as duiker, oribi, vervet monkeys and short-clawed otters.  There are good concentrations of nocturnal species as well, such as civets, porcupines, aardvarks, and the very elusive aardwolf – or “maanhaar jackal”, related to the hyena – which also eats termites like the aardvark.

Zimbabwe boasts a spectacular array of birdlife, and we are proud to say that between the two parks, we are home to approximately 350 species of bird, from the tiny southern masked weaver through to the larger species; the crowned eagle and the African fish eagle are resident and breeding, as is the rarer African finfoot.  It is a popular destination with the Zimbabwe and International Birdlife members.

Chengeta Safari Lodge Rates

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to more than  7,500 acre of Africa’s best wildlife sanctuary. This  private land, creates a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of these areas.

Chengeta Safari Lodge can be a fully inclusive rate.

Our rates include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities
  • Park fees
  • All local drinks
  • Laundry

Our rates exclude: 

  • Premium imported drinks
  • Champagne
  • Transfers to camp







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