Chikunto is a small-scale lodge inside the South Luangwa Park on the western bank of the Luangwa River, it accommodates just 12 people in 5 very well appointed, tented rooms, one of them being a family unit. It is located just north of the central Mfuwe area allowing easy access, the transfer time from the airport should not exceed an hour and a half with the last 45 minutes taking you through some of the best game territory the Luangwa has to offer. The camp is set a couple of kilometers off the main game-viewing road that heads up-stream, there is a network of roads in that area that would not be frequented by other camps and a couple of lagoons in the vicinity are focus points for both drives and walks.
The camp first opened in 2019 so it is one of the more recent additions to the South Luangwa portfolio, it was constructed with a keen attention to detail and the rooms offer high levels of comfort but the area in which the camp differentiates itself from most of its neighbours is in the kitchen, meals are well thought out and offer a little bit more than one has come to expect from most Zambian safari camps in recent years.
A new elevated Stargazing & Sleep out platform has recently opened at Chikunto, with a Private Sundowner and Dinner option up on the deck.View Video