Kavinga Safari Camp is a 14-bedded camp, situated in a private concession, in the southern part of Mana Pools National Park, approximately one kilometre upstream of the confluence of the Ruckomechi and Chiwuye rivers. The camp is set on a cliff overlooking the magnificent dry Ruckomechi riverbed and is set against the extraordinary backdrop of the Zambezi Escarpment mountains.
Opened in May 2016, the camp consists of seven comfortable raised tents, built on the edge of a cliff, facing east, with a view of the rising sun above the magnificent Zambezi Valley floor. Each tent has been designed with an emphasis on privacy and is surrounded by insect repellent gauze, allowing the air to circulate, contributing to maximum coolness. Each room is ensuite and contains two comfortable beds in flexible arrangements to cater for everyone’s needs. A wide verandah off each room falls in line with the edge of the cliff, giving a feeling of infinite space.
The central dining and lounge area has an upstairs deck, providing a magnificent view across the dry riverbed and to the pan below.
Activities at Kavinga Safari Camp
Approximately nine kilometres from the camp is the renowned Chitake Spring, which has a legendary reputation for superb game viewing and predators. Herds of buffalo are frequent visitors to the area, as they traverse the Valley in search of grazing. Most evenings, herds of elephant gather in the riverbed providing a wonderful wildlife spectacle and shyer species, like leopard, visit the pan right below the camp under the cover of darkness.
Our professional guides have gained vast knowledge about the movements of the various species in the area. This has enabled them to pinpoint specific vantage points and position carefully-disguised hides to allow incredible photographic opportunities, so that guests can capture those sought-after once-in-a-lifetime shots.
If it’s adventure you seek, be it walking, tracking, exploring the hills and river systems, studying the birds or just relaxing in camp taking in the view, Kavinga Safari Camp offers that “Unique Experience in an Untouched Wilderness”.
Access to Kavinga is either by air or road. The concession has its own airstrip, situated approximately five kilometres from the camp, so guests can enjoy a game drive when arriving and departing.