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Chula Island Camp

Founded in 2019, Chula Island Camp is located on Katengahumba Island, separated from the mainland by the famed canoeing area, the ‘Discovery’ channel. This secretive and private Island gives unparalleled views over the Zambezi River. The wilderness experience and wildlife viewing are second to none.

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Accommodation

Chula Island Camp is a stunning tented camp with all the luxuries one could wish for, but with the charm and ethos of a true seasonal bush-camp. With just 5 guest tents, catering for no more than 10 people in camp at once - each tent is carefully and expertly located for the best possible views across the Zambezi River. The Chula tents are bespoke and very comfortable, with high quality linen and mattresses, alongside flushing toilets, running water taps and traditional bucket-showers! A main area stretch-canvas tent set beneath massive Natal Mahogany trees makes for an exceptional location for meals, reading, charging cameras and wildlife watching.

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Wildlife

Simply put, the Lower Zambezi has some of the finest big game wildlife viewing in Africa. This, coupled with the variety of safari activities on offer and the aesthetics of this park, make for a truly fantastic wildlife spectacle. High densities of elephant gather on the valley floor as the dry season commences, along with large herds of buffalo and impala. In attendance are all of the large predators one might expect, with lion, leopard and wild dog very well represented here. The only notable omission might be the giraffe, but a night-time safari scouting for honey badger and aardvark should help you forget about our long-necked friends!

Experiences

With the broadest possible spectrum of safari activities on offer, our camps in the Lower Zambezi are ideal for each and every safari goer. We are specialists in walking and canoe based safaris, with a high-caliber of qualified guides (in Zambia guides are professional, and accredited to the same standard as school teachers). We also offer game drives, both day and night, alongside boat based safaris and even angling for those interested in trying their hand at landing the world famous Tigerfish! Photography is a passion of ours as a company and our guiding team are experts in light, angles and of course wildlife behaviour and anticipation.

Getting to Chula Island

It has never been easier or more affordable to fly to the Lower Zambezi with flexible departure times available every day of the week from and to Lusaka.
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  • Lusaka to Jeki Airstrip (or vice versa) - flight time apprx. 45 mins
     

  • Flying to and from all other destinations from Jeki Airstrip is also possible with competitive seat rates and charter rates available - Livingstone, Lufupa, Busanga, Mfuwe, Kalabo, etc.
     

  • Jeki Airstrip is a short game drive from Kutali Camp, this transfer takes apprx. 15 minutes.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

““Simply unique. Camps like these are so rare to find these days...”  

—  Mr. and Mrs. Squires, October 2020

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