Tusk & Mane

Chula Island Camp

Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Lightweight lagoon Paradise

Chula Island Camp is part of Tusk and Mane’s fly camp which is fully mobile, operating between two locations on the beautiful eastern section of the lower Zambezi river – Chula Island and Kutali.

Chula Island is located on the Katengahumba /Discovery Island, with the nearest airfield being Jeki. The island is like Jurassic Park, full of surprises with plenty of hidden lagoons and wetlands which give the camp its name – Chula means frog in the local language. The game is unbelievable and sightings of leopard, lion, hyena , buffalo herds and lots of elephant are common.

The camp accommodates just eight guests ensuring the experience is intimate and authentic, with the highest levels of service. The tents are simple, leaving a very light footprint, but offer everything that is necessary for complete comfort in the wild including frame beds with top quality linen, solar lighting and ensuite individual bathrooms (accessible without leaving the tent) complete with bucket showers, flushing toilets and washbasin with a mirror.

Communally you will find a well-stocked, refrigerated bar in the shade and a comfy seating area under canvas. Good, wholesome meals are shared around long tables and a crackling camp fire always draws people in as the conversation flows.

Because of its location on the wide Zambezi River, guests at Chula Island can choose from an exceptional range of activities including game drives in open-topped 4WD Land Cruisers, walking safaris and boat trips to explore the Zambezi, getting up close to hippos and crocodiles sunning on the banks and an impressive array of birds. It’s also perfect for photographing elephants up-close feeding on the edge, swimming or crossing the Zambezi. The more intrepid might prefer to float silently through the maze of channels in a canoe and anglers will enjoy seeking out the aggressive Tigerfish or the powerful Vundu on a catch-and-release basis.

Chula Island Camp is a textbook example of how light luxury in the wilderness can be. There is actually no need to venture further than this island paradise!

You will love

  • Exclusively eight guests
  • Lagoons and wetlands
  • Incredible wildlife sightings
  • Comfort in the wild

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