Travel Information

Changa Safari Camp can be accessed by light aircraft.

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Flying in over Lake Kariba is something truly incredible, leaving you with a clear idea of just how vast the lake is and conjuring up magical stories of what lies underneath the depth of blue waters. You will enjoy views of the rugged Matusadona mountain terrain, outcroppings of islands, a sea of white trees jutting out of the glass like water and herds of elephants grazing on the new shoots of green grass on the shorelines.

There are several chartered flight options from Harare, Hwange, Mana Pools and Victoria Falls. Our preferred suppliers are Safari Logistics, Alt Air and Wilderness Air.

Chartered flights will land at either Fothergill Island or Kariba Airport (weather depending) where your safari holiday will begin with a warm welcome by the Changa team. You will then either enjoy a scenic 15-minute game drive to the camp from Fothergill Island or a 45-minute boat cruise from Kariba’s Marineland Harbour.

By Road:

If you are traveling from Harare by road it will take you approximately 4 hours (370 km) to get to Kariba, where you will meet the boat transfer at the Marineland Harbour and complete your journey with a 45-minute boat trip across the lake. It is recommended that you book this in advance which we can assist with.

Self-Drive directly into Changa Safari Camp is another option but only recommended should you be a 4 x 4 enthusiast. The travel time from Harare is approximately 10 hours and a map and directions can be provided on request.

For those who are self-driving through Zimbabwe, whether you come from Victoria Falls or Harare, there is a journey that takes you across the length of Lake Kariba – 1250km. A 24-hour boat ride where you can sit back, relax and take in the views with your vehicle travelling safely with you. The Kariba Ferry runs on set departures and this must be planned and booked in advance.

You can view the Kariba Ferries schedule here.

Changa Safari Camp is located in Kariba, Zimbabwe.

GPS Co-ordinates are as follows:

16°44’44.57″S 28°40’11.74″E

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  • Comfortable cotton clothing
  • A light jacket and/or warm fleece, although rarely needed!
  • Sarong and Bathing Suit
  • Comfortable walking shoes – don’t leave home without them!
  • Sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the African sun
  • Camera, extra memory cards, charging equipment
  • A good book for those long relaxing afternoon siestas

What to pack for your safari at Changa