Chewore North - map

Chewore North is part of the lower Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe and is bounded by the Zambezi River (border with Zambia) the Sapi Safari area and Dande comunual area. It is approximately 350,000 ha (1 million acres) in extent and is divided into the north and south areas.

Chewore consist beautiful but rugged terrain with mountains and valleys and several sand rivers bisecting the concession. The bush varies from jesse type thickets to dense riverine as well as mopane woodland and grassy hills. A number of sandstone cliffs and prehistoric features such as fossil forests and hot springs are interesting aspects of the area. The vicinity is home to a variety of species including elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as hippo, crocodile, and most plainsgame. Tsetse flies are apparent and this is considered a malaria zone. No human settlements exist in this are making it true wild African bushveldt.

This varied terrain allows for hunting on foot as there are vast track of undeveloped land without road. Backpack hunts and long hikes searching for buffalo and elephant are extremely popular. The area is controlled by National Parks and wildlife and a government scout will accompany all hunts. Over 60km of Zambezi River allows for hunting of hippo and crocodile, as well as offering fantastic fishing for tiger fish, bream, chessa and vundu.

Kandararo & Mariatsoro
The two 'fly camps' are situated in the more remote areas of the concession. These are rustic tented camps with a private en suite bucket shower and flush toilet facility. Fly camps are basic but fully serviced by friendly staff and provide comfortable safari type tents for clients convenience. They offer 12 volt lighting.

The Kandararo camp is for the more energetic clients as the surrounding areas is only accessible on foot or by boat.

Mariatsoro is set back in the escarpment area and offer easy access by road to the back wilderness areas.

This is the main hunting and fishing camp. The camp is right on the banks of the Zambezi River and is nestled under massive acacia trees with green lawns and a spectacular river view. Clients are serenaded at night by the sound of hippo, as well as lion, leopard and hyena on occasion. Birdlife in and around camp is fantastic. The camp consists twin bedded traditional thatch and stone chalets each with and overhead fan, private en suite flush toilet and shower. The main dinning room is under thatch and offers tasty 3 course meals (usually of game meat) and a healthy supply of vegetables and salad. A fully stocked bar caters for evening refreshments around a roaring camp fire. A huge generator services the camp with 220 volt electricity. So ice and cold drinks are always available. A splash pool allows clients to swim in the warmer months.

Save Valley Conservancy

This area is part of the famous Save Valley that is situated in SE Zimbabwe near the town of Chiredzi. The area was formally a cattle area that was converted into a wildlife sanctuary extending over 1 million acres. This area is home to the Big Five as well as a range of plainsgame species.

The terrain is relatively flat, scattered with granite outcrops and hills. These hills are a perfect habitat for leopard as well as Klipspringer and a huge variety of raptors.

Senuko Camp
The Senuko area is 125,000 acres situated inside the 1 million acre conservancy. The camp comprises 8 twin bedded thatch chalets with an open plan view of the surrounding countryside. Each chalet has a private bathroom and 240 volt electricity. The camp is very comfortable and suitable for families. The dinning room is fully thatched and overlooks the waterhole. A swimming pool is available for your convenience. Cuisine is excellent and full meals and a range of local drinks are provided.

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