Chikanka Island Camp

Chalet, campground in Lake Kariba

This camp is located on a beautiful private island 18km from Sinazongwe – it's mostly wooded, with impala, kudu, zebra, bushbuck and the occasional elephant dropping in. Crocs and hippos patrol the shores, so don’t even think about taking a dip.

The camp features a mix of stone-and-thatch chalets with views overlooking the lake. Fishing for tiger fish and bream is a big draw, as are boat trips and wildlife safaris to Chete Island. Campers are welcome to pitch a tent. Meals are available to order or there's braai facilities for self-caterers.

To get here you'll need to transfer from its sister accommodation Lakeview Lodge at Sinazongwe on the mainland, a 40-minute boat trip (ZMW950).