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Chelinda Lodge

Discover Chelinda Lodge

Set on the magnificent Nyika Plateau, Chelinda Lodge is the gateway to the surrounding natural beauty and stunning countryside. Nyika is excellent for plains game such as eland, roan, zebra, reedbuck and bushbuck. Hyena, side-striped jackal, warthog and leopard are also present. There are over 400 bird species to enjoy too.

The property is a timber and stone build, which lends to an authentic, cosy feel. Accommodation takes the form of 8 log cabins, which span 2 floors and possess a stunning veranda and open-plan lounge. The main area of the lodge is comfortable and comprises a dining room with decking, a central lounge, and a bar. From the lodge explore with mountain biking, guided walks, and game drives.

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Expert View

  • Panoramic views of rolling hills and antelope-dotted grasslands
  • Unique timber and stone rooms like Swiss Alp Chalets
  • 400 bird species and excellent for plains game and even leopard
  • Described as being “Like Scotland but with zebra”

At a glance

  • 8 Rooms
  • 6 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • Full Board

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

  • Accommodation environment icon

"It can get very cold in the winter months so pack sensibly. The wonderful staff will however ensure that the cosy fires are lit to take off the chill."

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Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
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  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tour
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