Gache Gache Lodge

Chapungu Safaris is run by professional hunters Ray Townsend and Warren Thorne. They have camps at:

Charara Camp ( in the Charara Safari Area with en-suite thatched chalets and communal dining area. From here they conduct hunting safaris for big game, plus the smaller plains species.


Gache Gache Lodge ( on Lake Kariba has ten thatched chalets all en-suite with private verandas and a communal dining, lounge and bar area and is located in the Gache Gache River estuary in the eastern basin of Lake Kariba in a natural wilderness area where visitors can experience the “Big 4” wild animals, plenty of crocodiles and hippo, amazing birdlife and wonderful fishing for tigerfish or bream and they carry out plenty of conservation activities.The lodge offers guided fishing, or you can bring your own boat; game viewing by vehicle or pontoon boat, guided walking and bush dinners. Access is by air charter or a half-hour speedboat transfer from Kariba town.

Sengwa Camp in the Binga Safari Area

Ruwanzi Safari Lodge about 40 Kilometres from Karoi has en-suite thatched chalets and communal dining area.

Gache Gache Lodge has announced that it is introducing Kariba’s first Volunteerism Programme in 2015 to gain experience in wilderness area & lodge management, anti-poaching and community outreach including assistance to the Gache Gache Schools.  Owner, Ray Townsend, has worked tirelessly over the past few years to protect the abundant fish and wildlife resources of the area by developing and training an effective anti-poaching team and building strong links with local community’s villages and schools. Volunteers taking part will also be able to take part in activities including Fishing, Photography, Birding, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Rifle Training.