African Bush Camps in Mana Pools - Kanga Camp, Zambezi Expeditions, Nyamatusi

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African Bush Camps is a private, owner-run African-based safari company offering you an authentic safari experience in a variety of exclusive safari camps all based within iconic areas of untamed African wilderness.

In Mana Pools National Park, African Bush Camps offer guests the following varied experiences:-

Kanga Camp is a 12-bedded tented camp sensitively built on wooden platforms around the edge of a pan (waterhole) in the interior of Mana Pools National Park.  The spacious tents have fans, an en-suite bathroom, flushing toilet, outdoor shower, hot running water and a secluded veranda. Kanga has a family tent with a wraparound terrace facing the pan with private seating and dining areas (this camp accommodates children aged 7+). The honeymoon tent features a rolltop bath on the adjoining secluded deck, ideal for a romantic starlit bath.

The whole camp is solar-powered.  A relaxing lounge -dining area and splash pool are raised on decking under the shade of large trees overlooking the pan, creating a perfect setting for the “Armchair Safari” experience, for which this camp has become well-known. 

The waterhole at Kanga attracts large concentrations of animals and birds, especially during the dry season, and elephant, lion, wild dog and leopard are frequent visitors.  A carefully-disguised photographic "hide" under the main decking provides a perfect spot for those "close-up", eye-level wildlife shots.  

Zambezi Expeditions  is an elegant 12-bedded tented camp with a central, tented living/dining area, set under the shade of winter thorn and ebony trees on the shores of the Zambezi River in Mana Pools.  Each tent has en suite bathroom facilities with hot bucket showers

Open between April and November for a minimum 2-night stay, this camp offers a combination of adventure and elegance for private safaris designed to connect with nature in a deep and meaningful way.   Guests can combine this option with a stay at Kanga Camp for a varied inland and riverside experience of the magic of Mana Pools.

Nyamatusi Camp is African Bush Camps’ latest eco-conscious safari lodge set on the banks of the Zambezi in a wilderness location in Mana Pools National Park.  Sustainable designed, fully solar-powered and built from all-natural materials the camp embraces comfort and elegance embedded in the wild.  Its six luxury tented suites have uninterrupted views of the river and escarpment beyond.  Each has air-conditioning, an indoor and outdoor shower, a private viewing deck and plunge pool.  The central living-dining-bar area has a plunge pool and open-air fire circle. 

Nyamatusi Mahogany, is separate from the main Namatusi Camp and is the perfect luxury safari experience for families.  It consists of 2 tented suites and 2 family suites nested under ancient mahogany trees on the shores of the Zambezi River, with a lounge, dining room, fire circle, plunge pool and elevated viewing decks.

Activities at African Bush Camps properties in Mana Pools include walking safaris, game drives, and birding led by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. The opportunity to leave one's vehicle and track wild animals on foot is a rare experience, which, in Mana Pools, provides extraordinary wildlife encounters. 

Guests staying at Zambezi Expeditions and Nyamatusi can also enjoy guided canoeing on the Zambezi River and fishing (catch and release only). Children over the age of 7 are welcome (and special tailor-made activities are provided for them, especially at Nyamatusi Mahogany), but walking safaris and canoeing are restricted to those 16 years and over.


Related links:-

The story of Kanga - the remotest paradise (Travel Blog March 2020)

To be a Safari Guide is to be a Master of all Trades (Travel Blog Jan 2020)

Zimbabwe's wild dogs/painted wolves a focus of wildlife conservation (Travel Blog 4 Feb 2019)



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Telephone +27 21 701 0270 or + 263 29 2234307
Skype africanbushcamps
Price Top-end
Full Catering
Honeymoon Suite


Book a 2021 safari NOW with African Bush Camps at 2020 rates and pay no deposit until 1 August 2020. Expires: 1 August 2020
Stay a minimum of 5 nights at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & Kanga Camp combined and get one night free at Kanga Camp. Valid for any new bookings for period April - Oct 2020. Combinable with other specials. T&Cs apply Expires: 31 October 2020
SADC Residents' Safari Special valid until 30 June 2020. US$250 per person per night (Zimbabweans pay in RTGS at the inter-bank rate of the day). Includes all meals, activities, laundry, tea, coffee, drinks. Subject to availability. Excludes Conservation Wildlife Fund Levy (US$20 pp), Visa fees, premium imported spirits, champagne and staff gratuities. Charter flights can be arranged at an extra cost. Expires: 30 June 2020
Receive 50% off flights in and out of Mana Pools National Park with Safari Logistics, when staying at any African Bush Camps Zimbabwe property, but must include at least 3 nights in Mana Pools at Kanga Camp, Zambezi Expeditions, Nyamatusi Camp and/or Nyamatusi Mahogany. Minimum Nights: 6 Nights. Minimum 2 pax. 6 or 9 night Long Stay Specials apply. Applicable to all new bookings. Valid for travel until end July 2020. Expires: 31 July 2020

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