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:-

Bush Bathrooms (Travel Blog, Sept 2021)

Family Fun in the Wild (Travel Blog July 2021)

Little Gems in the Wild (Travel Blog May 2021)

Green Season Splendour  (Travel Blog, Jan 2021)

Celebrating a special occasion in the wild  (Travel Blog Oct 2020)

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 South Africa: +27 21 701 0270 or Zimbabwe: + 263 29 2234307
Skype africanbushcamps
Price Top-end
Full Catering
Honeymoon Suite


Zimbabwean residents Special at African Bush Camps properties for travel up to 21 December 2022: LUXURY CAMPS (including Bumi Hills, Nyamatusi & Nyamatusi Mahogany) US$395 ppp night; EXPEDITION CAMPS (including Kanga Camp and Zambezi Expeditions) US$342 ppp night. Includes accommodation, meals beverages, laundry road transfers to and from airstrip, Parks fees and 2 activities per day. Excludes Conservation Levies, flights & transfers, gratuities, imported drinks. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 21 December 2022
Pay 6, Stay 8 nights - 2023 Green Season Special
Pay 6 Stay 8 nights Green Season Special rates valid for travel period 5th Jan - 30 April 2023 and 1 Nov - 21 Dec 2023. Applicable at African Bush Camps properties in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Hwange, Bumi Hills and selected camps in Mana Pools). Minimum stay of 3 nights is required per camp. Includes: accommodation, meals, local beverages, laundry, return shared road transfers from the nearest Airstrip, Park fees, 2 shared activities per day. Excludes conservation levies, flights & transfers, personal items, gratuities, premium drinks. Available for sale 1 Sept 2022 - 30 Oct 2023. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 30 October 2023
LONG STAY LUXURY SPECIAL - Pay 4 Stay 5 nights
Pay 4, Stay 5 nights at any of African Bush Camps Signature properties (including Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba and Nyamatusi Camp, Mana Pools). Minimum 3 nights in one camp and 2 nights in second camp (or 5 nights in one camp only). Valid for travel between 7 Jan and 31 March 2023 (for Bumi Hills 7 Jan - 30 June 2023). Includes: accommodation, meals, local beverages, laundry, return shared road transfers from the nearest Airstrip, Park fees, 2 shared activities per day. Excludes conservation levies, flights & transfers, personal items, gratuities, premium drinks. Available for sale until 28th Feb 2023. Ts & Cs apply. Expires: 28 February 2023
Book into any of the African Bush Camp properties for a minimum stay of 6 nights in 2023 and we will give you US$1,000 per person discount off your 2023 safari. This incredible giveaway is valid to book until the end of December 2022. It will apply for travel during the whole of 2023 and is subject to availability. Expires: 31 December 2022
Stay 8, Pay 6 Safari Special 2022
Stay 8, Pay 6. Book an 8-night safari with African Bush Camps (staying at least 6 nights at one or more African Bush Camps Expedition Camps) and receive 2 nights FREE! Combinable with signature camps. 6 nights must be at Expedition camps. 2 free nights based on Expedition rates. Long-stay discounts apply. Valid for travel 15 March - 31 July & 1 October - 30 November 2022. Ts & Cs apply Expires: 30 November 2022

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