Camp Zambezi

“Affordable, intimate temporary camp on the bank of the Zambezi…”
Budget level: Affordable
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camp Temporary
Mana Pools
Kids Min Age

Camp Zambezi is a static temporary camp (mobile camp that does not move) offering rustic accommodation right on the bank of the mighty Zambezi River. Guests can experience the full range of safari activities including game drives, canoeing and walking. With no set itinerary each tour can be customised to the expectations of each individual group. The camp is perfect for those wishing to relax before starting or finishing another adventure around Mana Pools.

The tented camp is specifically setup for a group of guests by camp staff and removed again upon their departure. There are a number of campsites all along the banks of the Zambezi and the Camp can be setup at any of them, making for an exclusive experience. The camp comprises of walk-in mosquito-proofed tents with an en-suite chemical toilet, external long-drop toilets, external hot showers and a dining area next to the fire, where iced drinks and sumptuous bush-prepared meals are served. The tents have gauze netting as part of the canvas roof, allowing guests to ‘sleep under the stars’. Sleeping is on a comfortable ‘stretcher’ with warm and cosy bed linen.

Games drives are in open 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers. These drives may take you away from the river, to investigate the different inland habitats and the diverse occupants that make up the ecology of the area. Walking to explore and learn about the area, with your Professional Guide it is the best way to experience the incredible diversity of animals, insects and flora at Mana Pools. The guide carries a weapon at all times. Mana Pools can provide some amazing experiences, if guests are looking for close encounters with game. Mana is famous for its bull elephants, and if you are lucky enough to encounter one of these gentle giants on foot, it is an experience never to forget!

Canoeing is a wonderful way to take in the tranquillity of the bush, gliding past herds of animals often unaware or uncaring of your presence. Canoeing is done in 5.5m (18ft) Canadian style canoes, fitted with comfortable seats and cushions.

Fishing is also a popular activity from Camp Zambezi particularly towards the end of the dry season – Sept/Oct -when the tiger fish are biting. Camp Zambezi is the perfect launch point each day for the fishing enthusiasts. You can canoe out from the camp each day and explore some of the islands and channels and spend the whole day fishing if you like, without the pressure of having to get to the next canoe camp down river, as per a canoe trail.

The camp and staff are only too happy to cater for guests with any particular special interests, such as birding, photography, botany and the list goes on

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