AMANZI CAMP - LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Amanzi Camp is situated directly on the banks of the Ngwenya channel - the name Amanzi means water in the Tonga language and draws inspirations from the camp’s position on the Zambezi.
There are just 4 tents at Amanzi - each on a raised teak deck. The tents have an indoor shower and bathroom as well as a private sitting area and balcony overlooking the Zambezi.
The camp is intimate yet private with the tents generously spaced and connected with a raised walkway to the main area. Two of the tents are configured to function as a family tent which makes it perfect for small groups and families wanting to share an experience with this beautiful part of Africa.
With a wide choice of activities including game drives, walks, birding, canoeing, boat cruises and fishing all led by a team of expert guides and staff, Amanzi is a stunning little camp set in a beautiful location.
Amanzi is located in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. Proflight offers daily scheduled 30 minute flights into the Lower Zambezi where the aircraft lands at Jeki airstrip. You will then enjoy a game drive through the park for approximately one and-a-half hours, or it is a 40 minute drive directly to camp.
Connected by a raised walkway, the ensuite tents are spacious and beautifully designed with comfortable beds swathed in mosquito netting, an indoor bathroom, a private sitting room as well as a covered wood deck overlooking theNgwenya Channel.
Two rooms are arranged to function as a connected family tent. Two standard tents are connected, allowing for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family tent perfect for groups with young children.
The main area offers stunning views over the Ngwenya channel and a mosaic of islands that are home to a group of elephant bulls. There is a pool in camp which is surrounded by a teak sun deck on the banks of the river.
Amanzi collaborates closely with local agencies to ensure the continued preservation of indigenous wildlife. Since our establishment, ZAWA and CLZ anti-poaching patrols have resumed in the eastern regions of the park. Amanzi provides support and back-up patrols to these initiatives and has rebuilt the scout post at Kulefu empowering organisations to safely and effectively protect the local wildlife from poaching syndicates.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Amanzi is situated deep within in the Lower Zambezi National Park which forms part of the Lower Zambezi – Mana Pools Trans Frontier Conservation area spanning 1,750,000-hectares of wilderness. The area is one of the world’s last remaining untouched natural landscapes. Exceptional game viewing is assured – the area is home to a host of diverse wildlife including lion, leopard, hyena as well as an abundance of other indigenous species.
The Lower Zambezi National Park boast over 500 species of birds. A ground hornbill can be spotted from the branches of the mopane trees, a tiny red-billed firefinch might serenade you from your private balcony, while the mournful cry of the African fish eagle reverberates across the river. Zambia’s natural wilderness is home to an expansive variety of birds, a dream destination for the enthusiastic birdwatchers.
At Amanzi camp, the carmine bee-eaters migrate to a nesting site just upstream, while ospreys and yellow-billed kites keep a close eye on boats headed out fishing, hovering overhead in anticipation of a free lunch.
Game Drives – the camp offers early morning and late afternoon game drives to really get to know the area around camp and get closer to the wildlife. Enjoy a private sundowner watching elephants crossing the Zambezi or your coffee in the morning in the splendour of the Winterthorn forest after an exciting morning tracking lion.
Boating - the wildlife on the river is everchanging, surprising and always exciting. Whether watching a pod of hippos jostle in the afternoon light or a family of elephant bathing in the mud at the bank - the calm of the Zambezi will flood your soul with the magic of the bush.
Canoeing - with the gentle lap of water against the canoe and the measured peace of slowly drifting down the Zambezi, canoeing gives you the opportunity to see the wildlife along the riverbank at your own pace guided by an experienced paddler.
Walking Safaris - encounter the bush at its best - on foot with the camp’s experienced guides. Watch as they explain the art of tracking animals from their spoor and listen as they unravel the symbiosis of species that make up the rich tapestry of life in the bush.
Birding - with a huge diversity of birds in the Lower Zambezi there is always something to excite both experienced birders and novices alike.
Fishing - whether a keen angler or complete beginner catching a Tiger Fish is one for the bucket list. With a selection of rods, reels, and all necessary tackle your guide will show you the best places to fish before releasing your catch back into the water.
AMANZI CAMP IS CLOSED FROM DECEMBER THROUGH TO MARCH EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND OLDER UNLESS THE CAMP IS BOOKED AS PART OF A LARGER GROUP. PLEASE NOTE THAT CHILDREN HAVE TO BE 12 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE IN CANOE OR WALKING SAFARIS