ANABEZI LUXURY TENTED CAMP - LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Anabezi is a 24 bed camp located on the banks of the Zambezi River at the Lower end of the Lower Zambezi National Park (LZNP) in Zambia.
The name Anabezi is derived from the camp being situated on the Zambezi River and the many Ana Trees or Winter Thorns (Faidherbia albida) that surround the camp. These winter thorns drop yellow pods which attract a wide variety of animals to the area including many elephants which are a welcome sight in the camp.
The Camp has 11 luxury tents and 1 luxury family suite on raised timber platforms at the edge of a ridge providing magnificent views of both the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood plain. The plain hosts year-round grazing and offers spectacular game viewing from the comfort of your tent.
Anabezi 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.
The 11 large and luxurious tents - approximately 1000 sq ft in size – are positioned on a raised wooden deck and are generously spaced along the Zambezi Riverbank and the Mushika flood plain. Elephants and game wander freely around the camp.
Each of the luxury tents has two teak double beds or one king size deluxe bed within a mosquito net and both an indoor and outdoor bathroom. There is a spacious sitting area with glass sliding doors opening onto a private deck and a plunge pool set into the expansive wooden decking area.
The family suite has two bedrooms with two double beds and two single beds an indoor and two outdoor bathrooms, a spacious living area with glass sliding doors opening onto an expansive private deck with plunge pool.
All the tents have 24 hour battery power and plentiful hot and cold filtered water. Anabezi camp was designed with the environment in mind and is almost exclusively supplied with electricity from solar energy systems, while raised paths and walkways through the natural landscape minimize the camp’s footprint on the wildlife allowing antelope, elephant and hippo to wander freely through camp and feed on the ‘ana’ or winterthorn pods.
Anabezi 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. Anabezi 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
Anabezi 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 Anabezi 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.
ANABEZI 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