CAMP ZAMBEZI - MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK
Camp Zambezi is a static camp (mobile camp that does not move) offering rustic comfort set up on the bank of the Zambezi River where you can experience the full range of safari activities including game drives, canoeing, walking and fishing. With no set itinerary each trip can be customised to the expectations of each individual group or to simply relax before starting or finishing your safari.
The camp is only too happy to cater to particular special interests such as birding, photography, botany. Please advise us of any special interests prior to arrival. Ideally you should have your own pair of binoculars to maximise the safari experience.
Fishing is a popular activity from Camp Zambezi particularly towards the end of the dry season – September and October - when the tiger fish are biting. Camp Zambezi is the perfect launch point each day for 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.
The camp is located in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Access is via light aircraft transfer from Harare or Victoria Falls.
Your tented camp has walk-in mosquito-proofed tents with ensuite chemical toilet, external long-drop toilets, hot showers and a dining area next to the fire where iced drinks and sumptuous bush-prepared meals will be served.
In the mornings you will be awakened early, warm water will be placed in a basin outside your tent while tea, freshly brewed coffee and muffins or home-made biscuits are already waiting by the campfire. The camp chef prepares delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners and bucket showers are provided every day.
All produce is brought in fresh, and meals are prepared in camp by an experienced bush cook. All breads and pastries are freshly baked on open campfires. Vegetarian or other dietary preferences can be catered for providing warning is given 4 weeks prior to the safari.
Natureways Odyssey Safari Camps have no permanent ablution facilities however camps are served by the luxury of long drop toilets and for night-use all tents have ensuite chemical toilets. You can also enjoy a luxurious hot shower underneath the star-studded expanse of the African sky. Your safari is fully backed up with a Natureways team and 4x4 vehicle. The team will take care of all your needs and camp chores.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
You will be awakened early and warm water will be placed in your basin outside each tent while freshly brewed coffee awaits you on the campfire. Everyone will have the opportunity to have something to eat before setting out on their safari. You have the option of going for an early morning walk or game drive before breakfast or if you enjoy fishing there is time to pull out a fishing rod. The routine is tailored to suit you and the camp will be packed up by staff to ensure that you spend as much time as possible doing safari activities or simply enjoying the surroundings.
Games drives - are in open 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers and 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 safaris - explore and learn about the area with your professional guide. Walking 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 and you can enjoy close encounters with game whilst on foot. Mana Pools is famous for its bull elephants and if you are lucky enough to encounter one of these gentle giants on foot, it is a fabulous experience.
Canoeing - is a wonderful way to take in the tranquillity of the bush gliding past herds of animals often unaware of your presence. Canoeing is done in 5.5m (18ft) Canadian style canoes fitted with comfortable seats and cushions.
Fishing - particularly towards the end of the dry season – September and October - when the tiger fish are biting.
CAMP ZAMBEZI IS CLOSED DURING EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED AND OLDER