NYAMATUSI CAMP - MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK
Nyamatusi Camp lightly translated means ‘wild game’ and Nyamatusi is set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa on the banks of the Zambezi River. This stunning camp has been constructed using sustainable design and is fully solar-powered and built from all-natural materials
The camp has just six luxury air conditioned tented suites with amazing views of the river and Zambian escarpment beyond. The romantic guest tents are beautifully furnished inside with an outdoor shower and private viewing deck with plunge pool outside.
Spend your days walking in the footsteps of ancient explorers and tracks of elephants that criss-cross the floodplain, watch the drama of nature play out on game drives or canoeing safaris or enjoy a spot of catch and release fishing on the Zambezi River.
Nyamatusi Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Mana Pools National Park. Access is via a 2.5 hour light aircraft flight from Victoria Falls or a 1.5 hour light aircraft flight from Harare to Mana Main Airstrip where you are met and transferred by game drive to camp which takes around 40 minutes.
There are just 6 spacious ensuite Tented Suites at Nyamatusi with stunning views of the Zambezi River. The tents have ensuite facilities with both indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning, mini bar, yoga mat and weights and a private deck with a plunge pool.
The main area is thatched with a vaulted ceiling, wooden decking, comfortable sofas and chairs, a hanging swing chair and coffee tables. There is a dining and bar area, boma with a fire pit, a small swimming pool and a gift shop.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe on the southern banks of the Zambezi River Mana Pools National Park is a wildlife rich, biodiverse wilderness and is a paradise for walking and canoeing safaris.
You can expect to spot hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants and a wonderful array of aquatic birds within this UNESCO World Heritage Site and there’s a good chance of seeing packs of wild dog and lions hunting around waterholes where prey are seemingly easy pickings.
The landscapes are beautiful too, dotted with acacia trees whose shade becomes vital to the parks more than 12,000-strong elephant population in the dry season. The park offers the feeling of remoteness and extreme wilderness and if you visit in winter you’ll find yourself exploring amongst the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa.
Game Drives – safaris in this game-rich region offer the chance to get close to wildlife such as eland, elephant, African wild dogs, water buck, big herds of buffalo, kudu, lion and leopard.
Walking Safaris - walking in Mana Pools is one of the closest experiences of being in the complete wilderness and often walks are along the riverbank of the Zambezi. The area is one of the best to experience wild dog encounters on foot.
Canoeing - the Lower Zambezi River is the perfect setting for an adventurous canoeing safari. Paddle along the tranquil waters of the Zambezi River and enjoy the pristine scenery of Mana Pools National Park from a unique angle. On your canoeing safari you’ll get the chance to see wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and incredible birdlife.
Fishing - the Zambezi River is well-known for some of the best tiger fishing in Africa. The slow flow of the Zambezi allows for great catch-and-release tiger fishing with your guide.
African Bush Camps are committed to sustainable development through creating opportunities that empower rural communities located in vulnerable wildlife areas in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. They work to create these opportunities through Education, Community Empowerment, Community Infrastructure and Conservation.
NYAMATUSI CAMP IS CLOSED FROM THE 6TH JANUARY THROUGH TO MARCH EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED 17 YEARS AND OLDER