NYAMATUSI MAHOGANY - MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK
Nyamatusi Mahogany nestles under ancient mahogany trees on the shores of the Zambezi River and offers a luxury safari experience for families. With just 2 tented suites and 2 family suites the eco-friendly camp has been designed with families in mind and are airconditioned.
The camp is solar-powered and built from all-natural materials meaning that your safari experience at Nyamatusi Mahogany is powered by nature. The camp is set a little way away from its sister camp Nyamatusi.
Mana Pools is a vast wilderness area in the Rift Valley, and you will be able experience a variety of activities from canoeing down the Zambezi River, 4 x 4 game drives, walking and fishing.
The camp has a philosophy that embraces families into the wild and children are welcomed into Nyamatusi Mahogany with the special ‘Ngwana Club’ starter kit and a wide range of activities during their stay with tailor-made activities for children of all ages.
Nyamatusi Mahogany 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 2 Tented Suites and 2 Family Suites at Myamatusi Mahogany – all with views of the Zambezi River and air conditioning. The Tented Suites have indoor and outdoor showers, private deck and a plunge pool. The Family Suites have an indoor bathtub and shower, private deck and private plunge pool.
The lounge, dining room, fire circle, plunge pool and elevated viewing decks have uninterrupted views of the river, floodplain and escarpment beyond and there is a pizza oven set on the deck.
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.
The Ngwana Club - from nature walks around camp and storytelling to cultural arts and crafts and cub club cooking classes, the African Bush Camps’ children focused Ngwana Club creates a fun and educational environment for children on safari.
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 MAHOGANY CAMP IS CLOSED FROM THE 6TH JANUARY THROUGH TO MARCH EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES BUT PLEASE DO NOTE THAT CHILDREN AGED UNDER 16 YEARS CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN WALKING SAFARIS