Pay 2 and stay 3 nights Special
- Valid for 1 April – 31 May 2024 and 1 October to 30 November 2024
- Booking Period: 1 July 2023 – 30 November 2024
- Pay 2 Stay 3 Nights, Pay 4, Stay 6 Nights
- Includes: Accommodation, All meals, All beverages, Laundry, Return Road transfers from airstrip, 2 daily activities
- Excludes: Gratuities, Conservation levies, Visa fees, All regional flights, Travel Insurance, items of personal nature
Choose from staying at the following lodges:
- Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
- Kanga Camp
- Nyamatusi Camp
- Nyamatusi Mahogany
- Zambezi Expeditions
Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park will leave you breathless with its beauty. A paradise for walking and canoeing safaris, Mana Pools is a wildlife-rich, biodiverse wonderland that will delight at every turn.
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 lioness’ 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, as well as a sprinkling of vibrant plant life. Far away from any human settlement, you’ll relish the feeling of remoteness here. Surrounded only by extreme wilderness, and if you visit in winter, you’ll find yourself exploring amongst the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa. An experience for which words can do no justice.
Nyamatusi Camp – Mana Pools
Nyamatusi is one of the newest and most luxurious camps in the park itself. The just 6 beautiful rooms have private plunge pools and incredible service. This camp is African Bush Camp’s flagship in terms of its Eco-conscious style. The safari lodge is set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, on the banks of the Zambezi, one of the world’s oldest rivers.
Here you 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 before your eyes on game drives or thrilling canoeing safaris. Fishing on the Zambezi River (catch and release only) and birding safaris are highlights here.
Nyamatusi Mahogany – Mana Pools
Nyamatusi Mahogany, is the perfect luxury safari experience for families. Consisting of 2 tented suites and 2 family suites nested under ancient mahogany trees on the lush shores of the mighty Zambezi River, the camp has been designed with style and serenity in mind.
With a real focus on families, including a range of activities, it is really a go-to option for those travelling with young children! Set within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, you can expect the utmost flexibility in activities. Experience the majesty of nature when canoeing down the Zambezi River, fishing on the river banks (catch and release only) or birding safaris – all possible on your Mana Pools family safari.
Kanga Camp – Mana Pools
Solar-powered Kanga Camp comprises of six tents all raised on individual wooden platforms for an elevated view over the Kanga Pan.
Located away from the Zambezi River and focusing on the game around Mana’s pools, Kanga offers something a little different. As a result, it’s often paired with a camp on the riverfront, such as Zambezi Expeditions – read below.
Activities on your Mana Pools safari include guided walking safaris and thrilling game drives led by our qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. Keeping step with African Bush Camps’ family-friendly nature, children over the age of 7 are welcome at Kanga. However, bush walks are for the age of 16 and over.
Zambezi Expeditions – Mana Pools
Located on the banks of the Zambezi river, this little bush camp takes full advantage of its location with easy access to both the water and the floodplains.
Game viewing is incredible and the diversity of activities on offer ensures there is something for everyone.
Set under the shade of winter thorn and ebony trees, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities with hot bucket showers and the main area has charging facilities for your all-important cameras.
With unique access to the Zambezi River, your days will be filled with adventurous canoeing safaris, tracking game along the shorelines by foot, and fishing for the iconic tiger fish. An absolute must, however, is a game drive in an open 4 x 4 along the flood plains and into the heart of the Mana Pools UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lake Kariba – Matusadona
Situated on the sparkling shores of Lake Kariba, the beautiful Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe was proclaimed a non-hunting area in 1958 and as such is wonderfully rich in wildlife and vegetation.
With a ready supply of regenerative grasses as a source of food and an abundance of water from the lake, buffalo, waterbuck, zebra, and impala have thrived. With this so have the predators, so you can expect incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. The lake itself is teeming with huge Nile crocodiles and the lake shored offers fantastic herds of elephants and the Big Five. Meanwhile, birdlife thrives here, so keep an eye out for the population of fish-eagles, amongst many others.
With 2,000 km of shoreline, Lake Kariba is the 4th largest man-made lake in the world and the 2nd largest in Africa – so it’s a truly impressive place to explore, especially by boat.
Bumi Hills – Lake Kariba
Set on a range of remote hills, with the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, this haven of serenity overlooks the eternal shimmering waters of Lake Kariba below.
Not only is Kariba’s shoreline wildlife-rich, but the lodge’s proximity to Matusadona allows for the wildlife to freely move between the national park and Bumi Hill’s private concession, creating endless game-viewing opportunities, led by a passionate team of guides.
The ten spacious suites are thoughtfully appointed with all the comforts you expect of our luxurious Lake Kariba lodge. Each suite comes with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, battery charging points, mini-bar and a private viewing deck extending spectacular views of the lake and its surrounds.
The Baobab Villa, Bumi Hills’ 2-bedroomed private villa, complete with its own living room bar and indoor and outdoor dining decks is ideal for families. Offering a personalised experience, the villa comes with the services of a private butler, safari guide and a dedicated safari vehicle.
Activities include guided walking safaris, stargazing, boating, birding, catch-and-release fishing, day and night game drives searching for lions in particular, as well as engaging cultural visits to our nearby local community.
African Bush Camps
Founded by professional guide Beks Ndlovu, African Bush Camps aims to grow and specialise in luxury tented camps and lodges in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. They offer extraordinary wildlife and safari experiences in some of Africa’s most untouched areas.
Their camps are sustainable, with minimal impact on the environment and their Foundation projects empower local communities. Their aim is to conserve and preserve the beautiful areas in Southern Africa.
Authentic Safari experience
They offer you a true experiential safari. Revel in the joy in discovery from a different perspective. In pristine locations in Africa. From community visits to trekking on foot to canoeing. They offer a holistic adventure that expresses the philosophy they stand by. Authenticity.