Inspired by the traditional custodians of the land who respected the river as the source of life, the design of the camp subtly incorporates the element of water and pays homage to the astounding beauty of the mighty Zambezi River.
Mana Pools got its name from the four large bodies of water within the park that have been formed by the meanderings of the Zambezi. Nyamatusi Camp is situated right on the banks of this life-giving river, so that all one must do to commune with the elements here is look out upon this ancient waterway from the comfort of their private deck.
Accommodation & Facilities
Each of the spacious tented suites at Nyamatusi offer uninterrupted views of the mighty Zambezi River. Your suite is fully solar-powered, and comes with in-room charging facilities, air conditioning, a mini bar, bathtub, private plunge pool and indoor/outdoor showers. The main lodge area is spread over two tiers, with a bar, kitchen and lounge areas providing plenty of space to relax and mingle with fellow guests.
All meals are included during your stay here, and can be taken in one of the open-air communal dining spaces located on the ground floor.
Nyamatusi’s superb location within Mana Pools National Park allows for a number of activities. Game drives into the wilderness present a great opportunity to spot the park’s wildlife, with your experienced guide always on the lookout for lions, elephants, hyenas and the endangered painted dog packs made famous by the BBC’s Dynasties documentary series in 2018. Walking safaris allow for a slower and more intimate experience with the natural surroundings, as you’ll be able to learn more about tracking, animal spoor and the many interesting plants, insects and geological features of the area from your guide while on foot. Meanwhile, canoeing and fishing trips (catch and release only) are the perfect way to see the Zambezi up close – observe wallowing hippos, elephant and crocodile before casting your line for tiger, bream, vundu and many other species of Zambezi fish.
Children over the age of 7 are welcome at Nyamatusi Camp, however walking safaris are restricted to those over the age of 16. If your child is aged between 7 and 16, they can get a taste of the walking safari experience by enjoying a nature walk around the camp area.