The legendary Mana Pools National Park is known for its wildlife-rich floodplains and mighty Zambezi River – the lifeblood of the park – with the Zambezi Escarpment in Zambia providing a dramatic backdrop to the scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Zambezi Expeditions offers one of the best ways to experience Mana Pools, situated as the camp is on the banks of the Zambezi. Simple yet elegant furnishings and ample amenities ensure a mobile camping experience that strikes just the right balance between luxury and authenticity. By staying at Zambezi Expeditions, you’ll enjoy the kind of intimacy with nature that can only be achieved by forsaking some of the comforts of the modern world in favour of the wild.
Features & Facilities
A semi-mobile camp with six tents constructed in the classic A-framed Meru style, with an additional kitchen and communal area, both of which are also under canvas. Lodgings are simple yet authentic, and with the wilderness right outside your front door, this is the quintessential African safari experience.
Zambezi Expeditions is situated on the Nkupi camping site, right next to the Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park.
Accommodation & Facilities
Each tent here comes with a bucket shower and en-suite bathroom complete with complimentary toiletries, so you certainly won’t be roughing it out in the wilds despite your location close to nature. The tents can be configured with double beds or two single beds, while comfortable linens and African-inspired nightwear ensure a good night’s sleep. The camp is mainly solar-powered but also has a generator, and battery-charging facilities are available in the camp’s main tent, where a lounge and dining area (with plenty of refreshments) provides the perfect place to unwind after a day of safari activities.
Three delicious meals will be provided by the camp’s kitchen staff every day, served either under canvas or outdoors, with the currents of the Zambezi providing the perfect dining ambience. The communal dinners are usually a three-course affair.
The proximity to prime safari locations within Mana Pools National Park is what makes this camp so special. Canoeing and walking safaris are a key focus here, as hippos, crocodiles, elephants and an array of bird species are often seen from the shoreline. There is also ample opportunity for catch-and-release fishing here, with the fearsome tigerfish attracting anglers from far and wide. For all the animals that flock to the Zambezi, it would still be remiss not to embark on a 4x4 game drive away from the river, where expert guides can take you into the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in search of the lion, leopard, eland, Cape buffalo, painted dog and a host of other wildlife.
Children over the age of 7 are welcome at Zambezi Expeditions Camp, although walking safaris and canoeing are restricted to guests aged 16 and up.