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Anabezi Lodge

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Located at the site of the old Ana Tree Lodge, Anabezi camp has been built on the foundations of a historic camp which has stood the test of time. The new lodge is beautifully designed to blend in and gives a fabulous safari experience to all ages.

At a Glance

  • A wonderful spot for amazing game viewing including the elusive leopard

  • Enormous, spacious tented cottages each overlooking the game-rich Mushika floodplain

  • Fantastic gameviewing can be had from the comfort of your deck with its refreshing plunge pool

  • Day and night game drives and walks with your expert guide ensure a great game experience

  • The remotest and most secluded camp in the Lower Zambezi

Couples, Family, Honeymoon, Wildlife

Insider's View

Take a canoe and explore some of the smaller tributaries of the mighty Zambezi

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Leopard sightings are particularly good in this little corner of Lower Zambezi

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

This reincarnation of the old Ana Tree Lodge is a wonderful spot for some great game-viewing!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Anabezi trees are also known as the winterthorn tree which dominate the vegetation on the edge of the Zambezi River

Louisa Ross-Taylor

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Description

Found at the lower end of the Lower Zambezi National Park in a prime game viewing area, Anabezi comprises 11 luxury spacious tents. The rooms built on wooden platforms on a small ridge which provides magnificent views of both the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood plain, whose year round grazing ensures spectacular game viewing from the comfort of your tent!

Each of the horse-shoe shaped tents is vast and luxurious in its design, with a large deck to the front with private plunge pool, lounge area, indoor and outdoor bathroom and bedroom area. There has been excellent attention to detail, ensuring there is everything you need here to have a relaxing and comfortable stay.

The camp is split into two, the main camp, and Little Anabezi, which can be taken over exclusively for a family or small group. There are separate lounge areas, fire pits and swimming pools, as well as separate entrances to the two sides of Anabezi, giving guests the feel of an even smaller camp.

During your stay at Anabezi there are plenty of excursions, adventures and sights to behold to keep you occupied when you're not relaxing by the pool or enjoying the camp amenities.

The lodge is well equipped with new game viewing vehicles and the guides are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Activities here include day and night game drives – with comfortable adapted safari vehicles to ensure you always have a window seat! The night drives are exciting, using a spotlight to find the nocturnal animals such as lion, leopard and hyena, and the lesser-seen wildlife such as genet, civet, mongooses and even aardvark! Also on offer are walking safaris into the Kulefu woodlands and surrounding areas, escorted by an armed scout and your guide. Canoeing safaris along the Zambezi River, birdwatching - approximately 500 species of birds in the Lower Zambezi - and boating and fishing are also available for those who wish to try their hand - on a catch and release basis.

Accommodation

Anabezi's rooms are raised on wooden decks, overlooking the Mushika Plain. Each has a large wooden deck and refreshing plunge pool, the interior is spacious with a seating area and separate bedroom, separated by a bathroom. Glass sliding doors lead out to the deck with its wonderful views over the plain. There is also an open-air shower.

Childcare

Children from eight years and up are welcome at Anabezi, although there are no specific childcare facilities. It should also be noted that in the interest of safety, participation of children in walking and canoe activities is limited to older children, and at the discretion of their guide.

Facilities

The main area at Anabezi is a large thatched building surrounded by low walls, inside which is the bar and dining room. Outside is a large wooden deck and a wonderfully inviting swimming pool. Overlooking the Mushiku River and floodplain is a large tent, open all sides, with lots of comfortable seating and squashy sofas - the perfect place to relax for an afternoon. The camp also has a fire pit on the lawn for the cooler evenings.

Activities

Activities from Anabezi include day and night game drives in smart new 4x4 vehicles, accompanied by your experienced guide - leopard spotting in this part of the park is a highlight! Trips on the river, on the larger boat and also by canoe are available, as are walks accompanied by a park scout. Fishing equipment is available for those who wish to have a go as well.

Location & Directions

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Anabezi is located on the eastern side of the Lower Zambezi National Park, bounded by the Zambezi Escarpment to the North and the mighty Zambezi River to the South. It's perfectly placed to explore the parks wildlife and also to take a trip through the Mpata Gorge.

When to go

The Lower Zambezi has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb birdwatching at the end of the rains.

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