Amanzi Bush Camp
Lower Zambezi, Zambia
At a Glance
Sip a cocktail by the pool whilst keeping an eye out for elephants grazing on islands nearby
Sit back and enjoy a gentle paddle on the Zambezi on a canoe safari
With just 4 safari tents you can be assured of an exclusive safari experience
From late August to mid November cast a line and have a go at catching the tiger fish that the Zambezi is famous for
While away an afternoon in your tent's hammock watching the hippos wallowing in the Zambezi
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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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Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, is the intimate Amanzi Camp which offers rustic luxury, with just four tents strung along the riverbank in a quiet and unspoilt area of the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Located on one of the most remote stretches of the Lower Zambezi, Amanzi Camp, offers an intimate safari experience with only four tents. Here you can enjoy a diverse stay with excellent game viewing and a range of safari activities on offer.
The tents and central guest area all enjoy uninterrupted views over the Ngwenya channel with a mosaic of islands in front which often play host to herds of elephants and pods of hippos. The camp has a central swimming pool with loungers on a raised teak deck which looks out over the river, making it a fabulous spot for a lazy afternoon of game viewing.
A sister camp to the larger Anabezi Camp, Amanzi Camp is the perfect choice for those looking for a relaxed safari experience in rustic luxury surroundings. There is a diverse menu of safari activities on offer with canoe safaris, walking safaris, boat cruises and fishing in addition to traditional day and night game drives.
Accommodation is in four spacious tents which are each situated on elevated teak decks which are connected by wooden boardwalks. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, 24 hour power, private deck looking out over the channel with swing seats, and a spacious sitting area. Two of the tents are interleading which makes them ideal for families with younger children.
Meg Shepro (Staff)
My stay at Amanzi Bush Camp was quiet and peaceful as I stayed in one of the four luxury tented suites. We enjoyed sundowners at the bank of the Zambezi where hundreds of Carmine Bee-eaters were nesting, the sight was truly awe inspiring and the next morning's river cruise delighted with sights of elephant and hippo all around. With a relaxed atmosphere at camp you are able to really immerse yourself in the bush and take in the surrounding serenity.
Canoeing on the Zambezi River
The Zambezi is renowned for truly spectacular canoeing as it provides you with the chance to see game from a wholly different perspective...looking up at it instead of down!
Fishing on the Zambezi River
The Zambezi River is host to some of the most incredible fresh water sport fishing in the world with both spinning and fly fishing, on a strictly catch and release policy according to the park rules. The most popular quarry is the infamous Tigerfish.
Game Viewing in the Lower Zambezi
Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park, with varying options such as game drives, boat and canoe safaris, or bush walks, is the highlight of any safari trip to Zambia.
Location & directions
Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Amanzi 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.
How to get there
10 hour overnight flight from the UK to Johannesburg and then connect onwards to Lusaka, approximately two hours' flight. From Lusaka it's a short hop of about 40 minutes in a light aircraft. You'll then be met and taken via game drive transfer to Amanzi.
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