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Nyamatusi Camp

Mana Pools National Park

Rating: Deluxe    

Nyamatusi Camp overview

Nyamatusi Camp is in a wonderful unspoilt wilderness location by the famous Zambezi River. Days are spent immersed in nature as you enjoy land and water-based safaris observing the diverse wildlife of Mana Pools National Park, interspersed with downtime at the camp.

There are only six suites for a maximum of 12 guests so there's never a crowd at Nyamatusi. The large central area includes a two storey open-fronted building with ample space for relaxing, chatting, dining and enjoying the magnificent views towards the river. The deck to the front has additional seating and leads down to a firepit, perfect for sundowner drinks and star gazing. To the side there's a small pool and deck with sunny and shaded areas.

Your tented suite is a real haven. Spacious and air conditioned within, it has a lounge and en-suite bathroom with both a bath and shower, supplemented by an outdoor shower. Your private deck faces the Zambezi and has an indulgent daybed and a plunge pool where you can relax as you sip a chilled drink from your minibar.

Nyamatusi offers an all-round safari experience with game drives, guided walks, canoeing and bird watching, all led by skilled guides keen to show all that Mana Pools has to offer. Catch and release fishing from the riverbank adds yet more variety to your time at Nyamatusi.


Open: Nyamatusi Camp is open from the beginning of April to the end of November each year.

Location: The camp is in Mana Pools National Park near the Zambezi River. The camp is reached by flying into Mana Main airstrip.

Rooms: There are six guest tented suites. These are large, have air conditioning, solar power, battery charging points, a minibar, sitting area and an en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, a bath and shower plus an outdoor shower. Each has a private deck with a plunge pool and a daybed.

Activities: Go for game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, canoeing and catch and release fishing.

Facilities: The main area is made up of a two level open-fronted and thatched roof structure with lounge, bar and dining areas. There's a large viewing deck in front of this with comfy seating and steps down to the firepit. There is a small outdoor pool and deck with sun loungers.

Dining: Meals are usually eaten together as a group. Dinner is complimented by wine from the camp's cellar.

Children: Children aged seven years and over are welcome. The minimum age for walking safaris is 16 years, but nature walks near the camp can be arranged for younger children. Children should be kept under supervision at all times.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no wifi internet access.

Notes: Nyamatusi Camp is owned and operated by African Bush Camps.

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