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Amanzi Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Intimate, secluded camp
- Four luxurious guest suites
- Great variety of activities

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Overview

Amanzi Camp is an intimate, owner-operated safari camp offering exceptional hosting and high quality guiding in a remote eastern corner of the stunning Lower Zambezi National Park, southern Zambia. Private and secluded, the camp sits beside a peaceful channel of the Zambezi River, with a family of elephant bulls for neighbours. Amanzi offers a select safari experience, with just four luxurious, tented guest suites, combined with superb waterside views, high-end cuisine, and a host of land and water based activities.

Opened in 2015 as a sister camp to the larger Anabezi, and accessed by light aircraft into local Jeki airstrip, Amanzi operates on a seasonal basis from April to November, capturing the wildlife viewing at its best. Visitors do need to come prepared for the extremely high temperatures characteristic of this region from late September onwards, however the very warm weather coincides with the area’s peak game viewing period, when high numbers of lion, leopard, elephant, hippo, buffalo, and impala can be spotted, along with spectacular birdlife.

The camp’s guest spaces comprise an open lounge and dining area with comfortable seating and superb river views. Outside is a decked terrace with a refreshing swimming pool and a lovely camp fire area. Dining is flexible and high quality, mingling European and African influences, with buffet style meals during the day, and three course evening meals. Private and communal dining are offered, often in an atmospheric bush location or around the campfire.

A great choice of activities includes twice daily game drives, night drives, bush walking safaris, and bird watching. Canoe safaris and boat cruises allow guests a thrilling close-up view of the Zambezi’s hippo and crocodile population, and fishing excursions are also available.

Guest accommodation comprises just four extremely spacious and private tented guest suites, each sleeping two. Connected to the main area via a raised wooden walkway, each tent comprises one king size or two double four poster beds with mosquito net, a spacious lounge area, and an ensuite bathroom. Outside is a private, raised teak veranda with hammocks to enjoy the breath-taking views. The tents are generously spaced apart both to maximise privacy, and to enable wildlife to wander around the camp.

Families with children 12 years and over are very welcome, with a minimum age of eight years when the camp is exclusively booked by a private group. Two of the tents are positioned back to back, creating a family unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Note that there is a minimum age restriction of 12 years for canoe and walking activities. Although there is no child specific programme, the amazing wildlife and welcome swimming pool are always a hit with younger guests. Note that as the camp is unfenced, and wild animals do roam through, parental supervision is essential at all times.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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