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Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Our rating

8/10

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Highlights

- Stylish, upmarket property
- Exceptional guiding
- Wildlife viewing in camp
- Two swimming pools

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Overview

Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp is an upmarket safari camp offering stylish, comfortable facilities and first rate guiding in the unspoiled, game-rich eastern area of Lower Zambezi National Park, southern Zambia. The camp is situated close to the Zambezi River, overlooking a floodplain popular with wildlife. At the higher end of the price bracket, Anabezi boasts exceptionally spacious tented accommodation along with two swimming pools, flexible dining, and numerous activities, including day and night game drives and river excursions.

Easily accessible from nearby Jeki or Kulefu airstrips, the camp operates seasonally from April to November. Visitors should come prepared for very high temperatures from October onwards, although it’s worth tolerating the heat since these warmer months coincide with the peak wildlife viewing period, when large numbers of lion, leopard, buffalo, antelope, hippo, and baboon can be seen along with elephants, who regularly feast on the pods of the surrounding Ana trees, after which Anabezi is named.

The camp’s main areas comprise an open-sided, tented lounge with contemporary furnishings, plus a separate, thatched dining area with bar. Outside are two decent sized swimming pools, and a lovely boma with a campfire, where guests can relax with a post dinner drink. Mealtimes are frequently communal events, often served alfresco, either by the campfire or in an enchanting bush location. Buffet lunches and three course dinners feature a blend of European and African influences, and private dining can be accommodated.

A good choice of land and water based activities is offered, including day and night game drives, woodland walking safaris, and birdwatching. Atmospheric boating and fishing excursions on the Zambezi River are available, while canoe safaris bring guests thrillingly close to the river’s wildlife.

The accommodation comprises 12 well-appointed and extremely generous tented suites built on raised decking. Each tent comprises a comfortable lounge area, and either two doubles or one king sized bed, plus mosquito nets and fans. All units have an ensuite bathroom with twin washbasins, WC, and a freestanding bathtub, plus an indulgent outdoor shower. Sliding glass doors lead out onto a private veranda with a plunge pool and loungers, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding wildlife.

Children over eight years of age are very welcome at Anabezi. Families with younger children may be accommodated, subject to a minimum group booking of eight people. Although the camp does not provide a dedicated family room, it does offer discounts for younger guests sharing with an adult. Note that there is a minimum age restriction of 12 years for canoe and walking safaris. While the camp offers no child-specific activities, the abundant wildlife and swimming pools should be a hit with most children nonetheless. Note that the camp and pools are unfenced, and wildlife does roam through. Although it is unlikely that animals would approach people or tents, parents are reminded that children should be supervised at all times.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 501 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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