Lodge style Rustic vibes
A testiment to this landscape
Private. Serene. Rustic. Almost fairytale like, perhaps. Surrounded by pure African beauty, this small camp is where you nestle into a swinging chair on the porch and listen to rustling leaves of the Ana trees, as an elephant-family roams by to dig into these juicy greens. It is the most recently opened camp in the Lower Zambezi, and as a sister lodge of the famous Anabezi Camp, you know the quality standard is high. Located on the edge of the Zambezi River – ‘Amanzi’ means water in the local Tonga language – this camp guarantees you an intimate peek at all the wildlife in and around the waters of this majestic river. Come here to find some of the last unspoilt nature areas in the world, to see wildlife in abundance during canoe trips or game drives, and to be pampered by a great staff and delicious food as you dine under the stars.
With only three tents - one of them being a family unit sleeping four people - relaxation comes the minute you are welcomed by the staff with a fresh, cold drink. Take a deep breath, listen to the sounds of nature all around you and feel completely at ease. All tents are built on a raised teak deck, providing broad vistas over the river. Your favorite spot will probably be the lounge chair on your private porch. A place to just sit and witness the constantly changing colours of the sky and water as the day passes by. Keep your binoculars at hand, as this is a perfect nook for some quiet game viewing. The tents also come with an indoor shower and bathroom, feathery-soft beds, tasteful decor and a mini-fridge. Because all tents are generously spaced, it feels private. For a cooling dip in the pool – situated on the banks of the river - or to share safari tales with other guests, walk over the raised walkway to the main area. Once here, grab a sundowner drink and take in the stunning views of a mosaic of islands in the river. These islands are also home to a group of elephant bulls, so prepare yourself for some action.
Activities at Amanzi Camp
The Zambezi River is perfect for gentle canoe trips. The current is never too strong and you can glide down at a slow pace, with plenty of time to look around and experience this serene expanse of water. Not surprisingly, canoe trips are usually scheduled in the afternoon at this camp. Morning game drives are, of course, also provided. The comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles offer everyone an optimal viewing spot, and the experienced guides go above and beyond to offer you a memorable ride. For those who feel like a trip on the Zambezi River isn’t complete without casting a line, catching a fierce-fighting Tiger Fish can also be part of your itinerary. The ultimate way to end the day is with a boat trip on a pontoon, as you explore the fourth largest river in Africa during sunset to view huge hippopotami pods and crocodile crowds, who call the 1,390,000 square kilometres of the Zambezi their home. And now it is time to make this place your temporary safari home too: it has all the ingredients for an unforgettable, pure safari trip that will forever have a place in your heart.
Tripadvisor comments Amanzi Camp
We couldn't find fault with anything. The food service and rooms were all great, the rooms had beautiful linen and comfortable beds and the best view overlooking the channel. Fishing was great too catching an 8 pound tiger. All round a really lovely bush camp!Carol A from Lusaka, Zambia
I went here with my husband and a couple of friends and was extremely impressed with the beautiful camp, the service, food and area itself. The rooms are spacious and exquisitely decorated, with a serene main area and pool. Overall a 5* trip in a stunning and unique area.R L