Zambezi Life Styles

An intimate 8 bedded camp, fit for private safaris, set up prior to your arrival, the mobile luxury tented camp is designed to give you access to the Zambezi river affording you canoeing excursions on the river, fishing either from the banks or off an island in the middle of the Zambezi river, tracking game on foot oh the shore as well as traditional game drives.

About Zambezi Life Styles

Zambezi Life Styles is a Luxury mobile camp set on the shore of the Lower Zambezi River in Mana Pools. This experience is enjoyed by people who seek adventure and exercise whilst absorbing the peace and tranquility of the Zambezi river.

Accomodation

The camp consists of 4 twin bedded tents, with en-suite bathroom facilities that include flush toilets and an alfresco hot bucket shower. The camp gives luxury camping safaris a new definition by the virtue of its detailed furnishings and facilities which include 12 volt lighting and charging facilities for cameras. There are 4 twin bedded tents with a total of 8 beds. A 12 bedded camp consisting of six tents can be set up on special request for a single group.

Facilities

A well serviced mess tent with a dining and seating area forms part of the camp. Our wonderful Shona and Tonga staff will arrange brunch, tea and cake, and dinner. The camp can communicate by satellite phone in case of emergency.

Wildlife & Activities

Zambezi Life Styles Walking SafariThe environment
Mana Pools is a legendary national park, well known for its wildlife rich flood plains, the mighty Zambezi River and the magnificent views of the back drop of the Zambezi escarpment. The river boasts of some of Africa’s most amazing tiger fishing and adventure canoeing safaris. The combination of all of these make this World Heritage site a must visit national park.

Wildlife
You will be paddling among an abundance of elephant, hippo, big herds of buffalo, and explore a rich aquatic life under a sky inhabited by fantastic bird species. On a walking safari, you will have a chance to view a wide range of large mammals (lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog, crocodile, zebra, eland, sable, kudu antelope, girafe …), and over 350 bird species.

Canoeing
You are expected to be fit, but no canoeing experience is necessary. You will be paddling in a steady current of about five kilometers an hour , and won’t be going through any rapids.

Walking
Canoeing is usually combined with walking and exploring the Mana Pools wilderness areas, which are off the beaten track.

Fishing
Fishing is possible during the excusrsionson the river, either from the banks or off an island in the middle of the Zambezi river.

Game drives
Game drives along the flood plain in open 4 x 4 Land cruisers are one of the main highlights, taking you into the core of the wildlife scene that is abounding with a diversity of wildlife.

Typical safari day
The early start in the morning getting on the water and going down river for a couple of hours passing hippos and a manageri of birds on the way. We stop of a walk on the main land getting up close to Elephant, Buffalo, Eland, Zebra, Kudu and numerous other animals. After a leisurely cooked full English breakfast cooked on the side of the river, we continue down the river. Arriving in our next camp site in the late afternoon in time for tea, cake and a game drive to see the interior if the Park with its extensive Acacia woodlands and the African tradition a sundowner.

Our guides are some of the most experienced naturalists and professional guides in Zimbabwe.

Safari combinations
The camp is a perfect combination to include with Kanga Campover a day Mana Pools safari. If you can stay longer in Zimbabwe, you may also visit Hwange (Somalisa Camp or Somalisa Acacia), and pay a visit to Victoria Falls. Several of our suggested safari itineraries will propose you such options. Do not hesitate to contact us to arrange the best combination for you.

Access

Location
Mana Pools National Park lies in Northern Zimbabwe  below the mighty Zambezi river. After Victoria Falls and the Kariba Lake, the Zambezi river marks here the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, before reaching Mozambique and the Indian Ocean. Zambezi Life Styles is located  on the shore of the Lower Zambezi River.

How to get there?
Accessing Mana Pools, is not easy, but we can give you 3 options

  • use a charter flight from a local airport to Mana Pools main airstrip – which we can arrange  for you.
  • a road transfer from Harare (5h), or from Lusaka..
  • Self-driving to Mana Pools is not easy – experienced 4WD drivers though may check out our safari maps or contact us for directions.

Length of stay
3/4 days. The camp has a minimum stay of 3 nights for a minimum of 2 people. 2 night stays can be requested for larger groups of a minimum of 6 people.