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Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

On the eastern fringes of Mana Pools is the Nyamatusi Wilderness Area, a significant pride-land for the predators of the national park. Nyamatusi Camp covers a large footprint spreading across the floodplain, set back from the river. Each of the six sophisticated and air-conditioned tented suites is positioned under the shade of a tree, to provide total seclusion with a private plunge pool and stocked minibar.

A communal atmosphere occurs in the heart of the camp, where you'll find a library, wine cellar, pool, the dining deck and fire pit. 


The quiet and remote setting of this lodge really makes it stand out as one of the best in Mana Pools.


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There are six luxury tented suites and the neighbouring Nyamatusi Mahogany has two family suites. Each suite has air conditioning, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub, private plunge pool and minibar.


Nyamatusi Wilderness Area is on the eastern fringes of Mana Pools National Park. There is very limited vehicle access so few other safari vehicles and people will be seen. The camp is set back from the river, with views across the floodplain, often dotted with grazing game.

Food and drink

Three delicious meals will be served each day, either on the dining deck or down on the floodplain around a fire. Private dining on your deck can also be arranged.


Nyamatusi welcomes those over the age of seven, however all ages are accepted in the family suites at Nyamatusi Mahogany. For safety reasons only those over the age of 16 are permitted to join walking safaris.

Facilities and activities

Activities here focus primarily on walking safaris in the wilderness area but game drives in open 4x4 vehicles can take you into the action of the national park. It is also possible to take to the water in a canoe or try your hand at fishing for tiger fish or bream. 

Tour ideas in Mana Pools National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Nyamatusi Camp as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Walking Safari in Mana Pools National Park
      Young lion in Mana Pools

      Walking Safari in Mana Pools National Park

      Walking Safari in Mana Pools National Park

      Mana Pools has large tracts of wilderness only accessible on foot. Experienced guides reveal big game as well as many smaller things such as animal tracks, insects and brightly coloured birds.

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