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older families, couples, adults, honeymoons
The camps are simple with old style luxury camping, under the stars and around the campfire. A popular itinerary of a minimum 4-night stay split between Kutali & Chula Camp is the ideal time to spend in this untouched landscape. This will make sure you make the most of the variety of activities on offer in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The range of activities from your doorstep is a stand out feature of the Lower Zambezi compared to other African parks. Kutali & Chula are located to make the most of this aspect and to compliment each other.
The Lower Zambezi is one of Africa’s most thrilling safari regions. Game viewing from the canoes and on foot gives a different feel to ones safari, making it adventurous and a very personal interaction with this incredible eco-system. The valley is a huge rift in the earth's crust, through which a mighty river flows. Over millennia, mineral-rich volcanic soils deposited by the Zambezi have nurtured lush vegetation, while old meanders and oxbow lakes add to the attraction for wildlife.
The Lower Zambezi National Park, by virtue of the Zambezi River and its parallel escarpment, is definitely one of Africa’s most scenic wildernesses, home to an impressive quantity and variety of wildlife that can be viewed not only on the more usual land based safari activities but also on a variety of water based activities and in the camps themselves.
Guests (max eight people per trip) gather in the camps' main areas – all Hemingway-style tents with a light footprint (they are fly camps after all) and some classy trimmings. The tents open to the bush, so you'll miss none of the action. There's a well-stocked refrigerated bar in the shade of a big tree, comfortable couches, a canvas-sheltered dining area with gorgeous Persian rugs underfoot, and a campfire open to the stars.
Start your stay at base camp, in your large, private tent with sides that are rolled up by day for airflow and Zambezi views. Blackout curtains ensure a good night's sleep (although bush sounds may penetrate your dreams). The beds and linens are good quality, there's room for your kit and two comfy camp chairs. En-suite bathrooms have hot bucket showers, flush toilets and a washbasin. Fly camp tents are smaller, with shared bathrooms (one between two tents).
There is an open-air dining and lounge tent plus a bonfire area under the stars. Activities include canoeing, walking safaris, game drives, boating safaris and fishing.
The fully-inclusive rate includes all meals, snacks and alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Some rare or select alcoholic drinks may incur an additional charge.
Tusk and Mane has been designed and run by owner-guides who have a lifelong passion for conservation and maintaining a minimal footprint with their camps on the local environment and wildlife. Local staff and suppliers are used wherever possible to ensure a real community feel and mutual support. The camps themselves offer minimum impact on the environment in the way they have been built and the local resources they use to run.
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