Nyamatusi Mahogany


4 rooms
All ages
En suite
Solar Power
  • Maximum 12 people
  • Guide tent
  • 2 x family rooms
  • Charge batteries in room
  • Air cons in room
  • Roll-top bath
  • Solar powered
  • Private deck
  • Indoor/outdoor shower

Additional Information

  • Airstrip to camp - 30 mins
  • Closest airstrip - Mana Main
  • Closest international airport - Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport
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Embracing Families on Safari in Mana Pools National Park

Nyamatusi Mahogany, is the perfect luxury safari experience for families. Consisting of 2 tented suites and 2 family suites nested under ancient mahogany trees on the lush shores of the mighty Zambezi River, the camp has been designed with style and serenity in mind. Mana Pools, known as one of the last pioneer parks lying in the great African Rift valley, is an explorers’ paradise. Here, guests are able to experience the raw power of nature when canoeing down the Zambezi River, or watch a wildlife extravaganza unfold on game drives.

Solar-powered and built from all-natural materials, your experience at Nyamatusi Mahogany is powered by nature. The lounge, dining room, fire circle, plunge pool, and elevated viewing decks flaunt uninterrupted views of the pristine river, floodplain, and escarpment beyond. Under-canvas, our Mana Pools camp comprises two tented suites and two family suites resting beneath ancient mahogany trees on the lush shores of the mighty Zambezi River. The camp’s thoughtful, bespoke design embodies the style and serenity of its pristine surrounds. Mana Pools, known as one of the last pioneer parks lying in the great African Rift valley, is an explorers’ paradise. Set within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, you can expect the utmost flexibility in activities. Experience the majesty of nature when canoeing down the Zambezi River, fishing on the river banks (catch and release only) or birding safaris – all possible on your Mana Pools family safari.

Promoting a philosophy that embraces families in the wild, children are welcomed into camp with our special Ngwana Club starter kit, and a wide range of activities are on offer, incorporating tailor-made activities for children of all ages. While children of all ages are welcome at our Mana Pools camp, due to the adventurous nature of these activities, walking safaris and canoeing are only possible for children over the age of sixteen years.



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Included & Excluded

Included in Rates:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning & afternoon game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, catch & release shore fishing.

Excluded from Rates:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities


  • Game Drives

    Game drives are what gets us up in the morning in the African bush, they’re a great avenue for exploring the land in a safe and exciting way.

  • Walking Safaris

    Buckle up your boots and take a step into the intricate world of nature. Explore the wonders of the natural world with African soil crunching beneath your feet.

  • Birding Watching

    Delight in the call of the African skimmer, photograph the Southern carmine bee-eater and the Narina trogon.

  • Canoeing

    The Lower Zambezi River is the perfect setting for an adventurous canoeing safari. Paddle along the tranquil waters of the and take in the panoramic views.

  • Fishing

    Try your hand at fishing from the banks of the Zambezi River. Fish for tiger, bream (tilapia), vundu, and many other species on a catch and release basis.

  • The Ngwana Club

    We specialise in children on safari. Nature walks around camp, arts and crafts, cooking lessons and other specialist child activities for younger guests.


Renowned for being in one of Africa’s finest wildlife havens, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Nyamatusi Mahogany.

Recent wildlife sightings

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  • African Bush Camps were excellent and looked after us very well indeed. The accommodation was amazing and so well thought out. Our guide was very knowledgeable and looked after us very well indeed. The children loved seeing all the animals and we were so lucky to see the wild dogs as well as a lion kill – very special. They did an amazing bush supper for us one night which was just so lovely – under the stars by the fire with lots of singing and dancing.

    Kate R via TripAdvisor


  • Nyamatusi Mahogany is like heaven on earth. The facilities are stunningly beautiful. The rooms are luxurious and the lodge is beautifully decorated. And the food is great! But what makes this place special are the people.

    Lori C via TripAdvisor

  • We so enjoyed being able to spend our time in camp, at meals and around the campfire with our guide, our hosts and the extended staff. It was a lovely opportunity to get to know them better and hear about their experiences. We were so touched on our last night when we were surprised by a dance party and celebration in honor of a couple of major events in our family (an anniversary and a recent engagement). The kindness and thoughtfulness of the entire staff of Nyamatusi was just remarkable.

    Mary via TripAdvisor

  • Mana Pools is probably my favourite place in the world. Nyamatusi Mahogany really does this stunning place justice.

    We went as a family of 4 with kids aged 7 and 10. Both us and the kids were treated like family/royalty. Nyamatusi is split in 2 with Mahogany being child-friendly – way beyond friendly really.

    AlwaysSafari via TripAdvisor

Our Local Foundation projects

The Vukani Group Project

The Vukani Group Project is a community of women who are making beautiful, handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, and napkin rings out of recycled magazines. This project takes items that we typically throw away and repurposes them into something beautiful. Items are for sale at the ABC trading post in our camp.

Mana Ranger Anti-poaching Unit

Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park is one of Southern Africa’s most remote and idyllic wildlife destinations. It is an acclaimed UNESCO world heritage site. Being so remote and secluded on two countries’ borders makes it an attractive target for wildlife poaching.

Thandanani Sewing Group

Thandanani, which means “love each other,” is a local sewing group run by women in the community of Dete, in Hwange. They make beautiful African print placemats, bags, robes, travel wallets, and clothes. Everything they make is unique and made with love. Items are for sale at the ABC trading post in our camp.