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
  • Kids under 16 yrs to accompany adults when they leave camp. Adults cannot go for their excursions and leave the kids in camp with guides/staff.
  • Children under 6 yrs are not permitted on game drives with other guests, parents are to book a private vehicle.
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Where Safari Memories are Made Together

Nyamatusi Mahogany is a wildly luxurious safari experience for families. Designed for serenity and intimacy in the bush, you’ll find just two tented suites and two family suites, all nested under ancient mahogany trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Set in a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, this spectacular area is an explorers’ paradise known as one of the last pioneer parks in the Great Rift Valley. Here, you can experience stretching, untamed wilderness as you paddle down the Zambezi River or watch in anticipation as a wildlife extravaganza unfolds on thrilling daily game drives.

Nyamatusi Mahagony is solar-powered and consciously built from natural materials. Each tent features an ensuite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, mini bar, air conditioning and in-room charging facilities. Outside, a private deck with a scenic plunge pool creates the ultimate family fun in the wild.

At the heart of camp are spaces to enjoy together, taking in unobstructed views of the river, floodplain, and distant escarpment. Unwind in the raised lounge, relish afternoons by the pool, savor chef-prepared meals in the dining room, watch the wild from elevated viewing decks and end starlit nights sharing safari stories around the fire.

With prolific wildlife, you can tap into guided activities at your leisure, from thrilling night drives, walking safaris through the bush, adventurous canoeing safaris and birdwatching; you have the freedom to create your own safari schedule.

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 fun for little explorers. While children of all ages are welcome at Nyamatusi Mahogany, walking safaris and canoeing are only possible for children over the age of sixteen years.


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
  • Conservation levies


  • Game Drives

    Traverse Mana Pools National Park and Nyamatusi’s private concession for thrilling wildlife sightings.

  • Walking Safaris

    Step into nature to discover the wonders of the natural world and learn from our expert local guides.

  • Birding Watching

    Delight in the call of the African skimmer or photograph the migrating Carmine bee-eater while ticking off your bird bucket-list.

  • Canoeing

    The Lower Zambezi River is the perfect setting for an adventurous canoeing safari, taking in panoramic views and riverbank scenes.

  • Fishing

    Cast a line from the banks of the Zambezi River, where you can catch and release tiger fish, bream (tilapia) and vundu.

  • The Ngwana Club

    We offer nature walks around camp, arts and crafts and cooking lessons for little explorers on safari.


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.

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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.