Nyamatusi Mahogany

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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

The latest addition to African Bush Camps collection of family-focused safari camps, 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 Zambezi River (catch and release only) or birding safaris – all possible on your Mana Pools family safari. 


Promoting a philosophy that embraces families into 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, walking and canoeing safaris are restricted to children over the age of sixteen years. 


Nyamatusi Mahogany highlights


Experience Mana Pools with your family:
Nyamatusi Mahogany offers a diverse range of enthralling activities for children and teenagers. Hop on a game drive to experience this pristine region of Zimbabwe and encounter its iconic wildlife. To explore Mana Pools with your family, the final frontier of untouched wilderness is a bucket list item.
Walking safari:
The Mana Pools safari is characterised by walking safaris, especially notable in the vast Nyamatusi Wilderness Concession. This is an area mostly undisturbed by man resulting in prolific wildlife and beautiful, sweeping landscapes. Experience an unmatched walking safari and a deep connection with Africa in her most pristine, natural state.


  • 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


Set within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park, you can expect the utmost flexibility in activities, including guided walking safaris, canoeing safaris along the Zambezi River, and game drives. Here you will be accompanied by our knowledgeable guides who will share their knowledge and genuine love of the bush with you. All activities are complimentary.


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.

Live in Camp – recent wildlife sightings

  • Zimbabwe Mana Pools National Park
  • African Bush Camps, Mana Pools National Park Elephant
  • Mana Pools National Park Wild Dogs African Bush Camps
  • Zambia Safari Mana Pools Wildlife
  • Zimbabwe Mana Pools National Park
  • Zimbabwe Mana Pools National Park
  • Zimbabwe Mana Pools National Park
  • Zambezi Expeditions Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe Safari Tented Camp African Bush Camps hippo
  • Mana Pools Elephants

Rates From


Dec: USD 520 per person per night

Closed Jan – March

Child (7-15): USD 260


Apr / May / Nov
USD 651 per person per night

Child (7-15): USD 326


Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct
USD 990 per person per night*

*Single supplement of USD 220 applies

Child (7-15): USD 495

Included in Rates:

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

Excluded from Rates:

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

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Why book with us?


Our Founder, Beks Ndlovu, is a Professional Guide with a passion for preserving remote lands. This vision permeates through our company. Between our guides, we have over 620 years of guiding experience, and it shows!

Conservation & Community

We do not separate ourselves from a conservation company. Our camps are sustainable, with minimal impact on the environment and our Foundation projects empower local communities. Our aim is to conserve and preserve the beautiful areas in Southern Africa.

Experiential Travel

We offer you a true experiential safari. Revel in the joy in discovery from a different perspective. In pristine locations in Africa. From community visits to trekking on foot to canoeing. We offer a holistic adventure that expresses the philosophy we stand by. Authenticity.