A Luxury African Experience in the Lower Zambezi

Who We Are

Amanzi is your gateway to the wild vastness of the Lower Zambezi National Park with its remarkable scenery and prolific wildlife.

Amanzi combines sophisticated indulgence with unparalleled wildlife encounters through game drives, guided walks and boat cruises. Our guests regularly see leopard, elephant and lion on morning, afternoon and night drives.

The Zambezi is just a stone’s throw from our door, meaning that throwing in a line to try and tempt a tiger is very much on the cards.

Prepare to fall in love with the Lower Zambezi as you stroll through the sunlight and shadow of a Winterthorn forest or sip a sundowner as you gaze out across the almost limitless expanse of water. At Amanzi, special moments happen every day. Each one is different, but they are all equally unforgettable.

Amanzi Zambezi martial eagle sketch by Kim Kay

Our History – A conservation success story

The Lower Zambezi is a paradise that has been officially protected since 1983. Deep in the heart of the National Park, on the site of the colonial era Governor of Zambia’s retreat, you’ll find Amanzi. Anything but your average safari camp, Amanzi promises our breath-taking natural beauty, luxurious elegance and an unparalleled abundance of wildlife.

We pride ourselves on creating a private and intimate setting for sophisticated, genuine safari experiences – both in the camp and out in the bush.

Arriving in Zambia

From Johannesburg, you can fly into either Lusaka or Livingstone International Airports. Alternatively, Emirates, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines offer flights direct to Lusaka.

Private Charters

Once in Zambia, a charter flight is required to reach Amanzi. Charters to Jeki airstrip can be booked through Proflight Zambia. Alternatively, we can arrange a private charter directly to our Kulefu airstrip.

When you arrive

Upon arrival, enjoy a refreshing beverage overlooking the Zambezi River while discussing your activity itinerary with our friendly safari hosts.

Conservation and Social Responsibility

Purpose-driven safaris

At Amanzi, we hold true to our proud heritage of sustainable luxury and environmental engagement. We have spent years perfecting the art of providing a truly sophisticated safari experience with the lightest possible ecological impact. At the same time, we are committed to providing employment opportunities to people from the communities with whom we share this remarkable landscape.

Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ)

Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a Zambian non-profit initiative established in a bid to assist conservation efforts both within the Lower Zambezi National Park and its surrounding areas. Amanzi camps are dedicated supporters of this enterprise, contributing financially and operationally to the deployment of anti-poaching teams on the east side of the park, preserving the Zambezi’s natural ambience for future generations.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

We have taken active responsibility for our own greenhouse gas emissions, becoming the second safari camp in Zambia to go carbon neutral. Working with BioCarbon Partners, we have purchased Carbon Credits from the Lower Zambezi REDD+ project, strengthening our role in the protection of natural habitats in the northern region of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Conservation at Home

Amanzi camps were designed with the environment in mind. Both camps are almost exclusively supplied with electricity from solar energy systems, while raised paths and walkways through the natural landscape minimize our footprint on the wildlife around us, allowing antelope, elephant and hippo to wander freely through camp and feed on the ‘ana’ or winterthorn pods from which we take our name.

Amanzi camps collaborate closely with local agencies to ensure the continued preservation of indigenous wildlife. Since our establishment, ZAWA and CLZ anti-poaching patrols have resumed in the eastern regions of the park. Amanzi provides support and backup patrols to these initiatives and has rebuilt the scout post at Kulefu, empowering organisations to safely and effectively protect the local wildlife from poaching syndicates.