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Tusk & Mane

Lower Zambezi River, Zambia

The Ultimate Camp Out

The Lower Zambezi is one of Africa’s most thrilling safari regions. The valley is a huge rift in the Earth’s crust, through which a mighty river, the Zambezi, flows. Over millennia, mineral‐rich volcanic soils deposited by the Zambezi have nurtured lush vegetation, while lagoons 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 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. Game viewing from the canoes and on foot gives a different feel to one’s safari, making it a very adventurous and personal interaction with this incredible eco‐system.

This is an experience that takes you back in time to those legendary “Hemingway” escapades in a part of Africa that will reconnect you with nature and replenish your senses. The primary focus of a Tusk & Mane safari is the wilderness itself as it unfolds around you, unscripted and in full glory.

You will love

  • Wild, thrilling & immersive
  • Non‐invasive wildlife viewing
  • The true essence of safari
  • Nature in all its glory



Welcome to the Lower Zambezi, Chula Camp. Arrive in the Lower Zambezi National Park at Jeki Airfield. Enjoy a short game drive to Chula Camp to be welcomed on arrival with a refreshing drink and shown to your en suite tent. Once you have settled in, return to the main area and enjoy sundowners at camp or on the boat. A delicious evening meal will be served under the stars while you discuss the exciting possibilities for the next couple of days with your guide.


Get up early for a walking safari in the Winterthorn forest and return to camp for lunch. After a rest enjoying the views across the river you can canoe down ‘Discovery Channel’ and boat cruise back to camp.


Another early rise for a walking safari along one of the exciting river channels and up onto Jeki plains. A bush breakfast will be served up on the plains. Walk back to base camp, enjoy lunch, then pack a night bag and jump on a boat cruise. Arrive at sunset to a lovely fly camp and a real bush dinner.


Canoe down river towards base camp where you will be collected by a game viewing vehicle for a game drive. Return for a delicious lunch and a siesta in camp then spend your afternoon game driving, boating or fishing.


Depending on the time of your departure from Jeki airfield you can relax in camp or enjoy a morning activity before a short transfer to catch your flight. Make your way back to civilisation or continue with your onward arrangements.

Please Note

This is a sample itinerary to illustrate a typical safari in the Lower Zambezi. 4WD game drives, game walks, canoeing, boating, and fishing are offered here but daily activities may vary depending on a number of factors such as game movements and weather. These changes are at the professional discretion of your guide and the itinerary may be adapted in order to provide you with the best safari experience.

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