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Reviewed 11 June 2019

My husband I stayed 3 nights with friends and fellow photographers. The staff were absolutely outstanding, they treated us like VIPs. You were looked after and made feel very safe. You were escorted to you tent each night with a guide. The food and accommodation were 5 star. We can’t wait to stay again.

Date of stay: June 2019
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Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

Thank you for this lovely feedback, we can't wait to welcome you back again. I will be sure to share this wonderful feedback with our team.

Until we meet again, keep well.

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Reviewed 10 May 2019

we went to stay at Zambezi Expedition this month and really loved it. Cloud our guide was superb and as good as they get. The setting of the camp on the river is priceless. Game viewing was excellent, with a pack of 18 wild dogs to top it all.

Steffi- Gondwana Tours & Safaris, Botswana

Date of stay: May 2019
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Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

Thank you for this lovely review and for taking the time to write it. Cloud really is a wonderful asset to our team and he will be thrilled to hear this lovely feedback.

We do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future until then keep well.

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Reviewed 7 May 2019

I had a terrific time at Zambezi Expeditions Camp. The staff was extremely friendly and polite. The game viewing, especially the dogs, is amazing. I canoed on the river with hippos and then went fishing. The guide I had, Cloud, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the culture. Fantastic time.

Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

Thank you for this wonderful review. Isn't it so invigorating canoeing long side the hippo?

I will be sure to pass on this wonderful feedback to our team on the ground.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future until then keep well.

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Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

We arrived April 17 and did not want to leave. Of the 3 camps ABC operates in Mana Pools this is by far the most basic and our favorite. The staff is terrific - and chef produced wonderful food.
They operate on solar power and brought us perfect temperature water for our “bucket shower”
The tent had plenty of light and cross ventilation.
They offered a canoe ride which we always like.
Our guide T.K was a fabulous spotter and we were delighted to see the Painted Dogs several times. We have have been in the Mana Pools area multiple times and it is always a highlight when we get to see the Dogs.
The only negative is that because they are in the National Park you have to be in camp by dark- NOT mentioned anyplace that we saw on their web site.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank susany279
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Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

Hi Susan, thank you for this wonderful feedback. Zambezi Expeditions truly offers the essence of an authentic safari.

I do appreciate you taking the time to write this review, I will be sure to share such wonderful praise to all our team.

I hope we have the honour of welcoming you back again in the near future. Until then keep well.

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Reviewed 29 January 2019

This is a very comfortable bush camp on the banks of the Zambezi river in Mana Pools. It is very remote and is accessed by flying into one of the airstrips. The area is accessible to self-drive vehicles but there were very few and we saw hardly anyone else.

When we arrived in camp we were given cool drinks and seated with a view of the Zambezi where elephants were drinking, which then wandered through camp.

The bathroom at the rear of the tent was open to the sky, with a separate entrance at the side where staff brought hot water for the ‘bucket’ shower any time you wanted.

There was a covered lounge area where lunch and dinner were eaten, with comfortable armchairs and sofas, and the bar where you could help yourself at any time, although more often than not, there were staff around to serve you.

An early, light breakfast was taken outside around the camp fire and one morning an elephant walked right past the table. In fact, elephants frequently walked through camp and there was also a ‘resident’ hippo which seemed to like sleeping around camp. One evening when we were escorted back to our tents the hippo was sleeping under a tree and also a hyena could be seen walking past the camp.

Our guide, Cloud, was brilliant. His knowledge of the wildlife and the area was second to none and his sense of humour entertained us, especially in his interactions with the wonderful camp host, Daufus. Kingsley, the head guide and camp manager, led us on walking safaris when we were lucky enough to see a lioness.

We also went canoeing down the Zambezi, each canoe having a member of staff doing most of the paddling. This was a fantastic experience, and we saw plenty of hippos and elephants.

The food was extremely good: one evening we had an African themed dinner where we were encouraged to try mopani worms, although this was not compulsory!

All the staff at this camp were incredibly friendly and the service was first class. We would not hesitate to recommend staying here.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank hamilton57
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Gemma H, Public Relations Manager at Zambezi Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Wow! Such an incredible review for a wonderful in-house team. Thank you for acknowledging our team and all that they do, I will be sure to share this wonderful praise with them. Zambezi Expeditions is such a special place in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, I am thrilled that you utilized all the safari experiences... isn't the Mokoro paddle such a one of a kind experience?

Mitch the resident hippo is still around and finds himself very much at home amongst the camp.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future, thank you once more for this lovely review.

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