Anabezi River Lodge
For many years there’s been a remote and little-used camp at the eastern end of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park. It was originally started in 1999, and called Mushika Camp. Despite a great location, it was used very little. Then in 2004 this was re-built, re-opened and re-named as Ana Tree Lodge, which we first visited in 2007. Sadly, it didn’t compare well with the other camps in the park. In the last year or two it been re-built again; now it’s scheduled to re-open, under the new name of Anabezi River Lodge, in April 2014. We visited in October 2013, to see the progress and meet the new owners.
Our view of Anabezi River Lodge
We keep a close watch on Zambia's camps and pride ourselves on the ability to tell you what’s good, bad and indifferent. There are still a few months to go before Anabezi River Lodge opens – but we’re expecting a very lovely, comfortable camp with large and well-appointed suites, albeit without much very conscious ‘styling’, so nothing too flash! What makes us really excited about Anabezi is its location: the chance to enjoy outstanding wildlife in an unusually quiet and very lovely area of the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Of course, we'll revisit Anabezi once it's open – so watch this space!
Close to completion in October 2013, brand new Anabezi River Lodge is set to open in April 2014