Amanzi

Reviews of Amanzi

Excellent(96%) From 10 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 10 of our travellers who have visited Amanzi, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs K - Maidstone
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amanzi Review

A relatively new camp with rooms offering a wonderful view.
Their policy aim is to give each party their own vehicle and it felt that the whole stay was being made into a personalised safari experience.
This even extended to the catering where you could choose beforehand your meal and even select ingredients for the cooking of your dish. Food quality was excellent - some of the best we have experienced in recent years.
Service and attention to your needs was high class.
If there is a slight downside it is in the fact that they are at one end of the traversing area so that the viewing activities mostly need to travel in one direction or have to go further to change the environment.

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Mr & Mrs F from Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Small peaceful camp with lovely riverside sit

Very spacious comfortable tents. Delightful shaded outdoor area with swing seats.

Atttentive manager and staff with delicious food and choice.

Guiding of a very high standard by Mweela who was very well informed.

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Mr. & Mrs K - Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Amanzi review

This is a pretty exclusive lodge and offers both land and river safaris, just what we wanted.

Excellent guide (Mwila) and great night time drives.

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Mr and Mrs N - Hampshire
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Luxury accomodation

Very spacious and well equipped rooms e.g. huge floor space in the large living plus sleeping and dressing room areas and equipped with a fridge, hair drier, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee making equipment BUT this led to more of a luxury hotel feeling, rather than traditional bush camp. A very spacious veranda with comfy chairs plus 2 rope swing seats.

Meals, including breakfast, were served at individual tables - so no campfire porridge before early morning activities, which again was less traditional than we are used to. There was always a menu card offered during the day from which to choose (out of 2 or 3) content of the evening meal. Coffee was even made using a Nespresso machine from a choice of capsules - lovely, but again felt more 'hotel' than bush camp. Overall the quality and quantity of the food was very good.

The central seating area was pleasant and comfy but it only had 4 reference books covering reptiles, fish, birds and snakes - but none on mammals, which seemed strange for a safari camp!

Evening game drives did not include provision of a spotter, which we feel is a significant ommission - although to be fair our excellent guide Lawrence, who was with us over all 4 days there, still managed to both drive and spot good wildlife. We did frequently come across other vehicles from Anabezi on our game drives, which when a leopard was found sometimes meant 4+ vehicles surrounding it.

We did 2 morning walks and the guiding was excellent, however, we're told on one day that we couldn't walk as a scout could not be provided as there was a shortage within the national park. There was no such problem reported at Old Mondoro where a scout lived onsite and was always available. Our feeling is that the larger sister camp Anabezi nearby may have been given priority in access to a scout!

The manager Solomon was excellent and very attentive. Other staff also very pleasant and friendly, speaking good English.

Being able to do a canoe trip and also 2 fishing trips was good and added variety during our stay.

The above comments indicate that we found Amanzi was not quite in the same style as the traditional Robin Pope and Norman Carr camps in the Luangwa that we have stayed at before but we still very much enjoyed our stay and saw a good range of game.

Some people eg first timers might actually prefer this style of camp, which was still very intimate with only 4 units, and with its very high level of equipment, style of rooms and so we certainly do not offer the comments above as any criticism, howevrr, it would be worth Expert Africa bearing them in mind when suggesting camps to clients.

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Mr & Mrs B - Cornwall
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amanzi review

A wonderful end to a long but very enjoyable safari in Zambia. This was luxurious indeed, initial thoughts being that it may be a little OTT for a safari camp, but we were proved wrong from the outset. The setting was beautiful. We were made to feel at home by Soli and our guide, Patrick, and were looked after with discreet, professional service for our 3 night stay with 1st class accommodation and excellent food. This was our second visit to the Lower Zambezi and we were not disappointed – the elephants were incredible. It was lovely having the options of both river and vehicle outings, especially given the high temperatures.

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Mr J. from Prides Crossing
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amanzi

Great location, facilities, service and guiding!

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Amanzi review

A good newish camp and with only a few rooms which was very nice. We were the only people staying there for 2 of our 4 nights stay which was a very nice treat. Excellent location on the banks of the Zambezi and very nice rooms. Good staff looking after us and a guide for the activities, walking, game drives and on a boat on the river (we didn't try canoeing or fishing). Saw a good amount of game and some good sightings, all very good. Looked a better choice than their large, and more luxury camp, the Anabezi which was only 2/3 km up river.

Very good meals and actually a choice of 2 dishes for starter/main/dessert which had to be selected over afternoon tea, very nice.

A very good stay.

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Mr T. from Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Three nights at Amanzi in June

The guest units are huge and beautifully furnished - the nicest units of the five camps at which we stayed. The camp overlooks a channel of the Zambezi River populated with more than a few hippos and crocodiles, and often crossed by a parade of elephants.

On game drives (eight guests per vehicle) we saw many kudu and water bucks, and a sleeping male lion. Two afternoon/evening game "drives" were by boat. We saw goliath herons and the beautiful, diminutive, hard-to-photograph malachite kingfisher. Game sightings were not as frequent as at the other camps we visited.

Food was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs A - Utah
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Restful stay at Amanzi

The rooms and facilities were terrific.

We didn't see as many animals as other camps but Robert did his best.

The water cruise was very nice.

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Ms L & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amanzi review

We had an amazing relaxing time with the camp to ourselves, the staff looked after us wonderfully without being intrusive a fabulous place to finish our holiday

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