Safari Zambia: Tusk and Mane Flycamp

Tusk & Mane Flycamp is a mobile safari camp that is set up in different locations within Lower-Zambezi National Park. It offers an intimate and traditional bush experience, remarkably close to nature. Learn more

Travel Guide

Tusk & Mane Flycamp is a mobile camp that will be set up at different locations in the Lower Zambezi National Park – mostly with a view of Zambia's Zambezi River. Guests stay in traditional, very comfortable safari tents with their own attached bush bathroom.

The Tusk & Mane Flycamp comprises two camps – Chula, Katali and Tafara – which are located in completely different regions of the Lower Zambezi National Park, offering guests a full Lower Zambezi experience. What all camps have in common: their unique island location in the middle of pure wilderness, a picturesque scenery and an abundance of breathtaking wildlife. Guests of a Zambia safari can experience the diversity of the different regions first-hand on excellently guided hiking safaris, game drives or boat tours.


Tusk & Mane Safaris


  • Tafara Springs (base camp): in the Rufunsa Valley of Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Kutali (Flycamp): in the lower Zambezi valley in the middle of a small forest on Kalefu Island, directly at the Zambezi river
  • Chula (Flycamp): downstream of Kutali Camp, on Buffalo Island, overlooking the Zambezi River
  • Guest accommodation
    Each camp has four safari tents, each with its own en-suite bush bathroom.

Max. number of guests
Per camp: 8 guests in 4 safari tents

The focus is on bush walks and boat/canoe trips, but game drives as well as fishing trips are also possible


Pure wilderness! Tusk & Mane means originality, closeness to nature and adventure • three different camps enable guests to experience different wildlife areas • bush walks and canoe trips bring you to nature in a very special way • family friendliness • first-class guiding

Elephants, leopards, lions, buffalos, hyenas, hippos, zebras, various bird species

Staying at Tusk & Mane Flycamp


The base camp Tefara Springs is located in the Rufunsa Valley of the Lower Zambezi National Park, at the foot of a slope. The Flycamp Kutali is located in the lower Zambezi Valley in the middle of a small forest on Kalefu Island, directly on the banks of the Zambezi River. Continuing down the river, you reach Camp Chula, on Buffalo Island, which also offers a magnificent view of the Zambezi River.

The Camp

Guest accommodation

All three camps include four rustic safari tents with comfortable safari beds. Each of the tents also has its own bush bathroom with bucket shower, flush toilet, washbasin and mirror. The tents themselves are also equipped with bedside cabinets, solar-powered reading lamps, a small safe and camp chairs. A laundry service can also be used free of charge.


Central facilities

The camps have a large, open community tent that can be used as a lounge area and also serves as a dining area. There is also a small bar with drinks and snacks. Only a few metres away there is a small fireplace where you can relax and end the evening with a cool drink. Families with children of 8 years and older are welcome in the camp on request.


At Tusk & Mane the focus is on bush walks and canoe trips. These offer the chance to approach the region’s spectacular nature in a quite unique way. There are also boat trips and fishing trips as well as classic game drives by day and night. Tusk & Mane's guides are among the best of their generation and provide guests with a profound, competently guided bus experience. Tusk & Mane especially welcomes families! Within the framework of coordinated activities, the young explorers are already familiarised with the secrets of African flora and fauna. Due to legal regulations, participation in walking safaris is only possible from the age of 14, but other great activities are also offered to younger guests.



The highlight of a Tusk & Mane safari is the wilderness itself. Your stay and the excursions are characterized by originality, closeness to nature and adventure. The three different camps allow guests to experience and explore nature and wildlife of different areas. Particularly the predominantly accomplished walking safaris and canoe trips provide for a completely special immersion into the wilderness. Last but not least, Tusk & Mane impresses with excellent guiding as well as special family friendliness.


Four of the Big Five can be observed wonderfully: lions and leopards as well as large herds of elephants and buffalos. Hyaenas are also more common in the depths of Lower Zambezi National Park, as are hippos, zebras and an abundance of different bird species.

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