Tusk & Mane Mobile Camping

An owner-run mobile safari operating from two separate locations along the Zambezi River in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Tusk & Mane were new in 2018 and inevitably will take a season to really ‘bed in’, but we extremely excited about their operation because it is owner-run and offers a genuine adventure experience in a wonderful part of Africa. The style of the camp and the focus on walking will immediately limit the appeal to many visitors to Africa, but for those seeking a bit of adventure with superb guiding, a fun and friendly communal camp atmosphere, plenty of walking and a genuine ‘close to nature’ wildlife experience, this operation is going to be a real gem. Owners Luke Evans and Kyle Branch have a real passion for the bush, and are offering an experience that is no longer widely available in Africa. Walking is complimented by game drives and river activities so it is not a solely walking operation, and private groups can have complete flexibility on activities. To be able to walk, drive, boat and canoe from the same location, surrounded by stunning African scenery and high concentrations of wildlife, whilst being guided by a high quality guide, at an affordable price, is a real privilege!


Accommodation is for a maximum of eight guests in four en suite rectangular lightweight fly camp tents, especially designed with three sides entirely made of gauze allowing for excellent visibility. There are roll down ‘windows’ should the weather…


The Lower Zambezi National Park follows the northern banks of the mighty Zambezi River and offers a wonderful mix of miombo, mopane and acacia woodland interspersed with open plains and thick riverine forest…


Tusk & Mane would be a great choice for adventurous families with older children. Although the camp accepts children over the age of eight years (unless it is taken exclusively) there is a minimum age restriction of 14 years…

Conservation & community

Tusk & Mane are members of Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), supporting them with both logistics and funding. Due to the success of CLZ, Tusk & Mane prefer to put all their efforts into their as opposed to starting conservation…

Location Lower Zambezi National Park
Access Scheduled flight or Charter flight into Jeki airstrip (10 minute drive from Chula camp, 30 minute drive from Kutali camp)
Open May to November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury mobile camp
Focus Walking / Big game / Birding / Zambezi experience
Children 8 years +
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Walking / Canoeing / Boating /  Fishing
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 8
Private Vehicle Options No
Off-road Driving Yes (for certain sightings)
Number of Rooms 4 tents
Family Accommodation Possible
Bathroom Flush toilet / Bucket shower
Power for charging Central solar powered charging station
Lighting Lantern / Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted