Tusk & Mane

Tusk and Mane is an exceptionally wild yet beautiful combination of three camps in the Lower Zambezi run by born and bred bush boys Luke and Kyle. With a huge focus on conservation, they have found the prime spots in the Lower Zambezi for excellent game viewing by foot, boat or vehicle. With top of the range equipment, the camp is for those who really want to get back to basics without any unnecessary luxury whilst not compromising on wildlife sightings. Affordable and comfortable, this is the ultimate place for those looking to have an adventure exploring remote African bushland.

Why we love Tusk & Mane!

Tusk and Mane is just set in the most beautifully wild locations with all the basic needs and exceptional service and equipment. Kyle and Luke are top of their game with the walking safaris, location canoeing and fishing as exceptional guides.

– Last visited by Mike Varndell – Managing Founder – August 2018 –

Fast Facts


Lower Zambezi National Park



Great for

Rustic wilderness and exceptional walking

Children welcome

Children over 13


May – November

Ideal length of stay

We recommend a 4-night stay with two nights at each camp





(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


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$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Tusk & Mane Camp Key Features


Tusk and Mane have just four tents which they move round their three locations, from a ‘private island’ at the main camp to the bush camps further upstream and up in the mountains. All locations are unique and in places that have relatively been unexplored (except by the boys themselves). As well-experienced guides they know exactly where to look for top sightings.

Authentic Bush Experience

Both Luke and Kyle grew up in the bush moving to Zambia as their careers flourished, ending up in the Lower Zambezi. Having spent a few years working at other camps in the area they decided to team up and open their own camp. With a huge passion in conservation the guys have set up an incredibly eco-friendly moveable camp in areas they know are the absolute best for wildlife. Their passion for the area and its inhabitants is infectious as is their passion for adventure. If you are looking for an authentic adventure in the style of Livingstone back in the day these are the people who will make it happen! It is an absolute joy to have these experts guide you when you come to stay.

Bush cuisine at its best

The camps themselves get back to the roots of a bush camp with bucket showers, ice cold beers, comfortable beds and good hearty food. A surprise from the two guys in this rustic location is the exceptional level of cooking. Having spent the day exploring you can come home to hearty dishes and refreshing salads. With the usual generous African portions, you can refuel after your activities! Dinner time isn’t just about the food though, this is an excellent time to sit with your hosts and learn about how they came to set up camp and share stories of wildlife encounters.

Client Reviews

  • Unbeleivable

    Every year a group of us friends fish the Zambezi River. This was by far our most successful trip. Kyle and Luke run a fantastic set up with great staff and a very comfortable stay. Their knowledge about the bush and the waters is second to none. It is highly recommended to visit, and we will certainly be back. Heaven on Earth

  • Excellent Safari experience at Tusk and Mane

    his tented camp could not be located closer to the magic. A few feet off the wild Zambezi River. Waking up to the African sunrise over the water and watching hippos wallowing in the morning light only a stone through away is not a bad start to every morning. The weather was incredible. The wildlife sightings were plentiful and the staff at camp are great. Kyle is an excellent guide and great company.

  • One of the best holidays!

    We do an annual bush trip with a few friends and this year was to Tusk and Mane on the banks of the Lower Zambezi. What an incredible place and what an amazing camping experience with Kyle, Luke and their team. It is honestly one of the most beautiful places on earth and Kyle and Luke run a top notch fly camp. Fantastic food, awesome staff and more than enough activities. The camp site is more luxury than camp with the way the guys run everything and we were truly spoilt.


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