The BBC camp, named after the installation in this space of the teams of the famous chain during one of their video shootings, corresponds perfectly to the experience that we had come to seek in self-drive to Mana Pools. For more details on the National Park, see our review of Mana Pools.

Review 5 stars for the game reserve for Eyes On The Bush - The Best

A few kilometers from the reception of the national park, the camp is located at the edge of the Zambezi, with a breathtaking view on the escarpment.

Like all the exclusive camps located in Mana Pools, the space is privatized day and night, not allowing any car to circulate to the campsite. Several camping spots are offered to the new owner of the place, who can choose his favorite location on the hundred meters that the camp offers along the river.

We settled in the shade of tall trees, with a clear view of the river. Amazing!

Just at the entrance of the camp, the road dominates the river, for a splendid overhang. The sunrise is particularly striking. One regrets, without any importance, the opposite with an other camp.

The equipment of the camp is restricted: besides a small braai site provided for this purpose, the ground is used to make its fire. No water, no toilets. Nyamepi is not far away, we will remember.

Review 5 stars for the game reserve for Eyes On The Bush - The Best

Like any self-respecting good self-driver, we will never be in the camp between 6 am and 10 am or between 3 pm and 6 pm, and yet we encountered many animals in the BBC camp.

If at Nyamepi camp we were disturbed by the monkeys during our lunches, here the elephants came to disrupt our braais daily.

In the plains of the camp all the day various antelopes come to eat at the edge of the Zambezi. At nightfall, a few hyenas (also the female Alpha) visited us, an experience as wild as impressive (amazing!). You are definitely at their home, a guest who must be on his guard throughout his stay.


Review 5 stars for Eyes On The Bush - The Best

If you are looking for an immersive experience in the bush with only a well equipped 4×4 and a campfire, then the BBC camp is perfect!

A wild life present at your side, an extraordinary landscape between glades and escarpment… we personally had a real crush on the BBC camp.

We love

  • A landscape that is worth the trip.
  • A wildlife present, authentic and exotic.
  • An unusual experience: alone in the vastness of the bush.
  • The rate: not cheap for a couple, but a real deal for a group of 6; no matter your number, you will not regret having chosen this location.

We regret

  • The lights of the Royal Zambezi at night on the Zambian shore.


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