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A Safari Season with a Difference

An elephant meanders past our Mushika deck

The 2020 season has unfolded in spectacularly unusual fashion at Anabezi. An eerie quiet has descended on our communal areas, typically humming with the excited chatter of clients in anticipation of their first game drive. Our fire pit still crackles, casting a crimson glow over the surrounding bush, but it too is absent of conversation and animated enactments of an enduring fight with a feisty tiger fish.

As humanity adjusts to a new normal and the global economy cautiously starts to regenerate, we too have decided to partially re-open Anabezi and Kayila camps for self-catering stays. The strictest coronavirus protocols have been implemented for the safety of our guests. Our guides have been trained on a range of new health and safety protocols, including social distancing, and are required to perform frequent temperature and symptom checks. Guests are asked to bring their own facemasks and hand-sanitizer for their own safety as well as others.

With safety measures implemented to the highest standard, Anabezi and Kayila camps are offering guests one free game drive per day as part of our self-catering special. River cruises and fishing excursions are available for an additional fee. Guests are reminded to carefully cater food and drink for the entirety of their stay as there are no shops nearby for last-minute supplies.

Please contact our reservation team for rates. We look forward to the sound of laughter and excitement for the last two remaining months of the season.

A resident lion out for an evening stroll across the bridge at Anabezi Camp

Wild Resilience

In the absence of guests, we have spent long hours reflecting on the resilience of our local wildlife. We have watched our wilderness flourish, ignorant to the plight of civilization in the grips of the pandemic. Elephant herds still gracefully traverse the floodplains with new babies in tow. Lone leopards heighten our evening senses with their distinct cough against the backdrop of night. Lion have boldly marched through camp, strolling across our wooden bridge in the darkness, oblivious to the absence of guests and guides. The primal rituals of these natural inhabitants have only amplified our admiration for mother nature and her indifference to human endeavours. We continue to seek comfort in the knowledge that the Zambezi wilderness will continue to thrive whether we are here to witness it, or not.

Until next time,

The team at Anabezi.