Livezi Bush Camp

Tucked away inside Nkhotakota, Livezi Bush Camp offers a perfect escape close to nature with optimal tranquillity and stunning views of the miombo woodland.

Welcome to Livezi Bush Camp

Livezi Bush Camp, run by the reserve, lies on the quiet and cool banks of the Livezi River. It is surrounded by the miombo woodlands that are a feature of Nkhotakota and the sound of the Bua River is a constant soothing backdrop. Four tents of canvas and stone and a thatched central area overlook the river.

This self-catering camp provides a spacious kitchen, bar and dining space and barbecue area – or food can be ordered from the Mphatso Restaurant.

From here you can join the many activities that Nkhotakota offers.


Self-drive through Nkhotakota

Nkhotakota is open from 06h00 to 18h00 daily. All visitors can enter via Bua Gate to explore the reserve on an 8km road network.

Game Drives

Day visitors can book a game drive through the reserve in a 23-seat game-viewing vehicle. The experience can include a fascinating talk at the Environmental Education Centre.

Photo credit Bua River Lodge

Guided Nature Walks

Nkhotakota offers ranger-guided day walks led by a scout – these must be booked in advance.

Man at the top of Chipata Mountain looking down from the mountain in Nkhotakota

Climb Chipata Mountain

A hike up the nearby Chipata Mountain is an exciting challenge. At an elevation of 1633 metres above seal level, Chipata offers breath-taking views and a unique Afromontane forest ecosystem to explore.

Birding Safaris

There are 324 bird species in Nkhotakota, and bird walks are the best way to see them. Day visitors can book through the reserve, while all lodges inside the reserve also offer this activity.

Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre comprises the Environmental Education Centre and Mphatso Restaurant. The Environmental Education Centre aims to promote the understanding of the values of wildlife conservation to all visitors.

Mphatso Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Enjoy delicious meals, refreshing drinks and hot coffee in the restaurant, in the cosy outdoor dining area – or take it to go, and enjoy it on a picnic blanket somewhere with a stunning view. Open on weekdays and no reservation required.

More about Livezi

  • 4 x en-suite tents, each with two beds: one double and one ¾
  • Sleeps 8-12 guests
  • En suite with open rooftop bathroom
  • 24-hour electricity
  • Central kitchen, bar and dining area
  • Barbecue area

Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Self catering
  • Food can be ordered from Mphatso Restaurant (separate service)
  • Intermittent cellular coverage.

How to Get There

Less than 2km from the main entrance gate

Visiting a park managed by African Parks is one of the best ways to support communities, wildlife conservation, and the long-term success of Africa’s wild areas. Use the link below to plan your visit today!