If you would have asked me 4 weeks ago if I would ever sleep in a tent again the answer would have been no never. But the guys from Tusk & Mane seriously stepped up the tent game!

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Yes, these camps are seriously fly! ;) Equipped with spacious, stylish and functional tents whit love in every detail.  From the hammered copper sinks to the wooden custom cloth rack. Fly camps are originally named for their non-permanent locations, they are set up anew every few days at changing locations. We stayed in the Chula (Frog) Island camp for our 3 nights out in the most remote African wilderness.

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The camp is located deep in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. So you sleep alongside lions and the always laughing hippos, separated only by a thin layer of mosquito net. You still feel save like a baby in a crib. Maybe it’s because we still have this deep understanding of nature or our innermost connection to the cradle of mankind.

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By water and land

The Tusk & Mane camp offers you to go on a river safari on the Zambezi River but also offers the classic African “Massage Chairs” (or cars) to explore by land. The Lower Zambezi region is well known for it’s abundance of leopards – my favourite animal since my early days of exploring my “How & Why” books. But besides leopards you can pretty much encounter every animal of your wishes at Lower Zambezi. But well most of them will explore you long before you get a glimpse of them. ;)

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The Austrian connection

The Tusk & Mane camp was founded by Luke and Kyle who worked in the safari business for some time before. The South African Kyle is an excellent guide and brings education and a new modern touch to the tradition of guides. But Luke is maybe better known in our Austrian hemisphere. Married to Austrian Bettina they both run the African travel agency called “Pinto Africa” in Tyrol, where they specialise in individual African travel experiences.  Make sure to check their site if you want to be inspired by the beauty of wilderness.

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Tusk & Mane, Safari, Game drive, Cottweiler, J.W. Anderson, KenzoMy look

Hat: Cottweiler x Reebok – similar here
T-Shirt: J.W. Anderson
Trousers: Japanese workwear pants by Sou Sou
Espadrilles: Kenzo

 

 

Location: The middle of nowhere, Tusk & Mane Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia – Africa
Photography: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr

 

 

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