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A New Dawn for the Zimbabwe Safari

A new reign overcomes Zimbabwe (following recent government overhauls), we see a renewed excitement for this beautiful country from travellers. Captured In Africa have always believed that responsible tourism can benefit wildlife conservation, land and local people. When done right, it can be fruitful for everyone, including the safeguarding of precious wildlife.

As local people and businesses rejoice, we can’t help but feel positive for this nation’s people and country which offers so much in terms of safari – from enchanting landscapes, to wildlife wonders. Now is the time to rethink Zimbabwe as one of the amazing attractions Africa has to give.

We share with you a glimpse of what Zimbabwe has to offer… all of these safari camps and lodges are available individually, or as part of a combined itinerary to Zimbabwe. Alternatively pair these properties with Botswana, an ideal partner for your safari – our team will recommend and tailor a dream trip for you.

Hwange National Park

Somalisa Camp, is one our most popular with safari goers and for good cause. Hwange National Park is renowned for its elephant population and lions, along with stunning bird life and other animals.

Nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Consisting of seven elegantly furnished Sail Tents with gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an floor fan for the hot summer days, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a copper slipper-style bathtub.

Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and night drives. Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.

Open year-round.

Price from $495 per night per person sharing

Somalisa’s main guest area provides subtle luxury and beautiful meals.

Hwange elephant passes by a guest tent at Somalisa

Ghonarezhou National Park

Chilo Gorge, in Zimbabwe’s remote and unclaimed Ghonarezhou is truly spectacular and perfect for those wanting to escape to a new frontier for safari adventures – one of Africa’s last remaining pristine wildernesses!

Each lodge is light and spacious, simple and elegant, yet with all the comforts of home. We used a handsome palette of natural materials, to provide you with a haven from the heat of the day, a place to rest and recoup, and to prepare for your next big adventure. For when you’re looking to spend time with other guests, the main lodge has everything you need; a shaded swimming pool, a sumptuous lounge, a library, a bar and dining room, all surrounded by beautifully tended gardens.

Whether it’s exhilarating game drives through the park, excursions to the epic Chilojo Cliffs, or a day spent birdwatching, we have a wide range of activities to suit every guest. When the day is done and you’ve enjoyed sundowners on the Save River, filled page after page of your journal around the campfire, or spent a day with the people of Mahenye Village, sleep will come easy. You know when you wake, it will be there waiting for you, all over again.

Open year-round.

Price from $465 per person per night sharing

Sun setting as guests view the magnificent Chivilia Waterfalls

Guest accommodation miles away from civilisation

Mana Pools

Goliath Safaris Camp, a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site and one of the last true wilderness areas on the continent.

Goliath’s flagship is undoubtedly their luxury tented camp in the heart of the park and situated just metres from the rivers edge. Our luxury ensuite East African tents are nestled in amongst a grove of Albida and Mahogany trees. Each tent has twin beds with teak furnishings which include a wardrobe and dressing table. Ensuite facilities include flush toilets, hot showers and a washstand. Public areas comprise of a covered lounge and bar, an open-air dining area and riverside campfire seating.

Activity highlights are the acclaimed safari walks, game drives and short canoe trips. Walks may involve tracking lions or the wild-dog, sitting with an elephant bull, following a herd of buffalo, or all of these exhilarating experiences.

Open from May to October.

Price from $730 per person per night sharing

Extremely comfortable guest tents at Goliath, yet in Mana Pools it’s all about the experience

Infamous wildlife experiences of Mana Pools, done responsibly and expertly by guides with years of experience

Matusadona National Park 

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, boasts one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations with an elevated position on a range of remote hills overlooking the vastness of Lake Kariba. Bumi is situated near the North Eastern border of Matusdona National Park.

All rooms are premium rooms with balconies and uninhibited views over Lake Kariba. Taking centre stage is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake horizon. The pool is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels. The lodge interiors have been beautifully finished in a fusion of contemporary western and African styles.

Bumi Hills is home to lion, leopard, big herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as a multitude of different plains game. Guests can indulge in superb fishing in the lake waters surrounding the safari lodge with bream and the fighting tiger fish in abundance. Birding and cultural experiences (with the rich local Tonga culture). Guests can also visit and contribute to the local anti-poaching unit.

Open year round (re-opening 2018 following major revamp)

Price from $420 per person per night sharing

Artistic rendering of the new Bumi Hills

Revamped lodge, but same classic Lake Kariba sunsets

Matobo National Park

Big Cave Camp, sits in the land of big boulder rock formations and ancient San art. A unique landscape that encapsulates a forgotten time and a perfect opportunity for safari goers to relish.

Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback, commanding inspirational views across the famous Matobo National Park. Sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into a luxuriously appointed thatched lodge positioned amidst ancient Khoisan rock art.  The eight lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair.

From history, culture, flora and fauna in the Matobo Hills, guests have a wide variety of activities to choose from, all accompanied by a qualified guide, including game viewing, rhino tracking, Rhodes grave/world’s view, mountain biking & adventure races, yoga & wellness, cultural activities, bird watching. Matobo Hills has the last significant population of rhino in Zimbabwe, and the best way to view and photograph these rare creatures is on foot, with a professional guide.

Open year round.

Price from $320 per person per night sharing

Big Cave Camp set in an enchanting landscape

Once in a lifetime experience of tracking rhinos responsibly on foot

Victoria Falls National Park

Victoria Falls River Lodge, situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River – so close to Victoria Falls one can see the spray in the distance!

Built upon raised decks, and sheltered by an extensive thatched roof, the 13 luxurious ‘tents’ are tastefully decorated in earthy hues with liberal splashes of crisp white, soothing sage and duck egg blue. Each offers a larger than king size bed (twin bed configurations are also possible in all rooms), comfortable sitting area, indoor and outdoor showers and a private viewing deck with plunge pool whereupon guests are able to sit comfortably and watch the hippos wallowing.

Guests have access to on-site (offered by the lodge) and nearby Victoria Falls activities (offered by lodge partners) which include but are not limited: game drives, river cruise, bungee jumping, walking safaris, canoe safaris, river rafting, bird watching, helicopter Flights and tours of the Victoria Falls.

Open year round.

Price from $441 per person per night sharing 

Splendid river front location for your guest room

Game drives to remember in Victoria Falls during a stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge

Africa is there to be explored and none more so than Zimbabwe. A country filled with precious wildlife to savour, landscapes unseen by thousands of tourists… and smiling people everywhere. Experience Zimbabwe for what this country truly is… one of the very best countries for safari.

 

Begin planning your safari today CONTACT US and our team will look after you.

Responsible Tourism Conservation: In keeping with our ethos of tourism benefitting conservation, all of the above camps and lodges employ local people, whilst activities and fees go towards wildlife conservation efforts and ensuring these habitats remain as they are for years to come.

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