Our Story

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Our founder, Beks Ndlovu started his journey as a professional safari guide working for safari companies in Zimbabwe. However, he felt that the safaris being offered were sometimes too structured and stiff, not giving you the flexibility to venture out and explore the wonders of the African wilderness in different ways.

He branched off to start his own camp, a place where guides could be creative and imaginative. Somalisa Camp was born from this dream, the now award-winning camp started as a humble dream to bring guides together to teach guests about Africa.

The safari bug bit Beks and he decided this vision was bigger than just him, he gathered people with the same values to create something incredible. African Bush Camps, 15 years later, has 16 camps in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia and we’re still growing.

We now have camps spread over Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana that we want to show you. We combine our camps to create a seamless safari experience for you – including internal flights, food, drinks and activities. The beauty of this is you disconnect from any worries you might have on holiday – you can just sit back and enjoy the vacation you’ve been waiting for – stress-free.


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The more time you spend in nature the more you understand your impact on it. We’re a group of travellers and nature lovers who want to show you the incredible spaces we love.

This intention flows through everything we do, from our consultants designing the perfect safari for you, to the camp hosts making you feel immediately welcome, to our guides ready to teach you about Africa.

We don’t only measure profits in our bottom line, but also in the impact we have on the environment, on our staff and the greater community at large.

With every night you stay with African Bush Camps, we contribute USD 10 towards the Foundation operational costs, so every donation you make will go 100% towards the intended project.

We believe there’s a difference between conserving and preserving. ‘Preserving’ means to lock something away to keep it isolated and unharmed.

On the other hand, ‘conserving’ is to use something wisely and have a positive impact on it. Our intention with our camps stems from this, we want to better the places we operate in.

This is done in many ways from being part of conservation efforts to employing people from at-risk communities on the outskirts of the national parks and implementing community development projects within these communities.

Our Future

We strive to do business with like-minded people who’re going to support our dreams and ambitions to move towards an idyllic world.

We believe in partnering with people from around the world who share our vision and values. We strive to work together with these like-minded people to promote conservation and sustainability around the world. This goal starts internally, with our passionate staff.

We’re passionate about sharing the beauty and heritage of Africa to make business more sustainable and therefore benefiting our communities.

If you want to travel with a sustainable company who understands the need for conservation, community empowerment and education – travel with African Bush Camps.