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Conservation Safari

9 nights

Impact Safari Overview

Our Impact safaris bring you along our journey as we strive to make a lasting impact in the areas, wildlife and communities around our camps. These safaris provide a unique opportunity to spend some time in the local community, learn about our foundation projects in the area and volunteer at some of our projects. These safaris blend the best of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia into one unforgettable adventure, where you will experience the thrill of a lifetime as you explore the untamed beauty of Southern Africa.

Conservation safari
Our conservation focus area aims to improve human-wildlife coexistence, by protecting wildlife and livestock while conserving the natural resources in the areas where we operate. This safari takes us on a journey through the national parks and communities surrounding our camps. It provides insight into our conservation efforts and how we are actively partnering with the community to educate, equip and support them to live in harmony with wildlife.

As part of this booking, $2,000 will be donated to ABCF which will go towards the purchasing and erecting of a lion boma in the community. This boma protects the community’s livestock from attacks from lions and other predators, reducing the human-wildlife conflict in the area and the retaliation killing of wildlife.

2 nights Kanga Camp  | 2 nights Zambezi Expeditions | 3 nights Bumi Hills Safari Lodge | 2 nights Thorntree River Lodge

*Mid-season excludes visit to Kanga Camp. All 4 nights will be spent at Zambezi Expeditions.*  *Option to exchange stay at Zambezi Expeditions for Nyamatusi Camp, at extra cost.*

9 Nights

From USD 37 312 per group of 4

Destinations Visited
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia

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*Final pricing subject to change according to current exchange rates.

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Itinerary breakdown

Kanga Camp & Zambezi Expeditions

Zimbabwe

✈️: Harare International Airport to Mana Main Airstrip

The journey begins in Zimbabwe in the Mana Pools Nation Park. Mana, which means 4, derives its name from the four pools in the the national park. Located along the mighty lower Zambezi, this national parks is a beautiful showcase of the restorative power of conservation at work. Mana Pools in its glory days was a vibrant eco-system bursting with wildlife and natural forestry that rapidly died out over the years due to poaching and human settlement. Active conservation efforts in the park, tourism, managing wildlife and partnering with the community has brought Mana Pools and its wildlife back to life. This destination is the perfect start to a 9 night adventure about conservation as we stand on the edge of a national park and wildlife that stood face to face with eradication,that is now being saved and safeguarded through conservation.

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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Zimbabwe

🚐: Kanga Camp to Dandawa Airstrip

✈️: Dandawa Airstrip to Bumi Hills Airstrip

We then journey to Lake Karibia where we will learn about the conservation efforts on its shores and in the national park. With its rich history of bream and tiger fishing, the rising water levels which gave birth to Starvation Island, and the interconnectedness between the lake, the elephants on the shore, hippos and birds that nest on the trunks of dead trees, there is much to learn and explore here. We will visit the Mola community and partner with the community to build and erect a lion boma in the village. Lion bomas and the lion guardian program are part of our efforts to mitigate human wildlife conflict in the area through empowering, educating and equipping the community to live in harmony with wildlife. Our lion guardians use ‘vuvuzela’s’ to warn the community when they are lions in the area so they can herd their livestock into the lion bomas to keep them safe from predators. By building a boma here we will contribute towards the efforts to keep livestock safe and reducing retalitating killing of wildlife in the area.

 

 

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Thorntree River Lodge

Zambia

✈️: Bumi Hills Airstrip to Victoria Falls International Airport

🚐: Victoria Falls International Airport to Thorntree River Lodge

We conclude the trip in Zambia with a visit to the rhino trekking project in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where a crash of white rhinos is under 24-hour protection by rangers with the aim of conserving them. The crash has increased from 4 rhinos in 2008 to now 10. You will get to witness these magnificent animals up close, and learn about their behaviour and the conservation efforts to keep them safe. Additionally, we will visit the young farmer club at Maunga Primary School, where learners from Maunga Village learn the importance of co-existing with wildlife in the national park, land regeneration and conserving natural resources. The conservation club at the school provides agricultural education through the vegetable garden, where students learn valuable farming skills that they can practice and use at home to grow a vegetable garden that will support and feed their families. 

 

🚐: Road transfer from Thorntree River Lodge to Victoria Falls International Airport

 

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Rates

DATE AND SEASON PRICE*
SHOULDER SEASON - APRIL / MAY / NOV USD 37 312
HIGH SEASON - JUNE/ JULY / AUG / SEPT / OCT USD 49 232

*Our rates are per person sharing.
*Rates are subject to change without notice.

DATE AND SEASON PRICE*
SHOULDER SEASON - April / May / Nov USD 52 718
HIGH SEASON - July / Aug / Sept / Oct USD 65 330

*Our rates are per person sharing.
*Rates are subject to change without notice.

Included & Excluded

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • National flights
  • All inter-camp transfers
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Two shared activities per day
  • Trips to the foundation projects
  • $2,000 donation to ABCF which will go towards the purchasing and erecting of a lion boma in the community

Excluded:

  • Visa Fees
  • International / Regional Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Staff Gratuities
  • Conservation levies

The Impact Magazine

We wrapped up 2022 with this quote by C.S. Lewis: “Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be.” This quote is one of the truest reflections of what the past 24 months have been for us at African Bush Camps Foundation: It’s been making progress. ​

It’s been learning to crawl, walk, and run again. We have been leaning back into our core as an organisation and realigned ourselves and our projects so we can make a lasting and sustainable difference and impact in the communities and areas near our camps.​

This impact magazine is the culmination of a lot of hard work and support by, the ABC family, our donors and the communities we support. It’s a reflection of how far we have come, an extension of our gratitude for the unwavering support we continue to receive and our encouragement to keep making progress. ​

Activities

  • Game Drive

    Game drives are what gets us up in the morning in the African bush, they’re a great avenue for exploring the land in a safe and exciting way.

  • Walking Safari

    Buckle up your boots and take a step into the intricate world of nature. Explore the wonders of the natural world with African soil crunching beneath your feet.

  • Fishing

    Spend the day cruising the water and taking in the gorgeous views. Try your hand at fishing for tiger, bream (tilapia) or vundu.

  • Canoeing

    The Lower Zambezi River is the perfect setting for an adventurous canoeing safari. Paddle along the tranquil waters and take in the panoramic views.

  • Victoria Falls

    The legendary Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya or otherwise known as the Smoke that Thunders. Enjoy the splendour and magnitude of one of the seven natural wonders

Wildlife

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.

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