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Women Empowerment Safari

9 nights

Impact Safari Overview

“I was encouraged and inspired by my daughter to apply for the Female Guides Program. When I got accepted, she said: “Wow Mom, are you going to see many elephants? I haven’t seen elephants before. “So, I am really expectant to experience so much more when I get out there. I would encourage women out there to apply for this program and to join us in being one of the best, I will be one of the best when I get out there!”

This story, written by Gorata Tshekoeng, who joined African Bush Camps in July 2022 as a female guide trainee in Botswana, is a powerful reminder of why it is so vital to create opportunities and platforms that empower and equip women to grow and develop. This is how we continue to motivate and inspire the next generation of young girls to believe that they can be and do anything they set their minds to.

Women Empowerment Safari
Our Women Empowerment Safari is an educational, inspirational, and collaborative journey that showcases the beauty, strength, and resolve of women in Africa, at African Bush Camps, and in the communities we support. This safari provides a window into our female guides program where we aim to develop 25 female guides by 2025 and our women empowerment projects in the local communities that are investing in healthcare and women-run projects that generate economic activities for families through fashion, basket weaving, and jewellery. Through this safari, we actively support what we believe to be a vital part of developing healthy and thriving communities and societies by investing in programs that give women a voice, skills development, ownership, and independence.

As part of this booking, $5,000 will be donated to ABCF which will go towards funding the tuition, training and licensing of one female guide. By booking this trip, you are contributing towards one woman becoming a certified and licensed safari guide.

3 nights Linyanti Bush Camps | 3 nights Thorntree River Lodge | 3 nights Somalisa Expeditions

9 Nights

From GBP 35131 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

Linyanti Bush Camps

Botswana

✈️: Maun International Airport to Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

The journey begins in Botswana, where you will spend 3-nights at our camps guided by one of our upcoming women guides (trainee). Learn about their stories, and their journey on the program and be part of their on-the-job training as they guide you during your stay. We wrap up this leg of the trip in Mabele village to visit The Vuche Vuche Basket Weaving initiative where you will learn and experience traditional Botswana singing, dancing and basket weaving and how to cook a traditional meal.

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Thorntree River Lodge

Zambia

🚐: From Linyanti Bush Camps to Thorntree River Lodge via Vuche Vuche basket weaving group.

We then journey to Zambia, where we have improved access to quality health care for women in the community by building a clinic fully equipped with a maternity ward that is assisting with the delivery of babies. This clinic has significantly reduced the mortality rate for mothers and children during labour. Visit this woman-run clinic to learn about the work we are doing in the community to support mothers and young teenagers with services that include family planning and preventing early teenage pregnancies. In addition to this, we will visit Maunga Primary where we will join the community women in preparing and serving meals to learners at the nutrition program. Get treated and pampered during your stay at our in-house spa and enjoy the beauty of Victoria falls and the majestic Zambezi River with sundowner cocktails and bubbles.

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Somalisa Expeditions

Zimbabwe

🚐: Thorntree River Lodge to Victoria  Falls International Airport

✈️: Victoria Falls International Airport to Hwange National Park

We conclude the trip in Zimbabwe where we are supporting women in the community through entrepreneurship and a local community garden. Visit Mambanje Garden, Thandanani and Vukani, women-led groups that are earning a living as tailors, selling crops and making jewellery from recycled magazines and newsletters. Here you will learn how they make jewellery and beads while doing some shopping for their store in the village.

✈️:  Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls International Airport 

 

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Rates

DATE AND SEASON PRICE*
LOW SEASON - 01 JAN - 31 MARCH & 01 DEC - 31 DEC GBP 35131
SHOULDER SEASON - APRIL / MAY / NOV GBP 42631
HIGH SEASON - JUNE/ JULY / AUG / SEPT / OCT GBP 55891

*Our rates are per person sharing and single suppliments may apply.
Rates are subject to change without notice.*

DATE AND SEASON PRICE*
LOW SEASON - 01 Jan - 31 March & 01 Dec - 31 Dec GBP 45697
SHOULDER SEASON - April / May / Nov GBP 56947
HIGH SEASON - July / Aug / Sept / Oct GBP 76837

*Our rates are per person sharing and single suppliments may apply.
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
  • Private safari vehicle at Somalisa Expeditions
  • Trips to the foundation projects
  • $5,000 donation to ABCF which will go towards funding the tuition, training and licensing of one female guide

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.

  • 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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