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Lolebezi

A WILD, REMOTE & LUXURIOUS EXPERIENCE ON THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER. Set in the breath-taking, untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, Lolebezi is the latest property in the African Bush Camps family and will undoubtably be o...

Khwai Leadwood

One of the most consistent areas in Africa for year-round wildlife encounters, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Khwai Leadwood. Recent wildlife sightings...

Migration Expeditions

Nxai Pan is known for its Kalahari lions with their dark manes. The area is home to herds of large bull elephants and in the summertime Botswana's Zebra Migration which comes down from the Chobe area. Other wildlife that you are likely to see on game...

Linyanti Expeditions

Blessed with an abundance of wildlife, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Linyanti Expeditions. Live in Camp - recent wildlife sightings...

Nyamatusi Mahogany

Renowned for being in one of Africa’s finest wildlife havens, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Nyamatusi Mahogany. Recent wildlife sightings...

Nyamatusi Camp

Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species. Recent wildlife sightings...

Khayelitshe House

A Private Exclusive-Use House in Matobo Hills Situated in the heart of the Matobo Hills, just outside the boundary of the national park, lies Khayelitshe House. Enclosed by the iconic balancing rocks and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of massi...

Khwai Bush Camp

One of the most consistent areas in Africa for year-round wildlife encounters, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Khwai Bush Camp. Recent wildlife sightings...

Linyanti Ebony

Blessed with an abundance of wildlife, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Linyanti Ebony. Recent wildlife sightings...

Linyanti Bush Camp

AN AUTHENTIC SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN THE CHOBE ENCLAVE Spend your time exploring the raw African wilderness on thrilling game drives, learn about the fascinating fauna and flora on walking safaris or float serenely along the waterways in a mokoro (cano...

Thorntree River Lodge

Discover majestic wildlife at every turn while on luxury safari in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park; these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Thorntree River Lodge. Recent wildlife sightings...

Zambezi Expeditions

Explore one of Africa’s top wildlife havens; these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Zambezi Expeditions. Recent wildlife sightings...

Kanga Camp

Mana Pools National Park is a world heritage site bursting with wildlife encounters; these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Kanga Camp. Recent wildlife sightings...

Somalisa Expeditions

Renowned for being in one of Africa’s finest wildlife havens, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Somalisa Expeditions. Recent wildlife sightings...

Somalisa Acacia

The largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park is famed for its rich wildlife. These are some of the animals you can expect to see during your stay at Somalisa Acacia. Recent wildlife sightings...

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Set on a range of remote hills in one of Zimbabwe’s finest wilderness locations, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is utterly captivating....

Somalisa Camp

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. Recent wildlife sightings...

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Essential Zimbabwe

SAFARI OVERVIEW For an authentic safari experience, Mana Pools and Hwange National Park should be at the top of your list. Experience the wonders of these iconic Zimbabwean landmarks on this 6-night journey. 3 nights Somalisa Camp* | 3 nights Nyama...

The Best of Zambia

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

Botswana and Zambia Luxury

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

The Magic of Three Countries

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Two activities a day ...

Ultimate Zimbabwe Safari

SAFARI OVERVIEW An all-inclusive safari, including flights. A once in a lifetime safari opportunity. With regional flights included in the price, you can book without worrying about any hidden costs. Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking view...

Luxury Zambezi Escape

SAFARI OVERVIEW An all-inclusive safari, including flights. A once in a lifetime safari opportunity. With regional flights included in the price, you can book without worrying about any hidden costs. A haven of serenity on the banks of the awe-ins...

The Best of Zimbabwe

SAFARI OVERVIEW Zimbabwe is full of dramatic landscapes, endless skies, and rich and varied cultures. The best thing about Zimbabwe is its ability to enjoy spectacular game viewing without crowds and its wide range of habitats. These include the for...

7 Night Botswana Safari Made Easy

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. Recent wildlife sightings...

Zimbabwe Made Easy (Harare Stopover)

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. Recent wildlife sightings...

Zimbabwe Made Easy (Vic Falls Stopover)

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. Recent wildlife sightings...

9 Night Botswana Safari Made Easy

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. Recent wildlife sightings...

Botswana Family Safari

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

Nxai Pan to Vic Falls Safari

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

Expedition & Luxury

SAFARI OVERVIEW Luxury meets adventure with this 8-night safari through Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana. Visit Cecil’s Pride and the elephants of Hwange National Park, journey upstream from Victoria Falls and enjoy the luxury of your own private vill...

Floodplains to Falls

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

Zimbabwe Luxury

SAFARI OVERVIEW For an authentic safari experience, Mana Pools and Lake Kariba should be at the top of your list. Experience the wonders of these iconic Zimbabwean landmarks on this 6-night journey to two of our most luxurious camps. Arrive at Nyam...

The Best of the Zambezi

SAFARI OVERVIEW This 6-night safari is based around one of the world’s oldest rivers, the Zambezi. Start the safari at our Nyamatusi lodge, which is set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, on the southern banks of the Zambezi. The...

Zebra Migration Safari

SAFARI OVERVIEW Every year, during the green season Botswana's zebra migration takes place between the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans. This migration is the second largest zebra migration in the world. Scattered herds can be seen throughout Ok...

Community & Conservation Safari

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

The Mana Adventures

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

Expedition of a Lifetime

SAFARI OVERVIEW Action. Adventure. Luxury. This trip is all about balance. It has the perfect amount of authentic safari experience with all the trimmings. Explore the Linyanti wetlands on foot and experience all that the African bush has to offer, ...

Walking Mana Pools

Wildlife sightings include wild dogs, lion, leopards, elephant, hippo, kudu, zebra, buffalo, hyena, crocodiles, and many other wildlife species. Recent wildlife sightings...

The Essence of Botswana & Zambia

SAFARI OVERVIEW A land of staggering beauty, Botswana has developed a tradition of top-level safari tourism, offering some of the best wildlife safaris you will find. Natural parks and vast private game reserves make up 40% of a fenceless territory,...

The Very Best of Zimbabwe

Endemic wildlife, sunrise game drives and a connection with nature that Attenborough would applaud, we promise that you’ll never forget your African Bush Camps safari experience. With a team of experts that have worked as conservationists, wildlife p...

Family Safari Adventure

SAFARI OVERVIEW From wildlife spotting to nature walks; cultural excursions to sunset boat cruises, there is something for everyone on our adventure-packed family safari circuit – perfect for multi-generational travel. This is the trip of a lifetime...

Romantic Africa

SAFARI OVERVIEW A romantic adventure like no other, experience Zimbabwe and Zambia while indulging your ultimate African fantasy on a luxury safari with African Bush Camps. Our intimate camps set the scene for both exploration and relaxation, bringi...

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Zimbabwe

The Classic Safari Destination A beautiful landlocked country in southern Africa, Zimbabwe is a haven for intrepid travels and adventurers alike. Despite its political past and challenges, Zimbabwe has kept intact its most extraordinary credentials:...

Zambia

A RAW AND AUTHENTIC TASTE OF TRUE AFRICA Affectionately known as one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, Zambia offers a raw and authentic taste of true Africa. Off the beaten track, Zambia’s charm lies in incredible views and rich scenery. Victoria Fall...

Botswana

LIFE-ENRICHING SAFARIS AND PLACES TO EXPLORE Botswana is one of those rare places in the world that has the ability to leave an impression to last a lifetime. This is a place where you can wander freely through the endless landscapes, surrounded by ...

Liuwa Plain National Park

One of the most pristine safari experiences Huge, remote, pristine; Liuwa Plains is one of the continent’s few remaining untouched wildernesses and the only park in Zambia that still has local people living in and around the park as they have done f...

Lake Kariba & Matusadona

This year-round destination is perfect walking safari territory Situated on the sparkling shores of Lake Kariba, the beautiful Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe was proclaimed a non-hunting area in 1958 and as such is wonderfully rich in wildlife...

Victoria Falls

Take in the most impossibly scenic viewpoints on the continent Victoria Falls is a famed must-see on any visit to Southern Africa. A waterfall of truly epic proportions, also known as “the smoke that thunders” – to this day Victoria Falls remains on...

Mana Pools National Park

A rugged UNESCO world heritage site Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park will leave you breathless with its beauty. A paradise for walking and canoeing safaris, Mana Pools ...

Hwange National Park

Offering an experience of a lifetime on the African plains Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe, covering an impressive 14,650 sq km, with the main entrance located a two-hour drive or 30-minute flight south of Victoria Falls. The park is...

Gonarezhou

Untouched pathways and rugged terrains await ‘Pristine wilderness’ perfectly sums up this vast and rugged national park, situated away from the main tourist routes in south-east Zimbabwe. It’s a huge area that’s set to become one of the finest ‘peac...

Matobo National Park

Step back in time to the Jurassic age... Rich in history and culture and spanning over 44,000 hectares, Matobo National Park is an area of international renown. Uniquely decorated by a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have ...

Lower Zambezi

A place where Africa’s most unspoilt nature stretches out in front of you The Lower Zambezi National Park runs beautifully along the Zambezi River and borders Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. Ones love for the Lower Zambezi stems from the seemin...

Kafue

The largest national park in Zambia The oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks; Kafue is a magical vastness of untouched wilderness that we know will cast its spell over you from the moment you arrive. It’s one of the lesser explored areas of...

South Luangwa

A region of profound natural beauty... From grassy plains to spellbinding woodlands and the remarkable Luangwa River, South Luangwa is an area of profound beauty. The river itself, its tributaries and picturesque lagoons create an environment perfec...

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Livingstone)

A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site home to the thrilling Devil’s Pool Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is perfectly situated along the mighty Zambezi River, just a stone’s throw away from the breath-taking Victoria Falls. It is a place of unique and ad...

Nxai Pan National Park

The transformation from a salt pan to the garden of Eden Similar to Makgadikgadi Pans, Nxai Pan National Park is part of the Kalahari ecosystem, yet completely different to the game reserve. Here the stretch of grassy plains is peppered with fossil ...

Makgadikgadi National Park

The largest salt pan in the world The dramatic lunar expanse of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans is a complete contrast to the verdant landscapes of the Okavango and Linyanti regions. Once a vast super-lake that covered a significant proportion of Botswan...

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The largest sand basin in the world Nothing prepares you for the sheer magnitude of this Central Kalahari Game Reserve, or its rugged and magnificent beauty. As soon as you step foot here you will feel an overwhelming sense of remoteness and isolati...

Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

A REMOTE AND UNDISTURBED SAFARI EXPERIENCE On the southern banks of the Linyanti River, forming a natural border between Nambia and Botswana, is the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. This private concession boasts splendid scenery of untouched grasslands, ...

Chobe National Park

A pristine wildlife sanctuary Aptly and fondly known as “The Land of the Giants”, Chobe National Park is the home to Africa’s largest elephant population. At over 10,000 sq km this is the second largest national park in Botswana, made up of rich eco...

Khwai Community Area

Where legendary rivers blend with the edge of the desert and wildlife abounds On the outskirts of the beautifully preserved Moremi Game Reserve, is a wildlife-prolific and varied ecosystem which provides a patchwork of lagoons, shallow flooded pans,...

Moremi Game Reserve

One of the most beautiful tracts of wild land in Africa Covering almost a third of the Okavango Delta’s north-eastern flank is the beautifully preserved Moremi Game Reserve. Named in honour of an important Batawana tribe chief, this unique and diver...

Okavango Delta

Africa’s most beautiful oasis of lush water-wilderness The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta on the planet, and rightly considered one of the most incredible wildlife and wilderness sanctuaries in Africa. This Eden of wildlife lies north-we...

Bush Blog

Top Photography Tips By Profesional Photographer, Marlon Dutoit

An African safari is an incredible opportunity to experience a variety of wildlife in their natural environment. In those moments, in the wild African bush, you would want to savour every moment. There is no better way to do this than by capturing th...

The Feeling of Safari- My Recent Trip to Botswana & Zambia

Those seeking safari are usually in want of a few key things: incredible animal sightings, diverse activities like game drives and mokoro rides, and beautiful scenery – be it rivers, savannas, or waterfalls. And while these things are all incredible,...

Lake Kariba: History & Heritage

Many describe Lake Kariba as Zambia's  hidden Riveira! It provides beautiful vistas, gorgeous sunsets, excellent fishing, boating options, water sports, and fantastic peaceful vacations or weekends spent soaking up the sun....

Bucket List Activities You Can Tick off on An ABC Safari

You'll find some of the most luxurious camps and lodges on an African safari. Not only is the continent saturated with the most magnificent wildlife and scenery, but also breathtaking experiences, many of which have been on your travel bucket list fo...

International Dance Day 2022: The Significance of Dance in Southern Africa

African dance is considered to be the world's oldest form of choreography. To this day, many tribes in sub-Saharan Africa pass these African dance legacies on to their children from a very early age. ...

Our Top 5 African Safaris

An African safari is undoubtedly a world-class experience. Nothing compares to being fully immersed in the African bush with a team of professionals. At African Bush Camps, we have put together the perfect safari to make sure you make memories to las...

You're Invited to the ABCF Active Day- 14 May 2022

The ABCF Active Day is an annual fundraiser in aid of our Education, Community Empower and Conservation projects in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana....

Collective Nouns for Animals in Southern Africa

An African safari is filled with exhilarating experiences. Especially, if you're planning a family safari in wildlife-rich Southern Africa. If you want to impress fellow travellers or your family on a game drive, now is the perfect opportunity to bru...

ABCF- Your Little by Little Goes Along Way!

For the month of April, Global Giving is hosting the Little by Little campaign. During this campaign, all eligible donations up to $50 USD per unique donor per organisation will be matched at 50% for the duration of the campaign....

Seven Solo Female Travel Trends in 2022

Solo female travel is becoming the new buzz word in the travel industry, as more and more women prefer to explore the world on their own. For most of these women, it's not just about filling their passports but more about creating awareness for eco-t...

The Ugly Five Animals of Southern Africa

It doesn't end there. Did you know that there is a list of safari animals categorised as the "ugly 5?" These species may be ugly in appearance, but they play a significant role in the ecosystems found in Southern Africa. The African bush, simply woul...

Meet the Little 5 of Wildlife in Southern African

The Little 5 is a group small mammals and insects that are related to the Big Five by their names and physical characteristics. We've described each of them in this blog....

The Big 5 of Southern Africa: What's the Big Deal?

Planning an African safari is simply incomplete without experiencing the Big 5 of wildlife in Southern Africa. This includes the African lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros....

Chobe National Park: The Ultimate Guide

Chobe National Park is a wildlife sanctuary that lies in the North Eastern corner Botswana. This area, which combines multiple ecosystems and habitats, is well worth adding to any Botswana safari....

Victoria Falls: Everything You Need to Know

Locals call it Mosi-oa Tunya, meaning "the smoke that thunders", Victoria Falls is one the most famous iconic destinations in Africa. It is also one of the most visited tourist destinations on the continent. Most visitors take a few days to see the l...

Top 5 Bucket List Experiences for Couples in Southern Africa

Africa is one of the most romantic destinations on the planet. The vast blue sky curve down to golden plains that extend to the horizon, bordered by navy and purple-hued distant mountains marching away....

Lower Zambezi National Park: Everything You Need to Know

The Lower Zambezi National Park remains one of Zambia's hidden gems. Though Victoria falls and the more well-known South Luangwa National Park draw a lot of attention, the Lower Zambezi National Park is equally breathtaking and deserves just as much...

Your Zimbabwe Safari: The Ultimate Guide

Zimbabwe is a highly rewarding safari destination. It’s home to the mysterious ruined capital, Victoria Falls, and the rugged Eastern Highlands. ...

Khayelitshe House- Take Your Holiday Off the Grid

Beks Ndlovu, the Zimbabwean-born founder and CEO of  African Bush Camps, used to live in Khayelitshe House with his family. His admiration for the secluded hideaway led to its inclusion in ABC's 16-camp portfolio,...

Lolebezi: The Gem of the Lower Zambezi

Lolebezi, the brand-new property in the African Bush Camps family, is situated in the awe-inspiring Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia and will undoubtedly be one of the most breathtaking. The lodge has been created to take advantage of the one k...

The Okavango Delta: The Ultimate Guide

The majestic Okavango Delta is the heartbeat of Botswana and the world's largest delta. The delta is home to a diverse ecosystem that has been created as the Okavango River flows into the Kalahari Desert and is a World Heritage Site. ...

Lolebezi – Creating the Perfect Space for the Eco Conscious Traveller

Lolebezi is being built in the far east of the Lower Zambezi. The river lodge is considered to be off the beaten track, because of its remote location. Making it the perfect safari destination for the traveller in search of an oasis, away from the bu...

New Year, New Lodge: Introducing Lolebezi to the African Bush Camps Family

Lolebezi is the latest addition to the African Bush Camps family. The luxury safari lodge is being built in the eastern part of the Lower Zambezi National Park on 5 hectares of unspoiled protected wilderness....

Your Zambia Safari: The Ultimate Guide

Zambia is renowned for its glorious national parks, which make up one third of the country. It is home to the game-rich, south Luangwa, the calm lower Zambezi, and, of course, the iconic Victoria Falls— a vast curtain of thundering water located in t...

Meet the Aspiring Female Guides in Botswana

In November 2021, we launched a female safari guide project with the purpose of increasing the number of job opportunities for local women. Read more about this phenomenal project in our blog....

Hwange National Park: The Ultimate Guide

Hwange National Park borders Botswana and covers an area 14600km2. The park's immense size allows for a variety of landscapes, wildlife, and wild bush. It moves from the Kalahari Desert at the southern edge to granite hills and forests containing mop...

Our Top Wildlife Sightings for the Year 2021

We decided to wrap up 2021 with a compilation of our top wildlife photographs from our Instagram. Our guides, guests and the rest of the staff really do an amazing job of capturing the majestic wildlife of Southern Africa, and sharing them with us. ...

10 Travel Resolutions for Eco-Conscious Travel in 2022

With the world gradually reopening, one may feel compelled to fulfill all those postponed travel plans. While we support all trips, we urge that you use these travel resolutions to be more careful in 2022....

Five Ways Our Safaris Help You Reconnect With Nature

We've all been captivated by Africa's allure before, thanks to many cinematic, musical, and literary renderings of this enchanted continent. Have you ever considered......

Baines' Baobabs: History & Heritage

Many travellers often ask us, what bucket-list experiences should be prioritized on their Botswana safari itinerary, a visit to Baines’ Baobabs is one of them....

African Bush Camps' Safari of the Year

COVID-19 struck a heart cord for Africa’s tourism industry hard, keeping holding travel operators on the edges of their seats for developments on border-crossing regulations. At 2021’s halfway mark, one million international arrivals in Africa were d...

When is the Ideal Time to Start Planning Your Safari?

The impact of lockdowns, quarantines, curfews, and stay-at-home restrictions was felt most acutely by those of us who enjoy traveling. We yearn to return to Africa's vast open spaces and fall under her spell once more. ...

African Bush Camps Foundation 2021: Our Highlights

The African Bush Camps Foundation is committed to improve the livelihoods of communities surrounding our camps in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe through Community Empowerment, Education and Conversation projects and initiatives. We have multiple proj...

Sleep Under The Stars With African Bush Camps

It offers you the opportunity to sleep amid the golden Savannah plains.. Located 20 minutes from the Somalisa Main Camp, Ray’s Pan has space for two guests in a comfortable king-size bed supported by frames of repurposed rough-hewn Acacia wood and dr...

Long Stay Travel : 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider It

Is it truly that flawless? In this blog, we'll go over everything you need to know about long-term travel, especially the benefits. How should long-stay travel be planned, and is it worthwhile? What is Long-stay Travel? Some define it as travel...

African Safari 101: What To Pack

While our agents are equipped to prepare you adequately for your African safari, we thought we would put together a packing list for you to use as a reference while you’re preparing to come to Africa. Documents You Must Pack Losing documents is a...

Our In - Camp Emergency Protocol: Ace & Air Ambulance Services

At African Bush Camps, it has become increasingly important to us to make sure you are well informed about your trip and that you feel safe at our camps. We can assure you that all our camps adhere to the regulations set out by the World Health Or...

World Safari Day- Six Reasons to Go on Safari

Then, you’re in the right place... A truly authentic African safari is an adventure of a lifetime. You have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore faraway places surrounded by picturesque scenery and spectacular wildlife. There are hundreds ...

Your Botswana Safari: The Ultimate Guide

Botswana is known for its vast wilderness, incredible wildlife, and memorable safaris. The Okavango Delta is home to endless palm-covered islands. While the Nxai Pan and Makgadikgadi regions have moonscape saltpans. It's the ideal destination for tra...

Flights to South Africa From the UK & US

UPDATED: 2 November 2021 We’re off the red list, which means UK & US flights are now open. If you have planned and booked, or are in the process of planning your African safari, you can now do so without any hassle. Especially if you need to t...

World Safari Day- How You Can Make a Difference

On the 25th of November 2020, we first launched World Safari Day as an annual occasion that celebrates Africa’s wildlife and its people. World Safari Day shines the spotlight on the importance of conserving Africa’s natural resources and authentic wi...

Why You Should Visit Our Migrations Expeditions Camp

The green season is not only a popular time for travellers to visit the lush green plains of Botswana, but zebra find the green season quite enticing too. This can be attributed to the great nourishment this season offers....

We're Off the Red List- Start Planning Your Safari

Off The Red List- What Does This Mean? This means that travellers from the UK, returning home, no longer need to self-isolate in an approved hotel at their own expense upon arriving....

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important to us that you feel safe when travelling to our camps and that you’re informed about all certain tests or documentation you may need as you plan your African safari. We’ve done some research on your most frequently asked questions a...

Botswana Family Safari- Start Planning Your Trip

Botswana is an exciting and stimulating country that should be explored by a family of nature and wildlife enthusiasts. We consider a Botswana Safari to be on top of every travellers bucket list. However, it is important that you know which areas ...

Experiencing Victoria Falls- Zambia vs. Zimbabwe

It’s is home to some of the most exciting white water rafting in the country. The Zimbabwean side is home to about two-thirds of the waterfall including the main falls. While the Zambian side offers great views of the remainder and includes Livingsto...

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel in Secret Season

Offering an exclusive experience, the secret season also known as the green season is perfect for birders, photographers and anyone who likes baby animals. It is one of the best times to travel....

When is the Best Time to go on Safari in Zimbabwe?

The best time to go to Zimbabwe is between June and October according to our professional safari camps. This time of year is considered the 'dry season'....

Botswana, A Flooded Desert

My Experience of Khwai Leadwood, 2021 Traveling in 2021 made me appreciate and soak up every morsel of joy and peace I could when visiting Botswana! I wanted to learn about the land, community, wildlife and just revel in the fact that I have the pri...

Wildlife in Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan National Park is home to the longest zebra migration in Africa spanning 1000 km. Read about all the wildlife you can expect here....

Walking with Wild Dogs in Mana Pools

The painted wolves have been the heros of BBC's Dynasties. Follow in Sir David Attenborough's footsteps and track the elusive wild dogs of Mana Pools....

The Journey of the Mighty Zambezi

BY DANIA WEINSTEIN   The Zambezi, spanning 2,700 km, is the 4th longest river in Africa, after the Nile, Congo, and Niger. It begins from a spring in north-western Zambia, then twists and turns through 6 countries before emptying into th...

My first trip to Zimbabwe

by ELOISE VAN DEN BERG Magical Mana Pools  The first sight from the air of the mighty Zambezi River took my breath away! This vast expanse of rich green, blue and golden hues greeted us just before sunset. My heart was captured. We had sundowners ...

Flights into Johannesburg, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Zambia

To help you maximise your time on safari we have created a handy ‘connecting flight’ map....

In-Camp Wildlife Celebrities

Our in-camp visitors are the real celebrities - the wildlife that roams the camps on a regular basis....

Why a Solo Safari with ABC?

Many adventurous guests love experiencing Africa and African Bush Camps as solo travellers.  ...

Top Solo Traveller Tips

Solo travel is the new trend and to a degree, it's the socially responsible choice right now. Here's why you should embark on a solo safari with us...

ZIMBABWE - TRAVELLING IN TIMES OF COVID

Travelling during COVID times is easy as ABC! Read about the amazing trip from Matopos to Hwange National Park. trip here. ...

COVID Requirements Travel to Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia

Travel has changed, but we're here to ease your minds and supply you with all the relevant information so you can have a stress-free safari. ...

Victoria Falls on the Zambian or Zimbabwean Side?

Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. This is why you should stay on the Zambian side....

Travel has Changed - 10 Reasons to Choose Africa

Africa has many reasons why it remains a lower risk country to travel to when things start to normalise after COVID-19. Here' some of them....

World Safari Day

Wednesday 25 November 2020 benchmarks a notable day for tourism operators, travellers and communities impacted by the safari industry. ...

Why Travel Local

We have put together a few reasons to book your local safari now. 1. It's more affordable 2. Support your local economy 3. World Heritage Sites...

10 Questions you should be asking as a Responsible Traveller

10 questions any responsible traveller should be asking before booking with a hotel. Hospitality, like other industries, has a responsibility to manage its impact on our planet. As a consumer, we must be conscious of supporting hotels that are playin...

Health Guidelines & Preventative Measures for COVID-19

As we find ourselves adjusting to a new norm, our team has been in camps getting up to date with guidelines and preventative measures going forward....

Your Ultimate Guide to Mana Pools

We fancy ourselves as the experts in Mana Pools National Park. Here's why....

Celebrating South African Heritage on the Open Fire

Our chefs are renowned masters of the open fire, even when they have to carefully heat the grill in some of the most remote wilderness areas....

Louise Orr Solo Safari

"The panache and professionalism of the ABC staff make these adventures so personal for their guests."...

How to Plan a Safari During a Pandemic

Travel advice during coronavirus pandemic, so you can plan your trip with confidence....

2020 Foundation Projects – Latest Developments

While COVID-19 has slowed the industry down and completely changed the way we do things; it hasn’t changed why we do them or our will to do them....

A Travel Bubble - Exclusive-use of Our Camps

Exclusive use of camps | Shared flights between camps | Dedicated camp guides for the group. All this and much, much more!...

The Astounding World of Camouflage

We have a few interesting instances where camouflage has various uses - but for the most part it's to avoid becoming a victim to predation....

Mutualistic Relationships in the African Wild

Nature is full of symbiotic relationships. Mutualism is where one animal might help out another, but only when both parties benefit from the engagement. Here are a few examples of how interconnected the ecosystem can be....

Strange, Villainous Acts in African Wildlife

African wildlife is filled with diversity. Contrasts of the joyous, wonderful moments and dark, twisted behaviours. This is a story of the villains....

Women - The Matriarchal Powerhouses of Africa

The International Women’s Day 2020 theme is “an equal world is an enabled world”. Here is a message from our CEO Beks Ndlovu on the power of women....

The Sinclair Family Safari

"We all had an amazing time. Our family safari exceeded all of our hopes, dreams and expectations."...

An ABC Safari – A Teenage Dream

A safari perspective from a teenage guest at African Bush Camps. KIDS STAY FREE....

Solar Energy and Sustainable Tourism

Will we turn to sustainable practices and renewable energy to help us recover from these unprecedented times?...

Painted Wolf Safari 2019 - Guest Review

A guest review of a painted wolves safari with Nick Dyer and African Bush Camps....

Lessons of Compassion we can Learn from Wildlife

A reflection piece in the time of COVID-19. The humanitarian qualities that make us resilient and how this reflects in wildlife....

How Your Stay Can Help Endangered Species

On May 15th every year we celebrate Endangered Species Day - a day to celebrate and learn about endangered species and how we can protect them. Since conservation forms a big part of African Bush Camps, we have decided to dedicate an entire week to o...

Continuing Vital Projects in Southern Africa

Help us support our Foundation in any way you can. Our world has come to a halt and we remain committed to supporting communities in the areas we operate....

Childhood Friends Explore Zimbabwe & Zambia

Karen Miller and Karen Peterson have known each other since the second grade, growing up in the farming town of Santa Rosa, California. Karen M. had already visited Africa three times and this started getting Karen P’s attention....

Water is Returning to Africa

All our safari camps and lodges are set near important water sources which bring life to all creatures....

Social Distancing in Africa

Keeping a healthy distance apart is a priority for people all over the world these days. Here is the way to keep your distance on a walking safari....

Safari Talks: COVID-19 Tourism, Conservation & Community

After we successfully debuted our first Safari Talk ‘show’, we have decided to make it a series! This is the summary of the first episode if you missed it!...

While You're Away - A Poem from Africa

A poem from Africa in times of COVID19. "Times are uncertain, but this I’ll tell you is true, It’s a time for rest and relaxation, a time to focus on you."...

Vegan Sweet Potato, Spinach and Butternut Lasagna Recipe

Cooped up at home and missing the ‘lodge life’ on the banks of the Zambezi River? Try our Vegan Sweet Potato, Spinach & Butternut Lasagna....

The Rudolph's Family Safari

The Rudolph Family, mom and two daughters, went on a family safari where they explored Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. This is the story of their trip!...

Stacey & Dave's Search for Cecil's Pride

Stacey and Dave travelled to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe to see the legacy of Cecil the lion. They visited Somalisa Camp to see the pride left behind by a legend....

Hwange Game Count Elephant Rescue

The story of the rescue of a baby elephant on the Somalisa Concession during the Hwange Game Count, Zimbabwe....

Why Zimbabwe is a Photographer's Dream

Professional photographer Mike Sutherland takes Marten Heinrichs on a photographic safari through Zimbabwe, in iconic wild areas of Mana Pools National Park and Hwange National Park with African Bush Camps. This is their story....

James & Kathleen get Engaged in Mana Pools!

Celebrating an engagement at Nyamatusi Camp in Mana Pools National Park. Two young adventurers made it official as he popped the question while the lions were roaring in the background....

The Story of Kanga: The Remotest Paradise

Kanga Camp, an inland camp found in Mana Pools National Park has a permanent water pump which has transformed the land bringing back wildlife....

Authentic Africa at Zambezi Expeditions

Zambezi Expeditions is in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. It captures the heart of the perfect safari experience. Read more about this authentic camp....

Guides Training 2020 - A Speech by Beks Ndlovu

Beks Ndlovu Founder and professional guide at African Bush Camps shares his speech behind the scenes at the annual 'Guides Training'...

The 5 Most Romantic Spots at African Bush Camps

We have put together a list of the Top Romantic Spots at African Bush Camps. Included we have romantic candlelit dinners and open-air beds, and for our more adventurous couples, we have shoreline dinners and lookout decks. We've got a spot for every ...

When is the Best Time to Travel to Botswana?

June to October is mostly considered the best season on safari - is that true for Botswana?...

Top 6+ Wildlife Sightings of 2019

Our top wildlife sightings of 2019 caught on video....

Luqmaan on Safari

Luqmaan is a consultant in our offices at African Bush Camps, having only left Cape Town once in, sending him on a trip to see all our 16 camps was quite the adventure for him... Read his story....

Questions about Travelling to Zimbabwe, Answered

Here are the top question about travelling to Zimbabwe, answered. Zimbabwe is a country of great landscapes, cultures and wildlife....

Part 2: Cecil’s Pride

Cecil the lion was lost to hunting. His pride remains, with many who've reigned, so much has happened over 4 years in the Cecil's Pride....

'Twas the Night Before Christmas ‒ on an African Safari

A Christmas Poem about the festive season on safari - for a different experience this holiday....

African Bush Camps Awards: A Summary

The African Bush Camps Awards is a platform we have to celebrate nature in all its glory. From drama to comedy, nature always puts on a performance of a lifetime, we have awarded the best we know from guides to animals....

Part 1: Cecil’s Rise & Fall

Cecil the lion. A legend in Hwange National Park. A true drama, a story of territory, a coming of age and a power struggle of coalitions. Cecil was a force of nature, he exuded a supreme prowess. This is not a story of his death, this is a story of h...

How African Animals Care for their Young

There are many different classes of species in the animal kingdom (birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and mammals) and each have their own unique way of taking care of their young ones....

Our Family-friendly Camps

The joy of introducing your children to their first safari is bound to leave an everlasting impact. For our future nature enthusiasts, African Bush Camps provides an exciting kids program, the Ngwana Club....

8 Unique & Romantic Reasons to Travel With Us

Africa is one of the most idyllic destinations in the world; dusty pink hues of the sunsets, dinners in wild places and experiences that will make your eyes well and your heart swell. It really is a place to behold, but we believe that we offer some ...

6 Unique & Romantic Reasons to Travel With Us

6 Unique & Romantic Reasons to Travel With Us...

8 Reasons Why You Should Travel in Secret Season

The green season is a safari aficionado's best-kept secret. Offering an exclusive experience, this secret season is perfect for birders, photographers and anyone who likes baby animals. The skies put on a display of short, yet captivating thunderstor...

The 10 Best Instagram Posts of 2018

The end of the year is a time to reflect, to look back at a year that seems to fly by in amazement of the memories made, the achievements realised and the friends and connections made. We, at African Bush Camps, decided to get a bit nostalgic and cel...

The 10 Best Instagram Posts of 2018

We, at African Bush Camps, decided to celebrate the most incredible pictures that capture our camps, the fantastic wildlife and the pure beauty of safari....

Tragedy of Tait

**Warning, this blog post contains spoilers for the painted wolf episode of Dynasties** Nick Dyer started his love for the painted wolves in 2013 on a visit to Mana Pools. As an award-winning photographer, he followed and studied the painted wolve...

Tragedy of Tait

Nick Dyer started his love for the painted wolves in 2013 on a visit to Mana Pools. This is his account of seeing Tait, the Alpha female for the last time....

Walking with the wild dogs from Dynasties

The sound of yips, yelps, screams and squabbles is an intriguing sound, but hardly the sound of a sophisticated predator. Yet, African wild dog (or painted wolf) is considered the most successful hunter in Africa. They are a beautiful contradiction i...

A Zimbabwean Adventure with Leah

Leah Humphreys is one of our Safari Aficionados, an expert at travelling in Africa and one of the experts who puts together safaris for guests. Recently she went on a trip to African Bush Camps in Zimbabwe and we thought we would tell the story of he...

Breaking World Records For World Rhino Day

African Bush Camps in association with Brandon Challis visited Prestwich Primary School to raise awareness about World Rhino Day and the plight of Rhino poaching. We contributed to the goal of making the largest Rhino Artwork to get into the Guinness...

6 Unexpected Reasons Why Africa Should Be Your Next Family Holiday

A family holiday is an exciting time to reconnect with your loved ones and a family safari holiday to a luxury safari camp in Zimbabwe or Botswana is the perfect way to do this. Here are our top 6 unexpected reasons why African should be your next fa...

6 Unexpected Reasons Why Africa Should Be Your Next Family Holiday

There are many benefits of going on a family holiday and travelling with children does not mean that you need to give up your wanderlust or put aside your desire to journey around the world. Consider a family vacation to Africa, a continent of great ...

The Importance of Family Holidays

We often take family time for granted. Our daily schedules are so busy that the precious little time we do spend with our families is often of a poor quality. Going on a family holiday is extremely valuable as it allows us to step away from our busy ...

The Importance of Family Holidays

There is nothing more memorable than going on holiday with your family. These days our lives are packed with work, meetings, errands and more. While it is important to spend quality time together as a family, our busy lives often make this hard to do...

Guides Training 2018

An annual event bringing together African Bush Camps guides from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Watch the video to learn more about our Guide Training Workshop 2018....

Guides Training 2018

Hailing from our 11 properties spread across Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, our guides attended the Guides Training Workshop hosted at Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park. In order to consistently cultivate knowledge and passion, African Bush Cam...

Crayons, Crafts and the Ngwana Club

Crayons, Crafts and the Ngwana Club...

Crayons, Crafts and the Cub Club

From Big Five spotting, to nature walks; from cultural excursions to sunset boat cruises, there is something for everyone on our Family Safari. Incredible African safari destinations await exploration with African Bush Camps. In Botswana, discover th...

The Cub Club - Bhubesi's Babies

The Cub Club - Bhubesi's Babies...

The Cub Club - Bhubesi's Babies

Bhubesi's playful cubs have been spotted drinking from the Somalisa Pan. Video taken by: Sandra Arndt. This is the second time Bhubesi, the dominant male has mated with the one of the females of Cecil's Pride. Unfortunately Nobuhles cubs ...

Connecting Flights - What Time Should You Arrive?

Connecting Flights - What Time Should You Arrive?...

Connecting Flights - What Time Should You Arrive?

The research that goes into planning a safari itinerary to some of the remote, pristine wildlife areas on the African continent can sometimes be an intricate experience. To help you maximise your time on safari we have created a handy ‘connecting fli...

The Rains Down In Africa

The Rains Down In Africa...

The Rains Down In Africa

The Green Season in Southern Africa continues in to February, which sees summer [...]...

Ellie Bamber Announces African Bush Camps Foundation Ambassadorship

Ellie Bamber Announces African Bush Camps Foundation Ambassadorship...

Ellie Bamber Announces African Bush Camps Foundation Ambassadorship

In July 2017, British Actress, Ellie Bamber came on safari with African Bush Camps and fell in love not only with African wildlife, but the people as well. She visited some of the projects run by the ABCF on the outskirts of Hwange National Park and ...

New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge...

New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Recognised as one of the most iconic safari lodges in Zimbabwe, we are thrilled to announce the re-opening of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge under the African Bush Camps banner. Bumi Hills is lauded for having the best panoramic view of Lake Kariba and has ...

Design the Future of Safari

Design the Future of Safari...

Design the Future of Safari

African Bush Camps has partnered with Eleven Magazine for their eighth international architecture & design competition, ‘Safari: Zimbabwe 2017’. The challenge calls on creatives from all around the world to design innovative concepts for a Su...

Trading Post: Thorntree River Lodge

Trading Post: Thorntree River Lodge...

Trading Post: Thorntree River Lodge

The Thorntree River Lodge Trading Post, the first in a series of small shops in some of our properties is up and running! Traditionally defined as a small settlement for trading, typically in a remote area, you can find all sorts of curios made local...

Khayelitshe

Khayelitshe...

Khayelitshe

Situated in the heart of the Matopo Hills, just outside the boundary of the National Park lies Khayelitshe. Enclosed by the iconic balancing rocks and surrounded by a natural amphitheater of massive boulders, Khayelitshe got its name from the Ndebele...

Family Values: Lion Cubs and Wild Dog Pups

Family Values: Lion Cubs and Wild Dog Pups...

Family Values: Lion Cubs and Wild Dog Pups

The Khwai Community Area, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the famous Okavango Delta Region in Botswana has been earning a reputation for exceptional wildlife sightings for many years. Khwai Tented Camp is situated perfectly to take advantage of ...

Lewis Mangaba: Unsung Hero Nomination

Lewis Mangaba: Unsung Hero Nomination...

Lewis Mangaba: Unsung Hero Nomination

We are thrilled and delighted to announce that Lewis Mangaba, one of our best-loved and most respected professional guides, has been nominated for a PURE Award. The ‘Unsung Hero’ award recognises the dedication and passion of guides who go an extra m...

Safari Logistics- Opening up Zimbabwe to the World

Safari Logistics- Opening up Zimbabwe to the World...

Safari Logistics- Opening up Zimbabwe to the World

Due to low numbers in travel to Zimbabwe over the last few years, guests looking to fly between local destinations, such as Victoria Falls to Mana Pools, would have to book and pay for a private air charter. This is a very expensive way to travel par...

African Bush Camps Sales Team Visits Thorntree River Lodge

African Bush Camps Sales Team Visits Thorntree River Lodge...

African Bush Camps Sales Team Visits Thorntree River Lodge

Last weekend, the African Bush Camps sales team of safari aficionados took some time to visit our newly opened property, Thorntree River Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. In order to give the right recommendations to guests, it was important that the sal...

Getting to Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia - African Bush Camps Safari Destinations

Getting to Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia - African Bush Camps Safari Destinations...

Getting to Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia - African Bush Camps Safari Destinations

The research that goes into planning a safari itinerary to some of the remote, pristine wildlife areas on the African continent can sometimes be an intricate experience. Which is why we have created this easy to read breakdown of some of our recommen...

Makhosi: A Wildlife Diary

Learner Guide Makhosi shares his story with us. ‘It’s safe to say that from then he knew what he wanted to be, a fire had been ignited within and the flames would not die.’ Makhosi has endured a long journey, with lots of ups and downs. Eve...

Makhosi: A Wildlife Diary

Makhosi: A Wildlife Diary...

Thorntree River Lodge- Where Adventure Awaits the Passionate Traveller

We are proud to announce that we have welcomed the first guests to our own slice of paradise. Thorntree River Lodge, named as one of the top luxury hotel openings of 2017 by Travel + Style Magazine, is now open for bookings. Thorntree River Lo...

Thorntree River Lodge- Where Adventure Awaits the Passionate Traveller

Thorntree River Lodge- Where Adventure Awaits the Passionate Traveller...

African Bush Camps Scoops Two Wins at the We Are Africa Innovation Awards

Beks Ndolvu, CEO of African Bush Camps, won the Shape Africa award. The award is dedicated to individuals with long standing and continual passion for the continent and the industry, one who has contributed to shaping positive perceptions of Africa a...

African Bush Camps Scoops Two Wins at the We Are Africa Innovation Awards

African Bush Camps Scoops Two Wins at the We Are Africa Innovation Awards...

Increasing the African Bush Camps Footprint in the Australasian Market

African Bush Camps has recently entered into a partnership with Ynot Concepts, a cutting-edge boutique agency in Sydney, Australia. Ynot Concepts will support African Bush Camps in the Australasian market in sales, marketing and PR. With over 21 year...

Increasing the African Bush Camps Footprint in the Australasian Market

Increasing the African Bush Camps Footprint in the Australasian Market...

Thorntree River Lodge FAQs

We are delighted to announce the launch of Thorntree River Lodge, the fabulous new addition to the African Bush Camps portfolio. Thorntree River Lodge opens in May 2017 on the shores of the Zambezi River within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. In the...

Thorntree River Lodge FAQs

Thorntree River Lodge FAQs...

We Are Africa Innovation Awards

Beks Ndlovu - Shape Africa Award Nomination Beks Ndlovu qualified as a professional guide in 1999 and spent some time learning the industry before his roots called him home to Hwange National Park. In 2006, he opened Somalisa Camp, the first in a un...

We Are Africa Innovation Awards

We Are Africa Innovation Awards...

Shaun McMinn - Our Favourite Zimbabwean Videographer

Hailing from Bulawayo, Shaun McMinn is African Bush Camps favoured videographer. Having been ferried into photography at the tender age of 13, a young Shaun took the opportunity to learn a lot from his brother whilst on family holidays. After school,...

Shaun McMinn - Our Favourite Zimbabwean Videographer

Shaun McMinn - Our Favourite Zimbabwean Videographer...

Rita Pires, African Bush Camps Chief Marketing Officer

“I moved to Africa 7 years ago, so that I could work closer to my passion - nature. For me, the only thing that made sense was to work with companies that have a strong ethical code when it comes to green and organic living and that believe in invest...

Rita Pires, African Bush Camps Chief Marketing Officer

Rita Pires, African Bush Camps Chief Marketing Officer...

Guides Training Workshop at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

“We at African Bush Camps understand that in order to be the best in the industry, training is imperative for all departments.  I, Nic Polenakis, am responsible for the guide training throughout our African Bush Camps properties in both Botswana and ...

Guides Training Workshop at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Guides Training Workshop at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge...

Thorntree River Lodge, Site Inspection of African Bush Camps Newest Development

As the water plunges noisily down generations of basalt gorges, an iridescent mist can be seen for more than 20 kms away. The largest curtain of falling water in the world, Victoria Falls stands at an altitude of 915m above mean sea level (a.m.s.l), ...

Thorntree River Lodge, Site Inspection of African Bush Camps Newest Development

Thorntree River Lodge, Site Inspection of African Bush Camps Newest Development...

Nic Polenakis on Cecil's Pride

This week, Nic Polenakis wows us all again with another fantastic story that sent shivers down our spines. Recently our excitement was heightened when Nic and Cloud spotted an Egyptian Vulture in Mana Pools National Park. Egyptian Vultures are only r...

Nic Polenakis on Cecil's Pride

Nic Polenakis on Cecil's Pride...

Hwange Game Count winner, Ashleigh

Every year since 1972 around late September/early October, under a full moon, Hwange National Park invites anyone for what is one of the most jaw dropping experiences in Zimbabwe - The Hwange Game Count. Here, teams usually consisting between 2 to 4 ...

Hwange Game Count winner, Ashleigh

Hwange Game Count winner, Ashleigh...

Nic Polenakis shares his feedback

Nic Polenakis, selected by National Geographic Traveller as one of the “10 Great Tour Guides Who Can Transform Your Trip” in 2011, is a premier Southern African guide who we, at African Bush Camps, are proud to have guiding for us much of the year. H...

Nic Polenakis shares his feedback

Nic Polenakis shares his feedback...

New Regulations for Travelling with Children - Botswana

Please note that as of the 1st October 2016, the Botswana Government updated their laws concerning travelling with minors. The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs informs the general public and travel industry that it has imposed ...

New Regulations for Travelling with Children - Botswana

New Regulations for Travelling with Children - Botswana...

Top Billing features Somalisa Camp

Top Billing recently chose to showcase Somalisa Camp in a segment on their show. Top Billing is South Africa’s best loved and highest rated lifestyle television programme. The crew consisted of Lorna Maseko, one of the lovely Top Billing presenters,...

Top Billing features Somalisa Camp

Top Billing features Somalisa Camp...

10 Years of Authentic Safari Experiences

A Brief History of African Bush Camps African Bush Camps was born out of a desire to reclaim the authentic safari experience. Beks Ndlovu, owner and CEO of African Bush Camps had a dream to create a portfolio of camps which not only reincarnated the...

10 Years of Authentic Safari Experiences

10 Years of Authentic Safari Experiences...

#LearnOnSafari Competition Winner!

Congratulations, Kelsea Lee! Thank you to everyone who participated in the #LearnOnSafari competition... we had some truly incredible entries! The winning photo, voted for by Greg Du Toit, 2013 Wildlife Photographer Of the Year  won because "it ca...

#LearnOnSafari Competition Winner!

Kelsea Lee the winner of our African Bush Camps #LearnOnSafari photo competition is announced....

The Chase: Wild dogs vs. a young kudu

Warning: content may be offensive to sensitive viewers Receiving news that the pans around Kanga Camp in Mana Pools National Park are dry means that there has been a ton of action around camp - this being the only water source for miles! Guests ...

The Chase: Wild dogs vs. a young kudu

VIDEO - Guests on Safari with African Bush Camps get rare opportunity to watch two wild dogs chasing and bringing down a young kudu at Kanga Camp Mana Pools...

The Super Sensory Safari

A Safari Experience Unlike Any Other African Bush Camps is pioneering the experiential safari concept through the creation of our Super Sensory Safari. This set departure itinerary will launch in April & November 2017 and April & June 2018, ...

The Super Sensory Safari

The Super Sensory Safari...

Zooming around Zim with Betty & Kate

My colleague Kate and I went on a one-week self-drive trip around Zimbabwe in May 2016. We started in Harare and made our way through the Eastern Highlands, Gonarezhou National Park, Great Zimbabwe Ruins and Matobo National Park before finishing our ...

Zooming around Zim with Betty & Kate

My colleague Kate and I went on a one-week self-drive trip around Zimbabwe in May 2017. We started in Harare and made our way through the Eastern Highlands, Gonarezhou National Park, Great Zimbabwe an...

Mayeso Banda: A Journey from Builder to Learner Guide and Beyond

Mayeso’s dream has been to follow in his father’s footsteps. He is studying to become a fully qualified Professional Guide. In the African Travel Industry, it is well known that the qualification process of becoming a Professional Guide in Zimbabwe ...

Mayeso Banda: A Journey from Builder to Learner Guide and Beyond

Mayeso Banda: A Journey from Builder to Learner Guide and Beyond...

Zambezi Expeditions Upgrades to Modern Meru-style Tents

Zambezi Expeditions is an exclusive luxury mobile tented camp overlooking the majestic Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. The rustic feel of the camp allows guests to really connect to nature in a way that is unencumbered by the fas...

Zambezi Expeditions Upgrades to Modern Meru-style Tents

Zambezi Expeditions is one of the absolute best ways to experience Mana Pools National Park, along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The Meru-style tents offer the kind of intimacy with nature th...

#LearnOnSafari with African Bush Camps: The Pangolin

The Pangolin On World Environment Day 2016, launched by the United Nations Environment Programme, we celebrate and raise awareness for one of the most endangered species in the world. In fact the Sunda (Malay) pangolin is the most trafficked mammal ...

#LearnOnSafari with African Bush Camps: The Pangolin

Learn on Safari with African Bush Camps. View our infographic on the Pangolin...

Introducing our newest guide at Somalisa Camp - Lewis Mangaba

We are delighted to confirm that the well-known and highly acclaimed Lewis Mangaba has joined our exceptional guiding team at Somalisa in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Hailing from a family rooted in the African wilderness, Lewis grew up on the bo...

Introducing our newest guide at Somalisa Camp - Lewis Mangaba

Introducing our newest guide at Somalisa Camp - Lewis Mangaba...

Lunar Rainbow Special Package

African Bush Camps launches a "Lunar Rainbow" Special Package Featuring the full moon, lunar rainbow experience at Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site "Each full moon the Victoria Falls rainforest re-opens in the evening for special tours to ...

Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia receive Zimbabwe’s first Gold Certification from Green Tourism

As we celebrate World Wildlife Day with the 2016 theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”, African Bush Camps is proud to confirm that our Somalisa and Somalisa Acacia Camps were awarded the first Gold certification from Green Tourism, the larg...

Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia receive Zimbabwe’s first Gold Certification from Green Tourism

Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia receive Zimbabwe’s first Gold Certification from Green Tourism...

A gathering of our guides - Sharing of Knowledge and Passion

We held a training workshop, bringing all of our guides together to learn and share together In order to consistently increase and refresh the knowledge, passion and experiences of our Guiding Teams, African Bush Camps has undertaken an Annual Guide...

A gathering of our guides - Sharing of Knowledge and Passion

A gathering of our guides - Sharing of Knowledge and Passion...

Special Offer: Experience Somalisa Camp with Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013, Greg du Toit

African Bush Camps are delighted to share a unique opportunity to our friends and supporters as we welcome 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner, Greg du Toit into Somalisa Camp for an entire week during the month of February 2017. Greg will ...

Special Offer: Experience Somalisa Camp with Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013, Greg du Toit

Special Offer: Experience Somalisa Camp with Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013, Greg du Toit...

Khwai Tented Camp Open For The Season (Rebuild Postponed)

Therefore we have made the decision to postpone the start of our development to November 2016. This means that we can now service existing and NEW bookings without interruption or inconvenience between now and November 2016. Please note that all ...

A Pride to be Proud of - Cecil’s Pride

On the 1st July 2015 a beautiful majestic male lion, fondly known as Cecil, was tragically hunted and killed on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. What followed was nothing short of miraculous....

A Pride to be Proud of - Cecil’s Pride

A Pride to be Proud of - Cecil’s Pride...

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Sleepout under the stars

Sleepout under the stars This exclusive safari is only available 3 months out of the year! Combining Linyanti Expeditions and any of our Somalisa Camps gives you the unique opportunity to experience the mesmerising African stars in both Zimbab...

Our Sustainability Journey

Find out more about working for African Bush Camps....

Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2022

Terms and Conditions An entry for this competition is only valid if the entrant has done the following: Voted for our camps on https://www.cntraveler.com/RCA/VOTE Taken a screenshot or photo of their entry; and Emailed or otherwise se...

Romantic safari 2022

A romantic safari The thrill of the chase, the beauty of the picturesque scenery, and the feeling of belonging you experience when on a African safari is always better together. Experience an authentic romantic safari with us, whether it’s a honeymo...

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Receive 25% off our ultimate adventure safari and stay at three of African Bush Camps’ best Zimbabwean properties. Start your adventure at our famous Kanga Camp, home to the “armchair safari” where the animals of Mana Pools come to drink at the wate...

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UP TO 10% OFF The benefits of long-stay travel are unparalleled. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people, experience foreign cultures and hospitality, push your boundaries, and operate outside of your comfort zone, all of which can be incred...

Mana Madness Special

Receive 50% off flights with Safari Logistics in and out of Mana Pools National Park, when staying at selected African Bush Camps Zimbabwean properties, with a minimum of 3 nights at Kanga Camp. Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the so...

Mana Madness Special

Receive 50% off flights with Safari Logistics in and out of Mana Pools National Park, when staying at selected African Bush Camps Zimbabwean properties, with a minimum of 3 nights at Kanga Camp. Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the so...

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Adventures abroad can be daunting and travel protection services are essential – just in case! African Bush Camps is committed to excellence in every aspect of your trip experience, especially when it comes to safety. That’s why we are a Global R...

Lower Zambezi National Park (Southern Zambia)

A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site home From Victoria Falls, you can follow the Zambezi River downstream. There, you'll find one of Africa's best-kept areas of land: the Lower Zambezi National Park. It's located just on the other side of the river...

Khayelitshe House

Exclusive-use in Matobo Hills Spend your time surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of massive boulders in the heart of the Matobo Hills, just outside the boundary of the national park. The private land around Khayelitshe House covers over 1200 acr...

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BOTSWANA CITIZEN & RESIDENTS SPECIAL 2022

CITIZEN & RESIDENTS SPECIAL P2450.00 per person per night *P2750.00 per person supplement for public holiday weeks, festive dates, etc. VALID FOR TRAVEL UP UNTIL 31 March 2022 ...

LUXURY BOTSWANA SPECIAL

New Year Special Only R3675 pppn Valid for travel until 31 March 2022 ...

Zambia Exclusive Locals Only Special

Festive Season Special Only USD 342 pppn Valid for travel until 31 March 2022 ...

Zimbabwe Exclusive Locals Only Special

Experience the best of Zimbabwe's wildlife Only USD 342 pppn Valid for travel until 31 March 2022 ...

LONGSTAY SPECIAL

Make the most of your African Safari by immersing yourself in the wild and get a discount at the same time! The longer you stay, the more you save and the more amazing the memories. At any combination of African Bush Camps properties i...

Ray's Pan Sleepout

Sleepout under the stars Introducing our newest authentic safari experience - the Somalisa Sleep-Out. Our award-winning Somalisa Concession recently unveiled our Sleep-Out on the beautiful Ray’s Pan Deck. This deck offers our guests the opp...

Festive Season on Safari

A different type of holiday season.   Take the stress off hosting and cooking for the family by joining us on an all-inclusive safari this festive season.   ...

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A different type of holiday season.   Take the stress off hosting and cooking for the family by joining us on an all-inclusive safari this festive season.   ...

Khwai Bush Camp Special

Only BWP 2450 pppn* Khwai Bush Camp Special Stay at our Khwai Bush Camp and explore the Khwai Community Concession. Set on the banks of the Khwai River in a forest of sycamore and leadwood trees, Khwai Bush Camp offers spectacular views into the ...

Locals Only Luxury Safari Special

Only BWP 9520 pps* Includes 3 nights, all-inclusive accommodation and road transfers from Maun.   ...

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MEDICAL PROCEDURES & EMERGENCY EVACUATION As we find ourselves adjusting to a new norm, our team has been in camps serving as guardians of wildlife, patrolling the lands on foot, and most importantly getting up to date with guidelines and preven...

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3 NOCHES MÍNIMO - 1 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2021-31 DE MARZO DE 2022 ALÓJESE EN CUALQUIERA DE NUESTROS LODGES DE 1 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2021 AL 31 DE MARZO DE 2022 & RECIBE TARIFAS CON DESCUENTO - ¡HASTA UN 45% DE DESCUENTO! ...

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3 NIGHTS MINIMUM – 1 DEC 2021 – 31 MARCH 2022 STAY AT ANY OF OUR FEATURED CAMPS FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2021 TO 31 MARCH 2022 & RECEIVE DISCOUNTED RATES – UP TO 45% OFF! ...

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About us 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...

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KHWAI LEADWOOD Set within the Okavango Delta’s community-run Khwai Concession, this beautiful camp is tucked under the trees on the edge of the Khwai River. This river is all that separates the iconic Moremi Game Reserve and the concession, with hip...

ZIM LOCAL SPECIAL

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Set on a range of remote hills in one of Zimbabwe’s finest wilderness locations, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is utterly captivating. With the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, this haven of serenity overlooks the eternal shimme...

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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 o...

Romantic Safari Experiences

The thrill of the chase, the beauty of the picturesque scenery, and the feeling of belonging you experience when on an African safari is always better together. Experience an authentic romantic safari with us, whether it's a honeymoon, a golden anniv...

Solo Safari Experiences

Travelling on your own is liberating! You get to do what you want, exactly how you want to. There's no need to compromise on what you want to get out of your safari experience, especially if it is your very first time. An African safari is filled wi...

Adventure Safari Experiences

Are you geared up for your next adventure? An African safari is ideal for any traveler looking for an adrenaline rush or a bucket list experience. The African bush is filled with iconic scenery, fantastic adventures and memorable experiences. We'll ...

Family Safari Experiences

A family safari in Africa is a special experience Spending quality time with loved ones, while exploring Africa's vast wildernesses together, meeting the warm and welcoming cultures, and sharing in their excitement is a truly unforgettable experienc...

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Thorntree River Lodge

$295 per person per night - Full Board, Drinks and 2 activities (Sunset Cruise and Massage) Kids 7 - 15 pay 50% *T&Cs Apply...

BOTSWANA CITIZEN & RESIDENTS SPECIAL

CITIZEN & RESIDENTS SPECIAL P2950.00 per person per night *P300.00 per person supplement for long weekends and public holidays VALID FOR TRAVEL UP UNTIL 31 March 2022 ...

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ABCF Auction T&C

This auction is available only to individuals over the age of 18. The prize being auctioned is  A one-of-a-kind commissioned artwork of Cecil the lion by artist John Talbot  Two nights for two at Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe  A signed co...

MANA MADNESS SPECIAL

Receive discounted rates on flights When you book with Safari Logistics in and out of Mana Pools National Park. ...

LONG STAY SPECIAL

UP TO 10% OFF At any combination of African Bush Camps properties in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spend 6 or more nights in our camps for the long stay special to apply.UP TO 10% OFF ...

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Our Camps Founded by professional guide Beks Ndlovu, African Bush Camps has 15 luxury tented camps and lodges in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We offer extraordinary wildlife and safari experiences in some of Africa’s most untouched areas. Explo...

SECRET SEASON SPECIAL

3 NIGHTS MINIMUM – 1 NOV 2021 – 31 MARCH 2022 STAY AT ANY OF OUR FEATURED CAMPS FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2021 TO 31 MARCH 2022 & RECEIVE DISCOUNTED RATES – UP TO 45% OFF! ...

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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 desi...

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Wild and Luxurious African Safaris Founded by professional guide Beks Ndlovu, African Bush Camps aims to grow and specialise in luxury tented camps and lodges in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We offer extraordinary wildlife and safari experience...

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