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Somalisa Sleep-Out

An Enthralling Experience Under Africa’s Starry Canopy At Somalisa Sleep-Out, drift off under Zimbabwe’s dazzling night sky and witness Africa like never before. Relax and unwind as you immerse amid the stars and wildlife of Hwange National Pa...

The Lady Jacqueline Experience

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

Sungani Lodge

AN AUTHENTIC SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUTH LUANGWA A passion for Africa and each family member’s unique set of skills have wrought Sungani Lodge and Kulandila Camp. It is a joy to tell you that the majority of what you will find at both properties ...

Palm River Hotel

Palm River Hotel The Palm River Hotel offers 73 rooms of unparalleled luxury situated along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Falls.   The fam...

Mpala Jena Camp

Mpala Jena Camp Mpala Jena is a boutique safari camp positioned along the beautiful tree-laden banks of the Zambezi River. The camp epitomizes ‘barefoot luxury’ with playfully scalloped thatched roofs, soft sand floors and a beach bar overlooking th...

Boschendal Farm

Boschendal Farm Guest accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Cottage 1685, to beautifully restored farm cottages. With an emphasis on stylish simplicity, the guest cottages are authentic and rural yet contemporary in charac...

Puku Ridge Camp

Puku Ridge Camp Puku Ridge Camp is in a remote part of the South Luangwa NP, overlooking a wildlife-rich lagoon where there is seemingly always something to see. The camp was rebuilt completely in 2019 after its purchase from Sanctuary Retreats by C...

Atzaró Okavango Camp

Sustainable Luxury in the Heart of the Okavango Delta Our third Icon Experience, Atzaró Okavango Camp, is located in one of the most ecologically diverse regions on the globe: Botswana’s revered Okavango Delta. An oasis accessible only via helicopte...

Khwai Lediba

Khwai Lediba African Bush Camps is excited to announce the opening of Khwai Lediba, a luxury tented safari camp located along the banks of the Khwai River in the Khwai Concession of Botswana. Indulge in a breathtaking African safari experience at K...

Chikunto Safari Lodge

AN AUTHENTIC SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUTH LUANGWA Experience a luxurious safari in a pristine environment along the renowned Luangwa River. Chikunto Safari Lodge is located within South Luangwa National Park, about an hour's drive from the Mfuwe ...

Future Found Sanctuary

Nestled on the slopes of Cape Town's Iconic Table Mountain Future Found Sanctuary is nestled at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain. The sanctuary offers one of few private,  mountainous safaris on the slopes of one of the Seven Wonders of the Nat...

Latitude 15

Social. Stylish. Surprising. Sustainable. Latitude 15° is a stylish, contemporary and luxurious hotel located on the southeast corner of Lusaka, 20 minutes from the city centre and 30 minutes from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The luxury, st...

The Residence by Atzaró

Award-Winning Luxury The Residence by Atzaró is a magnificent mid-century rental villa located on the slopes of Table Mountain. The modern villa offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Table Mountain national park, the metropolitan bowl, Lion's ...

Amanzi Lodge

Set in the Heart of Harare Amanzi is one of the most beautiful boutique lodges located in the centre of Harare, Zimbabwe. A stay at Amanzi Lodge, which has a 5-star rating, is certainly a wonderful African experience, with its gorgeous waterfalls an...

The Cape Cadogan

ESCAPE THE CITY The Cape Cadogan is housed in a beautiful, antique building that was made a national monument in 1984. The building was built in both the Georgian and Victorian styles. Many of the original features have been preserved and have been ...

Farmhouse 58

The Birthplace of Humankind Farmhouse 58 is inspired by its history, converting an old dairy, farmhouse, and shed to create consciously aligned mixed-use and multi-dimensional spaces. Rooms, lounges, coworking space, reading and writing rooms, La...

Azura Benguerra

Award-Winning Luxury This is without a doubt the most sleek and fashionable of Mozambique's rising number of upscale beach hotels. Take the thatched lounge and Star Bar, for example, which open directly onto the beach and are equipped with an eclect...

Lolebezi

The Jewel of the Lower Zambezi Renowned for its thriving elephant herds, packs of wild dogs, and abundant leopards, Lolebezi is a beacon of wildlife diversity. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park - one o...

Khwai Leadwood

Stay at this Prime Location in Botswana, Just off the Banks of the Khwai River 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 separ...

The Peech Hotel

Bustling City The Peech Hotel was built in the 1950s. Originally, it was a family home for over 40 years. James Peech purchased the property in 2002 and the Peech Hotel opened its doors in 2004. Since then, it has been repaired and transformed into ...

Linyanti Expeditions

An Adventure Under the African Sky Experience a life-changing safari at our seasonal camp located on the southern banks of the Linyanti River in northern Botswana. The true art of safari is waking up with the crisp dawn air to the sound of birds rej...

Nyamatusi Mahogany

A Premier Family Safari Destination on the Zambezi River   Nyamatusi Mahogany, one of our celebrated Signature Experiences, is located within the heart of Mana Pools National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after its four permanent wateri...

Nyamatusi Camp

A Wildlife Haven on the Zambezi River   One of our Signature Experiences, Nyamatusi Camp is nestled within Mana Pools National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Zambezi River. The name ‘Mana Pools’ (meaning ‘Four Pools’) originates from the...

Khayelitshe House

Discover Khayelitshe House, a secluded retreat nestled in the heart of Matobo Hills Bordering the Matobo National Park, the exclusive-use villa draws its name from the local Ndebele language, ‘Ekhaya’ and ‘Litshe’, Home in the Rocks. Hidden amongst ...

Linyanti Ebony

The Perfect Family Safari in the Chobe Enclave Even amongst the most discerning of travellers, the Linyanti Channel is fast becoming Botswana’s most sought-after wildlife haven. Nestled between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, Linyanti is...

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

A Lavish Riverside Retreat on the Zambezi River Thorntree River Lodge is situated along the picturesque banks of Zambia’s Zambezi River, nestled within Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. This setting seamlessly merges the tranquil ambiance of the Zambezi ...

Zambezi Expeditions

An Exclusive Mobile Camp overlooking the majestic Zambezi River Zambezi Expeditions showcases one of the most magnificent settings in  Zimbabwe’s  iconic  Mana Pools National Park. Comfortable yet classic, the semi-mobile camp offers the kind of int...

Kanga Expeditions

Magnetic Moments in the Wild Kanga Expeditions is a wild untouched paradise within a private concession in Mana Pools National Park. In this remote southwestern stretch, vlei lines, mopane woodland and riverine forests give way to intriguing discove...

Somalisa Expeditions

An authentic, original safari experience in Hwange National Park Somalisa Expeditions exudes adventure and brings you face to face with Africa’s giants. Sit in your armchair and watch nature venture to you. Somalisa Expeditions is a place of bonfire...

Somalisa Acacia

Family-friendly Safari Camp in Hwange National Park Trees represent rooting and connection, which is one of the reasons why our family-friendly camps are named after our favourite African trees. The acacia tree is one of the richest symbols of Afric...

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

Three-time Award-Winning Tented Camp in the Heart of Hwange National Park Zimbabwe's Leading Tented Safari Camp - World Travel Awards 2019, 2020 & 2021 Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the golden savannah plains of Hwange. A ...

Safari

Zambia Southern Circuit

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...

2025 Foundation Hosted Impact Safari

Hosted Impact Safari Overview Our 2025 hosted impact safari is an unforgettable 10-night safari for 12 guests in 6 luxury tents that covers 4 breathtaking African Bush Camps destinations while raising funds for our local Founda...

Heritage of Zimbabwe

Renowned for being in one of Africa’s finest wildlife havens, these are some of the animals you can expect to see during your Heritage of Zimbawe safari, wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare ...

Authentic Mana Pools Extended - Bumi Hills & Palm River Hotel

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Authentic Mana Pools Extended - Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Authentic Mana Pools Extended - Nyamatusi Camp

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Luxury Okavango Extended - Palm River Hotel

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Luxury Okavango Extended - Thorntree River Lodge

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Authentic Botswana Extended - Palm River Hotel

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Luxury Zambezi Extended - Thorntree River Lodge

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Emerald Season Botswana Extended - Thorntree River Lodge

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Luxury Zimbabwe Extended - Somalisa Camp

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Authentic Zimbabwe Extended - Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Included in Rates: Accommodation All inter-camp transfers All meals Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne Laundry Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safar...

Authentic Botswana

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...

Emerald Season Botswana

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...

Authentic Mana Pools

In Mana Pools National Park, walking safaris are a big focus, as 70% of the region is only traversable by foot. Here, you can set off on game drives, get out of your vehicle with your professional walking guide and approach the likes of lions and pai...

Luxury 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...

Magic of Three Countries

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...

Luxury Okavango

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...

Icon 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...

Luxury 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...

Zambezi Family Adventure

Safari Overview This is a perfect family safari for first-time visitors to Zimbabwe and is safe for younger children while also offering incredible game viewing for the whole family. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge sits high on a hill overlooking Lake Karib...

Women Empowerment Safari

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 ...

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

Safari Overview Zambia is known for being one of Africa's hidden gems. The country offers a unique, authentic taste of Africa, along with a rich game experience and the most picturesque scenery. We have curated the perfect itinerary to give you the ...

Botswana and Zambia Luxury

Safari Overview We've curated a brand new safari itinerary that includes a stay at our brand new, luxurious Lolebezi river lodge. We made sure that this itinerary combines the very best of Zambia and Botswana. Now, you are able to experience our ico...

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...

Nxai Pan to Vic Falls Safari

Safari Overview Explore the diversity of Botswana and Zambia on this wonderful 9 night safari. Experience the contrast of the lagoons and crystal-clear waterways of the Okavango delta, the expansive salt pans and open grasslands of Nxai Pan and the...

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...

Learner Development Safari

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 safar...

Destinations

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 & 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 Fa...

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...

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

African Bush Camps Foundation and Mashura: A Philanthropic Partnership

This year, we've put together the"Move for Education" initiative. Our objective is to provide support to 2000 children across multiple school communities aided by the ABCF. This support includes the provision of stationary packs, meals, and learner a...

Amber Season FAQs

What is the weather like in Amber Season? October and November are our heartlands’ hottest months, with daytime temperatures reaching anywhere from 88°F (31°C) to upwards of 95°F (35°C). The clear skies, low humidity, and sparse vegetation make fo...

ABCF: The Power of Sport, Community, and Collaboration

This year, we've put together the"Move for Education" initiative. Our objective is to provide support to 2000 children across multiple school communities aided by the ABCF. This support includes the provision of stationary packs, meals, and learner a...

ABCF: Partnering to Conserve the Lower Zambezi

This year, we've put together the"Move for Education" initiative. Our objective is to provide support to 2000 children across multiple school communities aided by the ABCF. This support includes the provision of stationary packs, meals, and learner a...

Experiencing Botswana Magic Through the Eyes of Ruifeng

Approaching Linyanti by helicopter, we were greeted by a vast grassland with its aesthetic color palette of warm yellow, lemon yellow, apple green, and moss green, where water flowed and glittered in the sunlight. It was the sheer beauty that relieve...

African Bush Camps Foundation: Vision 2030

This year, we've put together the"Move for Education" initiative. Our objective is to provide support to 2000 children across multiple school communities aided by the ABCF. This support includes the provision of stationary packs, meals, and learner a...

The World Pursuit Visits Linyanti

African Bush Camps' Linyanti sanctuary is an adventurer's haven in Botswana's wilderness, and one of the best places to safari in Africa. Positioned between the Greater Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, this untamed paradise teems with wild...

Move for Education: Back-to-School 2024

This year, we've put together the"Move for Education" initiative. Our objective is to provide support to 2000 children across multiple school communities aided by the ABCF. This support includes the provision of stationary packs, meals, and learner a...

The Healing Powers of Mother Nature: By Dania Weinstein

On my latest African safari through Botswana and Zimbabwe, I had this feeling over and over again. With so much going on in the world - war, division, destruction - safari is a constant source of joy, peace and wonder for me. The African bush has bec...

Why You Should Travel Sustainably

Sustainable travel holds profound importance for various reasons. Firstly, it plays a pivotal role in preserving the environment. Traditional tourism often leaves an indelible mark on the ecosystems, contributing to issues like pollution, waste accum...

World Safari Day: Contributing to a Sustainable Africa

An African safari offers a unique experience, allowing you to witness wildlife up close, observe natural wonders, immerse in diverse cultures, and reconnect with the earth. And if you're seeking luxury, imagine savoring a drink while watching the sun...

The Annual CECT Sports Tournament 2023

This year we hosted the annual CECT sports tournament at Satau Primary School in Botswana. This sporting event recommenced last year after a 2-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was an exciting and action-packed day as Kacikau Primary School...

10 African Bush Camps to Book for Every Wildlife Bucket list

For intentional travel this year and beyond, our guides have recommended six camps renowned for unmatched wildlife sightings of some of Africa's most treasured wild animals. And you needn't wait to book!...

Our Annual Guides Training: The Heart of Your African Safari Experience

At African Bush Camps, we believe a genuine African safari experience is deeply rooted in the expertise, passion, and intuitive nature of the guide. Our guides are experts in immersing you in the splendor of the African bush, its wildlife and its peo...

The African Buffalo: Everything You Need to Know

The African buffalo is one of Africa's "big five" animals, along with lions, leopards, rhinos, and elephants. Both male and female buffalos have big, sharp horns. They have great eyesight, hearing, and smell, mainly to spot lions, their main threat. ...

What to Expect on a Impact Safari with African Bush Camps?

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 the Afric...

What to Expect on a Safari with Teenagers at ABC by Karl Parkinson

Our Head of Partnerships at ABC, Karl Parkinson, recently visited two of our most popular family safari camps with his wife, daughter and teen sons, on their first "fly-in" family safari in Southern Africa. He shared their experiences with us in grea...

What to Expect on a Family Safari with African Bush Camps

Embarking on a family safari in Southern Africa is a truly extraordinary adventure that offers a multitude of amazing experiences, and the opportunity to make everlasting memories with the people you love....

Introducing Our Three Most Popular Safari Types

At African Bush Camps, our safari experience goes beyond simply checking animals off your list. We believe in providing you with a holistic experience that allows you to connect with Southern Africa on a deeper level. At our camps......

ABCF Female Guides Program: Changing the Face of the Safari Industry

Our Female Guides program aims to develop female safari guides through skills training, mentorship, job shadowing, and rotations at African Bush Camps. Our Female Guides program is a two-year program that offers theory, practical, and on-the-job trai...

Hyena vs. Wild Dog: How to Spot the Difference

Ever wondered what the difference is between the African wild dog and the Hyena. We've listed some key characteristics and distinctions between the African wild dog and the hyena in this guide. ...

Introducing Our Intimate Heartlands

Our intimate heartlands are located in the heart of Southern Africa. Our professional guides are fueled by an insatiable passion, who possess an intimate knowledge of the land down to every crevice and up to its every peak....

Reviving the Mambanje Primary School

Dete is a rural township located near the Hwange National Park Main Camp area. Located about a 20-minute drive from Dete is the Mambanje community which is a remote village comprising of just over 150 homesteads. The Mambanje Primary School has been ...

The Significance of a Mokoro Safari

A mokoro is a traditional canoe or dugout boat used in the African region of the Okavango Delta, particularly in Botswana. The term "mokoro" specifically refers to the boats used by the local people known as the Bayei and the BaYei people. These cano...

Everything You Need to Know About Our Intimate Heartlands

Our home is in the heart of Southern Africa, in the intimate heartland of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. It’s here, in these special places, where our camps thrive as they are harmoniously intertwined with nature and wildlife....

The Great Zebra Migration: The Longest Migration of Mammals in the World

The Zebra Migration refers to the annual migration of plains zebras in Africa. This migration typically occurs between the months of May and October, and involves large herds of zebras traveling in search of food and water....

Getting to Know Our Guides: The Perfect Balance Between Tradition, Training & Talent

Guides create a link between nature and you, as a guest. They have a unique way of interpreting the language of the mysterious African bush and translating that for you as they guide you through your African safari experience....

Lion Prides that Rule Southern Africa Past & Present

Lion prides play a vital role in maintaining the balance of an ecosystem. As apex predators, they help to regulate the population of other species, which in turn affects the entire food chain. We've listed some of Southern Africa's most infamousm lio...

International Dance Day 2023: 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. ...

How to Prepare for Your First African Safari

There are several things you need to consider when planning for a safari, including the best time to go, your destination, the type of safari, necessary vaccinations, packing the right gear, understanding local culture and customs, respecting wildlif...

12 Reasons to Visit The Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a vast inland delta located in Botswana, Southern Africa. It is one of the world's largest inland deltas and a unique natural wonder, home to an incredible array of wildlife and a diverse range of habitats, from grasslands and s...

African Safari Tours: The Ultimate Guide

If you are planning a trip to Africa, one of the best ways to experience this amazing continent is through an African safari. A safari is a journey through nature in search of the most amazing wildlife and the most breathtaking landscapes. With so ma...

The African Hippopotamus: Everything You Need to Know

The Hippopotamus is one of Africa's most iconic animals. It's also one of the largest land mammals in the world, second only to elephants and manatees. There are two species of hippos: the Nile Hippo found in sub-Saharan Africa and the Pygmy Hippo, w...

Feeding 20,000 meals in 2023 with ABCF

Reviving our feeding program post the Covid-19 has been one of the greatest highlights for us as a foundation as we have seen first-hand the tremendous benefit that this program has added to our schools, the learners, and the teachers....

Could Totem Travel Be the Next Buzz Word in 2023?

I'm sure you've heard of the term "eco-travel" before. But what about "totem travel"? This new buzz word is becoming popular in 2023, and it refers to a type of travel where you focus on the story behind the place....

Back to School With the African Bush Camps Foundation

Education is crucial for children as it provides them with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to succeed in life. It helps them develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and emotional intelligence. Education also opens up opportunit...

Zebra in Southern Africa: Everything You Need to Know

Zebras are indeed fascinating animals that have captured the attention of people for centuries. From their unique stripes, to their social behavior and intelligent nature. We've curated this mega piece to provide you with all the information you need...

10 Travel Resolutions for You to Make Sure You Travel With Purpose in 2023

As the new year begins, a good way to plan your year is to start with some resolutions. Perhaps you've decided to prioritise your health, start a new hobby, venture off to a new career path or spend some more time making memories with your family. We...

Planning Your Next Christmas on a African Safari

There are many reasons to look forward to the winter months in the northern hemisphere, but after a few months of bracing the cold, warmer weather seems like the ideal holiday. In our opinion, if you're looking for a unique way to soak up the sun ove...

The Magic of Lolebezi Experienced By Dania Weinstein

Lolebezi embodies everything you want in a safari. As a property, it effortlessly blends two qualities: elegance and adventure. Its’ sophisticated and luxurious design is peppered with playful colours and thoughtful touches. And although its’ look an...

African Bush Camps Foundation Highlights 2022

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. Here is some of their ...

How to Capture the Perfect Photos During Your Emerald Season Safari

If you do your research and consult our travel experts, we'll make sure you capture all the magic of the green season with one of our experience guides. The green season is quite unique and offers some spectacular game viewing opportunities....

Celebrate World Safari Day With us!

Safaris are a great opportunity to create awareness and help travellers experience the authentic beauty of Africa. World Safari Day is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the communities, ecosystems and wildlife around our camps, which is the...

World Safari Day- Six Reasons to Go on Safari

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 of reasons to go on an African safari...

ABCF Back To School Stationery Drive

As a foundation we recognize the importance and urgency in providing learners with access to quality education and ensuring that they have the tools and resources that they need at school to enable them to learn without any barriers or hinderances. O...

Celebrating Females in Safari with African Bush Camps

Females in safari is a platform that showcases female empowerment in our business and in the tourism industry. From our camps in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana that are managed and run by women to our female guides program and community empowerment pr...

Cheetah Vs. Leopard: What's the Difference?

Both cheetahs and leopards belong to what we know as the big cat family. However, it is important to note that these two species of wild cats have significant differences that are not always obvious to the naked eye, especially when seeing them out i...

The Annual CECT Soccer Tournament: A Roaring Success for ABCF

The CECT soccer tournament is an annual sporting event hosted in the Chobe region in Botswana which brings together primary school learners from five villages in the area to participate in a fun-filled day of sports and activity....

The Lolebezi Experience Through the Eyes of Eloise Hartzer

If you suffer from FOMO (like I do), you’ll have a hard time sleeping at all at Lolebezi... There’s just too much to see and experience. Whether it’s the beauty of the lodge, the array of activities on offer, the hospitality of the camp staff and.....

The African Rhino: Everything You Need to Know

Rhinos have existed for thousands of years and play an essential role in the ecosystems around them, especially since they are herbivores and are considered to be important grazers because of their huge appetite....

What to Expect on Safari in the Peak Season

In September, temperatures in Africa continue to rise, and many safari locations are quickly approaching their peak seasons. If you're travelling between June and October, wherever you go in Africa, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking game viewing, ...

We're Thrilled To Welcome a Surprising New Member of the ABC Family!

We recently received some wonderful news from a couple who had visited our Linyanti Bush camp for an extra-special romantic safari to celebrate their honeymoon! Just two short months after their stay at our camp, the couple found out they were expect...

The African Elephant: Everything Your Need to Know

The largest animals on Earth are African elephants. They roam 37 nations in Africa with their herds. They can be identified by their trunk, which they use for both communication and day-to-day survival. Find out all you need to know about the African...

ABCF Conservation Update 2022

As we celebrate World Lion Day, we would like to shed some light on the progress made by The African Bush Camps Foundation through the human-wildlife co-existence projects currently running in Mola, near our Bumi Hills Safari Lodge....

The African Lion: King of the African Bush

Lions are top predators in their environment, whether that's grasslands, desert or open woodland. It means they play a crucial role in keeping a healthy balance of numbers among other animals,...

The African Wild Dog: Everything You Need to Know

The African wild dog is known by many names, including the Cape hunting dogs, the painted dogs, painted wolves, and the African hunting dogs, among others. However, the scientific name for the African wild dog is Lycaon pictus, which means......

Maunga Primary School: Positive Impact Initiative

Maunga village is a small community of about 50 households located less than an hour’s drive from our Thorntree River Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. The village is very remote with no running water, electricity, network, or cellphone reception, and ha...

Our Perfect Family Safari: A Guest Blog by Daisy Seilern

There is nothing more exhilarating than your first safari in Africa – especially when its experienced with your loved ones. Family is something we cherish, this is why we have curated our family-friendly camps to cater to the needs of the whole famil...

How To Plan a Safari Wedding in Africa

When it comes to planning a destination wedding, nothing is more authentic than choosing a country in Africa. Imagine tying the knot with the lush Okavango Delta and its magnificent wildlife as your backdrop or perhaps you prefer having your wedding ...

Planning Your African Safari: The Ultimate Guide

We have curated this ultimate guide to a African Safari to help you make the right destination choices in terms of your expectations, experiences and our camps....

Africa Day 2022: Why We Love Celebrating Africa

Africa Day celebrates the anniversary of the Organization of African Unity. This holiday, which is formerly known as African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day commemorates, not only the founding of the OAU, but also its role in bringing the Afri...

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...

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 September, 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 2023

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...

Zimbabwe Safari: Your Guide to Our Intimate Heartland

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....

Zambia Safari: Your Guide to Our Intimate Heartland

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 : 6 Reasons Why You Should Consider It

Long-stay travel appears to be something out of a fairy tale. People have taken to traveling indefinitely as a way of life. But what is it like to travel for an extended period of time?...

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...

Botswana Safari: Your Guide to Our Intimate Heartland

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...

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....

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 Emerald Season

Offering an exclusive experience, the secret season also known as the Emerald 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Mana Pools National Park: Your Ultimate Guide

We fancy ourselves as the experts in Mana Pools National Park. That’s because we have four exclusive safari camps in three very distinct areas of the park, giving us a varied perspective to offer our guests a holistic experience on the ground....

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."...

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....

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....

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....

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 Five 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....

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....

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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....

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...

Crayons, Crafts and the Ngwana Club

A day in the life of a family safari is fluid, exciting, varied and full of special moments that will live on in family history for a lifetime. Our child specialist guides tailor their safaris to families for the duration of their stay, taking into c...

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 ...

The Cub Club - Bhubesi's Babies

The Cub Club - Bhubesi's Babies...

The Rains Down In Africa

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

The Rains Down In Africa

The Rains Down In Africa...

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 ...

Ellie Bamber Announces African Bush Camps Foundation Ambassadorship

Ellie Bamber Announces African Bush Camps Foundation Ambassadorship...

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 ...

New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge...

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 ...

Family Values: Lion Cubs and Wild Dog Pups

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

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...

Lewis Mangaba: Unsung Hero Nomination

Lewis Mangaba: Unsung Hero Nomination...

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...

Safari Logistics- Opening up Zimbabwe to the World

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Emerald Season

Emerald Season marks the period when our heartlands are rejuvenated with rainfall. Following closely after the end of Amber Season in November, the rains of Emerald Season bring with them a spectacular array of greens and blues that transform the l...

Amber Season

Amber Season is a phenomenon unique to Africa. A vibrant and exciting chapter, this time sees the landscapes transform into a striking spectrum of orange, yellow, and crimson  hues, creating a spectacular setting for your safari experience. Occu...

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS   This competition will run from the 10th April to 31st July 2024. Each donation of $100 = 1 entry, and participants can enter as many times as they wish Entries will close at the end of the day on the 31st J...

The ABC Way and Sharing and Conserving Africa, Together

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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...

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