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We promote travel opportunities to the wild areas of the Zambezi Valley
WILD ZAMBEZI invites you to a world of nature where the pace is slow, the sun is warm, the sky is huge and the people are friendly.  Our travel promotion focus is the Zambezi River and its iconic wildernesses, including the Victoria Falls & Zambezi National Parks, Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park and Mana Pools National Park & World Heritage Site .  We provide web-based, up-to-date information on operators, activities, accommodation choices, tours and services in this magnificent area, and offer a reliable, independent travel advisory service.


Explore our travel listings & share your own experiences on our website Wild

-  Travel Specials on
-  Latest travel reviews on
-  Kariba Marathon madness & accommodation deals
-  Birding "tweets" at Rhino Safari Camp
-  Musango has a facelift
-  Feature:  Classic tented safaris
-  A chapel in the bush
-  Tiger Safaris - weddings and wildlife
-  Wild Zambezi welcomes "Your Vic Falls Home"
-  ACE introduces new 4x4 ambulance in Vic Falls
-  Meet Zambezi Sands River Camp's new Pro-Guide
-  Wild Horizons - Rafting update & cruiseboat refurbs
-  Tail Ender

There is a fantastic array of great SPECIALS currently on offer from some of Wild Zambezi’s network partners.  
Check them out on each of these page links (scroll down and to the right):-
African Bush Camps (Kanga & Zambezi Expeditions, Mana Pools):  LAST MINUTE 10% OFF RACK RATE - for new bookings in the High Season (travel until 31st October 2016). This reduction can be used in combination with all African Bush  Camps packages and specials.   MANA MADNESS SPECIAL – stay min 3 nights at one of these properties (6 nights altogether at African Bush Camps facilities) and get FREE flights in and out of Mana Pools. (Valid November 2016 and 1 April - 30 June 2017)    LONG STAY SPECIAL – at any combo of African Bush Camps – 5% discount for 6+ nights; 10% discount for 9+ nights.  LOVEBIRD SPECIAL - spend your honeymoon at any African Bush Camps properties and get 1 Night FREE when you spend 6 nights or more.  AUGUST FAMILY SPECIAL - Spend 3 nights or more with African Bush Camps and the 5th person stays free.
Caribbea Bay Resort (Kariba Town):  HEROES DAY & WINTER SPECIAL:  Single B&B - US$100 pp per night; Double B&B US$140 pp per night; Children under 12 FREE and pay 50% on breakfast & activities.  Conferences - US$30 pp (including lunch & beverages). Minimum 2 nights.  Valid until 31 August 2016.
Changa Safari Camp (Lake Kariba/Matusadona):   LAST  MINUTE AUGUST SPECIAL (Zimbabwe Residents):  Full Board: US$165 per person sharing;  All Inclusive:  US$250 per person sharing.   SUMMER TIME SPECIAL (Zimbabwe Residents): Sept -Nov 2016  Full Board: US$130 per person sharing;  All Inclusive:  US$200 per person sharing.   DECEMBER HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Zimbabwe Residents):  Full Board: US$150 per person sharing;  All Inclusive:  US$250 per person sharing.    BUDDY MOON PACKAGE (for groups of min 12 Zimbabwe residents, min 2 nights): Sept-Dec 2016   Accommodation & food only : US$110 per person;   EARLY BIRD BOOKING SPECIAL - new bookings made and confirmed Aug - Dec 2016 made for travel dates throughout 2017 will receive a 10% discount;   WILD LOVERS SPECIAL – couples who stay 4 nights or more will both receive one night free! Valid for the whole of 2017;   COMBO SPECIAL with The Hide (Hwange) - stay 6 nights (3 in each camp) and pay for 5. 
Elephant Camp (Wild Horizons) (Victoria Falls):  ZIMBABWE RESIDENTS SPECIALS: 2 nights at The Elephant Camp $636 per person; 5 night combo safari - 2 nights at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge + 3 nights at The Elephant Camp $1329 per person. Valid until 31 December 2016.
Gorges Lodge & Little Gorges (Imvelo Safari Lodges) (Outside Victoria Falls):  Green Season Safari Special - Stay 3 nights, pay 2 (All inclusive rate only)  Valid 1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017.
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge (Wild Horizons) (Zambezi River upstream from Victoria Falls):  COMBO SPECIAL.  3 nights Imbabala, 1 night The Elephant Camp. Includes tour of Vic Falls.   ZIMBABWE RESIDENTS SPECIALS:  2 nights at Imbabala  $390 per person; 5 night safari - 2 nights Imbabala + 3 nights Ursula's Camp $654 pp; 5 night safari - 2 nights Imbabala + 3 nights Stanley & Livingstone Safari Lodge $1170 pp; 5 night safari - 2 nights Imbabala + 3 nights The Elephant Camp $1329 pp.   Valid until 31 December 2016.
Musango Island Safari Camp (Lake Kariba):  Cool Waters Package (Vic Falls/Kariba/Mana Pools) and Get a Night on Us (Stay for 4 nights, pay for 3)
Victoria Falls River Lodge (Zambezi National Park/Victoria Falls):  FAMILY VALUE SPECIAL  Share a Family Suite with 2 or more children (4-17 years) and the youngest child stays for FREE. In the case of a twin or a triplet, 1 x child stays for free. (Valid between 1 Nov & 20 Dec 2016 and 7 Jan - 31 March 2017.)
Wild Horizons (Victoria Falls environs):  ZIMBABWE RESIDENTS LODGE SPECIALS: 2 nights at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge $390 per person; 2 nights at Ursula Camp $264 pp; 2 nights at Stanley & Livingstone Safari lodge $520 pp; 2 nights at The Elephant Camp $636 per person; 5 night safari - 2 nights Imbabala + 3 nights Ursula's Camp $654 pp; 5 night safari - 2 nights Imbabala + 3 nights Stanley & Livingstone Safari Lodge $1170 pp; 5 night safari - 2 nights Imbabala + 3 nights The Elephant Camp $1329 pp.   Valid until 31 December 2016.
Zambezi Sands River Camp (Imvelo Safari Lodges) (Upstream of Victoria Falls): Stay 3 nights, pay 2  (all inclusive).  Valid until 31 Dec 2016.

July 2016  

Read what people are saying about their travel experiences in the latest Travel Review postings on  Follow the links below:-
Baobab Bookings – agency for accommodation, houseboats, transfers and activities throughout Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba specialists.

Have something to say about a place you have visited or a service you have experienced?  Tell others about it by submitting a Travel Review on the relevant page on


August is a BEAUTIFUL time of year to visit Kariba.  Take advantage of the warm temperatures and balmy weather over the long weekend (6th - 8th August) and enjoy special last-minute accommodation deals available during the August school holidays.  

The Kariba Half Marathon, a 21.1km road race, one of the toughest Half Marathons on the African race calendar, takes place on Sunday 7th August.   The attractive course along the lake, through the hills of the Zambezi Gorge and across the Kariba Dam attracts runners from all over the region   It is hosted by the Lomagundi Lakeside Association and organised by a committee made up of local Kariba Residents.

But you don't have to be a serious runner to take part in the fun. Side shows to the Marathon include a 10km Kariba Fun Run and 2 km Kiddies Race (for the under 8s).   There are food stalls and entertainment at Lomagundi Lakeside and the event makes for a great family  day-out.

Caribbea Bay Resort  has a special family accommodation deal during the coming long-weekend and for the rest of the August holidays.   (Double B&B for $US140 pp per night, children under 12 are FREE but pay 50% for breakfast & activities).

Changa Safari Camp has a last-minute  August special for Zimbabwe Residents at US$165 pp per night (all inclusive US$250 pp per night).

There are still some good Special deals on houseboat charters from the harbours at  Marineland and Chawara as well as from the following Kariba specialists:-
Baobab Bookings
Premier Holidays
Wild Dog Tours  and
Zambezi Cruise Safaris
There's no doubt about it.  Lake Kariba is birding paradise.  The extensive creeks and shorelines of the Matusadona National Park on Kariba's southern boundary provide an idyllic destination for amateur birding enthusiasts and serious ornithologists to tick off their birdlists and seek out their "lifers" among Southern Africa's water and woodland bird species.  

The owners of Rhino Safari Camp, an intimate, 14-bedded bushcamp in the wilds of the National Park at the edge of the lake, inspire their guests to enjoy the birds as much as the wildlife of the area. They recently took part in the annual Waterbird Survey co-ordinated by Birdlife Zimbabwe and reported some interesting birding sightings.

"We are excited to discover that we have a HUGE breeding colony of Grey-Headed Gulls on the extreme tip of our concession at Elephant Point,  says Jenny Nobes.  The first Common Sandpiper was spotted  (an early migrant returning to Southern Africa from breeding in the Palearctic Region which includes Europe, North Africa and Northern Asia).  The Kittlitz Plovers have had babies - tiny little balls of fluff darting about along the shorelines of the lake, and the African Fish Eagles (pictured below left) are all nesting on their untidy bundles of sticks perched high in the branches of dead trees."

Of course all the usual waterbirds were recorded: egrets and herons (including the massive Goliath Heron above right), several species of kingfisher (centre),  various waders, lapwings and plovers and many many more. 

Camp visitors also witnessed four three different types of vulture feeding on a carcass (White-backed, Lappet-faced, Hooded and White-headed Vultures).   A rare African Hobby (a type of Falcon) was seen near the camp, and Grey-headed Parrots (less common than their relatives, the Meyers Parrots).

Meantime, in the shady  environs of Rhino Safari Camp, which is built nestled into the surrounding "jesse bush" which marks the high water levels of Lake Kariba, the birdbaths attract all manner of everyday woodland bird species.  There are of course the ubiquitous Doves, Bulbuls, Starlings and Drongos, the Wagtails, Weavers, Waxbills and Finches, the Warblers and the Robin-Chats, the colourful Bee-eaters and Sunbirds.   There are visits by the Grey-headed Bush-Shrike, and seasonal displays by the Paradise Fly-catcher.  The list is endless.... enough to boggle the binoculars of any budding "twitcher".  

For more information and contact details, see Rhino Safari Camp.  Please submit your Travel Review of this camp at the above link.
Photographs taken by Jo Keatinge 

News from Musango Island Safari Camp is that their camp refurbishments continue, and they are delighted with the results.  Says owner, Wendy Edwards:  "We have made the rooms much bigger and done away with the tent zips so that the entire front of the rooms is now open (gauzed) to the view of the Matusadona Hills and mouth of the Ume River.  All our rooms have an amazing view of Lake Kariba, all with big outside areas to sit out in under the trees that go down to the beach.  The whole look is much brighter and lighter.   We have gone for a “Batonga” theme for the decor as we are in the heart of the Tonga peoples' traditional lands, and have decorated the rooms with some interesting artefacts collected over the years."

Musango is a 16-bed owner-run safari camp situated on its own island in Lake Kariba, overlooking the western end of the Matusadona National Park .    

For more information and contact details, see Musango Island Safari Camp. Stayed here?  Submit a Travel Review on at the above listing link.


"An out-of-this-world safari can bring you back down to earth..." say the folk from  John Stevens Safaris Guided Safaris, who operate award-winning, bespoke guided safaris in Africa's best wilderness areas, including Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site.

Here's what they maintain, (and we couldn't agree more!).
"..Sometimes it feels like the world could do with a little less technology, plastic, sparkle and, well, excess... there seems no better way to steady the nerves and quiet the mind than getting ‘back to basics’ by going on safari....
There’s something about being out in the African wilderness that helps us understand our place in the universe. In wild, raw, magnificent Africa, our senses are sharpened; emotions are closer to the surface and the cares of our everyday lives seem to fall into insignificance when we experience the immensity of it all. It feels good to slow down to the pace of Africa, too, where nature works to its own timetable. And the freedom that comes with that is incredibly liberating!

The original tented safari, although now redefined with modern-day advantages, provides a ‘proper’ adventure.
Why? Because you’re closer to it all. Many of the camps only operate seasonally, and so keep perfectly in tune with nature. The mobile camps, especially, offer a return to simplicity and move around with the highest wildlife concentrations. In a mobile or tented safari camp, you’re under canvas; it’s more intimate and captures the spirit of safaris in the old days. The ground is underfoot. The night sounds are all around. But the most defining aspect of a tented camp is the experience that comes with it. Track lions on your own two feet, hear the soft pad of an elephant as it passes by just on the other side of your tent, see the stars in all their sweeping glory from your bed and hear your own heartbeat as you take it all in... this is the kind of safari that allows for deeper interactions and closer connections. But wait. It gets better. Because there’s certainly no hardship in a classic tented safari camp. You will sleep in real beds, enjoy 3-course meals under the night sky and sip on sundowners from the most perfect vantage points. Most tented camps are not much bigger than just eight or ten tents, a set-up that provides an appealingly laid-back and personal exclusivity. Unspoiled, often far-flung settings, exhilarating wildlife interactions, private vehicles and expert guides are the norm in these camps. 

Camps that live up to the term ‘authentic’ are some of our favourites because of the safari experiences they provide and the life-changing moments they present. Okay, so some teeter on the really luxurious end, admittedly, but still manage to somehow maintain a sense of reality. Others are more basic and practical, but always comfortable. ...Bear in mind that it's less about the camp and more about the encounters and interactions you’ll have, the memories you’ll take home with you - and, most of all, the new lease on life, the new view of the world, the new you that is sure to emerge from these."

In Mana Pools, John Stevens Guided Safaris operate out of the seasonal mobile tented camp run by the Mana Pools Safari Company (see below).  

One of the many attractions of Mana Pools National Park, which contributes significantly towards its elevated status as a World Heritage Site, is the fact that it has been planned to offer visitors an authentic tourism experience in a wild place.  In Mana Pools there are no large hotels.  No holiday resorts.  No conference centres.  No grid electricity.  No tarred roads.  No shops.  No fences.  No telephones.  Limited mobile and internet coverage.  Instead, there are a small number of intimate, wilderness-orientated, classic tented camps, with a few modern refinements for comfort, designed to put the romance and authenticity back into an African safari.   The idea is simple - get away from the city, get into the wild and get closer to Nature.

Here are some of the best of the Mana Pools tented camp experiences:-


This is a colonial-style safari camp, with a modern touch, run by the daughter and son-in-law of renowned pro-guide, John Stevens.   Set at the edge of the Zambezi River in Mana Pools, the camp offers luxurious tented rooms with full beds, cool Egyptian cotton sheets, soft rugs, linen cushions and toiletries.  Each tent has its own en-suite hot shower and loo with wooden decking, and a private, shaded front awning with its own chairs and a table for quiet relaxation.   The camp has a central dining tent offering all-day refreshments and fine cuisine.  Game drives, canoeing and walks are on offer with exceptional guiding to the highest standards.  

For more information and contact details see The Mana Pools Safari Company.   If you have something to say about this camp, please submit a Travel Review at the above link.


Zambezi Expeditions camp in Mana Pools is run by African Bush Camps.  It has recently been rebranded and upgraded with spacious new Meru-style tents.  Each tent has twin beds, a dressing area, an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and an al fresco bucket shower, with warm water, and a covered verandah with seating in the front.  The rooms are lit by solar lamps and natural light from the big, gauzed windows.   The camp also features a new, spacious, open-sided lounge and dining area which offers 360° views of the surrounding bush.

For more information and contact details, see African Bush Camps.  Submit a Travel Review of your experience with Zambezi Expeditions on at the above link.


This intimate, owner-run, tented safari camp sleeps only 12 guests and is nestled in the shade of a grove of trees on the banks of the Zambezi River.  Each tent has twin beds with teak furnishings, including a wardrobe and dressing table.  En-suite facilities include flush toilets, hot showers and a washstand.  Public areas include a covered lounge and bar, an open-air dining area, and riverside campfire seating.  Guiding is exceptional, led by award-winning safari guide, Stretch Ferriera.  Activities are flexible, depending on the needs of visitors, and include game drives, walks and day canoe trips.

For more information and contact details, see Goliath Safaris.  Tell us about your experience at this camp by submitting a Travel Review on at the above link.

 Bushlife Safaris who operate Vundu Camp in Mana Pools,  also run a small classic tented camp called Little Vundu, for guests who want a true wilderness experience under canvas.  The tents are large, with twin beds; each has an en-suite, open-air bathroom with thatched grass walls, flush toilets and bucket showers.  Activities include guided game drives and walks from camp in the morning and canoeing on the Zambezi in the afternoon.  The food is wholesome home style cooking and evening meals are enjoyed under the stars.   Bushlife Safaris also offer more basic, fully-mobile tented canoeing and walking experiences along the Zambezi and at Chitake Spring.
For more information and contact details see Vundu Camp & Little Vundu.   Tell us about this camp by submitting a Travel Review at the above link.


This long-established mobile tented operator specialises in canoe and walking safaris along the Zambezi River.   In addition to their semi-participatory, fully-mobile camps, they also offer static, tented, wilderness camps in Mana Pools along the river and at Chitake Spring.   These camps offer an authentic African experience with the added touch of comfort and luxury, with full waiter service and spacious walk-in tents with en suite toilets and hot open-air showers. All meals are freshly prepared on open campfires by experienced bush cooks, and are enjoyed under the expanse of the African sky.  Activities include canoeing, walking and game-drives in the company of a experienced and knowledgeable professional guide.

For more information and contact details, see Natureways Safaris.  Submit a Travel Review about your experience on at the above link.


This newly-constructed, intimate, tented camp sleeps 6-8 people on the banks of the Zambezi River a few kilometres downstream of  Wilderness Safaris'  Ruckomechi Camp.  The airy and elegant tents are erected on wooden decks, and are a reminder of the by-gone explorer era. The living spaces include a dining room and lounge as well as a plunge pool.

For more information and contact details, see Little Ruckomechi.  If you are lucky enough to visit this new camp, please tell us about it by submitting a Travel Review on at the above link.

If you are looking for a reliable, experienced travel planner with on-the-ground, local knowledge, who specialises in booking itineraries and advising clients about options for tented safaris like the ones above, contact any of the following  Zimbabwe-based companies:-
Experience Africa Safaris
Safaris 4 Africa

You can't imagine a more romantic setting for a formal wedding ceremony in the African bush than this historic little Catholic Mission Church (pictured) near Chirundu.

This lovely old chapel is located on Chirundu Estates just downstream from the border town where the main Harare-Lusaka highway bridge crosses the Zambezi River.  

Historically, the chapel was part of the Paul VI Catholic Mission, which opened in 1965 and included a Hospital, School and Church, servicing the local community most of whom were employed on the huge government-funded sugar-cane estates in Chirundu.  Catholic Lady Doctors and Nursing Sisters from Rome in Italy ran the Mission which was named after Pope Paul VI.

At the time, the Catholic Archdiocese of Milan was responsible for the religious care of Chirundu and Kariba, and provided finance for the building of a Mission in the area.  The soon-to-be Pope, was Cardinal of Milan at the time, and visited Chirundu in 1962 to approve the project which was later named after him.  

During the troubled years of Rhodesia's war of liberation from colonial rule, several years later, the Mission was closed down due to security concerns, and never re-opened.  

However, the charming little Chapel still stands, and, every now and again, is lovingly tidied up and restored to provide a perfect bush venue for the exchanging of marriage vows and other happy family occasions!

After this particular wedding ceremony at the chapel, the reception for 180 people was held in the grounds of Jecha Point Fishing Camp just a few kilometres away on the banks of the Zambezi.   Some guests were accommodated at this delightful camp and others at nearby Chirundu Safari Lodge & Tamarind Camp and Tiger Safaris.

(Thanks to Chirundu Safari Lodge and Jecha Point Fishing Lodge for the photos)
If you have experienced a wedding or stayed at any of the above venues in Chirundu, please submit at Travel Review on Wild Zambezi on the relevant listings page.


Wild Zambezi was delighted to receive recent news from Tiger Safaris in Chirundu with a picture of these two little cuties proudly displaying their tigerfish!  

This little camp situated on the banks of the Zambezi River just downstream from the border town of Chirundu,  offers self-catering or catered accommodation (up to 38 people) for fishing groups and families.  They have a number of fishing boats for hire, with experienced skippers who know the river well and can find you the best fishing spots in the area.  Their spacious green lawns looking out over the river provide the perfect venue for large gatherings, making Tiger Safaris a popular choice for weddings.

Here's what they have to tell us:-

"We have built our much needed kitchen to assist with all the catering required at camp, from fully catered guests to big events such as weddings and fishing competitions. It has made the world of difference to our catering. 

We have had three successful weddings since March, hosting our largest to date of 150 guests. The beauty of having your special day here at Tiger Safaris is your options of where to set up your ceremony and where to set up your reception area. Every wedding we have had has been different in so many ways. We now have a beautiful beach area situated just down river by chalet one. The perfect spot for that intimate ceremony. 

Fishing in the winter on the river slows down considerably in comparison to the rest of the year. However, the fishing recently has been really good. The Catch and Release we have been practicing seems to be working. Some stats from July - 57 fish caught, 56 released, biggest fish landed 7kilo and average size caught 4.5kgs.
Considering our close proximity to the town and border of Chirundu,  guests often ask us .. Do you get any game through the camp? ….. Well here goes…. In April, we were so lucky to witness a few new things here on the river. We were fortunate enough to be drifting not far from Kanyemba Island , when we noticed three buffalo swimming frantically in the water. They had somehow got caught up in the current and were fighting their way back from the middle of the river to the island.  A first ever sighting for us and for Amos the driver.  They made it to land (see above left).

Our next sighting was even better. We had packed up our second wedding of the year, and were all tucked up in bed when we got a phone call from a staff member telling us to hurry as there was (what they thought) a cheetah in the tree just outside the camp. On arrival we were amazed to see  it was in fact a young leopard. With great excitement we managed to get one photo (see above centre) but she was unamused and slowly made her way into the thicket of the mustard bush. We often see leopard spoor but have never been lucky enough to see one up close and personal.

Having lived at the river over 3 years now, we have often heard of the staff talking about the African Rock Python, - they call it ‘shato’ in Shona . In the last 2 months we have had 3 in camp! The biggest measuring approx. 3 meters in length and was found near our staff quarters with a rather large monitor lizard in its grasp. This was quite a sight to see but we realised that it needed to be caught and relocated. We have managed to relocate two near the Mongwe turn off and one in the RIFA floodplain.

As the bush is so much drier now, the game are out in force. We have had elephants in the camp daily (see above right), from the resident bull herds to some large cow herds and their new additions. We have had a lone buffalo hanging around the baobab tree that looks down on the pool for a few weeks now and our friendly warthogs are back."

For more information and contact details see Tiger Safaris.
If you have had a good time at this camp, please tell us about it on by submitting a Travel Review at the above link.


Wild Zambezi is delighted to introduce a new self-catering accommodation option in Victoria Falls!  Your Vic Falls Home joins our travel network listings this month.  This delightful family home-from-home is centrally located in Victoria Falls town, with a lush garden, a pool, and views towards the Zambezi River and beyond.  It has five bedrooms, (all equipped with fans and mosquito nets), and can cater for family/friend groups of up to 14 people.   The house is fully serviced, with two accomplished cooks available to provide assistance with meals.  Wi-fi and DSTV are available, transfers can be arranged, and help provided with booking activities and other travel arrangements. 

For more information and contact details, see Your Vic Falls Home.  Tell us about your stay at this place by submitted a Travel Review on at the above link.


Good news for visitors in and around Victoria  Falls who require urgent medical attention or rescue even from very remote areas.  

ACE Air & Ambulance have purchased this Toyota Land cruiser V6 ICU remote rescue ambulance which is to be based at Vic Falls to service more remote parts of the area accessible only by road with a sturdy 4x4.    This is a key addition to the highly efficient, state-of-the-art medical rescue air and ambulance Service that this company provides throughout  Zimbabwe and the Southern African region.  

The ambulance was custom built in South Africa and designed for remote terrains.  It is fitted with extra suspension and stabilisers to minimise swaying and extra weight. The ambulance is equipped with full air-conditioning and inverter power, a full ICU set up, with full life-support kit including a ventilator, defibrillator, ECG machine and patient monitor. 

For more information and contact details, see ACE Air and Ambulance.  If you have experienced the service offered by ACE and would like to share it, please submit a Travel Review on Wild Zambezi at the above link.

This is Blessed Mpofu, the new Pro Guide & River Guide at the 16-bed luxury  Zambezi Sands River Camp upstream from Victoria Falls in the western section of the Zambezi National Park.

Blessed has over 20 years of guiding and management experience throughout Africa, including in Zimbabwe (with Shearwater, Matesti Lodge and The Stanley & Livingstone Safari Lodge), in Mozambique (at Indigo Bay and Asilia's  Explore Gorongosa) and in Tanzania (at Olivers Camp & Namiri Plains Camp).

Blessed loves all the big cat species,although his favourite is a male lion.  He is an avid outdoorsman and in his spare time goes kayaking, diving and runs marathons.

Zambezi Sands River Camp is part of the Imvelo Safari Camps group and consists of eight, secluded Bedouin luxury tents built on raised wooden platforms along the banks of the Zambezi River.  Each tent offers complete privacy with twin double beds, a lounge area, mini-bar, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and its own private splash pool.   

The camp offers a wonderful combination of wildlife and river-based activities, including game drives, game walks, fishing, canoeing and island picnics.  All the attractions of Victoria Falls itself are also available, only an hours' drive away.  

For more information and contact details, see Zambezi Sands River Camp.  Please tell us about your experience at this camp by submitting a Travel Review at the above link.

Low water rafting re-opens
Victoria Falls operator, Wild Horizons, has announced that the low water rafting season has now started!  The Zambezi River offers a world-famous one day White Water Rafting experience with Grade 5 rapids.   Start from Rapid #1, right below the incredible Victoria Falls  (simply being in this spot is enough to get the blood pumping!), and then enjoy hours of adrenalin-filled fun all the way through the pounding white water of the Batoka Gorge to rapid #19.    Wild Horizons boast the finest rafting crew on the river, and adhere to the highest safety standards.  

Zambezi River cruise-boat refurbishments
The company has recently refurbished  the Wild Horizons cruise boats on the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls. The vessels now all feature modern, comfortable, café-style seating, upgraded WC facilities and new carpets throughout.   A cruise on the Zambezi remains one of the most scenic and peaceful ways to take in the breathtaking  African sunset and is definitely a “must do” during your stay in Victoria Falls. 

Multi-day rafting in August & September 2016
Don't miss out on a real adventure!  There are last minute rates available for Wild Horizons' 2016 Multi-Day Rafting trips to be held on the following dates:-
2-day/2-night 27 - 29 August  2016
5-day/4-night 12 - 16 September 2016

For more information and contact details, see Wild Horizons.
Please tell us about your experiences by submitting a Travel Review on at the above link.

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