Afrikan Blues Safaris and Retreats

Photo Boot Camp Safari – 9 days May 2019

An exciting time to be in Zimbabwe as the season changes from summer to autumn. You will be hosted by an Australian professional photographer for this exclusive tailormade safari in May 2019.   Space is limited to only 8 people. Photo Boot Camp Safari 9 days May 2019

Zim / Zam African Photographic Safari November 2018

by Tracy Kelly
Zim / Zam African Photographic Safari – November 2018 From the rolling bush of Zimbabwe to one of the largest waterfalls this tented safari spans the best of two countries: intimate and elegant lodges, you will be expertly guided by experienced local guides and enchanted by abundant wildlife in Hwange and Mana Pools and mesmerised by the majestic Victoria Falls for 10 days. Digital Itinerary Click here  3 nights Somalisa Expeditions / 2 nights Zambezi Expeditions /2 nights Kanga Camp Mana Pools / 2 nights Thorntree River Lodge- on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Zambia Day 1-4: Somalisa […]

Antipoaching in Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

by Tracy Kelly
The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources. Surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park, the town of Victoria Falls is located in one of the most beautiful environments on earth, with unspoilt expanses of wilderness, abundant wildlife and spectacular settings, drawing tourists from around the world. However with the beauty of the location comes with some heavy burdens of human and animal conflict. VFAPU tries to ease some of the burdens by protecting the wildlife and habitat from poacher pressure (subsistence and commercial), as well rescue and […]

Safaris with a Purpose – Guided Photographic Safaris -Part 2

This is the second of a 4 part blog series on Safaris with a Purpose. There are very few safari operators in Africa that cater to the discerning traveller and simultaneously guarantee award winning images to take away with you. This safari with a purpose is for any aspiring photographer wishing to fulfil their dream of taking ultimate iconic images. Great Plains Conversation is just one of theses companies that offer guided photographic safaris to Kenya and Botswana from November – March every year. The experience is totally unique, creative and a whole heap of fun. We guarantee that guests […]

Planning a photographic safari on Lower Zambezi – Zimbabwe ?

Look no further than African Bush Camps very own Kanga Camp – a private, owner-run African-based safari company offering you an authentic safari experience. In Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe, African Bush Camps offer visitors a riverside experience with Zambezi Expeditions and/or an inland safari experience on a private concession at Kanga Camp. The main area of Kanga Camp is a 12-bedded tented camp delicately built on decking around the edge of the Kanga Pan. Two of the luxury tents are Honeymoon suites or Family Units, with private dining and seating areas. A relaxing lounge area raised on decking under […]

Watching the seasons change at Mana Pools

We are delighted to share this informative Guest Blog from Eddie Mudzimu from Wilderness Safaris, based at Ruckomechi Camp writes about the changing seasons in Mana Pools National Park:- “From one season to the next in Mana Pools, changes arrive, not only affecting the weather, the landscape and the general feel of the area – but also the quality and the quantity of game on offer. As we head into our winter months and begin to feel a chill in the mornings and evenings, we watch the vetiver grasses drying – but are not deceived as beneath these grasses lie […]

Ayurveda for beginners

by Tracy Kelly
Trying to explain Ayurveda in a short blog is almost impossible, but I’ll give it my best shot. We go into more detail on our upcoming retreat in South Africa next month. Ayurveda Adventure Retreat You may have heard of traditional Chinese medicine, things like acupuncture and chi. This tradition has made its way into Western culture more than Ayurveda, which is essentially the Indian system. Ayurveda is also referred to as a sister science to yoga as they come from the same tradition. It all affects the elements, because everything is made up of the elements. The elements being: […]

Guide to major routes into the Victoria Falls & wild areas around Zimbabwe

Planning a photographc safari can sometimes be a daunting task- international flights, connections, transfers and travel times can be overwhelming. With new routes opening up and top airlines flying to more destinations and increasing the frequency of their flights to Southern Africa’s major travel hubs, there are so many options to choose from. Safari-Logistics-Route-Map African Bush Camps have compiled the following handy graphic guides to the major routes and airlines that serve the Victoria Falls and its surrounding pristine wildlife areas in which the company operates within Zimbabwe (as well as Botswana and Zambia). Wild Zambezi has reproduced those sections […]

4 Reasons Why a Yoga Retreat is better than Yoga in a Studio

Yoga is popular is because of the many physical and psychological benefits it brings to the individual. The different yoga poses (asanas) have been found to help relieve stress, improve your posture, strengthen your muscles, and increase your body’s flexibility. Although you can enjoy these benefits in a yoga studio, nothing compares to going on an authentic yoga retreat. Here, are some reason why should consider a yoga retreat A yoga retreat gives you the chance to escape. Embarking on a yoga retreat takes you away from the daily grind, and transports you to a place where you can relax […]

Updates on proposed Uganda Gorilla Permit Fee increase

Good news..!!! The Uganda Wildlife Authority has issued a statement to clarify any misleading information about the price in Uganda for Gorilla Permit Fees. They advise that the fees remain unchanged for the period 2018 and 2019. They continue to take bookings for up to two years in advance. The gorilla Permit Fees are $600 for foreign non-residents and $500 for foreign residents. They believe that maintaining the current Gorilla Permit rates will enable more people to participate in gorilla tourism, and foster continued sustainability of Gorilla conservation.