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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Recommended Tipping Guide when on an African Safari

These are rough guidelines and suggestions on gratuities while travelling around Africa on a per person basis meaning per person travelling so if you are a couple, multiply by two etc. NAMIBIA Porters N$10.00 per person Car guards N$5.00 per evening out Guides N$100.00 per person per day Professional guides N$150.00 per person per day Hotel / camp / lodge staff US$4.00 per person per day   ZAMBIA / BOTSWANA / MALAWI / ZIMBABWE / MOZAMBIQUE /INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS Porters US$ 2.00 per person Guides/Trackers US$7.00 per person per day Professional Guides US$15.00 per person per day Hotel / camp […]

Yoga, Hike and Meditate in the Majestic Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa this September 2017

Champagne Sports Resort Wellness and Detox Retreat . Looking for that africa yoga safari with a difference… well imagine restorative yoga at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range with nutritious meals and rejuvenating hikes up into the mountains.  Take invigorating hikes up into the mountains. All while staying at the most beautiful and comfortable hotel in the Drakesnberg chosen for the sole purpose of replenishing your body, mind and spirit. We will be waiting for you from 28 September – 2 October 2017 – 4 nights and 5 days Join Kerry- Lee Jenson (Experienced Yoga Teacher and Life Coach) for […]

Gorilla Express- Uganda Safari

by Tracy Kelly
Gorillas, gorillas and some wildlife….. 6 days / 5 nights This popular safari is aimed at those who are a little short on time, but nevertheless keen to see some game as well as gorillas on their safari. We have ample time to trek gorillas twice, as well as spending a night in Queen Elizabeth National park – enjoying some game viewing – before heading back to Entebbe. On this safari we include your domestic flights – to save those long journeys by vehicle – but you will still have time to see some of the local culture, and beautiful […]