The below safari itineraries are for those interested in the so called Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion & Leopard) or bigger game such as Elephant, Buffalo, Sable, Zebra and Lion. This is not to say that you will not see a host of other exciting African wildlife too.
Kwara Camp is situated on the northern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. This beautiful, traditional safari camp is surrounded by seasonal floodplains and wooded islands. Lion, leopard and other predators are frequently seen in this area along with an abundance of herbivores such as zebra, red lechwe, giraffe, kudu and impala.
Lagoon camp lies on the shady banks of the Kwando River, nestled beneath towering ebony and marula trees. The densely forested site is home to a wide variety of birds and mammals; the stunning views and close proximity of wildlife all contribute to the pervading sense of calm.
The area has a well-earned reputation for big game with seasonal large herds of elephant and buffalo. In the winter herds of up to a thousand are not uncommon and large numbers of elephant drink at the river bank in full view of the main camp deck.
South Luangwa Nation Park
Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.
Set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa, probably best known for the elephant herds that walk right through the reception area each year in search of wild mango tree.
Chamilandu & Bilimungwe Bush Camps
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sounds and views of the rippling waters of the Luangwa River and pristine wilderness. Classic scenes of elephant and giraffe crossing the shallow waters or wild dog chasing after impala or leopard stalking its prey. This is African safari country well worth exploring.
Somailsa Camp in Hwange
Located in western Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest natural reserve in the country and is famous for its rich diversity of wildlife. Home to one of the biggest elephant populations in the world, as well as around 100 mammal species, the park is a wonderland for animal lovers. Several protected animals inhabit the awe-inspiring open landscapes, including the endangered wild dog, critically endangered black rhino, and rare roan and sable - along with lion, cheetah, and around 500 bird species.
Nyamatusi Camp in Mana Pools
Located in northern Zimbabwe, the life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions. It is known for its natural beauty and as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing areas.
The southern area of South Africa’s most famous game reserve, the Kruger National Park, The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its rhinos and lions, of which there are different prides with definitive hunting techniques and behaviours.
Sabi Sand Private Reserve
Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier viewing destination. This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope. Visitors can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge
Lion Sands Tinga Lodge is situated in the Lion Sands Game Reserve where the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve meets the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Family-owned and managed since 1933, this private game reserve is located in the iconic Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Don't forget to book a night in the Chalkley Treehouse, a 6m-high elevated wooden platform.