In the Footsteps of Livingstone

DAYS 1 - 4  SAPI EXPLORERS CAMP, PRIVATE SAPI RESERVE
Spend 3 nights at Sapi Explorers Camp in a tent on a full board basis. The 118,000-hectare private Sapi Concession was awarded to Great Plains Conservation to manage and look after in 2016 and was immediately converted to operating as a private photographic reserve.

This amazing wildlife sanctuary, along with the neighboring Mana Pools National Park, now comprise over 337,000 hectares of prime protected wilderness. Collectively they form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the core of the Middle-Zambezi Biosphere Reserve.

Sapi Explorers Camp, perfectly located along the Zambezi River, offers a base to explore the Sapi Reserve, Mana Pools and the Zambezi River. With only 5 Explorers-style tents, each with en-suite bucket shower and flush toilet, Sapi Explorers Camp offers a safari experience reminiscent of the old African explorers, the perfect combination of romance, adventure and discovery.The focus of your stay is exploring one of Africa’s remote wilderness areas on foot and on wildlife viewing drives as well as canoeing and boating on the Zambezi River. Traverse Sapi’s diverse terrain by vehicle or on foot, discovering the legendary Mtawatawa Pan, and encountering some of Africa’s largest wildlife species. Guests have the opportunity to experience up-close encounters with elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, buffalo, eland, zebra and other ungulate species. This is also prime bird watching country and opportunities abound for guests to spot resident and migrant species especially in the early morning and late afternoons. Explore the Zambezi River by canoe and boat, watch as wildlife congregates along the river to drink and marvel at the setting of the African sun.

DAYS 4 - 7  MPALA JENA CAMP, ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Spend 3 nights at Mpala Jena Camp in a luxury tent on a full board basis. Mpala Jena Camp is an exclusive canvas tented camp, located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park, just outside Victoria Falls. An intimate, traditional space where hearts and spirits find inspiration in a history, rich with extraordinary wildlife stories and views along the evocative Zambezi River.

Mpala Jena’s four guests tents are positioned under the dappled shade of a mixture of indigenous trees. Each is under beige, flowing canvas, with canopy ceilings and open (yet netted) views of the river frontage, with Moroccan influences throughout the décor. A lounge area with a desk, and en-suite bathroom facilities which include an impressive bathtub, indoor shower, separate loo and double basins await. Decking in front of the tent leads to a private plunge pool with views of the calming and peaceful lowing waters of the Zambezi River. This is the most environmentally and innovative camp within Zimbabwe’s Zambezi National Park.

The camp is named after the natural spring-line which runs through the centre of the concession, and also means “White Impala”, following regular sightings of a “ghost-like” albino impala in the late 1970’s. Healthy and ever-increasing population of wildlife species abound, with higher concentrations of buffalo and elephant during the months of June through to October. The area is good for bird watching throughout the year, with a higher diversity during November through to April. The property is conveniently located 16 kilometres inside the Zambezi National Park which make easy access to Victoria Falls town and the wide range of activities there, but far enough from the hustle and bustle that guests can relax and enjoy the incredible setting and wild habitat of the Zambezi National Park.

2020 prices from $8500 per person/double occupancy.