Grysbok Safari

Grysbok Safari : In full

This Safari spends 3 nights at Somalisa Camp located on a flood plain in the middle of Hwange National Park. The area is particularly popular with elephants and many animals come to drink from the pumped waterhole in front of camp. Travellers then fly on to 2 nights at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, by light aircraft. Elevated atop a hill, high above Lake Kariba, guests can enjoy game drives and boat cruises, sunsets are particularly impressive here especially when viewed from the lake. Another flight by light aircraft, along a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River, leads to a new national park, Mana Pools and 3 nights at Kanga Camp. Set away from the river this classic bush camp benefits from lots of game activity at the pan in front of camp – especially further into the dry season (July -> October). Classic in feel it’s a sister camp of Somalisa and they both share great guides and hospitable service.

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Day 1

In Victoria Falls you'll be met by your driver who will transfer you south by road to Hwange Main Camp, a drive of around 2 hours on tarred road through Zimbabwe's rural countryside. At Main Camp you'll meet your guide who will transfer you to camp. A game drive through mopane woodlands and open, ancient floodplains takes about an hour before you arrive at your base for the next 3 nights; Somalisa Camp.

Days 2-4

3 nights at Somalisa Camp (full board & activities) | Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Somalisa Camp consists of just six elegant canvas tents positioned in a grove of acacia trees.Staying at Somalisa Camp for a total of 3 nights, your stylish tented room has an en-suite bathroom and is a great base for game drives in Hwange National Park and guided walking safaris to the Kennedy Vlei Line. You can also spend some time in the nearby hides, which allow you to get closer to the game that passes by.

Days 5-6

2 nights at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge (full board & activities) | Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is located in the Matusadona National Park on the shore of Lake Kariba.On arrival into Bumi Hills Airstrip you’ll be met by your guide who will transfer you the short distance up the hill to your base for the next 2 nights, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. Situated high above Lake Kariba, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge enjoys great views across the water and sits in an area with good game densities. Game drives are on offer here and it’s also well worth getting out on a boat cruise too. At sunset, you’ll bear witness to the iconic image of drowned trees, semi-submerged by the lake, gently lit by soft, fading sunlight. It’s a wonderfully relaxed way to end the day.

On your last morning on Lake Kariba you’ll be able to take advantage of one final game drive before your light aircraft transfer picks you up from Bumi Hills airstrip and transports you on to Mana Pools. As you takeoff you’ll head east, right across Lake Kariba. You’ll fly over the famous old dam wall and on over the Zambezi Escarpment towards Mana Pools.

Days 7-9

3 nights at Kanga Bush Camp (full board & activities) | Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Kanga Bush Camp sits beside Kanga Pan in a remote region of Mana Pools National ParkAt the airstrip you’ll be met by your guide who will introduce himself and then transport you to Kanga Camp, a transfer of about half-an-hour. On arrival at Kanga you’ll be welcomed by the management who will familiarise you with the Camp. This will be where you’ll be based for the duration of your 3 night stay. The pan in front of camp draws animals from far and wide and often the game viewing from your own deck or the main area is as good as it is in the surrounding area. The mainstay of game activities here are game drives, and you’ll often take a packed lunch with you and head north to the river front for a full day excursion.

On your final morning with Kanga Camp you’ll take a slow game drive to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Harare. On arrival in Harare your safari with Expert Africa will come to an end and you’ll either carry on with further arrangements which you’ve booked independently, or catch a connecting flight home.

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