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Sapi Explorers Camp
Sapi Explorers Camp
Sapi Explorers Camp
Sapi Explorers Camp
Sapi Explorers Camp
Sapi Explorers Camp

Sapi Explorers Camp


15°38’38.7"S 29°43’19.7"E

Sapi Explorers Camp: Our full report

Located in the 1,200 km2 Sapi Concession on the banks of the Zambezi River Sapi Explorers Camp is an exciting ...

... new camp in the greater Mana Pools area. This small tented camp promises an imitate, relaxed atmosphere in a true African wilderness.

None of the Expert Africa team have visited the Sapi Concession yet but we have long known the team behind the new camp and we are expecting great things. Here is what we know so far:

The Sapi Concession along with Mana Pools National Park form part of Zimbabwe’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. With extensive water front and varied habitats the concession is home to good a range of wildlife including elephant, lion, buffalo and plenty of birdlife too.

The camp itself is built in the old African explorer-style with canvas tents and a colonial themed décor. Each of the 5 tented rooms features large comfortable beds, ensuite and spectacular views across the river to the Zambezi escarpment beyond.

The main area is open-sided and consists of a comfortable lounge and a dining area, where meals are served on a communal dining table.

Activities here include trips on the river by canoe and, as this is a private area, by boat. On dry land they offer game drives and guided walks.

A stay at Sapi Explores combines well with its sister property on the concession Sapi Springs Camp, located away from the river. The combination offers a contrast of experiences within this wilderness area.


Our view

While we haven’t visited Sapi Explorers, yet we would expect to find a well-run, authentic bush camp experience with excellent service and great guiding. We look forward to experiencing the camp when we next visit Mana Pools.

Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Country manager: Zimbabwe

Geographics

Location
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Directions
Sapi Explorers is usually reached by light aircraft to Sapi Airstip followed by a game drive to camp.
Accessible by
Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities
Food quality
Based on the food at other Great Plains camps we would expect an excellent variety of food to be offered here.

Most dietary needs can be catered for with sufficient notice.

Children

Attitude towards children
Minimum age is 12
Property’s age restrictions
Minimum age is 12

Communications

Water supply
Other

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Canoeing

    Canoeing

  • Guided walking safari

    Guided walking safari

Extras

Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
Laundry is included

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