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Grysbok Safari

Discover three of Zimbabwe’s most iconic destinations in style, flying between Hwange, Mana Pools and Lake Kariba on this varied safari adventure staying at authentic yet luxurious camps.

Grysbok Safari: Summary

Grysbok Safari in a nutshell

A fabulous fly-in safari exploring Zimbabwe’s north-western frontier. Spend nine nights in three contrasting and complimentary areas with a great mix of safari activities.

Begin with a short road transfer out of Victoria Falls before your first game drive deep into Hwange National Park to Somalisa Camp. Shaded by acacia trees beside a seasonal floodplain, it is an intimate spot with just seven tents in a private concession. Its sustainable too and was awarded the first GOLD Green Tourism Certification in Zimbabwe. Hwange, vast and varied, is renowned for its enormous elephant herds, which you can see on game drives and walking safaris led by highly experienced guides, along with lion, cheetah, wild dog, sable and roan antelope. With over 400 species reported, birding is also excellent here.

Aboard a light aircraft, follow the Zambezi River to Mana Pools National Park and the sumptuous Nyamatusi Camp strung along its bank. Wild and remote, you can look forward to more expertly led walks and drives. A highlight here is taking to the meandering waters to paddle by hippos and crocodiles in a canoe, a quintessential Mana experience.

The third and final destination is Bumi Hills Safari Lodge sat high above Lake Kariba. Relax and take in the views between boating on the world’s largest manmade lake (and now haven for wildlife), go fishing, explore reserve on drives or learn about local ways of life and culture. The sunsets are rather special here too.

At a glance

Starts: Victoria Falls Airport
3 nights Somalisa Camp - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Full Board & Activities
3 nights Nyamatusi Camp - Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe Full Board & Activities
3 nights Bumi Hills Safari Lodge - Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe Full Board & Activities
Ends: Harare International Airport

Somalisa Camp

Days 1-4

Set beneath a grove of acacia trees in a private concession on the eastern side of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, Somalisa Camp underwent a complete rebuild in 2015. Gone is the simple, rustic property, to be replaced by a smart new set up with a much more luxurious style. The camp is fronted by an ancient dried-up watercourse known as the Sumamalisa Vlei, and this, along with the attendant waterhole, provides a great place to view the large herds of elephants for which Hwange is famous.

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Nyamatusi Camp

Days 4-7

Located on the eastern side of Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River, Nyamatusi Camp opened in April 2019. With just six luxurious tented suites, this is African Bush Camps’ new flagship camp, designed to make the most of a wonderful wilderness location while also providing high levels of luxury and comfort.

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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Days 7-10

Set on top of a high hill with views that stretch out across the Zambezi Escarpment in one direction and the vast expanse of Lake Kariba in the other, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge has been around, in one form or another, for many years. Extensive renovations in 2009 and a more recent refurbishment in early 2018 means that the lodge now provides probably the most luxurious and relaxing location on the Zimbabwean side of Lake Kariba.

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Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Grysbok Safari.

  • See the largest elephant gatherings on earth in Hwange
  • Canoe on the Zambezi between hippo pods & crocodiles
  • Walking safaris in Mana Pools, among Africa’s finest
  • A balance of excellent guiding, wilderness & luxury
  • Stay at camps with excellent green credentials

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Grysbok Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

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Key species to see on the Grysbok Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Grysbok Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

95% chance

Zebra

95% chance

Giraffe

91% chance

Roan antelope

79% chance

Sable antelope

79% chance

Leopard

64% chance

Wild dog

57% chance

Oryx

34% chance

Cheetah

28% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Brown Hyena

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

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