African Bush Camps

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Unit 109b The Foundry, 74 Prestwich Street, Green Point, 8001, Cape Town
Member Number: 20498 Tel: +27 21 7010 270

African Bush Camps is a private, owner-run African-based safari company that speaks of the art of service and offers you an authentic safari experience in the untamed African wilderness. Focused on your experience as our guest, our professional guides and naturalist enthusiasts will be at hand to ensure your journey with African Bush Camps is the very best safari experience available.

African Bush Camps seeks to promote and influence travel to Africa on a global scale while operating with an environmentally sustainable footprint and an ethos that strives to empower local communities in the areas in which we operate, as well maintaining a strong focus on conservation

The African Bush Camps portfolio includes the following:


Khwai Leadwood and Khwai Bush Camp;

Linyanti Bush Camp, Linyanti Ebony, and Linyanti Expeditions/ Migration Expeditions



Somalisa Camp, Somalisa Acacia, Somalisa Expeditions, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Nyamatusi Camp, Nyamatusi Mahogany, Kanga Camp, and Zambezi Expeditions


Thorntree River Lodge

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Cultural activities
  • Honeymoon safaris

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

African Bush Camps have committed themselves to responsible tourism through the development of the African Bush Camps Foundation.

Made up of local trustee’s who are recognized specialists in fields of business, education, conservation, and legal and human rights knowledge, the vision of the African Bush Camps Foundation is to empower communities through the practice of responsible tourism, and ensure that the ‘tourism dollar’ has a meaningful impact; creating long-lasting development with regards to conservation, education, and resource management.

The mission is to effect real and lasting change to rural communities that are in close proximity to wildlife areas in Zimbabwe and Botswana where African Bush Camps operate, and to conserve the environment through these communities.

Projects include and are not limited to:

- Supporting Education

- Income generating projects for local communities

- Community Development

- Conservation of Wildlife and Environment


African Bush Camps Foundation

The African Bush Camps Foundation is a registered non-profit charity in Zimbabwe with local trustee’s who are recognized specialists in fields of business, conservation, legal and human rights knowledge as well as education. The vision of the African Bush Camps Foundation is to empower communities through the practice of responsible tourism, and ensure that the ‘tourism dollar’ has a meaningful impact; creating long-lasting development with regards to conservation, education, and resource management. The mission is to effect real and lasting change to rural communities that are in close proximity to wildlife areas in Zimbabwe, Botswana & Zambia where African Bush Camps operate, and to conserve the environment through these communities.


18 May 2022

African Bush Camps Heightening Guest Experiences with Helicopter Flights

As part of African Bush Camps’ commitment to delivering memorable safari moments in Botswana, scenic helicopter experiences are available to guests at Khwai Leadwood and Linyanti Bush Camp and Ebony during both the Shoulder and High Season.

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30 March 2022

African Bush Camps Opens Lolebezi in Lower Zambezi National, Zambia

Opening June 2022, new light-on-earth luxury camp along the Zambezi River expands offering in Zambia to two luxury lodges, allowing guests to experience Zambian culture, design, and ABC’s renowned guides

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13 July 2021

African Bush Camps Looks Back at 15 Years of Safari Guest Experiences and Community Outreach

This year, southern African safari operator, African Bush Camps, celebrates 15 years of creating meaningful interactions with international travellers and community members in and around its properties in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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28 June 2021

Ease Back into Travel on Private Multi-Generation Family Safaris with African Bush Camps

Gather every generation and ease back into travel together with a private family safari from African Bush Camps (ABC). The experience-focused, 100% African-owned and operated safari company offers 16 luxury tented bush camps and lodges in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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28 April 2021

African Bush Camps’ Miles for Mola Fun Run on May 1st

African Bush Camps will kickstart our latest fundraising event, Miles for Mola, on May 1st specifically aimed at raising funds to reach our USD40,000 goal for one of our flagship projects in Zimbabwe, Mola Wildlife Coexistence Program.

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12 April 2021

African Bush Camp’s Khwai Leawood is Open

African Bush Camps is proud to announce the official opening of Khwai Leadwood, our newest camp, located on the edge of the Khwai River, one of the permanent channels of the mighty Okavango Delta.

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04 January 2021

Indulge in More than a Safari with the Reopening of African Bush Camps’ Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia

The Zambian-based Thorntree River Lodge has started to welcome local and international travellers back to its premises in December 2020.

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23 November 2020

African Bush Camps Launches World Safari Day to Rally Support for Safari Tourism

Southern African safari operator, African Bush Camps (ABC), has declared 25 November ‘World Safari Day’ - an annual occasion that celebrates Africa’s wildlife and its people. The upcoming calendar date highlights the purpose of conserving Africa’s natural resources and authentic wilderness areas and highlight the economic benefits the safari industry has brought to communities.

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06 November 2020

Celebrate Responsible Tourism with African Bush Camps

World Responsible Tourism Day (6 November) and World Safari Day (25 November) are soon approaching. These occasions recognise businesses and destinations that work to educate, inspire and improve the world through the power if tourism.

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17 April 2020

Why Keeping Your Distance Works Best on Walking Safaris with African Bush Camps

Calvet Nkomo, head guide at award-winning Somalisa Camp, knows how to keep his distance from wildlife in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe  Keeping a healthy distance apart is a priority for people all over the world these days. But deep in the bush of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, it has been front-of-mind for Calvet Nkomo for decades. As head guide of award-winning Somalisa Camp, one of 15 luxury tented bush camps and lodges offered by African Bush Camps (ABC) across Botswana, Zimbabw…

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29 November 2019

Global #GivingTuesday get in the spirit with African Bush Camps

The world’s biggest annual day of giving takes place on Tuesday, 3rd December and African Bush Camps and African Bush Camps Foundation are participating for the first time! That’s right — the most charitable 24 hours of the year follow straight after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The festive spirit fills the air as we celebrate a wonderful year and what better way to get into the holiday giving spirit than a three-for-one deal?

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28 November 2019

Prince Harry joins community and conservation leaders who are driven to conserve Matusadona National Park and surrounding areas

Image: Elephant herds move freely between Matusadona National Park and the surrounding areas In true One Zimbabwe spirit African Bush Camps welcome the announcement that the Duke of Sussex has pledged his support to the reformation of Zimbabwe’s; Matusadona National Park.

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16 October 2019

Sue Watt shares her tales and tribulations of her time spent in Mana Pools tracking painted wolves.

African Bush Camps are proud to have hosted award-winning journalist Sue Watt at Zambezi Expeditions and Nyamatusi Camp. On both her journeys with African Bush Camps, Sue was in pursuit of the endangered painted wolves. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. She and African Bush Camps partnered with photographer and painted wolf specialist Nick Dyer to track the pack’s movement through one of Zimbabwe’s most remote National Parks.

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10 October 2019

New Camp Opening – Enjoy A Helicopter Transfer

To celebrate the opening of the new Migrations Expeditions Camp in Nxai Pan National Park, African Bush Camps are offering all guests staying at sister property Khwai Bush Camp a helicopter transfer to get the best view of Botswana’s green season.

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19 September 2019

Conserving African LionScapes - Beks Ndlovu joins a panel discussion at the Business of Conservation Conference

During the Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali, Rwanda over the weekend a topic which was openly discussed by a panel of industry experts was that of keystone species. These are species whose presence or dominance in a landscape if reduced to nothing will have a domino effect on the loss of other species.

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10 September 2019

Tourism industry leaders collaborate at the Business of Conservation Conference

Image: Business of Conservation Conference 2019 “Investing in one of Africa’s great assets” the theme that has run through the annual Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali, Rwanda over the weekend.

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09 September 2019

Please, we need you! Global Giving Accelerator challenge goes live today!

image: Main Camp Primary School, Hwange National Park We need to raise a minimum of US$5,000 through 40 different supporters between 9th - 27th September!! In order to be accepted to launch a permanent profile on GlobalGiving and enable our international donors to make seamless, safe and tax-deductible donations towards specific projects into the future.

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05 September 2019

African Bush Camps will be attending PURE and SANGANAI 2019

We work in an industry where communication is key, collaboration is essential and evoking new ideas to adapt to travel trends is critical. Travel shows are the pinnacle platform. African Bush Camps will be present at both PURE and SANGANAI to catalyze the energy and share our news.

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20 August 2019

#OneZimbabwe Roadshow here is the shout out!

On Thursday the 15th August in collaboration with our industry partners, we held our first Zimbabwe Roadshow in Cape Town. The day was filled with knowledge sharing aimed to showcase the essence of Zimbabwe and debunk the concerns the tourism industry faces when considering Zimbabwe as a prominent African destination.

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05 August 2019

Join African Bush Camps Founder, Beks Ndlovu in Paris for an afternoon of conservation, art and wine

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on" - Albert Einstein  That is exactly what we intend to do, African Bush Camps, together with Untamed Travelling invite you to an afternoon of art in Paris. Dutch artist Rens Lipsius with fellow artist Lieselotte Verbruggen created works for what they call the "Art In The Bush" project.

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01 August 2019

African Bush Camps founder and CEO, Beks Ndlovu addresses Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council on “resilience.”

Image: Beks Ndlovu joined on stage by the Black Mambas who talked on their goals to protect African wildlife. The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council was held at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg on Wednesday 24th July. The conference invited delegates from across our African borders and the globe to voice and share information and industry knowledge. The day consisted of a variety of panel discussions based on developing resilience in African tourism to enable us on the African continent to better equip, prepare and empower ourselves to ensure we can sustain and meet projected tourism growth despite foreseen and unforeseen crisis.

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31 July 2019

Ignite your unique spirit at Migrations Expeditions

Image: Plains Zebra on the move, the longest African land migration, Shaun Stanley From the beginning of our time on earth, we, the humans who have walked this world have been driven by a desire to explore and discover new lands and destinations. Human migration has lead people and communities to opposite ends of the world often motivated by the need to improve one’s self. It is this inherent characteristic that still burns within us, inspiring us to travel to new territories, understand different cultures, experience nature and wildlife in its raw habitat. To move is our nature and to travel our liveliness.

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22 July 2019

The dawn of a new generation with African Bush Camps

Remember the first time you watched the Lion King? Remember being swept away to the plains of Africa and watching the tale that started with the mighty King Mufasa. Mufasa instilled valuable life lessons that resonate with us and will continue to do so for many generations to come. The fantasy world of a pride of lions on-screen starts to reflect the one we live in. “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” - Mufasa

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15 July 2019

African Bush Camps welcome guests to join on a Community & Conservation Safari

It was from the beginning that African Bush Camps recognized that to be a successful safari company there was a need to come together with surrounding communities and pioneer conservation, education and community empowerment efforts. It was with this realization that African Bush Camps and the African Bush Camps Foundation formed simultaneously, creating a fine balance of a tourism, conservation and community development company.

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03 July 2019

£24 000 raised for elephant conservation

African Bush Camps is proud to have sponsored the How Many Elephants event last month at the Royal Geographical Society. £24 000 was raised for elephant conservation. The proceeds were equally distributed between three anti-poaching initiatives in South Africa and Zimbabwe. African Bush Camps was especially happy to give two guests the chance to experience an authentic African Safari with us. One safari having been auctioned on the night and another one won as the main prize of the evening.

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17 April 2019

African Bush Camps Partners With ‘How Many Elephants’ To Raise Awareness Of The African Elephant Crisis

African Bush Camps has joined forces with How Many Elephants to support their annual talk held at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in London on 6th June. This years talk ‘On the Front Line’ offers an evening of adventure with inspirational speakers from the front line of conservation in Africa. As a conservation driven organization African Bush Camps promote and influence travel to Africa on a global scale while operating with an environmentally sustainable footprint. Employing an ethos that strives to empower local communities in the areas in which they operate, a strong focus on conservation is at the heart of their operation.

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10 April 2019

African Bush Camps “Wild Game” is open

“Nyamatusi” –lightly translates to “Wild Game,” this transcends perfectly to its location. Nyamatusi is set in one of the most remote parts of Africa the old untouched landscape of Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. African Bush Camps are proud to announce this wonderful addition to our Mana Pools portfolio which provides a signature alternate for our guests travelling in the area. Nyamatusi Camp welcomed our first guests on the 1st April in time for the beginning of the Mana Pools season. Our first guests were met by a jubilant team who were thrilled to see how all their hard work had paid off. Nyamatusi will enchant visitors with uninterrupted views of the Zambezi River and the escarpment beyond, the camp is submerged in raw Africa and surrounded by wild game.

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01 April 2019

Where focus goes, energy flows – African Bush Camps host internal guides training at Somalisa Camp

African Bush Camps annual guides training took place last month, at Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park. African Bush Camps founder Beks Ndlovu, himself a professional guide for over 23 years was on site to formally welcome and thank his colleagues and good friends. Beks and Africa Bush Camps have long acknowledged the need for sustained focus and resources issued to such a vital element of a safari offering. The guides training brings experts from varying fields to orchestrate training over the duration of 7 days in camp. Over 40 guides from across the three countries where African Bush Camps has offerings namely Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe were in attendance.

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13 March 2019

Welcome to the “Art of the true Safari”, exploring the private concession of Linyanti in Northern Botswana from our newest camp, Linyanti Expeditions.

Back to basics is the theme for African Bush Camps latest addition, Linyanti Expeditions opening early May 2019. The new camp keeps in style with our other expedition style camps. Going back to basics strengthens the foundation of an authentic safari, submerged into what is purely Africa. The basics are not a compromise on comfort or safety but rather the exploration of what, in this modern world is a genuine luxury… unobstructed landscapes, untouched wilderness and unaffected wildlife

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06 March 2019

The Botswana White Paper: Statement from African Bush Camps

Botswana has created an enviable reputation consistently over the decades as a leading tourism destination that transcends the safari industry. The country has lead the way in banning hunting, a high profile decision that resonated with nature lovers across the world and that has differentiated Botswana from competing safari destinations. Less high-profile has been its sustained and sensitive environmental management over many years which has successfully controlled Botswana’s fragile resources.

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21 February 2019

Ngwana Club- Blooming young explorers with African Bush Camps

The green season, the season for new life and youthful beginnings. The season for families and memory making. African Bush Camps encourage families of all ages to bring your babies to meet our babies. The green season brings the first rains which intern brings the birth of new life. African Bush Camps have a variety of camps across Southern Africa which are designed specifically to meet the needs of families, catering to their unique dynamic.

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21 January 2019

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge welcomes French Artist Rens Lipsius to its community.

Rens Lipsius has always been filled with a love of nature and science, it is through this passion and his experimentation with camera and brush that he has become a formidable self-taught artist. African Bush Camps in collaboration with Untamed Travelling is thrilled to host Rens at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge on the shores of majestic Lake Kariba and within close proximity to Matusadona National Park. Rens, who is based in Paris, France will be our in-house artist for the month of February, he will be joined by aspiring artist Lieselotte Verbruggen.

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14 January 2019

Going, going, gone green

While the ‘green movement’ intensifies as people are becoming more aware of their responsibilities towards the environment, African Bush Camps is leading the way in eco-tourism innovations and sustainable design. African Bush Camps two destinations located in Chobe National Park, Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony are proud to announce that they are successfully running off 100% solar produced energy. The two camps make up a total of 10 African Bush Camps locations being sustained by solar power!

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14 January 2019

“Two feet move your body four feet move your soul.” – African Bush Camps Horse-back Expedition

Roam through the wild, dense teak forest and the wide-open plains of Hwange National Park, on a mobile horse-back safari with African Bush Camps.  This allows for a unique perspective, and we are excited to offer you this thrilling expedition. Guests will explore the contrasting landscape, in the most authentic way, pioneering through the pristine wilderness.

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19 December 2018

Meet the painted wolves of the BBC’s Dynasties

December is all about the painted wolves, the story of 'Blacktip' and “Tammy” in the recent BBC’s Dynasties episode captivated us; a mother-daughter feud, a violent death and the fight for survival, we believe it's been Dynasties’ most dra­­­ma­­tic episode so far. If you haven't seen these elusive creatures in the wild yet, we have just the safari holiday for you.

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11 December 2018

Follow the golden string as African Bush Camps host three familiarization in May 2019

African Bush Camps invite you to experience the art of service on safari, join us pre or post We Are Africa 2019 on an authentic safari experience.  The three-way effect: a taste of Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe - 6th  to 12th May Spend the first 2 nights on the eastern edge of Botswana’s Okavango Delta at Khwai Bush Camp which traces the border of the Moremi Game Reserve. A truly magical setting ideal for year-round wildlife encounters. From here move on to 1 night at Linyanti Bush Camp which offers an intimate safari experience in a private concession on the border of Botswana’s iconic Chobe National Park.

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09 November 2018

African Bush Camps, announcing our new streamline website

Here, at African Bush Camps, the experience we offer is always at the forefront of all our endeavours. We go the extra mile to deliver superior, world-class service to our partners, suppliers and guests. Not only do we want to offer the best in wildlife experience, but we strive to bring that passion and excellence to the online user. We are proud to launch a new website that aligns with Beks Ndlovu’s dream of offering a holistic and authentic experience throughout everything we do. On our new online platform, we aim to bring Africa to you, with beautiful images, in-depth information and exceptional usability.

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02 November 2018

A community-based Conservation Music production in Zimbabwe with African Bush Camps

The month of September was a unique and exciting one for the communities in the Dete area, on the border of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Conservation Music, an organization dedicated to environmental music production workshops stayed at Mambanje Primary School to learn and co-produce a song and music video about the community based conservation challenges, ethos and efforts in the area.

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15 October 2018

More than just game drives at Bumi Hills

There are many enthralling activities when you venture from the the comfort and beauty of the idyllic lake view at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. Guests can opt for active game drives or walking safaris to discover the lion, leopard and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Boating Safaris, lake cruises and fishing are also on offer on the tranquil lake, where fishing enthusiasts can try their luck. If you do decide to stay in the comfort of the lodge, 10 lakeview rooms exhibit panoramic views to send you into a state of awe. The Baobab Villa offers a unique and secluded experience for families, small groups or honeymooners providing guests a private vehicle, lounge and butler.

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12 October 2018

Final 9 students sponsored with your support

African Bush Camps Foundation has triumphed in our ambition of raising full scholarships for 23 orphaned and vulnerable students in the Hwange Area, Zimbabwe, as part of our 2018 High School Scholarships Programme.

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11 October 2018

More Safari Logistics flights available

More good news for those traveling between Somalisa and Victoria Falls, Safari Logistics has added an additional route to the 2019 Flight schedule. We will now be able to fly guests out of Somalisa to Victoria Falls Airport to connect with the SA8691 Airlink flight to Cape Town as well as the KQ792 flight to Cape Town that departs in the morning. The flight will return to Somalisa in the afternoon connecting guests off the SA40 and BA6285 flights that land in Victoria Falls Airport from Johannesburg after lunch. This will hopefully give our guests more opportunity when travelling to and from the beautiful land of Hwange National Park.

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10 October 2018

Be the first to stay at African Bush Camps new camps in Mana Pools!

Journey with us to a place where time slows down, where nature reigns free. A patchwork of rugged wilderness, strong flowing rivers and far-reaching mountains. Mana Pools is one of the last true wildernesses, our ambition is to offer a variety of experiences. This has led us to opening two new camps in Mana Pools, Nyamatusi Camp and Nyamatusi Mahogany. While Nyamatusi Camp is going to be established as the main camp, the latter will be our dedicated family camp consisting of two tented suites and two family suites nestled under ancient mahogany trees on the lush banks of the mighty Zambezi River.

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30 August 2018

Nyamatusi Camp: One of Africa's last remaining wild frontiers

Close your eyes and imagine a wild and untouched nirvana, a landscape that has been carved from the meanderings of one of the oldest rivers in the world. Imagine spending your days here, observing the vivid contrast between a sense of wildness and peace.African Bush Camps is excited to announce the opening of our new camps Nyamatusi Camp and Nyamatusi Mahogany, located in the Nyamatusi Wilderness Concession in the far east of Mana Pools National Park, one of the last remaini…

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26 June 2018

The Wait is Finally Over- African Bush Camps new property in the Khwai Region is now open for bookings

For the past 12 months, African Bush Camps has added a new word to our vocabulary Iktsuarpok (n): When visitors are due to arrive, a fidgety feeling sprouts up. We might keep glancing out of the window, or pause mid-sentence, thinking we’ve heard the sound of a car.

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15 June 2018

The Armchair Safari at Kanga Camp

Experience the Armchair Safari at Kanga Camp. The camp, situated around Kanga Pan which is the only source of water for miles around, is a magnet for wildlife especially during the drier months from July to October.

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14 June 2018

Victoria Falls by the Light of the Full Moon

Spend the nights of the full moon at Thorntree River Lodge and indulge in the magic of a Lunar Moon Falls Tour. The full moon creates a ‘moon-bow’ over the Victoria Falls, making this spectacular wonder of the world even more impressive.

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12 June 2018

Saile Airstrip Re-opened

African Bush Camps is happy to announce that after late seasonal rains in Northern Botswana, Saile Airstrip, which services Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony, has now be re-opened. The runway has been graded and the inspections have been carried out by the authorities and we look forward to welcoming safari guests with a smooth landing and our legendary hospitality.  

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08 June 2018

Family Safari Circuit With African Bush Camps

From Big Five spotting, to nature walks; from cultural excursions to sunset boat cruises, there is something for the everyone on a Family Safari. Four incredible African safari destinations await exploration with African Bush Camps. In Botswana, discover the delights of Khwai and the famous wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve at Khwai Tented Camp; and from the secret paradise of Linyanti Ebony, in the Chobe Enclave, watch the spectacle of nature unfold before you. Thorntree River Lodge in Za…

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23 April 2018

The Baobab Villa at Bumi Hills

The Baobab Villa at Bumi Hills, where authentic safaris meet laid-back luxury, is the perfect safari pit-stop for the whole family. Bring your family to Bumi Hills to reconnect and recharge along the ‘African Riviera’. Baobab Villa (formerly Kingfisher Cottage) is a private, exclusive-use, 2-bedroomed villa with its own private lounge, dining and decking areas that create a blissful family escape on the shores of Lake Kariba.

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23 April 2018

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge: New Lodge, New Imagery

We are thrilled to share the latest images of our brand new Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.

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20 April 2018

Somalisa Expeditions

Somalisa Expeditions, one of the newest camps in the African Bush Camps portfolio, was opened in April 2017.

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20 February 2018

moyo africa to Represent African Bush Camps in Europe

AAfrican Bush Camps is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alexandra Nägeli as our Germanic and Nordic Market Representative (in 2018 Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, from 2019 also Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark).

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22 January 2018

African Bush Camps Annual Guides Gathering

Please note: Due to our Annual Guide Training Workshop, all African Bush Camps properties in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia will be closed from the 25th of January to the 2nd of February 2018. With the essence of African Bush Camps firmly rooted in a passion for guiding, this annual guide workshop is aimed at ensuring the highest standards of guiding practices throughout the African Bush Camps Portfolio of properties.

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19 January 2018

African Bush Camps at ITB

African Bush Camps, represented by our Founder and CEO, Beks Ndlovu, will be attending ITB Berlin from the 7th to the 11th of March 2018. Our appointment schedule is now open and we are excited to share and discuss all of the additions and updates to our portfolio. Please contact to book your appointment.

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18 January 2018

Bumi Hills Blast Off

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, recently re-opened after a three million dollar upgrade and refurbishment, welcomed its first guests with true Zimbabwean warmth on Christmas Day 2017. Bumi Hills is the perfect destination that combines the breath-taking views and vibrant sunsets of Lake Kariba with thrilling game drives, private lake cruises, sumptuous cuisine, wellness and rejuvenation at the spa and first-class hospitality. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is open for bookings. We are looking forward to welcoming travellers to our new slice of paradise. Please email for enquiries.

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15 December 2017

New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Recognised as one of the most iconic safari lodges in Zimbabwe, we are thrilled to announce the re-opening of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge under the African Bush Camps banner. Bumi Hills, widely revered as having the best panoramic view of Lake Kariba, has been completely refurbished and upgraded to flaunt the breath-taking vistas of the blue waters of the lake.

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28 November 2017

African Bush Camps: Design the Future

Design the Future How can architecture become a mechanism for experiencing the adventure, magic and romance of a safari? You decide. In collaboration with Eleven Magazine, a heralded architecture, design and creative-lifestyle magazine, African Bush Camps is running a ‘Design a Safari Camp’ Competition.

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13 November 2017

Low water at Linyanti

Due to low water in the Linyanti area, African Bush Camps has suspended water activities, including mokoro rides, at Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony. However, game drives, walking safaris, and helicopter safaris are still on offer.

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10 November 2017

Mana Pools Camps Closed 1 December to 1 April

African Bush Camps properties in Mana Pools, Kanga Camp and Zambezi Expeditions, will close for the rainy season on 1st December. The camps will re-open on 1 April 2018, ready to welcome our first guests on the Super Sensory Safari- a pioneering, first of its kind 6-night experience gives safari goers the opportunity to explore the beauty of Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. The Super Sensory Safari is a unique, deeply immersive experience within the African wilderness. It incorporates…

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09 November 2017

New Camp Imagery for African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps has updated the imagery for all properties across the portfolio. The new images are available for download on our WETU catalogue here

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06 October 2017

Barefoot Luxury at African Bush Camps Khayelitshe House

Situated in the heart of the Matobo Hills, just outside the boundary of the National Park lies Khayelitshe House. Enclosed by the iconic balancing rocks and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of massive boulders, Khayelitshe got its name from the Ndebele words ‘Ekhaya’ and ‘Litshe’ which means ‘Home in the Rocks’.

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04 October 2017

Safari Logistics: Connecting Flights in Zimbabwe

Safari Logistics, an initiative to promote cost effective Travel around Zimbabwe, has created this easy to read breakdown of recommendations for international flights into Zimbabwe. Safari Logistics links with these inbound flights to the top wildlife areas in the country including Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba and Matusadona, and Mana Pools National Park. With Safari Logistics, travel around Zimbabwe has never been easier!

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31 August 2017

Annual Guide Training Workshop: Camp Closures 2018

Please note that the African Bush Camps properties in Zimbabwe and Botswana will be closed from the 25th of January to the 2nd of February 2018. During this period, we will be bringing all of our guides together for the annual Guide Training Workshop. We use the workshop to increase and refresh the knowledge, passion and experiences of our Guiding Teams so that they are able to transform an ordinary safari into and extra-ordinary one. Watch the Guides Training Wor…

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30 August 2017

African Bush Camps Group Booking Policy

African Bush Camps has updated the terms and conditions of our group bookings policy in order to streamline the process. Please take a look at the Agent’s Reserve for the updated provisos for group reservations: Please email your dedicated African Bush Camps Aficionado if you have any questions about the policy. 

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29 August 2017

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

We at African Bush Camps have been telling you how wonderful our newly opened properties are and now we can show you. We have uploaded a new selection of photographs and imagry of Thorntree River Lodge and Somalisa Expeditions on our WETU catalogue. Please see here for the full albums

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28 June 2017

African Bush Camps Sales Team Visits Thorntree River Lodge

The African Bush Camps sales team of safari aficionados, Kate, Coral, Maneta, Ingrid and Mona, took some time to visit our newly opened property, Thorntree River Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. In order to give the right recommendations to agents, it was important that the sales team experienced the beautiful Thorntree first-hand. They had the most incredible time at Thorntree River Lodge- they cruised the waters of the mighty Zambezi and were awed by the sunset, they were wined and dined by ou…

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27 June 2017

Magical Mokoros at Linyanti

After a long, tough drought last year, African Bush Camps is thrilled to announce that flood waters have pushed through to the Linyanti marshes in front of Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony. The marshes and waterways are now lush and flowing and we have reintroduced mokoro activities at Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony. The mokoro is used to explore the tranquil waters of the rivers, marshes and deltas of Botswana. The mokoro offers guests an opportunity to fully experience the sound…

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26 June 2017

Khwai Airstrip Re-opens

After flooding during the heavy rains in the green season, Khwai Airstrip has dried out and is now ready to land planes. Khwai airstrip is only a 20-minute drive from Khwai Tented Camp, which makes it an easy transfer from the plane to the start of your safari at Khwai Tented Camp.  In 2018, guests staying at both Khwai Tented Camp and Linyanti Bush Camp or Linyanti Ebony will be offered door-to-door helicopter transfers between camps so they don’t miss a minute on safari.  

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07 April 2017

Increasing the African Bush Camps Footprint in the Australasian Market

African Bush Camps has recently entered into a partnership with Ynot Concepts, a cutting-edge boutique agency in Sydney, Australia. Ynot Concepts will support African Bush Camps in the Australasian market in sales, marketing and PR. With over 21 years industry experience and extensive product knowledge, Ynot Concepts provides a strong platform to increase our brand awareness, grow the African Bush Camps market share and stimulate new business in Australia and New Zealand. Ynot Concepts is head…

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27 March 2017

Rita Pires, African Bush Camps Chief Marketing Officer

African Bush Camps is delighted to announce the appointment of Rita Pires to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Rita will oversee the marketing department activities within the African Bush Camps group and our sister air and road transfer company, Safari Logistics. Rita’s core focus will be to manage and coordinate the marketing and branding activities of the African Bush Camps team as part of a collaborative process. Rita has a stellar track record and a wealth of experience with…

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24 March 2017

NEW: Khwai Leadwood Under Thatch

African Bush Camps is thrilled to announce that our newest camp, Khwai Leadwood Under Thatch, has found a home on a permanent site on Tsaro Concession, Khwai Community Area. Built on the banks of the Khwai River and nestled amoungst a forest of sycamore and leadwood trees, Khwai Leadwood Under Thatch will consist of 4 standard and 2 family chalets. Guests will enjoy spacious and comfortable thatched accommodation and private en-suite bathrooms with views over the permanent water source and bey…

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15 December 2016

The Flourishing Footprint of African Bush Camps

In 2017, African Bush Camps are adding 2 new properties to the portfolio. We will expand our offering in Zimbabwe with Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and develop our footprint into Zambia with Thorntree River Lodge. These exciting new camps reflect the principles and ethos of the company as a whole and stay true to the authentic values of African Bush Camps. Geared to open in May 2017, Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short d…

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07 April 2016

African Bush Camps Lead The Way

African Bush Camps have made this easier for their clients by launching an innovative and useful Month by Month Seasonal Calendar on their website.  For each ecological area in which their various camps in Zimbabwe and Botswana are situated, they provide a photograph and description of what the area looks like in each month of the year.  Alongside this are pictorial indications of the weather conditions, minimum and maximum temperatures, vegetation and examples of the animals you ar…

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17 July 2015

The Killing of a Wildlife Icon - Beks Ndlovu speaks out following the death of Cecil

THE KILLING OF A WILDLIFE ICON PRESS RELEASE - Beks Ndlovu talks in his personal capacity on the killing of Cecil - a wildlife icon Following the recent killing by hunters of the well-known lion, Cecil, just outside the boundary of Hwange National Park, we can confirm that this is now under the full investigation of Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority and the Industry at large. A meeting has been called for all stakeholders including the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Ass…

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27 March 2015

Zimbabwe - Death by Boycott Syndrome (DBB)

II regard myself as privileged to have travelled and seen a big part of this colourful world. It is the best education I have ever had. I am inspired by different cultures, different thinking and different ways of life. Travel is a personal journey, one that I begin with my eyes open, imagining what impact I might have on the financial and social economy of a region. Having lived in Zimbabwe all my life, I am all too familiar with the concept of sanctions and boycotts. Boycotts …

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19 January 2015

African Bush Camps on VAT in Zimbabwe

During 2014 the Zimbabwe Government implied to the tourism industry that VAT of 15% was to come into effect from 1st January 2015 and on this basis we increased our 2015 rates in our Zimbabwe African Bush Camps to reflect this 15% VAT. Whilst we felt the need to raise our rates to cover the ever-increasing operating costs we resisted doing this as we felt that it was unrealistic to expect the market to handle more than a 15% increase despite the fact that this did not actually represent an inc…

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27 March 2014

African Bush Camps opens a new office in Cape Town

We are delighted to announce the opening of our Cape Town office and introduce the Team consisting of Betty Boger (left), Ilze Wagenaar (centre), and Wesley Nyamana (left). Focused on the sales and reservations for African Bush Camps, our Team of fresh faces, who share our vibrant passion for travel in Africa, have undergone 5 months of intensive and extensive training to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide you with an exceptional and personal service from initial …

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26 March 2014

African Bush Camps launches new website

We are delighted to launch the newly designed and updated website for our African Bush Camps portfolio. Focused on providing a visual yet informative platform for you and your guests to review our camps and services, African Bush Camps have been working tirelessly and closely with the fantastic Design and Development Team at Active Ice Studio’s to ensure that our website is reflective of who we are, what we aspire to and where we are going. For more information, click here.

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26 July 2012

The 'H2O Hwange' Campaign

African Bush Camps has initiated a fund raising campaign known as 'H2O Hwange' where they have pledged to support National Parks and various other organisations in their endeavors to supply water to areas of the Hwange National Park where the natural pans and water-holes have dried up. Following a very poor rainy season, Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park faces a critical and potentially devastating dry season as the country experience’s a national drought. African Bush Camps …

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25 July 2012

African Bush Camps - Taking steps towards 'Greener' Camps

In an effort to help save the environment, African Bush Camps has introduced a personal gift for each of their guests labelled ‘The Safari Companion’. In a campaign to stop the use of environmentally unfriendly materials, African Bush Camps will provide every guest with a stainless steel drinking water bottle to be refilled with pure filtered water which has undergone a tripple water filtration system. The campaign aims to minimise the use of toxic plastic bottles which damage the …

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20 January 2012

African Bush Camps new initiative

African Bush Camps is proud to announce the start of a new initiative called ‘Safari Logistics’. Through the services of ‘Safari Logistics’ visitors from all corners of the world will now have convenient and cost effective access to Zimbabwe’s renowned and popular safari areas. Under ‘Safari Logistics’, African Bush Camps will begin its operation of a much–needed seat rate schedule, with flights which will link the renowned Hwange National Park&n…

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10 October 2011

African Bush Camps open two new airstrips in Zimbabwe

African Bush Camps have added two new airstrips to their portfolio in Zimbabwe. Manga Airstrip, in the heart of Hwange National Park, is a mere 30 minute drive from Somalisa Private Concession where Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia are located. Approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, the Civil Aviation Inspector dubbed the airstrip to be 'the best bush landing airstrip in Zimbabwe'. Dandawa Airstrip, a mere 30 minute drive from Kanga Camp, allows guests to enjoy a short …

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