Zambezi Safari & Travel Co

UK Based Travel Specialist

Address:
Delamore Park Cornwood Ivybridge Devon PL21 9QP
Member Number: 20623 Tel: +44 (0) 1752 878858

Zambezi Safari and Travel Co Ltd was formed in the early 90’s when their reputation was built on privately guided safaris and walking and canoeing trails in the Zambezi valley in Zimbabwe. Always on the look-out for alternative safari destinations and adventures across Africa, Zambezi has spread their wings and today provide tailor-made safaris across southern, central and eastern Africa.

Zambezi Safari & Travel Company work with Africa’s premier professional guides who are experienced in the more remote and wilder destinations. Areas where few people travel and the game viewing is excellent. Whether you’re looking for a big game experience, wild camping or luxury safari accommodation, Zambezi offer extraordinary journeys for all ages.  On hand for advice every step of the way, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for and the African Safari holiday of your dreams.

The company’s head office is in the UK but they have operational and sales offices in Kariba and Victoria Falls.

The company offers unrivalled customer service, free expert advice, honest unbeatable pricing and safaris tailored to client's needs. Their track record in running 1st class safaris since 1995 has resulted in 99% of safaris delivered as promised or better with 53% of clients returning on safari or referring friends to the company.

The consulting team is on call 24/7/365.

ZAMBEZI is a registered trademark owned by Zambezi Safari and Travel Co LTD.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Central African Republic
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings

Charities

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Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit

The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and its natural habitat. Situated in a National Park, the town of Victoria Falls is located in one of the most beautiful environments on earth. However with the beauty of the location comes some heavy burdens of human and animal conflicts. VFAPU tries to ease some of the burdens by protecting the wildlife and habitat from poachers (subsistence and commercial), as well rescue and rehabilitate animals injured by human interference. Additionally, they try to find employment for ex-poachers so that they have a sustainable income without doing harm to flora and fauna. Education is also important, and VFAPU and its partners try to reach children at an early age through school and community awareness programs. Subsistence Poaching shows you how local people are poaching animals and trees for food and firewood. Commercial Poaching takes a look at poaching on a much larger level with ivory, skins, and meat being sold on a commercial basis to make money. VFAPU works hard to educate the community and find employment for ex-poachers in the Education and Employment section. VFAPU also show you how they try to save the wildlife they do find that has been injured or is sick due to human interference in our Rescue and Rehabilitation section.

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Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust

Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust is a charitable Trust aimed at rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in Zimbabwe and the Southern African Region. Annually many animals are injured, abandoned or snared due to human interference, be it from snaring, poaching, traffic accidents, or crop raiding. We at Wild Horizons Wildlife Trust (WHWT) believe that as humans we have a debt to pay back into wildlife as a result of this human interference with nature. Thus we voluntarily dart any snared animals to remove the snare and treat the wounds. Injuries requiring additional care will soon be treated at our new wildlife laboratory and clinic set to open mid-2010. Orphans and young animals abandoned by their families will be cared for, rehabilitated and released back into the wild once they are able to sustain themselves. From our efforts to rescue wildlife, we have realized that we cannot simply treat the effects of poaching and expect to be successful in conservation. We must begin by treating the causes of poaching, and that begins with educating communities on natural resources protection, and economic empowerment. WHWT hosts local school groups every week who interact with elephant, participate in a bush awareness course and learn about the need for conservation. We reach out to the bordering communities to work together with us on projects that promote the preservation of natural resources. These projects include a joint effort to stem erosion in the area, as well as looking at the use of chili pepper as a deterrent against crop raiding elephant. Conservation requires finding solutions to difficult problems. In order to be effective, proper research must be conducted. WHWT supports local research teams and their respective projects. We work with other projects such as Botswana based Elephants without Borders, to monitor some collared elephant in Zimbabwe including the Musango Bull on Lake Kariba, the ZNSPCA released herd in Hwange National Park, and two of our own bull elephant near Victoria Falls. Currently, we are working together with French based CNRS to dart and collar various species to evaluate prey-prey, as well as prey-predator relationships, all in protected areas that border human settlements. In an additional effort to protect natural resources, we work with other key members of the community such as the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU), Chief Mvutu Development Trust, Environment Africa and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, as well as training local anti-poaching units, and learner guides. Furthermore, we host international as well as local pre-veterinary and environmental studies students to gain invaluable experience in the field. By working together we are hoping that we can make a difference!

News

28 May 2014

Zambezi Safari launches new e-magazine

We’re delighted to bring you the first complimentary edition of our e-magazine in association with Travel Africa magazine. You’ll find 33 pages of rich content and updates from Africa – easy to download and read at your leisure or to share with family and friends. View the Spring 2014 e-magazine here Articles in this (northern) Spring 2014 issue include: Sir David Attenborough talks about Africa including his 5 finest moments on safari. Paul Bloomfield follows Livingstone…

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15 January 2014

Zambezi Safari and Travel Co. launches in New York to serve North American Adventurers

Owners John and Trish Berry announce the North American launch of Zambezi Safari and Travel Company. The New York based company serves North American clients and offers a wide range of African safari options, using Zambezi’s extensive network of experienced travel professionals. Custom itineraries are tailored to suit client timeframes, wishes and needs. “We are excited to share our fascination with wildlife and our passion for the continent of Africa and its people with travelers …

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20 September 2013

Zimbabwe - hottest safari ticket in town!

Isn’t it about time that politicians and punters alike put conservation first to support the many Zimbabwean players who’ve quietly carried their side of the bargain in the last decade?  A new stage has been set.  Elections have come and gone (let’s get over it).  There’re some real issues to tackle in the industry. A mass elephant poaching incident in Hwange has prompted the government to react strongly that might just see the authorities actively supp…

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23 March 2012

Africa Expert Game For New Challenge

Safari specialist tour operator, The Zambezi Safari and Travel Company (www.zambezi.com) has a new member in the pack, accomplished Africa consultant, Jonny Humphreys. With 18 years experience specialising in tailor-making luxury safari holidays to Africa and Indian Ocean islands, Jonny is a welcome addition to the team, largely born and bred Africans with a wealth of expertise.  He is based in Great Carlton, Lincolnshire, from where he will operate a satellite office. Born in Dar es Sala…

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27 April 2011

Top Marks for Promoting Zimbabwe

The Zambezi Safari and Travel Company (www.zambezi.com 01548 830059) is celebrating taking first place in the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards 2011, in recognition of their commitment to promoting Zimbabwe as a tourism destination. The Devon-based tour operator took the top spot in the Tourism category of the awards, introduced to recognise and raise the profile of Zimbabweans from all walks of life throughout the UK who have pushed the limits to raise the Zimbabwe flag high.  The Tourism A…

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