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MEET THE ELEPHANTS OF THE ZAMBEZI
This special safari is designed to give you the chance to meet and get to know a little more about the magnificent elephants of the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe. Our aim is to increase understanding of the incredible work that is being done by the Zambezi Elephant Fund (ZEF) and its implementing partners on behalf of ZEF’s friends, supporters and donors. This essential work helps keep elephants and other animals safe in their beautiful natural habitats.
Your participation in the Zambezi Elephant Fund “Meet the Elephants” Safari will make a real difference and go a long way towards supporting this important work. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet interesting and inspiring people, get up close to incredible wildlife, share time with John Stevens, a highly respected and well-known safari guide and enjoy some fun elephant-related activities!
Travel dates! This safari is perfect for travel between May and October 2018 or 2019 and is of course dependent on availability during that timeframe. Let us know your preferred dates and we will put something together for you!
We are so grateful to our partners in conservation for their support – Highlands House, Robin Pope Safaris John’s Camp, Changa Safari Camp and Africa Albida Tourism - Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Arrive Harare, ETA 12h35 ex OR Tambo, Johannesburg
Met and transferred to Highlands House, about a half hour drive.
2 nights Highlands House - Bed & Breakfast basis.
Relax and settle in.
Depending on time of arrival, informal dinner tonight (or tomorrow) with
Nicci and John Stevens and other Zambezi Elephant Fund folk at Amanzi Restaurant.
After breakfast, meet and have a chat with Judy Travers of Imire Safari Ranch, who has some special stories about her experiences with elephants - and then later with Richard Maasdorp, administrator of Zambezi Elephant Fund (ZEF), for an update on ZEF’s work with implementing partners in the Zambezi Valley, including the Zambezi Society.
Afternoon at your leisure or a small tour of Patrick Mavros Studio and Kiki’s Gallery
Evening at your leisure (or dinner with ZEF folk, as per above note)
DAYS THREE - SIX
This morning, you will be transferred with John Stevens to Charles Prince Airport for your charter flight to Mana Pools National Park
4 nights John’s Camp
Explore this wild and wonderful wilderness area and get up close to the elephants with John, by foot and on game drives.
He’ll introduce you to some of the well-known pachyderm characters of the valley, famous for their ability to stand on their hind legs to feed off the higher, hard to reach branches.
Other activities include:
Visit the Mana Pools National Parks head office to meet the warden
Drive to Nyakasikana Ranger Base Station (built on funds raised by Zambezi Elephant Fund, amongst others, and implemented by key partners).
Meet the rangers.
DAYS SEVEN - NINE
Today, say goodbye to John and Mana Pools, as you depart for Matusadona National Park.
Air transfer from Mana Pools.
On arrival in Kariba, you’ll be met and transferred by boat to camp across Lake Kariba.
3 nights Changa Safari Camp
Various game viewing activities, on land and water, meet Matusadona Anti-Poaching Project folk and Bumi Hills Foundation and learn about their efforts in the area.
DAYS TEN & ELEVEN
This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip and your flight to Victoria Falls.
On arrival, met and transferred to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
2 nights Victoria Falls Safari Lodge - Bed & Breakfast basis.
Various activities, including a tour of the Falls, an art and elephant interaction.
Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your international departure.
End of services
Estimated Cost for the above safari based on 8 people sharing, 11 nights/12 days with John Stevens private guiding for 5 days: USD585.00 per person sharing per night - 2018 rates.
SAFARI COST INCLUDES
All accommodation on a shared basis; all meals unless otherwise indicated; some lodges and camps do not include drinks, some include house wine at dinner and drinks on game drives and some include all drinks except premium wines, Champagne, spirits and liqueurs; meet and greet service on arrival; charters and transfers as outlined in itinerary; daily game viewing activities, park fees; services of private guide (John Stevens) accompanied by local camp guides throughout.
SAFARI COST EXCLUDES
Airport taxes; any meals, drinks, entrance fees, porterage, tours and transfers etc. not specified above; cancellation, baggage or medical insurance; staff gratuities; items of a personal nature; any new government taxes
Charters, both scheduled and private, and park fees are quoted on current rates and subject to any fuel or government hikes.