Bush Snippets

  • When the season goes GREEN

    The Green Season (November to April) is the rainy season in most of Southern Africa. It is historically a less popular time for safari as the wildlife can be harder to see due to thick vegetation and long grasses. Also many animals will scatter over a wider area as food and water is plentiful and they [...]

  • Wild Zimbabwe optional Zambia add-on

    We are pleased to announce that we are now offering an optional add-on to our small-group scheduled trip with Benson next year. In addition to the main 9 night Zimbabwe itinerary, we are now offering a 4 day extension to Anabezi Camp in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia. In order to accommodate this we have had [...]

  • Wild Zimbabwe – Small Group safari with Benson 08-19 June 2016

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of a small group tour in Zimbabwe next year. This special itinerary will be guided by Benson and will run with a minimum of 3 guests and a maximum of 6 guests, ensuring an extremely exclusive experience. The outline of this 11 night itinerary is: 3 nights Linkwasha [...]

  • Liuwa Plain Safaris

    We are excited to announce that as of May 2015 Norman Carr Safaris (Time & Tide) we will offer safaris in Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. They are giving the existing camp, Matamanene (previously run by Robin Pope Safaris),  a soft facelift and will be operating 4 and 5 night set departure safaris guided by [...]

  • Removal of Yellow Fever vaccination requirements for Zambia

    We are pleased to share the exciting news of Yellow Fever certification being lifted (with immediate effect) for travel between Zambia and its regional neighbors, South Africa and Botswana. This follows the recent announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of declaring Zambia yellow fever free. This decision should prove beneficial to Zambia tourism as [...]

  • Adrenaline Rush – if only I could fly

    An early morning winter drive at Little Kwara produced great drama. First we found a cub all alone in an open flood, in anticipation mode, the most obvious question was ‘where is the mother?’. Suddenly out of the nearby bush came a herd of kudus purposefully walking into the plain in our direction, this was [...]

  • Zambia / Zimbabwe combined visa

    Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA from 28th November, 2014. It is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which will be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six months. If successful, it will rolled out to Angola, Botswana and Namibia. During [...]

  • Safaritalk article on Benson’s pre-school project

    Matt Wilkinson, founder of Safaritalk, has just spent a few days with Benson in Zimbabwe and on the final day had an opportunity to visit the pre-school Benson has built near to Victoria Falls. He has posted the following excellent article on Safaritalk: http://safaritalk.net/topic/13259-visiting-benson-siyawarevas-school-and-community-project-zimbabwe/ (you’ll need to log in/register for the pics)

  • You Won’t Catch Ebola from a Giraffe in Tanzania

    I have written previously about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but anyone with concerns may also find this article of interest: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/09/345871678/you-wont-catch-ebola-from-a-giraffe-in-tanzania