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March 25, 2022

African Bush Camps: Award-winning Safari Collection of Luxury Lodges

African Bush Camps is an award-winning safari collection of luxury camps and lodges in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. The company aims to offer authentic, bespoke African safari experiences while providing guests with all the comforts suitable for the modern-day traveller. All while exploring the most majestic parts of Southern Africa.
Each camp is carefully positioned to offer guests an unrivalled experience in terms of wildlife viewing, landscapes, and their cultural surroundings. No two visits to Southern Africa are ever the same, with African Bush Camps’ unique offering.

Most of the camps and lodges are located in Zimbabwe, where African Bush Camps has built quite a reputation as one of the country’s leading safari operators. ABC has also played a significant role in bringing luxury travel to this growing safari destination.

ABC Aims to offer an Exclusive Safari Experience

ABC has a team of professional guides who have gone through rigorous training at the African Guiding Academy. They are not only skilled professionals but talented storytellers, making your safari a captivating and magical experience. ABC’s safari experience is bespoke, allowing you complete flexibility, especially when it comes to your personal preferences.

A Few of African Bush Camps’ Most Luxurious Camps

African Bush Camps currently has 17 camps spread across Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Here are some of the highlights:

Lolebezi | Zambia

Lolebezi is the latest addition to the African Bush Camps family. Located in the remote Lower Zambezi, Lolebezi offers a luxurious, secluded safari experience on the banks of the mighty Zambezi. The lodge is set on 5 hectares of protected wilderness and has been uniquely designed to make the most of the one-kilometer private river frontage. Lolebezi is ideal for both family and romantic escapes.

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge | Zimbabwe

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is utterly captivating. The lodge is set on the backdrop of the Zambezi escarpment and overlooks the shimmering waters of Lake Kariba. Bumi is set between Kariba and Matusadona, which means that wildlife freely roams between the national park and Bumi’s private concession. Bumi has ten spacious suites, which have been thoughtfully appointed with all the comforts you expect of a luxurious Lake Kariba lodge.

Khwai Leadwood | Botswana

Khwai Leadwood is located on the Khwai river, in the Okavango Delta’s Khwai Concession. The elegantly designed camp is enveloped under the trees on the edge of the Khwai River and hosts six standard tents and one family unit. Khwai Leadwood offers a luxury wilderness experience, that includes mokoro safaris, game drives, walking safaris among other activities.

Somalisa Acacia | Zimbabwe

Somalisa Acacia is the ideal camp for a family safari. Somalisa Acacia is tucked away beneath the dappled shade of an Acacia grove. A place where meeting an elephant in your backyard is not at all a fanciful notion. Somalisa Acacia accommodates a maximum of twelve guests. This intimate camp comprises of two family tents with inter-leading walkways between the parent’s and children’s rooms which are both en-suite, as well as two additional stand-alone canvas guest tents.

Thorntree River Lodge

Beautifully designed Thorntree River Lodge graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Find perfect respite after a day of activities by relaxing in the infinity pool that seamlessly blends into the river horizon. Thorntree River Lodge celebrates the spirit of community. Among the Zambia safari lodges, Thorntree River Lodge blends a tranquil riverside setting with an eco-conscious approach.

More About African Bush Camps

The founder, Beks Ndlovu started his journey as a professional safari guide working for safari companies in Zimbabwe. However, he felt that the safaris being offered were sometimes too structured and stiff, not giving you the flexibility to venture out and explore the wonders of the African wilderness in different ways.

He branched off to start his own camp, a place where guides could be creative and imaginative. Somalisa Camp, the now award-winning camp, was born from this dream. African Bush Camps, aims to be safari experts in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.

The safari bug bit Beks and he decided this vision was bigger than just him, he gathered people with the same values to create something incredible. What started as a humble dream to bring guides together to educate guests about Africa, has become a fully oiled machine with the aim of exploring and conserving Africa.

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