Greg & Mary Moga (Seattle, U.S.A)
"Kaz is a lion of a safari guide! He is a terrific educator and naturalist, and more than that, great company in the bush. We recommend Kaz without reservation."
Luke Proskine (San Francisco, Califonia)
“I had a fantastic safari with Kaz as my guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to make sure each guest leaves with the best possible experience. I vividly remember when Kaz took me on a walking safari and positioned us about 15 meters from a pack of wild dogs as the sun was setting. I will never forget how magical that evening was…thanks Kaz!
Alexi Zekas (Washington DC, USA)
With the knowledge of an Encyclopedia, the astuteness of the animals themselves, and a charismatic enthusiasm for showing his guests life in the untamed bush, Kaz Dube and his team bring you closer to Africa's nature like never before.
LTC Joseph E. (Ed) Williams (U.S. Army, Cavalry)
Kaz Dube is the best guide my wife and I have experienced during several safaris in Africa! His in-depth knowledge of both flora and fauna is exceptional! My wife and I plan to use his services again, we wouldn’t choose anyone else!
Paul Conibear (Toronto, Canada)
Kaz was our host and guide and we were amazed at his knowledge which he shared with us of nature - animals, birds and the surroundings. His ability to spot game was incredible, and his walking safaris are his specialty. We have been to many wildlife safaris over time but being out with Kaz was a special experience, and we highly recommend him.
Tim Mordaunt & Sue Weterings (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
Myself my partner Sue and six other friends had the pleasure of having Kaz as our guide. We have travelled in Africa extensively enjoyed many safaris however Kaz is without doubt the best guide, the best expert, the most stimulating and interesting person we have encountered. We learned heaps, we were safe, we were challenged and we had fun. Kaz is a special person and all who experience his safaris will find the experience very special. We could not recommend him more highly.
Suzanne and Stuart (Bermuda)
For those looking for the ultimate African safari, nothing can beat walking. The critical component, however, is the guide who makes the difference between an okay experience and an exceptional one. Having travelled with Kaz Dube, I can easily say he is a guide who will give you an outstanding safari. The slogan of his company is “stalking and approaching wildlife to capture photos and memories” which is exactly what we did the first afternoon we headed out with Kaz, creeping up on a pack of wild dogs, and then sitting amongst them for half an hour. On foot, it’s not just about the big things. The little things are just as fascinating, and Kaz is a fount of knowledge on everything you will discover in the bush. Not satisfied with just pointing things out and telling you what they are, Kaz makes you think about them and as a result, you come away knowing so much. As well as being hugely knowledgeable and highly experienced, Kaz is a lovely person with whom you will enjoy spending time. No detail is too small – he thinks of everything to make sure your experience is a memorable one. After many safaris in Africa, both in vehicles and on foot, Kaz definitely provided an unforgettable walking safari that rates amongst our highlights.
Howard Morley (Auckland,New Zealand)
After visiting 5 different game parks in various African countries. It became very clear that without a guide who cared about what he did and understands the link between animal behavior and the environment any safari experience would not be complete. Without a doubt Kaz is the most informative professional guide I met up with. Great depth of knowledge that he shared willingly in a friendly easy to understand way. If you get the opportunity seek out and go with Kaz Dube
John Sisley (New Zealand)
As a guide Kaz has no equal that I am aware of. His ability to impart his knowledge of the African bush in a manner that stays with you long after the journey is over is incredible. I have been on many safaris but a few hours walking with Kaz taught me more about all aspects of the surrounding flora and fauna than I ever thought possible. A truly unique and wonderful experience that comes highly recommended.
Barbara Gross Managing Director, Sabra Travel (Australia)
"We were fortunate enough to have Kaz as our guide. His guiding, his knowledge and his personal communication skills were all superb. He is fun to be with and made our stay so memorable. I can highly recommend him"
Peter Marley (Kent, England).
“In my many years of safaris I have never had such an experienced and knowledgeable guide. His deep understanding of animal behavior enabled us to get within 20 meters of a pack of wild dogs with curious puppies, and when surrounded by elephants, his calm guidance inspires complete confidence. Kaz has a fascinating knowledge of the entire ecosystem that gives one an immediate understanding of how the tiny details fit into the whole web of life. Thank you Kaz for a great experience.”
Lars Nordin (Oslo, Norway)
I have been on safari a number of times, and my favorite guide without exception is Kaz Dube. He has a wealth of knowledge that he presents in an engaging and educational manner. In addition, he has an understanding of the animals that helps put you at ease when walking in the wild. Thanks to him, we were able to sit with a pack of 18 wild dogs and view them closer up than any nature program could ever get you all the while being perfectly safe and protected under his ever-watchful eyes.
James Hopwood (Noosa Heads, Queensland Australia)
Kaz is a guide of exceptional all-round ability and instills a calm and relaxed quality in guests he takes on walking safaris. His knowledge of animals, birds and trees is extraordinary. We would be confident to trust him in any situation which might arise while on a walking safari.
Guy Shutt (United Kingdom)
Kaz, thanks again for showing us the wild dogs and mating lions!!!
Tom Wilson (United Kingdom)
“Kaz is a highly experienced guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of wildlife, plants and trees. He led us with attention on safety and a wonderful sense of humor – we thoroughly recommend him”
Deborah and Ian Law (Singapore)
"Having grown up in Africa we thought we were pretty knowledgeable on African wildlife, however a few magnificent walks with Kaz made us realize just how ignorant we were. Kaz's immense knowledge includes not only the animals but the vast diversity of the birdlife, flora and fauna. Not one of our many questions went unanswered, and not one answer was disappointing. His sincere interest and passion for what he does has sparked a real desire to delve deeper and learn more about this beautiful wildlife. With Kaz you are in excellent and very safe hands and we cannot recommend him highly enough.
Andy Cook (United Kingdom)
To anyone thinking of using Kaz Dube's guiding services I can only say do it. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the African bush is both vast and infectious. He can tell you what's happening all around whether it's plants or animals, from the smallest Lichens to the biggest Elephants. His understanding of the whole ecosystem and how it all ties together kept me enthralled for hours while walking around seeing things I'd only previously dreamed of. Thank you Kaz for a wonderful time.
Christine & Chris Cowell (Australia)
"Kaz is very knowledgeable about all wildlife aspects. He is very personable and one feels very safe with him. Kaz's ability with collective nouns of animals is amazing.
Dave Vanderspuy CEO, African Aero Safaris (South Africa)
We have over some years, had our groups regularly expertly guided by Kaz, who we have found to be extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of wildlife. A bush walk with Kaz is a journey into an otherwise impossible-to-find space. Kaz, thanks for making this possible, we hope to see you again soon.
Greg Goeller (South Africa)
My wife and I had the pleasure of spending some time with Kaz. Notwithstanding many stories about the legendary Kaz, we were overwhelmed by his deep level of knowledge of the flora, fauna and environmental history. And a wicked sense of humour to boot. Anybody that knows the bush well will agree that a guide such as Kaz can elevate a magical experience to the exceptional.
Dr. Jeff Williams (United Kingdom)
“Kaz guided me and my wife on safari. It was a great experience and heightened particularly by Kaz’s guiding skills and most pleasing manner. He was a super companion.
Giles Clinton (South Africa)
Kaz Dube was our guide during our safari and was an absolute delight to deal with. He was informative and extremely knowledgeable on all our drives and walks about our surroundings. On one of the walks we took with him we actually watched a pride of lion which was VERY exciting! We kept our distance and he was professional at all times.
Chantelle Jennings (Travel Consultant)
You are honestly the best guide I have experienced in Zimbabwe. Please keep it up and never change a thing.
Hendrik DuToit (South Africa)
“I have been privileged over the years to enjoy the African bush with many excellent safari guides. Kaz Dube stands out among this community of well-informed, dedicated professionals. He is exceptional. I can recommend Kaz without reservation.”
5 NIGHT WILDLIFE-OBSERVERS WALKING SAFARI IN ZIMBABWE
The magic of African Safari Walks is to immerse wildlife-observers into the 400 species of birds and 100 species of mammals in Hwange National Park, this is whether they’re walking and approaching a pride of lion at dawn break, or sipping a G&T in camp at dusk. At Kennedy Seasonal Camp, wildlife-observers will find plump pillows, soft sheets, hot showers and fluffy towels; however, the greatest luxury is the personalized wildlife-observing walking safari experience. Spaces are limited. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 wildlife observers are required for the safari to run.
HOW TO OBSERVE WILDLIFE!
Optics are an essential and integral component of this immersive wildlife walking safari focusing on observing birds and mammals. Wildlife-observers require optics that will deliver perfect image clarity and detail when spotting or observing the birds and mammals. Wildlife species disguise their presence through disruptive or concealment coloration as a survival trait against their enemies to remain undetected and alive. Every avid wildlife-observer participating in this immersive wildlife observing walking safari must bring and carry a pair of 8×42 optics-binoculars with chest-straps, a 20-60×80 birding spotting scope and a lightweight tripod. Grid-glassing is a methodical use of optics to survey wildlife landscapes and spot the inconspicuous birds and mammals before walking and approaching for close-encounter observation. Grid-glassing is carried-out from various vantage positions during the walking excursions and focuses on scoping-out birds and spotting high profile mammal species such as elephant, buffalo, roan, sable, lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, hyena, caracal, serval and the list is endless.
WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE HIGH PROFILE WILDLIFE
During the walking safari you’ll spend most of your time driving in an open safari vehicle only to step out when walking, approaching and observing high profile wildlife. The Walking Safari Guide and wildlife-observers will repeatedly step out of the open safari vehicle to walk, approach and observe high profile mammals listed as but not limited to;
- African Elephant – Loxodonta Africana
- Cape Buffalo – Syncerus caffer
- Lion – Panthera leo
- Leopard – Panthera pardus
- Cheetah – Acinonyx jubatus
- Hunting dog – Lycaon pictus
- Spotted hyena – Crocuta crocuta
1. WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE THE ELEPHANT!
2. WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE THE BUFFALO!
3. WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE THE LION!
4. WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE THE LEOPARD!
5. WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE THE CHEETAH!
6. WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE THE PAINTED DOG!
7. WALK, APPROACH AND OBSERVE THE LAUGHING HYENA!
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK IN ZIMBABWE
Home to 10% of the world’s elephant population, Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest protected wildlife area. It covers 14 000 square kilometers of savanna landscape and boasts a diverse natural ecosystem sustaining 400 species of birds and 100 species of mammals. Iconic bird life to observe while on safari includes Old World vultures, eagles, hawks, bustards, secretarybirds, ostriches and plenty more. Key mammal species to encounter on safari include massive elephant parades, buffalo, giraffe, eland, roan, sable, waterbuck, kudu, wildebeest, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, painted dogs and plenty more mammals.
KENNEDY SEASONAL CAMP (7 BEDS ONLY)
This African Safari Walks camp accommodates 7 wildlife-observers only, creating a small and intimate camp. Over your 5-night safari adventure, you will stay at Kennedy Seasonal Camp experiencing the location’s unique ecosystem and resident wildlife. The camp comprises 4 guest tents, each with en-suite, along with a Dining tent, Drinks bar and Lounge. The camp design allows us to tread lightly on the environment as we re-create a yesteryear pioneer type safari approach that maintains original conservation ethics where we operate for 8 dry months and then closed and packed away for storage at our depot outside Hwange National Park during the rainy season. Off-season closure of our camp allows the vegetation to grow back thereby recovering and recuperating the environment. We believe that African Safari Walks has a great responsibility towards the natural environment and our actions should not sacrifice any aspect of the environment. The camp is located in the south of Hwange National Park in the Kennedy vlei forest next to the famous Kennedy 2 pan, this area exhibits a colorful diversity of 400 bird species and 100 species of mammals with regular sightings of the uncommon cheetah and a peak elephant concentration and encounters.
FULL BOARD BOOKING BASIS
Meet and greet at Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe. Vehicle transfers throughout your safari. 5 nights’ accommodation at Kennedy Seasonal Camp inside Hwange National Park. There are 3 freshly cooked meals served daily including a 3-course meal dinner every evening, refreshments on all guided wildlife observing excursions, bottled water, soft drinks, fruit juices, tea and coffee, limited alcohol (standard wines, beers, gin and tonics). Daily wildlife observing walking safari excursions combined with game-drives conducted by Award-winning Walking Safari Guide, Kaz Dube
WHAT MAKES THIS SAFARI SPECIAL
Private, exclusive and personalized. Our Kennedy Seasonal Camp is ideally located close to waterholes offering superb wildlife encounters, often right at the camp’s doorstep. Get truly close to spectacular African wildlife by walking and approaching on foot. Go beyond the constraints of the safari vehicle to safely walk and approach wildlife on foot capturing memories. Experience the perfect combination of walking and daily game drives were each guest is guaranteed a window seat in an open 4×4 safari vehicle. Discover the astonishing intricacies of natural selection processes and survival traits as a top guide, Kaz Dube brings to life how each species propagates superior genes. Enjoy an intimate and exclusive experience with limited guests. Enjoy personalized service from our friendly and attentive staff. All meals prepared by our top chef and served in our dining tent or by candlelight under the stars. Fully inclusive safari, from the time you arrive in Zimbabwe every aspect of your journey, will be conveniently and smoothly organized.
ALL SAFARIS ARE SCHEDULED
2021 SET DEPARTURE DATES FOR THE 5 NIGHT SAFARI
BOOK A DIRECT FLIGHT TO JOHANNESBURG AND THEN CONNECT TO VICTORIA FALLS
CONSERVATION & LOCAL COMMUNITY!
The reality is that wherever there is wildlife there is bound to be illegal attempts to slaughter the animals, therefore as a conservation tourism safari operator we use some proceeds from our bookings to protect wildlife and promote conservation. Wildlife-observers taking part in this walking safari feel a real sense of pride that they played a sustainable role in the conservation of wildlife and this makes their trip to Africa more meaningful. Using the tourism dollar from our bookings, we have been able to create the African Safari Walks Community Ploughback program. The Community Ploughback program is our conservation method which provides land tillage ox-drawn ploughs to local rural communities living nearby but outside Hwange National Park so that they can grow crops to eat, sell and sustain their families. Subsistence farming is the main economic activity for the rural folk. Through the Community Ploughback program, African Safari Walks is able to effectively communicate anti-poaching and wildlife conservation to the rural communities as the program seeks to demonstrate that conservation tourism is practically beneficial to the livelihoods in the nearby communities.