6 NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING SAFARI IN HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE
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.”
6 NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING SAFARI IN HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE
A 6-night photographic walking safari offering 6 guests an exclusive, intimate, personalized and expertly guided wildlife experience conducted in Zimbabwe’s most pristine wildlife reserve, Hwange National Park. Explore two diverse, spectacular and unspoilt regions of Hwange National Park where you will be accommodated in the authentic luxury of seasonal Meru-style tented camps. Experience the very best of photographic safari guiding and intimate exclusive camps. Meet extraordinary wildlife in their natural environment, venturing out of the safari vehicle for a unique experience on foot. Perfect safari for photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, families, or corporate groups looking to experience intimate and exclusive wildlife camps. Be hosted by our award-winning photographic safari guide, Kaz Dube, who shares incredible depth of knowledge about wildlife throughout your adventure.
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, 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 over 100 species of mammals and 400 species of birds. Key mammal species to encounter on safari include massive elephant parades, buffalo, giraffe, eland, roan, sable, water-buck, kudu, wildebeest, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, painted dogs and plenty more wildlife.
OUR SAFARI CAMPS
African Safari Walks operates two seasonal tented camps inside Hwange National Park, Kennedy Camp in the south and Tsamhole Camp in the north of Hwange National Park.Over your 6-night safari adventure, you will stay at both camps experiencing each location’s unique ecosystems and resident wildlife. We specialize in small groups, with each camp accommodating just six guests. Each camp comprises three guest tents, each with ensuite, along with a communal dining tent.
KENNEDY CAMP (3-NIGHTS)
Located in the south of Hwange National Park in the Kennedy vleis forest, this area exhibits peak elephant concentrations and encounters.
TSAMHOLE CAMP (3-NIGHTS)
Located in the north of Hwange National Park in the Robins area close to the Botswana border, this area exhibits peak lion concentrations and encounters.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON SAFARI
DAYS 1 – 3: KENNEDY CAMP
Your journey begins at Victoria Falls International Airport where you will meet your expert photographic safari guide Kaz Dube – your safari companion throughout your adventure. You will be driven to the secluded Kennedy Camp, where you will spend three nights. The Kennedy Camp area is packed with awe-inspiring wildlife interactions. Expect to see mammal species such as elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebras, eland, sable, wildebeest, lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, painted dogs, and more wildlife.
DAYS 4 – 6: TSAMHOLE CAMP
You will be transferred from Kennedy Camp to the Tsamhole Camp to spend three nights in pristine wilderness. This area is well known for its high concentration of lions and leopards that roam the landscape in search of prey. Expect sightings of special but rare antelopes such as roan, sable, reedbuck and tsessebe in addition to encountering elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebras, hyenas, cheetahs, painted dogs and numerous wildlife.
DAY 7: DEPARTURE
Your guide and safari companion Kaz Dube will drive you to Victoria Falls International Airport and wave a fond goodbye as you board your flight home.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
USD3000 per person sharing for 6 nights
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Meet and greet at Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe. Vehicle transfers throughout your safari. 6 nights’ accommodation in our two seasonal camps inside Hwange National Park, (Kennedy & Tsamhole Camps). There are 3 freshly cooked meals served daily including a 3 course meal dinner every evening, refreshments on all guided wildlife activities, bottled water, soft drinks, fruit juices, tea and coffee, limited alcohol (standard wines, beers, gin and tonics) Daily photographic walking safari excursions combined with game-drives conducted by award-winning guide, Kaz Dube
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
National Park entrance fees, telephone calls, souvenir purchases, gratuities or items of a personal nature
Minimum of two guests and maximum of six guests staying in three guest tents. This set date departure safari is a two-camp circuit whereby guests will stay three nights in Kennedy Camp and then three nights in Tsamhole Camp. All safaris are set-date departures and run from April 01 to November 30 every year.
WHAT MAKES THIS SAFARI SPECIAL
Our seasonal tented camps are ideally located close to waterholes offering superb wildlife encounters, often right at the camp’s doorstep. Get truly close to spectacular African wildlife by stalking and approaching on foot. Go beyond the constraints of the safari vehicle to safely stalk and approach wildlife on foot, capturing spectacular photos and 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 top guide, Kaz Dube, brings to life how each species propagates superior genes. Enjoy an intimate and exclusive experience with limited guests. Stay in comfortable wildlife camps and 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.
WHY CHOOSE AFRICAN SAFARI WALKS
UNMATCHED PASSION AND EXPERTISE
With African Safari Walks, you’ll be in the experienced hands of Kaz Dube, the best photographic safari guide in Africa (in our opinion). Absolutely passionate about his craft, Kaz’s knowledge and experience is vast. You will learn an enormous amount and enjoy the challenges he gives you. Kaz’s passion for Hwange National Park’s stunning environment and wildlife is contagious. He shares his outstanding knowledge in a friendly and fun manner that makes it easy and enjoyable to learn.
As a niche operator offering bespoke photographic safari guiding, we can tailor your safari to your own interests. Whether it’s fauna, birds or flora, we can create a guided safari experience to ensure your experience is perfect for you.
We want you to experience and enjoy the delights of real African wildlife. Our safari camps are comfortable and authentic. We provide all the creature comfort essentials and make sure you are well looked after.. The experience is about an authentic African wildlife experience.
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