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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 lions 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 to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 wildlife observers only.

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. Grid-glassing is a methodical use of optics binoculars 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;

  1. African Elephant – Loxodonta Africana
  2. Cape Buffalo – Syncerus caffer
  3. Lion – Panthera leo
  4. Leopard – Panthera pardus
  5. Cheetah – Acinonyx jubatus
  6. Hunting dog – Lycaon pictus
  7. 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

CONSERVATION & LOCAL COMMUNITY!

Before we are wildlife-observers, we are wildlife conservationists. 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.

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Email: safaris@africansafariwalks.com
Phone: +263778579157

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