Zimbabwe Hunting Safari
The oldest safari lodge in Zimbabwe established in the 1960’s! Enjoy an authentic Zimbabwe hunting safari on 32,000 privately owned acres with abundant game! The owner of this lodge is a legend in Zimbabwe and his family joins him in offering clients a once in a lifetime experience. Abundant game, fantastic staff, productive watering hole just outside your tents, authentic spot and stalk hunting all set this safari operator apart. Known for generations as the prime place in southern Africa for the majestic Sable! We love this property and the people that run it and we are certain, your Zimbabwe hunting safari will meet and exceed all your expectations.
Over 25 different species may be hunted from the dozen specially built bow hunting blinds or on foot with your rifle. They do not shoot from vehicles, only proper spot and stalk hunting.
Located only four hours from Victoria Falls and only one hour from Bulawayo where your host will meet you as soon as you clear customs and collect your baggage, this lodge is ideal for adding on amazing photo safari opportunities. We will customize the perfect itinerary to suit your desires for your Zimbabwe Sable hunting and plains game hunting.
The accommodations are very comfortable en-suite tents with thatched living area and lovely swimming pool overlooking a well-established busy waterhole. Tents have just recently been updated to make your stay even more comfortable and inviting.
As with all of our African hunting safaris, touring may be added and it encouraged. It would be our pleasure to design a hunting safari with exceptional touring added before or after your time hunting. Victoria Falls is a perfect addition to this safari as well as Hwange National Park and Chobe National park for some photo safari touring.
Accommodations & Meals
Built on a rocky hillside, offers a delightful oasis of green lawns, shaded tents with en-suite bathrooms, a lovely swimming pool, deep thatched rooflines and a superb wooden deck overlooking a waterhole where game comes to drink. Our daily rate is inclusive of excellent food and drinks and attentive service to make your stay a memorable one.
Enjoy classic safari style living of the golden era. Five ‘Meru’ style tents with proper beds; an en-suite bathroom with running water and flush toilets.
220v electricity is provided in each tent and adaptors are available to use. Hairdryers are available on request. 110v shaver plugs are installed in the bathroom. Tents are equipped with heaters and electric blankets for the cold months of June – August.
There is a swimming pool and a large and comfortable dining / living area set around a very productive watering hole!
During the dry season the waterhole in front of the camp is a busy thoroughfare of wildlife. The camp gardens are inundated with bushbuck, warthog, kudu and mongooses. Enjoy watching them while you relax in camp.
They strive to serve locally grown organic foods. Venison is the meat predominately served and they aim to serve meat from the animal that you have hunted and can prepare cuts to your request. Organic duck, lamb and pork may also be served.
Not only do they have their very own dairy herd providing fresh milk and their own chickens for fresh eggs but they also make their own jams, jellies, peanut butter, hot sauces and pickles.
Amazing numbers of game Covering 32,000 acres (13,000 hectares) this large Block including superb leopard, sable and plains game safari area – a piece of African paradise. It is perfect for families, groups, first time and experienced hunters. All our animals are hunted ‘free and fair chase’. Bow hunters may hunt at waterholes or may try their skill at ‘spot and stalk’ hunting. Rifle hunters are encouraged to go out on foot and participate in the joy of the stalk.
The following animals may be hunted :
- Honey Badger
- Spotted Hyena
- Tsessebe**available with leopard or sable hunt only
- Bushbuck Chobe
- Monkey and a host of small cats.
They hunt two leopard a year on the Block and have a high success rate in big male leopards both with bow and rifle.
On property activities include:
- Game drives – day and night
- Game walks
- Photography at watering holes generally within 20-30 yards
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Bush survival skills
- Bush cooking and al fresco dining
- Paintballing – “shooting” animals with parasite repellent filled paintballs
- Visit local schools
- Shopping in Bulawayo
- Day trip to Matopos
- Massage therapist is able to visit camp
- Horseback riding – must have advance notice
property activities before and after your hunting safari are numerous! Visit Chobe Game Park, Hwange Park, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and more…
In Victoria falls for an add on of a couple of days:
- Visit to Livingstone Island for tea, lunch or breakfast
- Elephant interaction
- Bungee jumping
- White water rafting
- Sunset Cruises on the Zambezi
- Day trip to Chobe Game Park
- Shopping at local markets
- Helicopter tours – Click on the link to see a flight in April 2014
- Lion walks
- Steam trains
- Canoe Safari
- Visit the falls and more
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Most safaris are 7-14 days.
Day 1: Arrive in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where you will be greeted by your professional hunter and transfer by road about 1 hour to the hunting property.
Day 2 – ?: Hunt and enjoy this amazing property
Departure day: Return transfer to Bulawayo or if you would like to add on some days in Victoria Falls we will arrange all touring.
Travel Details & Location
The safari property is one and a half hours from Bulawayo Airport, four hours from Victoria Falls and one hour from Hwange Main Camp.
Guests typically fly into Johannesburg then fly commercially from Johannesburg to Bulawayo where the lodge representative will greet you for your transfer to the property.
Internet & Communications
There is not internet at the camp, however, there is limited internet available at the camp office. There is fair mobile phone reception throughout most of the property.
We are involved in several community & conservation initiatives including aid and support to local clinics and schools, rural job creation, protected animal monitoring and tracking, anti-poaching and animal pest control. Guests are welcome to take part in our outreach or conservation initiatives during your stay.
Our neighbors are re-settled farmers some of whom have been around for nearly as long as we have. We provide assistance in the form of loans of our tractors and trailers to cart materials. We service diesel engines for borehole pumping and weld carts and various items for the community. We also donate meat to community functions.
We have two local primary schools. Dundubala now boasts four classrooms for the seven grades, although the windows are still free of glass and the desks are few and far between. Mathonisa inhabits a collection of burnt and semi-revived outbuildings of an old farm. Both schools have dedicated teachers who weedle favours from us like carting river sand to build new toilet blocks, meat for their school events and fundraisers and transport to inter-school sports days! Our students on attachment undertake outreach sessions with the kids and tell them a bit about wildlife and their individual uniqueness and importance in our environment.
Clients wishing to bring something for the kids are encouraged to bring pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, writing books, learning aids such as flash cards, wall charts, maps. Monetary donations will be handled transparently by us who will provide you with receipts to show you what happened to it.
Redwood clinic, our closest at approx 8km distant, provides basic care to our community numbering upwards of 1000 people. In existence for nearly five years now it provides a three bed maternity ward, HIV testing and commonly associated disease testing, counseling and medication. It is staffed by three hard working nurses, two of whom live on site.
We mow their yard after the rainy season. We provide food for workshops with the local village caregivers. Every village in the area (including us!) pay our monthly fees towards security for the clinic. Redwood clinic completely and utterly burnt down on 10th November 2014 as a result of a large veld (bush) fire. The local community themselves are working hard to clean up and begin the re-build. Various building materials have been sourced and it will be a slow but sure project. However, it will need to be restocked and new furniture installed.
Pricing on request
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Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!