The local topography of hills, gorges and rivers makes Bumbusi Wilderness Camp a top walking base.
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Zimbabwe's biggest conservation area, Hwange National Park is usually combined with a visit to one of Africa's greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls. There is 14,600 sq km of semi-arid wilderness to explore, and the park's best walking is to be found in the north in proximity to the Deka and Lukosi rivers and their tributaries.
In a remote location in the northern extreme of the park, Bumbusi Wilderness Camp was formally a Zim Parks camp. Today it is stylish camp with seven stone chalets in the grove of mature trees and a waterhole that is a magnet for wildlife. Walks are big part of the experience here, thanks to its interesting terrain of river gorges and lookouts. In addition to the flora and fauna, there is human history to explore. It's possible to walk to Bumbusi National Monument, an archaeological site from the Great Zimbabwe era, and there is also rock art to be found.
Bumbusi can be combined with a visit to Victoria Falls, with air charter or road transfers possible. The road transfer takes about four hours - three on the tar road, and then an hour of game drive through Hwange National Park. The nearest airstrip is Robins Camp. An 11-night multi-camp walking safari itinerary that includes Tsowa Safari Island and Nanzhila Plains Camp in Zambia is offered, and enquire for an itinerary that combines Bumbusi with Vundu Camp in Mana Pools.
At Bumbusi, each evening guides and guests confer to plan the morning activity. Amidst the pre-dawn bird chorus, guests rise to coffee and rusks before setting out to walk directly from camp. The duration is dependent on guest wishes, ability and the conditions, and a full breakfast is served upon return.
- All meals
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- Twice daily scheduled safari activities
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