Day 1
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Spend 3 nights in the Kafue National Park, one of the largest in Africa and Zambia’s oldest protected area.

Situated in central Busanga Plains, Shumba Camp is close to permanent water and within easy access of the teeming floodplains. It's the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue and overlooks the open wildlife-rich plains.

Shumba Camp is open seasonally between 01 June and 31 October each year.

Day 2
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Shumba Camp is named after a favourite species in the area: its large prides of lion that are often seen right next to the camp - or even, unusually, in the trees!

When it comes to activities, guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and water-based activities when the are still inundated. Night drives provides the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.
Day 3
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Shumba Camp offers an unforgettable experience during the months of August and October in a hot air balloon high over the Plains.

Day 4
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

From Shumba Camp you will fly to Mana Pools and spend 3 nights in one of the most beautiful areas in Zimbabwe on the Zambezi river.

Ruckomechi Camp, situated in a private concession with access to the western ares of Mana Pools national Park, accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suited tented units, including two family units overlooking the Zambezi River.

Day 5
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

With outstanding dry season wildlife concentrations, Ruckomechi Camp's wildlife viewing takes place in a open 4x4 vehicle, on foot, on pontoon boats or on canoes.

Ruckomechi is open seasonally between April and mid/late November each year.

Day 6
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Ruckomechi Camp offers central dining, bar and lounge areas facing the amazing escarpment across the river in Zambia. There is a separate area with a pool and sun loungers for swimming and sun bathing.

Day 7
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The last 3 nights will be spent in Hwange National Park which is home to some of Southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds.

Linkwasha is situated in a private concession in the best location in Hwange National Park. It's the most exclusive camp in Hwange and is located near the famed Ngamo Plains, offering fantastic game viewing year-round.

Day 8
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities such as day and night game drives can be done in a open 4x4 vehicle and morning nature walks.

Day 9
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

A visit to the local village offers guests an authentic insight into the lives of people living on the edge of the park.

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Zambia is one of Africa’s least travelled and most rewarding wilderness destinations. Kafue offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers. Spend 3 nights in the Kafue National Park, one of the largest in Africa and Zambia’s oldest protected area. Choose either Shumba camp which is the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue, or our original and authentic traditional safari camp, Busanga Bush Camp.

Kafue is notably one of the best hot air ballooning destinations in Africa. From Kafue you will fly to Mana Pools and spend 3 nights in one of the most beautiful areas in Zimbabwe on the Zambezi river. Ruckomechi is set amongst broad-canopied ana trees, much loved by elephants.

Last stop is 2 nights at Hwange National park which is home to some of Southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds. Wilderness Safaris concessions within Hwange are truly wild areas which offer Zimbabwe’s best summer game viewing. Here your journey ends with a departure home out of Victoria Falls airport.

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, we believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular.

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Terms & Conditions


Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the world it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we afford lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit


Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.


Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

• If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited.

• If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price.

• If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price.

Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.

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By: Happy Mom of the Groom

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

My son and his new bride just returned from Wilderness Safaris and they had a fabulous time.  They loved all the attention to detail.They would go back in a heartbeat!


By: laurarobi

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

What a great job these folks do! Everything was above par and I felt like royalty. We had private guides, incredible accommodations and our connections went very well. I was very pleased and would, most certainly, use this company again and recommend to anyone! Many thanks for a wonderful trip!
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

A wonderful way to experience Africa


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

The Wilderness camps were wonderful. The facilities were clean and spacious and the food was outstanding. The staff was very warm, competent and welcoming; I am not sure I have ever been in a place where everyone was as genuinely happy about life. The guides were knowledgeable, fun, friendly and passionate about their trade. We enjoyed the experience immensely
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

once in a lifetime trip

By: handball3

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2015

A wonderful trip that exceeds superlatives. The trip started in Cape Town SA where we visited the Kirstenboch botanical garden and wine country. Then for Safari to Namibia Rhino Camp and Skeleton Coast both run by Wilderness Safaris. Individual bungalows at both camps and at all others as well. Great camps. All along the way we were escorted from one connection to the next and it was wonderful. The second time I might (?) be able to do it myself. From Namibia to the Okavango delta in Botswana - one of the premier places in the world for wild life viewing. We stopped in two camps - Tubu Tree camp and Chobi. In Chobi we saw all wild life x2. Finally to Sabu little bush camp near Kruger SA - also wonderful. Food was out of this world. Starting in Namibia, mostly desert, and going to Botswana next was the right order. We will want to go back. We still have want to see the jungle and will use Michael.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King