Why travel with African Bush Camps?

For a wildly luxurious experience in the heart of Africa's wildest spaces, a stay with African Bush Camps is a must. Founded by a professional safari guide Beks Ndlovu, everything they do is geared toward giving you the most immersive and soul-stirring safari experience. As we like to say, in Africa, it's not about what you know but who you know, and you certainly want to know African Bush Camps and their expert guides when you're out there exploring some of Africa's most remote destinations.

Beks Ndlovu founded the camp because he felt there was a gap in the market when it came to flexible safaris. Instead of the rigid cookie-cutter safari schedules you see so often, he wanted guests to explore the wonders of Africa in different ways. The first camp, Somalisa Camp, was where he started to encourage guides to get creative and offer something unique every time they head out on safari. Today, African Bush Camps has 16 camps in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia, with a vision to grow even more.

With Signature camps, Expeditions Camps and Family Camps, there's something for everyone, from the couples seeking remote romance to family-friendly excursions, exhilarating activities for the truly adventurous, and even the solo wanderer looking for solitude and introspection in Africa's most remote landscapes.

Every camp is designed around the safari experience as their guides are highly experienced and offer unique tales and insight into the wildlife and their antics. It's these smiling faces showing you their world and its wonders that really make a stay at African Bush Camps so special.

Sustainability is also a given, focusing on leaving a light footprint and conserving the experience for generations to come. If you want to truly delve deep into the wild and reconnect with yourself and Mother Nature, a stay at one of African Bush Camp's lodges should be on your African itinerary. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We've taken the liberty to answer everything you may need to know about African Bush Camps.

  • African Bush Camps has 15 luxury tented camps at lodges in 3 African countries, namely Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

  • African Bush Camps' approach to safaris is what makes them stand out. Founded by an expert safari guide, this focus on expertise on the local wildlife, landscapes and people make a safari at an African Bush Camp Lodge that much more specifal and insightful .They believe in making the safari the star of the experience, giving you a bespoke, flexible safari itinerary matching your needs.

  • Depending on the type of traveller and experience, safaris are personalised to you and those you're travelling with. Those truly adventurous travellers will love the selection of exciting activities such as game drives, mokoro and canoe safaris, cruises, community visits for a cultural experience, walking safaris, exhilarating helicopter flips, and more. If you're travelling with the family, they have family-friendly lodges and activities to keep the entire family entertained. For romantic getaways, they go the extra mile to make every experience more romantic. From romantic boat rides, dinner under the stars, couple massages, scenic helicopter flights, and more. Travelling solo? You can rest assured that you'll have privacy, be safe and taken care of.

  • Yes, they have certain lodges designed specifically for families. For example, in Botswana, families can choose between Linyanti Ebony, Khwai Leadwood, and Khwai Bush Camp. In Zambia, Thorntree River Lodge is family-friendly, and in Zimbabwe, you can choose between Bumi HIlls Safari Lodge, Somalisa Acacia, Nyamatusi Mahogany, Kanga Camp, and Khayelitshe House.

  • Why choose one when you can enjoy all three? We always suggest to our guests that they hop between lodges in different areas. Because Africa has such diverse landscapes, wildlife, and people, it only makes sense to see as much of it as you possibly can while you're here.