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 Maximum of 14 guests per safari.

Goliath Safaris luxury tented camp has operated and run walking and canoeing safaris in Mana Pools National Park for close on thirty years.

All walking safaris are conducted from our luxury tented camp and personally guided by Stretch Ferreira, one of Africa’s most renowned and experienced guides. Come and join him on a safari of a lifetime as he shows you Mana Pools in his own inimitable way.  Crawl with him amongst the wild dog, track the local lion pride and sit with him as he introduces you to his favourite elephant bulls.

All safaris are tailor-made to suit the guests in camp. There are no set routines, only wish-lists fulfilled. The camp sleeps a maximum of 12 guests in luxury twin-bedded East African tents with ensuite facilities, all nestled amongst the trees on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Activities include game drives, walks, canoeing and fishing.

Stretch Ferreira, the founder and co-owner of Goliath, was one of the pioneers of canoe trails and luxury tented safaris in the area. Today he is  based at our  semi-permanent Luxury Tented Camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site and one of the last true wilderness areas on the continent. From here he conducts hikes, game drives and short canoe trips.

World renowned for his close relationship and interaction with individual animals within the park, Stretch is the main draw-card for anyone wanting a unique and personalized safari.

Daily Activities:

There are no set routines in camp and each day is planned according to the guests’ wishes.  However most days typically begin with tea/coffee, rusks and porridge around the fire at sunrise. Soon after you will leave for the mornings walk with Stretch. This will vary in time and distance depending on the animals around. It may involve tracking lions or the wild-dog, sitting with an elephant bull, following a herd of buffalo,  or all of the above. Mid-way through your walk/ game drive you will stop for tea and biscuits and some quiet time on the rivers edge. Thereafter you’ll continue with game viewing or birdwatching until returning for a late morning full English breakfast/brunch.

After resting for a few hours tea and cake will be served or a light snack. Thereafter, Stretch will discuss your choices for the afternoon with you. They may involve a game drive, a canoe trip or another walk. Please note that these activities are very flexible and are often decided in an instant depending on which animals are in the vicinity.
Drinks at sunset on the rivers edge are a perfect way to end the day before returning to camp for a hot shower.
Dinner is a 3 course meal accompanied by wine, served in our open-air dining area. Coffee around the fire rounds off a perfect day.

Some days may involve full day picnics to the wilderness area or Chitake. Fishing is also always an option but we do suggest that you bring your own equipment and bait.

Traditional Tented Camp:

Goliath’s flagship is undoubtedly our luxury tented camp in the heart of the park and situated just metres from the rivers edge. Our luxury ensuite East African tents are nestled in amongst a grove of Albida and Mahogany trees.

Each of the 6 tents has twin beds with teak furnishings which include a wardrobe and dressing table. Ensuite facilities include flush toilets, hot showers and a washstand. Each tent is covered with a thatched roof to provide cooling shade.

Public areas comprise of a covered lounge and bar, an open-air dining area and riverside  campfire seating.

The camp has a generator which is turned on each evening when you return from the afternoon activities. It is turned off when guests go to bed.

Child Policy:

Due to the wild and simple style of the camp, and the adventurous nature of the activities, it is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years and probably advisable for only those over 16, who can appreciate the remote setting.

When To Travel:

Mana Pools has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zimbabwe’s winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game viewing, the dryer months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains. Goliath Safari Camp shuts during the rainy season each year.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing to walk in (no bright colours please)
  • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes.
  • Hat
  • Something warm to wear in the evenings
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-malarial tablets
  • Swimming costume
  • Torch
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sense of humour and fun

Rates include:

  • Accommodation in luxury East African Safari tents. All with ensuite facilities
  • All meals, alcoholic and soft drinks within reason, teas and coffees
  • A choice of game drives, game walks, canoeing and fishing (please bring your own rods and tackle)
  • 2% Tourism Levy and 15% VAT if applicable.
  • Transfers from Mana Main Airstrip.

Rates exclude:

  • National Parks entrance and nightly fees, vehicle fees (if self-drive)
  • Transfers from major towns/cities.
  • Medical cover

Transfers

Road Transfers or Air Charters can be arranged on Request.

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SAFARI PRICE

$730,00