Safari Experiences

Hideaways Africa

Discover the wonders of Southern Africa at one of our exceptional safari properties. With accommodation options in some of Africa’s most popular locations, each lodge and safari camp in the Hideaways portfolio offers a variety of distinct and memorable experiences.

Encounter incredible wildlife on a day-or-night game drive in Hwange National Park. Witness the beauty of the Okavango Delta on a mokoro safari along the water. Dine under the stars at a fire-lit boma to the sounds of nocturnal animals as they come alive. Experience a cultural immersion on a visit to one of the surrounding local communities. Capture the stunning sights on a river cruise down the Zambezi. Participate in private walking safaris specially designed for individual needs and interests, ranging from informative slow-paced walks in the Khwai River to close-up encounters in the Luangwa Valley.

Situated in Africa’s most spectacular and sought-after destinations, our treasured collection of safari camps and lodges offers a remarkable array of adventures across various landscapes and colorful traditions.

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Zambia, a country of impressive natural beauty and diverse wildlife, is also a true paradise for birders. Birdwatching in Zambia, especially in the South Luangwa and North Luangwa areas, offers a rich variety of bird species and breathtaking viewing experiences.  South Luangwa National Park presents a proud 469 recorded bird species, while North Luangwa National...
There is no better introduction to Mana Pools National Park than a boat transfer from Chirundu to Camp Mana. Experience the wild surroundings from the water and witness life along the Zambezi River. The protected park’s remote location along the Zambezi River means that this boat transfer becomes a wildlife safari from the start. During...
For an unforgettable adventure during your stay at the breathtaking Fothergill Island, we highly recommend embarking on a boating safari on Lake Kariba. This unique experience offers a new perspective on the picturesque Matusadona National Park and Lake Kariba, leaving you awestruck.  Lake Kariba stands as one of the continent’s largest man-made reservoirs, a stunning...
Your journey in Zimbabwe should not just be about the wild; it should also tantalize your taste buds. Found in a remote location in the heart of the African wilderness, Hideaways Bumbusi Wilderness Camp in Hwange National Park offers not only remarkable wildlife encounters but also an exceptional dining experience with its flavorful bush dinners....
Your in Zambia should not only be about the wild but also a delightful journey for your taste buds. Located in the African wilderness, Tafika Camp provides both incredible wildlife encounters and a unique dining experience with its delicious bush dinners. A key aspect of bush dining at Tafika Camp is the use of wood...
A Lake Kariba catamaran day cruise provides a unique and immersive experience on this expansive body of water. Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and is situated on the border with Zambia. Powered by the wind, with a backup motor for quieter days, sail into the sunset on your catamaran cruise on...
The Chitake Springs, situated in the southern region of the Mana Pools National Park below the escarpment, is an ideal destination for camping enthusiasts. This area is strictly reserved for walking safaris, which attracts real safari enthusiasts looking for an authentic experience. With no fences around the camp, it’s not unusual to see wild animals,...
Mogotlho Safari Lodge, our Khwai safari lodge is situated on the banks of the Khwai River in the Mababe concession, nicely positioned between the wilderness gems of Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. A cultural experience in Khwai is an essential part to an authentic Botswana safari. The Mababe concession also falls within the...
A trip to Zambia is not only a discovery of the breathtaking nature and wildlife, but also a journey into the rich cultural diversity of the country. A special highlight of any trip is a visit to Mkasanga Village, where visitors are welcomed with open arms and beaming faces. The authenticity of the encounter and...
In the heart of the wild and untamed Luangwa Valley, a unique and exhilarating adventure awaits the avid cyclist and nature enthusiast. Tafika Camp, a jewel nestled within this African wilderness, offers an extraordinary experience: Cycling Safaris. Guided by the passion for cycling and love for nature, John Coppinger, a seasoned cyclist, leads these captivating...
Avid fishers must experience fishing on Lake Kariba, which offers unparalleled fishing opportunities in a pristine environment. The lake has a worldwide reputation for excellent fishing because of its variety of fish species. These species include tiger fish, freshwater tilapia, and catfish, among others. For the ultimate fishing experience on Lake Kariba, you must stay...
If you’re a fishing enthusiast, a trip to the Zambezi River is an absolute must-do The Zambezi River is not only the life source of Mana Pools but an invitation for an exciting Mana Pools Canoeing and Fishing trips. Between January and November, one can embark on a canoeing expedition on the Zambezi River. Led...
Imagine leaving the concrete jungle behind and stepping into a world where the only sound is the wind rustling through leaves and the gentle symphony of birdsong. This isn’t just a dream, it’s the reality waiting for you at Lazuli Bush Lodge, nestled within the embrace of Kuleni Game Park in KwaZulu-Natal. Lazuli isn’t just...
Hlhuhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The reserve is a sanctuary for Africa’s iconic Big 5 animals: lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos, and is also home to a diverse range of other wildlife species. The three-hour game drives in the Hlhuhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve at dawn or dusk...
Hwange game drives are offered at both Hideaways safari lodges namely Nantwich Lodge and Bumbusi Wilderness Camp. Guests are escorted through the Hwange National Park in an open game drive vehicle that safely transports them to all the wildlife hotspots. Our guides are experts in their field and will share their niche knowledge with you...
Safari game drives in Zambia are a journey into the wilderness, an immersion in untouched nature and an experience of amazing wildlife. A key element of this safari experience is the game drives, which are conducted in open vehicles to ensure optimal wildlife viewing and excellent photo opportunities. The game drives are conducted in open...
Devil’s Gorge Concession is a remarkable Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Kamativi, Zimbabwe. This privately designated area is located just outside the small mining town of Kamativi in the Matabeleland North province. Kamativi itself can be found approximately 28 km off the Bulawayo to Victoria Falls Road, along Binga Road. The concession boasts a diverse range...
Game Drives in Mana Pools A game drive through Mana Pools National Park is a gift to the senses. This expansive wildlife conservation area in the north of Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s most renowned game-viewing regions countless species roaming the area. Discover the true sense of wilderness on a game drive in Mana Pools...
Matusadona National Park is located on the southern side of Lake Kariba in northern Zimbabwe. Matusadona National Park takes its name from the undulating Matusadona hills that make up the park’s water-rich terrain. This isolated and mountainous park, bordered to the north by Lake Kariba and two perennial rivers, the Ume and the Sanyati, is...
The busy wildlife corridor that stretches between Chobe National Park in Botswana and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe makes for exceptional game viewing in this region of Chobe where our safari lodge is located. Animals criss-cross this wilderness in abundant numbers, ensuring exhilarating encounters. Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first national park, and also the...
Game Drives in Khwai The wildlife-rich landscape surrounding our safari lodge in a private concession bordering Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, makes game drives in the Khwai region of Botswana an exceptional experience. The meandering Khwai River forms the northwest boundary of Moremi and the area is characteristic of the Okavango Delta,...
Kuleni Game Park in South Africa, situated 16 km from Hluhluwe town towards Sodwana Bay, with many various attractions and activities surrounding the area. Kuleni derives its name from a modest hill situated within the region sharing its moniker. Once functioning as a cattle ranch, the land has undergone a meticulous transformation, conscientiously nurtured and...
The Wild Horizons Gorge Swing is an adrenaline-fueled activity that is guaranteed to get your heart racing! Located in the stunning Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, this experience is not for the faint of heart. The Gorge Swing is a high wire suspended across the gorge at a point where the width is 316 m and...
The Bumbusi Ruins are a reminder of the region’s rich history and are located within Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. At this ancient archeological site, visitors are shown a riveting depiction of the past, taking them back to the mysteries of a time that has long since passed. The Bumbusi Ruins date back to the...
A guided walk in Mana Pools should not be missed. The best way to discover the magic of Mana Pools on foot is with our experienced guides who have intimate knowledge of the local wildlife. With a spring in their step, they lead you out into the wild, armed with curiosity and a safety rifle,...
A guided walking safari is a unique wildlife experience that allows participants to explore natural habitats on foot, accompanied by an experienced guide. Unlike traditional safaris conducted from vehicles, walking safaris provide a more intimate and sensory connection with the environment, allowing participants to witness the intricacies of the ecosystem at ground level. Our guided...
Take to the skies on a helicopter experience in Khwai for the quintessential Botswana safari and get an entirely different vantage point over this unique wilderness area. The breathtaking world of the Okavango Delta is a multi-faceted marvel of nature, witnessed in vibrant detail from above. With the doors removed for amazing views of the...
A helicopter flight over Victoria Falls is an experience that should not be missed! A helicopter flight over Victoria Falls offers an awe-inspiring experience that should unquestionably be part of any traveler’s itinerary when visiting Zimbabwe. The exhilaration begins from the moment you step onto the helipad, and the rotor blades start whirring, signifying the...
This wonderful Kariba Town Tour will take you to see the Kariba dam wall, Santa Barbara Chapel, Kariba Heights and the Mahombekombe township. Dam wall A half-day tour of Kariba includes a visit to the impressive Kariba Dam wall, the largest man-made reservoir in the world. Built with remarkable double-walled curvature concrete arches, the wall...
The lifeline that is the Khwai River makes the area a wild haven as this stable water source also lies along a seasonal animal migratory route. A mokoro experience in Khwai, floating down the river in a dugout canoe, brings another perspective to Botswana’s wildlife wonders. Mokoros, traditionally crafted from hardwood tree trunks, have long...
Mokoro rides in the Okavango Delta offer a unique and tranquil way to explore one of Africa’s most remarkable and diverse ecosystems. The Okavango Delta, located in Botswana, is the world’s largest inland delta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mokoros, traditional dugout canoes, are widely used in the delta to navigate its waterways, providing...
Going on a night drive in Hwange National Park can be an incredible experience, as it provides the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are not typically visible during the day. Some of the animals you may encounter on a Hwange night drive include lions, leopards, hyenas, genets, civets, and a variety of other nocturnal...
Nestled in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, Camp Mana offers a paradise for photography safaris. With its unique blue light, Mana Pools provides exceptional lighting for capturing stunning photos of the surrounding flora and fauna. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or an amateur enthusiast, Camp Mana is the perfect location for photography safaris....
Photographic safaris in Zambia offer travelers an opportunity to capture the country’s wildlife. Amidst Zambia’s stunning landscapes, visitors are treated to an extraordinary adventure as they experience these expertly guided journeys. The wilderness of Zambia serves as the perfect backdrop for a photographic safari, allowing enthusiasts to capture the raw beauty of the African continent....
Game Viewing in Matobo National Park Using our Matobo safari lodge, located in a private game reserve bordering Matobo National Park as a base, game viewing in the Matobo Hills will bring plenty of sightings of a variety of fauna and flora species. These include over 200 different trees, 175 different bird species and 88...
The life-giving Chobe River forms the northern boundary of Chobe National Park. The body of water twists and turns its way through the Botswana wilderness, flanked by open woodlands, riverine forests, and floodplains and dotted by lush, green islands. Marvel at one of the highest concentrations of elephants on your Botswana safari and Chobe River...
Take an educational journey into Zimbabwe’s rich cultural past with a rock painting walk in the Matobo Hills. The area is encased in history, with a myriad of archaeological sites accessible from your safari lodge in the Matobos. The Matobo Hills in southern Zimbabwe are a spectacular cultural landscape, known primarily for its granite rocks...
Zambia is undoubtedly a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers. To experience these wonders of nature in their full glory, the RASair Cessna 210 aircraft offers breathtaking scenic charter flights in Zambia. These offer travellers the opportunity to explore Zambia’s stunning locations in a comfortable and memorable way. Based at Mwanya (Lukuzi) airstrip near Tafika...
Professionally guided with all equipment provided, dive into the underwater world of the well-known Sodwana Bay. Bold and bright coral reefs and a colourful colony of tropical fish await to be discovered. Other ocean treasures include dolphins, turtles and whale sharks. A full-day excursion full of adventure invites you on the Sodwana Bay snorkeling safari!...
Nothing quite beats a pampering session in the wild African bush and a soothing spa treatment at Camp Kuzuma our safari lodge in Chobe is therefore something not to be missed. Enjoy a variety of luxurious treatments in the natural tranquility of Mother Nature and experience the perfect spa and safari holiday. Experiencing reflexology and...
Come and experience the stunning beauty and diverse wildlife of the World Heritage St Lucia Estuary. Join us on a leisurely cruise along the tranquil waters of the estuary, where you’ll encounter some of Africa’s most fascinating creatures, such as hippos and crocodiles. You’ll also be captivated by the sight of a variety of birds...
Swimming at Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls is one of the most thrilling and unforgettable experiences you can have when visiting Victoria Falls! This unique activity is only available from the Zambian side of the falls and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders....
The Hidden Eye is our extraordinary new hide at Nantwich Lodge, a haven designed to captivate and delight our esteemed guests! Nestled amidst the breathtaking natural landscape, this hide embodies the epitome of game viewing excellence. Crafted with meticulous precision, our hide seamlessly merges with the surrounding environment, ensuring minimal disruption to the wildlife that...
A tour of Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring adventure that should not be missed! The magnificent Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, are one of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world. To truly appreciate the beauty of the falls, it is essential to embark on a guided tour....
A visit to the historic Rhodes Grave site should be on the list for all visitors to the Matobo Hills A visit to the Rhodes grave site should be on every Matobo Hills visitors to do list. Cecil John Rhodes, a prominent politician and businessman, left a significant impact on Southern Africa. Cecil was the...
Come and witness one of nature’s most fascinating events at our beachfront location where you can observe leatherback and loggerhead turtles returning to their birthplace at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve to lay eggs. This awe-inspiring activity is available every day between 15:30 and 17:30, depending on low tide, providing you with an unforgettable opportunity to witness...
A Victoria Falls sunset cruise is an excellent chance to unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Victoria Falls There are several photo options against the frequently beautiful African sunsets. As the sun sets behind the African horizon, flocks of birds skim the water’s edge. Guests may be able to witness a variety...
You can really get into the heart of one of Zimbabwe’s most famous wildlife areas on guided bush walks around Hideaways Bumbusi Wilderness Camp, in Hwange National Park. The western part of Zimbabwe is home to Hwange National Park, which is famous for its many species and different ecosystems. This makes it a great place...
Located in southern Africa, Zambia is a landlocked country that provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind walking safari experience through its beautiful national parks. Walking safaris stand out among the many other types of safaris that are offered because they give you the opportunity to get a more personal experience with the raw beauty of the...
Witness the wildlife wonder of whales on an exciting boat ride upon the Indian Ocean. Gracing us with their presence from June until the end of November, a sighting of these humpbacked whales along their migratory route is an honour. One may also have the privilege of seeing calves swimming alongside their mothers; an unforgettable...
Experience the beauty of the Zambezi River and the stunning Mana Pools National Park with a Zambezi canoe experience while staying at Camp Mana. Enjoy an incredible canoeing adventure. Paddling down the river between Mana Pools and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park is truly a quintessential African safari experience that allows you to witness the...
Prepare to be mesmerised by the beauty of one of Africa’s most iconic waterways with our Zambezi River sunset cruise. As you set sail on this journey, you’ll find yourself immersed in the breathtaking scenery of the Zambezi River. The tranquility of the surroundings transports you to a world where time seems to slow down,...