When it comes to tracking down some of the most unique and meaningful safaris Africa has to offer, Zimbabwe is a standout. Sustainable tourism takes on many forms, but not every destination offers the kind of education, activities and adventure that Global Basecamps and our partners in Zimbabwe do! Through learning, service and unique ways of experiencing this marvelous country, our Zimbabwe safaris are an opportunity to make a difference while having an experience you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. We’re excited to invite you on our Conservation & Cultural Group Safari this upcoming late October - early November 2019, along with another departure in 2020!
We are very excited to announce the 2018 set departure dates for two conservation-focused African safari tours which will take place in Kenya and Zimbabwe. The Kenya conservation safari was such a success in 2017, that we are thrilled to offer it again this coming year. In Zimbabwe, this is the first conservation safari of it's kind showcasing how sustainable tourism can truly make a difference. Space is limited, if you want to partake in this lifetime opportunity, confirm your spot today.
Why we like Imvelo Safari Lodges? Imvelo offers a unique symbiotic relationship between conservation, responsible tourism and opportunity for local communities to grow. The promotion of conserving local wildlife and natural resources while encouraging sustainability for the village communities brings a significantly more in-depth experience for the responsible safari enthusiast.
With 6 locations throughout Zimbabwe, the program has taken a strong foothold in the community and is a showpiece for how a successful community based eco-tourism project works. The result is apparent when visiting as you can expect to be pampered at exciting lodges by friendly and welcoming staff. The experienced guides show you a unique experience getting you involved fist handed and show that it does make a difference to the wildlife and local people’s life, sharing the passion of connecting people with nature.
What is unique about the lodges? Imvelo Safari Lodges showcases the massive Elephant population of Zimbabwe (over 40,000) with the Elephant Express. The Elephant Express is a refurbished rail car opened in 2014 and is a fun alternative to a regular road transfer between Ngamo and Impofu. The rail cars are roomy with comfortable seating and include snacks and beverages making for a relaxing and scenic 2 hour ride through the bush with sightings of elephant, kudu and wildebeest to name a few. The underground blind at Stoffie's Pan is a one of a kind experience giving you front row seats with a new perspective of elephants refreshing themselves at a popular watering hole. The blind is a 25' shipping container, camouflaged as a termite mound and buried at water level under an ancient Mitswiri Tree. It has comfortable seating, snacks and a bathroom so you don't have to leave when the game viewing is great.