Varden Safaris and partners

In 1988 the Wilderness, at the instigation of the Muzarabani Rural District Council, was gazetted by an act of parliament into a concession, granting the area the same protection as National Parks, with the idea to develop tourism in the area through the CAMPFIRE (Community Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources) conservation project. In 1991…

Tingwa Valley Itinerary

You are on a fine steed amidst spectacular mountain scenery, surrounded by the wild without another tourist in sight or sign of civilisation. Most people say it’s the best trip they have ever been on.

We start with leisurely breakfasts, stop in beautiful places for mid morning tea, followed by a longish lunch normally at a spectacular swimming hole to rest the horses and ourselves. We like to arrive into Bat Caves Camp in time for sundowners and a hot shower before dinner. Good food, comfort, not too much hard riding and the opportunity to learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Mountains from your professional guide are highlights of this safari.

Siya Lima

Situated only 1.5 hours north of Harare, Siya Lima Homestead is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary farmhouses ever built in this country. Formally an award winning tobacco -piggery and maize growing farm, Siya Lima is now being run as a tourism concern by Janine and James Varden in conjunction with the local community. Mike Mcgrath…

Nyamaneche

Adjacent to Tengengene is Nyamaneche National Park the home of the Zimbabwe National Parks Wildlife Unit Capture team. A little known Park of some 5000 hectares, Nyamachnce is a savannah like park with plenty of plains game to view. The highlight of Nyamaneche is the herd of White Rhino many of the females have calves…

Tengenenge

Situated less than 40 minutes from camp is the world famous Tengenenge Shona Sculpture Village. More than 70 artists reside and work here, this is where is all started for shona sculpture in Zimbabwe. Collectors and art galleries from all over the world come to buy from here, you can fill a crate, buy a one off…