Africa’s Finest

Varden Safaris are excited and delighted to announce we have made it into THE definitive independently audited Green Safari Guide – Africa’s Finest. As only 1 of only 2 camps in Zimbabwe and 1 of 50 camps in Africa we are extremely proud of this achievement.

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Out on Explorer Safari

Sleeping out rough – high up in the mountains is one of those once in a life time experiences. If you are a horse lover with an adventurous spirit there is nothing quite like sleeping near your horse hearing them snort/snuffle move around during the night. Watching a brilliant sunset or rise from our advantage point in…

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Staying at Kopje Tops

This is a small and comfortable rustic bush camp. Accomadation (12 beds) at Kopje Tops is in lovely stone under thatch chalets. All the chalets have ensuite bathrooms. There is no electricity or generator power at Kopje Tops, all our lighting is supplied by slow burning oil lamps, candles and paraffin. You wont find hairdryers…

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Jonathan and Barbara, Harare

We had a lovely 4 days of high expansive views across flatlands and mountain peaks and fun swimming at Otter Pools. We loved the horse riding to Raffia Palms Oasis and sundowners up the Mountain. Many thanks to Nesbit, as energetic as a teenager and always ready to share his knowledge of the bush. The…

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Kevan Zunckel, South Africa

This is a very special place run by very special people. Thanks James and Janine for a great stay. I sincerely hope I will be able to come back for much longer stay. Well done, for a well run and sustainable operation. All the best for the future and all your ideas and projects. Kevan…

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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…

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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.

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