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.

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…

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…

Kim, San Francisco, USA

James and Janine this is such and extraordinary place – I feel incredibly fortunate to have discovered it. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality and for all you are doing to the preserve the beauty and the wildlife. I can’t wait to tell everyone – well the right everyone’s!

Sarah and Mark, UK

Many thanks for a wonderful – week! So many amazing places and wonderful sights – what a relief the elephant went the other way…. Fantastic hospitality and wonderful food too. This is a very special place – long may it last. Extra special thanks to your brave and clever horses, who did not falter through…

Amelia, USA

What an amazing and unique experience that is hardly to be found anywhere on this planet! Apart from the endless variety of species, nature at its closest and the fantastic horses, it’s due to people I had the pleasure to meet who made this safari an unforgettable experience. Thanks to James for your sheer overwhelming…

Janet Francis

Dora Schenkel of Co. Tipperary, Ireland and myself, of Zimbabwe, enjoyed a 3 day safari at Varden Safaris from the 18th to the 20th February, 2007. Dora rode Cody and Apache and I rode Fortress and Champion. We found the horses to be of nice quality, mosty 3/4 bred, often ex-polo ponies, well schooled at…

Mark Jalon, Spain

I couldn’t quite understand people’s quiet concern when I mentioned I was travelling to Zimbabwe as part of my world trip. Well ignorance can be a wonderful thing, and Zimbabwe was on my list of places too see because I knew old BNI colleagues in the capital Harare, and I wanted to see Victoria Falls.…