BUSH TELEGRAPH NOVEMBER 2010

Posted Nov 06, 2010

ELEPHANTS AND TIGERS ON THE ZAMBEZI RIVER

Carey's 8 pound tiger Elephant on the ZambeziJack's Tiger

Carey Lindsay and her 8 pound Tiger                                                                                         Jack Goddard and his 12 pounder

We recently joined friends of ours, the Goddards, who were out here from the UK on  safari in Zambia and we met up with them at Kulefu Camp which is situated on the lower Zambezi River.  As we arrived at Jeki airstrip and got out of the plane the hot air hit us like a blast furnace.  This was just to remind us that this was October and the hottest time of the year.  The bush was dry and baron and I knew our friends,  would wonder where on earth we were taking them.   With in an hour we were driving under a grove of Albida  (Winter Thorn) trees which looked like a lush parkland.  Elephant were just everywhere, eating  the pods from the Winter Thorn.  Buffalo, impala, kudu, waterbuck were all joinging them under the shade of the trees.  Getting  into to Kulefu was a welcome sight on the banks of the Zambezi River.  Quick dip in the pool, ice cold beers revived us and upon hearing the Tiger Fish were biting we were rearing to go.   The fish certainly didn't let us down and both Goddard and Lindsay children caught decent size Tiger - all on a catch and release system.  The boys had a go at fly fishing and Philp had some success.  The game viewing was brillant and most done from the boat.  However, we were fortunate enough to see a leopard and her cub on a night drive.

So if you looking for  excellent food, comfortable accommodation, good game viewing and fishing then Kulefu is a definite recommendation!

Fishy StoriesViewing Elephant from Kulefu PoolKulefu Camp

                   Fishy Stories                                                Watching elephant from the pool at Kulefu                                                      Kulefu Camp

The Goddards had a visit to Puku Ridge Camp in South Luangwa National Park and they also had exceptional game vieiwng with 7 leopard sightings within 3 days.  They ended their trip at Sussi Lodge in Livingstone  and had a chance to ride elephant and have lunch on Livingstone Island and swim on the edge of the Victoria Falls.

Puku CampGoddards at Vic FallsGoddards riding elephants

Puku Ridge Camp                                           Livingstone, Victoria Falls                                                        

ZIMBABWE CAMPS AND LODGES DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT

After a decade of hardship, Zimbabwe is at last becoming a great tourist attraction once again and we are delighted to say we defintely recommend a visit.

VICTORIA FALLS

The Victoria Falls is buzzing and there are a number of great hotels and lodges we recommend. Namely the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge which has a great reputation for excellent cuisine and hospitality. This is an ideal lodge for groups and conferences.

Victoria Falls Safari LodgeVictoria Falls Safari Lodge deckVictoria Falls Safari Lodge room

 

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

The HideRhino in Hwange Nat Park

Hwange National Park has always been famous for its large concentrations of wildlife and is easily accessible from Victoria Falls as its only 2 hour road transfer.  We recommend camps such as Hide which is an upmarket tented camp.  Game activities include game drives, walks.  It is also one of the few parks where you have a good opportunity to see rhino. 

 

BUMI HILLS LODGE - LAKE KARIBA

Bumi  Hills Lodge is well known to many has under gone a major refurbishment and looks amazing.  The lodge offers game drives, cruises, fishing, game walks. 

Bumi HillsSunset at Lake karibaBumi Hills

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Take Care

Ian and Daphne Lindsay

 

                                      

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