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We run private group tours that are fully inclusive and personalized for you, your families or friends. Our luxury six (6) bed tented camp is used exclusively by one group, the six (6) seater open sided 4x4 safari vehicle, our staff and an experienced Professional safari guide are dedicated to providing our private guests with a safari experience that will make memories of a lifetime. A private group tour with African Safari Walks runs with a minimum of four (4) or a maximum of six (6) guests staying for a minimum of four (4) nights. African Safari Walks conducts walking safari experiences in Hwange National Park which is located 200 kilometers south of the world renowned Victoria Falls here in Zimbabwe, Africa. Hwange National Park is a natural environment covering about 14 000 square kilometers of savanna woodland and features 100 different species of mammals with over 400 species of birds. The flagship mammals are elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, African wild dog just to name a few. Some well known bird species in Hwange National Park include Ostriches, Cranes, Bastards, Korhaans, Secretarybirds, Eagles, Vultures and plenty more.The thrill, magic and enjoyment of African wildlife is contained in walking safari experiences. All our safari walks are tied to a safari vehicle, this means the guide and guests set off from the tented camp on a game drive vehicle driving through the natural environment before repeatedly stopping in different suitable wildlife areas to start walking. The guide and guests return to the vehicle at the end of the safari walks before driving back to the tented camp.
I know there are a few people out there keen to hear about this trip, so I'm going to post the words bit now, and hopefully some photos at a later date. I haven't done a day by day account as frankly it would get a bit repetetive! But I'm going to break it down into multiple posts for readability. Laikipia Wilderness Camp is owned by Steve and Annabelle Carey. Steve is a Zimbabwean guide, and Annabelle is originally from Scotland. They ran a walking safari business in Zim for many years until tourism there collapsed and they moved away, working in Zambia for a while before moving to Kenya where they managed a camp in the Mara, then Sosian lodge for a few years. They opened LWC in June last year. The camp focuses on 3 main interests-tracking wild dogs, walking and family activities. I was there for the dogs, but I was also keen to do some walking. The trip was booked as a third safari for 2013, so I was in a bit of a squeeze for holiday time- originally I had been thinking of combining with the Mara, but my other plans expanded slightly so I only had a week to spare. So I decided to just spend a whole week at LWC. They were closed in April and May, so I picked the second week of June to be spaced between my other two trips. I also hoped they would be quiet (they were) so that I could have free reign to do more or less what I wanted, which was mostly to spend time with the wild dogs. (Note- next year they plan to open all year round).
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