Africa. A word synonymous with mystery, adventure and wildlife in its natural surroundings. Through its vast national parks it has more land set aside than any other. Both Mana Pools and the Save Valley are supreme examples of these, with the mighty Zambezi and Save Rivers hugging each of their respective borders. Large herds for game drink from these rivers, and our camps are situated on them. Classic Africa is one of the few safari operators that is licensed to operate luxury tented safaris in Mana Pools and the only operator in on Humani in the Save Valley.
With an established history providing safe and luxurious tented safaris our guests understand that we are investing in their dreams and experiences. We are a family run business run by Zimbabweans and our guests over the years we have been conducting our safaris have become some of our greatest friends travelling with us year after year. As we are a family run operation we do take children on safaris and as is there is no greater reward for parents to see the bush through their children’s eyes.
Classic Africa Safaris tailors each safari to our guests’ interests and operates solely on an exclusive personal basis. Whether you are honeymooners looking for romance, wildlife enthusiasts seeking the best wildlife viewing there is to offer, or looking for the adventure of a lifetime, we have the means and experience to make it happen.
All of our safaris are private using private sites in Mana Pools and Humani in the Save Valley, with prohibited access to other park visitors. Your privacy will be complete with only your guide camp staff and abundant wildlife. Linked to our consideration for the privacy of our guests, is our respect for the natural habitats where we conduct our safaris. Offering on foot experiences with wildlife game drives on open vehicles; we aim to bring you closest to animals with minimal impact on their natural behavior and the habits.
The sites we use are under the shade of the riverine vegetation . Each site is not used for more than a few weeks at a time, maintaining the pristine nature of these areas. To add to this environmentally sound practice we do not run trips during the rainy season and are only able to run safaris from April to November.
Through our luxury tented safaris, we create a magnificent home-away-form-home experience in the middle of the bush, where days are spent tracking game on foot or in our custom built open air Land Rovers, allowing your to explore the many distant pans and rivers these areas have to offer.
Three course diners are served under the stars on crisp white linen, and the evenings are spend around the warmth of a camp fire where you can recount the adventures of the day. Imagine hot showers under the African sky , lying in a comfortable bed listening to lions roaring, or waking to an elephant feeding near your tent. These are just some of the incredible experiences that lie in wait through our tented safaris.
Guests choosing to do longer stays with us will have the opportunity to do fly camping where we use dome tents for a night or two away from the camp, such as the Chitake spring in Mana Pools or inland pans of Humani.
Our fully trained camp staff will be at your disposal through out the safari, At Classic Africa our staff pride themselves in making your every comfort and convenience is provided. Freshly made beds, laundry and ironing every day.
Located at the junction of the Turgwe and Save Rivers in Zimbabwe’s south east Lowveld, Humani is the epicenter of the renowned Save Conservancy and a wildlife wonderland. Striking in its vegetative diversity, Humani comprises dense riverine dominated by towering hardwood trees, vast Mopani and fever tree forests, open plains and broken hill country.
These habitats are populated by healthy and equally diverse game populations – the Big Five (including black and white rhino), an impressive array of plains game species, little critters and bird life.
Guests can track black rhino and view many animals at close quarters on game drives. Sundowners and braais can be down on the banks of the river.
Located at the junction of the Turgwe and Save rivers in Zimbabwe’s south-east Lowveld, HUMANI is the very epi-centre of the renowned
Save Conservancy, encompassing over 130 000 acres of premier big game/plains game country. Striking in its vegetative diversity, Humani comprises dense rive-rine dominated by towering hardwood trees, vast mopani and fever tree forests, open plains (maparis) and broken hill country. These habitats are populated by abundant and equally diverse game populations – the big five and an impressive array of plains game species. Historically famed for its monster leopards and spiral-horned antelope, over the past 20 years Humani has also earned a reputation for producing large-maned lions, heavy ivory and big bossed buffalo bulls.
Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park will leave you breathless with its beauty. A paradise for walking and canoeing safaris, Mana Pools is a wildlife-rich, biodiverse wonderland that will delight at every turn.
You can expect to spot hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants and a wonderful array of aquatic birds within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there’s a good chance of seeing lioness’ hunting around waterholes, where prey are seemingly easy pickings.
The landscapes are beautiful too, dotted with acacia trees, whose shade becomes vital to the parks’ more than 12,000-strong elephant population in the dry season, as well as a sprinkling of vibrant plant life. Far away from any human settlement, you’ll relish the feeling of remoteness here. Surrounded only by extreme wilderness, and if you visit in winter, you’ll find yourself exploring amongst the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa. An experience for which words can do no justice.
Mana’s elephants are probably its greatest draw card, with elephants in camp most days. The bulls in particular are relaxed and well known to the guides. The terrain and fallen trees allow for very close encounters with these giants