Bushlife Safaris are very active members in the Mana Pools National Park community and are passionate about wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. Nick and Desirée are completely dedicated to conservation – for their children’s generation, and generations to come.
In 2015, following many years of continuous work on the anti-poaching front, the Bushlife Support Unit was set up, uniting the Zambezi Valley community together in a consolidated effort to stop poaching in the area.
The Bushlife Support Unit is our “boots-on-the-ground” team. Patrols are deployed daily in vehicles and boats, mostly bought through the donations of our generous guests, where a team of expert rangers are on the search for poachers on both land or river. Countless arrests have been made, subsequently saving the lives of animals in Mana Pools National Park.
Bushlife Conservancy is our funding partner and their small team does amazing work raising funds for conservation, primarily in the Zambezi River Valley of Zimbabwe and Zambia. They are a section 501(c)(3) registered charity in the United States. If you would like to get involved and donate to our mission.
Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy
The Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy is a branch of Bushlife Support Unit Trust, funded by Bushlife Conservancy a registered 501C3 in the USA. The Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy specialising in research and conservation of the endangered African Wild Dog.
Nick Murray has years of experience working with the Painted Dog Conservation. Now Nick is continuing to pursue his passion for the African Wild Dog through the Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy. Nick Murray was the lead guide for the Painted Wolf episode of the global BBC Earth Dynasties series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. He is also furthering his BSc Zoology to an MSc and helping protect this endangered species.