Take your Senses on Safari

If you are looking for a “sense-sational” safari then a trip to Vundu Camp with Bushlife Safaris is what you are looking for. Mana Pools is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a world-renowned wildlife destination, which each and every day is an adventure for your senses. Our award-winning guiding team is headed up by Nick Murray – the lead guide on the BBC Earth Dynasties Painted Wolf episode as well as his wife, Des Murray, who is one of the most experienced female guides in Zimbabwe. Be prepared to invigorate your senses on a safari adventure where you see, taste, smell and feel the spirit of Africa.


Mana Pools is a stunning photographic destination with opportunities are all around, from macros to panos – you will be spoilt for choice.  A walking safari in Mana Pools will give you a unique perspective to view the wildlife, and of course, take you closer to them than you thought was possible. When you aren’t capturing the famous blue forest light through your lens, you can sit back and watch the sky burn as the sun sets.

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Bushlife Safaris Sensesational Safari - Sight1


While on a walking safari, your nose will also be your guide! Wild dogs have a strong odour about them, and you will know when you are close to them. Buffalo have an incredible sense of smell which is why wind direction is important when approaching a herd on foot.

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Bushlife Safaris Sensesational Safari - Smell2


Visit us at Vundu Camp and your morning alarm will be replaced with the calling of lions and hyenas.  Lion calls can be heard from as far as 8km!  Enjoy your morning coffee while listening to the hippos grunting their morning greetings to one another.

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Bushlife Safaris Sensesational Safari - Sound1


Mana Pools’ safari months consist of only 2 seasons –  summer and winter. Lower temperatures are expected from May to August while from September to November you can expect temperatures high into 40°C. Blankets are provided on the game drives for chilly winter mornings, and fans are in the rooms to keep you cool during the warm nights of summer

There is nothing quite like the feeling of adrenaline and excitement that you get whilst canoeing down the Mighty Zambezi River – take a look at our Ruwesi Canoe Trail for those wanting a thrilling trip.

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Bushlife Safaris Zimbabwe Safari - Feel


Be prepared to not only experience a wildlife safari but an eating safari too!  Our big 5 consists of breakfast, tea time treats, lunch, bar snacks and a delicious 3-course dinner.   There are always cold beers or classic gin and tonics to help wash it all down.

Are you ready for a taste of adventure? Get in touch today…

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Bushlife Safaris Sundowners - Taste1