Our Family Dynasty Welcomes Yours…

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Zimbabwe is known for offering some of the best walking safaris in Africa and our core passion and focus at Bushlife Safaris is to provide you with a unique and personalized experience surrounded by  incredible wildlife in each and every one of our camps.

Since 1997, husband and wife team – Nick and Des Murray – have been guiding in Mana Pools. In 2007 they partnered with Lucy Mumbashura. Together they created what is known today as Bushlife Safaris in Mana Pools National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in Africa.

Bushlife Safaris is known for their excellent guiding, world-class walking safaris and canoeing safaris that offer an experience not to be missed. Both Des and Nick are qualified guides and between them, they have nearly 60 years’ of experience in the bush and are widely known as an exceptional guiding team. Find out more here about each camp and we look forward to welcoming you to the Bushlife Safaris family:

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Nick is well respected in the industry for his wealth of knowledge on wildlife, where he achieved a Bachelors degree in Zoology and Wildlife Management from Pietermaritzburg University. He is a qualified Zimbabwean Professional Guide, one of the most prestigious game-guiding qualifications in Africa.  Nick has worked throughout Southern Africa – spending a lot of time in Zimbabwe and travelling through Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree of Zoology, studying the wild dogs of Mana Pools. His passion project is the Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy.

Nick and Des are dedicated parents who enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of the bush with their children, Jed and Tait.

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