HI All, At this time of the year it is always such a pleasure to start the weekend a day early leaving Harare before sparrows on Friday and driving up to Kariba as I did a couple of days ago. So pleasant to see so few traffic police on the roads – I was not asked to stop once on either leg of the return trip! The only time I took a break was at Lions Den – mandatory stopover for biltong plus bacon and egg roll for breakfast.
As soon as you take the Makuti turn off and pass the 2 landmark Baobab trees you suddenly feel in a different world – winding your way down the road through different vegetation and the heat of Kariba. Far away from Hurry Hurry and time to chill for a few days boma aellies in trees a fishing rhino
I was spending the weekend at Rhino Safari Camp so I was taken across the smooth lake (1 hr 10min) to their campsite around the corner from Elephant Point(ex Muuya National Parks). There are 7 “Huts” (Chalets) –all built on Stilts made from dead Mopane Trees – separated from each other by a reasonable distance for complete privacy. The camp was full with both local and foreign guests(UK). The one thing I enjoy about Rhino Safari Camp is that there are no generators – Solar power is used for lighting and gas for their fridges and stoves.
All meals are eaten at the central Boma at times arranged around the activities chosen by guests on each day – walking / fishing / Game or Boat Drives. So you can socialise when eating or sitting around the campfire in the evenings or you can have your own space in roomy huts nearby.
Please contact Karl Wright firstname.lastname@example.org 0772-400-021 Website : rhinosafaricamp if you want to find out more.
My fishing skills leave a lot to be desired but I am assured the good fishing starts to happen soon!
Ciao Mike G.