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Close encounters of the herd kind

With epic big game viewing, a game drive with our experienced guides and spotters offers thrilling yet safe encounters with animals both large and small. Get close to some of Africa’s most famous species without disturbing them, and learn how this intricate ecosystem functions.

Watching natural behaviour in the stunning surroundings of the Lower Zambezi is an unforgettable experience, and no two game drives are the same. There is always something new to discover.

Our customised game viewing vehicles (with either 6 or 8 seats) offer every guest a ‘window seat’ with a canopy to offer shade. Morning drives focus on the mopane and acacia forests, while afternoon drives include the opportunity to watch the sunset over the floodplains as nocturnal creatures begin to stir.

Night drives offer the opportunity to catch the big cats in action or witness the antics of lesser-known species like porcupine, aardvark, civet and genet, or even the Verreaux’s Giant Eagle Owl.

We offer a completely immersive game-viewing experience and plan our game drives during the cooler parts of the day when animals are more likely to be active. The first and last hour of each day is known as the golden hour, as the lighting is often perfect for photography.

Is it easy to spot animals?

Nothing is guaranteed on a game drive, which is part of what makes them so exciting. Our guides and spotters have incredible local knowledge and extremely sharp eyes, plus a remarkable ability to interpret animal tracks and behaviour. All of which adds up to giving you the best possible chance of some amazing sightings.

Amanzi Zambezi leopard and porcupine sketch by Kim Kay