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Some FAQ’s about Tasimba

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about the Tasimba Safari Experience. We work hard with our amazing team and wonderful partners to ensure that your time with us is an incredible, indelible experience. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any other questions you may have. We’re happy to help and look forward to having you join one of our Tasimba Safari Experiences real soon!

When are the next Tasimba safaris?

Tasimba safaris take place two or three times a year, in April/May and in October/November. These are two different seasons, one in African fall and the other in early summer, both of which provide superb wildlife viewing.

We also operate Tasimba safaris on request for affinity groups or families at other times of the year.

Where do Tasimba safaris take place?

We always go to the 9-room Linkwasha Camp or the 6 room Little Makalolo Camp which enjoy exclusive access to the 120,000-acre Wilderness concession in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.  We chose this area because of the unbeatable combination of superb camps, prolific wildlife and the vast, unspoiled private wilderness.

How long is the safari?

The Tasimba safari is 8 days 7 nights, starting and ending at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World.

What makes Tasimba safaris so unique?

Tasimba sets itself apart from other safaris in several ways:

  • Our guests have sole, exclusive occupancy of the camp for the entire safari;
  • Our guests enjoy 7 full days in our camp while guests in most other safaris only stay 2 or 3 days before packing up and moving to another camp;
  • Our guests are privileged to be guided by TWO of Africa’s most highly qualified Pro Guides;
  • 7 uninterrupted days enables Tasimba guests to enjoy a deeper, more immersive safari;
  • Every Tasimba safari is led by our two expert co-hosts who give 24/7 personalized attention to every last detail;
  • Daily ‘Indabas’ (discussions), each focused on one aspect of a week-long theme, inspire personal growth and reflection;
  • ‘Keystone’ experts and curated visits provide deeper insights into conservation and local culture.

Why should I choose a Tasimba safari?

If you like to take the time to explore, to discover, to be inspired and to grow from exciting new experiences in life, then Tasimba is for you.  If you want a safari that will exceed all your expectations, you will find it right here.

What’s the food like in camp?

Two words. Delicious and plentiful!  The menu varies from day to day and has tempting choices for every taste. You will be amazed how they manage to produce such great meals in a camp in the middle of the wilderness!

I have special dietary requirements. Can they be provided for?

After you have booked your safari, we will ask for details of any dietary requirements which the camp will happily look after during your stay with us.

Why do you say that the Pro Guides are Africa’s best?

Zimbabwe has the most rigorous criteria in Africa to become a Pro Guide. So demanding are the qualifications that, since 1980 when they were introduced, only 201 people have ever reached Pro Guide proficiency.  You’ll be astonished at their knowledge about everything in the wilderness – and they’re the most engaging and entertaining people too!

Are the safari vehicles safe from animals?

Our 4X4 safari vehicles are safe, reliable and comfortable. Seating only six guests in three tiers, you will always have great viewing of wildlife.  Guides will position the vehicle at a close, but always safe, distance so as not to threaten the animals and for optimal photo-taking.

What’s the significance of ‘Keystone’ experts?

As ‘keystones’ to Tasimba’s purpose to inspire our guests through a deeper immersion in the wilderness, we welcome local experts in areas such as conservation, communities, local culture and wildlife crime prevention.

Will we be sleeping in tents?

Theoretically, yes!  But these are like no other tents you’ve ever stayed in. Built on solid, raised platforms and with rigid frame structure, the walls and the roof are tent-like material. The rooms are spacious, superbly furnished with ensuite shower and toilet, and your own private deck looking out over the grasslands. Every comfort has been provided. You certainly won’t think of your room as a tent once you’re in it!

What does Tasimba mean?

Tasimba has nothing to do with The Lion King!  Tasimba is a word in the Zimbabwean Shona language that means “Together we are strong”. It refers to the powerful bonding among our guests that occurs in every Tasimba safari. We share such extraordinary experiences, so much inspiration, so many great conversations at mealtimes, on the vehicles and around the campfire that friendships are formed that last long after the safari is over.

How far ahead can I book?

You can book as much as 24 months ahead of your chosen safari date.

How do I book a Tasimba safari?

Just contact us at (415) 595-5323 or email us at info@tasimba.com – it’s that easy!  We’re happy to answer all of your questions to get the most out of this unforgettable experience.

How do I book my travel to Africa?

There are many airline options and routings to southern Africa. Direct flights are available from New York, D.C. and Atlanta; connections can be made through several cities in Europe and in the Middle East.  We can advise you on all your travel options and connect you as our guests with our Africa travel specialists

Are any special visas required for Tasimba?

Visas are available on arrival in Zimbabwe for most passport nationalities, including US and Canada.  Citizens of a few countries require visa application before travel to Zimbabwe – ask us if you are in any doubt.

What is there to do at Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is sometimes called “the adrenaline capital of the world” for all the exciting activities offered. There are just as many relaxing activities available, such as a sunset cruise on the Zambezi above the Falls. We can provide a comprehensive summary of some of our favorite activities.

What else should I do when I’m in Africa?

There is much to see and do in southern Africa that we can recommend. Our Africa travel specialists can customize a wonderful itinerary to match your interests, your available time and your budget.

Is Zimbabwe safe?

Parts of Zimbabwe went through some turmoil in the 2000’s but peace and growing prosperity are more evident everywhere. The Victoria Falls area and Hwange National Park have remained completely safe and secure. You will be charmed by the warmth of the Zimbabwean people whose friendliness is legendary in Africa.

The best reason to safari with Tasimba?

Our guests say that the Tasimba Safari Experience is ‘beyond expectations!’

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