Victoria Falls | SafariFRANK
Training Camp

Victoria Falls

"In the Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve"

A camp near Victoria Falls! One of the 7 wonders of the world and a natural spectacle.  Some lessons will be held in the Chobe National Park. A unique ecosystem!

The Concession:

The Stanley and Livingstone Reserve protects 3500 hectare (7 200 acres) of wilderness. It is home to Africa’s Big 5 andhosts vast species of birdlife. The focal point of activity at the Reserve is preservation and conservation through nonconsumptive activity in order to sustain and support the various ecosystems. The Reserve was fenced in 2000, and is recognised as an Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ) for Black Rhino in the area.
The Reserve falls within the recently-declared KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area, the largest conservation area inAfrica. The KAZA TCA extends across the boundaries of five countries: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Angola, and aims to achieve goals of sustainable ecotourism in the area.

The vegetation and fauna characteristics are similar to that of the surrounding National parks and safari areas, with large numbers of raptors being present due to the Vulture Restaurant programme in place on the Reserve. The dominant vegetation type is Zambezi Teak forest. The reserve also holds a large dam along the Masuwe River which flows through the Reserve, and into the Zambezi River.

Animals found in the Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve:

The Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve is the only property in the Victoria Falls region where Africa’s “Big Five” can be viewed. The evenings transmit the characteristic calls of spotted hyenas, their tracks often being found right outside camp in the early morning. There is a great diversity of wildlife on the reserve, from invertebrates, frogs and reptiles to birds and mammals. The bird species in the region include “specials” such as the broad-billed roller, westernbanded snake-eagle, schalow’s turaco, narina trogon and taita falcon. Mammals are abundant – from small gerbils and other rodents, several species of smaller carnivores, as a well as antelope, right through to the large predators (lion, leopard, cheetah), and the African elephant.

Temperatures at the camp:

Our summers are hot, with late spring and early summer temperatures regularly exceeding 40°C and warm to hot evenings. After the first rains (usually in November), the temperatures drop to mid 30°C. On cooler, cloud-covered or rainy days, temperatures may drop to mid 20°C. Winters are dry and the nights are cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C, rising to an average of 24°C in the day. During the rainy season (November to March) most precipitation occurs in the form of spectacular thunder-storms, typically during mid- to late afternoons and evenings.

Accommodation:

The camp consists of Dome tents (students share tents). There are also shared ablution facilities withshowers and a central communal area.

Chobe National Park – 3 nights and 4 days will be spent camping in the Park – tents to be supplied.

Electricity:

There is no electricity at the camp – solar lamps are used for all lighting and a generator is used to charge batteries. Studying at night with solar lamps can at times be challenging so a headlamp for this purpose is recommended as well as an extra battery-operated lamp if you wish to study in your tent at night. The generator is for camp use so will thus not be switched on for the sole purpose of charging learner cameras or other equipment. Learners are allowed to utilise it when it is running for camp purposes and need to understand that it is used
at own risk.

Selected beverages:

Sold from the camp and can only be paid for with cash. Cordial fruit juices and water are served with meals and tea and coffee is available throughout the day.

Water:

Bottled water is available for purchase.

Laundry:

is done weekly and is limited to one laundry bag.

The camp is situated in the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, which is the only privately-owned game reserve within the immediate vicinity of Victoria Falls – a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A highlight of your stay!

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