Field guide training Zimbabwe: Camp Victoria Falls

Camp Victoria Falls is located in Zimbabwe, only a few kilometres away from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Learn more about the camp in the following blog post.

Ann-Kathrin
Ann-Kathrin
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Whether it’s a time out from your stressful daily routine or the training to become a Professional Field Guide that brings you to the Zimbabwe’s Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve: an exceptional camp is waiting for you. Only 10 kilometers away, the world-renowned Victoria Falls demonstrate the full force of water in an awe-inspiring way.

The Masuie river, a tributary of the Zambezi, is yet another example of how water has shaped the local landscape. The river marks the boundary of the reserve and dominates the surrounding environment. Your decision to stay at the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve guarantees that your training in the wilderness will be an unforgettable adventure.

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Camp Victoria Falls Details

Geographical facts

The camp is located in the 2500 ha Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, around 10 km away from the renowned Victoria Falls. The multifaceted landscape surrounding the Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve is home to an abundance of different animal species. On your walks and outings in a jeep you will discover numerous creatures which you had heard of but were never privileged enough to see in their natural habitat before. Among them there will be lions, leopards, cheetahs as well as rhinoceroses, hyenas and elephants. Come to Zimbabwe and be amazed by the stunning natural environment in the area, which could be the venue for your nature training.

As Zimbabwe is located in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed compared to the ones of the northern hemisphere. That’s why Zimbabwe’s winter time is in July and August. Summers are warm to hot, with temperatures ranging from mid-20°C on the coolers cloud-covered rainy days, to the high 30°C on average days. Occasional hot days’ temperatures may exceed 40°C. Winters are usually dry, with the average morning temperature of 6°C. Afternoon temperatures average in the mid-20s°C; ranges of 18°C to 32°C can be expected. Occasional winter showers prevail but are rather unusual. Rain in the summer takes the form of heavy thunder-showers, or frontal rainfall over a longer period of time.

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Arrival

Airport: Johannesburg

By road: Different routes possible, on request further information can be made available.

Flight: Fly to Victoria Falls International Airport

Arrival time is 2 pm on the first day of the course

Life in the camp

Your commitment to nature will be palpable right from day one and you may wish to share your experiences with your family, friends and acquaintances back home. Make the most of your training in the fascinating Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve and combine the idea of this training with environmental protection.
Unlike most other camps where Natucate offers courses, in Zimbabwe you will enjoy single room accommodation. There are a total of 20 such rooms, 9 of which however are allocated to students signed up for the guided nature tours. You will share the sanitary facilities with the other participants and can spend your free time with them around the barbecue area.

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Moreover, there is a swimming pool in the camp. Blankets and duvet covers will be provided, but we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag. In the camp there will be a common area and a fire place. As the camp is not fenced wild animals might come visit from time to time. In Camp Victoria Falls no mosquito nets are available.

Electricity: Electricity is provided by generators in the camp. You can charge your batteries for cameras and mobile phones. Consider bringing a head lamp.

Drinking water: Fresh drinking water comes from the tap. Bottled water is also sold in the camp (for cash).

Other beverages: Non-alcoholic drinks are on sale in the camp but can only be purchased in cash. Fruit juice is served with the meals; tea and coffee are available all the time.

Laundry: A laundry service is available in the camp for a small fee.

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Cell phone reception and internet: There is good mobile phone reception and an internet connection at the Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve.

Currency: The currency in Zimbabwe is USD (U.S. Dollar). There is no ATM in the camp – please don’t forget to bring enough cash for the duration of your stay.

On-site support: Normally there will be a training instructor, an assistant instructor, a camp coordinator, a camp cook and a cleaner on site during your stay in the camp.

Vehicles

The vehicles used for the game drives are open Land Rovers and Land Cruisers.

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