Previously known as Goliath Tented Camp until a re-brand to Stretch Ferreira Safaris Tented Camp. All walking safaris are conducted from this authentic camp and personally guided by Stretch Ferreira, one of Africa’s most renowned and experienced guides. Stretch is a legend with more than 30 years experience of guiding in Mana Pools and he will show it to you in his own inimitable way. Crawl with him amongst the inquisitive wild dog puppies, track the local lion pride and sit with him as he introduces you to his favourite elephant bulls – pure adrenalin rush!
All safaris are tailor-made to suit the guests in camp. There are no set routines, only wish-lists fulfilled. The camp sleeps a maximum of 14 guests in seven twin-bedded East African tents with ensuite facilities, all nestled amongst the trees on the banks of the Zambezi River. Lounge, bar and dining room are open-air on the banks of the river. Delicious 3 course dinners are served incorporating lovely organic vegetables from Stretch’s own organic garden with imported wines, lunches are a casual affair and sometimes served in the bush at a pan.
Activities include game drives, walks, canoeing and fishing.
Meru tents with ensuite facilities.
01 June – 15 Nov
Early morning porridge and toast around the fire is followed by a walk to track the lions, wild-dogs etc.
You will be given coffee and tea with home baked biscuits in the bush, before another walk and your return to camp for your brunch or lunch.
After time at leisure you will have tea at 3 and then an afternoon drive or canoeing trip.
You will return for your sunset drinks and a 3 course dinner followed by coffee by the fire.
Lions are seen most days, as are wild-dogs later in the year, after denning has taken place.
Elephants are very used to humans and Stretch will take you to meet the old bulls whom he has known for 30 years.
There is a big herd of buffalo and eland as well as the other usual antelopes.
There are over 200 species of birds including huge colonies of carmine bee-eaters after August.
African skimmers are also migrants at that time of year.
Very personalised safari with no set routines.
Walks and drives with picnics and brunches in the bush.