Guests at Somalisa Camp were treated to the sighting of lifetime recently when they came across two huge elephant bulls fighting just by Somalisa Pan. By the time the guide and guests arrived one elephant had already sustained a severe stab wound in his chest and was bleeding profusely. Most of the fight took place behind the bushes which meant the guests could not get particularly good photos, but the experience was exciting nevertheless. It was not long before the older bull collapsed and the youngster immediately took advantage, ramming and beating the dead bull with his tusks. What happened next shocked everyone; another old elephant bull appeared from the east, shocking the young bull who fled immediately. As the old bull approached the collapsed elephant he fell to his and lunged forward, placing his tusk through the collapsed elephant’s mouth and into its head. Bizarrely, he then got to his feet and sauntered off, not looking back once. It was agreed by all who witnessed it that this sighting was truly a once in a lifetime experience, but that it was also incredibly emotional to see nature take its course in this way. The team at Somalisa assisted the transport to the scene for the national park staff who removed the tusks and took them to a safe and secure holding, out of reach of poachers. Zimbabwe was once considered the top destination for a fantastic luxury safari, and with sightings like this one it’s no surprise! The country is now back on its feet and welcoming tourists once again for superb African safari holidays.
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There is a world of difference between one of our tailormade safaris and most package holidays printed in a brochure. Package holidays are usually designed to be as cheap as possible and of course involve large numbers of people doing the same thing. Our safaris use small, more exclusive and remote camps usually with guests flying in, and often virtually everything is included in the price. The experience is completely different.
Many of these small lodges and camps have broadly similar prices, and it is possible to arrange a superb safari holiday for between £6,000 to £10,000 per person ($8,000 – $13,000) season dependant, all inclusive. Realistically it is difficult to reduce that figure, and by including Botswana in peak season, chartering a private plane, disappearing to some magical desert island, or flying at the front of the plane it’s easy to substantially increase that figure!