Goliath Tented Camp

Goliath’s traditional tented camp offers the ultimate up close and personal safari, without compromising on comfort. En-suite facilities include flush toilets and hot showers. A covered lounge and bar area are complemented by an open-air dining room.

About Goliath Tented Camp

Goliath Safaris has operated and run walking and canoeing safaris in Mana Pools National Park for close on thirty years.

All walking safaris are conducted from our luxury tented camp and personally guided by Stretch Ferreira, one of Africa's most renowned and experienced guides. Come and join him on a safari of a lifetime as he shows you Mana Pools in his own inimitable way- crawl with him amongst the wild dog, track the local lion pride and sit with him as he introduces you to his favourite elephant bulls.

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 12 guests in luxury twin-bedded East African tents with ensuite facilities, all nestled amongst the trees on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Accommodation

Goliath’s flagship is undoubtedly our luxury tented camp in the heart of the park and situated just metres from the rivers edge. Our luxury ensuite East African tents are nestled in amongst a grove of Albida and Mahogany trees.

Each tent has twin beds with teak furnishings which include a wardrobe and dressing table. Ensuite facilities include flush toilets, hot showers and a washstand.
Public areas comprise of a covered lounge and bar, an open-air dining area and riverside  campfire seating.

All meals ,drinks and activities are included in the daily rate.
Please advise us beforehand of any special dietary requirements.

Activities

There are no set routines in camp and each day is planned according to the guests’ wishes.
However most days typically begin with tea/coffee, rusks and porridge around the fire at sunrise. Soon after you will leave for the mornings walk with Stretch. This will vary in time and distance depending on the animals around. It may involve tracking lions or the wild-dog, sitting with an elephant bull , following a herd of buffalo,  or all of the above. Mid-way through your walk/ game drive you will stop for tea and biscuits and some quiet time on the rivers edge. Thereafter you’ll continue with game viewing or birdwatching until returning for a late morning full English breakfast/brunch.

After resting for a few hours tea and cake will be served or a light snack. Thereafter, Stretch will discuss your choices for the afternoon with you. They may involve a game drive, a canoe trip or another walk. Please note that these activities are very flexible and are often decided in an instant depending on which animals are in the vicinity.
Drinks at sunset on the rivers edge are a perfect way to end the day before returning to camp for a hot shower.
Dinner is a 3 course meal accompanied by wine, served in our open-air dining area. Coffee around the fire rounds off a perfect day.

Some days may involve full day picnics to the wilderness area or Chitake. Fishing is also always an option but we do suggest that you bring your own equipment and bait.