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African Hunter's Network - The Zambezi Valley
The Zambezi Valley

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african hunters network, africa, hunting, zimbabwe, safari, safaris The Zambezi Valley, hewn by the course of the mighty Zambezi over millennia is a present day adventurer's paradise and is world renowned for photographic and canoe safaris.

The Zambezi River itself has been known outside of Africa for thousands of years. Legends suggest that the kingdoms of Hiram, Solomon and Sheba were enriched by the gold and ivory of Ophir - supposedly part of present day Zimbabwe - and the Zambezi was one of the gateways to the ancient treasure trove.

Evidence of early man's occupation has been found along most of the river but much of its history has been shrouded in mystery. The confluences of the Zambezi, Sanyati, Ume and Sengwa rivers met in the Gwembe Valley - an uncomfortable, hot and disease ridden region which was sparsely populated by the Tonga tribesmen and until about 40 years ago was known only to a few explorers, geologists, hunters and surveyors. Much of the Gwembe Valley is now under the waters of Lake Kariba.

Big game hunting is carried out over a wide area through the Valley which is arguably home to some of the sub-continent's best National Parks - these include Mana Pools, Matusadona and Chizarira.

Most hunting is carried out in the Omay, Hurungwe, Charara, Chete, Chirisa, Sapi, Chewore, Doma and Dande safari areas plus the vast tracts of Campfire communal land.

The Zambezi Valley comprises a broad combination of relatively flat mopane scrub, thick riverine forests and rugged, sparse hills. The area is well represented by a wide variety of trophy animals.


Outfitters in the Zambezi Valley
  • Bulembi Safaris (Butch Walker)
  • Chipimbi Safaris (Ronnie Yeatman)
  • Ngamo Safaris (Aubrey Thompson)
  • Western Safaris (John Rosenfels)
  • Zambezi Hunters (Ian Piercy)

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