What a delightful trip we had to Zimbabwe this past November, the arrangements of which were made by Danni and the staff at Sikeleli Africa Safaris. The planning of our dream trip to Africa started with a group of 8, however by commitment time our group had changed in composition and numbers. Danni handled this planning transformation well with great composure and patience. Our trip started with one day in Victoria Falls, followed by three days in Somalisa Camp, (Hwange Park), three days at Mana Pools and finally the Imire Rhino Sanctuary near Harare. Somalisa and Mana Pools are both managed by African Bush Camps and are rated by us as 5-star for their hospitality and experience. Imire is owned and operated by the Travis family and while quite a different experience to the game parks, I would highly recommend a stay at Imire. The family are extraordinarily hospitable and knowledgable of everything to do with game conservation and working positively in Zimbabwe.
Above all I was interested in Zimbabwe – the country. While we were there, Mnangagwa was fired by Mugabe, which within days led to the deposition of the latter by the former, facilitated by the military. At no time did we feel insecure or not welcomed through this process. Zimbabwe works hard to maintain its tourist industry, which I believe will only improve and grow as the new government evolves. So don’t wait, now is the time to experience Zim!
We must also thank Danni for being a wonderful host and organizer of our trip. She did a great job accommodating our requirements from all aspects. Danni came with us to Imire and introduced us to the Travis family. In all respects Danni did a fabulous job. Hopefully we will see her in Vancouver one of these days.