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#3 of 16 Specialty lodging in Mana Pools National Park
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Goliath Safaris was rebranded in January 2019 to Stretch Ferreira Safaris which is still owned and run by Stretch Ferreira – a professional safari guide who has over 35 years of experience, and a reputation as one of the finest guides in Africa. Described as a “living legend” Stretch has been guiding walking safaris in Mana Pools for most of his life, and has a special affinity with the animals of the area. All safaris are tailor-made to suit the guests in camp. There are no set routines, only wish-lists fulfilled. The camp which has undergone a total revam, sleeps a maximum of 12 guests in 7 luxury twin & double bedded East African tents with en suite facilities, all nestled amongst the trees on the banks of the Zambezi River. Activities include walks, game drives, afternoon canoeing and fishing.
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Sabine wrote a review Oct 2020
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Much More than I could have expect or imagined!! A passionate team dedicated to give unforgettable souvenirs 😍luxury tents very good bed super clean.. plenty and delicious food 4 times a day.. what else!! 🤩
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Aje wrote a review Sep 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe40 contributions9 helpful votes
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Magic and more magic. The location of this operation is only surpassed by its fantastic team. Stretch and Alistair get you closer to the animals than you could ever imagine possible and with enthusiasm and excitement that exceeds even the guests’ joy at being there ! Amazing food, total and utter comfort and incredible hospitality. Once in a lifetime trip, but we’ll be back !!!! Thank you to the amazing people running this. Totally totally recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NB2_13 wrote a review Jul 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe49 contributions23 helpful votes
Four magical days on the river, far away from the madness of this world. This camp is ideally situated, well thought out and very comfortable. In fact, the beds are too comfortable for the early morning rises out of snug duvets! Food was top class, thank goodness for the walking! Stretch is a legend, what an amazing guy, so full of knowledge, so patient in answering the myriad of questions. I certainly had "my moment", more than one in fact, and this trip will forever live in my thoughts. Thanks to the whole team for going above and beyond to make us so comfortable. Makorokoto!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Bob G wrote a review Oct 2019
Randburg, South Africa37 contributions11 helpful votes
From the welcome we received when alighting from the plane; the unexpected caress from a Bull Elephant on the way to camp and everything that followed over the week, this was one of the best experiences of my life. Stretch and team went out of their way to share the beauty of the area, and to introduce us to many of the characters of the park. Both two and four-legged! Being on foot with the intention of getting as close as safely possible was a little daunting at first. Think tracking a male lion on tall grass while it is growling at you; then coming face-to-face at a distance of less than 20 metres. Awesome experience!!! In camp, all staff were exceptional and catered for all our needs. Food was of a high standard and always more than we could possibly eat. The bar was always open, though we didn't overindulge: it was more important to keep our senses acute for whatever we would encounter next. The camp is unfenced and we had frequent daytime visits through the camp from elephants coming to the river to drink, as well as Buffalo, Waterbuck and other antelopes in the floodplain adjacent to the camp. Nocturnal visitors also included Hyena, Hippo and some of the smaller animals of the area. My only regret is not spending longer, but that can be remedied next time. We returned home somewhat exhausted, exhilarated but relaxed. An array of photographs that do not do justice to our experiences, but act as a reminder as we relate out experiences. Thanks to Stretch and the entire team for an uplifting experience.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Tents 1 to 3 are closer to the bar and sitting area; tents 4 to 7 have a clear view of the...
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joe64331 wrote a review Oct 2019
Darmstadt, Germany56 contributions44 helpful votes
This was my third time at Goliath Camp in Mana Pools. After my first visit, in July 2017, I wrote that it was my new favorite camp in Southern Africa and that I wished that I had stayed longer than 7 nights. So I went back in October 2018, for 8 night (loved it, still not long enough), and again in August 2019, this time for 12 nights. Everyone at camp and behind the scenes, from Adrienne and Caity to Alistair and Stretch, made my visit this year very special and an amazing experience. The recent upgrades to the camp make it even better, the new beds and mozzie nets are very comfortable, the tents more spacious. Stretch even upgraded the Land Rovers - they now have sun roofs and camera rests and lots of room for the camera equipment. Very importantly, though, the upgrades did not change the look and feel of the camp. Everything is still about the beauty of Mana Pools, about the game drives and walks with Stretch and Alistair, about their passion for the wildlife, about experiencing true wilderness and quietly sitting with elephants, lions, and wild dogs, about the sunsets over the Zambezi escarpment, about relaxing under the big Albida tree at camp, just watching the river flow by. Although it was my third visit, every game drive and walk was beautiful and unique - I loved the close encounters with the big bull elephants, seeing the wild dog puppies emerge from the den, tracking the mating lions and hanging out with the pride. Mana Pools is a magical place and Goliath Camp feels like my home away from home. I cannot wait to go back to drive, walk, and canoe through the park with Stretch again, hopefully soon and hopefully for even more than 12 nights.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Goliath Safaris Luxury Tented Camp
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ZimbabweMashonaland Central ProvinceMana Pools National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stretch Ferreira Safaris
What are some of the property amenities at Stretch Ferreira Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Stretch Ferreira Safaris?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Stretch Ferreira Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Stretch Ferreira Safaris have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Stretch Ferreira Safaris offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.