My wife and I were confident, calm and relaxed, well almost. I am not sure about our guides but they followed the advice from the tree, which was pinned on the wall of the bar, and 'stood tall and proud and went out on a limb' - taking us both along more happily that we could ever have imagined!
Our three days at Goliath were great, we loved it. We've been on many safaris. We've even been on one walking safari in Botswana, but never have we done anything like this. On day one we got very, very close on foot to wild dogs, after a long, exhausting and skilled tracking effort by Stretch. Boy was it worth it. It was fantastic. On day two we got very close on foot to lions, a whole pride of them, and for good measure 200 buffalo! On day three we got very close on foot to two lions and various elephants, one of whom was admonished for conducting itself in a manner unbecoming, amazing. I am pleased to say it calmed down.
Our thanks go to Stretch, Steve Barry and Reuben, all were excellent for taking us where we had never gone before. Thank you guys. We will never forget it.
Goliath is a comfortable, intimate and friendly camp. A wonderful place in a great setting at the heart of Mana Pools and right by the banks of the wide and beautiful Zambezi, crocs, hippos, sunsets and all. You live a little here. They looked after us royally, in and out of the Land Rover, and in the camp too, where Sarah and her wonderful team did a great job with good food and kind service.
We shall return and you must go too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Goliath Safaris has operated and run walking and canoeing safaris in Mana Pools National Park for over thirty years. 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 amoungst the trees on the banks of the Zambezi River. Activities include game drives, walks, canoeing and fishing. ... more less