This camp easily makes it into Tailormade Africa's ultimate top 10 safari camps in Africa in its original authentic and deliberately simple form. Goliath Safaris camp is owned and run by one of Africa's premier safari guides, Stretch Ferreira who has operated here in Mana Pools for 25 years. By any standards, that in itself is impressive. His knowledge of Mana pools is extraordinary and along with a couple of other supreme guides in this park he has the ability to transcend the normal safari experience for you. The camp is not for everyone, nor is the style of safari experience. He knows individual Elephants at a quite personal level and in turn they know him and accept him. This leads to walking safaris like no other in that it is possible and likely that you will be sat on the floor with a giant Bull Elephant within 5 meters of you. Similarly you might even crawl up to a pack of Wild dog or walk onto some Lion that also just seem to know Stretch. There are few guides that have the skill and the relationships with truly wild animals like this. The guides he has under him have equal measure of passion and love for Mana and of course can't but help being fonts of knowledge themselves. The camp has a lovely position right on the river bank overlooking the Lower Zambezi River and is a deliberately simple affair, but it gets away with it because you understand very quickly that you are there for extraordinary experiences. It is still very comfortable, the food is great and the hosting of Stretch and the team in camp is remarkable and homely. Undoubtedly Goliath Camp lives al lot on the availability of Stretch himself being at camp and taking guests out. This can't happen every day of course so expectations should be managed but at least once in your stay at Goliath there is a very good chance you would get him as your guide.
What an Amazing Nine Week Trip!!
Right from the beginning, we were very impressed with their wealth of knowledge for our destinations (Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia) and how quickly they identified our needs and designed an itinerary that was within our budget.... Read more
Simply the Best
Having a seasoned safari history, in Kenya and Tanzania, we are a bit picky and wondered whether we would equal the experience of other trips. Clyde gave us some options and was very patient whilst we savoured and tinkered with the itinerary. His in-depth knowledge and expertise is unrivalled.... Read more
Truly the Holiday of a Lifetime
It was a great pleasure planning our holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana with Clyde as he has a huge amount of expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the countries which we lacked and needed advice about and he was extremely eager to help us get things right ... Read more
Expert advice and arrangements.
Being new to Africa travel, we had only vague ideas about where we'd like to go on safari and what kind of camps and tours were available. We also started planning a bit late for getting the best camps in the best season ... Read more
The incredible part of the actual trip was how personal it was.
Our group of four went on safari with guides who had been in the Zimbabwe outback for decades. In many instances we had both a senior guide (of the quality who teaches, examines, and licenses other guides) and a senior tracker ... Read more
If you want a true Safari experience, look no further than Tailormade Africa.
I can't say enough things about how smooth the process was and how helpful and informative Clyde was. He set me and my friend up with amazing accommodations and an excellent ... Read more
We were completely satisfied with everything.
Clyde was informative, knowledgable, personable and even called us at home in the US to discuss our requirements ... Read more
The service provided was excellent from start to finish.
I was given good advice on all aspects of my trip, including which camera gear to bring. My agent at Tailormade Africa was available on the phone or for meetings at all times ... Read more
More amazing than I had envisaged.
The whole adventure had been put together with all the transfers absolutely first class. The whole holiday was fantastic and tailor-made with perfection. We never had to worry about any transfers or problems at immigration ... Read more
Unforgettable 6-week African Honeymoon!
After some Internet research and getting ourselves very overwhelmed with 'where to start planning this trip to Africa?!' we came across Tailormade Africa. From our first email response from Rob, it was clear this was a different service to the others ... Read more
Clyde planned a trip of a lifetime that far exceeded our expectations.
When we set out to plan our 3 week trip to Africa, we thought we knew where we wanted to go and when. After researching many companies to plan our trip ... Read more
Clyde's expertise and efficiency gave me the confidence to pursue my dream journey.
Although I had had some experience travelling in southern Africa this trip was much more complicated than usual - five countries, many organizations, and the potential for logistical disasters ... Read more
A memorable trip!
We were delighted with the tailor made itinerary Clyde arranged to fulfil our long held wish to combine a journey on the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana ... Read more
A holiday of a lifetime!
From the outset, Clyde has been fantastic. He tried very hard to understand our brief and came up with suggestions that we would never have considered on our own. He was flexible and willing to make changes ... Read more