Main camp offered a marvelous view of the Zambezi, with a perfect sunset over Zambian hills across the river. Hippos usually wandered among the tents at night, chomping noisily on choice grasses, and it was a certainty that we’d get the full symphony of hyenas on a nightly basis. Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park faced the camp, with the roaring of lions frequently drifting across the river. For the first several years we hunted and filmed with Chifuti Safaris, this camp was headquarters, and it became home for several weeks each year.
There was another option far to the south, a best camping tent simply called Fly Camp. It offered a bit more than a fly, but instead of the traditional heavy canvas safari tents, it was a one of the smallest cluster of light among those big tents for camping, with dining under the stars and the campfire looking out across the sandy bed of the Chewore River. In the years we hunted there, Fly Camp changed slightly every year depending on the floods, but it, too, became one of my favorite places. It’s definitely a best tent for a family (best family tent) or a group of adults. Elephants would frequently stroll down the riverbed, and there, the roaring of lions was up close and personal. (more…)