John Stevens Safaris

Mana Pools, Matusadona, Victoria Falls

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"John Stevens is a private safari guide like no other, a legend among his peers and a man with an international reputation as a uniquely charming companion and a consummate professional. He is someone who inspires his clients with total confidence, while providing them with the ultimate experience of the African wild."

Join John Stevens on a unique guided safari or travel independently. John and his wife, Nicci, have over three decades of experience designing luxury bespoke safaris especially suited to your needs and they are particularly interested in sharing with you their favourite part of the world - the Zambezi Valley. Prior to setting up his own safari business, John was warden of Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks and built Chikwenya Safari Camp, so he knows the area exceptionally well!

The Stevens will ensure that your safari runs smoothly, whether you choose to carry a back pack and walk through the Zambezi Escarpment wilderness sleeping under the stars, or stay in a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River.  (The latter is run by their daughter Sarah and son-in-law Milo, operating as John's Camp (Robin Pope Safaris Zimbabwe) 

Over the years, John has travelled widely throughout Africa, and is able to lead safaris in many countries, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania, although his native Zimbabwe remains his first love.

John gives the gift of his knowledge and experience, inspiring a love of Africa and all she has to offer.

The Zambezi Elephant Fund
John was instrumental, along with a small team of like-minded individuals and together with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, relevant NGOs, the private sector and Zambezi valley operators, in setting up a collaborative anti-poaching fund, The Zambezi Elephant Fund, which facilitates fundraising and supports on-the-ground anti-poaching efforts in the Zambezi Valley.

"Meet the Elephants" Safari:  John and his team offer this unique with an emphasis on getting close to elephants and supporting anti-poaching and conservation in the areas visited. The itinerary incorporates Harare, Mana Pools, Lake Kariba, Hwange and Victoria Falls.   ALL proceeds will go towards Zambezi Elephant Fund(ZEF) and its implementing partners. Participation in the “Meet the Elephants” Safari gives safari-goers the change to make  a real difference.


Related links:

Zimbabwe shines in'25 Best Safari Guides' list - Dec 2013

Hot Tips for travelling on safari with Kids - (Travel Advice by John Stevens Safaris)

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Aice Stotter, at this moment Portugal 3 September 2018
I went to Chewenya Camp with John Stevens in 1982 and it was fantastic. Tranquility and feeling wild Africa all around you. At night it is not quiet as the wild is noisy at that time of the day. Crickets, frogs, hippo's, lion's roar, leopard cough and a whole new world opens up for you. Just watching animals coming past and enjoying the baboons, who are so funny. Just remember these 3 things: Don't leave anything but your footprints Don't take anything but your memories (photos) Don't kill anything but time.
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