Goliath Camp - Stretch Ferreira Safaris

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Stretch Ferreira is one of Africa's top guides and has been operating safaris in Mana Pools for more than three decades.  His knowledge of and interaction with the animals of the park is legendary.

Stretch Ferreira Safaris operates out of Goliath Camp, his luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site.

Reminiscent of an “Out of Africa” era the re-designed camp consists of 7 East-African style tents, blending seamlessly into the bush whilst still offering guests a luxurious experience.

The beds have comfortable mattresses, high-quality linen and mosquitos nets. There are hot outdoor showers, flush toilets and running water in the basins. The entire camp area has soft river sand to walk on and guests can enjoy a casual and barefoot stay!

There is a covered public lounge area and an al-fresco dining room, as well as a large campfire area to enjoy stories under brightly-starred nights and braai (barbeque) nights with chef Stretch himself.

Exceptional wildlife experiences from the camp include guided walks, game drives, close encounters with wildlife, day canoe trips and fishing.


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Reviews 8

Geoff & Wendy Allen, USA 12 July 2023
Wow, Wow, Wow, WATCH OUT!! Oh those Legs!!! Wendy and I want to say THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!!! This was our last stop in Africa and the best! The team, the smiles, the unreal hospitality! Stretch and Alister's love for the wildlife and the bush, the animals WOW! Thanks so much – AMAZING. We will be back!
Jay Stewart and Norma Lozaro, USA 12 July 2023
This camp is everything it's cracked up to be and so much more! It's the people here who make the whole experience so wonderful and enjoyable. Our stay here was our best stay and safari ever. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Lori Kraack, New Zealand 12 July 2023
For an African experience you've really set the bar too high! Exceeded too many expectations, and I fear I will never be able to safari anywhere else. Thank you Stretch, Al, Abby, Monique, Reuben, Forest, for such and incredible experience I'll never forget.
Fiona & Warrick Boustred, Australia 12 July 2023
What a wonderful, wonderful stay. We have loved every minute at this beautiful camp, with the excellent staff, the legend Stretch. Close encounters with Boswell, JD, Eric, and the lions, and the special Hazel. We hope to be back.
Esme, Mary, Emily and Kent McGaughy, USA 12 July 2023
Dear Stretch and Al, It has been an absolute pleasure to meet and hangout with you and your animals here at Goliath. Thank you for your hospitality and friendship!
Lorenzo, Gaia and Jacopo Tonelli, Italy 30 June 2023
After 20 years we are back to our Zimbabwe where our lives started together. We arrived in this paradise surrounded by wonderful people. What can we say….. Stretch you made us see Africa with your eyes and your heart. It has been the most emotional and sensational experience for us!! Meeting the man that talks to the elephants! Forest, Abby and Monique complete with you this paradise called Goliath Camp! Thank you and Grazie!
Garry and Linda Rattray, Indonesia 6 March 2019
If you have the opportunity in life to visit Africa even once to view and photograph the vast array of animals in the wild, then your first reservation should be to spend some time with Stretch. I can tell you photographs you see on his website in no way do justice to the reality of "bum crawling" up to male lions or almost sitting under the front legs of Boswell one of the most iconic bull elephants in all of Africa. That is part of a normal day with Stretch and Alister Hull who are both iconic figures in the African Safari Guide community and to spend time in their company is not just and experience but a privilege. Don't think about it, just do it, this is a once in a lifetime experience but you will want to visit again. Thanks very much for your very kind review. The old "Muppets" are delighted that you had an enjoyable safari and we look forward to you returning for more "treatment"!
Lin Barrie, zimbabwe 6 March 2019
Well done on re-branding, Stretch, you deserve every success! Thanks very much Lin, look forward to seeing you in Mana!
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Telephone +263 242 882373
Mobile +263 772 351222
Price Top-end
Full Catering


Available to all SADC and Zimbabwe Residents. Stay for 4 nights, but pay for free during the month of June 2024 (subject to availability). Ts & Cs apply Expires: 26 June 2024

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