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Discover Sango's new Expedition Camp

Sango Expedition Camp takes you back to the origins of safari. Here you stay in simple tents, with hot water for showers coming from a bucket under the blue sky. When the lions roar around the campfire in the evening and the only thing separating you from the wild cats at night is a canvas, your journey begins. And we can promise you this much: you will never forget it.

Welcome to Sango Expedition Camp. Perfectly positioned to explore the magnificence of Zimbabwe’s Lowveld region, Sango Expedition Camp is located on Sango Wildlife Conservancy, an exclusive and privately owned 60,000-hectare wildlife paradise within Save Valley Conservancy, the wild heart of Zimbabwe.

From the moment you arrive, our welcoming staff will be on hand to cater to your needs and ensure that your stay is an exceptional experience. Inspired by the golden age of safaris, this camp allows you to reconnect with nature and experience a safari you will never forget. Sango Expedition Camp is nestled deep in the wild heart of Zimbabwe’s game rich Sango Wildlife Conservancy. Overlooking the seasonal Mzaise River, this light and airy seasonal safari tented camp enjoys luxurious seclusion within an exclusive 60,000-hectare game reserve.

One of our three expedition tents for 2 people



cosy and shady - the dining and lounge tent

Safari tent camp with en-suite facilities

Our expedition camp, which blends harmoniously into its surroundings on the seasonal banks of the Mzaise River, accommodates six guests in three beautiful expedition tents with en-suite facilities from 1 April to the end of October. Each expedition tent has twin beds and a small private veranda with a shaded seating area. The open-plan en-suite bathroom has a bucket shower and flush toilet. You’ll enjoy your meals in our large open-sided dining tent, then gather around the campfire under the stars.
We care about nature. That’s why we built Sango Expedition Camp on our love and deep connection to Zimbabwe. Part of our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment and wildlife is to use solar panels to power Sango’s Expedition Camp.

Solar powered safari tent camp

In 2022 we installed a solar photovoltaic system. Since then, generator time has been drastically reduced and 100% of the Expedition Camp’s total energy consumption is now supplied by green solar energy.

Feed your wanderlust

Visiting Sango’s Tented Expedition Camp gives you exclusive access to a range of unique included and excluded experiences. You choose what what you would like to do out of our menu of activities:

  • Walking safari
  • Tracking Rhino
  • Night drives 
  • Meet the Anti Poaching unit with their dogs
  • Birding 
  • Rhino Ear notching

Elephant and rhino counting

As part of Sango’s commitment to the conservation of African elephants and the critically endangered black rhino, the herds on Sango have been fitted with collars to help monitor and track their movements. From time to time, one of the elephant collars used in this research needs to be replaced and we invite you to be part of this extraordinary experience. 

As our guests, you will get the exclusive opportunity to participate in an event that is unique and usually not accessible for tourists. Once the elephant or rhino has been located and darted, you’ll have the unique opportunity to touch the anaesthetised elephant or rhino as they change their collar.

 “There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”

Karen Blixen

Overview Sango Wildlife Conservancy


Meet Shelby - your camp manager

Shelby Schoultz

For those of you who have visited us, you may recognize Shelby Schoultz. With her friendly demeanor and passion for hospitality, Shelby is the heart of the camp. Most importantly, Shelby is an excellent cook and spends every spare minute refining our menu.

Shelby, what do you love most about Expedition Camp?
The authentic African experience. Staying in our rustic camp is the experience of a lifetime. Whether it’s experiencing magical sightings with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, or relaxing in the camp, sitting around the fire and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the beautiful African bush, it’s a moment of pure bliss. Every moment spent with us at Expeditions Camp is a memory made for life.

And what is the most memorable moment for your guests?

The first glimpse of our camp when you get out of the truck, nobody knows exactly what the camp looks like as pictures only tell you so much. So the first look around the camp is never forgotten! You will be greeted with a warm welcome from our team to make you feel right at home. From the moment you step out of the truck, under the huge canopy of trees, you feel the excitement and pure magic that is Expeditions.

What kind of holiday is Expedition Camp?
Expedition Camp is an exclusive rustic camp that is perfect for small groups of friends travelling together as well as multi-generational families looking for a fun-filled adventure. Whether it’s your first time in Africa or your hundredth, we’ll make sure your trip is a once in a lifetime experience. Unforgettable moments in the wild are best shared with the people you love the most.

How do you make sure your guests are comfortable day and night?

Our expedition team is ready to help you with everything you need. Tailored to the experience you are looking for, nothing is too much trouble for us to do to make your stay with us even better. We are here to make the whole “pack” happy! Our warm welcome, the big smiles of our team and the whole family feel of the camp is always reassuring. Our aim at Expedition Camp is to share our passion and knowledge of the incredible Sango Conservancy and to make your trip one that you will remember forever.

FAQ: Frequent questions and answers

  1. How do I get to Sango Expedition Camp?
    Our transfer service consists of two transport options to get to Sango from Harare: by shuttle or by air. Our travel experts will help you plan your journey. Should you wish to travel from a different direction, please feel free to email us and we will help you plan your journey.
  2. Is Sango Expedition Camp suitable for children?
    Sango and Sango Expedition Camp offer a variety of exciting activities for children. On a family safari, you can be assured that your children will be supervised by our guides and lodge staff, who will provide entertainment and valuable information to the children in their care.
  3. When should I visit Sango Expedition Camp?
    Sango Expedition Camp is a seasonal camp which is up and running from 1st of April till end of October. During the dry season from June to October the vegetation is sparse and wildlife congregates around the waterholes making them easy to find and view.

More Sango stories

Here we are

Stretching from the Bikita Hills in the west and crossing nine major habitat zones to the Save River in the east, Sango provides guests with 60,000 hectares (600 km2) of untamed Africa in the heart of Savé Valley Conservancy.

Directions to Sango

Stretching from the Bikita Hills in the west crossing nine major habitat zones to the Savé River in the east, Sango Private Game Reserve is situated in the Savé Valley Conservancy in south-eastern Zimbabwe.

By Air to Sango Airstrip
Fly with a commercial airline to Harare Airport, Zimbabwe, clear immigration and customs and charter a private flight to Sango Airstrip. Approximate journey time from Harare to Sango is 1 hour.

By Road
Fly with a commercial airline to Harare Airport, Zimbabwe, clear immigration and customs and be collected by our airport transfer for the journey by road to Sango. Approximate journey time from Harare to Sango is 4 – 5 hours.

Air and/or road transfers as well as hotel accommodation before and/or after your stay at Sango can be arranged by our staff upon request.