Savé Valley Conservancy is one of Africa’s largest private game reserves. Located in the Southeastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe, it borders the Save River on its eastern side. Savé Valley spans 750,000 acres and boasts diverse wildlife habitats, providing plenty of opportunities to see an abundance of Southern African game species. Since its inception, the region has successfully reintroduced 14 different species, including black and white rhinos, as well as the world’s largest elephant translocation at the time.
The Savé Valley Conservancy has been recognized as a conservation area of worldwide importance due to its size and diversity of habitats. Despite its humble beginnings, both species of rhino exist in substantial numbers, as do predators like lions, cheetahs, and African wild dogs. Other endangered species including the southern ground hornbill, lappet-faced vultures, and elephants are also doing well.
The Big Five, as well as one of Africa's largest herds of black and white rhinos and a thriving population of rare African Painted Dogs, are among the wildlife. Within the Conservancy, these highly endangered animals are closely monitored and protected. Throughout the year, the Conservancy is home to over 300 species of birds, including numerous raptors.
The best time to visit Savé Valley Conservancy is during the peak season, between April and September, which is also the dry season. As the season progresses, the wildlife gathers around available water sources more often than not, making it easier to view a variety of species during a game drive or a walking safari.
Safari-goers visiting the Savé Valley Conservancy are in luck. There is a wonderful array of activities to enjoy during a visit. From guided game drives in open vehicles to rhino and elephant tracking, there is something for everyone. During a safari, visitors are escorted by licensed professional guides who are knowledgeable in the area's flora and wildlife, animal behaviour, and habitat/animal interactions. Furthermore, after a long day, visitors can enjoy a picnic or a sundowner on top of the many small granite mountains or along the stunning river banks.
At night, visitors are encouraged to take a flashlight and look for nocturnal wildlife such as nightjars, bush babies, owls, civets, serval, African spotted cats, and leopards. For the avid anglers, the conservancy lodges with enormous dams stocked with largemouth bass and bream provide fishing opportunities.
In the Conservancy, individual landowners offer safari lodges that vary in size, natural setting, and price range. For more information, please contact Wild Safari Guide at firstname.lastname@example.org