African Bush Camps (ABC) is a 100% owner-run, African-based safari company designed to delight adventure travelers with authentic safari experiences amid untamed wilderness across Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Operations are always focused on the guests, with 16 luxury tented bush camps and lodges, offering seamless safari experiences with internal flights, food, drinks, and activities included. African Bush Camps promotes and influences travel to Africa on a global scale while operating with a strong focus on conservation, and an environmentally sustainable footprint that celebrates the culture of communities in the areas in which it operates. To date, ABC has been awarded Green Tourism’s Gold Certification Award Green Tourism Award, ranked in Conde Nast Traveller USAs 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards’ Top 25 Resorts in Africa, the 2020 World Travel Awards’ Zimbabwe and Botswana’s Leading Tented Camps. Beks is currently the CEO of African Bush Camps.
The African Bush Camps Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that funds community empowerment, education, human-wildlife conflict resolution and conservation. Launched in 2006, the Foundation operates through a multi-faceted partnership with the company where at least 2,5 percent of ABC’s revenue goes towards the Foundation annually. Since opening, the Foundation has spearheaded 72 community projects across Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia; 42 of those projects are currently in operation under the Foundation’s wing.
African Bush Camps was founded in 2006 by Beks Ndlovu, a professional safari guide born and raised in the village of Lupane on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. From the start of operations, Ndlovu’s mission has been to operate a portfolio of luxury tented camps and lodges across Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia that reincarnate the fantasy of ‘Old Untouched Africa,’ while treating guests to authentic and adventurous professional guide-led experiences and bespoke safaris that can only be found in the bush. Beks is also founder of the Conservation and Wildlife Fund, a non-profit organisation funded by the contributions of safari operators in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, which Beks founded in 2015.
Beks has become a leading voice in the tourism and conservation spheres, always advocating for tourism to be used as a vehicle to transform African communities and to conserve its wildlife.