Classic Zimbabwe Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Diverse game viewing in Zimbabwe’s best reserves
  • Game drives, boating, canoe safaris & guided walks
  • Private & exclusive lodges – perfect for romantic travel
  • Spa treatments, fine dining & en suite accommodation

FROM USD 6619 pps

Comfort Level:
Start/End: Start at Bulawayo & End at Victoria Falls
Countries: Zimbabwe
Destinations: Matobo National Park, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: Land of Giants – Matobo

After arriving at Bulawayo Airport, you’ll be transferred by road to Camp Amalinda, set in a private reserve next to the Matobo National Park. Check in for 2 nights on a full board basis. Game drives, historical & cultural tours.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is your first destination: Matobo National Park has long beguiled visitors with its natural beauty. Amalinda Camp takes full advantage of its elevated position to give its guests panoramic views of the mountainous scenery. And you’ll be exploring by 4X4 vehicle and on foot; there are rare rhinos to track, leopards to find and San Bushman rock art to marvel at. Guides lead fascinating historical tours too – you’ll be following the footsteps of figures such as Cecil John Rhodes and Mzilikazi, the founding Matabele king. Back at camp you’ll sit down to 3-course suppers and can book yourself a treatment at the in-house spa.

Days 3 – 5: Heavyweights in Hwange

It’s a morning’s drive from Matobo to the Hwange National Park & your accommodation, The Hide. Enjoy 3 nights on a full board basis with day & night game drives plus guided walks.

Hwange National Park has long been Zimbabwe’s premier game viewing destination. Its fenceless border with Botswana means large numbers of elephants, especially in the dry season. It’s also a reserve famous for its predators: lions and spotted hyenas are the most obvious but Hwange is also home to cheetah, leopard and the rare wild dog. You’ll enjoy it all from The Hide, consistently voted one of the best safari camps in the country. Set overlooking a productive waterhole, the camp is named after the photographic hide that delivers up-close sightings of big game and birds at water.

Days 6 – 7: A Lakeside Retreat

Fly from Hwange to Lake Kariba & Changa Safari Camp, set in Matusadona National Park. Enjoy 2 nights on a full board basis. Game drives, boating & fishing.

Your next destination is completely off-track. You’ll fly into Matusadona National Park, one of the country’s wildest reserves. And with its northern border nothing less than the shoreline of Lake Kariba, Matusadona is big game country and especially rewarding in the dry season when animals gather in great numbers at the lake. Changa Safari Camp gives you the chance to explore not just by 4×4 but by boat as well. Guides will also take you on foot into the wilderness – great for birding – and you can even try your hand at fishing. Back at camp your luxurious tent has en suite facilities that come complete with outdoor bath and shower.

Days 8 – 10: To the Zambezi

Fly from Matusadona to the Zambezi River & Mana Pools National Park. Check in at Kanga Camp for 3 nights on a full board basis & enjoy game viewing by canoe, 4X4 & on foot.

Set in a private concession within Mana Pools National Park, Kanga Bush Camp offers its guests a unique safari experience. It’s a camp that specialises in guided walking safaris, and there are few places that deliver as many on-foot thrills as this destination, located on the game-rich Lower Zambezi River. Elephants and buffalo occur in large numbers at Mana Pools as do big cats and wild dog. The river is full of hippos and crocodiles and you can continue the adventure by boat and canoe. Day and night game drives balance the experience. There are only six tented suites at Kanga, each with an en-suite bathroom comprising a flush toilet and rustic outdoor shower.

Days 11 – 12: The Smoke that Thunders

Fly from Mana Pools to Victoria Falls & transfer to The Elephant Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Your safari experience doesn’t stop when you arrive at Victoria Falls: you’ll be checking into The Elephant Camp, set in a private reserve 10 kilometres out of town. With views of the spray rising from the falls, the camp enjoys a magnificent setting overlooking a waterhole popular with a herd of elephants. You’ll also have the chance to interact with elephants at the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary. With two nights at camp you have plenty of time to view Victoria Falls and take part in any of the area’s activities – elephant-back safaris, walking with lions, bungee jumping and sunset cruises on the Zambezi are among the most popular. Your tented suite is air-conditioned and comes with private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Day 13: The Journey Ends

Transfer from The Elephant Camp to Victoria Falls International Airport for your onward connection.

After breakfast and a last look at any animals at the waterhole, it is time to pack and transfer by road to Victoria Falls International Airport for the end of the tour and your onward flight.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2018

Season
Timing
Price
Apr
USD 7274
May - Jun
USD 7390
Jul - Oct
USD 8842
Nov
USD 6619

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges,
All internal flights in Zimbabwe, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees,

Excludes:

Flights to Harare (Zimbabwe),  Flights from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe),  Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance, Airport Taxes on internal flights

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