Ultimate Zimbabwe

Highlights of this Safari

  • Fly-in convenience & en suite comfort
  • Game drives, walks, boating, canoeing & night drives
  • Easy-pace & private settings – great for romantic travel
  • Great itinerary for elephants, predators & bird watching

FROM USD 11970 pps

Comfort Level: L Luxury Travel
Start/End: Start at Harare & End at Victoria Falls
Countries: Zimbabwe
Destinations: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: A Secret Safari

Arrive at Harare International Airport & connect with a flight to Gonarezhou National Park. Check in at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis & enjoy game drives, guided walks & cultural tours.

Few people have heard of Gonarezhou National Park; even fewer have visited it. Lying in a remote corner of southern Zimbabwe, Gonarezhou means elephant in the local language and there are several thousand of them there, dwarfed by the park’s enormous baobab trees. Your accommodation is set on a cliff overlooking the Save River. You’ll explore the park on game drives with expert guides and enjoy boat cruises – a great way to see the river’s extravagant birdlife. And you’ll have the place to yourself most often than not as visitor numbers are very low. Back at camp, your tented suite has river views and comes complete with mini bar and private veranda with lounge chairs. It’s Zimbabwe’s genuine hidden gem.

Days 4 – 6: On Safari at the Smoke that Thunders

Fly to Victoria Falls & check in at The Elephant Camp, set in a private nature reserve. You have 3 nights here on a full board basis plus an interactive elephant experience & access to Victoria Falls activities.

Your under-canvas experience doesn’t stop at Victoria Falls. Your accommodation is The Elephant Camp, authentically set in a private reserve a few miles out of town. The views are magnificent and you can sit at camp and watch spray from Victoria Falls rising out of the Batoka Gorge. And with regular visits from the local elephant herd to the camp’s waterhole, the game viewing doesn’t stop either. With two full days, you have plenty of time to tick of your list of activities here, whether it’s white-water rafting and bungee jumping or sunset cruises and walking with lion cubs. Staff will arrange any bookings you need and the camp has regular free shuttles into town.

Days 7 – 9: Five-star Hwange

Fly from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park & Linkwasha Camp, set in a private concession. You’ll enjoy 3 nights on a full board basis including game drives & guided walks.

A short hop by air takes you to Hwange National Park and its most luxurious camp – Linkwasha. Newly opened and built to be as eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible, this beautiful tented camp sits in a private concession within the park. This gives its guests the distinctive advantage of exclusive game sightings as well as spot-lit night drives and walks with expert guides. Hwange is Zimbabwe’s heavyweight reserve and home to a wide range of big Africa mammals, especially elephants, buffalo and lion. There are opportunities to visit local villages to learn a little about life in big game country; you’ll also have the chance to see for yourself on fly-camping sleep-outs – an unforgettable experience.

Days 10 – 12: To the Zambezi

Fly from Hwange to Mana Pools National Park & check in at Little Ruckomechi Camp for 3 nights on a full board basis. Game drives, walks, boating & canoe safaris.

Protecting a great stretch of Lower Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park gives you the opportunity to add another dimension to your safari: game viewing by boat and canoe. Little Ruckomechi Camp offers a multi-activity approach to its safaris and the mix of water and land game viewing is especially rewarding for wildlife lovers. Bird watchers will tick off many species, and it’s a great area for predators including big cats, crocodiles and the extremely rare wild dog. Newly opened and built to exacting environmental standards, the camp’s location in a private concession means an exclusive experience.

Day 12: The Journey Ends

Fly from Mana Pools to Victoria Falls for your onward connection & the end of the tour.

After breakfast at camp you’ll transfer to a local airstrip for a flight back to Victoria Falls Airport and the end of your safari.

Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges,
All internal flights in Zimbabwe, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees, Airport taxes.

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

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