Project Description

Tour Description

Explore the best of Zimbabwe, from the breath taking Victoria Falls to 4 of the country’s most immaculate National Parks. Engage in ancient traditions, enjoy bush walks and game drives whilst indulging in the splendour of Africa’s wild ways and panoramic views

Itinerary

On arrival at the airport, you will be collected for your transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon a leisurely before the stunning sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. After, return to the hotel for dinner.
Ilala Lodge – dinner, bed and breakfast
After breakfast, your guide will collect you for a guided tour of the world famous Victoria Falls. Depart on a 3 hour journey by road through rural Zimbabwe, passing Ndebele villages to your luxury mobile tented camp in Hwange National Park.
Hwange is a ‘Big 5’ wildlife sanctuary and famous for large concentrations of elephants and diverse wildlife and bird species.
Guests have full flexibility to do as much or as little game driving, walking, and relaxing in camp. The camp facilities are exclusive to the guests and, along with a private game drive vehicle, you can benefit from the focused attention of a private guide and dedicated camp staff.
On this safari, you can look forward to bush walks and animal tracking, game drives, sun-downers at waterholes, traditional dancing, visiting the Wild Dog centre or Mtoa Ruins as well as special activities to teach you about Zimbabwe and African culture.
Tented Camp in Hwange – dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast including listed activities. Accommodation is in fully furnished East African safari tents with en-suite bathrooms (flush toilets and hot water bucket showers)
Enjoy your last day in the wilds of Hwange. After a hearty breakfast, you will drive through Hwange and rural Zimbabwe on a 3 and a half hour drive to Matobo National Park.
A scenic paradise, Matopos is famous for its dramatic rock formations and granite Whalebacks. On arrival your guide will escort you to the camp situated close to the Maleme Dam inside the National Park.
You will enjoy your time exploring on foot with game drives, visiting the famous rock formations of Matopo Hills – a World Heritage Site, climbing to World’s View to the gravesite of Cecil John Rhodes and learning about Khoisan rock art and the history of Zimbabwe. Time permitting, you can also choose to see a local cultural village and participate in White Rhino Tracking.
Tented Camp in Matopos – dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast including listed activities
After an early morning activity and breakfast at your Matopos camp we drive through Bulawayo town, en-route to Masvingo, to see the Ancient City – Great Zimbabwe.
Check in at your hotel, a picturesque property in the foothills of Great Zimbabwe with magnificent views of Lake Muturikwi. After lunch (own account) you visit the Great Zimbabwe Monument to explore the secrets of the ancient ruins. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins is a World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in Africa, giving testimony to the lost civilization of the Shona tribe.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy dinner (own account).
Norma Jeans Lakeview Resort or similar – bed and breakfast including listed activities
After breakfast depart for Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Tour the art gallery or national archives on the day of arrival, time permitting (own account). Lunch and dinner are served at the lodge (own account).
Armadale Lodge or similar – bed and breakfast
After an early breakfast you will depart for your scheduled air transfer by light charter to your luxury mobile camp in Mana Pools National Park. Enjoy 2 and half days to explore this pristine wilderness on foot and in the specially adapted game drive vehicles.
Mana Pools National Park is synonymous with the Zambezi River, the elephants, lions and unspoiled wilderness. This unique park is a World Heritage Site, renowned for its wide-range of wildlife which includes over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife.
The name “Mana” means “four” in the local Shona language – referring to the four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. These pools are the remnant ox-bow lakes that the Zambezi River carved out thousands of years ago as it changed its course northwards. Hippopotamus, crocodiles and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools along with large herds of elephant.
Dome/A-frame style tents – dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast
After breakfast your guide will take you on your final game drive as you head out of Mana Pools National Park to the airstrip. You will be transferred by light aircraft to Rokari Airstrip at Matusadona National Park. Here you will be met by your guide from Rhino Island Safari Camp. Proceed by boat across the estuary to Rhino Island Safari Camp where you will spend the last 2 nights of your safari.
Rhino Island, a rustic but comfortable safari camp with thatched chalets built on stilts, situated on the shoreline of Lake Kariba and on the edge of Matusadona National Park. Guests can look forward to rhino tracking, game drives and bush walks. Boating and fishing can be arranged on request.
Rhino Island Safari Camp or similar – dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast including listed activities
After breakfast your guide will escort you across the estuary to Rokari Airstrip.
You will be transferred by light aircraft to Harare International Airport in time to check in for your onward arrangements.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 14 Days | 13 Nights
  • Start Location: Victoria Falls International Airport, Zimbabwe
  • End Location: Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe
  • Pax.: 2 – 6
  • Selected dates 2017:

    Jan 15 / Feb 5, 26 / Mar 19 / Apr 9, 30 / May 21 / Jun 11 / Jul 2, 23 / Aug 13 / Sep 3, 24 / Oct 15

  • Departure Time: Subject to flight arrivals
  • Included:
    Meals: 13 Breakfasts; 10 Lunches; 11 Dinners
    Transfers: All road and air transfers as specified
    Activities: Victoria Falls Sundowner Cruise; Guided Tour of the Falls; Cecil John Rhodes’ Grave Site; Matopos bushmen paintings; Great Zimbabwe Ruins; Game Drives; Guided Bush Walks
    Park Entrance and Camping Fees: Hwange National Park; Matobo National Park; Mana Pools National Park; Matusadona National Park
  • Excluded: 

    Travel insurance; International flights; Porterage; Gratuities; Visa fees; 4 Lunches and 2 Dinners; Laundry; All drinks at lodges; Premium brand drinks whilst camping; Airport departure taxes on scheduled air transfers

  • Attire: Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Tour Guide: Services of CATHSSETA registered tour guide
  • Visa / Passports: Visas required for Zimbabwe (own arrangement & account)
  • Languages: English

    Other language guides available on request if booked on a private basis

  • Accommodation: Luxury Mobile tented camps; Lodges
  • Vehicle: Safari Vehicles
  • Rates from 01/11/2016 to 31/10/2017:
    On a private basis (min of 2 persons to operate) $10 500 pp sharing or $13 900 pp single rate
    On a scheduled basis (min of 4 persons to operate) $9 300 pp sharing or $12 300 pp single rate

    Please note: The above rates are in US Dollars and not Zimbabwe Dollars or South African Rands.

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