A close up of guests on a safari in Zimbabwe watching and photographing passing elephants.

Best of Zimbabwe Safari

The best of the best in Zimbabwe. An itinerary based on the very best destinations in Zimbabwe that covers the wonder of Victoria Falls and big game safaris in three different national parks.
12
days
US$ 7,040 pps
Fly-in
Standard

Overview

First you're off to Victoria Falls. A seventh world wonder with good reason and you'll get to explore it in all its glory. Then you're off on a safari extraordinaire as you head on to Hwange National Park, Matusadona National Park at Lake Kariba and Mana Pools National Park. A big game safari guaranteed across three different territories each offering an incredible safari experience, so vastly different from one another, yet equally as exceptional in terms of sightings and adventure.

Elephants at a waterhole beneath Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe.

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Victoria Falls (Zim) ( 2 nights )

Welcome to Zimbabwe. Welcome to Victoria Falls. You have two nights here to explore the falls and enjoy activities. Your holiday has just begun. Transfer to your lodge on arrival.

When you're there: Go see the falls of course, either on your own or with a guide. Explore the rain forest and the many viewpoints. The Zimbabwean side certainly doesn't disappoint. You have one full day here so use it wisely. Do the activities you most wish to do. There are loads of them so you'll have to be picky. Our recommendations: a guided tour of the falls, a helicopter flight over the falls and a Zambezi River cruise at sunset along with whatever else you most wish to do and as you can fit in.

Extend the Zambezi River Cruise to enjoy dinner on board for one night and for the other, dine at the lodge restaurant, head into town or book an authentic Zimbabwean dinner experience at The Boma Restaurant.

You can ask the lodge reception to assist with booking your activities and making any necessary reservations for you.

Standard Accommodation
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 3, 4 & 5: Hwange National Park ( 3 nights )

Today you are Hwange National Park bound for the next three nights. Your safari starts here...

On the way: You will transfer back to Victoria Falls Airport today and take your shared charter flight to your airstrip in Hwange National Park from where you will transfer to your camp. This transfer is roughly two hours, so you're off on a game drive the minute you touch ground.

When you're there: *Your camp is booked to include your activities and you have two full days to enjoy them. This includes game drives and guided walks. You could even look to book one your nights in The Dove Nest Tree House once in camp for a different overnight experience in the bush.

There are great waterholes to explore and a concealed hide to get up close. A great spot for photographs as animals come to drink. You can often see elephant, rhino and lion in front of camp and that's all before you've even made your way into the park where even more incredible sightings await you.

Standard Accommodation
The Hide

Day 6, 7 & 8: Matusadona National Park ( 3 nights )

You game viewing extraordinaire continues as you make your way to the Matusadona National Park on the southern shores of Lake Kariba.

On the way: Transfer back to the airstrip (another roughly 2 hour game drive) and then take to the skies as you head off to your next airstrip from which you will have a boat transfer to the camp.

Situated inside a private concession you are guaranteed an intimate and authentic safari experience among the flat plains and rugged mountains.

When you're there: Game drives, bush walks and boat cruises see your days filled with amazing safaris and a chance to see more wildlife and great sightings. Bird watch, relax and try your hand at fishing. It's peaceful and wild.

*Scheduled camp activities are included in your stay. Discuss your activity schedule with your lodge guide.

Luxury Accommodation
Changa Safari Camp

Day 9, 10 & 11: Mana Pools National Park ( 3 nights )

If you thought the game viewing couldn't get any better. Guess what? It does and you're about to experience it in Mana Pools National Park. Another incredible area for game sightings, large herds of elephant bulls and you may even be lucky enough to catch one on his back legs to feed from some top branches of a tree.

On the way: Boat transfer back to the airstrip and then take to the air again as you make your way to the Mana Main or Mana West Airstrip. On landing it's a 45 minute transfer to camp. Enjoy the different surrounds. A different feel to the bush now form where you've come.

*Another 2 full days are set aside to enjoy the scheduled camp activities included in your stay. More game drives, bush walks are a must here and give fishing a go if you feel like it (that's if it is fishing season). You're on the southern banks of the Zambezi River. If you're daring, why not sleep out on the star gazing platform? A billion starred sky above you and a the natural wilderness surrounds you.

Standard Accommodation
John's Camp

Day 12: Harare ( Departure / End of Tour )

After breakfast and a last morning activity (if time allows), you're heading back to the airstrip to catch your onward flight to Harare, where your safari comes to and end.

On the way: You will transfer back to the airstrip (roughly 45 minutes) and then climb aboard your shared charter flight on to Harare. This is where your holiday ends. Fly out from the airport the same day (depending on your international flight schedule) or spend a last night in Harare.

Talk to your Travel Expert today to start planning. Make any changes and let us make further recommendations for you to make this tour even better.

Accommodation

Luxury accommodation has not been selected on this sample safari, see the standard or superior accommodation options or contact us for a tailor-made safari.
Superior accommodation has not been selected on this sample safari, check out the standard or luxury accommodation options or contact us for a tailor-made safari.

Includes/Excludes

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Pricing

Guests 2
Standard
Low Season US$ 7,040
High Season US$ 8,655

Tour Map

Gallery

Elephants at a waterhole beneath Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe.
Elephants at a waterhole beneath Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe.
A view from inside a thatched chalet looking from the patio onto a grassy plain.
A view from inside a thatched chalet looking from the patio onto a grassy plain.
An elephant close up, in the Zimbabwean bush with an open safari vehicle in the distance looking on.
An elephant close up, in the Zimbabwean bush with an open safari vehicle in the distance looking on.
An armed guide and two tourists on a safari walk in Zimbabwe looking at a nearby elephant foraging beneath a tree.
An armed guide and two tourists on a safari walk in Zimbabwe looking at a nearby elephant foraging beneath a tree.
A safari boat on a cruise on the river with distant mountains.
A safari boat on a cruise on the river with distant mountains.

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