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

Best of Zimbabwe Safari

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.

tour details

US$ 8,750 pps

tour Highlights

  • 'The Smoke That Thunders'. Explore the mighty Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side and enjoy the many activities on offer. There's loads to do and experiences abound
  • Game viewing in Zimbabwe's most famous National Park. Game viewing and bush walks in Hwange.
  • Walking safaris and great lion sightings in Matusadona National Park overlooking Lake Kariba
  • Large herds of elephant bulls and other incredible wildlife sightings in Mana Pools National Park. Go canoeing.

Day-to-day 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 or 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
Ilala 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
  • Meals (details on request)
  • Meet and Greet
  • Seat on shared charter flights as indicated
  • Airport and airstrip transfers
  • Activities as indicated
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Comprehensive travel diary with detailed itinerary, map, route descriptions, booking vouchers, contact numbers and useful information


  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Victoria Falls and Hwange Airport departure tax
  • Park entry fees for optional extra activities in Victoria Falls
  • Visas and visa applications
  • Staff gratuities


Guests 2 Single Sup
Low Season US$ 8 750 US$ 225
High Season US$ 10 030 US$ 1 250
  • All prices are approximate
  • All prices are in ZAR (South African Rands) for Namibia and South Africa and in USD (US Dollars) for Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia
  • All prices are based on the per person sharing rates
  • The total price for this tour is indicated in USD (US Dollars).
  • This is based on the selling currency in each country included.
  • To convert currencies use this Exchange Converter

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