A lion walkin gin the bush in front of an open safari vehicle on a game drive with tourists.

Zimbabwe Highlights Safari

If you're looking to explore the highlights of Zimbabwe, then this is the itinerary that will take you there, combining the magnificent Victoria Falls with a true Zimbabwean safari in Hwange National Park and Mana Pools.
9
days
US$ 2,470 pps
Fly-in
Superior / Luxury / Standard

Overview

In just over one week you can explore the main highlights of Zimbabwe. This itinerary is structured around a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls, the most poplar game park in Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park and more excellent game viewing on a walking safari in Mana Pools National Park. A combination of one of the seven world wonders and a big game safari.

A guide and tourist standing on a mud bank on one side of the water watching elephants on the other side.

Highlights

Itinerary

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

You've arrived. Welcome to Zimbabwe. Here your holiday begins and what a way to start! You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport on arrival and you will transfer to your lodge/ hotel in Victoria Falls where you will stay for the first two nights.

When you're there: Enjoy the wonder of the falls. That's the main attraction here, but certainly not the only one. There are loads of highlights and plenty of activities to do.

Ask at reception to assist in booking activities, any necessary transfers and recommendations on where to go for dinner if you are not dining at the lodge. We can recommend the Boma Restaurant for local atmosphere and cuisine or go on a boat cruise of the Zambezi River at sunset and enjoy dinner aboard. A special experience under the Zimbabwean skies.

* All scheduled camp activities are included at Old Drift Lodge and Victoria Falls River Lodge which are booked on a fully inclusive basis.

Superior Accommodation
Victoria Falls River Lodge

Luxury Accommodation
Old Drift Lodge

Standard Accommodation
Ilala Lodge

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

Today you are heading to Hwange National Park. It's time to immerse yourself in the African bush and take in some incredible wildlife sightings. There's time enough to rest and relax and to enjoy activities. Splendid.

On the way: If time allows you can still enjoy a last morning activity in Victoria Falls or take the morning a little slower, wake up later, enjoy your breakfast at leisure. You will be advised of your transfer time by the lodge reception. Transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport and take to the skies. You are flying into Hwange and on arrival at your airstrip you will be transferred between 30 and 45 minutes to your lodge/camp. This is a game drive really.

When you're there: Check in and enjoy three nights at your lodge/camp. This gives you two full days to explore, go on game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks. There's no shortage of sightings out here. Be on the lookout. There are elephant and buffalo in large numbers, plains game and antelope a plenty as well as lion, leopard and hyena among others.

Birding is spectacular. Grab your binos. Sit and watch. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen when heading off for your activities and take something warm along too, early mornings and late afternoons can get chilly.

*All scheduled camp activities are included in your stay. Discuss your activity schedule on arrival.

Superior Accommodation
Little Makalolo Camp

Luxury Accommodation
Somalisa Camp

Standard Accommodation
Somalisa Expeditions

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

Today you make your way to another great area for game viewing and another major highlight for Zimbabwe. You are off to Mana Pools National Park. More fantastic sightings await you.

On the way: You may have time this morning for a last morning game drive and then you will transfer back to the airstrip and take your onward flight to Mana Pools. On landing you will be transferred roughly 30 - 45 minutes to your lodge/camp where you will spend the next three nights. You're on a game drive the minute you land so enjoy. It's a change of scenery and it's spectacular.

When you're there: Game viewing. Game viewing and more game viewing. In Mana Pools it's all about a walking safari and canoeing is popular too. You have enough time to enjoy both and then some. Go fishing, bird watching abounds and of course there are game drives to head deeper into the bush too. You'll spot hippo, eland, African wild dogs, water buck and there are lions and leopards as well as others.

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

Superior Accommodation
Ruckomechi Camp

Luxury Accommodation
Nyamatusi Camp

Standard Accommodation
Zambezi Expeditions

Day 9: 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 holiday comes to and end.

On the way: You will transfer back to the airstrip and this will also be your last activity as your holiday comes to an end. Depending on your departure flight time from Harare, will determine the schedule for this last morning. If you are flying out today, you'll be at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in time to check in two hours prior. If necessary add a night in Harare to end.

Continue on your safari adventure by adding more of Zimbabwe's highlights or you could combine the best of Botswana, Zambia or Namibia to make your holiday a little longer and even better.

You can tailor this tour however you wish. Book one standard throughout or combine standard and more up-market properties to give you the best of both worlds.We're happy to make recommendations and to book your dream Zimbabwe holiday. Talk to your Travel Expert today to start planning.

Accommodation

Includes/Excludes

Includes
Excludes

Pricing

Guests 2
Superior
Low Season US$ 8,320
High Season US$ 11,360
Luxury
Low Season US$ 6,775
High Season US$ 9,470
Standard
Low Season US$ 2,470
High Season US$ 7,200

Tour Map

Gallery

A guide and tourist standing on a mud bank on one side of the water watching elephants on the other side.
A guide and tourist standing on a mud bank on one side of the water watching elephants on the other side.
An African Bush Camps safari vehicle at Nyamatusi Camp on a game drive as an elephant walks right by.
An African Bush Camps safari vehicle at Nyamatusi Camp on a game drive as an elephant walks right by.
Guests with two armed guides on a safari bush walk.
Guests with two armed guides on a safari bush walk.
Three people on a canoe at sunset on the river.
Three people on a canoe at sunset on the river.
A view out from inside a tent where a man sits enjoying coffee overlooking the river and floodplains.
A view out from inside a tent where a man sits enjoying coffee overlooking the river and floodplains.

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