Classic Zimbabwe Explorer Safari

  • Victoria Falls
  • Elephant Back Safari Zimbabwe
  • Matapos National Park
  • Mana Pools

Victoria Falls to Harare (TIRR-VH)


From USD 11 100 per person sharing
Single Supplement: USD 1 200
Valid to: 31 October 2016

Explore the best of Zimbabwe, from Victoria Falls to four of the country’s most pristine National Parks. Engage in ancient traditions, enjoy bush walks and game drives whilst indulging in the romance of Africa’s wild ways and wide open spaces.

Includes

  • Meals; 13 Breakfasts; 10 Lunches; 11 Dinners, Drinks; Local brand whilst camping, Transfers; All road and air transfers as specified, Entrance and Camping Fees; Victoria Falls SuncTour of the Falls; Cecil John Rhodes' Grave Site, Matopos bushmen paintings, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Hwange National park, Matopos National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Matusadona National Park.

Day 1 | Sunday
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT to VICTORIA FALLS TOWN

On arrival at the airport, you will be collected for your transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before the sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. After taking in the stunning views of the river, return to the hotel for dinner.
The Kingdom at Victoria Falls – dinner, bed and breakfast including listed activities

Day 2, 3 & 4 | Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
VICTORIA FALLS TOWN to HWANGE NATIONAL PARK via VICTORIA
FALLS (±210km)

2 FULL DAYS IN HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, your guide will collect you for a guided tour of the world famous Victoria Falls. Depart on a two hour journey by road through rural Zimbabwe, passing Ndebele villages to your luxury mobile tented camp in Hwange National Park.

Accommodation is in fully furnished East African safari tents with en-suite bathrooms (flush toilets and hote water bucket showers). Hwange is a "Big 5" wildlife sanctuary and famous for large concentrations of elephants and diverse wild life and bird species.

The camp facilities are exclusive to the guests. On safari you can look forward to bush walks and animal tracking, game drives, sundowners at waterholes, traditional dancing, visiting the Wild Dog center 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

Day 5 & 6 | Thursday & Friday
Hwange National Park to Matopos National park(±370km)

1 Full Day in Matopos National Park
Enjoy your last day in the wilds of Hwange. After breakfast you will drive through Hwange and rural Zimbabwe on a three and a half hour drive to Matopos National Park. A scenic paradise, Matopos is famous for its dramatic rock formations and granite Whalebacks.

You will enjoy your time exploring on foot or game drives, visiting the famous rock formations of Matopo Hills, 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

Day 7 | Saturday
MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK to MASVINGO via BULAWAYO (±350km)

After an early morning activity and breakfast 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) 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. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy dinner (own account).
Norma Jeans Lakeview Resort – bed and breakfast including listed activities

Day 8 | Sunday
MASVINGO to HARARE (±325km)

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

Day 9, 10 & 11 | Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
HARARE to MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK (Charter flight ±1 hour 45 minutes)

2 FULL DAYS IN MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK
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 where you will have two and a half days to explore this pristine wilderness on foot and in 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, synonymous for its wide-range of wild-life which includes
over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife.
Dome Style Tented Camp in Mana Pools – dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast including listed activities

Day 12 & 13 | Thursday & Friday
MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK to MATUSADONA NATIONAL
PARK (Charter Flight ±45 minutes)

1 FULL DAY IN MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK
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. At Rokari Airstrip 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 two 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 - dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast including listed activities
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