Jewels of Zimbabwe Safari

9 days/8 nights
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Explore the jewels of Zimbabwe, including iconic Victoria Falls, spectacular Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba set against the Zambezi Escarpment.

Zimbabwe

Explore the jewels of Zimbabwe, beginning with iconic Victoria Falls, the planet’s largest single sheet of falling water. This safari also includes spectacular Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and beautiful Lake Kariba set against the dramatic Zambezi Escarpment. While the three destinations are diverse in their landscapes, all share stunning natural beauty, as well as abundant wildlife and exceptional birding opportunities.

This is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary. We can easily extend or shorten the itinerary to include more or fewer nights in an area, and can mix and match the accommodation to suit.

  • Majestic Victoria Falls, an African icon
  • Enormous Hwange National Park, one of the continent’s finest reserves
  • Beautiful Lake Kariba, which boasts the dramatic Zambezi Escarpment as a backdrop
  • Enjoy game drives, boating, walking safaris and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Unforgettable wildlife-viewing and bird-watching opportunities

The easiest way into the Zimbabwe is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start point for this safari. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

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Jewels of Zimbabwe

Sample Itinerary

9 days/8 nights

Days 1/2

Victoria Falls

On arrival transfer to Elephant Camp. This premium camp offers 12 luxury tents with personal plunge pool, indoor/outdoor showers and distant views of Victoria Falls. Enjoy excursions to visit the magnificent World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls, take a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, and enjoy observing the resident herd of elephant the frequents the waterhole in front of the camp. D/BLD

Days 3-5

Hwange National Park

Take a light aircraft flight from Victoria Falls to Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park for 3 nights. This ultra-luxurious camp offers 8 airy ensuite tents and 1 family tent featuring contemporary interiors and a fresh open design with views over a waterhole that is a magnet for game in the dry season. Activities include game drives in open Land Rovers, evening drives and walking safaris. Zimbabwe’s largest national park, Hwange supports 105 species of mammal and over 400 bird species. BLD

Days 6-8

Lake Kariba

Fly by light aircraft to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa located within the Bumi Hills Wildlife Area, an incredibly scenic concession situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Kariba set against the Zambezi Escarpment. This famous safari lodge is situated on top of a hill with breathtaking panoramic views over Lake Kariba. Recently refurbished, each of the 10 luxurious air-conditioned guestrooms features a private balcony or veranda. The main lodge houses a dining room, bar, lounge, library, spa and gorgeous infinity pool which gazes out over paradise beyond. Both plains game and predators flourish here, and the lake brims with hippo and crocodile. Gameviewing is conducted in open 4×4 vehicles or by boat. BLD

Day 9

Tour ends Victoria Falls

Today, you will be transferred by road or air to Victoria Falls airport where the tour ends. B

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Zimbabwe Overview

What is the best thing to do in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe offers plenty of fabulous safari experiences and the two major national parks – Hwange and Mana Pools – are top of the list when visiting the country. For the more adventurous, Zimbabwe is one of the best countries across Africa for walking and canoeing safaris, whilst the magnificent Victoria Falls is a must-visit.

What is the climate like in Zimbabwe?
Overall the country has a pleasant climate but temperatures vary with elevation. The highveld has a moderate climate (up to 29°C in summer) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-October when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from June-August. October is the hottest month with days in the mid to high 30°s. Rain falls regularly in the summer (November-March/April) turning the bush lush and green.

How do I get to Zimbabwe?
The easiest way into the country is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start and end point for many safaris. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with?
Zimbabwe is easily combinable with neighbouring countries including Botswana, Zambia and South Africa – all of which provide a different safari experience. Another popular combination with a Zimbabwean safari is a visit to Uganda or Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.

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Australia: 1300 363 302
United States: +1 (213) 460 3364
United States: +1 (646) 217 0354
United Kingdom: +44 (20) 4518 8166

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