Jewels of Zimbabwe Safari

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.

9 days/8 nights
Tented Camps & Hotel
Departs daily ex Victoria Falls

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Highlights:

  • 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

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Jewels of Zimbabwe

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

Why should I travel to Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe offers amazing wildlife experiences, from the safari parks and reserves along the mighty Zambezi River and Lake Kariba to the vast wilderness of Hwange National Park. The jewel in the country’s crown is the spectacular Victoria Falls. The country has a long history and the ancient stone city of Great Zimbabwe gave the country its name.

When is the best time to go to Zimbabwe?The dry season (May-Oct) is the best time for gameviewing as the bush dries out and game congregates at the precious remaining waterholes. Late in the dry season, there will be much less water going over the Victoria Falls, whilst at the height of summer there will be a lot of spray and it may be more difficult to see the falls.

What is the culture of Zimbabwe? Zimbabweans are known for their rich culture, dance and music traditions. They are also recognised for their fine art and craft including basketware, pottery and the famous Shona stone sculptures. The two main tribes are the Shona and the Matabele.

What is the climate in Zimbabwe? Moderate climate (22°-29°C) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-Oct when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from Jun-Aug. Oct is the hottest month. Rain falls regularly in the summer (Nov-Mar/Apr) turning the bush lush and green.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with? Zambia, Botswana or South Africa. Chobe National Park in Botswana is just across the border and can be easily reached by road from Victoria Falls. Zambia and the town of Livingstone is across the river from Victoria Falls.

How to get to Zimbabwe? Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Alternatively you can easily take a road transfer from Livingstone in Zambia or from Botswana. For an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience travel by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

Do I need a Visa for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Zimbabwe? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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