From $4,350.00
Location: Hwange National Park,Matopo National park,Victoria Falls Duration: 12 Days

10 Days Victoria Falls, Hwange National park, Matusadona & Mana Pools

Explore the Safari destinations of Zimbabwe in this 10 Day Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari. The tour includes the majestic Victoria Falls, the vast Hwange National and ends in Mana Pools were more game and big cats sightings are the order of the day. Accommodation is in Luxury & classic camps set in the wilderness for up-close wildlife encounters.

Day 1-2 Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Hotel/Ilala Lodge

Upon arrival at the Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by one of our consultants who will transfer you to the Ilala Lodge/The Victoria Falls Hotel. Most flights arrive over lunch time so you will have the whole afternoon to explore the Victoria Falls area or go on any one of the many activities available.
Besides the obvious visit to the Rainforest to watch the mighty Victoria Falls there is a wide selection of activities on offer including bungi jumping, white water rafting and sun-downer cruises along the Zambezi River. You will have something to tell when arriving at home! Overnight at the only 5* hotel in the area…..
A World Heritage Site, the Victoria Falls are Zimbabwe’s prime tourist attraction and the gateway to the country. The Falls themselves vary dramatically with the seasons, but remain spectacular at any time of the year. The numerous activities available here have made it Africa’s adrenaline capital – from white-water rafting to bungee jumping and helicopter flights, Victoria Falls has something to offer everyone.

Recommended activities include the following:

  • Zambezi River Sunset cruise
  • Guided Tour of the Falls
  • Mkuni Village Tour
  • Elephant Back

Accommodation: Rooms and suites are truly a five star experience. Style and sophistication are trademarks of the hotels executive suites, which are luxuriously appointed with décor being warm, inviting and rich with tradition.

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three 1S0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.

Day 3&4 Hwange National Park – Ivory Lodge

Exit Victoria Falls and head south by road to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Here time is spent on a private concession within the park on wildlife viewing drives in open 4×4 vehicles and on professionally guided walks. In addition to over 30,000 elephant, Hwange National Park is home to healthy populations of buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and antelope species such as the sable and kudu.

Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls. It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th Century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The Park has three distinctive Camps and administrative offices at Robins, Sinamatella and the largest one at Main Camp.

Included in your quote is the following:

  • Accommodation in twin-bedded chalets at The Hide
  • Scheduled safari activities; game drives in 4 x 4 open sided vehicles in the Hwange National Park
  • All activities are escorted by expert guides
  • All meals

Accommodation: luxury chalets suites are uniquely styled along classic lines with a contemporary twist; all are spacious and bathed in natural light.

Day 5 & 6 Matusadona National Park – Rhino Safari Camp

Continue by light aircraft (included in your quote) to Matusadona National Park, situated on the southern shore of Lake Kariba. Time is spent on wildlife viewing drives and professionally guided walks in search of Africa’s Big Five wildlife species – black rhino, lion (second highest density in Africa), buffalo, elephant, and leopard along with hippo, and numerous antelope species. Birding is excellent with African fish eagle, goliath heron and saddle billed stork being common. Spectacular sunsets over the lake are a highlight.

Day 7&8 Mana Pools National Park – Kanga Camp

Today you will be transferred by boat to Kariba and by light aircraft (included in your quote) to Mana Pools for the start of your lower Zambezi River canoe safari. Here you will meet your canoe guide. Mana Pools National Park is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Wild and remote, the area abounds with elephant, lion, hyena, buffalo, hippo and numerous species of antelope. If you are lucky you may photograph an elusive leopard or a pack of rare painted hunting dogs. The afternoon will be spent canoeing to your first camp. Camps consist of large walk in tents with cots and duvets. Each camp will have a hot bush shower and bush toilet. Meals at camp are of a very high standard. Food is freshly prepared in camp. Evening snacks and drinks are provided as well as cordials and red and white wine with dinner.

Situated downstream from Lake Kariba on the southern banks of the Zambezi, this legendary Park is known for its canoeing and walking safaris. Close encounters with big game here are commonplace, with healthy populations of elephant, buffalo and lion amongst others. This is Zimbabw’s second World Heritage Site. The park stretches across 2000km² of prime Zambezi riverfront vegetation, much of which is inaccessible except on foot and as a result is completely unspoilt. The landscape includes islands and sandbanks fringed by dense forests of baobabs and indigenous trees, as well as the rugged Zambezi escarpment. Aside from the excellent walking safaris in Mana, the river adds another dimension to any safari as it is ideal for canoe safaris This is wilderness at its wildest.

Accomodation: 6 Tents with a total of 12 beds are comfortably furnished in a large walk-in Meru style, with en-suite bathroom facilities; out-door bucket showers with flushing toilets and private verandas over-looking the water hole

Kanga Camp is not only a great camp for a Big 5 safari, but is also a birding paradise. The Kanga Pan itself isa hub for wildlife and is often the only water source available throughout the year, making it a great area to explore on foot. The tented camp has outdoor showers overlooking the waterhole.

Kanga Camp opens from May to October. If your dates fall out of this period we will book an alternative Camp/Lodge.

Day 9 Mana Pools – Chesa Camp

You will awake this morning and enjoy a bushwalk within the national park. You will then return to camp for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning leisurely canoeing. Lunch will be enjoyed on an island in the river and you will rest through the heat of the day. The afternoon is spent canoeing to your next camp with occasional stops (or walks).

Chessa Camp, all inclusive

Day 10 Mana Pools – Chitembe Camp

You will awake this morning and enjoy a bushwalk within the national park. You will then return to camp for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning leisurely canoeing. Lunch will be enjoyed on an island in the river and you will rest through the heat of the day. The afternoon is spent canoeing to your next camp with occasional stops (or walks).
Chessa Camp, all inclusive

Day 11 Mana Pools – Chikwena Camp

The canoe safari ends after breakfast. The remainder of the day will be spent at Chikwenya Camp. Chikwenya offers an unparalleled remote African wildlife and wilderness experience. Activities include professionally guided wildlife viewing walks, wildlife viewing drives in open 4×4 vehicles and boating or canoe excursions. Fishing for Africa’s infamous tiger fish also proves exciting. Guests are accommodated in 8 large walk in tented rooms raised on wooden walkways with en suite shower and toilet.

Mana Pools National Park / Fly Out

The safari ends after breakfast and includes a light aircraft transfer to the Kariba airport for your onward flight.

All accommodation and meals stated in the itinerary
Road or/& light aircraft transfers as stated in the itinerary
All airport transfers

Extra optional activities. These can be arranged and booked separately.
International & regional flights
Any other services not stated in the itinerary below.

Highlights: Victoria Falls, Hwange, Matusadona, and Mana Pools

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