This leisurely game driving safari takes you across Zimbabwe with it’s vast stunning scenery and amazing variety of wildlife and bird-life. The lodges and ‘tented camps’ (individual chalets which are like hotel rooms but with thatched roofs and canvas walls) are in superb locations and cater for the upper mid-range budget traveler. The itinerary route winds its way through the midlands province, spending at list one night at most of the lodges for a more relaxed approach to the safari, giving you time to not only explore the surroundings and view the huge amounts of wildlife but to have time to relax in beautiful locations.
This tour takes you to Hwange National Park, famous for its huge numbers of elephants as well as a wide variety of resident wildlife. From there you continue on to Rhodes Matopos National Park famous for having a large concentration of black eagle and leopard. You may also come across the white and black rhino! From your stunning base at Matopos Farmhouse you have a day to see the grave of Cecil John Rhodes and take a guided walk to the “world View”. You have the option of adding a visit to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. You then witness the magnificent splendor of the Chinhoyi Caves on your way to Mana Pools National Park. Your itinerary will end up with a visit to the most beautiful park of Mana Pools where you will be staying in the finest tented Camps of Mana Pools. The fare well dinner in Harare will mark the end of this great trip and the next day you will say goodbye to your guide as he will drop you at Harare international airport.
Day 01 Arrive in Victoria Falls
Meeting and greetings with ANAPA Travel Zimbabwe Staff at Victoria Falls international Airport, transfer to Victoria falls. Check inn at Ilala Lodge and tour of the falls in the afternoon with our guide. You will visit the rain forest, David Livingstone statue, walk to the various viewing points and you will finish your tour by the visit to the famous Victoria Falls bridge. Dinner and overnight at Ilala Lodge.
Day 02 Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
We will depart Victoria Falls and drive to Hwange National Park. Arrive in Hwange and check in at the Hide Lodge. Later in the afternoon, we will get into the park for an afternoon game drive. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra as well as a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus very large and varied birdlife. Part of the next day is spent exploring this magnificent area. Dinner and overnight at the Hide camp.
Day 03 Hwange to Matopos National Park.
We will leave the Hide Lodge early in the morning and drive into Hwange National Park for yet another fantastic game drive till mid morning. After our late breakfast, we will drive out of the park and head on to Rhodes Matopos National Park. We will arrive in Matopos and Check in at the Farmhouse. Depart the Farmhouse for an afternoon tour of Matopos. We will visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the bushman cave paintings and also the famous Matopos balancing rocks. Dinner and overnight at the Farmhouse.
Day 04 Matopos to Chinhoyi Caves
Early morning tour of the Matopos game park. Today we will be concentrating on the game park in search of black and white Rhino. We will visit Mpompoma dam and other strategically points within the park. Later in the mid morning, depart the park and drive to Chinhoyi Caves towards Harare. Tour of the Chinhoyi caves with our guide. Dinner and overnight a hotel in Chinhoyi.
Day 05 Chinhoyi to Mana Pools
After breakfast, we will depart Chinhoyi and drive to Mana Pools. Arrive in Mana Pools National Park in the afternoon and proceed for a game drive in the park. Visit all the watering points within the park in search of wild animals. Later on we will check inn at Nyamepi Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 06 Mana Pools National Park
We will remain in Mana Pools for another adventurous game drive in search of big five. We will explore the park further before we return to the camp for a hot lunch. We will be at rest till in the afternoon where we will be joined by an armed ranger for an afternoon walking safari. Dinner and overnight at Nyamepi Camp.
Day 07 Mana Pools to Harare.
Very early in the morning, we will leave Mana Pools and drive to Harare. The drive is a bit long and we expect to be in Harare late in the afternoon. Check inn a central city hotel. Fare well dinner together at a hotel in Harare.
Day 08 Harare – End of our great Tour.
Our tour will end up in Harare with a transfer to Harare International Airport or a drop off in town.
You will be picked up from Victoria Falls International Airport and you will be dropped off at Harare international Airport. If you will be arriving in Victoria Falls on another different way, then we will contact you to find out where we can pick you up.
• 4WD Land rover, Mini Bus or Land cruiser with pop-up viewing roof & radio communication system
• Guaranteed window seat per person
• In-car battery charger
• Unlimited mileage on safari ensuring the best possible animal sightings
• Highly experienced, English speaking driver-guide
• All park fees & Village fees,
• Accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
• All meals throughout safari.
• Unlimited bottled mineral water
• Provision of cooler box & ice for clients own supply of drinks
• First Aid Kit in car
• Emergency medical evacuation cover
• International flights
• Zimbabwe entry visas
• Travel & Health insurance
• Accommodation before and after safari
• Breakfast on day 1
• Alcoholic drinks & sodas
• Tips for driver-guide
Options & Upgrades
There are no upgrades available on this tour.
Is this safari for me?
This is for you if you are happy with mid range accommodation and enjoy meeting other people on a relaxed safari!
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