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CLASSIC ZIMBABWE SAFARI

From the bush to the mighty Victoria Falls, this journey takes in the historical and natural highlights of Zimbabwe. Offering spectacular game viewing in some of the most sought after locations, guests will enjoy a memorable safari experience with the chance to witness one of the worlds most impressive natural wonders.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rhino tracking on foot at Camp Amalinda.
  • Tiger fishing on Lake Kariba.
  • Walking safaris in Hwange NP.
  • Visiting Victoria Falls.
£5,450
per person

Price from

SAMANTHA GEE

Africa Specialist

VIEW PROFILE

  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Bulwayo

    Begin your Classic Zimbabwe Safari in Bulawayo where you will be met and transferred to Matobo National Park. Situated on a small estate within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills, 45km from Bulawayo and 10 minutes from the National Park entrance is Camp Amalinda, a stunning, privately owned lodge. Tucked away in an ancient Bushman shelter the extraordinary architecture embraces the strong sculptural designs of the surrounding rock kopjes of Matobo Hills. Accommodation consists of nine stunning rock "suites", three of which are perfect for families as they are simply massive. Set within granite boulders each suite has a distinctive look and feel. The main lodge offers panoramic views of the Matobo Hills and features a lounge, a covered dining area, a wine cellar and a cosy library. There is also a secluded chess room amongst the tree tops, a fire lit boma and at the base of the camp, a large swimming pool with comfortable loungers and a bar with views over the waterhole.

    Overnight: Camp Amalinda

  3. Day 2 Camp Amalinda

    Spend the day at leisure enjoying the extensive activities including bush walks, game drives, rhino tracking on foot, a visit to Rhodes grave, San Bushman paintings, birding and cultural tours. A full day walk is available on request.

    Overnight: Camp Amalinda

  4. Day 3 Matobo Hills - Hwange National Park

    The much loved Hide Safari Camp is situated in a private concession within Hwange National Park. Nestled under dense, shady African bushveld, The Hide lies on the edge of an active waterhole which is the only water source for miles, thus offering a great wildlife experience. Accommodation at The Hide consists of 11 extremely comfortable standard, deluxe or honeymoon tented suites (there is one family tent). Classically styled with solid Zimbabwean teak furniture, all tents include a private verandah from where guests may be entertained by the comings and goings of zebra, kudu, giraffe and elephant. The more adventurous guest may enjoy spending a night under the stars in the romantic Dove Nest. This rustic tree house is the perfect vantage point from which to view wildlife safely and quietly! The hub of the camp is a majestic "A" frame which has the dining room and sun lounge downstairs and a large comfortable sitting room and viewing area upstairs. Breakfast is served al fresco and lunch and dinner are served around a magnificent 22-seater teak dining table. Private and peaceful with no TV or internet to distract guests the emphasis at The Hide is on great game and bird viewing. There is also a plunge pool.

    Overnight: The Hide

  5. Day 4 - 5 Hwange National Park

    Spend the next two days at leisure exploring Hwange National Park with your highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides. The activities on offer at The Hide are extensive and include: morning, afternoon and evening game drives, walking with a professional guide, bird watching and excursions to the resident animal hide where guests can view game at extremely close quarters.

    Overnight: The Hide

  6. Day 6 Hwange National Park - Victoria Falls

    Today you will transfer by road from Hwange Main Camp to Victoria Falls River Lodge. Victoria Falls River Lodge is a luxury tented lodge about 10 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls, inside the 60,000 hectare Zambezi National Park. The lodge is spaciously laid out along the banks of the Zambezi River, with uninterrupted views across the river towards Zambia. Accommodation is in seven open-plan air-conditioned tents. Strong on glass, wood and space, with clean lines, Scandinavian floors, hanging chairs, Nguni cushions and hammocks, River Lodge has a modern African feel with a European twist. The fresh natural tones are carried through to the main guest areas with a spacious open plan lounge, dining and business desk area set slightly back from the river. There is a separate swimming pool, shaded deck and a viewing platform high amongst the trees offering birding, game viewing and Zambezi tranquillity.

    Overnight: Victoria Falls River Lodge

  7. Day 7 Victoria Falls

    Spend the day at leisure exploring the world famous Victoria falls, known locally as the 'smoke that thunders'.

    Overnight: Victoria Falls River Lodge

  8. Day 8 Victoria Falls - Lake Kariba

    Today, contnue by road light aircrft and boatto Changa Safari CampThe main lounge and library is comfortably and eclectically furnished, beautifully integrating leather, linen and cane to create a relaxed, homely vibe. The lounge is completely open to the gentle breeze, shaded by a thatch roof with sprawling views of the main deck, beach and lakeshore. The main deck with its sweeping curved stairway leading onto a lower deck, fire pit and wide beach of glittery white sand, is the perfect spot to sit and relax whilst enjoying a refreshing drink. The swimming pool is a wonderfully shaded haven where you can enjoy the stunning scenery overlooking the bay. Meals are relaxed and laid back, in the dining room or under a canopy of trees on the wooden deck overlooking the lake. Scrumptious food is freshly prepared in camp everyday by the imaginative and friendly chef.

    Overnight: Changa Safari Camp

  9. Day 9 - 10 Lake Kariba

    Spend your last two days enjoying the spectacular scenery and wide range of activities on offer from Changa Safari Camp.

    Overnight: Changa Safari Camp

  10. Day 11 Depart

    Today you will transfer by boat from Changa Safari Camp to Fothergill Island, where you will then board your light aircraft flight to Harare. On arrival you will then continue your journey to Johannesburg before catching your international flight home.

  11. Depart

Currency
Low £ 5,450 $ 7,623 € 6,484
Mid £ 6,111 $ 8,547 € 7,270
High £ 7,157 $ 10,010 € 8,514

BOOKING NOTES

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing a room

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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