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In Western Zimbabwe, the beauty of East African nature awaits you. This trip takes you from the thundering Victoria Falls to the Zambezi National Park and the vast savannah of Hwange National Park. Explore the renowned and hidden treasures of Zimbabwe’s west.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3Victoria FallsCanoeing and Rafting, Helicopter Rides over the WaterfallsPioneers Lodge, Batonka Guest Lodge
3 - 6Zambezi National ParkVictoria Falls, Safaris, Zambezi River DriveImbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, Tsowa Safari Island
6 - 9HwangeAmazing Wildlife, Game Drives, Great Safari GuidesRobins Camp, Ivory Lodge Hwange
9 - 9Victoria FallsCanoeing and Rafting, Helicopter Rides over the Waterfalls

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  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Victoria Falls airport to your hotel

Victoria Falls

2 Nights

Angels in their flight! This is how David Livingstone described the breathtaking Victoria Falls, where five million cubic meters of water cascade over every minute during wet season.

Included Activities

Explore activities in Victoria Falls on your own
Immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape of the Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. Enjoy a range of activities to get to know the region better. Take an exciting helicopter ride over the magnificent waterfall and watch the river waters plunge down in all their mist and glory. Get to know Africa’s gentle giants better at the elephant sanctuary and orphanage by the Masuwe River, near Victoria Falls. Enjoy a breakfast or a sunset cruise down the river on luxury river boats that ply the Zambezi River. Watch islands go by, spot wildlife by the river banks and soak in the tranquil ambience. Relax with refreshing sundowners on the outdoor deck of Buffalo Bar, overlooking the region’s waterholes, as you wait for elephant herds to join you for a sunset drink across the waters. Savor delicious luncheons or alfresco dinners at the popular restaurant, Lookout Cafe, while enjoying the fantastic panoramic view. (Duration: Full Day or Half Day; Self-guided Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes).

Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
Head out and discover the Smoke that Thunders! This tour will take you to all the highlights surrounding Victoria Falls. Stand at the ideal vantage point overlooking the heart of the mighty waters as they gush and roar. Pack your waterproofs because the closer you get, the more likely you are to experience the spray! (Time: Early morning or late afternoon; Duration: 2-3 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness level: Easy, Please wear appropriate footwear; Rain Coat recommendable between March and May )

Lunch at Lookout Cafe
Savor a delicious lunch at the The Lookout Café, while enjoying a spectacular, panoramic view of the thundering Victoria Falls. Meet your local guide at your hotel before driving down to the town’s iconic eatery. The restaurant and bar is also accessible to differently abled guests. Settle down in the alfresco dining area at the outdoor terrace facing the mighty waterfall and relish the local African and global cuisines served here. Try a freshly grilled Zambezi bream in white wine sauce, served with salad and French fries, or a duet of roast zucchini and mushrooms with halloumi in a puff pastry shell. Finish off with a delectable fresh fruit kebab, drizzled with cinnamon and honey. (Duration: 2-3 hrs, anytime between 1000-1600 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Lunch; For special dietary needs, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please dress comfortably).

Elephant Encounter in the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage
Get to know Africa’s gentle giants at the Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage, nestled by the Masuwe River near Victoria Falls. Meet your local guide at your Victoria Falls hotel before driving down to the elephant sanctuary. Settle down in a thatched boma, and learn all about the sanctuary and its various activities, including the conservation efforts. Walk out into the bush with elephant guides, picking up insightful information about these majestic creatures. Experience the magic of encountering elephants in their natural habitat. Later, enjoy the refreshments back at the boma, before the drive back to your hotel. (Duration: 2-3 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Beverages and snacks; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
Pioneers Lodge – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 3 - 6

You will be transferred from Victoria Falls to Zambezi National Park (Duration: 1 hr)

Zambezi National Park

3 Nights

Zambezi National Park adjoins the town of Victoria Falls. The park is spread over about 54,000 hectares and is one of the smallest national parks in Zimbabwe. Visitors can experience Victoria Falls and go on game drives and guided walking tours, as well as canoeing trips on the mighty Zambezi River.

Included Activities

Group Tour: Game Drives and Boat Cruises at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge
Enjoy thrilling game drives at Imbabala Lodge in Zimbabwe. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River in a private National Parks concession in Zimbabwe, the lodge offers fantastic opportunities to see iconic animals, from carnivores such as lion and the elusive wild dog to herbivores such as giraffe, kudu and herds of elephant that can go up to a thousand strong. Take your pick of morning, afternoon, or night drives in an open 4×4 vehicle. All game drives are led by an experienced guide. Depending on the drive, enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee with snacks or evening drinks with snacks. Imbabala is also an excellent location for bird watching. In addition to the game drives, you can set out on the Zambezi River in a pontoon boat either in the morning or afternoon. Spot myriad waterbirds from the deck and keep an eye out for hippos and swimming elephants. Have your camera ready to capture the stunning sunset over the water. The pontoons accommodate up to 12 guests and drinks and snacks will be provided. (Fitness Level: Easy; Meals Included: Snacks; Please inform us of any food allergies in advance)

Group Tour: Game Drives, Bushwalks, Cruises and Excursions at Tsowa Safari Lodge
Start your day with a beautiful early morning game drive through the Zambezi National Park, home to some of Africa’s most iconic animals. Huge herds of elephant roam the park, and you have the chance to see buffalo, lions, giraffe and different species of antelope. To get closer to the land and the animals, try a game walk, which is offered on the mainland for those 16 years and older. The walk removes the barrier of a vehicle between you and the natural environment, making it a much more immersive experience. Spend the late afternoon cruising down the river while keeping a lookout for animals on the banks, and in the water. Watch a stunning sunset while enjoying a drink and a snack. Enjoy a ride in a two-person canoe, in the company of a guide, also in a canoe. Lunch and dinner are served on the banks of the river, on the way to the landing point. Tsowa Safari Lodge also offers basic fishing tackle equipment, though you can arrange a specialist fishing trip in advance as well. (Shared Activities; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room (Double)
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
RoomMeru Style Tent (Double)
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCamp
Day 6 - 9

You will be transferred fro Zambezi National Park to Hwange National Park (Duration: 2-3 hrs)

Hwange

3 Nights

Explore Zimbabwe’s largest game park! Located on the border of Botswana, Hwange National Park amazes you with its sheer size – it covers almost 15,000 square kilometers! The vast park has varied types of scenery – from the semi-arid scrubs near the edge of the Kalahari in the south, to forests, granite hills and valleys of the mopane woodlands in the north.

Included Activities

Robins Camp: Game Drives, Walks
Robins Camp is located in a remote north-western region of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. In-house guides conduct group game drives and walks into the park, to allow you to experience the vast variety of landscapes, flora and fauna. The grasslands and woodlands of the park are home to the Big Five and many other mammals. The park has more than 50,000 elephants, Africa’s largest population of the endangered wild dog, rare species of antelope such as sable, greater kudu, gemsbok and roan. Cheetah, giraffe, leopard, lion, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra are commonly seen in the park. At dawn and dusk, the spotted hyena makes an appearance. You may also encounter black and white rhinos. There are about 500 species of birds for bird lovers to look out for. Take both the early morning and afternoon guided game drives to soak different wildlife experiences. You could also request a guided game walk that extends from an hour to three hours. (Duration: 3 hrs, Game drives are conducted in the morning and late afternoon with other camp guests; Kindly note that some of the morning activities are early in the morning and it can be cold so please bring warm clothes; Please wear good walking shoes and light colored clothing; Only those above 16 years are permitted to join in the optional game walks.)

Ivory Lodge: Bushwalk and Game Drives
Strap on your boots and get ready for an exciting early morning journey into the bush on foot. The sooner you set out, the better it is – early morning is the best time to witness the African bush in all its glory. Watch wild surprises unfold right in front of you as meander down the walking trails with an experienced guide. You can also opt for game drives in the morning, afternoon, and evening, or for the full-day, to explore the concession. Watch hippos, zebras, giraffes, elephants and wildebeest move around in their natural habitat from up close. Your guide will provide you with valuable information on the behavior and habits of different animal species. Stop by the watering hole, a favorite gathering spot for animals, for a thrilling close encounter with the Presidential Elephant Herd. Head back to your lodge with rare images and unforgettable memories.

Hotel Options
Robins Camp – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room (Double)
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Tree House (Double)
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
Day 9 - 9

You will be transferred from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls airport (Duration: 3 hrs)

International Departure

Victoria Falls

0 Nights

Angels in their flight! This is how David Livingstone described the breathtaking Victoria Falls, where five million cubic meters of water cascade over every minute during wet season.

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,190 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
Western Zimbabwe: National Parks and Victoria Falls
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Western Zimbabwe: National Parks and Victoria Falls

9 days $ 3,990 / person