Experience the famous and the UNESCO sites, the Biggest National parks of Zimbabwe, on this real Safari tours like Mana Pools National Park which is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness and wilderness, Matobo Hills National Park also famous of its balancing rocks also San people(Bushmen) lived in the hills about 2,000 years ago and Hwange National Park which is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers
Tour Cost USD $ 7 250 p/p sharing basis
Single Supplement Cost USD$ 2 175
B=Breakfast, L=Light Lunch, D= Dinner
DAY 1 & 2: 2 NIGHTS HARARE SAFARI LODGE
Harare Safari Lodge
After arrival, meet and greet with our professional driver and a guide at the airport, then you will be transferred straight to Harare Safari lodge for your two nights stay accommodation dinner is served at the lodge, if early check in you will then embark on a game drive or Sunset cruise on the Lake Chivero right away . Lake Chivero, Early in the morning after having a hearty breakfast you will then go to Lake Chivero for a game drive experience and walking trails, there are optional activities on offer that includes horse riding, crocodile viewing, fishing, water sports such as canoeing and yachting. Meals: B, L, D *Please note that all inclusive on second day and dinner only on the first day of arrival
Day 3/4/5/6: 3 NIGHTS IN MANNA POOLS- GAME DRIVE
Early morning after breakfast we travel east to Mana Pools National Park which is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness and wilderness. This unique park is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife. Mana Pools is one of Zimbabwe most popular parks, and it is easy to see why it falls into this profile. The name "Mana'' means "four" in the local Shona language. This applies to the four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. These pools are the remnant ox-bow lakes that the Zambezi River carved out thousands of years ago as it changed its course northwards. Hippopotamus, crocodiles and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools. ''Long Pool'', is the largest of the four pools, extending some six kilometres in a west-east direction. This pool has a large population of hippo and crocodiles and is a favourite for the large herds of elephant that come out of the thickly vegetated areas in the south to drink. We will be waited by our 4 x 4 vehicle which will take us to the deep side of Mana pools and we will be experiencing wildlife for 3 nights in the tented safari camp to be advised, walking safaris are most popular in these reserves with an experienced guide with a rifle.
Meals: B, L, D
DAY 6/7/8/9: 3 NIGHTS IN MATUSADONA (KARIBA) – GAME DRIVE
Musango Safari Camp
After an experience in Mana pools we will travel to Kariba which is the entrance to The Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe is bursting with wildlife and is a destination where you can view the game during walking safaris, boat and canoe excursions, as well as game drives in four-wheel drive vehicles. The Matusadona National Park has high numbers of huge Nile crocodiles, so if you want to meet one of these prehistoric creatures, you know where to go. In fact, there are so many crocs in the Matusadona National Park, that the Zimbabwe National Parks Board allow croc farms to collect eggs during October. Because of the large number of crocs in the Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe, swimming is not advisable (except when you do it in a cage off one of the houseboats that are available). Elephants love cooling down in the water, so in the Matusadona National Park you will be able to see the fascinating sight of them merrily swimming along. Hippos are also in abundance. Many species of antelope, as well as lion and black rhino are also seen very often. If you are into fishing, the Matusadona National Park offers good bream and tiger fishing. The sunsets in the Matusadona National Park are known to be spectacular. Add to that the many dead trees, drowned during the initial building of the dam, where cormorants and fish eagles love to perch, and you have the recipe for taking exquisite photographs of the Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe.
Meals: B, L, D
DAY 9: 1 NIGHT GWERU LION ENCOUNTER
If you have ever experienced lion walk in Victoria Falls, and all the lions which are released from Victoria Falls, Antelope Park is regarded as Zimbabwe’s most popular tourist destination. Antelope Park is home to ALERT - one of the world’s leading conservation programmes to help save the African lion from extinction. ALERT is the subject of a major award-winning wildlife documentary which aired to over 3 million people in the UK every week for 2 seasons – "LION COUNTRY" for any lion encounter this is the home of lions or the breeding place, we will visit this place as we will be heading for Bulawayo and we will have our dinner before we settle for our night stay
Meals: B, L, D
DAY 10/11/12: 2 NIGHTS IN MATOPO: VILLAGE TOUR, GAME DRIVE
The Big Cave Lodge
The place is famous of its balancing rocks also San people (Bushmen) lived in the hills about 2,000 years ago, leaving a rich heritage in hundreds of rock paintings. In the many crevices and caves, clay ovens and other historic artefacts have been found. The hills were the scene of the famous indaba between Cecil Rhodes and Ndebele leaders in 1896. Rhodes and several other leading early white settlers are buried on the summit of Malindidzimu, the hill of the spirits. This mount is also referred to as the World’s View the hills are regarded as sacred by the Shona and many other peoples of Southern Africa. Hippos many rituals and other religious activities are performed in the hills. Legend has it that until as recently 50 years ago a voice could be heard in one of the hills cave (Njelele) Meals: B, L, D
DAY 12/13/14: 2 NIGHTS HWANGE MAIN CAMP: GAME DRIVES
The Hide Safari Lodge
This was named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometres. 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 Parks 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. Check out and travel to Victoria Falls.
Meals: B, L, D
DAY 14/15/16 2 NIGHTS IN SINAMATELLA: GAME DRIVES
Sinamatela Camp Hwange
The name Sinamatella is a distortion of the name of a local shrub called “chinamatira” which characteristically will stick to clothing when brushed against. The Camp is approximately 120 kilometres from Main Camp. Vehicles are not allowed to travel between the two camps after 1400 hours. Sinamatella is an Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ)
Meals: B, L, D
Day 17 Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Soon after check in for three nights at safari lodge, a relaxing Boat Cruise for a stunning sunset view on the Mighty Zambezi River. We finish the day with a dinner at the Hotel.
Day 18 – Guided Falls Tours
After breakfast we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls rainforest, for a guided tour, the entrance fee is included in your package, we allow approximately 2 hours here so you can visit all the view-points and photo opportunities, after relax in town and experience more optional activities. Optional night game drive
Meals: Breakfast, Dinne
Day 19 Victoria Falls
Free day for shopping or more optional activities,
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast in the morning Transfer to the Victoria Falls airport for you flights out and this will be the end of your tour
TOUR INCLUDES: Return all Airport transfers, accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary, road transport, boat transfers, English speaking guiding fees, all park fees, game drives, game trails in Mana pools and Matusadona, full board basis, lion encounter in Gweru the release alert foundation, rock painting in Matopo hills and National park game drives, Great Zimbabwe world heritage site.
TOUR EXCLUDES: Visa fees, all things of personal nature, gratuities, laundry, airfares, all optional activity and travel insurance.
CITY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: - Harare International Airport - Lake Chivero - Mana Pools - Kariba- Matusadona – Gweru – Bulawayo - Matopos National Park – Great Zimbabwe world heritage site - Masvingo– Harare International Airport
National Park Highlights: - MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK, MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK, ANTELOPE PARK GWERU, HWANGE NATIONAL PARK & MATOPO HILS NATIONAL PARK.
-Total Road Transfers 1 786km
Min/Max Pax: 2
Departure: Daily on request
Vehicle: 4x4 D/Cab or Minibus
Languages: English Speeking Guide