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Mana Pools, Matobo Hills & Great Zimbabwe 9 Days

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Our Mana Pools Safari Tours depart yearly from Harare from May to Mid November, Travel to Mana Pools, Holidays Mana Pools Zimbabwe, famous night game drives inside Mana Pools national park.

Package Tour Cost USD $ 3 740 p/p sharing basis

Single Supplement Cost USD$ 1 300

DAY 1 & 2: 2 NIGHTS HARARE SAFARI LODGE 
Distance Airport to Lodge 45km
Harare Safari Lodge 
http://hararesafarilodge.com 
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: 2 NIGHTS IN MANNA POOLS- GAME DRIVE
Distance from Harare Safari Lodge to Mana pools Makuti turn off 286km
Camp Zambezi 
 

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 2 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 5/6: 1 NIGHT GWERU LION ENCOUNTER
 Distance Makuti Gweru 451km/ 6hr, 42min
Antelope Park 
http://www.antelopepark.co.zw/  
 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 6/7/8: 2 NIGHTS IN MATOPO: VILLAGE TOUR, GAME DRIVE Distance Gweru to Matobo 218km / 3 hrs, 45mins 
The Big Cave Lodge 
http://www.bigcave.co.za/html/accommodation.html 
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 8: Masvingo (Great Zimbabwe Monuments)
Distance from Matobo to Great Zimbabwe 352km/ 4hrs, 45mins
Distance Great Zimbabwe to Harare 324km / 4hrs, 18mins
Rainbow Towers Harare  
http://www.africancoasttravel.com/rainbow_tower_hotel.html 
The tour continues to the great Zimbabwe Monument which is the second largest monument in Africa from the pyramids in Egypt. It was built in the 12th century with stones only and that’s the home of the history of the country and the name of the country was from the ruins, and we will also visit the local village nearby to experience the cultural deference between the Ndebele and the Shona culture, trade with them and buy yourself a souvenir.
Meals: B, L, D


DAY 9: 2: Harare International airport 
After breakfast you will then be transferred to the airport for your own ward flights back home and this will be the end of our tour  
Meals: Breakfast

TOUR INCLUDES: Return all  Airport transfers, accommodation as stipulated n the itinerary, road transport, English guiding fees, all park fees, game drives, game trails  in Mana pools and, 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 optional,
CITY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: - Harare International Airport - Lake Chivero - Mana Pools - Kariba – Gweru – Bulawayo - Matopos National Park – Great Zimbabwe world heritage site - Masvingo– Harare International Airport
National Park Highlights: - MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK, ANTELOPE PARK GWERU, and 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

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