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Classic Zimbabwe explorer

13 days from €8,205pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy a half day canoe trail and see hippo, crocodiles and beautiful water birds from an open kayak.

  • Enjoy a glass of wine beside Lake Kariba, watching the sun set.

  • Have tea on the terrace at the Victoria Falls hotel.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Harare
  • Lake Kariba
  • Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • The Zambezi Riverfront

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Harare.

Day 2 Lake Kariba

Harare , Lake Kariba

On arrival in Harare you will be met and assisted through immigration to join your light aircraft flight to Lake Kariba. It is just a short drive up the hill from the airstrip to the little oasis that is Bumi Hills.

Day 3 Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

Today you can explore the lake by boat, cruising around the petrified forests and small channels in search of wonderful birdlife and animals drinking in the shallows. Game drives are also on offer or you can simply relax on your balcony, soaking up the expansive views of this enormous lake.

Day 4 Hwange National Park

Lake Kariba , Hwange National Park

You will fly by light aircraft to the Hwange National Park today. On arrival you will be met and taken on a game drive back to the camp where you'll spend the next three nights.

Day 5 Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

Today is your first full day on safari in Hwange. Enjoy game drives and walking safaris, returning to camp during the midday heat where you can enjoy views of the waterhole, a magnet for game, particularly during the hottest hours of the day.

Day 6 Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

Another day on safari today. You may wish to head further afield to visit some ancient ruins stopping to game view at the many waterholes along the way.

Day 7 Victoria Falls

Hwange National Park , Victoria Falls

You will leave Hwange by game drive and continue the journey to Victoria Falls. Gorges Lodge is situated just out of town and offers dramatic views over the gorges and down to the river below.

Day 8 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

You have a full day to explore the Victoria Falls and surrounding areas today. If you're feeling adventurous you can walk down to the river and up again, enjoying a dramatic sunset this afternoon.

Day 9 The Zambezi Riverfront

Victoria Falls , The Zambezi Riverfront

You will be transferred by road to the Zambezi riverfront for three nights at Zambezi Sands today.

Day 10 The Zambezi Riverfront

The Zambezi Riverfront

There are lots of varied activities on offer here, including game drives, night drives, boat cruises - sunset cruises are a must - walking and canoeing.

Day 11 The Zambezi Riverfront

The Zambezi Riverfront

Another day to enjoy at Zambezi Sands. Each room has great views of the river and you can head out for picnics on the islands too.

Day 12 International return flight

The Zambezi Riverfront , International return flight

You will be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight today.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Audley Travel Specialist Tony

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Lake Kariba
Hwange National Park
Victoria Falls
The Zambezi Riverfront

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