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Classic Zimbabwe explorer

14 days from £7,905pp

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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  • Victoria Falls
  • Hwange National Park
  • Lake Kariba
  • Mana Pools National Park

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

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

Day 2 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

On arrival in Zimbabwe you will be transferred in a private vehicle to your hotel in the heart of Victoria Falls Town. Enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants in town or in your hotel.

Day 3 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Wander down to the Victoria Falls and enjoy a morning exploring at your own pace. Aside from walking around the falls, helicopter rides offer a great way to see the falls in all their glory. This afternoon we recommend enjoying the African sunset on a boat cruise, keep your eyes peeled for elephant, hippo and a variety of birdlife.

Day 4 Hwange National Park

Victoria Falls , Hwange National Park

A driver will collect you from your hotel and drive you to the entry to Hwange National Park along a tar road. At Hwange Main Camp you’ll meet a guide and change vehicles into an open 4x4, your safari begins here as you make your way through the national park to your lodge.

Day 5 Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

Enjoy your first full day on safari. Your guide will take you on a game drive on the lodge's concession this morning searching for wildlife. Along the way you’ll stop for refreshments before heading back to the lodge to relax in the heat of the day. As the temperatures start to cool, your guide will take you back out into the private concession for your afternoon drive.

Day 6 Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

While in Hwange National Park, we’d recommend joining your guide on a walking safari. You’ll follow any tracks or signs you find so may end up viewing a herd of elephant just a few metres away.

Day 7 Lake Kariba

Hwange National Park , Lake Kariba

Take a light aircraft transfer to Lake Kariba. On arrival, you’ll be driven to your lodge where you’re staying for the next three nights. This afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Kariba and witness the stunning colours across the water.

Day 8 Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

Enjoy a day exploring the lake today. A guide will take you to the petrified forest and down small channels in search of wonderful birdlife and animals drinking in the shallows. Game drives are also on offer from the lodge into the Matusadona National Park, or you can simply relax on your balcony taking in the expansive views of the lake.

Day 9 Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

During your stay you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at fishing and potentially catch your evening meal. In the evenings, we’d recommend joining your guide for some spectacular star gazing.

Day 10 Mana Pools National Park

Lake Kariba , Mana Pools National Park

Today you’ll take a light aircraft flight into the wilds of Mana Pools in the northeast of the country. After settling in, you’ll head out on an afternoon activity.

Day 11 Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park

Enjoy a whole day of safari activities. Game drives explore the woodland, open plains and riverbanks. Mana is well known for its elephant, which stand on their hind legs to reach the tall trees. It also has excellent populations of buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, eland and more.

Day 12 Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park

Another full day of safari activities. You may wish to go on a walking safari or take a boat trip on the river to see crocodiles and hippo. Mana has some wonderful birdlife, with species including malachite kingfishers, saddle-billed storks, spoonbills and the migratory carmine bee-eaters.

Day 13 International return flight

Mana Pools National Park , International return flight

Take a light aircraft flight out of Mana Pools across rural Zimbabwe to Harare to connect with your onward travel arrangements.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Victoria Falls
Hwange National Park
Lake Kariba
Mana Pools National Park