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    $2185 p/p in USD
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Falcon Safaris

  • Zimbabwe
Destinations

Destinations

Zimbabwe,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

A camping safari that takes travellers across Zimbabwe, visiting the country’s greatest wildlife reserves and discovering its spectacular natural beauty on a journey from west to east. An amazing 13-day trip that reveals the mighty Victoria Falls, the fascinating Zimbabwe Ruins and the famous Hwange National Park. Explore the untouched landscapes in search of an impressive array of animal and bird life, taste delicious African cuisine and learn about Ndebele culture during your time in Matabeleland. A safari that allows you to get close to nature and witness exceptional wildlife sightings while creating lasting memories of your time under the African skies.

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Hwange National Park
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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Camping Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park, Gonarezhou National Park, Harare, Bulawayo, Nyanga National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Big Five, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Impala
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Boat Cruise, Horse, Nature Walk, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, 4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Victoria Falls, end in Harare
  • Minimum age:
    10

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,185 per person

What's Included

  • All accommodation & meals
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off transfers
  • 24 hour personal support

What's Excluded

  • International flights & visas
  • Medical & travel insurance
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Sleeping bag, pillow & laundry
  • All beverages & optional activities

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Falcon Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Falcon Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Your safari begins in Victoria Falls, a small tourist town on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The main attraction is of course the thundering falls but the town attracts adventure travelers from around the world because of the number of extreme sports that are on offer. Popular activities include helicopter and microlight flights over the falls, bungee jumping, white water rafting and jet boat rides. The town also offers some excellent restaurant options and an array of Zimbabwean curios. In the evening you will make your way to the river for a dinner cruise on the Zambezi Reflections, a floating restaurant offering magnificent views of the sunset as the day draws to a close.

Overnight at N1 Hotel Victoria Falls: bed & breakfast

Today you will make your way to the Victoria Falls National Park for the chance to see the mighty falls. Stand in awe of their size as you try to take some photos of the curtain of water while being showered with the waterfall mist. Later you will head to the Hwange National Park, the country’s largest reserve. The park is home to an impressive array of wildlife, including more than 40,000 elephants. Make your way to your campsite in the evening after an afternoon game drive.

Overnight at Tuskers Campsite: all-inclusive

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In the morning you will head out into the reserve for a game drive. The park provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including the wild dog. Explore the park’s magnificent terrain that ranges from sand dunes, Savannah grasslands and mopane woodlands to rocky outcrops. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a guided walk or go on a horse riding safaris. Make your way back to the campsite in the evening and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Overnight at Tuskers Campsite: all-inclusive

In the morning you will make your way to Bulawayo, situated in the heart of Matabeleland in southwestern Zimbabwe. Bulawayo is the country’s second largest city and is named after the royal kraal of Mizilikazi. This historic city features wide tree-lined avenues bordered by colonial-style buildings and a variety of museums, including the natural history museum. You will get the chance to explore the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and discover the ancient Kame Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later you will make your way to your backpackers for the evening.

Overnight at Burkes Paradise: all-inclusive

Today you will head out on a tour that will take you to visit the famous grave of Cecil John Rhodes in Matobo National Park as you explore this beautiful wildlife haven, teeming with wild game. Later you will have the opportunity to go on a rhino tracking experience in the reserve. In the evening you will head back to your backpackers after an exciting day in the bush.

Overnight at Burkes Paradise: all-inclusive

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After breakfast you will head to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the ancient stone city which has become the most significant archaeological complex in sub-Saharan Africa, dating back to the 11th century. The city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is shrouded with doubt over who built it and why. Walk between the magnificent stone walls, built up by rectangular blocks as you come up with your own theories about the site. Later you will head to the Kyle Recreational Park for some game viewing before heading to your camp for evening with beautiful views of Lake Kyle.

Overnight at Norma Jeane’s Lake View Resort: campsite/accommodation & all-inclusive

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In the morning you will make your way to the Gonarezhou National Park that borders Mozambique. Gonarezhou means ‘place of elephants’ and the park stays true to its name, housing over 10,000 elephants.  Explore the park on a full day game drive and visit the Hilojo Cliffs that tower over the Runde River valley. Later you will make your way to your campsite for the evening that sits on the banks of the river.

Overnight at Chipinda Pools Camp: all-inclusive

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Gonarezhou National Park

In the morning you will explore the park and make your way across the vast floodplains, dotted with baobab trees and mopane woodlands. The park is home to an impressive array of spectacular wildlife including 140 species of mammal, 100 reptile species and over 500 species of bird. Spend the day bird watching and game viewing before heading back to your camp in the evening for a well deserved dinner.

Overnight at Chipinda Pools Camp: all-inclusive

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In the morning you will set off for the eastern highlands, consisting of the Nyanga and Bvumba Ranges and the beautiful Chimanimani Mountains. You can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, horse riding, golfing, and trout fishing all with a beautiful backdrop of the mountain ranges in the distance. The area reminded the early settlers of Scotland when they first arrived so they created lakes, planted forests and filled the streams with trout. Later head to your lodge, offering stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere allowing you to unwind at the end of the day.

Overnight at Musangano Lodge: all-inclusive

Today you will be visiting the Vumba Botanical Gardens. The wooded park includes 159 hectares of landscaped gardens built around perennial streams which form a small lake. A network of footpaths that allow visitors to explore the orchid and fern beds while discovering the abundant birdlife in the garden. Later you will head back to your lodge after enjoying some game viewing in the park.

Overnight at Musangano Lodge: all-inclusive

After breakfast you will make your way to the Nyanga National Park, home to a number of breathtaking waterfalls. The park boasts Zimbabwe’s highest mountain peak and its highest waterfall. The mountainous terrain and its sparkling fresh water sources offer excellent opportunities for fly fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. You can expect to have some good game viewing too in between visiting the trout fisheries, pit structures and the museum. In the evening you will head back to the campsite.

Overnight at Mare Caravan Park Campsite: all-inclusive

Today you will head to Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. The city’s proud history and cultural heritage is portrayed in several well-preserved buildings and museums. Visit the Mukuvisi Woodlands, a short distance from the city center, comprising over 250 hectares of natural wilderness. The woodlands offer great views of the city from its tranquil setting, allowing you to realx before visiting any number of the city’s museums including the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences and the Chapungu Sculpture Park. In the evening you will make your way to your beautiful hotel, set amongst lush gardens, for a delicious dinner.

Overnight at Bronte Garden Hotel: bed & breakfast

After breakfast, depending on the time of your flight, you will have the opportunity to explore some more of the city before heading to the airport after an amazing African safari.

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