12 Day Highlights of Zimbabwe


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Day 1 - 2:  Arrival at Victoria Falls airport with a transfer to Bayete Guest Lodge (2 nights)

On arrival in Victoria Falls you will be met by our representative and transferred to your lodge. Bayete Lodge is an beautiful lodge which offers a very personal service. Two nights here will allow you to relax after your flight and have time to enjoy everything that the area has to offer.

Victoria Falls is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and a visit to see the falls is a must. But there are many other tours to do here. Why not consider a helicopter flight over the falls or a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. We are able to prebook all activities for you and would be happy to advise the extra cost for them.

Accommodation: Bayete Guest Lodge (including breakfast)


Day 3 - 5:  Transfer to Bomani Lodge, Hwange (3 nights)

Today you will be collected and transferred to Dete Train Station (2.5 hours) where you board the Elephant Express and then enjoy a 70km scenic rail transfer aboard the railcar (3 hours).

The Elephant Express, a unique railcar, ingeniously designed to offer guests an unforgettable experience on their way to and from camps in southern Hwange. It offers seating at teak tables for up to 22 passengers and a spacious aisle allows for movement to get that perfect photograph. During this journey refreshments and a light lunch are served. So sit back, relax, and enjoy great game viewing along the way to Ngamo siding.

Once at Ngamo, a 10 to 15 minute drive in a game vehicle will take you to Bomani Tented Lodge.

Hwange is one of the premier safari parks in Southern Africa but prices of lodges here tend to be more reasonable than other safari areas of a similar quality and that makes it fantastic value for money.

For the next 3 days you will enjoy the superb game viewing that Hwange has to offer. All meals, drinks, morning & afternoon game activities are all included - you can choose from game drives and walking safaris.

Bomani Tented Lodge is located on the edge of Hwange National Park. It is known for its wide open plains and vast herds of elephants. It is one of just a few lodges located near the superb Ngamo Plains area which offers some of the best game viewing in Hwange. The remote location of Bomani means that you will see very few other vehicles on game drives so you will have an uncrowded and peaceful safari. Anyone who stays here will enjoy a truly authentic safari experience.

Accommodation: Bomani Lodge (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 6 - 8: Transfer to Rhino Safari Camp, Matusadona National Park (3 nights)

You will be transferred to Bomani air strip to board your light aircraft transfer to Tashinga airstrip. Here you will be met an transferred to the harbour for your 20min boat transfer to Rhino Safari Camp for your 3 nights stay.

Matusadona National Park is one of the less visited safari parks in Zimbabwe. This however, is good news for those that chose to visit this area as it offers very good game viewing with very few other vehicles around.

For the next 3 days you will enjoy the superb game viewing that this area has to offer. All meals & drinks, morning & afternoon game activities are all included - you can choose from game drives, cruises along Lake Kariba, fishing and hiking.

Rhino Safari Camp on the shores of lake Kariba is an absolute unspoiled gem. Comfortable well maintained African style bungalows, excellent management and fantastic game viewing have made this characterful lodge such a popular place to stay.

Accommodation: Rhino Safari Camp (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 9 - 11:  Transfer to Mana River Camp, Mana Pools (3 nights) 

Today you will be transferred by boat back to the harbour and from there to Tashinga airstrip to board your light aircraft flight to Mana River Camp in the Mana Pools National Park.

Mana River Camp is positioned on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River nestled between this enormous perennial river and a much visited water pan, particularly enjoyed by elephants for mud bathing.

For the next 3 days you will enjoy the superb game viewing that Mana Pools has to offer. Morning & afternoon game activities are all included, you can choose from game drives, walking safaris as well as canoe excursions. This camp is open on a seasonal basis so the tour only runs from May through till mid November.

Accommodation: Mana River Camp (including all meals, drinks and activities)


Day 12: Air transfer from Mana River Camp to Harare

Today you will fly to Harare for your onward journey.

Please note that you do have the option fly back to Victoria Falls Airport instead - this however will incur additional charge as the flight is longer. Please inquire directly with us should you be interested in this option.

Alternatively you can add other elements to this safari, like Chobe or Matopos National Park or the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

End of Safari.


Rates, Terms & Conditions:

01 May 2024 - 31 May 2024:      Per person sharing: US$ 6685

01 Jun 2024 - 15 Jun 2024:        Per person sharing: US$ 7385        

16 Jun 2024 - 31 Oct 2024:         Per person sharing: US$ 7795          

01 Nov 2024 - 14 Nov 2024:       Per person sharing: US$ 7095          

*Please enquire directly with us regarding Single Rates for this trip


* Package is booked with Gondwana Tours & Safaris 

* Valid for travel as per above dates 
* Standard T&C's apply
* Includes: Inter-camp flights and transfers, departure taxes, park fees & conservation levies, accommodation, meals, drinks (Premium brands excluded) , activities (unless stated otherwise in the above itinerary)
* Excludes: International/regional flights, entry visa costs Zimbabwe, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, and gratuities
* Please enquire directly with us regarding child rates 

* Park fees and fuel prices are subject to change with or without prior notice

Country : Zimbabwe

From : US$ 6685 (May 2024) to US$ 7095 (01 - 14 Nov 2024) per person sharing - see detailed information for other rate periods as well as single supplements

Duration : 12 days / 11 nights

Valid for Travel: 01 May 2024 - 14 Nov 2024

Featured Benefits: This wonderful trip includes the spectacular Victoria Falls with a superb safari in Hwange, Mana Pools & Matusadona National Park! We have chosen camps that deliver an authentic safari experience whilst still offering great value.