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Classic Zimbabwe Holiday

Inspirational natural wonders safari to Zimbabwe

This short but action-packed trip explores Victoria Falls and the wildlife-rich Hwange National Park, 2 of Zimbabwe’s most well-known regions. This is a great gateway to get a taste of what is possible in this diverse country.

Starting at Old Drift Lodge at Victoria Falls, you the chance to explore and enjoy the multitude of activities and adrenaline sports on offer such as bungee jumping and white-water rafting, or enjoy gentler pursuits like fishing, canoeing, and touring the Falls. Then you will jet off to Hwange National Park. The intimate Little Makalolo Camp has an active waterhole in front of the camp, as well as a log pile hide from which you can watch multitudes of elephant or buffalo come to drink. On day and night game drives, thrill to ‘off-the-charts’ game viewing: cheetahs, lions, African wild dogs, leopards, spotted hyaenas, and a vast range of plains game often fleeing them. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights - Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls
  • 4 nights - Little Makalolo Camp, Hwange National Park
  • Ends - Transfer to Victoria Falls for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 7 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe where you will be met and driven to your lodge.

  • 3 nights

Old Drift Lodge
All Inclusive | Tented Suite

A tented guest suite
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Day 4 - 8

Today you will fly by light aircraft from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park. A guide will meet you at the airstrip and drive you to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Little Makalolo Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent

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Day 8

Today you will fly back to Victoria Falls Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
  • Warthog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Jackal
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Roan Antelope
    Roan Antelope
Sample Itineraries


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