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The Ultimate Zimbabwe Safari

Inspirational safari to Zimbabwe

A full exploration of beautiful Zimbabwe, this trip has you flying to 4 of its highlights: Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools National Park, and Gonarezhou National Park. There is no charge for the light aircraft flights between the parks as part of a special package, offering you a significant saving.

You will start in Hwange National Park, probably Zimbabwe's most famous park, and known for its huge herds of buffalo and elephant. Staying at The Hide, you will be in a prime position in the park with fantastic game viewing right on your doorstep. Your next stop will be Changa Safari Camp in a remote area of the Matusadona National Park, located in the heart of Lake Kariba. With nearly 4km of lakeshore frontage, it's a unique safari experience, enjoyed through morning and afternoon game drives, fishing and game walks. Mana Pools National Park is next, with a stay at John's Camp on the banks of the Zambezi River. After adventurous days of driving and walking, enjoy sundowners with hippos on the banks of the river and dine under the stars. Conclude your adventure at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge on the edge of Gonarezhou National Park. Gonarezhou means 'place of the elephants' and the park is home to over 8000 of them. It's one of Africa's last remaining pristine wildernesses with red sandstone, thorny scrub and baobabs. There are exhilarating game drives to enjoy, or you can choose to take it easy and wait for the wildlife and birds to come to you.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights - The Hide Safari Camp, Hwange National Park
  • 3 nights - Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba & Matusadona
  • 3 nights - John's Camp, Mana Pools National Park
  • 3 nights - Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Gonarezhou National Park
  • Ends - Transfer to Harare for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where you will be met, and road transferred to your camp in Hwange National Park.

  • 3 nights

The Hide Safari Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
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Day 4 - 7

Today you will fly by light aircraft to Lake Kariba. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp on the shores of the lake.

  • 3 nights

Changa Safari Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Zimbabwe

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Day 7 - 10

Today you will fly by light aircraft to Mana Pools National Park. A guide will be at the airstrip waiting for you.

  • 3 nights

John's Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Zimbabwe

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Day 10 - 13

Today your light aircraft flight to bring you to the edge of the Gonarezhou National Park. A guide will take you to your lodge from the airstrip.

  • 3 nights

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Room
Zimbabwe

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Day 13

Today you will journey by light aircraft to Harare Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • 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
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Additional activities or options on offer
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ACTIVITIES

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
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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.

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    Wild Dog
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Jackal
    Jackal
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
  • Roan Antelope
    Roan Antelope
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