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Best of Zimbabwe Safari Vacation

Inspirational safari holiday to Zimbabwe

Prepare to be spellbound by the drama of Zimbabwe's untamed beauty and diversity. See the best bits of the country on this vacation flying between the majestic Victoria Falls, and two of Zimbabwe's safari regions Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park. First up, tick one of the seven natural wonders of the world off your travel bucket list. See the Victoria Falls in all its glory and stay at Elephant Camp which gives an uninterrupted view of the breath-taking spray that swells above the Victoria Falls rainforest. Take a flight over the Falls in a helicopter or micro light, go bungee jumping or white water rafting and slow the pace on a sundowner cruise.

Next, fly between two of Zimbabwe's most incredible safari regions staying at Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park and Nyamatusi Camp in Mana Pools National Park. Both camps are a part of the African Bush Camps portfolio, a visionary, award-wining company dedicated to conservation, with a passion for guiding. You will be blown away by the landscapes and wildlife of both parks, exploring them in game vehicles, on foot and by boat.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 2 nights - The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Nyamatusi Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Harare for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Creative and imaginative safari guiding
  • See one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls
  • Day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing
  • Large herds of elephant and buffalo in Hwange National Park
  • Small, back-to-nature eco-camps
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls

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Day 1 - 3

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

  • 2 nights

The Elephant Camp
All Inclusive | Standard Room
Zimbabwe

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Day 3 - 6

Today you will have an thrilling light aircraft flight to Hwange National Park. See the wildlife as you come into land and are transferred by your guide to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Somalisa Camp
All Inclusive | Tent
Zimbabwe

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Day 6 - 9

See yet more of Zimbabwe from the air on a light aircraft transfer to Mana Pools National Park. A 4WD and guide will be there to meet you and drive you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Nyamatusi Camp
All Inclusive | Standard Room
Zimbabwe

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Day 9

Today a light aircraft flight to fly you to Harare Airport where you will bid goodbye to Zimbabwe and board your international flight home.

We've got you covered

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 or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any additional activities not offered as scheduled by the camps or lodges
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer 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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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