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Classic Zimbabwe Vacation

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

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
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 in Zimbabwe where you will be met and driven to your lodge.

  • 3 nights

Old Drift Lodge
All Inclusive | Tented Suite
Zimbabwe

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
Zimbabwe

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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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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
Indulge your passions

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
  • 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

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
  • Warthog
    Warthog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Jackal
    Jackal
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Roan Antelope
    Roan Antelope
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