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Victoria Falls and Fly in Zimbabwe Safari Vacation

Inspirational safari holiday to Zimbabwe and Zambia

This fly-in safari is heavy on highlights, taking in 4 of Zambia and Zimbabwe's most seductive sights: Victoria falls, Hwange National Park, Matusadona and Mana Pools. Flying between locations you'll get a birds' eye view of this amazingly diverse region. Begin in Zambia and tick the Victoria Falls off your bucket list. During your stay at Thorntree River Lodge you can simply relax looking out over the Zambezi River or enjoy a host of activities from tours of the Falls, village visits and sunset cruises to water white rafting and bungee jumping.

Next, fly between three of Zimbabwe's most incredible safari regions staying at Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge at Lake Kariba and Nyamatusi Camp in Mana Pools National Park. All 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 the 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 Livingstone
  • 2 nights - Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba & Matusadona, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Nyamatusi Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Harare for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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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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Nyamatusi elephant pool
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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 Livingstone

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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Livingstone Airport where a driver will be waiting to take you to your lodge.

  • 2 nights

Thorntree River Lodge
All Inclusive | Double Suite
Zambia

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Day 3 - 6

Transfer today to Victoria Falls Airport where you will catch a light aircraft flight to the Hwange National Park. A guide will be there to take you on your first game drive en route to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Somalisa Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Zimbabwe

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Bumi hills safari lodge romantic dining by the pool 1280
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Day 6 - 9

Fly by light aircraft today to the Lake Kariba & Matusadona area. A guide will then take you to your lodge.

  • 3 nights

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
All Inclusive | Standard Room
Zimbabwe

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Day 9 - 12

Fly by light aircraft today to Mana Pools National Park. A guide will be waiting to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Nyamatusi Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Zimbabwe

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Day 12

Today you will travel via light aircraft to Harare Airport. Here you will connect with your onward 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

  • 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

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.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • 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
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • 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
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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