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Zimbabwe Fly in Safari Vacation

Inspirational safari holiday to Zimbabwe

This Zimbabwean fly-in adventure takes in the best of the country's safari regions, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park, and you can also tick the Victoria Falls off your travel bucket list. Begin at Victoria Falls River Lodge, a luxury lodge close enough to Victoria Falls to see the mist in the distance. Enjoy game drives, river cruises and tours to the Falls before jetting 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.
More wildlife drama awaits at Little Ruckomechi Camp at Mana Pools National Park, this time the focus more on the water. Cruise along the Zambezi River in a boat or canoe, as elephant herds cross the water, hippos bob to the surface and crocs slide beneath. There's also the chance to explore the area on foot.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 2 nights - Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Little Makalolo Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Little Ruckomechi 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

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Private plunge pools and Zambezi views from Victoria Falls River Lodge
  • Hwange National Park offering some of the best game viewing on Earth
  • Wildlife viewing activities from game drives to walks and river cruises
  • Fly-in transfers offering more time on safari
  • Explore private concession areas with outstanding safari guides
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. Here your driver will meet you and take you to your lodge at Victoria Falls.

  • 2 nights

Victoria Falls River Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Tent
Zimbabwe

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Day 3 - 6

Fly today by light aircraft to Hwange National Park. A guide will be waiting to take you to your camp, game viewing en route.

  • 3 nights

Little Makalolo Camp
All Inclusive | Tent
Zimbabwe

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Little ruckomechi camp guest tent set in the trees 1280
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Day 6 - 9

Fly today by light aircraft to the Mana Pools National Park. Your guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your next camp.

  • 3 nights

Little Ruckomechi Camp
All Inclusive | Tented Chalet
Zimbabwe

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Day 9

Today you will be taken o the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Harare Airport where 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

  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Twice daily game drives while on safari
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Shared game viewing activities on safari
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Premium brands whilst all inclusive
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.

  • 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
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • 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
  • 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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