A Zimbabwe Trio
The raw beauty of Zimbabwe will sweep you off your feet with this nine-day fly-in journey connecting the excitement of Victoria Falls, the wildlife of Hwange National Park and the untouched nature and river views of Mana Pools National Park.
Start your nine-day discovery of Zimbabwe in Victoria Falls for a chance to view the famous “Smoke That Thunders”, arguably one of the most amazing sights in the world to behold! Spend two nights at the elegant and iconic Victoria Falls Hotel and be treated like royalty. A sunset cruise to witness the outstanding beauty of the area is included in your visit.
A light aircraft will transfer you to Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve—Hwange National Park—for a three-night stay at the stunning Little Makalolo Camp in a private concession where impressive herds of elephant and buffalo are often attracted to the number of waterholes found in the area.
Your third Zimbabwean destination is Mana Pools National Park in the north of the country where you enjoy a three-night stay at the secluded Ruckomechi Camp with spectacular Zambezi River views. Game drives, river cruises and nature walks will bring you close to the raw beauty of this area.
Meals, local beverages and twice daily camp activities are included in your stay at both Little Makalolo and Ruckomechi Camp.
- Create unforgettable memories in Victoria Falls and explore “the smoke that thunders”
- Explore Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve, Hwange National Park
- Uncover the raw beauty of Mana Pools National Park on guided walks, river cruises and game drives
Day 1: Victoria Falls
Arrive in Victoria Falls and let the adventure begin! The grande dame of Victoria Falls—The Victoria Falls Hotel—will welcome you in elegance and sophistication for two fantastic nights. Well known for impeccable service, graceful cuisine and its convenient location in the town centre, the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the Falls and its surrounding activities. Set off on an afternoon of magical beauty when you enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. For a distinguished dining experience, we recommend dinner at the hotel’s Edwardian-style Livingstone Room. Overnight at The Victoria Falls Hotel.
Day 2: Victoria Falls
After a leisurely breakfast, depart for a tour of the famous Victoria Falls and more exciting activities. We recommend the scenic Flight of Angels to view the Falls from above. Let us make your booking in advance, to avoid disappointment! Stanley’s Terrace at the hotel is famous for its High Tea which can be enjoyed during the late afternoon after returning from an exciting day out. Alternatively, join a luxury rail dining experience travelling to the Victoria Falls Bridge, while you sit back with a drink in hand as the sun sets over Africa! Overnight at The Victoria Falls Hotel. [B]
Day 3: Victoria Falls – Hwange National Park
Depart Victoria Falls on a short flight of around one hour to Hwange National Park—Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve—for some of the best game viewing experiences in the country. Spend three nights at the intimate six-tented Little Makalolo Camp overlooking a busy waterhole where endless game activity will keep you entertained. Overnight at Little Makalolo Camp. [B, L, D]
Day 4 - 5: Hwange National Park
Two daily game drives in open safari vehicles and/or guided nature walks offer a chance to explore the nature paradise of Hwange. A beautifully set log-pile hide is a terrific place to spend some time for some more up-close wildlife sightings. Overnight at Little Makalolo Camp. [B, L, D]
Day 6: Hwange National Park – Mana Pools
Continue your journey to the remote Mana Pools National Park by light aircraft. Located on a private concession, the elegantly tented Ruckomechi Camp looks out from the banks of the Zambezi River, boasting ten spacious en-suite tents, a pool deck, and a fire deck for those evenings under the African stars. Overnight at Ruckomechi Camp. [B, L, D]
Day 7 - 8: Mana Pools
Early and late afternoon game drives within Ruckomechi’s private concession will set you off in search of the great diversity of wildlife habitats while river cruises are a terrific way to view large numbers of water birds and other wildlife attracted to the water. Overnight at Ruckomechi Camp. [B, L, D]
Day 9: Mana Pools – Victoria Falls
After an early morning game drive and a relaxing breakfast, return on a light aircraft flight to Victoria Falls for your onward travel arrangements. [B]
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