Immersion in the natural wonders of Zimbabwe

April to November 2021

13 days / 11 nights – from £5,160 per person

Tailor made safari

Matopos, Hwange, Matusadona, Lake Kariba and the Victoria Falls are part of the most beautiful natural environments of Africa.

Your safari starts in Bulawayo, a lovely town in Zimbabwe. From here, you then discover, from an open 4×4 and during walks, these incredible reserves, which are characterized by an exceptional diversity of wildlife and a very limited number of visitors. You will be able to immerse yourself in these ecosystems and benefit from optimal conditions for observing and photographing wildlife by staying in small yet comfortable lodges and camps in the national parks of Matopos and Hwange, and in a lovely lodge on the shores of Lake Kariba.

Great moments of emotion plus amazing memories await you!

Day 1: Departure for Zimbabwe

Departure at the end of the afternoon from Europe and night flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2: Arrival in Bulawayo

Transit through Johannesburg in the morning to continue your trip to Bulawayo – Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport where you will be greeted and transferred to Banff Lodge Hotel.

Free afternoon of relaxation and visit to the town.

Lunch and dinner “on personal account” and night at Banff Lodge Hotel. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 3: From Bulawayo to Matopos National Park

After your breakfast, transfer by road to Matopos National Park located 30 km from the town of Bulawayo.

Arrival at Big Cave Camp for lunch and get settled into your room.

Game drive in the afternoon in the private concession of the lodge.

Night at Big Cave Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 4: Matopos National Park

After breakfast, departure for the day to the mysterious granite hills of Matopos. Comfortably set in your open 4×4 vehicle, discover caves with rock paintings over 2,000 years old as well as the site of the grave of Cecil Rhodes, former Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, which offers a 360 degrees panorama of Matopos.

Picnic lunch followed by a game drive in Matopos National Park, ranked an Intensive Protection Zone for black and white rhinos. This will give you the opportunity to approach the animals on foot with a specialised ranger-guide if you wish.

Other animals can be observed, including zebra, giraffe, hippo, waterbuck, and wildebeest.

Return to the lodge at the end of the afternoon.

Night at Big Cave Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 5: From Matopos National Park to Hwange National Park

After your breakfast, drive to Hwange National Park (4 hours).

Arrival at Khulu Ivory Camp for lunch and get settled into your room.

Game drive in the afternoon in Hwange National Park.

Night at Khulu Ivory Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 6 and day 7: Hwange National Park

These days will be spent exploring Hwange National Park and its flora and fauna. They will provide the opportunity to indulge in wildlife observation and photography.

You will have the choice between:

– Walking safaris and 4×4: the group of guests choosing this option will be split between walking safari and 4×4 vehicle safari. Most safaris will be in 4×4 vehicle but everyone will have the opportunity to also make a walking safari. Return to the camp for lunch and after a few hours of rest, continuation of the game drives. In late afternoon an aperitif at sunset near a waterhole in the park will be organised.

– A full day of game drive in the park with a bush picnic lunch on a private site in the park. Return at the camp for the sunset and drinks in front of the water.

Night at Khulu Ivory Camp. Full board & game drives included.

Day 8: From Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls

After your breakfast at the camp, drive to Victoria Falls (2 hours) and get settled in your room at the Lokuthula Lodge.

At 13:00, move to the terrace of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, located 500m from your lodge, to observe the “lunch” of hundreds of vultures and other birds.

Afternoon of visit of the famous Victoria Falls.

Lunch and dinner “on personal account”.

Night at Lokuthula Lodge. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 9: Victoria Falls

After your breakfast, day of relaxation, activities (not included) or visit of the town of Victoria Falls.

At 16:00, departure for a cruise on the Zambezi River and a dinner on the boat at sunset.

Return at the lodge around 20:30.

Lunch and dinner “on personal account”.

Night at Lokuthula Lodge. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 10: From Victoria Falls to Matusadona National Park

After your breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls airport where a light aircraft will transport you to the airstrip of Bumi Hills (1 hour 30 minutes), in the heart of the Matusadona National Park.

Note: since the times of charter flights organized for private transfers from one park to another may vary, the time of your departure will be confirmed the evening of day 9.

At your landing you will be transferred by road to Bumi Hills Lodge where you will have the time to settle in your rooms before lunch.

Afternoon of 4×4 game drive or boat drive/cruise on Lake Kariba

Overnight at Bumi Hills Lodge. Full board. Boat drives & game drives included.

Day 11 and day 12: Matusadona National Park

These days will be devoted to the discovery of Matusadona National Park and its flora and fauna, offering the opportunity to photograph wildlife via boat drives on Lake Kariba and game drives in 4×4 vehicles on the shores of the lake.

Overnight at Bumi Hills Lodge. Full board. Boat drives & game drives included.

Day 13: From Matusadona National Park to Victoria Falls or Harare

After your breakfast, transfer to the airstrip of Bumi Hills for a flight by light aircraft to Victoria Falls or Harare.

Flight to your next destination or for your return to Europe.

End of our services.

Indicative price:

On 2 participants sharing one double room or one double tent:

. from £ 5,320 / person in April 2021

. from £ 6,140 / person from June to October 2021

. from £ 5,160 / person in November 2021

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

(GBP/USD exchange rate used for this quote: 1.28)

– 2 flights in light aircrafts Victoria Falls -> Matusadona NP -> Victoria Falls or Harare

– Airport transfers at Bulawayo, Victoria Falls and Matusadona NP

– 1 night in Bulawayo at Banff Lodge Hotel in double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Bed & Breakfast.

– 2 nights in Matopos NP at Big Cave Camp in Chalet / double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Full board and activites included.

– 3 nights in Hwange NP at Khulu Ivory Camp in Bush Suite / double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Full board and game drives and activites included.

– 2 nights in Victoria Falls at Lokuthula Lodge in double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Bed & Breakfast.

– 3 nights in Matusadona NP at Bumi Hills Lodge in double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Full board and game drives and activites included.

– The services of an English speaking driver / guide for your safari

– The games drives, boat drives, canoe excursions, accompanied bush walks, approaches of the animals on foot in the three national parks.

– 1 dinner cruise on the Zambezi river at Victoria Falls (drinks included)

– The Park Fees (with the exception of Victoria Falls, currently USD 30 per person) and Camping Fees (subject to potential changes)

– International flights to Bulawayo and departing from Victoria Falls or from Harare

– Travel or Insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks and any additional insurance)

– Visas to be purchased at arrival in Zimbabwe and Airport Departure Tax at Victoria Falls (currently USD 15 per person)

– Meals and drinks not mentioned or mentioned as “free” or “on personal account” in the itinerary

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

– Options such as the visit or the flight over the Victoria Falls by helicopter and the activities at Victoria Falls

Please consult us.

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