The Best of Zimbabwe

Go off the beaten track in Zimbabwe

Embark on a journey around Zimbabwe on our thrilling 10-day escorted tour, visiting the stunning reserves this often overlooked country has to offer. Explore incredible contrasting landscapes – from the expansive grasslands and watering holes of Hwange National Park, to the roaring torrents of the mighty Victoria Falls, resting your head in an excellent combination of both luxury and more traditional, rustic accommodation. Here you’ll embark on some of the best safari experiences possible in Africa, whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned veteran of the plains.

After taking in the sheer power of the Smoke That Thunders, you’ll begin your safari adventure in Hwange National Park, tracking the Big Five, the Presidential Elephant Herd, and a whole host of its fascinating wild inhabitants, including zebras, gemsbok, civets and wild dogs. From here, you’ll journey down to the little-known Matobo National Park, where the San Bushman left inscriptions in caves and on rocks over 2,000 years ago. One of few remaining places in Africa to track both white and black rhino, Matobo is also abundant with black eagles, and known for the strange balancing granite formations of Matobo Hills.

Finally, you’ll head to Gonarezhou National Park – the perfect place see the towering red Chilojo Cliffs, interact with the local Shangaan Tribe, and spot lions, giraffe, hippos, wildebeest and hyena.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Watching the sunset over the Zambezi River
  • Viewing the country from above when travelling in a light aircraft
  • Seeing the wonderful wildlife in their natural environment
  • Seeing 2,000 year old cave inscriptions
  • Rhino tracking in Gonarezhou National Park
  • Meeting local tribes and seeing their way of life

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
10 days
Guide Price
£4,549 per person
Price based on
Based on 09 December 18, flying with Virgin Atlantic, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
  • Victoria Falls
    2 nights
  • Hwange National Park
    2 nights
  • Matobo National Park
    2 nights
  • Gonarezhou National Park
    3 nights
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Included
  • All meals
  • Local beverages as stated
  • Gonarezhou National Parks fees and Community Levy
  • Activities as stated
  • All transfers as stated
Not included
  • Premium branded and foriegn drink
  • National Parks fees and Community Levy for Hwange and Matobo
  • Victoria Falls

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Relaxing by the Zambezi River
    • Game sightings at the lodges on-site waterhole
    • Hearing and seeing Victoria Falls
    • Dining at two of Zimbabwe's best restaurants that are located at the lodge
  • Hwange National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Home to large elephant herds, lions and African wild dogs
    • 1.4 million hectare in size
    • The park boasts superb bird life.
    • The park's grasslands and scrub area provide a true wilderness experience
  • Matobo National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The park is known for the Matobo Hills, a range of balancing rock formations
    • The park has a significant population of black eagles and both black and white rhino
    • Has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003
    • Rock and cave paintings that are over 2,000 years old
  • Gonarezhou National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The second largest park in Zimbabwe
    • Only a few lodges so a great chance of nothing seeing anyone from another camp
    • Gonarezhou means ‘place of many elephants’, which is very apt
    • Chance to see lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and antelope