The Best of Zimbabwe

Go off the beaten track in Zimbabwe

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Embark on a journey around Zimbabwe on our exciting 10 day escorted tour and visit the stunning reserves this often overlooked country has to offer. These may not be the most well-known but they are ones that we feel offer excellent game accommodation, a great contrast in scenery and provide you with one of the best safari experiences possible whether you are a first timer or a seasoned veteran of the plains. It then combines with the iconic and magnificent Victoria Falls.

The trip begins at Victoria Falls where you will stay at one of the best lodges, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, that borders the Zambezi National Park and enjoys uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld. Here you get the chance to experience your first wildlife sightings of the trip. You then travel to Hwange National Park where you can see herds of animals drinking from the flood lit waterhole and hopefully spot lion, elephant, cheetah and buffalo in their natural habitat. Next, it is a visit 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 the best parts of this trip and unique to the area is the option to track rhino (additional cost), this is one of the few places in Africa that this can be done. Finally, head to Gonarezhou National Park and stay at the wonderful Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge which offers spectacular views of the area. This is the perfect place from which to explore the area on foot or in vehicles to see the mighty Chilojo Cliffs, interact with the local Shangaan Tribe and to see more wildlife.

The Best of Zimbabwe offers a chance to see some of the most well-known and popular areas of Zimbabwe combined with hidden gems.

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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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 how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, 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
Private basis, Escorted
  • 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