Elephant in Zimbabwe

6 Day Escorted Tour Itinerary

Victoria Falls & Lake Kariba Safari

Zimbabwe at it's finest

Starting at the mighty Victoria Falls, this six-day escorted tour combines adventure and luxury for a truly unforgettable safari experience. Gaze up in awe at the towering torrents of the falls and its seemingly impenetrable curtains of mist, taking in breath-taking panoramic vistas of Zimbabwe and its vast and varied landscapes. Observe the vast expanses of pristine wilderness from above as part of a thrilling helicopter tour, or brave the thundering waters below on an exhilarating white-water rafting experience, before returning to your lodge for a light lunch and a dip in the pool.

Exploring the dense Victoria Falls Rainforest, be on the lookout for its wild inhabitants, such as the vervet monkey, warthogs, and chacma baboons, also making sure to listen out for the peculiar siren-like calls of the trumpeter hornbill. For something altogether more laid-back, take a relaxing sundowner cruise down the Zambezi River, cocktail in hand, before returning to your lodge for a delicious gourmet meal under the starry African night sky.

From here you’ll journey down to the Kariba Lake, one of the world’s largest artificial lakes. Home to a plethora of incredible African wildlife, including leopards, hippos, crocodiles and hippos, your safari adventure comes to a close with gripping game drives and humbling tours of authentic local villages, paired with a blissful stay at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Observing the iconic Victoria Falls
  • Cruising down the Zambezi River
  • Going on a thrilling game drive
  • Viewing Zimbabwe's spectacular landscapes from above by helicopter

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
6 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Meals as specified
  • All entrance fees and tours as specified.
  • Accommodation in 3+ and 4 star hotels/lodges/camps.
Not included
  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the driver/guide.

Itinerary Breakdown

On arriving at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation In Victoria Falls. Forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Falls are situated in the Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park - 23 square kilometres of riverine jungle, ilala palms, ferns, figs, liana vines and mahogany trees.

After check in at your hotel or lodge, you'll have the afternoon at leisure to enjoy a light lunch or laze around the pool, before being collected in the late afternoon for your sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Light finger snacks, soft drinks and local beer/wine will be served on board.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ilala Lodge or similar

Following breakfast, you'll be taken on a guided tour of the Falls - one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Wander through the lush Victoria Falls rainforest, where you'll be able to view the largest falling sheet of water in the world, Livingstone's statue and a wide variety of birds and plants, as well as the Falls resident baboons.

The remainder of the day is yours to play with, whether you want an unforgettable helicopter tour of the Falls and Zimbabwe's landscapes, or a pulse-pounding white-water rafting experience.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ilala Lodge or similar

After a hearty breakfast, the day is once again at your at leisure. Relax at your lodge with a dip in the pool, explore the grounds or take in incredible panoramic views of the awe-inspiring landscape.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ilala Lodge or similar

Relax and enjoy your surroundings before you're whisked off to the stunning Lake Kariba by light aircraft. The flight is approximately 75 minutes long and upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge accommodation.

Sip cocktails at the Terrace Bar, pamper yourself with a spa treatment in the wellness centre, dine on freshly-prepared gourmet food and swim in the infinity pool. Two daily activities are available including game walks, game drives, boat cruises, village tours or fishing.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Bumi Hills Safari Lodge or similar

Wake up to the serene Kariba Lake, ready to take on a day of activities such as game-viewing, village tours or even fishing. Soak up the blissful atmosphere of this stunning remote location.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Bumi Hills Safari Lodge or similar

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading out for your final activities. After checking out from your lodge, you'll be transferred by light aircraft transfer back to Victoria Falls airport in time for your onward travel arrangements.

Points of Interest

  • Zimbabwe

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Seeing Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side
    • Cruising down on the Zambezi River
    • Going on thrilling walking tour of Victoria Falls
    • Joining exhilarating game drives