Join this 13day tour and discover the magic of Zimbabwe while on an intimate tour through this breathtakingly beautiful country. Venture to famous Hwango & Matobo National Parks and learn about Zimbabwe’s fascinating history on a visit to the 900–year–old Great Zimbabwe Ruins, rumoured to be the capital of the legendary Queen of Sheba and also the namesake of the nations, Zimbabwe comes from a Shona word for ‘big houses of stone’. Throughout your trip, you will experience true Zimbabwean hospitality.
Victoria Falls & sunset cruise on Zambezi, Lake Kariba & sunset cruise with game–viewing opportunities; Hwange and spectacular game viewing, Matopos with rhino tracking & guided tour along with visit to Worlds View, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Harare with wine tasting tour
|Group size||Min: 4/ Max: 12|
|Minimum Age||15 years|
|Day 1&2 Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls
Day 3&4 Masuma River Lodge Lake Kariba
Day 5&6 Nantwich Hwange National Park
Day 7&8 Sable Sands Hwange National Park.
Day 9&10 Camp Amalinda Matobo Hills
Day 11 Lodge at the Ancient City Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Day 12 Bushman Rock Estate
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Your first 2nights are spent at the beautiful Ilala Lodge, close to the magnificent Victoria Falls, on your first night, meet with your guide and group and from here the adventure begins. A wonderful sunset cruise is included along the Zambezi River
Onward to the banks of Lake Kariba, one of the largest man–made lakes in the world, though its so huge it looks like an inland sea. The lake is nested in mountains, guarded by enormous reserves of game and made beautiful and savage by sun and storm, as well as by earth and water. Join optional activities as well as beautiful sunset cruise where you are likely to sightings of some of the abundant wildlife.
Our journey today takes us to the northern section where there is plenty of time to experience this vast wilderness on exciting game drives. Hwange is regarded as one of the finest wildlife havens with huge herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra and large concentrations of giraffe. Look out for predators and endangered species such as wild dog and rhino
Today takes us to a private concession near to Hwange and a chance to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work carried on to protect this endangered species.
The beautiful Matobo (also known as Matopos) is an area steeped in tribal history and majestic rock landscapes. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we explore the area watching out for game such as rhino, sable and to perhaps to spot a leopard in an area reputed to hold the most–dense population of this predator in the world. Birdlife is also prolific with plentiful black eagles. We join a guided tour to track rhino and also visit “World’s View” the resting place of Cecil Rhodes
According to an age–old legend the ruins were built to replicate the palace of the Queen of Sheba in Jerusalem, and are a unique testimony to the Bantu civilization of the Shona between the 11th and 15th centuries. They cover an area of 1800 acres and are some of the oldest and largest structures located in Southern Africa. We have the opportunity to explore these ancient ruins
A final night on our adventure takes us towards Harare and one of the few wine estates in the country. Later we enjoy a walk amongst the kopjies, enjoy a sundowner cruise and finish off with the chance to sample some of the private estate wines in a tutored wine tasting before enjoying a 3course dinner
Our safari comes to an end after breakfast when you are transferred to the airport in time for onward connectionedit me