15 Day Zambezi Valley and Beyond

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$4430
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
15 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
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From Harare to Hwange National Park with nothing but the beauty of Africa and the comfort of Jenman Safaris. Pass through Mana Pools, the Zambezi, Kafue National Park, Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Experience the Victoria Falls, the Chinhovi Caves, Lake Kariba and host of excite extra activities.

A small-group lodge safari, non-participation, from Victoria Falls to Harare through Zimbabwe and Zambia

Highlights: Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Visit to an African homestead, Painted Dogs Conservation Centre, Sunset cruise on Zambezi River, Game drive & guided walk in Kafue National Park, Lower Zambezi Valley Game Drives, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools National Park, Chinhoyi Caves & Harare.

MEALS: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1:  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe you will be met and transferred to your lodge. Meet your guide and the rest of the group at the hotel at 14h00 for a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, known as “Mosi-Oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders). Upon your return to the lodge a pre-departure meeting will be held at 18h00. 

Accommodation:    A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Meals:
Lunch:    For your own account
Dinner:    For your own account


Day 2 & 3: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe    [BLD], [BLD]

After breakfast we make our way to Hwange National Park, one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra as well as a very large concentration of giraffe. Many predators and endangered species are also found here including a large and varied birdlife. We spend two nights at our lodge in a private concession, enjoying a view over an ever abundant waterhole. Upon arrival we have the opportunity to visit an African homestead to catch a glimpse of the local lifestyle. The next day is spent exploring Hwange National Park on a full day game drive in search of the Big 5.

Distance:      190 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Sable Sands or similar (chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area)


Meals:

Day 2
Breakfast:    At A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide
Dinner:    At Sable Sands or similar

Day 3
Breakfast:    At Sable Sands or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack on game drive
Dinner:    At Sable Sands or similar


Day 4: Hwange National Park to Livingstone, Zambia   [BL]

Before continuing our journey, we visit the Painted Dogs Conservation Centre to learn about the efforts made to protect the endangered African Wild Dog. We leave the beauty of the Hwange National Park behind us and cross the border to Livingstone, also referred to as the tourist heart of Zambia. The town offers an appealing combination of colonial character, African charm and incredible scenery. We will stay at the Zambezi Waterfront which offers magnificent views over the Zambezi River. In the late afternoon we embark on a cruise up the river to enjoy sundowners and the magnificent sunset.

Distance:    200 km    Departure:  08h00    

Accommodation:    Zambezi Waterfront or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar, & swimming pool)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Sable Sands or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide en-route
Dinner:    For your own account


Day 5: Livingstone to Kafue National Park, Zambia   [BLD]

This morning we head off to the Kafue National Park, which is not only the oldest and largest national park in Zambia but also one of the largest parks in the whole of Africa. It remains largely unexplored and therefore offers authentic game viewing possibilities. Due to its size as well as a variety of habitat types it offers a great diversity of mammals and bird species. Our accommodation is located on the banks of Lake Itezhi Tezhi and flanking the Kafue River, offering you a truly unique African wildlife experience.

Distance:    320 km    Departure: 07h00    

Accommodation:    New Kalala Camp or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, & bar)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Zambezi Waterfront or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide en-route
Dinner:    At New Kalala Camp or similar


Day 6 & 7: Kafue National Park, Zambia   [BLD], [BLD]

Today we continue our journey and travel to the northern region of the Kafue National Park where we will spend the next two nights. On the morning of day 7 we embark on a guided game walk in the Kafue National Park where you will have the opportunity to spot lions, leopards, antelopes, zebras and other game by foot. After this incredible wildlife experience we have lunch at the lodge and head off to a natural sand bottomed hot spring for a relaxing and rejuvenating dip in the pool, game driving in the national park en-route. 

Distance:    290 km    Departure:  08h00

Accommodation:    Hippo Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar & swimming pool)

Day 6
Breakfast:    At New Kalala Camp or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide 
Dinner:    At Hippo Lodge or similar

Day 7
Breakfast:    At Hippo Lodge or similar
Lunch:    At Hippo Lodge or similar
Dinner:    At Hippo Lodge or similar


Day 8: Kafue National Park to Lusaka, Zambia   [BLD]

On this day we drive west to Lusaka, Zambia’s busy capital and largest city with around 3 million inhabitants. Our camp is located on the outskirts of the city and is secluded from the hustle and bustle and instead offers you the possibility to take a short walk on the property or relax at the swimming pool.

Distance:    280 km    Departure: 08h00
 
Accommodation:    Pioneer Camp or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar & swimming pool)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Hippo Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide
Dinner:    Prepared by guide


Day 9 & 10: Lusaka to Lower Zambezi Valley, Zambia    [BLD], [BLD]

This morning we drive towards the Lower Zambezi region where we will stay for the following two nights. Our lodge offers breathtaking views over the Zambezi River and is located within the Chiawa Game Management area which is well-known for its elephants, hippos, zebras, buffalos, crocodiles and zebras. The next day will be a long day spent on a full day game drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park experiencing the sights and sounds of this magnificent location. 

Distance:    120 km    Departure: 07h00

Accommodation:    Kiambi Safari Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, bar, gym & swimming pool)
Meals:

Day 9
Breakfast:    At Pioneer Camp or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide
Dinner:    At Kiambi Safari Lodge or similar

Day 10
Distance:    170 km    Departure: 07h00

Breakfast:    At Kiambi Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Kiambi Safari Lodge or similar
Dinner:    At Kiambi Safari Lodge or similar


Day 11: Lower Zambezi Valley to Siavonga, Zambia   [BL]

Our journey today brings us to the shores of Lake Kariba. It is one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and a place of outstanding beauty.  At over 220 km long and 30 km at its widest point it is no wonder it is referred to as an inland sea! Our accommodation is located on the shores of Lake Kariba and the afternoon is yours at leisure.

Distance:    110 km    Departure: 07h00    

Accommodation:    Eagles Rest or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, restaurant, beach bar & swimming pool)
Meals:

Day 11
Breakfast:    At Kiambi Safari Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide
Dinner:    For your own account


Day 12 & 13: Lake Kariba to Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe   [BLD], [BLD]

After breakfast at the lodge we cross the border back into Zimbabwe and continue our journey to one of the country’s greatest national parks - Mana Pools. Upon arrival we will have the opportunity to embark on an afternoon game activity. We have the whole of the next day available to search for African wildlife in the park on game drives and canoe excursions. Mana means ‘four’ in Shona, in reference to the four large permanent pools formed by the meandering Zambezi River. This World Heritage site has the country's biggest concentration of hippos and crocodiles as well as large populations of elephant and buffalo.

Distance:    190 km    Departure:  07h00    

Accommodation:    Nyamepi Camp or similar (walk-in tents, communal ablutions with hot water)
Meals:

Day 12
Breakfast:    At Eagles Rest or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide
Dinner:    At Nyamepi Camp or similar

Day 13
Breakfast:    At Nyamepi Camp or similar
Lunch:    At Nyamepi Camp or similar
Dinner:    At Nyamepi Camp or similar


Day 14: Mana Pools National Park to Harare, Zimbabwe     [BLD]

This day is a long driving day as we travel towards our final destination and the nation’s capital, Harare. En-route we stop at Chinhoyi Caves for lunch. The caves are composed of limestone and dolomite and it is the most extensive cave and tunnel system in Zimbabwe accessible to tourists. We overnight at Bushman Rock Estate, one of the few estate wineries in the country and which has been operational since the mid 1900’s. On arrival we explore the estate and have the opportunity to take part in optional activities.

Distance:    390 km      Departure: 07h00    

Accommodation:    Bushman Rock or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms,     swimming pool and tea garden)
Meals:
Breakfast:    At Nyamepi Camp or similar
Lunch:    Prepared by guide
Dinner:    At Bushman Rock or similar


Day 15:  End of tour   [B]

Our safari ends after breakfast and you will be transferred to Harare International Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Bushman Rock or similar

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • A’Zambezi River Lodge or similar
  • Sable Sands or similar
  • Zambezi Waterfront or similar
  • New Kalala Camp or similar
  • Hippo Lodge or similar
  • Pioneer Camp or similar
  • Kiambi Safari Lodge or similar
  • Eagles Rest or similar
  • Nyamepi Camp or similar
  • Bushman Rock or similar

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
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Fishing
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