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Zimbabwe Classic Tour

Visit the best of Zimbabwe, from Victoria Falls to three National Parks. Find wisdom in ancient traditions, enjoy bush walks, game drives and see the true beauty of Zimbabwe whilst being indulged in the romance of Africa’s wild ways and wide open spaces.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $4357
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 9 days
Best months: May - October
Countries visited: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Parks visited: Victoria Falls, Hwange, Matobo , Mosi oa Tunya
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
This tour starts in Vic Falls and ends in Harare. We do recommend to book flights to arrive in late morning/early afternoon in Vic Falls in order to have the possibility to go on the Sundowner Cruise. We can book flights upon requests.

Day 1 - VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT to VICTORIA FALLS TOWN
On arrival at the airport, you will be collected for your transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before the sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. After taking in the stunning views of the river, return to the hotel for dinner. The Kingdom at Victoria Falls – dinner, bed and breakfast including listed activities

Day 2, 3 & 4 - VICTORIA FALLS TOWN to HWANGE NATIONAL PARK via VICTORIA FALLS (±210km) 2 FULL DAYS IN HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, your guide will collect you for a guided tour of the world famous Victoria Falls. Depart on a 2 hour journey by road through rural Zimbabwe passing Ndebele villages to your luxury mobile tented camp in Hwange National Park. Accommodation is in fully furnished East African safari tents with en-suite bathrooms (flush toilets and hot water bucket showers). Hwange is a “Big 5” wildlife sanctuary and famous for large concentrations of elephants and diverse wild life and bird species. Mobile tented safaris will definitely get you up close and personal with the wildlife of Africa, without compromise to your comfort and safety. Guests have full flexibility to do as much or as little game driving, walking, and relaxing in camp. The camp facilities are exclusive to the guests and, along with a private game drive vehicle, guests can benefit from the focused attention of a private guide and dedicated camp staff that will be hosting you on your safari. On safari you can look forward to bush walks and animal tracking, game drives, sundowners at waterholes, traditional dancing, visiting the Wild Dog center or Mtoa Ruins as well as special activities to teach you about Zimbabwe and African culture. Tented Camp in Hwange – dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast including listed activities

Day 5 & 6 - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK to MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK (±370km) 1 FULL DAY IN MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy your last day in the wilds of Hwange. After a hearty breakfast, you will drive through Hwange and rural Zimbabwe on a three and a half hour drive to Matopos National Park. A scenic paradise, Matopos is famous for its dramatic rock formations and granite Whalebacks. On arrival your guide will escort you to the camp situated close to the Maleme Dam inside the National Park. You will enjoy your time exploring on foot with game drives, visiting the famous rock formations of Matopo Hills – a World Heritage Site, climbing to World’s View to the gravesite of Cecil John Rhodes and learning about Khoisan rock art and the history of Zimbabwe. Time permitting, you can also choose to see a local cultural village and participate in White Rhino Tracking. Tented Camp in Matopos – dinner, lunch, bed and breakfast including listed activities

Day 7 - MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK to MASVINGO via BULAWAYO (±350km)
After an early morning activity and breakfast at your Matopos camp we drive through Bulawayo town, en route to Masvingo to see the Ancient City - Great Zimbabwe. Check in at your hotel, a picturesque property in the foothills of Great Zimbabwe with magnificent views of Lake Muturikwi. After lunch (own account) you visit the Great Zimbabwe Monument to explore the secrets of the ancient ruins. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins is a World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in Africa, giving testimony to the lost civilization of the Shona tribe. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy dinner (own account). Norma Jeans Lakeview Resort – bed and breakfast including listed activities

Day 8 - MASVINGO to HARARE (±325km)
After breakfast depart for Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. Tour the art gallery or national archives on the day of arrival, time permitting (own account). Lunch and dinner are served at the lodge (own account). Armadale Lodge or similar – bed and breakfast

Day 9 - HARARE TOWN to HARARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Breakfast at leisure (included). You will be transferred by vehicle to Harare International Airport in time to check in for your scheduled flight and onward arrangements

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

  • Name:The Kingdom at Victoria Falls
  • Type:Hotel
  • Website:http: //www.thekingdomhotel.co.za/
  • Comfort level:Mid-range
  • Location:Just outside the park
  • Name:Luxury Mobile Tented Camp
  • Type:Tented camp
  • Comfort level:Luxury
  • Location:Inside park
  • Name:Mobile Tented Camp
  • Type:Tented camp
  • Comfort level:Mid-range
  • Location:Inside park
  • Name:Norma Jean's Lakeview Resort
  • Type:Lodge
  • Website:http://www.normajeanslakeview.com/
  • Comfort level:Mid-range
  • Location:Not relevant (not used to explore a park)
  • Name:Armadale Lodge
  • Type:Lodge
  • Website:http://armadalelodge.com/welcome/
  • Comfort level:Luxury
  • Location:Not relevant (not used to explore a park)

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