7 Days Safari Experience in Zimbabwe
This is a fantastic Zimbabwe tour that covers the entire western side of the country and includes fantastic wildlife opportunities as well as breathtaking scenery. The safari takes you to Matobo National Park, a stunning location known for its fantastic rhino sightings and massive balancing granite boulders. You’ll go to Hwange National Park and have wildlife encounters that rival the best in Africa. The tour concludes with an unforgettable visit to Victoria Falls, Africa’s Natural Wonder of the World.
When you arrive at Bulawayo International Airport, our guide will meet you and take you on a tour of the city. It will take approximately twenty minutes to drive, with a brief stop for shopping if necessary. Then we’ll go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe’s oldest national park. We’ll be staying at the Maleme Lodges, which are run by the national park.
You’ll have time to check in, unpack, and reassemble for an afternoon game drive through the park in search of the rare rhino. We’ll return to the lodge at sunset for a relaxing evening of delicious meals, drinks, and time spent around the fire.
We’ll be awake at sunrise to witness the spectacular color change of the surrounding granite boulders as the sun’s first rays strike them. After breakfast, we’ll go game viewing, where we’ll see a variety of animals and birds. Matobo National Park and its surroundings are home to one of Zimbabwe’s densest leopard populations. We’re hoping to catch a glimpse of this elusive big cat. Rhinos are also seen, with our highest count being 13 in a single day. We’ll stop at a breathtakingly beautiful lunch platform to take in the scenery and eat a picnic lunch. On the way back to the lodge, we will pay a visit to the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, a man well-known throughout South Africa and Zimbabwe for his exploits. We’ll return to the camp just before sunset to enjoy the spectacular views with a traditional sundowner before another delicious meal.
This morning will begin with a leisurely breakfast at 7 a.m. After that, we’ll check out and head to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s premier national park. The trip will take about three and a half hours, depending on how many stops we make. When we arrive at the Hwange National Park Main Camp, we will be served lunch.
We’ll leave around 3 p.m. for an exciting afternoon game drive. We will go to the magnificent Nyamandlovu Pan platform. Many elephants and a wide variety of game life may be seen drinking here. We’ll also have snacks and a traditional sundowner. We’ll then return to the Main Camp to freshen up before enjoying a traditional African BBQ and telling stories around the campfire pit. We’ll then return to the Main Camp to freshen up before enjoying a traditional African BBQ and telling stories around the campfire pit.
We’ll get up at sunrise and have coffee and a quick snack before heading out to explore Hwange National Park. We’ll start with a game drive to Kennedy, where we’ll look for lions. This is the neighborhood where the famous “Cecil the Lion” lived, and we may see members of his former pride or relatives. We’ll then spend some time exploring the plains, marveling at the sight of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, and buffalo going about their daily lives. Following that, we’ll stop for lunch, rest, and enjoy game viewing away from the vehicle before beginning the return leg to Main Camp for the evening. If we’re lucky, we might get to see the Presidential Elephant herd up close and personal. We’ll eat dinner under the stars at the lodge tonight.
This morning, we’ll have a leisurely start and watch wildlife from the camp before enjoying a hearty breakfast. Then we’ll head to the World’s Natural Wonder, Victoria Falls. The drive takes about two and a half hours on average. We will check into the Wilderness Self Catering Lodge when we arrive in Victoria Falls. Here you can unwind and eat lunch (at your own expense) or simply enjoy the scenery. In the afternoon, we will arrange a guided walk through the beautiful rain forest on the gorge’s edge, where you will be able to take in the breathtaking views of Victoria Falls. This usually takes about three hours, and remember to dress appropriately for getting wet! The mist is pretty cool, almost like a rain shower. You will undoubtedly end up with some fantastic pieces to take home. We’ll return to the lodge in the late afternoon for a delicious dinner.
9;00hrs After breakfast, you will be able to refresh yourself at the hotel or visit shops in the Victoria Falls city for buying gift for bringing them home, or you will be able to buy curios made from the teak tree resembling wild animals, as well as many other objects of art made from professional sculptures.
15:00hrs Luxury Zambezi Cruise Boat, A Zambezi River cruise is an excellent way to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the river. Clients may be able to see a variety of game, including hippo, crocodile, and elephant, as well as numerous bird species. The Sunset Cruise is a popular two-hour river cruise that includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits, and soft drinks. There are numerous photo opportunities against the often-spectacular African sunsets.
19:00hrs the evening culminates with a delectable buffet dinner at the Boma restaurant. Enjoy Zimbabwean cuisine while being entertained by the locals. As a prelude to dinner, guests are invited to participate in a hand washing ceremony before sampling traditional beer and snacks. The interactive drumming and dancing are the evening’s highlights.
Tour comes to an end. Check-out is at 10:00 a.m., and guests will be transferred to the airport for their departure flights. This is the day we will say our goodbyes, hoping to meet again in the future.
IncludedIn the Price
Accommodation as per the itinerary
Meals on full board and Water during Safari
Road transportation in 4wd safari vehicle
Game drives as per the itinerary
Park entrance fees, concession / camping and crater service fees if applicable
English Speaking guides available for the safari and Chef for the camping safari packages
ExcludedIn the Price
Visit Masai Cultural Village- payments direct
All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
Excursions, services, and activities not mentioned in this program
Personal expenses e.g laundry, Drinks
Balloon Safari Extra Payment 599USD for Tanzania side