14 Days 13 Nights Zimbabwe
Arrive at Victoria Falls airport, guide to meet & transfer to the hotel
Accommodation: The Kingdom at Victoria Falls– Bed & Breakfast basis (lunch & dinner on this day will be at client’s own account).
Activities: Clients will be picked up from the hotel for a Sunset Cruise on the mighty Zambezi River inclusive of drinks & snacks.The trips are a magnificent and extremely popular way to experience the river. All the boats, bar the jet boats, navigate a 6 km stretch of river above the Falls themselves, shallow waters and hazardous rocks prevent them from venturing any further. Although you do not see the Falls themselves during a cruise, a cloud of spray, visible from the boats, sits on the horizon, crowning the waterfall. This section of river, which starts 3kms above the Falls is placid and wide and dissected with many islands. Resident hippo and crocodile are guaranteed sightings, whilst elephant herds are often seen as they cross from one island to the other in search of food. The birdlife is phenomenal and the sunsets are truly unforgettable.
Accommodation: The Kingdom at Victoria Falls – Bed & Breakfast basis (lunch on this day will be at client’s own account).
Activities: After breakfast, clients will be picked up by their guide from the hotel for a Guided Tour of the Falls. One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which is also defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometre and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world.
Fact: The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the spray and mist from the falling water is rising to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers. No wonder that the local tribes used to call the waterfall Mosi-O-Tunya “The smoke that thunders”.
Boma Dinner & Drum Show is a legendary dining experience that offers an unforgettable fusion of mouth-watering local cuisine! On arrival at the boma you will be presented with a traditional robe to get you into the mood. Prepare to be immersed in the vibrant atmosphere. Aromas of local dishes and game meat on the barbeque fill the restaurant. The Boma is partially open to the African skies and offers a unique experience. Your senses will be bombarded with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people. Once seated, you are invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony and to taste the local brew, before the four-course feast begins.
The food at the Boma is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish traditional feast. For something fun: Eating a dried Mopane Worm has become a tradition at the Boma. If you are brave enough to eat one you will receive a certificate to prove it.
After dinner the real fun begins. You will be treated to an interactive traditional African drum show. You will witness outstanding performances by traditional singers and dancers. The Boma Dinner and Drum show has become a must do activity when visiting Victoria Falls. This is a fun evening you will never forget.
Day 03 & 04
Clients are transferred by road from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park.
Accommodation: Hwange Safari Lodge – Full Board (Accommodation, all meals, & one activity per day – a game drive or visit to the painted Dog Conservancy).
Hwange, one of the world’s last great Elephant sanctuaries, is the largest national park in Zimbabwe. The Park covers an impressive 14,650 sq. km & it is located a two-hour drive south of Victoria Falls. The park is named after a local Nhanzwa chief, and was once the royal hunting ground for the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, before being classified as a protected National Park in 1929.It offers excellent wildlife viewing, and most big safari animals can be seen, including the Big Five. Hwange is most known for the impressive concentration of elephant that are attracted to the park’s waterholes during the dry season. As one of the best-kept game parks on the continent, Hwange offers an experience like no other, from walking safaris to exciting game drives .Over 100 species of mammals reside here, whilst almost 400 species of birds decorate the skies and about 40,000-strong population of tusker elephants.The Park is also well known for its bird watching, the best time to visit for birdwatching is from November to April as migratory birds return from Europe and Northern Africa. The dry season (from July to October) is the best time to visit Hwange, as large concentrations of wildlife– particularly the wonderful elephant herds – descend upon the area to drink from the waterholes in order to survive in this hot and unforgiving environment. Yet, whilst the rains from December to March will see the wildlife dispersing across the park, thus making them harder to spot, the summer showers also bring forth stunning vegetation which attracts bird migrants from the Northern Hemisphere making the Park a year-round wonderland.
Day 05 & 06
Clients are transferred by road from Hwange to Matobo National Park.
Accommodation: Matobo Hills Lodge- All Inclusive (Accommodation, all meals & one full day of activities.
With unique wildlife, magnificent views and rich culture and history all around you, Matobo Hills offers a true Zimbabwean safari experience.
A Rhino Safari on foot with a professional guide in the shadows of the Matobo Hills is one of the most iconic safaris in Africa. Feel your heart pound as you get close to one of the world’s most handsome and endangered animals, all whilst in the company of a trained professional guide. Caves -The Matobo Hills National Park has some of the most magnificent prehistoric caves and bushman artwork to be found anywhere in the world and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Village Tour -A trip to visit the local inhabitants of the Silozwe Valley in the Matobo Hills is a cultural treasure for those who wish to learn more about traditional African culture. Rhodes Grave -The famous British colonialist, Cecil John Rhodes is buried in the Matobo hills. Rhodes’s grave sits atop a granite hill known to local inhabitants as “Malindidzimu,” a Khalanga word which translates to “the hill of benevolent spirits”.
Day 07 & 08
Clients are transferred by road to Bulawayo “The City of Kings”
Accommodation: Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel –Bed & Breakfast (lunch & dinner at own account)
A day trip to Khami Ruins. Khami Ruins was built by the shona people after the fall of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, it is spectacular stone structure building which is located about 25 kilometers from Bulawayo. This tour departs daily from Bulawayo, you will leave Bulawayo at 0900hrs and drive to Khami Ruins. Our Guide will lead your way to see the hill complex, different sections of the ruins, the Portuguese cross and you will also explore the Khami River which is the only source of water in the area. By the mid afternoon, you will be dropped back by your hotel in Bulawayo.
Day 09 & 10
Clients are transferred by road to Masvingo
Accommodation: Great Zimbabwe Hotel –Bed & Breakfast (lunch & dinner at own account)
The Great Zimbabwe ruins (UNESCO World Heritage) are the largest collection of ruins in Africa south of the Sahara. Located in Masvingo, they are testament to a culture of great wealth and great architectural skill. Built between the 11th and 15th centuries, Great Zimbabwe was home to a cattle-herding people who also became adept at metal-working. The ruins are the largest of their kind on the Zimbabwe Plateau, but they are by no means unique.
Day 11 & 12
Clients are transferred early morning by road from Masvingo to Harare the Capital City of Zimbabwe.
Connect to their scheduled seat in flight to Bumi Hills departing at 14:30
Accommodation: Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Full Inclusive (Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits, laundry.
Include guided walking safaris, stargazing, boating, birding, catch-and-release fishing, day and night game drives searching for lions in particular, as well as engaging cultural visits to nearby local community.
Depart Bumi Hills at 9:05 by scheduled seat in flight to Harare.
Accommodation: Rainbow Towers Hotel-Bed & breakfast basis (lunch & dinner at own account)
Historical buildings like the Parliament, The High Court, various churches and old shops.
Harare Kopje, the highest point of Harare with 360 degrees views of the city.
Located only 13 km south east of Harare. Lies the Chiremba Balancing Rocks. The balancing rocks are quite amazing to see. They are beautiful natural works of art as the giant boulders are stacked on top of each other.
Clients will be transferred to the Harare International airport for their departure flight.
-Tours, transfers & Bumi Hills Scheduled flights as per itinerary
-Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
-Local English speaking guide
-Park fees to be paid direct
-Travel & Covid_19 Insurance
-All International Flights
-Items of a personal nature
-Anything else not mentioned above
Zimbabwe Visa can now be obtained online.
(Kindly check visa information before travel).