Zimbabwe is a beautiful country with a fascinating history. It is still a relatively undiscovered destination for UK tourists, with many not going further than Victoria Falls and possibly Hwange. We can not recommend this country enough though, and it’s one of our favourite destinations in Southern Africa. The people are so friendly, and there is so much to explore without the problem of hundreds of tourists. This tour gives a great insight into some of the best highlights including Hwange, Matopos, Nyanga and the under-rated Capital of Harare. You get to experience great cities, amazing natural beauty and fun-filled safaris, a perfect combination.
Prices from £3495pp based on 2 sharing
You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to your Shearwater Explorers Village for 2 nights. On arrival you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you have prior to the start of the tour with our local representative. After arriving at your hotel, you will be given time to settle in and rest for the afternoon, before being picked up early evening for an exciting African dinner experience at the excellent Boma Restaurant!
Today is the opportunity to experience the magnificent Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders). You will be picked up in the morning ready for a guided tour of the falls. In the afternoon you have time to do an optional helicopter tour over the falls, or free time to explore all the town of Victoria Falls has to offer. In the evening you will enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, an experience not to be missed.
After breakfast you will get picked up by your private guide to drive approximately 3.5 hours to your chosen accommodation in Hwange National Park, getting the chance to see more of rural Zimbabwe on route. You will be met in Hwange by representatives of the Hotel and transferred by 4x4 to the secluded property for your 3 night stay. You will be given the opportunity to have lunch and then relax before embarking on an included afternoon safari.
You will have 2 full days to enjoy the activities offered at your chosen hotel, most notably the included morning and afternoon safaris. All activities are led by qualified and professional guides to ensure you get the best experience possible
After a final early morning safari you will once again be picked up by your private guide and driven to Matobo National Park where you will spend 2 nights at your chosen lodge. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to do an included walking safari or rhino tracking or just have time to relax.
Today you will spend the full day with your guide in Matobo National Park, taking in activities such as a walk to the balancing rocks and a visit to the world famous cave paintings. The day will end with sundowners at the burial place of Cecil Rhodes.
After breakfast you will take a 4-5 hour drive to Masvingo, which is the home of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon will be spent at leisure enjoying the facilities at your chosen hotel.
After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver and taken to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins where you will meet a local guide who will take you for a fascinating tour round the ruins providing a full explanation of the history and architecture of the site. You will then be driven back to your hotel to relax.
After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver and taken to Nyanga (approx. 6 hours) where you will spend the next 2 nights. The time here is your own where you can either enjoy the hotel or maybe do some hiking in the local area. If you want us to arrange any specific activity in this region then please do let us know.
Day at leisure
This morning after breakfast you will travel to your accommodation in Harare, which will take approximately 4 hours. You will get the afternoon to relax or explore the local area once you arrive.
Today after breakfast you will go on an included city tour of Harare to see the highlights of the Capital of Zimbabwe. Following the tour you will return to the hotel, or you can ask your driver to arrange to take you for dinner at a restaurant of your choice. Accommodation: The Team House Meal Plan: Breakfast
Today after breakfast you will be taken to the airport at an agreed time for your onward flight or flight home.