Zimbabwe Highlights – Small Group Tour 2018
17 Days, £4,978pp excl. flights An amazing small group tour including ancient ruins, colonial architecture, game viewing, sunset cruises, quality accommodation and a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls.
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This wonderful Escorted Small Group Tour of Zimbabwe showcases the highlights of this beautiful country. Zimbabwe offers an outstanding variety of natural beauty and spectacular scenery. The country holds great appeal for adventurous travellers, outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife admirers.
From the majesty of the famous Victoria Falls to the giant marble-like boulders of the Matopo Hills, the verdant mountains of the Eastern Highlands and the national parks teeming with wildlife to the Great Zimbabwe ancient ruins.
Your accommodation is in small luxury lodges throughout, the majority with all game drives, food and drink included, making this trip excellent value-for-money. You will be Escorted on the trip from the UK by a expert Zimbabwean guide. Visit Zimbabwe now, before the crowds!
19 April 2018: Fly to Zimbabwe
Depart from London Heathrow on overnight flight.
20 April 2018: Arrive Harare
Welcome to Zimbabwe – on arrival, you will be met by our Zimbabwean tour guide who will accompany you for the duration of your trip so you can get the most out of this amazing country. Transfer to your stunning boutique guest lodge situated in the suburbs of Highlands in Harare.
21&22 April 2018: Rupurara (B-D)
2 days free to enjoy activities of your choice in the area, ranging from golf at a nearby Championship Golf Course and horse riding on Rupurara Estate to scenic walks, trout fishing, mountain climbing and birding. The Inn is within easy reach of these and other attractions. Breakfast and dinner is included.
23 April 2018 - Rupurara – Gonarezhou National Park (B-L-D)
Today you will depart Harare for your safari lodge in the Gonarezhou National Park. Enjoy the amazing cliff top location that offers fantastic views of the Save River, just below. Activities, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
24 & 25 April 2018 : Gonarezhou National Park (B-L-D)
2 days free to explore Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe's second largest National Park with an abundance of birds and animals. One of the most prominent features of the park is the beautiful Chilojo Cliffs, which present magnificent red sandstone cliffs overlooking the scenic Runde River valley. Activities, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
26 April 2018 : Great Zimbabwe to Matopos (B-L-D)
Today, continue to the Matopos Hills National Park for a fun filled day of activities. Choose between Rhino tracking on foot, game drives, walks to the numerous rock formations and remarkably well preserved San Bushman paintings, as well as sun-downer options amongst the boulders. Overnight in a luxury camp with spa and pool. Activities, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
27 April 2018: Matopos (B,L,D)
Enjoy the nearby Matopos National Park with its fascinating rock art and famous 'View of the World' where Cecil Rhodes is buried, to game drives and walking safaris tracking endangered black rhino. Activities, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
28 April 2018 : Matopos) to Hwange National Park (B,L,D)
Depart this morning after breakfast for Hwange, Zimbabwe’s most famous National Park. As you enter the park, the game viewing starts so make sure you have your cameras at the ready. Afterwards continue to your lodge situated outside the Park on a private concession where you have the opportunity to view some of Hwange’s most prolific wildlife species from the comfort of your lodge. Activities, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
29 April 2018: Ivory Lodge - Hwange (B,L,D)
Full day of adventure with sunrise and sunset game drives and a range of activities. It is here that great herds of elephants are found . Activities, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
30 April 2018: Imbabala Lodge, Zambezi National Park (B,L,D)
Today bid farewell to Hwange and continue your journey to Victoria Falls to drop off
heavy luggage and take an overnight bag for your last two nights safari camp. Activities, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
01 May 2018 : Imbabala Lodge (B)
Full day of activities, river cruise in the park. Your camp is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge and the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. Activities, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
02 May 2018: Hwange to Victoria Falls (B)
Some would say we have kept the best till last - the wonderful Victoria Falls where you will spend your final 3 nights at a 5 star hotel in the Victoria Falls National Park. Breakfast is included.
03 May 2018: Victoria Falls & Mpisi Village Half Day Tour & Sunset Cruise(B)
Following an early breakfast, depart on a guided tour of the Falls and traditional village. Venture through the rainforest accompanied by a qualified guide who will provide a brief history of the Falls as well as detailing the flora, fauna and other points of interest.
Afterwards, visit an authentic rural village to see rural life first hand, visiting homes, watching the fields being tended and possibly getting the chance to help in some of the day-to-day chores.
In the early evening, depart on a Sundowner Cruise on the Upper Zambezi, just above the Victoria Falls. Relax on the boat enjoying champagne and snacks whilst enjoying the rising spray and African sunset over one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Breakfast & Activities are included.
04 May 2018: Gorges Lodge (B)
Escape the hustle and bustle of Victoria Falls town and head 30 minutes away to the peaceful and idyllic accommodation on the edge of the Batoka Gorge. Here you can relax and enjoy your last night with spectacular views over the Zambezi River.
05 May 2018: Departure (B)
Today, bid farewell to this wonderful and spectacular country. Transfer from Victoria Falls to the Airport. Breakfast is included.
EXTENSION: It is possible to extend this tour on a private basis, please ask us for more details.
Our price includes:
- Private transfers in air-conditioned minibus
- Escorted by Sean Kelly
- 17 night's accommodation
- Meals as mentioned( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Activities as mentioned
- Park fees
- Cool box, drinks & snacks en-route
Our price excludes:
- Extra optional activitiesMeals & drinks not mentioned
- Any relevant Visa
- International flights & taxes
NOTE: Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room. Please ask us for the full itinerary and add-ons