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Zimbabwe Tailor Made Holiday

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12 Days, from £2,850pp excl. flights This wonderful tour offers amazing variety including visits to ancient ruins and Bushmen paintings, close ups with lions, outstanding game viewing, sunset cruises, a stay at the Victoria Falls and much more.

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This wonderful tailor made tour to Zimbabwe takes in the highlights of this country. Zimbabwe offers an outstanding variety of natural beauty and spectacular scenery. Zimbabwe holds great appeal for adventurous travellers, outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife admirers.

Day 1: Arrive Harare, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe - you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Harare is a busy working African city but it's also a city that is attractive and well designed with wide avenues and numerous open spaces and parks.

Overnight: Meikles Hotel

Day 2: Harare – Great Zimbabwe (B/D)

After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for the start of a short tour of Harare, visiting the Botanical Gardens, the National Gallery and National Archives before travelling onto Great Zimbabwe.

Welcome to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins - sub-Saharan Africa's most important and largest stone ruins. The large towers and structures were built out of millions of stones balanced perfectly on top of one another without the aid of mortar.

Overnight: Lodge at the Ancient City

Day 3: Great Zimbabwe to Gweru (B/L/D)

After breakfast, an expert historical guide will lead an historic tour through the ancient capital at Great Zimbabwe. The origins, architecture, trading routes, social and religious practices and the ultimate mysteries of the city are all discussed.

Continue to Gweru, Zimbabwe's third largest and most central city and is the capital of the Midlands Province. Set in over 3,000 acres of open savannah grassland, Antelope Park is a stunning and unique game reserve.

Walking with lions, riding through the wilderness on elephant or horseback, viewing the abundance of awesome wildlife and canoeing on the tranquil lake are just some of the wonderful activities guests can enjoy.

Afternoon at leisure – or optional activities – how about an Elephant Safari by moonlight?

Climb on board nature’s largest land mammal - the mighty elephant takes your African adventure to majestic new heights! Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you ride with a stunning bird’s eye view of the Park.

Overnight: Antelope Park, River Tent

Day 4: Gweru National Park (B/L/D)

Walk with Lions.

Today is very special as you will visit the research, rehabilitation and release programme at Gweru. You can take a horse ride through the game reserve and observe the animals in their own environment.
The Gweru location is a 3,000 acre Game Reserve about 10 kilometres from Gweru.

The main camp facility - made up of thatched African rondavels and buildings - rests on the shores of a beautiful lake and is a Game Reserve with many species of wildlife and bird-life.
Overnight: Antelope Park, River Tent

Day 5: Antelope Park to Bulawayo (B)

Depart after breakfast for the drive to Bulawayo to the genteel and atmospheric Bulawayo Club, before setting off on a walking tour of the city. Good colonial architecture abounds and the Railway Museum and National Art Gallery are well worth a visit.

Enjoy a historical talk by local expert on the history of the diamond discovery. Visit the Chipangali Rhino sanctuary - a haven for wild animals which have little hope for survival in the wild – creatures which have been orphaned, abandoned, injured, born in captivity or brought up unsuccessfully as pets.

For those who appreciate the splendour and grace of a bygone age, take time off to savour one of the great bastions of Zimbabwe’s proud and diverse history.
Overnight: Bulawayo Club

Day 6: Matopos (B/L/D)

Set off after breakfast for the remarkable Matobo Hills National Park, where you can choose between a host of activities, such as rhino tracking on foot, game drives in the Matobos National Park, walks to the numerous rock formations and remarkably well preserved San paintings, as well as sundowner options amongst the boulders.

A highlight will be a walk the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia and an important colonial figure regionally. His grave site boasts some of the finest views in this National Park.

Overnight: Camp Amalinda

Day 7: Matopos (B/L/D)

A day of exploring - there are a variety of guided activities on offer from exploring 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.
Overnight: Camp Amalinda

Day 8: Gweru to Hwange National Park (B/L/D)

Depart this morning after breakfast for Hwange, Zimbabwe’s most famous National Park. Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometres. It is located in the northwest corner of the country.

Overnight: Ivory Lodge, Classic Tent

Day 9: Hwange National Park (B/L/D)

Today is a full day of game drives and activities. It is here that great herds of elephants are found – sometimes over 100 strong.

Hwange is renowned for its huge tuskers – big old bulls with magnificent tusks. It is also here that the famous Presidential Herd drinks – these elephants’ home-range is amongst the dense feeding areas of the Sikumi Vlei and where they find refuge from the scorching heat at Ivory’s water hole.

Overnight: Ivory Lodge, Classic Tent

Day 10: Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls (B)

Depart Hwange today and journey to the wonderful Victoria Falls for your final 2 nights. The sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a definite must on any trip to Victoria Falls. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the most amazing sunsets in Africa.

Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1,708 metres (5604 ft) wide, it is the largest curtain of water in the world and drops 103 metres (338 ft) into the basalt depths of the sheer Zambezi Gorge.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 11: Victoria Falls (B)

After breakfast depart on a guided tour of the Falls and traditional village. Here you will view the spectacular Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls as well as the Horseshoe Falls. At the village you will have the opportunity to purchase some of Zimbabwe’s arts and crafts.

Afternoon tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park The Edwardian-style five-star hotel.

Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion with world-class service. The Terrace has been a rendezvous for adventurers in Africa for over a century.

Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 12: Departure (B)

Today you will be transferred from Victoria Falls to the Airport for your departure flight.

Price includes:

• Accommodation as specified
• Private transfers throughout
• Meals and touring as specified in the itinerary
• Activities and park fees as mentioned
• B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Please note: International Flights from the UK are not included in the price, please ask us for options.
Prices quoted are per person based on two people sharing travelling together. Please ask us for more details and exclusions.