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Wildroutes Classic Wildlife Safari

Harare, Zimbabwe
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Duration

7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Overview

Zimbabwe is one of southern Africa’s most enchanting countries with exquisite culture and fascinating historical past combined with stunning landscapes and superb wildlife viewing. Experience some of the country’s best game parks and spectacular attractions, from Hwange National Park the largest wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe to the Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned for its large concentrations of elephant, buffalo, lions, leopard, large antelope species and smaller mammals.  Similarly the shoreline in Zambia has private conservancy areas, game management areas and the relatively unexplored Lower Zambezi National Park. This region is heavily populated by hippos and crocodiles, and is renowned as a birder’s paradise with over 300 species recorded. While to the west lie the spectacular Victoria Falls ‘discovered’ and named by David Livingstone in 1855, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. This 8-night comprehensive tour explores the country’s unique geographical areas and varied landscapes, which offer some of the best wildlife viewing. You will be accompanied by your own driver/guide throughout.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hwange National Park - Wildlife here is prolific and population density ranked among the highest in Africa.
  • Victoria Falls – wander in the rainforest andget soaked by the rain generated by the Falls
  • Mana Pools NP – bird life along the Zambezi is just wonderful – African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Harare
Day 1   Arrive in Harare

On arrival in Harare you will be met and transferred to Bronte hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or you can do an optional City tour, which include the balancing rocks in Epworth.
Overnight Comfortable Hotel Included meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Fly to Mana Pools National Park, transfer to Ruckomechi Camp
Day 2 : Fly to Mana Pools National Park, transfer to Ruckomechi Camp

Transfer to the airport for your light aircraft to Mana Pools. On arrival in Mana Pools you will be met and transferred to Ruckomechi Camp.
The Camp : Ruckomechi Camp accommodates up to 22 guests in ten spacious en-suite tented units, including a honeymoon suite and family room. All of these units maximise views of the Zambezi River and the escarpment beyond. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, and the camp boasts an outdoor ‘bath-with-a-view’ in a secluded, scenic spot. A central dining, bar, library and main area completes the camp offerings. There is a separate deck with infinity pool for swimming and sun bathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn sundowner and star gazing deck.
Activities: Early morning walks with an experienced guide, morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, canoeing and catch-and-release fishing.
Overnight Comfortable Camp Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: In Mana Pools National Park
Day 3: In Mana Pools National Park

Morning and afternoon game activities on land and water.
Overnight Comfortable Camp Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Fly to Hwange National Park
Day 4   Fly to Hwange National Park

Transfer to Hwange National Park by a light aircraft; and a short road transfer from the airport will bring you to Little Makalolo Camp. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing in a Safari vehicle
The Camp: has six well-appointed units, including one honeymoon suite and a family unit, all with indoor and outdoor showers. This camp ensures maximum privacy with an intimate main area, dining room, and plunge pool. A log pile hide overlooking the waterhole in front of camp afford guests a very unique game viewing experience.
Area and Location : Little Makalolo Camp is located in the south-eastern corner of the Park – an exclusive concession area of about 500km2. The Makalolo Concession, in which this camp is found, is ecologically diverse, with large flat grasslands, vast palm-spotted plains, acacia woodlands and teak forests. This lends itself well to the vast number of plains game that move in the area together with attendant predators.
Overnight Comfortable Camp Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Day 5: In Hwang National Park
Day 5: In Hwang National Park

Activities : Morning, afternoon-into-evening game drives together with guided walks through the concession maximise wildlife-viewing opportunities here.
Overnight Comfortable Camp Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Day 6 Drive to Victoria Falls
Day 6  Drive to Victoria Falls

This morning after a game viewing and breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Victoria Falls. On arrival you will check in at your hotel/ Lodge for two nights.
The Lodge: is a testament to eco-friendly design, this 72-room lodge was created using local materials such as stone and thatch. Rooms are air-conditioned and have balconies overlooking the wildlife-rich Zambezi National Park. Highlights include on-site game viewing platforms and The Boma, which offers a unique dining and cultural experience.
Activities: Guided tours of Victoria Falls, cultural, museum and market tours, morning or evening game drives in Mosi-Oa-Tunya and morning or evening boat cruises on the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is rated as one of the world’s top destinations for adrenaline and river activities.
Overnight Comfortable Lodge Included meals: Breakfast
Optional Tours: The most popular of these include (at an additional cost, and to be pre booked): seasonal white water rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swing, micro lighting over the Victoria Falls, brunch and breakfast canoe trips on the Zambezi and falls-edge dining.

Day 7 In Victoria Falls
 Day 7   In Victoria Falls

Activities: After breakfast, we take to the sky for a bird’s eye view over magnificent Victoria Falls. The aerial view is unforgettable and is the only viewpoint from where you can visually take in all of Victoria Falls. After this safari, you explore the falls on foot. Feel the thunder, be touched by the mist and enjoy endless great views as you walk the path hovering up close to the falls. Our late afternoon activities are filled with cultural highlights from a market and village tour.
Overnight Comfortable Lodge Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Tour Ends
Day 8    Tour Ends

Today your Africa holiday draws to an end and you will be transferred to the airport for your onward departure flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Meals
  • Activities
  • Inter-camp transfers
  • National Park entry fess
  • International flights
  • Items of personal nature
  • Insurance cover

Tour's Location

Harare, Zimbabwe

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