Zimbabwe Highlights Safari

This safari features main highlights of Zimbabwe from the majestic mountains of the Eastern Highlights, Victoria Falls, the granite hills of Matopos, the lush forests and iconic wildlife sights of Hwange National Park, the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and Harare. If you have always wanted to see the best of Zimbabwe this itinerary will show you the best of the country.

Zimbabwe is an authentic, rugged destination for an off-the-beaten track safari experience. In addition to delivering superb game viewing, a Zimbabwe vacation offers classic tented camps and lodges that are comfortable without being ostentatious, fresh, wholesome cuisine, and one of the warmest welcomes in the world wherever you go.

Perfect as a family getaway or as a honeymoon with a difference, this journey guarantees the best of Zimbabwe, from cultural experiences, beautiful sights to up-close-and-personal big game encounters and the staff are renowned for their warm hospitality, described by some as the best in southern Africa!. This tour has it all.
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Highlights
  • Victoria Falls
  • Hwange National Park
  • Matobo Hills National Park
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Eastern Highlands

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Description
Victoria Falls
Day 1 and 2

87 well appointed air conditioned en-suite rooms including 2 luxury king suites, 2 luxury queen suites, 44 standard double rooms, 37 standard twin rooms and 2 standard paraplegic rooms (one twin and one double). Non-smoking rooms available. Majority of rooms have balconies facing the river and swimming pool whilst the rest face the National Park and the gardens.

There are various activities to be enjoyed at A’Zambezi River Lodge with helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side), explore the African bush with an Elephant back safari, walk with the Lions, end your day of exploring with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and many other activities to choose from.

AT A GLANCE
Bars / RestaurantsWifiSwimming PoolAirport ShuttleAirconBaby Sitting ServiceLaundry ServiceOffice / Conference FacilitiesSatellite TVHotel / LodgeSight Seeing
A'Zambezi River Lodge
2
Half Board
Location Map
Hwange National Park
Day 3 and 4

Depart after breakfast and head from A’Zambezi River Lodge to Hwange National Park where you will spend the next two days. On the edge of the famous Hwange National Park, on a private concession that boasts stunning views of the dried riverbed named the ‘Dete Vlei’, stands a rustic eco lodge within the pristine Teak and Mopani forest called Sable Sands

Sable Sands has 16 traditionally thatched ‘rondavels’ with en suite bathroom, making your lodge the perfect blend of ancient culture, nature and modern convenience. Each elevated en-suite room is positioned with sweeping views of the lodge’s productive waterhole. This is lit at night by an unobtrusive floodlight. There is also a tree house where one can sleep in and be able to see wild from a distance.

 

 

AT A GLANCE
Bars / RestaurantsWifiSwimming PoolLaundry ServiceHotel / LodgeGame ViewingOff Road / 4x4Sight Seeing
Sable Sands Lodge
2
Full Board
Location Map
Matobo Hills National Park
Day 5 and 6

Big Cave Camp reposes atop an enormous granite whaleback, commanding inspirational views across the famous Matopos National Park. Sophisticated African architecture incorporates colossal boulders into a luxuriously appointed thatched lodge positioned amidst ancient Khoisan rock art.

The design of the lodges is A-frame granite under thatch, which ensures they are cool in summer and warm in winter. The eight lodges, each with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, resonate African creative flair. Included is a honeymoon suite, as well as family rooms for those with small children.

There is so much to do at Big Cave Camp guest have a wide variety of activities to choose from, all accompanied by a qualified guide, from game viewing and rhino tracking, mountain biking and adventure races, Yoga and wellness, cultural tours, bird watching, Rhodes grave/World’s view.

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Bars / RestaurantsSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingOff Road / 4x4Cultural ExperienceSight Seeing
Big Cave Camp
2
Full Board
Location Map
Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Day 7 and 8

Mid-morning departure from Matopos to The ruins of Great Zimbabwe – the capital of the Queen of Sheba. Norma Jeane’s Lake View Resort (formerly known as the Inn on Great Zimbabwe) is set in a beautiful garden on a hill overlooking Lake Mutirikwi, only a few kilometers from the Great Zimbabwe Ruins – a World Heritage site. The Inn offers a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Accommodation ranges from double and twin-bedded hotel rooms with en-suite bathrooms to self-catering lodges, budget rooms and a camping site.

You can enjoy activities such as fishing, boat cruise on Lake Mutirikwi, sailing and skiing, bird watching and guided bush walks

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Norma Jean's Lake view Resort
2
Full Board
Location Map
Eastern Highlands
Day 9

Depart after breakfast and head to the most beautiful area of Zimbabwe, the Eastern Highlands. You can make a stop at the famous Birchenough Bridge. Arrive at Musangano Lodge in time for lunch. Five spacious Lodges with spectacular views over the Eastern Highlands, their homely exterior inviting you to indulge in the comforts inside. You will feel completely at ease in the large living/dining area, tastefully furnished in an ethnic style with a fully-equipped kitchen. Between four and seven guests can be easily accommodated in the two or three cosy yet luxurious bedrooms with ample seating space for all in both the lounge and the outdoor covered porch. If you visit us in the winter, the fireplace will ensure a warm visit, and for summer visitors the covered veranda is a great place to enjoy a braai under the stars.

Musangano Lodge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and indulge. However when you feel like stretching your legs there are a variety of activities at hand to suit all ages and interest, marked nature trails, mountain and road biking, game drives at Chikudu Game Park, horse riding, cultural tours, golfing .

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Musangano Lodge
1
Full Board
Location Map
Harare
Day 10 and 11

Today you will have a relaxed scenic drive through the Eastern Highlands to Harare, the “Sunshine City”, capital of Harare. Spend your last night in the luxurious Meikles Hotel. Meikles is a legendary meeting place for international business executives, dignitaries, leisure travellers and celebrities.

Meikles Hotel features 312 rooms in two luxurious multi-storey wings  (North & South), offset to afford the north-facing rooms of both wings superb views of the gardens and trees of Africa Unity Square.  A member of the prestigious, invitation-only Leading Hotels of the World, Meikles Hotel is renowned for impeccable service, luxurious accommodation and exceptional facilities.

  • Departure

Depending on your departure flight time you can spend the next full day shopping for some African souvenirs. For those with an early departure flight an airport transfer will be arranged, marking an end to this amazing and
magical Zimbabwe Safari.

AT A GLANCE
Bars / RestaurantsWifiSwimming PoolLaundry ServiceGymOffice / Conference FacilitiesHotel / LodgeSight SeeingShopping
Meikles Hotel
1
Full Board
Location Map
Packages
Total package price from: 3 790

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are per person sharing, depending on the season
  • Prices shown here are very much a guideline, contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can quote for your unique needs and in your preferred currency
  • Services are subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation

INCLUDED:

  • Return Airport transfers
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a River Facing Room at the A’Zambezi River Lodge, including breakfast daily. A Guided Tour of The Falls (Zimbabwean side), including transfers.
    A Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River, including transfers, set-menu dinner & local beverages.
    One Dinner and Entertainment at The Boma – Place of Eating, including transfers.
    A choice of an Elephant Back Safari OR a Lion Walk OR a 12/13 min Helicopter flight over The Falls
  • 2 Nights accommodation at Sable Sands
    all local beverages, all meals, 2 activities per day (game drives)
  • 2 Nights at Big Cave Camp inside the Matopos National Park.
    Includes all meals, local drinks & activities (Rhino Tracking, Rhodes Grave Visit, Game Drives & Walks)
    imported drinks.
  • 2 Nights accomodation at Norma Jeans Guesthouse on a full board
    basis with a full day guided tour of the ruins including lunch is available as you explore this world heritage site.
  • 1 night accommodation at Musangano Lodge (Extra optional activities are
    available and can be booked directly at the lodge)
  • I night accommodation at Meikles Hotel including a City Tour of Harare and a visit to
    one of the biggest and oldest markets in Zimbabwe, Mbare Musika.

EXCLUDED

  • Visa Fees,
  • Optional activities,
  • Travel insurance, Items of personal nature such as souvenirs, etc.,
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Meals & drinks not stipulated
  • Any International Flights
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