Best of Zimbabwe Safari

6 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

A short tour starting in Victoria Falls where you’ll enjoy a guided tour at UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy game drives in the spectacular Hwange National Park and spot some of the many elephants, then explore the Matobos Park with a local guide, before crossing the border into South Africa and finishing in Johannesburg. Camping and accommodated options available.

Safari Highlights:

Victoria Falls; Hwange and spectacular game viewing, Matopos, Great Zimbabwe Ruins and guided walking tour; hot springs at Tshipise.

Main Attractions:

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park, Great Zimbabwe

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1&2 Hwange Main Camp – camping
Day 3  Banff Lodge Bulawayo – camping
Day 4 Norma Jeans Lake View Resort & Campsite Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Day 5 Forever Tshipise Resort & Campsite Limpopo River South Africa
Day 6 Johannesburg – end of tour

Map & Itinerary

Day 1&2 Hwange Rest Camp
Day 3 Banff Lodge  Bulawayo
Day 4 Norma Jeans Lake View Resort Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Day 5 Forever Tshipise Resort Limpopo River South Africa
Day 6 Johannesburg – end of tour

Map & Itinerary
Length 6 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From ZAR 21150
Countries South Africa, Zimbabwe
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Minimum 4 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures Set Departure Dates

Departure Dates:

04 July | 04 July | 06 November | 14 August | 16 October | 18 December | 25 September | 27 November

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1&2 Hwange National Park

This morning we enjoy a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls and from here drive to Hwange, regarded as one of the finest wildlife havens with world–renowned herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra and large concentrations of giraffe. Look out for predators and endangered species such as wild dog and rhino.

Day 3 Matobo Hills to Bulawayo

The beautiful Matobo (also known as Matopos) is an area steeped in tribal history and majestic rock landscapes. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we explore the area on a game drive watching out for game such as rhino, sable and to perhaps to spot a leopard in an area reputed to hold the most–dense population of this predator in the world.  We head first to Bulawayo and then spend the afternoon exploring Matobos before returning to the town

Day 4 Great Zimbabwe Ruins

According to an age–old legend the ruins were built to replicate the palace of the Queen of Sheba in Jerusalem, and are a unique testimony to the Bantu civilization of the Shona between the 11th and 15th centuries. They cover an area of 1800 acres and are some of the oldest and largest structures located in Southern Africa and a monument to early Zimbabwean civilization. We have the opportunity to explore these ancient ruins with a guided walking tour

Day 5 Limpopo River, South Africa

Leaving the sites of Zimbabwe behind us, we cross the Limpopo River and enter South Africa –end the day with a swim in the hot springs of Tshipise

Day 6 Johannesburg – end

Our safari comes to an end later this afternoon in Johannesburg

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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