Zambia and Zimbabwe Cultural Safari

10 Day Fly-In Safari

Safari Description:

A cultural and community safari offering luxury accommodation taking in Zimbabwe and Zambia while indulging your African fantasy on a fly–in safari. Staying at intimate camps that set the scene for both exploration and immersement with communities, you  can still enjoy game drives, bush walks and sunset cruises as you discover these countries

Safari Highlights:

Zimbabwe – Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba for game viewing; cultural and community conservation in all locations; Zambia – Livingstone for majestic Victoria Falls;

Main Attractions:

Zambia: Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1–3 Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Lake Kariba Zimbabwe
Day 4–6 Somalisa Camp Hwange National Park Zimbabwe
Day 7–9 Thorntree River Lodge Victoria Falls Zambia
Day 10 Victoria Falls – end

Map & Itinerary
Length 10 days
Safari Type Fly-In Safari
Price From US$ 8861
Countries Zambia, Zimbabwe
Accommodation Luxury
Group Size Minimum 2 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Luxury Comfort4 Star5 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1–3 Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Your first three nights on this wonderful safari is at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, overlooking one of the largest man–made lakes in the world and where activities are geared to game drives, bush walks, cultural tours, fishing and birding. The lake’s waters form a natural boundary between the countries of Zimbabwe & Zambia and there is abundant wildlife with crocodiles, hippos, fish and aquatic brids, while the islands are rich in game such as buffalo and elephant. Take in some of the natural beauty of the area from the infinity pool or the privacy of your room and balcony. Visit schools and community centres, and find out about the anti–poaching unit adding insight and the challenges met

Day 4–6 Somalisa Camp, for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

A flight today takes you to Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park, found nestled under a grove of acacia trees and on the edge of a seasonal flood plain. Join exciting game drives in the private concession and national park as well as adventurous walking safaris. Somalisa has an elephant pool on the edge of camp is a terrific place to spend some time watching these antics of these gentle giants, while evenings can be spent listening to the sounds of the bush under starry African skies.  Game drives in Hwange result in rewarding sightings from plains game, predators including lion, leopard and hyena. On the outskirts of Hwange National Park, you’ll experience the 3 pillars which the foundation stands for; Community Empowerment, Conservation and Education. Under the Education pillar, you’ll be visiting Umtshibi Camp’s school, Main Camp Primary School and Mambanje Primary school as well as a cattle boma project and womens projects

Day 7–9 Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone (Victoria Falls), Zambia

There final 3nights are spent at Thorntree located upstream from Victoria Falls on a quiet stretch of the Zambezi River yet close enough to the mighty falls themselves. Enjoy a wonderful guided tour to the falls and revel in the thunderous noise of the water as it plunges over the edge into the ravine below. You can also join a sunset cruise or track protected rhino on foot,or visit the spa at camp. Working wtih the local Maunga Village, experience at first–hand the needs of the local community from education and health issues, as well as visiting projects such as meeting with a blacksmith

Day 10 Victoria Falls – end

A flight will take you to Victoria Falls Airport where you are dropped for your onward connection

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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08.00 – 13.00
Sunday & Public Holidays


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