Zimbabwe Highlights and Victoria Falls

  • 15 Days

  • On the go pace

Stirring landscapes and exotic wildlife grapple for your attention as you journey across the African highlands before ending your adventure at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport taxes

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

of 15 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 12 breakfasts, 8 dinners

Overview

Stirring landscapes and exotic wildlife grapple for your attention as you journey across the African highlands before ending your adventure at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls. 

At a glance

  • Eastern Highlands Spot some of the rarest butterfly species in the world in the Bvumba Mountains.
  • Great Zimbabwe ruins Explore ancient ruins dating back to the Bantu civilization.
  • Matobo National Park Look for rare black and white rhinos as you explore the park.
  • Hwange Enjoy an open-vehicle game drive on the concession.
  • Lake Kariba Join a relaxing boat cruise in search of lions, elephants, rhinos and cheetahs.
  • Victoria Falls Watch the sunset from one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

Extensions

  • 7 nights beach stay in Mauritius

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

Depart UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Arrive Harare.

On arrival you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Harare - Mutare.

Travel to the Eastern Highlands, a vast mountain range that stretches along the border with Zimbabwe. You’ll have the opportunity to gaze out from the Bvumba Mountains, which offer spectacular views over the highlands and tropical lowlands of Mozambique. The Bvumba Mountains are also a botanical paradise, home to some of the rarest butterflies in the region.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Mutare - Masvingo

After breakfast the journey continues to your lodge in the ancient city, Great Zimbabwe. One of the country’s most prized treasures, this World Heritage Site features beautifully preserved ruins dating back to the Bantu civilization.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Masvingo

The day begins with a tour of the ruined city, which is famous for its towering granite stone walls. You’ll discover a number of significant artefacts as you explore the area, including a number of stone columns topped with the Zimbabwe birds, thought to be associated with royalty.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Masvingo - Matobo Hills

This morning head to the Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. Matobo National Park is also the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes and the great King Mzilikazi. The park, a listed World Heritage Site, is home to a broad variety of wild game and bird species.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Matobo Hills - Hwange

Enjoy a tour of the Matobo Hills National Park, a unique park with not only animals but some of the most breathtaking granite scenery. Your journey continues to Hwange National Park, world-renowned for its size and for the wide variety of game that call the National Park home; Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, all the Big Cats, Hyena, Wild Dog, Rhino and the world's largest concentration of Elephants.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Hwange

Enjoy a morning and afternoon open-vehicle game drive. Hwange National Park carries 105 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Hwange - Kariba

After breakfast head towards the Painted Dog Sanctuary, also known as the African Wild Dogs. They are among the continent's most endangered species. At the sanctuary they built on education, community involvement and international support to improve the equality and abundances of the dogs. Travel to the district of Binga, a fishing, boating and cultural centre towards the western end of Lake Kariba's southern shore. After arriving in the district, embark on a scenic cruise, where you will experience some of the wildlife that make this African lake their personal water hole.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Kariba

Enjoy a leisurely day at Lake Kariba, joining a relaxing boat cruise in search of lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, impalas, kudus and elands as they make their way to the lake for water.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Kariba - Victoria Falls.

Transfer from Kariba to the Victoria Falls. Enjoy an afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river, as well as spot a variety of game from a unique perspective.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Victoria Falls.

Enjoy a breath-taking tour of the Falls, one of the most astonishing world wonders.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Victoria Falls - Johannesburg.

Transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Depart Johannesburg

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Harare: The Meikles Hotel;
  • Mutare: Leopard Rock Hotel;
  • Masvingo: Lodge at the Ancient City;
  • Matobo Hills: Matobo Hills;
  • Hwange: Sable Sands Lodge;
  • Kariba: Masumu Lodge;
  • Victoria Falls: Zambezi River Lodge;
  • Johannesburg: Peermont Metcourt.

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar standard.

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

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