Classic Zimbabwe

Overview

This 15-night itinerary is a Safari Drive favourite. On this journey, you will also get the chance to stay in a mixture of remote campsites, luxury lodges and even iconic buildings like the Vicotria Falls Hotel. More importantly, it allows you to re-discover Zimbabwe's magnificent National Parks. Hwange Nationa Park and Mana Pools included; arguably two of the best in Africa! Wildlife, history, adventure, luxury; there's not a lot this itinerary doesn't have!

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Itinerary

Location 1

Latitude 15, Lusaka

Day 1

On arrive into Lusaka International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Latitude 15 for your first nights stay. Here you will receive your vehicle and will be briefed on your trip.

Location 2

Tiger Safaris, near Chirundu

Day 2

Make your way to Tiger Safaris, a superb lodge perfect for breaking the journey to Mana Pools.

Location 3

Chitake Springs Campsite, Mana Pools

Day 3

Make your way into Mana Pools for a proper safari experience. it does not get more beautiful than here. Prepare yourself for a lot of game.

Location 4

Mucheni Campsite, Mana Pools

Day 4 & 5

Move to a different campsite in Mana Pools to see the game and park from a different angle.

Location 5

Hideway Lodge, Lake Manyame

Day 6

Another pleasant journey breaker, this time allowing you stay on Lake Manyame; a great spot for fishing and canoeing!

Location 6

Norma Jean's Lake View Resort, Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Day 7

Make your way to Norma Jean's Lake View Resort, formerly known as the Inn on Great Zimbabwe. Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort is part of the history of the area, as it is built around the tin-roofed homestead of Murray MacDougal, the man responsible for the building of Lake Mutirikwi (previously known as the Kyle Dam).

Location 7

Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills National Park

Day 8 & 9

This exclusive, privately owned safari lodge is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Matobo Hills, the oldest National Park in Zimbabwe which was first established in 1926 as a bequest by Cecil John Rhodes.

Location 8

Bomani Tented Camp, Southern Hwange

Day 10 & 11

Make your way Hwange National Park and Bomani Tented Camp, an authentic, characterful Zimbabwean safari camp, located on the edge of the vast Ngamo Plains in eastern Hwange National Park.

Location 9

Masuma Dam Campsite, Hwange National Park

Day 12

Make your way game driving to your next campsite, Masuma Dam Campsite. This campsite is situated within Hwange National Park, located on a high point offering a spectacular view of the wildlife and plains.

Location 10

Camp Hwange, Hwange National Park

Day 13 & 14

The camp is ideally situated in a private concession inside the Hwange National Park. Conservation was the driving force in its construction and solar energy provides all the hot water and power to the camp. Building materials have been chosen to blend in with the surrounding bush. There is a permanent waterhole here.

Location 11

Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls

Day 15

Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as ‘the grand old lady of the falls’. This is a luxurious 5-Star Hotel on a world heritage site overlooking the magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Established in 1904, and recently redecorated, this gracious colonial style hotel is set in the lush tropical gardens and epitomizes the romance of grand travel, offering total relaxation.

Location 12

Depart Zimbabwe

Day 16

You will be transferred to the airport in good time for your flight home.

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Vehicle

Toyota Land Cruiser 79

Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.

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