Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou, Falls, Hwange & Mana

Overview

Zimbabwe consists of epic wildlife adventure places that you get to explore in this 12-day tour. Hidden from the rest of the world, the place vacation offers exclusive opportunities for excursions in Gonarezhou National Park, Hwange National Park, and Victoria Falls. Before the trip ends, you will get to visit the Mana Pools National Park with your camp is set by the Zambezi river bank.

This tour offers you exciting privileges to explore, wildlife in fantasy-like sceneries, the fascinating Elephant Camp, Big Game thrills, safaris along with a lot of activities giving you an adrenaline rush!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day & night game drives
  • Safari walks
  • Boating & canoeing at Ruckomechi
  • Excellent big game & predator viewing
  • Victoria Falls adrenaline activities

More Information

Tour Duration

12 days

Start

Harare

End

Victoria Falls

Comfort Level

Comfortable

Type of Accommodation

Accommodated

Destinations

Zimbabwe    Gonarezhou & Malilangwe,    Victoria Falls,    Mana Pools National Park,    Hwange National Park Zambia    Victoria Falls

Accommodation
  • 4 nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
  • 2 nights at The Elephant Camp
  • 2 nights at Little Makalolo
  • 3 nights at Ruckomechi Camp

Day to day itinerary

Gonarezhou Welcomes You

  • Arrival at Harare International Airport
  • Chartered flight to Gonarezhou National Park
  • Game Drive to Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
  • Four nights stay at Lodge

The Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is built on the sandstone cliffs overlooking the Save River. With wood, straw and stone architecture, the lodge is constructed to suit the environment of baobab trees and thick bush outside. You can view the hippos and elephants from your campsite, in the river beneath, all day long.

Your game drive will be secluded and private, which gives you a better chance to spot the vicinity’s game. Here is where you get to see buffalo herds run wild, followed by troops of various predators on the chase.

Your surroundings here are filled with natural symphonies, especially when you wake up to the alarm of chirping birds at early dusk, as this magnificent terrain changes various colors of nature. Egrets are a popular bird within this area, and you get to see them feed on insects.

 

Days 5-6
The Adventure Capital of South Africa

  • Check out of Chilo Gorge
  • Flight to Victoria Falls
  • Drive to The Elephant Camp
  • Two nights stay at the Elephant Camp

The Elephant Lodge is built close enough to the Victoria Falls for you to see the worlds famous water sprays that look like smoke and listen to the waterfall as if it were loud thunders. Your camp from the inside is luxurious while offering you a wide wilderness on the outside. As the name suggests,

Elephants are more popular in this region, and the camp takes care of the injured or abandoned elephants. You have a great opportunity to interact and feed these enormous beasts of nature. Another specific catch here is an orphaned cheetah who has made this camp his home. Along with interesting wildlife, there is much adventure to experience and explore here.

 

Days 7-8
Experience Hwange

  • Check out of The Elephant Camp
  • Setting off to the airport
  • Flight to Hwange National Park
  • Drive to Makololo Camp
  • Two nights stay at camp

The Hwange National Park offers you a diverse experience exploring various habitats around the year. Many species are residents of this place, and you are never short of the game in this region.

You are bound to encounter elephants, giraffes, zebras, and impalas. Be careful as these plant-munching and grass-grazing animals are not the only ones in the region, big cats and other carnivores also lurk in silence looking to hunt for meat.

You are offered game drives and walking safaris within this region, accompanied by a professional guide, which keeps you safe and yet provides you with the best of experiences.

 

Days 9-11

Mana Pools Mysteries

  • Wrap up and Check out Makololo Camp post breakfast
  • Drive to airstrip
  • Flight to Mana Pools
  • Game drive with guide from airstrip to Ruckomechi Camp

In this valley between cliffs, is where Ruckomechi Camp located on a river bank. What makes this experience unique, is the refreshing nature of the forest blended with luxury provided inside the camp lodge.

Game drives across floodplains are what you are offered, where you encounter hippos, crocodiles, and elephants either in or at the banks of the river. While the river seems interesting to try looking over, you will find African Fish Eagles hovering over the river.

The woodlands, however, are occupied by the big cats like lions and leopards followed by their competitor the hyena. Even then wild dogs give you a stimulating adventure of the wood. This place is a heaven if you enjoy wildlife or want to relax in the nature.

 

Day 12
Leaving Zimbabwe

  • Checkout Ruckomechi Camp
  • Drive back to airstrip
  • Flight back home

Finally, the time comes when you bid farewell to the wilds of Zimbabwe with pictures of the elephant you fed, or the sound of birds you recorded early in the morning, or the hippos that played in the river. This is what you take with you from this trip, lots and lots of memories and stories!

Inclusions

  • 4 Nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge on fully inclusive basis
  • Shared light aircraft flights as per the itinerary
  • 2 Nights at The Elephant Camp on fully inclusive basis
  • 2 Nights at Little Makalolo on fully inclusive basis
  • 3 Nights at Ruckomechi Camp on fully inclusive basis

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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