Discover Zimbabwe

Sundowner at a waterhole.
Sundowner at a waterhole.
Greater Zimbabwe.
Greater Zimbabwe.
Capital Harare.
Capital Harare.
lion.
lion.

On this tour, you will experience Africa in its truest form - while journeying across its majestic landscapes, the beautiful country of Zimbabwe will forever be carved fondly in your memory. Come and join us on this incredible adventure - ranging from the "Smoke that thunders" over the mystical Matobo Hills, to the pulsating capital of Harare, to then visiting one of the most spectacular game reserves in the world, where you will discover the over 1000-year-old stone walls of Great Zimbabwe. Inspiration will run wild as you set off on this one-of-a-kind adventure, while experiencing the breath-taking beauty of this exceptionally unique paradise.

Highlights

- Travel comfortably in a small group
- Visit the world-famous Victoria Falls
- Explore the mystical Matobo Hills
- See the elephant herds in the Hwange National Park
- Tour through the "House of Stone", The Greater Zimbabwe
- Discover the capital city of Harare
… and much more!!!

    Price: EUR 4 895.00 * per person sharing in a double room

Tour Description

Day 1: Departure to Africa
Today’s journey will begin with a long-haul flight to Zimbabwe.

Day 2: Welcome to Zimbabwe
You will arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport, where you will be welcomed by an English-speaking tour guide. Thereafter, we will drive to the legendary Victoria Falls Hotel, where we will be staying for the following two nights. This historic colonial-style hotel is located near the mighty Victoria Falls. Once you have checked in and had a chance to freshen up, the impressive gardens and unique view of the Victoria Falls Bridge will entice relaxation within you. In the early evening, a tasty welcoming dinner will be awaiting us. 30 km / D

Day 3: Mosi-oa-Tunya – “The Smoke that Thunders”!
Today, you will be marveled by the indescribable Victoria Falls (also known by the locals as "Mosi oa Tunya" which, translated, means “The Smoke that Thunders”. After breakfast, we will take a walk along the southern edge of the world-famous falls - from here we will have the most spectacular views of the 1,7 km wide demolition edge. The incredible water masses of the Zambezi fall into a narrow canyon with a depth of over 100 m, where a dense mist rises up into the sky. There are many viewpoints here, ensuring the perfect photograph from all different angles. Hereafter, we will visit the Victoria Falls Bridge, which was built in 1905 - the Bridge is definitely an engineering marvel of its time. The especially brave among us will be afforded the opportunity of getting an adrenaline rush of a lifetime - an incredible bungee jump (optional - not included in the price). For those who prefer to watch this spectacle from a safer distance, there is a viewing platform from where the bungee jumpers can be observed. The afternoon will be spent in leisurely bliss and can also be used to discover the small town of Victoria Falls. The day will come to an end with a delicious dinner at the hotel. B, D

Day 4: The famous Hwange National Park
After a delicious breakfast, we will be heading south towards Hwange National Park. This park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe, being 14,651 km² in size, and is located on the foothills of the Kalahari. A dense animal population resides here and Hwange is one of the most important nature reserves in the country. Initially, the San Bushmen lived in this area, but later this area belonged to the royal hunting grounds of the great Matabele King, Mzilikazi, whereafter it was declared a nature reserve in 1928. More than 100 different kinds of mammals and 400 bird species can be found here. We will spend the next two nights in a pleasant lodge in the park. Before we enjoy our dinner at the lodge-owned restaurant, we will go on an adventure - our first game drive! 190 km / B, D

Day 5: Game drives to the "Big 5"
On this day, we will go on exciting game drives in open, off-road vehicles, in search of the "Big 5"! An estimated 20,000 elephants, one of the largest populations of African wild dog as well as large herds of lions, buffaloes, leopards, rhinoceroses and spotted hyenas can be found here. In the evening, we will return to our lodge for a delicious dinner. 0 km / B, L, D

Day 6: Bulawayo and Matobo National Park
This morning, we will head south-east to the town of Bulawayo, surrounded by purple-flowered Jacaranda trees. There we will visit the Natural History Museum, one of the best museums in the country. We will then continue to Matobo National Park, where we will check in to our stunning lodge in the afternoon - our home for the next two nights. In the early evening, we will savour the refreshing taste of a cool sundowner at our lodge, while admiring a charming view of the granite rocks that are famous in this area. Thereafter, we will enjoy a lovely dinner at the lodge’s beautiful restaurant. 410 km / B, D

Day 7: The Matobo National Park - a Worlds View
The Matobo National Park, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a place of incredible natural beauty, where granite was the building material and the weather was the artist! In the morning, we shall explore the magnificent park and visit some rock overhangs, which offered protection to humans some 40,000 years ago. The paintings and embellishments are still preserved to this day. We can also visit the grave of Africa's most famous imperialist, Cecil John Rhodes, at the famous "Worlds View". In the afternoon, you will be able to choose between catching up on some rest and relaxation at the lodge’s swimming pool or, going for a walk along the impressive granite rocks. There is also the opportunity to go on an unforgettable walking safari with a national park ranger. The ranger will, among other things, attempt to get you a once-in-a-lifetime view of the endangered white rhino (optional - not included in the travel price). In the evening, we will enjoy a scrumptious dinner at the lodge. 68 km / B, D

Day 8: An orphanage for wild animals
After a relaxed breakfast, we will leave to go and visit the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, an orphanage for wild animals. The animals were injured, orphaned or confiscated and are now being given a second chance. These animals are rescued, rehabilitated and then prepared for a life of freedom in the wild. Because a full recovery is not always attainable, the animals that remain here are always able to be seen by visitors. We will learn more about the life of these animals while on a guided tour. Thereafter, we will head towards the town of Masvingo. We will be spending the night in a beautiful guest house nearby, which is located on a hill and has an impressive view of Lake Mutirikwe. The scenic gardens that surround you are picturesque, and are the perfect setting to be in when served a delicious, homemade dinner. 355 km / B, D

Day 9: Great Zimbabwe - The house of stone
We will begin this morning with a hearty breakfast, whereafter we will visit yet another UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site, the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. It is assumed that the first stone mines were built here about 1,000 years ago. This impressive site of the ruins has a size of 722 ha and is the largest stone structure ever built south of the Sahara. The name Zimbabwe comes from the Shona phrase "dzimba dzamabwe" which means "stone house". The birds, strangely carved from soapstone, are now the national symbol of the country and are found on domestic banknotes and on the national flag. On this fascinating tour, we will learn more about the Shona people of Zimbabwe. We will return to our lodge in the afternoon, and we will then have a relaxed dinner that evening. 34 km / B, D

Day 10: The vibrant metropolis of Zimbabwe - Harare

After breakfast, we will leave and head north once again. We will reach the largest city of Zimbabwe, Harare, in the early afternoon. The state capital is busy, yet well worth seeing. Harare is located in the northern third of the country and is located 1,490 m above sea level in the tropical climate zone - this means that it is hot and semiarid. However, with an annual average temperature of 18°C, it is relatively pleasant. Harare, the former Salisbury, is not a destination for classic urban décor, but in this colorful African city, with its stunning lilac Jacaranda trees and very wide streets, you will discover the most interesting sights and experience true African flair. Harare is a green, modern city, inhabited by the friendliest people who welcome tourists with wide, open arms - this allows visitors to really feel the incredible vibe of this beautiful place. We will return to our hotel and enjoy a wonderful dinner while remembering the experiences we had on this incredible journey. 310 km / B, D

Day 11: Farewell to Zimbabwe

We will drive together to Harare Airport, where we will say our goodbyes to Zimbabwe. A long-haul flight will take you back home. 16 km, B

Day 12: Return home

Arrival at home.

Prices and Tour Dates

Tour dates: 07.10. - 17.10.2017
Price: EUR 4 895,00 * per person sharing in double room, EUR 795,00 single room supplement

Travel dates: 06.10. - 16.10.2018
Price: EUR 4 995,00 * per person sharing in double room, EUR 810,00 single room supplement

* This offer is valid for a group of 6 to 9 participants.
* The minimum number of participants is confirmed no later than 28 days prior to departure (see GTC).
* Excluding the travel price are general increases in transport costs and currency fluctuations.
* Prices are subject to the availability of selected accommodation.
* We reserve the right to make short-term changes to the itinerary.
We are happy to provide you with an additional offer for the required international flights! We can also draw up a tailor-made program for a private group with a desired date - As individual as You!

Included in the price:
- Private, local, qualified, English-speaking guide from Victoria Falls Airport to Harare Airport in Zimbabwe
- 9 nights in selected, upmarket accommodation
- Meals as advertised, excluding drinks (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Excursion and tour program in a modern, local minibus with air conditioning
- All entrance fees, activities and parking fees as mentioned (excluding optional programs)
- Luggage transportation

Excluded from the travel price:
- International flights to Victoria Falls and Harare, Zimbabwe
- Optional activities and additional services
- Travel Insurance
- Visa cost for Zimbabwe (currently USD 30.00 single-entry)
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

Planned accommodation
Victoria Falls Hotel
The Hide Safari Camp, Hwange National Park
Big Cave Camp, Matobo National Park
Norma Jeane's Lakeview Resort, Masvingo
Bronte Hotel, Harare
Subject to availability