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Make the most of your time to view the wildlife by flying between comfortable safari lodges and tented camps.

From the imposing spectacle of Victoria Falls, you head to the country’s most famous national park, Hwange, renowned for its herds of elephant and buffalo. Continuing with spectacular aerial views of Lake Kariba, you explore the watery wilderness of Matudsadona, before continuing to Mana Pools in the Lower Zambezi.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Days 2-3 : Arrive Victoria Falls

    On arrival at Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, 2-nights

  3. Days 4-5 : Fly to Hwange

    Transfer back to Victoria Falls airport and board a light aircraft to Hwange National Park. 

    Accommodation: The Hide, 2-nights

  4. Days 6-7 : Fly to Matusadona; vehicle & boat safaris

    You will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Kariba, where you will be met and transferred to your camp.

    Accommodation: Musango Safari Camp, 2-nights

  5. Days 8-9 : Fly to Mana Pools; vehicle, walking & boat safaris

    You will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Mana Pools.

    Accommodation: Ruckomechi Camp, 2-nights

  6. Day 10: Fly to Harare & depart

  7. Day 11: Arrive UK

You should note: We work with a variety of hotels, lodges and safari camps in Zimbabwe, all of which are hand picked and have superb guides, great food and wonderful views. Ask your wildlife consultant for advice and prices.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 11 days from £5,895 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 9 days from £4,695 pp
  • Single supplement: From £575
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
Featured locations:

Hwange National Park

Bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe’s largest park is a haven for over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. Formerly occupied by San bushmen, it became a national park in 1928. The diverse landscapes of teak forests, sandveld, ilala palm islands, savannah and woodland offer a rewarding and interesting wildlife safari.

  • Where: Matabeleland North Province
  • Ideal for viewing: African wildcat, honey badger, leopard, sable, wild dog
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris

Mana Pools National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site beside the Zambezi has fine views towards Zambia’s Lower Zambezi and the Rift Valley escarpment. Its woodland and open plains contain a huge variety of wildlife, including large herds of elephant. It is famed for walking and canoe safaris, and offers a secluded experience.

  • Where: Mashonaland West Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, lion, Nile crocodile, roan
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris

Matusadona National Park

This relatively unknown wilderness bordering Lake Kariba, dates from 1958, when the Kariba Dam flooded the Zambezi Valley to create a huge man-made lake. Matusadona has a varied habitat, attracting more than 400 bird species. Black rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and elephant populations are also healthy in the area.

  • Where: Mashonaland West Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, cheetah, African elephant, leopard, lion
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Birdwatching

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Combining perfectly with a safari in Zambia, Botswana, Namibia or Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls are not only a wonderful place from which to begin or end a trip, but offer enough interest to be a safari destination in their own right. The wildlife in the tributaries is active all year round, and the birdlife is superb.

  • Where: Matabeleland North
  • Ideal for viewing: common waterbuck, African elephant, hippo, black eagle, Taita falcon
  • Excellent for: Vehicle safaris, River safaris
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Ilala Lodge

Located in Victoria Falls town, this hotel is less than ten minute from the falls themselves. The 56 beautifully appointed rooms and suites offer distinguished, yet affordable, accommodation in warm elegant surroundings. Wildlife is often seen grazing on the lawns against a backdrop of spray.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Standing in an elevated position outside the town of Victoria Falls, this safari lodge provides captivating views and sunsets over the Zambezi National Park. Many of the rooms overlook a nearby waterhole, so you can observe a variety of wildlife from the comfort of your balcony.