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Davison's Camp
Hwange National Park

Davison's Camp lies deep in Hwange National Park, in the south-eastern Linkwasha Concession - one of the best game viewing areas of the Park...

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Little Makalolo Camp
Hwange National Park

Little Makalolo Camp lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas, overlooking a vibrant waterhole..

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The Hide Safari Camp
Hwange National Park

The Hide Safari Camp is situated in one of Hwange National Park's prime wildlife areas and has its own distinctive style...

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Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Lake Kariba

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is situated on top of a hill approximately 55km south west of Kariba Town. With the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop, the lodge overlooks the foreshore below and the vastness of Lake Kariba...

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Mana Canoe Trail
Mana Pools National Park

The Mana Canoe Trail is perfect for adventurous travellers, allowing guests the closest possible encounters with wildlife on one of the greatest rivers in Africa...

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Ruckomechi Camp
Mana Pools National Park

Ruckomechi Camp lies on the banks of the Zambezi, shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees and with a superb view of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia...

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Big Cave Camp
Matobo National Park

Big Cave Camp is situated on top of an enormous granite whaleback commanding spectacular views across Matobo National Park...

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Camp Amalinda
Matobo National Park

Camp Amalinda is set in the Matobo Hills, some of the most majestic rock sceneries in the world...

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Ilala Lodge
Victoria Falls

Ilala Lodge is the closest property to the Victoria Falls and is the perfect platform from which to explore the area...

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The Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Hotel is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site, and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group...

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Victoria Falls River Lodge
Victoria Falls

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first privately owned lodge to be situated in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwean side), and is an ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls...

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Victoria Falls Safari Club
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Club sits within the sprawling grounds of its sister property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Its position is perfectly suited to guests looking for a tranquil setting with easy access the all the facilities at Victoria Falls...

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a natural plateau, bordering the Zambezi National Park and is just four kms from the thundering Victoria Falls...

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John's Camp
Mana Pools National Park

John's Camp is a relative new comer to the safari circuit, but comes with great pedigree, born out of a collaboration between safari legend Robin Pope Safaris and The Mana Pools Travel Company. ...

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Matetsi Private Game Reserve
Victoria Falls

Perfectly in tune with Matetsi Private Game Reserve’s pristine habitats, the exclusive &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge and &Beyond Matetsi River House, a private sole-use villa, offer a safa...

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Chundu Island
Victoria Falls

Chundu Island is a stunning 1.4km long island on the Zambezi River, incorporated in the Zambezi National Park.  In keeping with the conservation ethic of the park, we have limited the use of ceme...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1 - 3: Okavango Delta

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water.

Day 4 - 6: Linyanti Kwando Selinda

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities & Drinks

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. 

Day 7 - 9: Victoria Falls

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

ABOUT ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe has had a well-publicised recent history, with the vast majority of media attention being negative. This has had a knock-on effect on tourism meaning that we get few enquiries for this once extremely popular destination. However, over the last couple of years, Zimbabwe has very much been rebuilding and whilst the politics are unlikely to go away in the very near future, much of the country is very much "open for business" and enjoying somewhat of a resurgence.

We understand there are reports in the newspapers and warnings put out by Governments which depict a grim political situation within Zimbabwe. We realise too, that this may concern you, and possibly impact on your decision to travel here. Whilst we don't deny that Zimbabwe has experienced some rough times, the people are amongst the warmest, friendliest and most gracious and hospitable that you are likely to meet.

The Victoria Falls are just as magnificent viewed from the Zimbabwe side and there is still first class accommodation offering the highest levels of service, often at a much more competitive price than neighbouring countries. Hwange, Matusadona, Chizarira, and Mana Pools National Parks are still teeming with game – but best of all, are not teeming with people. In fact, a safari in Zimbabwe is quite an exclusive experience at the moment and the lodges have responded with lots of excellent special offers and special rates – so it's never been better value for money.

Tourism was one of the biggest sources of foreign income in Zimbabwe and the dramatic reduction in visitor numbers has had a damaging effect on the economy. But it isn't the politicians who suffer; it's those same wonderful, friendly and hospitable people who work in the camps, lodges and hotels, and who are simply desperate to extend that warm hand of friendship to international tourists.

WHERE TO GO AND WHEN

The best time to visit is undoubtedly the dry winter months when water levels are low and game concentration is high in Hwange

Lake Kariba and Mana Pools have the permanent waters of the Zambezi and they are good year round, although Mana Pools camps close seasonally

The Victoria Falls are spellbinding year round, but never more so than in peak flood in Mar – May. Even as water levels drop, the adrenaline sports the Zambezi is famous for become more exciting than ever

WHAT TO DO

Day and night open vehicle game drives in Hwange National Park - with visitor numbers still low, visitors can feel as if they have the Park to themselves

No trip to Zimbabwe is complete without a visit to the Victoria Falls whether by foot, helicopter or microlight

Canoeing safaris on the Upper Zambezi and in Mana Pools

Horse and elephant back safaris and some superb walking

Victoria Falls is known as the adventure capital of Africa with some of the wildest white water rafting in the world, bungee jumping and jet extreme, to name just a few

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