Zimbabwe Water & Wilderness
$ 4,785 (PPS)
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest and oldest game park ranging over an area of 14,600 km². Its sheer size means that it offers a range of vegetation with a resulting diversity of game. This ranges, from the dry southern acacia bush bordering the Kalahari Desert to the mopane woodlands, valleys and granite hills characteristic of the north. Hwange is certainly big game country with massive herds of elephants.
Mana Pools National Park offers a stunning water and wildlife combination. The focal point of any Mana pools safari is the magical Zambezi River: its islands, the surrounding flood plains and the gorgeous forests of mahogany, wild fig, ebony and baobab trees. It is renowned for its large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, and eland. They concentrate along the river when the inland waterholes dry up, especially in the dry winter months.
This safari is a perfect combination of the best highlights Zimbabwe offers!
Tailor-make this itinerary
We have deliberately left out Victoria Falls so that you can choose how long and where you wish to stay. You can also change where you stay. The Paired back option is based on Kanga Lodge in Mana Pools and Somalisa Expeditions camp in Hwange. (Note: We recommend adding a night to this option so that you have 2 nights at Zambezi Expeditions on the river at Mana Pools and 2 nights at Kanga Camp. )
The Red Carpet option is not necessarily better accommodation but shows the option of using Wilderness Safaris camps such as Ruchomechi Camp in Mana Pools and Little Makalola or Linkwasha Camp in Hwange.
We also recommend adding on our extension to Matobo Hills National Park to the end of the Zimbabwe Water & Wilderness fly-in safari. It is only a 3 hour drive from Hwange to Matobo Hills. And it provides a great scenic contrast after your time on safari. This would alter the end point of your safari. As you would drive to Bulawayo at the end (and fly out from there.)
Zimbabwe Water & Wilderness at a glance
Africa Travel Specialist
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
Accommodation, all meals, charter flights and 4x4 road transfers between lodges, services of experienced ranger whilst on safari.
International flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified