Western Zimbabwe Highlights
Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
CLASSIC GUIDED TOUR
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Relish the highlights in the west of Zimbabwe. Combine visiting the historical Rhodes’ Grave and viewing some remarkable rock formations in Matobo National Park. Experience excellent game viewing in Zimbabwe’s largest national park – Hwange – then visit 1 of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls.
|Transport||4WD safari vehicles; minibus|
|Pax||2 – 12 guests|
Camping and national park fees
|Accommodation||As per itinerary|
|Meals||8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners|
|Drinks||Selected local brand drinks|
|Meet and Greet
||Maun International Airport|
|Activities||Game drives,nature walks, bird watching, Bushman rock paintings, cultural village tour, rhino tracking|
|Guide||Registered guide at lodge and campsite|
Excluded: International and regional scheduled flights and visas • Travel, medical and personal accident insurance • Gratuities and items of personal nature • Excursions not detailed in the itinerary • Private charters/transfers or specialised guides • Premium brand drinks • Porterage
- Bushmen paintings
- Walking safaris
- Feeding of vultures at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
MATOBO NATIONAL PARK
Upon arrival at Bulawayo International Airport, guests will be greeted and transferred by road to Matobo National Park, the oldest national park in Zimbabwe (approximately 1 hour).
The Matobo Hills are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests will spend days exploring in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes and Mzilikazi, two famous 19th Century men. It is here that the San Bushmen left their inscriptions on the rocks and caves over 2 000 years ago. The granite domes and castle kopjes echo the essence of tranquility and majesty of untamed Africa, where wildlife and birdlife species thrive in prolific numbers.
Famous for its healthy population of endangered black and white rhino, which guests can track on foot, the area is one of the most sought after destinations in Zimbabwe. Guests can also experience the history of the city of Bulawayo and Khami Ruins, the capital of the Torwa Dynasty which followed the disappearance of the state of Great Zimbabwe.
This exclusive safari lodge is intimate and unique. Disguised in amongst some of these fascinating granite hills, the rooms offer a luxurious cave-like experience with magnificent, panoramic views over the hills and valley below.
Overnight at Amalinda Lodge – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast guests will be transferred by road, travelling north to Hwange National Park (approximately 3 hours).
Hwange National Park is the largest nature park in Zimbabwe. It is close to the edge of the Kalahari Desert and offers no natural water sources to wildlife. Whilst pans fill up during the rainy season, all waterholes are pumped by lodge operators during the dry season.
All Zimbabwe’s specially protected animals are to be found in Hwange and the population of the Cape wild dogs is thought to be of one of the larger surviving groups in Africa today.
Khulu Bush Camp situated on a private concession of 6 000 acres bordering the park. Guests will spend 2 nights in luxury en-suite tents in wildest Africa. Watch Hwange’s wildlife at Khulu’s floodlit waterhole from the comfort of the tent or from the elegantly designed main area.
Morning and evening game drives or walks with a professional guide offer guests fantastic photo opportunities of the famous Presidential elephant herd as well as lion, leopard, cheetah, huge buffalo herds, and other plains game and bird species. Guests have the opportunity to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre nearby.
Overnight at Khulu Bush Camp – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.
After an early morning and activity and breakfast guests depart by road for Victoria Falls. (approximately 2.5 hours).
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set high on a plateau allowing for stunning views over the unfenced Zambezi National Park. While a little out of town, the lodge offers luxurious African accommodation in an unsurpassed setting. A highlight each day is the feeding of the vultures in front of the lodge.
Two of the country’s top restaurants, The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show and the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, are located at the resort. MaKuwa-Kuwa celebrates the richness of Africa’s heritage with fine fare, unmatched hospitality and superb views whilst The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show offers an unforgettable African dining experience incorporating Zimbabwean cuisine, traditional dance performances as well as an interactive drumming show.
The lodges offer convenient access to all the adventure and cultural activities available in the area.
Overnight at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Dinner and breakfast
Guests spend the morning at leisure. Transfer by road to Victoria Falls Airport from where guests continue with their own arrangements.