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Zimbabwe Holidays Victoria Falls Safari Tours Hwange Matobo Mana Pools

Great Zimbabwe + Matopos + Hwange + Vic Falls


ZVZ12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore Zimbabwe in luxury on this holiday that visit the ancient ruins at Great Zimbabwe & Camp Amalinda in the spectacular granite Matopos Hills. Here you can track rhino & view the grave of Cecil Rhodes. Then enjoy a Big Five safari at Khulu Ivory Lodge in Hwange, before relaxing at Victoria Falls Safari Club, with views over the Zambezi Valley. All transfers, park fees, game drives & specified sightseeing included.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins Masvingo Matopos Matopo Hills Bulawayo
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Bulawayo
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Masvingo
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Great Zimbabwe Ruins
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Matopo Hills
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Cecil John Rhodes Grave
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Rhino Tracking
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Hwange Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
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Bulawayo
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Masvingo
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Great Zimbabwe Ruins
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Matopo Hills
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Cecil John Rhodes Grave
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Rhino Tracking
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Hwange Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
Day 1
You will be met at Bulawayo Airport and transferred to your hotel.
 
Check in and relax in the second largest city in Zimbabwe, with its large tree-lined streets and beautiful parks - a legacy of Cecil John Rhodes, the imperialist who claimed Rhodesia for the British empire.
Day 2
Your guide will collect you from your Bulawayo hotel today and transfer you 4-hours to Masvingo (formerly know as Fort Victoria) - the gateway to the famous Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
 
Dating from around the 11th century, these iron-age ruins have been the source of much speculation over the years. Built without any mortar, some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and still standing after so many centuries. This is where eight carved birds were found, the image of which is found on the Zimbabwean flag.
Day 3
Today enjoy a guided tour of the stone buildings that comprise the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the remnants of a great African civilization.
 
This huge fortress once housed over 25,000 citizens and engaged in trade as far afield as China. Built entirely from stone, without any mortar, the site covers over 1,800 acres (7 sq. km).  View the Acropolis, the Great Enclosure and the Conical Tower, as well as many other structures in these impressive ruins that are the largest and oldest in Southern Africa, and are second only to the Egyptian pyramids in Africa.
Day 4
This morning we travel 4.5-hour from Great Zimbabwe to the beautiful Matopos region.
 
The spectacular Matobo Hills are a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations that have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau, through millions of years of erosion and weathering. Check into your lodge and relax in these distinctive granite hills.
Days 5 To 6
At leisure to explore on foot the magnificent granite Matobo Hills - a UNESCO World Heritage site.
 
Activities include guided walks and hikes to see ancient San Bushman rock art, rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle, cultural village tour, cycling and visits to the graves of Cecil John Rhodes and the great king Mzilikazi, who are buried in these majestic hills.
Day 7
Today transfer 4-hours to your safari lodge in Hwange National Park, the largest game park in Zimbabwe.
 
Check in, settle in and relax in this remote wildlife area before enjoying a thrilling safari drive in an open top game viewing vehicle accompanied by a lodge ranger. With over 100 different species of mammals, including huge herds of elephants and many predators, a marvellous wildlife experience is guaranteed. The bird life is also outstanding.
Days 8 To 9
Today is devoted to game viewing in Hwange National Park, which is the size of Belgium.
 
Rise early to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, as you enjoy a thrilling open top game drive in Hwange National Park with your ranger. Covering a vast area of over 5,600 square miles (14,600 square kilometres) and in close proximity to the arid Kalahari desert, this remote wildlife sanctuary is renowned for its enormous population of elephants, as well as vast herds of buffalo, zebra and giraffe. It is home to many predators including lions, hyena and endangered wild dogs which are thriving in the region.
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax by the lodge swimming pool, before setting out again in the late afternoon for another game drive. Enjoy another spectacular African sunset and relax around an open fire, before dining under the stars!
Day 10
This morning leave Hwange National Park on your shared 4 to 5-hour transfer to your hotel situated near Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.
 
Check in, settle in and relax whilst you catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Smoke That Thunders first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest from February to June following the summer rains, but they are a magnificent sight at any time of year.
Day 11
Today we recommend exploring on foot the mighty Victoria Falls and its rainforest, which offers magnificent views.
 
Afterwards you may wish to visit Elephants Walk, a small crafts complex across the road from The Kingdom hotel, where you can see talented local artists and sculptors at work and support them by buying one of their items. Alternatively you can participate in various optional activities, such as a helicopter flight over the falls or an elephant interaction.
  
In the late afternoon we recommend an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River where you may see hippos, crocodiles and abundant bird life.
 
Note: We suggest you take your own raincoat for walking in the rainforest, as those on hire are well used.
Day 12
At leisure to explore the small town of Victoria Falls or relax on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.
  
Adrenalin seekers can participate in many adventure activities such as canoeing in the gentler rapids above the falls, abseiling or white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below the falls (grade 5), or watch bungi jumping from Victoria Falls Bridge!
Day 13
Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight home.
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