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Zimbabwe Holidays Victoria Falls Safari Tours Hwange Matobo Mana Pools

Luxury: Great Zimbabwe + Matopos + Hwange + Vic Falls
ZVZ10B
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Luxury Holiday Great Zimbabwe Ruins Matopos Safari Hwange Victoria Falls

This luxury holiday to Zimbabwe starts with a simple visit to the ancient Great Zimbabwe Ruins, then explore the rest of the country in more luxury. Stay at Camp Amalinda in the granitic Matopos Hills, where you can track rhino & view Rhodes' grave; enjoy a Big Five safari in Hwange at Khulu Ivory Lodge; & relax at Victoria Falls Safari Club on the Zambezi. All transfers, game drives & sightseeing included.

Luxury Holiday Great Zimbabwe Ruins Matopos Safari Hwange Victoria Falls
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Bulawayo
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Masvingo
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Great Zimbabwe Ruins
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Matopos National Park
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Cecil John Rhodes Grave
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Rhino Tracking
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Safari, Hwange Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Victoria Falls
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Luxury Holiday Zimbabwe
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Bulawayo
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Masvingo
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Great Zimbabwe Ruins
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Matopos National Park
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Cecil John Rhodes Grave
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Rhino Tracking
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Safari, Hwange Game Reserve
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Big-5 Safari
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Victoria Falls
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Luxury Holiday Zimbabwe
Day 1
You will be met at Bulawayo Airport and transferred 4-hours to Masvingo (formerly know as Fort Victoria) - the gateway to the famous Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the remnants of a great African civilization.
 
Dating from around the 11th century, these iron-age ruins have been the source of much speculation over the years. Built entirely from stone, without any mortar, the site covers over 1,800 acres (7 square km). Some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and are still standing after so many centuries. Eight carved birds were also found here, an image of which can be seen on the Zimbabwean flag.
Day 2
Today enjoy a guided tour of the historic Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
 
This huge fortress once housed over 25,000 citizens and engaged in silver and gold mining, as well as trading as far afield as China. 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 3
This morning we travel 4.5-hour from Great Zimbabwe to the dramatic Matopos National Park.
 
The spectacular Matobo (meaning 'bald head') Hills are a range of granitic domes, spires and balancing rock formations, that have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion. Mzilikazi, the great Ndebele king who named this place, is buried here. It is also the home of the legendary Umlimo Rain Goddess.
 
Explore on foot these magnificent granite hills that are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can visit the final resting place of the diamond mining magnate and arch-imperialist, Cecil John Rhodes, whose grave at the summit of Malindidzimu – ‘the hill of benevolent spirits’ (or World's View) – is carved out of solid granite and surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of boulders. You can also visit one of the more accessible ancient San Bushman cave paintings.
Days 4 To 5
At leisure to explore more of the magnificent granite hills of Matopos National Park.
 
You can enjoy optional guided walks, game drives, rhino tracking and cycling, or visit a local village (pay locally). You may see black rhino and plains game, but this area is particularly famous for its dense concentration of birds of prey, including black eagles.
Day 6
Today transfer 4-hours to your safari lodge in Hwange National Park, the largest game park in Zimbabwe.
 
Check in and relax in this remote wildlife area before enjoying a thrilling safari drive in an open top game 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 7 To 8
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 9
This morning leave Hwange National Park on your shared 2.5 to 4.5-hour transfer (depending on the location of your lodge) 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 10
Today we recommend exploring on foot the mighty Victoria Falls and its rainforests, which offer 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 11
Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight home.