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Zimbabwe Holidays Victoria Falls Safari Tours Hwange Matobo Mana Pools

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe: Canoeing Safari, Zambezi River + Hwange + Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls + Hwange Safari + Mana Pools
ZRW9L
9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Mana Pools Zimbabwe Canoeing Safari Zambezi River Hwange Victoria Falls

From May to November you can visit spectacular Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, a pristine wildlife wilderness that is a World Heritage site. Enjoy a thrilling canoeing safari down the Zambezi River, where hippo, elephants, wild dog & cheetah are often seen. Also enjoy a Big-5 safari in Hwange & a visit to the Victoria Falls. Light aircraft flights, all game drives & transfers included.

Mana Pools Zimbabwe Canoeing Safari Zambezi River Hwange Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
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Elephants
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Hippos
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Hwange National Park
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Big Five Game Drives
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Lions
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Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
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Birding
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Zimbabwe Canoeing Safari, Zambezi
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
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Elephants
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Hippos
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Hwange National Park
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Big Five Game Drives
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Lions
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Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
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Birding
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Zimbabwe Canoeing Safari, Zambezi
Day 1
You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel near the mighty Zambezi River.
 
Located in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), where the borders of five African countries converge, the sheer scale of this vast international conservation project is difficult to comprehend. It encompasses a bewildering range of experiences, ranging from the mighty Victoria Falls to the lifeforce of the region, the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.
 
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 2
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 cruise on the Zambezi River where you may see hippos, crocodiles and abundant birdlife.
 
Note: We suggest you take your own raincoat for walking in the rainforest, as those on hire are well used.
Day 3
At leisure to explore the town of Victoria Falls on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.
  
Many optional activities are available in this small town, where adrenalin seekers come to participate in adventure activities such as canoeing down the Zambezi River, white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below the falls (grade 5), abseiling and bungee jumping from Victoria Falls Bridge.
Day 4
Today transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your light aircraft flight to 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.
 
Note: Local airport departure tax of approx $15 per person is payable locally. As you will be flying in a light aircraft you must pack soft sports bags only, as rigid suitcases will not fit into the luggage pods. A baggage allowance of 15 kg (which includes your hand luggage) is strictly enforced for safety reasons.
Days 5 To 6
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 at your lodge, 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 7
This morning leave Hwange National Park and transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Mana Pools National Park.
 
Check into your lodge in this great unspoilt wilderness situated along the banks of the Zambezi -  one of Africa's greatest rivers and home to huge herds of elephants, hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife.
 
Note: Local airport departure tax of approx $15 per person is payable locally. As you will be flying in a light aircraft you must pack soft sports bags only, as rigid suitcases will not fit into the luggage pods. A baggage allowance of 15 kg (which includes your hand luggage) is strictly enforced for safety reasons.
Days 8 To 9
Today is devoted to game viewing by vehicle and on foot in Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage site.
 
Mana (meaning 'four' in the local Shona language) refers to the four large lakes formed by the meandering Zambezi River at this point, where the flood plains turn into a broad expanse of lakes after each rainy season. As these lakes gradually dry up, many large animals visit in search of water, making it one of Africa's most renowned game-viewing regions.
 
Comprising 1,000 sq.miles (2,500 sq.km) of river frontage, islands, sandbanks and pools fringed by forests of mahogany, wild figs, ebonies and baobabs, Mana Pools is one of the least developed national parks in Southern Africa. It is particularly famous for elephant, buffalo and wild dogs and has the largest concentration of hippo and crocodile in the region. You can also hope to see lion, leopard, zebra, waterbuck, impala, kudu, baboon and a variety of other game. Birding is also outstanding, with species such as the African fish eagle, bee eaters, sunbirds, rollers, thrush and many more.
Day 10
Transfer to the landing strip for your light aircraft flight to Harare Airport and onward flight home.
 
Note: Local airport departure tax of approx $15 per person is payable locally.