12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

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On this 12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari, start at the breathtaking Victoria Falls before immersing yourself in the beauty of the Hwange National Park and Mana Pools. Meet some amazing people working tirelessly to protect Zimbabwe’s endangered wildlife, and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the conservation and community empowerment projects they champion. There are only 12 spaces available for this exclusive trip, so get in touch today.

12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrive in victoria Falls

Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your Wayfairer representative, ready to transfer you to the Nkosi Lodge. Conveniently located nearby the iconic Victoria Falls, Nkosi Lodge is the perfect location for the adventurous traveller looking for a little luxury.

Why not take advantage of your free afternoon to cool off in the hotel’s beautiful pool before your adventure begins. Dinner and breakfast are included, and you’re sure to find plenty to tempt your palette in the hotel’s wonderful restaurant.

Main Destination: Victoria Falls
Accommodation: Nkosi Guest Lodge
Luxury guest house located at Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Day 2: Transfer to Hwange National Park

Today you’ll transfer to Dete, where you’ll board Imvelo Safari’s unique train, the Elephant Express, that will take you to Bomani Camp in Hwange National Park. The train features open sides and a canopied top, providing unobstructed and expansive views of the diverse landscape. You’ll travel through open grasslands, teak forests, and areas rich in African wildlife where you can spot elephants, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and various species of birds.

Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you, providing valuable insights about the wildlife and vegetation, as well as some of the history of Hwange National Park. Bomani is an eco-lodge that sits very gently on the wild and unspoilt landscape. Surrounded by nature, a key feature of the camp is the large watering hole – a reliable draw for many of the Park’s animals. The spacious Sable Family Suite is located on a raised deck, surrounded by the picturesque Hwange landscape. Offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large lounge.

Main Destination: Hwange National Park
Accommodation: Bomani Tented Camp
Mid-range tented camp bordering Hwange NP without fences
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Day 3-5: Exploring Hwange National Park

Your three days at Bomani will be exciting and action-packed, combining activities focussed on wildlife conservation and community involvement with the camp’s regular safari activities. Enjoy game drives and walking safaris through Hwange National Park and visit the look up hide to get the ultimate up-close elephant encounter. Initiatives from Imvelo Safari Lodges have resulted in the successful reintroduction of white rhino to Hwange after nearly 20 years! You’ll see this amazing project in action for yourself as you spend the morning with the Cobras Community Wildlife Protection Scouts.

Enjoy a glorious sunrise walk as they escort a group of protected rhinos from the sanctuary of their night boma into the bush for the day. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend more time with the Scouts during your stay, accompanying them for the day as they carry out their vital anti-poaching dog training work.

Main Destination: Hwange National Park
Accommodation: Bomani Tented Camp
Mid-range tented camp bordering Hwange NP without fences
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Day 6-7: Victoria Falls

After a wonderful few days in Hwange National Park you will head back to Victoria Falls. Over the next two days, you’ll have the time to experience everything this UNESCO World Site has to offer. After exploring the Victoria Falls, enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Lookout Cafe with breathtaking views and later for dinner you will go on a spectacular Zambezi dinner cruise on the Zambezi Reflections. Enjoy delicious gourmet food on the floating restaurant whilst cruising down the Zambezi River and enjoying a spectacular sunset.

There’s also the opportunity to enjoy a half-day visit to Giving Circle, a local initiative working with local community changemakers to provide girls in Southern African countries with education, mentorship, and emotional support.

Main Destination: Victoria Falls Town (Victoria Falls)
Accommodation: Nkosi Guest Lodge
Luxury guest house located at Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Day 8-9: Mana Pools National Park

We’ll conclude our amazing trip by flying to Mana Pools National Park where you’ll spend 4 nights at the stunning Vundu Camp. Luxuriate in one of 8 spacious thatched chalets, each one intimately located beside the mighty Zambezi River. Wash away the heat of the day in your indoor or outdoor shower, relax on your comfortable sofa, or admire the serenity of the view from the privacy of your outdoor seating area.

After settling in and enjoying a delicious dinner and a peaceful night’s rest, you’ll experience the remainder of your trip in the company of respected guide, and founder of Vundu Camp, Nick Murray. Nick and his wife, Desiree, have been running Bushlife Safaris in Mana Pools for over 20 years, and their guiding teams have won numerous awards.

Main Destination: Mana Pools National Park
Accommodation: Vundu Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Mana Pools NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Day 10-11: Mana Pools National Park

In an exclusive experience only available as part of this tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to accompany Nick and his team as they track and dart selected elephants to collect vital data for ongoing research projects. The project involves looking at elephant calves that have birth defects, you will get to venture out with one of Zimbabwe’s lead vets as they find the mother and calf to dart the calf to be able to collect further samples to analyse to understand what the problem is.

Other activities you can enjoy during your stay include a canoe safari down the Zambezi River taking in all the incredible game sightings, fishing off the river banks, venturing out on endless day & night game drives and enjoy a beautiful sundowner cruise to end your day. Immerse yourself in the wild on a guided game walk through one of Africa’s best parks for walking.

Main Destination: Mana Pools National Park
Accommodation: Vundu Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Mana Pools NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Day 12: Harare and Home

Say a sad goodbye to Mana Pools and fly to Harare to connect with your flight(s) home.

Main Destination: Harare International Airport (Harare)
Accommodation: No accommodation

End Of 12 Days Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All visitors to Zimbabwe must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Zimbabwe Embassy or Consulate.
VOLTAGE: 220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the government in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.
CURRENCY: Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.
CLOTHING: Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.
BAGGAGE: Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.
WATER: You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration.
HEALTH; East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards: Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel
GRATUITIES: As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following: The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

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