6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour

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6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour Overview

This is a fantastic tour of Zimbabwe that explores the entire Western Side of the country and offers wonderful wildlife opportunities as well as unbelievable scenery. The 6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour visits Matobo National Park a beautiful area famous for fantastic rhino sightings and enormous balancing granite boulders. You will visit Hwange National Park, and enjoy wildlife experiences that rival the best in Africa. The 6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour ends in a stunning visit to Victoria Falls Africa`s Natural Wonder of The World.

6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour

Day 1: Bulawayo to Matobo National Park

On arrival at Bulawayo International Airport, you will be met by our Zambezi Expedition team through Bulawayo city, this is about a twenty-minute drive with a stop if you need a quick shop. You will then travel to Luxury Amalinda Lodge, this will be about a 45-minute trip. This exclusive, privately owned safari lodge is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Matobo Hills, the oldest National Park in Zimbabwe, tucked away into an ancient Bushman’s shelter.

You will check-in, unpack, and then re-assemble for an afternoon game drive through the park looking for the rare rhino. You will return to the lodge at sunset and enjoy a pampered and relaxing evening, with scrumptious meals, drinks, and enjoyable time spent around the fire.

Main Destination: Matobo National Park (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation: Amalinda Lodge
Luxury lodge located just outside Matobo NP
Meals & Drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour

Day 2: Matobo National Park

You will be up at sunrise this morning to enjoy the spectacular color change of the surrounding granite boulders as they get hit by the sun’s first rays. You will enjoy breakfast and then travel to the World Heritage Site, Matobo National Park, about a thirty-minute drive, you will then enjoy game viewing and see numerous species of animals and birds. Matobo National Park and its surrounds are known to have one of the highest densities of leopard populations in Zimbabwe.

Hopefully, you can catch a glimpse of this elusive big cat. Rhinos are usually seen with our record being 13 in a day. There is a stunningly beautiful lunch platform where you will stop to enjoy the view and have a picnic lunch. On the return journey to the lodge, you will visit the grave of a man well known for his exploits throughout South Africa and Zimbabwe, Cecil John Rhodes. You will be back at the camp just before sunset and enjoy the awesome views with a traditional sundowner before another fantastic meal.

Main Destination: Matobo National Park (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation: Amalinda Lodge
Luxury lodge located just outside Matobo NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour

Day 3: Matobo to Hwange National Park

This morning, you will enjoy a relaxed start with breakfast at 7 am. You will then check out and depart for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe`s premier national park. The journey will take approximately three and a half hours depending on stops, and you will enjoy lunch once you arrive at the stunning Hwange Safari lodge. The lodge has a beautiful viewing hide situated next to a waterhole where you may encounter elephants and other game such as buffaloes at close quarters.

On occasion, lions have been spotted here as well. You will enjoy time viewing the game from the lodge and then depart for an afternoon game drive at around 3 pm. You will visit the wonderful Nyamandlovu Pan platform. Here, you may see many elephants and a wide variety of game drinking. You will enjoy some snacks and a traditional sundowner. You will then head back to the lodge and freshen up before enjoying a traditional African BBQ and sharing stories of the day around the campfire pit.

Main Destination: Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation: Hwange Safari Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Hwange NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour

Day 4: Hwange National Park

This morning, you will be up at sunrise and enjoy coffee and a quick bite before you depart to explore Hwange National Park. You will start with a game drive towards an area called Kennedy looking for lions, this is the area where the famous” Cecil the Lion” lived and you may see his former pride or relatives.

You will then spend some time exploring the plains and marvel at the sight of giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and buffaloes as they go about their daily routines. You will then stop at a picnic site for lunch, to rest up and enjoy game viewing away from the vehicle before starting the return leg towards the main gate and back to Hwange Safari Lodge for the evening. This will be a fantastic and rewarding day with many spectacular wildlife sightings. If you are lucky, you may enjoy exhilarating up-close sightings of the Presidential Elephant Herd by the waterhole.

Main Destination: Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation: Hwange Safari Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Hwange NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour

Day 5: Hwange to Victoria Falls

This morning, you will have a relaxed start and view the wildlife from the camp before you enjoy a hearty breakfast. You will then depart for the Natural Wonder of the World, Victoria Falls. The drive usually takes about two and a half hours and on arrival in Victoria Falls, you will check into Ilala Lodge. Here, you’ll get to relax and have lunch (own expense) or just enjoy the views.

In the afternoon, you will arrange a guided walk through the beautiful rainforest on the edge of the gorge and enjoy the spectacular views of Victoria Falls. This usually takes about three hours and you need to dress to get wet! The mist can be pretty awesome and almost like a rain shower. There are some great curio stands at the entrance to the Falls the staff loves the traditional bargain and you will surely end up with some great pieces to take home. You will return to the lodge in the late afternoon and enjoy a sunset cruise on the banks of the Zambezi River before a scrumptious dinner.

Main Destination: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation: Ilala Lodge Hotel
Luxury lodge located at Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour

Day 6: Victoria Falls Airport

This morning, you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge. You will then check out and depending on your flights you may want to do some last-minute shopping or enjoy a walk around town. When you are ready, you will arrange to collect you and transfer you to the airport to catch your flight.

Main Destination: Victoria Falls Airport (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Accommodation: No accommodation

End of 6 Days Zimbabwe Private Tour


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 Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(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

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