Details of Nine Day Best of Zimbabwe Safari
DAY ONE: ViCTORIA FALLS
Depending on when you arrive in Zimbabwe, you'll have some time today to familiarize yourself with the area and undergo your briefing ahead of the adventure.
A highlight of today is sure to be dinner at the fantastic Zambezi Reflections, a floating restaurant out on the Zambezi River. Your sunset and dinner cruise is sure to be a meal you'll never forget!
DAY TWO: VICTORIA FALLS
You'll set out after breakfast for your guided tour to see Victoria Falls for yourself. The towering falls are renowned around the world for their beauty, and you'll have the chance to learn about their formation while also appreciating their unquestionable beauty.
The afternoon is yours to spend as you'd like before enjoying dinner at the famous Boma Restaurant. Part restaurant and part entertainment experience, Boma's drum show is famous around Africa and is the perfect accompaniment to your delicious meal. Dancers, storytellers, and local artists are also present to lend the entire night a festive atmosphere.
DAY THREE: VICTORIA FALLS - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Departing Victoria Falls after breakfast, you'll make the drive to Hwange National Park, one of Zimbabwe's great national treasures. Home to more than 40,000 elephants and a number of animals including lions, giraffes, zebra, and much more - Hwange National Park is one of the region's premier game drive destinations.
You'll arrive in time for lunch at your lodge before heading out for an afternoon game drive.
DAY FOUR: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
You'll have a full day to explore Hwange National Park, with your driver designing an itinerary to maximize your chances of seeing the wildlife that interests you.
This truly massive park is home to more than 100 species of mammal and almost 400 species of bird, so there is sure to be something for everyone on your day of exploration.
The park's elephant population is far and away its biggest drawcard. With more than 40,000 elephants calling the park home, you're sure to get more than your fill of these beautiful creatures.
DAY FIVE: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK - MATOBO NATIONAL PARK
You'll set off after breakfast and make your way to the world-renowned Matobo National Park. Famous for both its rich cultural heritage and its remarkable wildlife density, this small park is a fantastic game driving destination.
On your afternoon game drive, you'll get to see the park's zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, and much more. Other highlights of the park include the presence of both black and white rhinoceros and Africa's largest concentration of leopards!
You'll overnight in the park.
DAY SIX: MATOBO NATIONAL PARK
It's a day of cultural discovery today, as you'll pay a visit to the grave of legendary colonial figure, Cecil John Rhodes.
In the afternoon, you'll have the option to either pay a visit to a local village or take part in a rhinoceros tracking trip. Whether you choose the cultural or the wildlife option, you're sure to enjoy your day's activities before retiring for the evening.
DAY SEVEN: MATOBO NATIONAL PARK - GREAT ZIMBABWE
You'll immerse yourself in the region's fascinating history today as you depart for fabled Great Zimbabwe.
Once the capital of Zimbabwe, Great Zimbabwe is the largest and most significant archaeological site in all of sub-Saharan Africa. One of the oldest city's in southern Africa, Great Zimbabwe's granite walls and towers stand as testament to Africa's ancient history.
You'll have the afternoon to explore the ruins before overnighting nearby.
DAY EIGHT: GREAT ZIMBABWE - EASTERN HIGHLANDS
You'll set off after an early breakfast and make your way to the Eastern Highlands. Situated on the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, this stunning region is one of rolling hills, tea plantations, soaring peaks, and quaint farmsteads.
In stark contrast to what you've seen elsewhere in Zimbabwe, the Eastern Highlands is a charming escape from the hustle and bustle of the working world.
You'll have the afternoon to relax at your accommodation or participate in a variety of optional activities.
DAY NINE: EASTERN HIGHLANDS - HARARE
You'll make your way to the Zimbabwean capital shortly after breakfast, enjoying lunch in the city before embarking on your afternoon's activities.
Youll pay a visit to the township of Mbare Musika to learn more about how the local population lives, as well as paying a visit to a local museum to learn more about the city's often tumultuous history.