Nine Day Best of Zimbabwe Safari

Nine Day Best of Zimbabwe Safari

Short Overview

See the absolute best that Zimbabwe has to offer in this exciting nine-day overland tour.

From the majesty of Victoria Falls to rhino tracking to traditional game drives in the country's many national parks, this immersive exploration of Zimbabwe is sure to leave you with an enduring love for the country.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

All year round

Details

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.

Addons

Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1: VICTORIA FALLS Dinner cruise. (D)

  • DAY 2 - VICTORIA FALLS Victoria Falls tour. Boma restaurant. (B,D)

  • DAY 3 - VICTORIA FALLS - HWANGE Game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4 - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK Game drives. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5 - HWANGE - MATOBO Game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6 - MATOBO NATIONAL PARK Cecil Rhodes grave visit. Rhino tracking or cultural tour. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 7 - MATOBO - GREAT ZIMBABWE Great ZImbabwe tour. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 8 - GREAT ZIMBABWE - EASTERN HIGHLANDS Free day. (B,D)

  • DAY 9 - EASTERN HIGHLANDS - HARARE Township visit. (B,D)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Attractions


  • Dine on the Zambezi River with a sunset dinner cruise.

  • Visit Victoria Falls.

  • Be entertained at the famous Boma Restaurant.

  • Game drives in Hwange and Matobo National Park.

  • Rhino tracking in Matobo National Park.

  • Explore the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.

  • Relax in the picturesque Eastern Highlands.

  • Visit a Harare township.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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