Discover the magic of Zimbabwe while on an intimate tour through this breathtakingly beautiful country. Venture into Zimbabwe’s most famous national parks such as Hwange and Matobo National Park. Learn more about Zimbabwe’s fascinating history on a visit to the 900-year-old Great Zimbabwe Ruins rumoured to be the capital of the legendary Queen of Sheba and also the namesake of the nations, Zimbabwe comes from a Shona word for” big houses of stone”. Throughout your trip, you will experience true Zimbabwean hospitality.
Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls has been called “the greatest known curtain of falling water” – and it is a truly spectacular site to see. Columns of spray can be felt from miles away as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly 2 km (1708 m) into a deep gorge – over 100 meters below.
Lake Kariba: Enjoy a sunset cruise on the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Kariba and choose from a variety of optional activities during your 2-day exploration of the area.
Hwange National Park: Fantastic game driving and game activities in spectacular wildlife areas, including both the northern and southern regions of Hwange National Park.
Matopos: Track endangered rhinos on foot in Matopos National Park, and explore the dramatic rocky landscapes where you will visit the burial site of Cecil John Rhodes, chosen as his final resting place for its breath-taking view.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins: The Great Zimbabwe Ruins are a veritable sea of fascinating rock formations and this complex set of ruins is one of the country’s greatest historical and cultural attractions covering almost 1800 acres. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins were built by the Shona cattlemen and became a National Monument, earning worldwide recognition; it was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986.
Harare: The capital city of Zimbabwe, once known as Salisbury until 1980, when the country became internationally recognized as the independent Republic of Zimbabwe and the city’s name was changed to Harare. With popular tourist attractions and great shopping, it is a bustling city.
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If you’re looking to extend your holiday, consider adding this extension to your trip…
Mana Pools Magic
3 nights | Mana Pools add-on safari
From US$ 1425
Flight Harare / Mana Pools US$ 399 one-way
Described as one of Zimbabwe’s most fantastic national parks, Mana Pools is simply teeming with wildlife and unrivaled beauty. This bucket-list worthy destination is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is most thoroughly enjoyed through intimate walking safaris or canoe trips through its many channels, sandbanks and flood plains. Visitors to Mana Pools can expect to encounter hippo, crocodile, elephant, lion and a variety of bird life – all of whom are mostly untroubled by the comings and goings of human admirers.
Day 13: Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
Board your charter flight from Harare to Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of pure wilderness.
Kanga Camp or similar
Day 14 & 15: Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
Fill your days with wildlife-focused activities such as guided safari walks and open vehicle game drives.
Kanga Camp or similar
Day 16: Harare, Zimbabwe
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 12
Departure: Grand Zimbabwe departs from Ilala Lodge or similar in Victoria Falls.
Please note that the daily departure times are a guideline only and are subject to change due to seasonal variations, as well as unforeseen circumstances. The final decision rests with your guide who will advise you at what time you will be departing each day.
In the evening of day 1, there will be a meeting presented by your guide, at 18h00, at your lodge. It is imperative that all clients attend this meeting so as not to miss out on any critical information.
Whilst it is our every intention to adhere to the above mentioned itinerary, there may on occasion be a necessity to make alterations in order to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore please treat the itinerary as a guide only.
We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms.
Meals: Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a camp fire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Transport: Jenman African Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system and air-conditioning to be determined by the company. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle. Some game drives may be conducted in open-sided safari vehicles. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls or Hwange and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.
Travelling Times and Distance: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.
The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit the countries stated on the itinerary.
Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.
Making your Travels Meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.
Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.
We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, a global initiative that allows you to make a lasting impact on the communities you visit. Use your excess luggage allowance to pack supplies needed by the Dingani Primary School in Zimbabwe and Masongora Primary School in Uganda. We’ll then make sure it gets delivered to them. Click here to view the schools current needs list.