Grand Zimbabwe - 13 Day Holiday Package & Safari with Vic Falls

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Duration: 1 - 2 Weeks
Country(s): Zimbabwe

Discover the magic of Zimbabwe on an inclusive lodge tour through this breathtakingly beautiful country. Venture into Zimbabwe’s most famous national parks such as Hwange and Matobo National Park’s. Learn more about Zimbabwe’s fascinating history on a visit to the 900-year-old Great Zimbabwe Ruins. This is a fully inclusive safari package around the best highlights of Zimbabwe and includes all accommodation, activities, park entrance fees and meals where specified.

Description

Discover the magic of Zimbabwe whilst on tour through this breathtakingly beautiful country. Venture into Zimbabwe’s most famous national parks like Hwange and Matobo National Parks. 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 the Shona word for” big houses of stone”. Throughout your trip, you will experience true Zimbabwean hospitality.

Highlights of the Grand Zimbabwe Tour

Victoria Falls

You start this safari around Zimbabwe at the iconic Victoria Falls where the mighty Zambezi plunges over a hundred meters into the gorge below. The columns of spray can be seen from miles away from both the Zimbabwe and Zambian side of the river. There’s great accommodation and restaurants in Vic Falls and you will be spoilt for choice. Don’t forget to book some adventure activities in Vic Falls or a helicopter flip over the falls and Zambezi river.

Lake Kariba

Visit the world’s largest man-made lake, Lake Kariba from the luxury of your lakeshore lodge. Good game viewing and a special cultural tour can be experienced. Enjoy a sunset cruise and choose from a variety of optional activities during your 2-day exploration of the area.

Hwange National Park

Fantastic game drives and other game activities can be enjoyed at the  Hwange National Park, the most spectacular premium wildlife area of Zimbabwe. Two distinctly different safari lodges in different areas of the park allow for a great diversity of game that can be spotted. Your safari drives and walks in Hwange are included in the tour price.

Matopos

Track endangered black and white rhinos on foot in the famous Matobo National Park. Explore the dramatic rocky landscapes and granite domes where you will visit the burial site of Cecil John Rhodes. He chose Worlds View as his final resting place for its breath-taking view and panorama.

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 is the bustling place where your Zimbabwe safari ends. Great restaurants and nightlife abound in Harare, and the shopping and curio markets is a perfect end to this tour.

Included & Excluded

Included in the Grand Zimbabwe tour
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the full itinerary
  • All transport in a Jenman African Safaris fully-kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, plus lunches on 10 days
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide
  • Airport transfers on day of arrival in Victoria Falls and day oof departure in Harare

 

Excluded:

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios etc.
  • Travel insurance

 

Accommodation

Day 1 & 2: Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls or similar
Day 3 & 4: Hideaways Masumu River Lodge, Lake Kariba or similar
Day 5 & 6: Hideaways Nantwich Lodge, Hwange or similar
Day 7 & 8: Sable Sands, Hwange or similar
Day 9 & 10: Hideaways Shashani Matobo Hills Lodge, Matopos, or similar
Day 11: Lodge at the Ancient City, Great Zimbabwe Ruins or similar
Day 12: Pamuzinda Safari Lodge or similar

Full Itinerary

View the Full Itinerary here.

Add-On Safari

If you’re looking to extend your holiday in Zimbabwe, consider adding a safari in Mana Pools to your Grand Zimbabwe tour.

Mana Pools Magic

3 nights
From US$ 1425 per person sharing
Flight Harare to Mana Pools US$ 399 one-way per person

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.

ADD-ON ITINERARY

Day 13 

Board your charter flight from Harare to Mana Pools, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of pure wilderness.
Kanga Camp or similar

Day 14 & 15

Fill your days with wildlife-focused activities such as guided safari walks and open vehicle game drives.
Kanga Camp or similar

Day 16

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Pre-Tour Information

Group Size for the Grand Zimbabwe tour

Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Departure

The Grand Zimbabwe safari 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.

Accommodation

We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation on the Grand Zimbabwe safari. 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

Breakfasts and dinners on this Zimbabwe safari 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 in Zimbabwe 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.

Visas

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required for Zimbabwe.

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. 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.

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