Zimbabwe Highlights and Victoria Falls

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • On the go pace

  • Small group tour

Stirring landscapes and exotic wildlife grapple for your attention as you journey across the African highlands before ending your adventure at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls.

At a glance


  • Eastern Highlands Spot some of the rarest butterfly species in the world in the Bvumba Mountains.
  • Great Zimbabwe ruins Explore ancient ruins dating back to the Bantu civilization.
  • Matobo National Park Look for rare black and white rhinos as you explore the park.
  • Hwange Enjoy an open-vehicle game drive on the concession.
  • Lake Kariba Join a relaxing boat cruise in search of lions, elephants, rhinos and cheetahs.
  • Victoria Falls Watch the sunset from one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Stirring landscapes and exotic wildlife grapple for your attention as you journey across the African highlands before ending your adventure at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls. 

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 8 dinners

Depart UK.

Day
1

No meals included

Arrive Harare.

Day
2

On arrival you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

No meals included

Harare - Mutare.

Day
3

Travel to the Eastern Highlands, a vast mountain range that stretches along the border with Zimbabwe. You’ll have the opportunity to gaze out from the Bvumba Mountains, which offer spectacular views over the highlands and tropical lowlands of Mozambique. The Bvumba Mountains are also a botanical paradise, home to some of the rarest butterflies in the region.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mutare - Masvingo

Day
4

After breakfast the journey continues to your lodge in the ancient city, Great Zimbabwe. One of the country’s most prized treasures, this World Heritage Site features beautifully preserved ruins dating back to the Bantu civilization.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Masvingo

Day
5

The day begins with a tour of the ruined city, which is famous for its towering granite stone walls. You’ll discover a number of significant artefacts as you explore the area, including a number of stone columns topped with the Zimbabwe birds, thought to be associated with royalty.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Masvingo - Matobo Hills

Day
6

This morning head to the Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. Matobo National Park is also the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes and the great King Mzilikazi. The park, a listed World Heritage Site, is home to a broad variety of wild game and bird species.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Matobo Hills - Hwange

Day
7

Enjoy a tour of the Matobo Hills National Park, a unique park with not only animals but some of the most breathtaking granite scenery. Your journey continues to Hwange National Park, world-renowned for its size and for the wide variety of game that call the National Park home; Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, all the Big Cats, Hyena, Wild Dog, Rhino and the world's largest concentration of Elephants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hwange

Day
8

Enjoy a morning and afternoon open-vehicle game drive. Hwange National Park carries 105 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hwange - Kariba

Day
9

After breakfast head towards the Painted Dog Sanctuary, also known as the African Wild Dogs. They are among the continent's most endangered species. At the sanctuary they built on education, community involvement and international support to improve the equality and abundances of the dogs. Travel to the district of Binga, a fishing, boating and cultural centre towards the western end of Lake Kariba's southern shore. After arriving in the district, embark on a scenic cruise, where you will experience some of the wildlife that make this African lake their personal water hole.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kariba

Day
10

Enjoy a leisurely day at Lake Kariba, joining a relaxing boat cruise in search of lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, impalas, kudus and elands as they make their way to the lake for water.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kariba - Victoria Falls.

Day
11

Transfer from Kariba to the Victoria Falls. Enjoy an afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river, as well as spot a variety of game from a unique perspective.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Victoria Falls.

Day
12

Enjoy a breath-taking tour of the Falls, one of the most astonishing world wonders.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Victoria Falls - Johannesburg.

Day
13

Transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Depart Johannesburg

Day
14

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
15

No meals included

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar standard.

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Harare: The Meikles Hotel;
  • Mutare: Leopard Rock Hotel;
  • Masvingo: Lodge at the Ancient City;
  • Matobo Hills: Matobo Hills;
  • Hwange: Sable Sands Lodge;
  • Kariba: Masumu Lodge;
  • Victoria Falls: Zambezi River Lodge;
  • Johannesburg: Peermont Metcourt.

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