Day 1 – 3: 2 Nights in Camp Amalinda, Matobos National Park
On arrival at Bulawayo Airport, you will be collected and driven to Camp Amalinda in the Matobos Hills World Heritage Site where you will spend the first two nights of your safari in Zimbabwe.

Camp Amalinda is an African inspired refuge, where world-class facilities combine with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty, for which the Matobo Hills is so celebrated. This exclusive, privately owned safari lodge is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills, and situated only 45kms from Bulawayo. Tucked away into an ancient Bushman’s shelter, Camp Amalinda was voted as one of the top 3 Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe in 2010.

The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, echo the essence of tranquility and the majesty of untamed Africa where mammal and bird species are prolific. Included here are the highest concentrations of Leopard and Black Eagle in the world, as well as a healthy population of the endangered Black and White Rhino.

Camp Amalinda is a boutique luxury Lodge. Each structure boasts its own individuality; it is unique in design and was built to incorporate the granite boulders as part of your room for you to truly appreciate the beauty both in and outside.

Experienced guides are on hand for all available activities. These include morning and evening game drives in the National Park and our more popular cultural tour of the magnificent rock art in the various caves, with a historic climb to Cecil John Rhodes’ grave site on top of “View of the worlds”
Day 3 – 6: 3 Nights in Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park
Enjoy breakfast at Amalinda, before road transferring to Hwange Main camp. On arrival at Hwange Main Camp, you will be met by your guide from Somalisa and game driven to Somalisa Camp where you will spend the next three nights of your Safari

Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Somalisa is an authentic bush camp, a blend of old African charm and elegance together with an exclusive safari experience. Its stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain gives it breath taking views of the savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line. At Somalisa Camp, you will experience the heightened romance of the African Bush in one of the most natural environments in Africa. This is the way Africa was meant to be explored.

Only six elegantly furnished canvas tents with en suite bathrooms, flush toilet and romantic alfresco bush shower make up this camp. The décor echoes of an old era, from colonial to the ancient tribes of Africa, telling the story from all corners of this magnificent continent. It’s stunning main area and pool lends to complete relaxation, whether it be with a cup of tea or one of our refreshing cocktails; overlooking the pan where the herds of game congregate in large herds, offering rare moments of outstanding nature.

The use of solar lighting ensures your comfort without interfering with the environment and the area's natural surrounds. The lounge and dining area is at the forefront of the camp, tucked under a soaring canopy of trees. Wide and well-traversed Elephant paths make up the paths connecting your room to the main area.

Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and spot lighting as well as game viewing from hides. Walking and game drives will allow you the opportunity to observe elephant, kudu and sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.
Day 6 – 9: 3 Nights in Zambezi Expeditions, Mana Pools National Park
After breakfast on your last morning at Somalisa, you will be game driven to the airstrip where you will meet your charter to Mana Pools National Park. Here you will be met by your professional guide who will game drive you alongside the Zambezi River to our Zambezi Expeditions camp where you will spend the next 3 nights of your safari.

Come on the adventure of a lifetime for an experience like no other. This safari takes you to several prime spots of this World Heritage site allowing you to explore new territory every day. Each night you will end up back at a mobile tented Camp, which is a comfortable camp on the banks of the Zambezi that is set up for the season each year. Each tent is a spacious mini meru-style tent with en-suite bathroom, flush toilet and outdoor bucket shower.

There are plenty of opportunities to walk the famous floodplain of the Zambezi valley, exploring the Mana Pools wilderness areas well off the beaten track. Wildlife to be seen includes hippos, crocodiles, lions, wild dogs, leopard, hyenas, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and many other antelope.

Canoeing is an optional activity which will probably see you doing about 8 hours of light paddling each day in a steady current of about five kilometers an hour. The whole trip will be along the shoreline in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park covering a total distance of about 50 kilometers, where you’ll enjoy viewing of wildlife from a totally different perspective.
Day 9 – 11: Elephant Camp OR Victoria Falls River Lodge

OPTION A – Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls

Following breakfast on your last morning at Zambezi Expeditions, you will be Game driven to the airstrip where your charter to Victoria Falls awaits. On arrival at Victoria Falls you will be collected and transferred to Elephant Camp where you will spend the final two nights of your safari.

The Elephant camp is situated only 10 minutes from Victoria Falls in a private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park. With an emphasis on exclusivity, the luxury tented suites all have private decks and plunge pools.

The suites are all equipped with indoor and outdoor showers, huge baths, private lounges, mini bar and tea/coffee stations, overhead fans plus air conditioning and all are mosquito proofed.

The Elephant Camp overlooks a waterhole that is fed by natural streams in the rainy season that rush down to meet the Masuwe River, and the Zambezi gorges below the Falls. Walks and birding for guests supply boundless photographic opportunities in addition to the variety of activities that are available in Victoria falls.

OPTION B - Victoria River Lodge, Victoria Falls

Following breakfast on your last morning at Zambezi Expeditions, you will be Game driven to the airstrip where your charter to Victoria Falls awaits. On arrival at Victoria Falls you will be collected and transferred to Victoria Falls River Lodge where you will spend the final two nights of your safari.

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the Zambezi Crescent’s luxury tented Victoria Falls River Lodge is a pioneer in many ways.

As the first privately owned lodge to be situated in the Zambezi National Park (on the Zimbabwean side), Victoria Falls River Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls as it combines the African Safari experience with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the spray of which can be seen in the distance!

The sumptuous tents nestle snuggly among the river bank’s verdant trees, each boasting breath-taking views of the Zambezi River from extensive private decks, and offer guests a welcome break from life’s hustle and bustle and the rare opportunity to genuinely relax and unwind.

Catering to a wide variety of tastes and necessities - from high-energy adventure to peace and tranquillity; corporates; families; honeymooners; retirees embracing their golden years - Victoria Falls River Lodge literally offers ‘something for everyone’.

The combination of personal service, exceptional wildlife viewing, fine dining and luxurious accommodation ensure an unforgettable experience that will leave guests wanting to return again, and again.

After your last morning in Victoria Falls you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward flights

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