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Spend seven exciting days on safari exploring two of Africa's heavyweight wildlife destinations: Zambia and Zimbabwe. Highlights include mighty Victoria Falls and sensational game viewing in some of Africa's best but least-visited game reserves.

Begin your adventure in Zambia with a stay at Toka Leya Camp. This camp, located on the banks of the Zambezi River and close to Victoria Falls, offers many activities to keep you busy - choose from game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises and guided nature walks.

Next, transfer across the border to Zimbabwe where you will spend two wonderful days enjoying superb game viewing and bird watching at Little Makalolo Camp, situated in a private concession in the country's flagship Hwange National Park.

The final part of your journey takes you to Mana Pools National Park where you will stay at Ruckomechi Camp overlooking the Zambezi River. Here you'll enjoy fantastic activities such as game drives and guided walking safaris as well as canoeing and fishing excursions in one of Southern Africa's wildest game reserves.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay at 3 luxurious safari camps
  • Experience exceptional big game viewing
  • Marvel at thundering Victoria Falls
  • Take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Enjoy expert game drives in famous Hwange National Park
  • Soak the day away in Ruckomechi's 'bath-with-a-view'
  • Explore the off-the-beaten-track Mana Pools
  • Enjoy sensational bird watching throughout

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Livingstone in Zambia

Today you will arrive at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport to catch your flight to Livingstone in Zambia. From there, transfer to Toka Leya Camp where you will spend the next two days.

Day 2

Discover the Victoria Falls

Toka Leya lodge is situated on the forested banks of the Zambezi River, just 20 minutes away from the legendary Victoria Falls. Enjoy a guided tour of this natural wonder before packing in whatever activities you have planned. Besides all the famous adrenalin activities in the area such as white-water rafting and bungee jumping.

Enjoy a sunset river cruise, saddle up for an elephant-back safari or even go on a guided walk or game drive in nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya Park for your first taste of the big game action soon to come.

Days 3-4

Cross the border to Zimbabwe

Today you will check out of Toka Leya, transfer across the border into Zimbabwe, and head to your next accommodation, Little Makalolo, a classic safari camp set in a private concession of Hwange National Park. Hwange has long been Zimbabwe's flagship national park and you'll be heading out on expertly-led game drives and walking safaris in search of big game.

Elephant, lion and buffalo are frequently seen and the general game viewing is excellent. The park is also home to Africa's top predators and you'll be keeping an eye out for leopard, hyena, wild dog and cheetah. If you are an avid bird watcher, there are perfect opportunities to tick off dozens of birds everytime you go out - Hwange has an enviable bird count of well over 400 species.

Days 5-6

Enjoy more thrilling game-driving

After breakfast at Little Makalolo, head to Mana Pools National Park where you will be staying at Ruckomechi Camp. Ruckomechi Camp offers beautiful views over the Zambezi River as well as a wide range of safari activities - plan your game viewing experience with the staff at the lodge and enjoy open-vehicle 4x4 game drives and guided walking safaris as well as boating, canoeing and fishing.

Mana Pools is one of the region's wildest and least visited parks and is home to a wide range of habitats and phenomenal bird watching.

Day 7

Head back to Johannesburg

Say farewell to Zimbabwe today as you head to Victoria Falls Airport. Here you will catch your outbound flight back to Johannesburg and continue with your onward travel arrangements.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights at Toka Leya on a fully inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Little Makalolo on a fully inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Ruckomechi on a fully inclusive basis
  • Flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone
  • Flight from Victoria Falls Airport to Johannesburg
  • Internal charter flights

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Apr 2014 - 01 May 2014 $5810
  • 02 May 2014 - 01 Jun 2014 $5810
  • 02 Jun 2014 - 02 Jul 2014 $5810
  • 03 Jul 2014 - 02 Aug 2014 $6360
  • 03 Aug 2014 - 02 Sep 2014 $6360
  • 03 Sep 2014 - 03 Oct 2014 $6360
  • 04 Oct 2014 - 03 Nov 2014 $6360
  • 04 Nov 2014 - 04 Dec 2014 $5810

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"This safari is perfect for anyone who's looking for an off-the-beaten track style safari but still ticking all the major boxes from a wildlife & safari perspecrtive. Zambia & Zimbabwe delivers top notch experiences and should be on your must-see list when you come to Africa."

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