Guides are the backbone of Africa’s safari industry and the best ones skilfully impart their bush knowledge and enthusiasm for wildlife to their enthralled guests. On this 13-day journey across Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls and into the Lower Zambezi region of Zambia, you will be in the hands of private guide Alistair Kilpin who will take you on walking excursions, lead you tracking and seamlessly navigate all your travel arrangements and cross-border transactions.
Your first port of call will be in Zimbabwe’s Matabo National Park where you will enjoy a walking tour of the ancient rock art and the grave of empire-builder Cecil John Rhodes. You will also undertake a walk of Big Cave Camp’s extensive property as well as track endangered rhinos. Your second home in Zimbabwe is the renowned Hwange National Park – known for its elephant population – where Alistair will explore the bush with you on thrilling game drives.
Victoria Falls then beckons, where you will stay just outside the bustling town centre on an elephant sanctuary (you can also meet an orphaned cheetah who has made The Elephant Camp his home).
From there, Alistair takes you across the Zambezi River and into Zambia for four nights of luxury camping. The Lower Zambezi is a lush environment filled with birds and game, making it a fitting end to 13 days in Southern Africa.