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Zimbabwe is blessed with some of the loveliest scenery in Southern Africa. This trip, which is perfect for families, takes you to the jaw-dropping beauty of Victoria Falls, passes through the huge stretches of pristine Big 5 country in Hwange National Park, and ends with a blissful stay on the banks of Lake Kariba. In fact, all three of these iconic destinations are also hailed for their sheer magnitude: the Falls are the largest waterfall in Africa; Hwange is Zimbabwe’s biggest national park; and Kariba is the largest constructed lake in the world.

You and your family will kick off discovering these natural gems in Victoria Falls Town, rightly billed as the adrenalin capital of Africa because of the superb white-water rafting, bungee jumping and other exciting activities on offer. From there, you journey to the heart of Hwange to enjoy classic morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Big 5 – Hwange’s populations of wild dog and leopard are also making a comeback thanks to special conservation projects.

Lastly, wind down from early morning wake-up calls with time at the luxurious Bumi Hills Safari Lodge on the shores of Lake Kariba, which is a whopping 226 / 140mi long! On your final night, experience a sleepout on the lake aboard the luxurious Lady Jacqueline Boat. As you cruise along, keep your binoculars to hand to view African fish eagles, cormorants, hippos, elephants and the occasional Nile crocodile making the most of this vast tract of fresh water.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Perfect for families with children
  • 3 of Zimbabwe’s most grand natural spectacles
  • Mix adrenalin, history and fun at Victoria Falls
  • Search for the Big 5 in Hwange
  • Unwind on the shores of Lake Kariba
  • Sleepout boat experience on Lake Kariba
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Tour Duration: 11 Days
Start: Victoria Falls, Zambia
End: Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

Destinations visited

Accommodations visited


Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
3 Nights
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Somalisa Acacia
3 Nights

Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
4 Nights


Day to day

After jetting into Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, a sprawling property that has views over Zambezi National Park. Once you have settled into your suite, head for the swimming pool to cool down or enjoy an iced drink on the sun-splashed deck, which has views of a popular waterhole (visits to the photographic hide can be arranged) and the park beyond. The lodge also has a complimentary shuttle that runs a regular service to various places in Victoria Falls Town, including the outdoor craft market and an upscale indoor shopping arcade that stocks great mementos and gifts.

After a peaceful night’s sleep, you will be ready for your full taste of the Victoria Falls today. A guided tour will take you to the best viewing spots, and your guide will chat about the geology of the Falls, their history and how they change depending on the rains in the far-off Angolan Highlands. The wettest time of year – and thus the time when the waters and spray are at their highest – is from about February to May (your guide may deck you out in raincoats and umbrellas, and be sure to protect your camera from the moisture). On very clear nights when the moon is full and the spray high, you may be able to see one of nature’s loveliest sights: a lunar rainbow arching its way over Batoka Gorge.

One of the undisputed highlights of a visit to Victoria Falls is a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Departing in the late afternoon on a spacious cruiser, you and your family can set back and savour the ultimate in natural beauty and some armchair game and bird viewing. Drinks and snacks are served on the boat as the sky slowly changes from brilliant blue to soft pink…


Expert Opinion

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

An itinerary offering a variety of experiences. Visit Victoria Falls while staying in luxury suites overlooking the Zambezi National Park; visit Hwange, land of the giants, where you are guaranteed great elephant sightings and end off watching the sun set over Lake Kariba from what the locals call a houseboat but is more like a luxury yacht.

What's Included?

  • Selected transfers as per the itinerary
  • Sunset Cruise whilst staying at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
  • Tour of the Falls whilst staying at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

What's Excluded?

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

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