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  • Experience off-the-beaten path destinations
  • Stay at intimate, authentic camps
  • Explore a riverside location close to the Victoria Falls
  • Spectacular game-viewing opportunities
  • Game drives, walks & boat safaris
  • Ideal for birding enthusiasts
  • Fly between Hwange & Mana Pools


Starting off with a stay at an elegant tented camp on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, this luxury safari takes a well-paced week to showcase not just the 'Smoke that Thunders' but Zimbabwe's best game-viewing destinations as well. You will enjoy two nights in the heavyweight Hwange National Park and another two at Mana Pools, the gateway to the wild lower Zambezi. Getting from Hwange to Mana Pools is as simple as boarding a light aircraft for the short flight, meaning you maximise your time in the national parks.

Perfect for those who want to experience a safari away from the crowds and with activities focusing on the beauty and wildlife of the region, a few of the itinerary's highlights include a tour of mighty Victoria Falls, game drives, river cruises, canoe safaris and guided walks.


  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

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This magical holiday highlights Zimbabwe’s true gems! Combining Mana Pools with the world-renowned Hwange National Park, as well as the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, one can immerse oneself in a jam-packed adventure. Bush walks, canoeing, fishing, game drives, river cruises, visiting the famous Victoria Falls, visiting local villages, rhino tracking, and so much more are on offer!
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Days 1-2: Experience the Victoria Falls area

Victoria Falls, Zambia
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Days 1-2: Experience the Victoria Falls area | 2 Nights

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Today your tour starts when you are met by a representative at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport for your road transfer to Toka Leya. This luxurious tented camp has a postcard-perfect setting on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River, lying in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a short distance from Victoria Falls.

Spend two days discovering this action-packed region, famous as Africa's adventure capital. Activities on offer at an additional cost include sunset cruises, helicopter flights, micro-light flights, canoeing, jet boating, white-water rafting and fishing. You could also choose to go on game drives, river cruises and guided nature walks

When you are not out exploring, unwind back at the camp’s swimming pool before heading to the tree-canopied bar and dining area, complete with fantastic views of the Zambezi River.


Days 3-4: Transfer to Linkwasha Camp | 2 Nights

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Enjoy breakfast before transferring by road to Victoria Falls Airport. After clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by a representative who will assist you with your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Hwange National Park and your next camp – Linkwasha.

Located in the prolific Linkwasha Concession within Hwange, Linkwasha Camp is considered one of Zimbabwe's best offerings, with its excellent service, location and design. The camp places a strong emphasis on being as eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible, while still managing to offer all the modern comforts and conveniences one expects on a 5-star getaway.

Explore the concession on 4x4 game drives and guided walks with armed guides. You can expect to see a wide variety of animals including buffalo, elephants and all sorts of classic animals like zebra, giraffe and antelope species. Hwange is famous for its predators and bird watchers will be delighted by the rich birdlife.

One of Linkwasha's best features is its sleep-out platform, where you will spend an evening under the stars, being lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa. There are also multiple viewing decks to enjoy sightings at the waterhole. Alternatively, relax in the lounge and bar area or enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool.

Linkwasha sleepout deck in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Days 5-6: Transfer to Ruckomechi Camp | 2 Nights

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Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

After your final breakfast at Linkwasha, you will be transferred to Ruckomechi Camp, a well-established lodge set in the western region of Mana Pools National Park, via light aircraft. Your final camp for this tour is located in a grove of acacia and mahogany trees overlooking the Zambezi River and the mountains of the Great Rift Valley.

Go on daily game walks with armed guides and game drives in 4x4 vehicles. It is classic big game country and you'll be keeping an eye out for predators including lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah as well as buffalo at the river’s edge while kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the Zambezi's floodplains. Elephants often splash about in the waterhole in front of the camp as do large numbers of water birds.

Unwind back at the camp in the beautiful infinity pool and central dining, lounge and library area – all connected to the tented rooms by walkways.


Day 7: Return to Victoria Falls

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After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your own onward arrangements.

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  • Applicable tourism levies, value-added tax or government sales tax
  • Laundry services
  • Scheduled road transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Selected activities
  • Selected park fees and entrance fees
  • Shared light aircraft flights as specified in the itinerary
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2023-08-01 — 2023-11-19 $8,295
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