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  • Stay at luxurious safari lodges
  • Big-5 game drives in Hwange National Park
  • Visit Victoria Falls – one of the 7 Natural Wonders
  • Enjoy the best of land- and water-based activities
  • Watch wildlife with the backdrop of the iconic drowned forest


Venture into Africa’s wild heart on this 9-day journey to Zimbabwe, combining luxury accommodations with unforgettable wildlife sightings, and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Begin your adventure in the lush tropical gardens of Bayete Guest Lodge for a chance to visit Mosi-oa-Tunya (the ‘Smoke that Thunders’), Victoria Falls. Here, you can also visit the local town and discover all the wonderful spots that make it a much-loved destination.

From there, you’ll venture to Zimbabwe’s largest National Park, Hwange. With a vast array of flora and fauna, your stay at Camp Hwange is the best chance of seeing the safari heavy hitters, the Big 5. Explore exquisite surroundings on game drives, both during the day and at night, and on walking safaris. Zimbabwean guides are often lauded as some of the best in Africa and known for their knowledge and sheer love of their natural surroundings. Relax at the lodge or on your private deck and watch wildlife go by, or head out on an adventure, traversing this ancient landscape.

The final leg of your journey combines the best of land- and water-based activities and game viewing. Found on the exquisite shores of Lake Kariba is Fothergill Island, a lovely paradisiacal escape for any discerning traveller. Make the most of the picturesque scenery, complimentary activities, and enjoy a unique safari experience including boat- and vehicle-based game viewing. This tour is perfect for anyone who is looking to experience an authentic safari in Southern Africa.


  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

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Days 1 - 2: Welcome to Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Days 1 - 2: Welcome to Zimbabwe | 2 Nights

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Following your arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, a driver will transport you to Bayete Guest Lodge, a family-run lodge situated just 3km (2 miles) from Victoria Falls Town. This delightful lodge will be your home for the next 2 nights before setting off on your safari adventure. Take the time to relax and unwind by the swimming pool, or in the lush tropical gardens, and discover the characterful Ingwezi Tavern.

Your time will be spent visiting one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls, as well as the surrounding town. Alternatively, put your feet up, relax, and embrace holiday mode. Breakfast is included in your stay at Bayete Lodge, but the Caldecott Dining Boma and Ingwezi Tavern provide a convenient, poolside dining spot.

Days 3 - 5: Discover Africa’s Mosaic | 3 Nights

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Your transfer will arrive at Bayete Guest Lodge and transport you back to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Giraffe Springs Airstrip in Hwange. From there, you’ll be escorted to Camp Hwange, your accommodation for the following 3 nights.

Ideally situated in a private concession within Hwange National Park, Camp Hwange offers a unique combination of exceptional safari experiences on foot, by vehicle, and on night drives. An extra draw card to Camp Hwange is their guides – known as some of the best in Africa, their love and knowledge of nature and wildlife is both extensive and contagious. Allow them to introduce you to the wild mosaic that is Africa, its wildlife, and its diverse habitats.

All rooms and central areas face the waterhole where resident wildlife gather. Discover a host of wildlife during your stay, including ‘mega-fauna’ such as elephant, buffalo, hippo, and giraffe. Carnivore species are also present, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs.

Days 6 - 8: Enjoy the Magnificent Lake Kariba | 3 Nights

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Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

Enjoy your last morning at Camp Hwange before being transferred back to Giraffe Springs Airstrip for a flight to Fothergill Islands. On the shores of Lake Kariba, and within the Matusadona National Park, sits the glorious oasis of Fothergill Island. Experience a paradisiacal island where culture, traditions, and travel dreams come together to create something unforgettable.

What was once a dry, desert-like landscape is now a thriving wildlife haven thanks to its rich history of conservation and care. Fothergill’s leadership team, in collaboration with African Parks, is working hard to restore this piece of land to its former glory.

Two unique camps, which are separate but linked, provide a contemporary, comfortable, living experience. When you’re not enjoying the peace and privacy provided by your suite, spend it discovering the local flora and fauna, or the array of activities on offer. Head out on a game drive, guided walking safari, and boating safari with some of the finest guides in Africa. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at fishing or head out on a Kariba city tour.

Enjoy culinary masterpieces curated by chefs with a passion for their craft and sunsets that will take your breath away. Family-friendly experiences are also available to keep children of all ages interested and entertained.

Day 9: Farewell, For Now

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It’s time to say goodbye and continue on your next travel plans. A flight from Fothergill Island will take you back to Victoria Falls Airport, which will be your springboard to heading home, or to your next holiday destination. As the saying goes, “You may leave Africa, but Africa never leaves you.” – we are always ready to welcome you back.

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  • Activities as specified on the itinerary
  • All meals as specified on the itinerary
  • Park fees and levies
  • Transfers to and from the airstrip as specified
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  • Departure tax of USD$15 per person which can be paid in cash at VFA


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Dates Price
2023-07-01 — 2023-11-30 $6,900
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