Highlights of Zimbabwe

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $4,395
  • Length: 7 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Africa, Zimbabwe
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Tour Description

This 7 day journey of Zimbabwe will be an unforgettable experience. Victoria Falls sightseeing will take you to the awe-inspiring grandeur of these mighty falls. More than one-mile wide, the spray can be seen from miles away. Game viewing by drive or guided walk will allow you to view large numbers of elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as dozens of other species. Authentic bush experiences from your unique accommodations at both Davison’s Camp and Ruckomechi Camp will complete the experience.

  • Feeling the thunder of Victoria Falls on a guided walking tour
  • Investigating the bush while riding an elephant in Zimbabwe
  • Seeing the vast herds of elephant and buffalo while exploring Hwange National Park
  • Taking a canoe excursion on the Zambezi River
  • Seeing big game bathe in the river from the comfort of the lounge at Ruckomechi Camp

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe. You are met on arrival in Victoria Falls, and taken from the airport to your hotel, an icon in the region.

This afternoon enjoy time at leisure to relax or explore. The lodge offers wonderful views of the Zambezi River, as well as a wide range of activities.

Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe

Day 2

Victoria Falls Sightseeing

This morning, arise early to embark on a thrilling, low-intensity elephant back safari through the bush. Your guide leads you through riverine bush and shallow parts of the Zambezi River onto the islands. Watch for buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, impala, elephants and waterbuck, as well as a wide variety of birds.

Next, take a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls, a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. More than one mile wide, columns of spray can be seen from miles away. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.

Tonight relax on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. (B)

Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe

Day 3

Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park

This morning you are taken to the airport for your flight directly to Davidson’s Camp in the southeastern park of Hwange National Park. You are met upon arrival, and transferred to your accommodations at this simple camp offering an authentic bush experience.

Take an afternoon game drive for your first look at the incredible wildlife to be found here. (B,D)

Davison’s Camp, Hwange

Day 4

Hwange National Park

Game viewing here includes lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, leopard, white rhino, spotted hyena, southern giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, waterbuck and reedbuck. In summer, wildebeest, zebra and eland love the open plains, while in winter nearby waterholes are magnets for elephants in massive numbers. Bird life is also prolific.

In the morning you can take a game drive or choose an early morning guided walk. During the day relax and explore your camp surroundings before taking a late afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)

Davison’s Camp, Hwange

Day 5

Hwange to Mana Pools National Park

Today you are taken to the airstrip for your flight to the Ruckomechi Camp on the western side of the Mana Pools National Park. You are met upon arrival and taken into the camp, your base for the next two nights.

Nestled in a large grove of Acacia trees, and overlooking the Zambezi River, your camp offers superb views of the mountains and the Great Rift Valley beyond. This afternoon relax at the camp; perhaps lounge in the pool as you witness the parade of animals in the river. The area is renowned for large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland that concentrate along the river.(B, L, D)

Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe

Day 6

Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park offers a wide variety of wildlife and birdlife. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are all found here, and the grunting of hippos can be heard all day long. You can see mopane woodland and riverine species of birds including the Collared Palm-Thrush, Racket-tailed Roller, Purple-banded Sunbird and Black-throated Wattle-Eyes.

You can easily watch wildlife from the camp, but you can take guided open-jeep safaris, wildlife walks as well as boat and canoe excursions. There are also excellent fishing opportunities.

Your camp consists of just 10 thatched chalets, each spacious, with an en-suite bathroom. (B, L, D)

Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe

Day 7

Depart Ruckomechi to Victoria Falls

Enjoy morning at the camp, then transfer to the airstrip for your flight to the Victoria Falls Airport. Depart from Victoria Falls for your flight home or on to your next destination.(B)

Departures

Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $4,395.00 per person double occupancy.

From $945.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by private deluxe A/C vehicles
  • Local English speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Intra Tour Flights
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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