Zimbabwe Victoria falls Itineraries

Duration

5 Days

Max People

20

Min Age

2+

Pickup

Airpot

Overview

Embark on a thrilling adventure through the captivating landscapes of Zimbabwe, a land of untamed beauty and extraordinary wildlife. With its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife, Zimbabwe offers an unforgettable safari experience like no other. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking an off-the-beaten-path travel destination, Zimbabwe’s safari tour packages promise to immerse you in a world of wonder and awe. Let’s explore some of the incredible experiences that await you on a Zimbabwe safari.

Majestic Encounters with African Wildlife

Prepare to be awestruck as you venture into Zimbabwe’s renowned national parks and private game reserves. Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, is home to a remarkable array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and giraffes. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat and capture unforgettable moments on your camera.

The Splendor of Victoria Falls

No visit to Zimbabwe would be complete without marveling at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. Known as the “Smoke that Thunders,” this magnificent waterfall is one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Take a guided tour to explore the falls up close, feel the mist on your face, and be captivated by the sheer power and beauty of this breathtaking sight.

Authentic Cultural Experiences

Immerse yourself in Zimbabwe’s rich cultural heritage by engaging with local communities. Discover the traditions, customs, and daily life of the people who call Zimbabwe home. Visit traditional villages, meet the friendly locals, and learn about their ancestral traditions, music, and dance. This cultural immersion adds a unique dimension to your safari adventure, offering a deeper understanding of the country’s vibrant heritage.

Off-Road Safari Thrills

For the adventurous at heart, Zimbabwe offers exciting off-road safari experiences. Hop into a sturdy 4×4 vehicle and venture into remote wilderness areas like Mana Pools National Park and Matobo National Park. Traverse rugged terrains, navigate through riverbeds, and get up close to the diverse wildlife that inhabits these remote regions. Camping under the starry African sky adds an extra touch of authenticity to your safari journey.

Birdwatcher’s Paradise

With its diverse ecosystems, Zimbabwe is a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts. Over 600 bird species can be spotted throughout the country, making it a paradise for ornithology enthusiasts. From the vibrant Lilian’s Lovebird to the majestic African Fish Eagle, you’ll have the opportunity to observe these feathered wonders in their natural habitats, creating lifelong memories for avid birdwatchers.

Conclusion

Zimbabwe’s safari tour packages offer an unparalleled adventure for those seeking an immersive wildlife experience. From close encounters with Africa’s iconic Big Five to exploring the grandeur of Victoria Falls and engaging with local communities, Zimbabwe has it all. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or a cultural explorer, Zimbabwe’s safari tours will leave you with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Prepare to be amazed by the untamed beauty that awaits you on a Zimbabwe safari.

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Tour Plan

Day1

Morning
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in Victoria falls at Bantoka Guest lodge.
Batonka Guest Lodge is an upmarket boutique guest lodge and simply put is just beautiful. It really is in a class of its own in this price range and also holds onto a standard of service that is rare to find these days. This eco friendly lodge, which opened its doors in June of 2016 is located in the residential suburbs just 2.5 kilometres from the Victoria Falls entrance. Being new it has all the up-to-date mod cons.  Different accommodation options available at your disposal. Click the link to view details
https://www.smilestravelandtour.com/nationalpark_single.php?dest_id=3&category=48

Afternoon
In the very afternoon after a bit of rest you will be picked up from your hotel /Lodge for the sunset cruise on the Zambezi river around 15 30 hours and returned to your hotel/odge after the cruise which is 2 hours long.
The Zambezi Sunset cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River.
The Zambezi River, above the mighty Victoria Falls is a wide, meandering treasure trove of wildlife and stunning views. Situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi is a host to a myriad of bird life, wildlife and panoramic vistas. The river is calm and perfectly suited for sedate and relaxing Zambezi River cruises
There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets.
Clients may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species.
The Sunset Cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Day2

Morning
In the morning at around 10 hours you will picked up from your hotel/Lodge for the Guided tour of the falls on the Zimbabwean side and returned to the hotel/Lodge after the tour which is 2 hours long.
This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, clients may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where they may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.

Afternoon
In the mid afternoon around 14:30 hours you will be picked up from your hotel/Lodge for the helicopter flight. One of the best- way to view the falls from the air. Drink yourself in the incredible view of the majestic Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi, and the diverse wildlife that roam through this magical place.
The duration of the flight is approximately 12-15 Minutes sometimes at the height of 1500ft above the ground, whilst approaching the magnificent Victoria Falls.
After the fiight you will be returned to your Hotel/odge in 45 minutes.

Day3

Morning
In the morning at around 10 hours you will picked up from your hotel/Lodge for the Village tour and returned to the hotel/Lodge after the tour which is 2 hours long.
Clients are taken to an authentic rural village approximately 20km from Victoria Falls town where they are given the opportunity to watch local villagers going about their daily tasks. The tour enables the client to see rural life first hand; visiting rural homes, watching their fields being tended and possibly getting the chance to help in some of the day-to-day chores.
It is recommended to Bring any old clothes, sweets, stationery, etc which can be useful to these people.
Departure Times, generally 10h00 and 14h00. We are flexible on our departure times.

Afternoon
In the mid- day around 14:00 hours you will be picked up from your hotel/Lodge for the historical bridge tour and returned to the hotel after the tour which is 02:30 hours long.
Journey through over 100 years of history in this engaging, theatrical and educational tour. Built between 1904 and 1905 the Bridge is one of Victoria Falls most prominent land marks.
The Bridge Tour is led by our enthusiastic team of guides, takes you through the history of this remarkable structure, from its design and initial prefabrication in England, to its construction in Africa.

Day4

Hwange Day trip – Full day
Early in the morning you will picked up from the hotel at 06:00 am for Hwange day trip and At the end of this memorable tour around 4.30 – 5pm and you will be transferred back to Victoria Falls arriving in time for your dinner around 6.30pm.
your driver will transport you back to your hotel in Victoria Falls town in time for your dinner around 6.30pm, this will be after Approximately 12 hours long including travelling.
Hwange day trip gives you an opportunity to visit one of the most diverse wildlife parks in the world and enjoy an unforgettable African safari experience from either Victoria Falls or Livingstone town.
Hwange National Park is approximately a two-hour drive away from Victoria Falls town, two, and half-hours from Livingstone. Upon arrival at the Painted Dog Center, a guide who takes you through a one-hour interaction with the Painted Dogs welcomes you.
Your knowledgeable and experienced guide then takes you on a two and a half-hour game drive within the Hwange National Park in open back vehicles. You are treated to a wonderful lunch at the Hwange Safari Lodge, where you can enjoy a taste of traditional Zimbabwean cuisine.
After lunch, you may relax at the swimming pool or you can go on a walking safari for two hours in the Hwange National Park with an armed warden.
Number of People
Minimum 4 pax – Maximum 20 pax
The day trip is suitable for all ages, including families and groups
More Information
Visa may be required to enter Zimbabwe if on the Zambian side
Guests are advised to arrange a packed breakfast from their hotel before the trip or eat before the trip
Special dietary requirements need to be communicated in advance.
Children aged 3 – 11 will pay half price. Children under 3 years go free of charge. Adults should accompany all Children on the trip.
Enjoy a day filled with game viewing in the Hwange National Park

Day5

Morning
In morning around 08:30 hours you will be picked up from you Hotel/Lodge for the Elephant
encounter. This activity will afford you an opportunity to unobtrusively observe some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. You will spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.
You will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed – physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephants, and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk.
You will also venture out into the bush to spend time with the elephant and the sight of the gentle grey mammals up close and personal will be imprinted on guests’ minds’ long after they have returned home. Witness the special relationship the elephant keepers share with the animals and become a part of it. You will have the opportunity to take photographs with the elephants, marvel at their size and watch
After the encounter with these amazing creatures approximately 03 hours long, you will be offered a selection of refreshments in the cool of the Wild Horizons Elephant Wallow. A transfer back to Victoria Falls concludes the experience

Afternoon
In the afternoon around 14 00 hours you will be picked up from your Hotel/Lodge for Canopy Tour.
The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour offers fantastic views of Zambezi rapids, Victoria Falls Bridge & the spray of the Falls.
Observe the riverine forest from a variety of different vantage points – from above, below and within the canopy itself — experience forest bird-life, which can include the Knysna and Purple-crested Turaco (Lourie) and Peregrine Falcons. The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour offers a network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges. This experience is suitable for adventure seekers of all ages including families and groups. The Canopy Tour is family fun with a unique birds-eye view of one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
The Canopy Tour consists of nine slides, varying in length and one cable bridge walkway. The longest slide is about 85 metres long and the shortest 40 metres in length. Our friendly and experienced staff will give you a detailed safety briefing before the canopy tour, taking you step by step through your upcoming adventure. There are two guides on each tour, and the activity lasts for between two to two and a half hours and later after the tour you will be returned to the Hotel/ Lodge.

Day6

Morning
You will be picked up from your Hotel/Lodge around 09:00 for flying fox and return to the Hotel/Lodge after 45 Minutes.
The activity involves taking a running jump into thin air over the chasm, soaring horizontally through the air over the turmoil of the Zambezi below. The gorge at this point is 200 meters wide and 120 meters deep. This is a great appetizer before you try the Zip Line and Gorge Swing.

It is important that any medical conditions of guests are known before the activity. This includes any allergies for example bee stings, nuts, shell fish etc. If a guest is at risk of anaphylactic shock, they must please ensure that they carry an EpiPen with them.
Hydration It is very important that guests drink plenty of water especially during the warmer months. It is generally recommended that guests drink at least 2 to 3 litres of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration.

Afternoon
Late afternoon around 16 30 hours you will be picked up from your hotel/Lodge for Dinner with the stars tram and returned to the hotel late in the night around 19:30 hours, the tour takes approximately 3 hours.
This is a safari tram ride and exceptional dining experience under starry African skies. This involves a 40 minutes safari tram ride into the wilderness keep an eye out for animals!
It also includes the Sumptuous 3 course al fresco meal at the romantic lantern lit railway siding in the bush and a spectacular 40 minutes return tram ride, while looking for nocturnal wildlife with our red filter spotlight

Day7

Morning
This is the last day of your tour it is a free time in the morning you can either stay at the hotel and relax whilst preparing for departure or go for a town visit and have a feel of it.
Afternoon
In the afternoon around 1200 hours depending on your flight’s schedule you will be picked up from your hotel for the airport to fly home or for your onward journey.

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