7 Days Fly in Zimbabwe Wildlife and Victoria Falls
7 Days Fly in Zimbabwe Wildlife and Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe lies on a high plateau, and its terrain consists primarily of grasslands bordered on the east by mountains. The north-eastern border of the country is marked by the mighty Zambezi River, along which is located the incomparable spectacle of Victoria Falls and the magnificent expanse of Lake Kariba.
The Zambezi has become one of the world’s best water adventure travel destinations, offering outstanding white-water rafting in the Zambezi Gorges below the falls as well as excellent canoeing and kayaking above them. Victoria Falls, the Smoke that Thunders, is one of the natural wonders of the world.
- Game drives in Hwange national park
- Game drives in Mana pools NP
- Hiking to Victoria Falls
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Victoria Falls international airport and transfer to your lodge
You are met on arrival at The Victoria Falls Airport by your driver/guide who will assist with your luggage and direct you to your transfer vehicle. Whilst at the airport your driver will brief you on your safari and what to expect in Victoria Falls including all the information you might need to know about Victoria Falls. The transfer to your lodge is about 20 minutes.
After check in you are free to relax by the poolside before you are picked up late afternoon for a Zambezi River dinner cruise returning to the lodge around 2100hrs marking the end to your first night in Victoria Falls.
Day 2: Full day hiking around Victoria Falls
Your guide will meet you at the lodge reception at 0900hrs and take you to the main falls entry via the Big Tree for a 2-3 hour guided tour of the majestic Victoria Falls. With the expert knowledge of your guide you will go through all the viewpoints inside the rain-forest. The tour will end back at the entrance by 1200hrs. You can have lunch at the Rain-forest cafe (lunch is at clients own expense). Your guide will transfer you back to the lodge. This afternoon you have an option to choose one activity between an elephant back safari, a lion walk, or a 12/13 min helicopter flight over the falls. In the evening your guide will meet you at the lodge reception again at 1900hrs to take you for the Boma Dinner at the Boma Restaurant for an amazing African buffet dinner ending with interactive entertainment as you hit the African Jemba drums into the night. Your guide will be waiting to transfer you back to the lodge after the Boma Dinner.
Day 3: Drive from Victoria falls to Hwange National Park
Depart after breakfast and head from A ’Zambezi River Lodge to Hwange National Park arriving just in time for lunch. If lucky you will spot large herds of elephants at the lodge waterhole that always come for a lunch time drink. After lunch your lodge guide will take you on an afternoon game drive in this area in an open 4X4 game drive vehicle ending with a sundowner somewhere in the midst of the bush with the sounds of wildlife all around. As the sun sets you will then drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight ending your first night in Hwange National Park.
Day 4: Full day game drives in Hwange National Park
Today you will spend the full day going on game drives into the Hwange National Park and also on the Khulu Ivory Lodge private concession. Khulu overlooks an ancient riverbed, in today’s terms called a ‘vlei’ and the waterhole in this vlei is known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and bird life in Hwange National Park.
Day 5: Flight from Hwange national park to Mana Pools national park
Early morning game drive or walk before taking the short drive to Hwange Airport for your light aircraft transfer to Mana Pools. Mana Pools National Park is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness, and wilderness. This unique park is a World Heritage Site based on its wildness and beauty together with the wide range of large mammals, over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife. Mana Pools is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular parks. Your flight takes you to a remote airstrip in the heart of Mana Pools were you will be greeted by sightings of wildlife and an ever smiling lodge guide who will transfer you to your lodge for the last 2 nights at Kanga Camp.
Day 6: Full day game drives in Mana Pools national park
Included in your stay are game drives, bird watching, walking safaris, canoeing, fishing, and Kanga under the stars. Kanga Camp is set in the most remote part of the World Heritage Site in Mana Pools, not too far from Chitake Springs. The Camp lies on the isolated Kanga Pan, which is near the Ruckomechi River, about 15km (as the eagle flies) away from the Zambezi. It is the newest camp in the area, having opened in 2010, but its tents have already been upgraded. The camp can be accessed by either road transfer or by charter flights.
Day 7: Flight from Mana pools national park to Victoria Falls
Depending on your international flight time from Victoria Falls, you will depart Mana Pools and fly all the way back to Victoria Falls Airport was your safari ends. Your charter flight can also take you to Harare International Airport as another exit route. If you wish to extend with another night or two in either Victoria Falls or Harare, this can be arranged at an extra cost.
- Vehicle, guide and fuel
- Park entrance fees
- All game drives and walking safaris included on your final itinerary
- Domestic flights
- Boat cruises
- Enroute meals and drinking water
- International flights
- Zimbabwe tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Alcoholic drinks
When to book this safari package
We recommend booking this safari package 9 months to 1 year in advance.
Best time to visit Zimbabwe for a safari
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is during the dry season from June to October, during this period wildlife tent to congregate around water holes.