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ZIMBABWE

ZIMBABWE WILDLIFE & LEISURE SAFARI

Destination

Zimbabwe

Highlights

Victoria Falls , Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Excellent game viewing, Fishing opportunities, Great cuisine and great lodges

Tour Type

Lodge Safari
Guided Safari

From

US$ 5,400 pp sharing

Duration

12 days/11 nights
Victoria Falls to Harare

This is an adventure not to be missed!

The highlights are amazing and include Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba on a houseboat as well as wildlife haven, Mana Pools!

Victoria Falls is a must see for every nature lover, Lake Kariba on a houseboat is an unforgettable experience whilst Mana Pools has some of the best wildlife in Africa with a huge hippo population.

Other animals at mana pools include elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, crocodile and many more.

ROUTE: (VICTORIA FALLS – HARARE)

DAY 1
We collect you at Victoria Falls airport and transfer to the beautiful A’zambezi lodge, www.azambezi-hotel.com, situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river where we spend the first two nights on African soil.
After an afternoon of relaxation at the lodge we enjoy a great dinner whilst being entertained by local dancers showing off their paces.

DAY 2
We have a full day ahead as we visit the mighty Victoria Falls after breakfast and have time this afternoon for optional activities like a helicopter flip over the falls and perhaps a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi before a delightful dinner in town.

DAY 3
An early breakfast is needed as we travel to Binga today for the start of the Lake Kariba cruise tomorrow.
After arrival in the afternoon we book into Masumu River Lodge, our home for tonight and after a short rest and freshen up we enjoy a lovely sundowner cruise on the Madumu river, followed by yet another enjoyable dinner.

DAYS 4/5/6
Three amazing days follow while we enjoy the wonders of Lake Kariba and slowly make our way to the opposite end of the lake.
The houseboat is very comfortable and the bird and wildlife along the way is absolutely spectacular!

DAY 7
Today we disembark the houseboat after an amazing journey and book into Kariba Safari Lodge, our destination for today.
The little town of Kariba has a number of interesting attractions and we spend the remainder of today exploring the town.

DAYS 8/9/10
We have a relaxed breakfast before embarking on our drive to Mana Pools Safari Lodge, our lodge for the next 3 nights.
Mana Pools is one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa and the time we spend here is all about good food, an abundance of game drives and some great fun in between…
Mana Pools have large numbers of elephant, hippo and crocodile, but also cheetah, leopard, lion, buffalo and many more and is a true wildlife haven!

DAY 11
Today we say good bye to the wildlife of Mana Pools and travel to Selous where we spend our final night of our adventure at the Chengeta Safari Lodge, situated in a huge private wildlife reserve.
If time allows we will fit in a last game drive and hope to see the big ones of Africa one last time.
A nostalgic dinner is enjoyed at the lodge and we reminisce the wonderful adventure we had.

DAY 12
A final breakfast is enjoyed at the lodge before we travel to Harare for your onward journey.

What Altis say about this safari

This adventure combines complete relaxation and leisure with amazing wildlife, and is as good as it gets.

Victoria Falls is an absolute must do to all lovers of nature from around the world and to combine this with a leisure cruise full of surprises as well as the magical Mana Pools wildlife is just astounding!

There are also some amazing add-ons possible on this adventure in the Chobe National Park, Botswana, a mere 100km from the Victoria Falls, as well as Hwange National in Zimbabwe, also a short distance from the falls.

Both Chobe and Hwange offer exceptional game viewing opportunities.

What’s Included
All road transport
Public as well as passenger liability insurance
Coffee and tea as needed
Entries to the Victoria falls
Entries to Mana pools
All accommodation
All meals
Entries to lake Kariba
One sundowner cruise

What’s Excluded
Personal travel insurance
Visas
Air travel
Gratuities
Bottled water, soft drinks as well as alcoholic beverages
Personal items, medical items

Optional attractions available for own account
Scenic helicopter flights
Sundowner cruises not mentioned above
Bungee jumping
Tiger fish and bream fishing
Massages at lodges
Additional game drives

Clothing
Neutral colours are recommended
Your choice of clothing will depend on the season during which you travel

Wet Season
November through April
During this time temperatures are warm to hot and mostly humid around the Okavango Delta area and Zimbabwe, with regular thundershowers from Dec to March
During these months we recommend light weight long sleeve hiking pants and similar as well as light weight long sleeve shirts(particularly for evenings when mosquitoes are active)
Short sleeve shirts and t shirts
Sunhat
Scarf
Swimsuit
A few warmer items and a fleece top in case of unexpected cold weather
Hiking shoes
Sandals or flip flops
At least one nice outfit

Dry season
May through september
During this time days are sunny and can reach mid 20’s regularly
Evenings can be cool to cold to very cold, to freezing cold
We recommend a few short sleeve shirts and short pants for warmer mid days, whilst you should bring some warm long sleeve shirts, pants as well as a warm jersey and jacket for evening wear
Also pack a scarf
Sunhat
Beanie
Hiking shoes
Sandals or flip flops
Thermals
Vests
Warm socks
Warm gloves

Medical
Malaria prophylaxis
Basic medicine like tablets for headache, nausea, cramps and diarrhea
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Body lotion
Mosquito repellent
Hand sanitizer
Travel towels

Other items for both seasons
Passport
Travel insurance taken out at home, please ensure that tour cancellation and curtailment is Included
A good book to read
A diary should you like to diarize your adventure
Universal power adapter
Portable power pack
Binoculars
Water bottle
Camera and spare batteries
Torch or headlamp
Some USD cash
Visa or mastercard credit cards

To experience the real Africa is a priviledge that changes you for ever. There is no other place on earth like it…