From Granite Domes to Thundering Waters
7 nights / 8 Days
Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day to bring.
This adventure begins at Bulawayo International Airport and ends at Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe.
DAY 1 - 2: MATOBO NATIONAL PARK
On your arrival at the airport you will be warmly welcomed and driven to Matobo National Park.
With its picturesque granite domes, spires and balancing rock formations, Matobo is famed for its dramatic landscapes and historical sites. Known by local tribes as the ancestral home of the spirits, the reserve is home to a multitude of ancient Bushman rock paintings, as well as the grave of renowned colonialist Cecil John Rhodes. A protected wildlife area, Matobo is home to both white and black rhino, as well as large numbers of leopard and a high concentration of majestic black eagles.
Spend two nights in an ensuite thatched room at Camp Amalinda. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne), two game viewing activities per day, laundry and airport transfers.
Day 3 - 5: Hwange National Park
Today you will be driven to Hwange National Park (a drive of approximately three hours), where a game drive vehicle will be waiting to take you to your camp.
Zimbabwe's largest national park, the elephant stronghold of Hwange was once the royal hunting grounds of the warrior king Mzilikazi. Proclaimed a national park in 1929, it boasts a variety of habitats, from desert sands and sparse woodland to grasslands and rocky outcrops. Vast herds of elephant and buffalo, gemsbok and packs of brown hyena can be found in this pristine wilderness, which is also home to one of the largest surviving populations of wild dog.
Relax for three nights in an elegant tent at Somalisa Camp. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, beverages (except premium imported spirits and champagne), two game viewing activities per day, laundry and transfers.
Day 6 - 7: Victoria Falls
After your morning game drive and breakfast, you will be driven to Victoria Falls.
A World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles. Long before the Scottish missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone 'discovered' the Falls in 1855, the local Batonga People had named them Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders. Livingstone named them for his queen. Today, the village rightly claims the title of Adrenaline Capital of Africa, home to a seemingly endless variety of adventure sports from bungee jumping to canoeing and white water rafting.
Indulge in two nights at Victoria Falls Safari Club. Your stay includes breakfast.
Day 8: Departure
After a mouth-watering breakfast, you will be driven back to Victoria Falls, where your adventure with us will end.