• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • The Experience
  • Trip Route
  • Dates & Cost

Departures: Weekly set departures from May to October (join a small group or build your own departure)
Host: Local guides
Group size: Minimum 2/Maximum 10 participants
Cost: Starting from US$9,650 per person sharing

A very exciting 14-night safari package including Hwange, Matusadona, Mana Pools and Gonarezhou National Parks. In Hwange, the varied habitats and vegetation types, as well as countless waterholes, mean that drives are exciting with diverse species to be seen. A visit to one of the villages on the outskirts of Hwange adds another element to your safari – here you’ll enjoy a tour of the school, learn about community projects, and meet some community members.

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions and allows camp activities to include canoe trips downriver.

Matusadona has three distinct ecological areas: the lake and shoreline grassland; the Zambezi Valley floor, and the extremely rugged Escarpment area, which rises 700m from the valley floor. Elephant and buffalo are abundant in the park and other common species include the honey badger, civet, small spotted genet, lion, leopard, and spotted hyena.

Gonarezhou has some of the most spectacular scenery in the region incorporating the iconic Chilojo Cliffs, wide meandering rivers and extensive woodlands. Home to about 11 000 elephants, the Gonarezhou truly deserves its name, ‘Place of Elephants’. With a bird checklist of 400 species and 89 species of mammals this park and this safari as a whole are bound to be extraordinary.

Highlights

  • Explore Victoria Falls, traditionally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates to “the smoke that thunders”
  • Charter scenic flights between safari camps
  • Twice daily safari game drives in 4 incredibly diverse wildlife regions
  • Window seats guaranteed – open safari vehicles
  • All-inclusive, 15-day safari in classic accommodations from exquisite safari lodges to luxury & classic bush camps

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures’ Adventure Travel Specialists at info@civilizedadv.com

Brief Itinerary

  • Victoria Falls (2 nights)
  • Hwange National Park (3 nights)
  • Matusadona National Park (3 nights)
  • Mana Pools National Park (3 nights)
  • Gonarezhou National Park (3 nights)

For details on accommodation, daily activities and more see our interactive itinerary here.

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Includes:

  • All meals and drinks at camps
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • All activities in camps with expert local guides.
  • 4 Internal flights and all ground transportation

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Zimbabwe Visa on arrival $75 US
  • Airport departure taxes:  $15 US per applicable airports used  (2-4 airports)
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature (ex. hot air balloon, etc.)
  • Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control (ie. park fee increases, fuel surcharges)

Luxury Accommodation

We have hand selected these intimate camps for their locations, hospitality and ambiance. Whether you are enjoying your sundowner cocktail, a gourmet meal or reminiscing around the campfire, you are in the heart of wilderness. Your private luxury tent is equipped with all the comforts.

Expert Guides

Our local guides have years of professional training and a deep passion for wildlife and conservation.  They know the areas intimately and are skilled in finding even the “hard to spot” animals.

Typical Day on Safari

At sunrise, tea/coffee and a snack is delivered to your tent, or it may be offered in the lounge area. Bring an extra layer for game drives in the cool morning hours. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast or brunch, followed by lunch or afternoon tea. During the hottest hours of the day, when animals are less active, you can retreat to your tent or room, or relax by the pool. Your afternoon activity will usually be a game drive into another area, or head into the villages to meet the locals and visit a school. As the sun sets return to camp where a hot shower and an enticing dinner await.

Getting Around

Top notch safari vehicles where everyone will receive a window seat for optimal viewing.  Charter flights between camps maximize your time and comfort.

Dates & Cost

Twice weekly departures, Monday or Thursday every week from Victoria Falls from May 1- October 31.

Starting from US$9,650 per person on twin share.

If you’re looking to travel on your own please contact us for single supplement pricing.

All quoted prices and itinerary effective at time of publication (November 5, 2020). All payments are non-refundable once received. Trip cancellation and medical insurance are strongly recommended. For more information, contact info@civilizedadv.com.