• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • The Host
  • The Experience

Date: September 14-28, 2023
Host: Brian Keating, Great Big Nature
Cost: US$ 24,350 per person

Zimbabwe is the epitome of African beauty.  Phenomenal safari guides, diversity of pristine wilderness, variety of activities, and the stunning jaw dropping safari accommodations deliver all the components for the perfect unforgettable safari.

From the grandeur of Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in the west, Mana Pools National Park in the north and Gonarezhou National Park in the southeast, experience a magnificent selection of the wildlife and the diversity of landscapes.

Safari Features

  • Hosted by Brian Keating
  • Game viewing by 4x4 land cruisers, river boat, and bush walks
  • Phenomenal safari guides
  • Stunning accommodations… check out photos! Click here
  • Private charter flights between camps maximize your time and comfort

Questions? Please contact Julie, one of the Civilized Adventures’ Custom Travel Advisors at julie@civilizedadv.com

Brief Itinerary

  • Harare (1 night)
  • Mana Pools National Park (4 nights)
  • Southern Hwange National Park (4 nights)
  • Victoria Falls (1 night)
  • Gonarezhou National Park (2 nights)
  • Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve (2 nights)

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

If you would like to extend your travels in South Africa or Mozambique, please ask us about possible extensions.

Brian Keating has been leading groups on nature-based adventures for over three decades, exploring some of the best wildlife areas on the Planet. An international speaker, author of five award-winning children's books, a weekly guest on CBC Radio, and former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the U of Calgary, Brian has also been a regular on the Discovery TV Channel, using his own wilderness adventure and wildlife films. He is also the co-producer of an exciting new series of programs: www.greatBIGnature.com .

Brian loves to share his knowledge and passion for all things wild, and with an avid following, his trips fill quickly!

First Class Accommodation

Chosen for location, comfort, ambience, service, quality, and always offer fair value. Standard features of these premium camps include great food & beverage service, beautiful social areas which blend with nature and encourage relaxation, a swimming pool for a refreshing dip, and your secluded personal decant suite for your quiet time enjoyment. Civilized Adventures selects the ideal locations to ensure an ultimate travel experience.

Expert Guides

Our enthusiastic local experts give you an insiders’ viewpoint that takes you well beyond any guidebook. These experienced guides enjoy sharing their knowledge of many of the small things in traditional bush life, including tracking, traditional uses of plants and herbs and how the people live today. Our host Brian Keating, with 60+ trips to Africa, will help facilitate an extraordinary experience.

Typical Day on Safari

At sunrise, tea/coffee and a snack will be delivered to your tent, or available 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 and relax during the hottest hours of the day. When the animals are less active, retreat to your deluxe accommodation or enjoy the pool. Download and edit your photos, read a book, or have a nap before your late afternoon activity begins. The second of your daily game drives will take you in a different direction to experience new scenery and different animals. As the sun sets return to camp where a hot shower and gourmet dinner await.

Getting Around

Private open sided 4x4 safari vehicles. 6 guests per vehicle, guarantees a window seat for everyone and plenty of space for your camera gear and binoculars!  We always fly you between parks to maximize your time and comfort.