This tour takes you from Johannesburg to Johannesburg in 16 days. Grab the Tour Dossier PDF .
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Zimbabwe is a beautiful country and many of its highlights are not often visited by travellers. Take a journey of discovery visiting the Chinhoyi Caves, Chimanimani National Park and the great Zimbabwe Ruins - a few places off the beaten track!
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A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.
Day 1, Johannesburg to Francistown
Off we go! Leaving the city behind we head for the desert and onward to the Zimbabwe border. It is a long and fairly uneventful drive today however the changing scenery and landscapes are beautiful.
Day 2, Francistown to Hwange National Park
A short drive puts us on the edge of Hwange National Park and our game viewing begins! Other than the huge herds of Elephant, keep an eye out for some stunning bird watching with over 400 different species to see.
Day 3, Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls
An early morning game drive is a great way to start the day. After lunch we are Victoria Falls bound - home of the magnificent, stunning water fall with the same name. Here we spend a bit of time organising activities for the next couple of days.
Day 4, Victoria Falls
Spend today walking around this little town with its BIG waterfall, rest by the pool, write your postcards, shop or chill out at a little cafe. If that sounds too relaxing then finish off the adventure activities you haven't tried yet!
Day 5, Victoria Falls to Lower Zambezi Valley
Crossing the railway bridge beside the Falls we exit Zimbabwe and enter Zambia. After a short stop in Livingstone there is a fairly long drive ahead to reach tonights campsite.
Day 6 to 7, Lower Zambezi Valley
An early start sees us packing light and jumping in our canoes on the mighty Zambezi for the next 2 days. Travelling downstream means little effort is required allowing time to check out the wildlife, birdlife and local hippo population. NB: In the case of extreme temperatures or very low water levels it will not be possible to canoe the river. In this case a 2 night houseboat excursion on Lake Kariba will be substituted.
Day 8, Lower Zambezi Valley to Lake Kariba
Jumping off the canoes we head to Lake Kariba - the largest artificial lake in the world.
Day 9, Lake Kariba to Chinhoyi
A short drive today as we travel to Chinhoyi. A chance to check out the caves!
Day 10, Chinhoyi to Chimanimani National Park via (Harare)
After the caves it is just a short drive from Chinhoyi to Harare where we will stock up the truck and have some lunch. After lunch the Chimanimani National Park awaits with its spectacular scenery and good hiking opportunities. If time allows there could be a hike to the Bridal Veil Falls on the cards.
Day 11, Chimanimani National Park to Chimanimani National Park via (Chirinda Forest)
It is possible to spend another full day hiking in the Chimanimani, or take a day trip to Zimbabwe’s only rain forest on the Mozambique Border. Chirinda is the southernmost rain forest in Africa and home to some spectacular large mahogany trees. A short hike to ‘the big tree’ is a lovely outing and a fantastic spot for a picnic lunch.
Day 12, Chimanimani National Park to Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Leaving the National Park today we head to the famous iron-age ruins of Great Zimbabwe. There is no mortar and yet some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and still standing after so many centuries.
Day 13, Great Zimbabwe Ruins to Matopos National Park
Moving on to Bulawayo and the Matopos National Park. This afternoon we can explore San Bushman rock paintings and the next morning World's View and the site of Cecil John Rhodes' grave. Hopefully we will also see some Rhino here.
Day 14, Matopos National Park
Today we head off into the Park and track Rhino on foot, game drive, see some bushman paintings and hang out with some local folks in their village.
Day 15, Bulawayo to Musina
The Bulawayo Historical Museum is worth a visit before we head back into South Africa crossing the border at Beitbridge. Be prepared for a long crossing while we complete border formalities, before we arrive at our camp.
Day 16, Musina to Johannesburg
Our last early start sees us arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon. A final meal out in the city with your fellow travellers is a great way to end your amazing trip!
Meals included in your tour cost
15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 12 Dinners
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The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay