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Johannesburg – Harare, Commercial flight
Transfer: Today you will fly from Harare Airport to Mana Pools National Park. Upon arrival, you will be transferred by road to your accommodation.
Shared Charter Flight: Harare – Mana Pools National Park, Shared Charter Flight
Your Accommodation: Zambezi Expeditions, Tent, three nights
Zambezi Expeditions offers one of the best ways to experience Mana Pools on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The 12-bedded luxury mobile camp is set up prior to your arrival near the Zambezi River, the camp is made up of 6 en-suite tents, bathroom facilities include flush toilets and an alfresco hot bucket shower. A well-serviced mess tent with a dining and seating area forms part of the camp.
Activities: Morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing. Note: activities are shared unless otherwise stated. Water activities are water dependent.
Your day(s) in Mana Pools National Park are dominated by the river. You wake to the river’s sounds and the soft light on the water. Glide down the river in a sleek canoe, silently approaching wildlife to observe serenely. You may choose to explore on foot or by motorboat as well—yielding essentially exclusive sightings in the park. Of course, game drives are available to you both day and night. Veteran anglers and novices alike will delight in some of the finest Tiger fishing in the world—it’s pretty thrilling to catch your own dinner and have the chef cook it up! Top off your days with a candlelit dinner on a sandbar in the river or another mind-blowing location in this gem of a park.
Transfer: Today you will transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Lake Kariba. Upon arrival, transfer by road to your accommodation.
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Suite for two nights
Bumi Hills is perched on top of a range of remote hills on the shores of Lake Kariba, offering breathtaking panoramic views over the endless blue waters of the lake. Ten beautifully appointed premium suites surround the iconic infinity pool. Decking extends from the ridge below- the perfect spot for dinner under the infinite, star-filled sky. The uninterrupted view from the bar and dining deck gazes out over paradise beyond and the brilliant pink-to-red-to-golden sunsets that Lake Kariba is famous for. Facilities include spa treatments.
Morning and afternoon game drives, boat safaris, walking safaris, fishing, stargazing and village cultural tours. Note: activities are shared unless otherwise stated. Water activities are water dependent.
Spend your day(s) delving into this unique environment. The remnants of the submerged forest reach out of the water with black spidery branches as you cruise along the lake in search of wildlife or to watch the sunset. On game drives, seek out the prides of lion resting in the shady thickets or set out on foot in search of fossilized dinosaur footprints. Your own private retreat is waiting for you at the lodge—should you choose to simply sit back and relax in this serene location.
Today you will transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Hwange National Park. Upon arrival, transfer by road to your accommodation.
Shared Charter Flight: Mana Pools National Park – Hwange National Park, Shared Charter Flight
Somalisa Expeditions, Tent, three nights
Somalisa Expeditions is set in the heart of the Hwange National Park and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Consisting of 6 simple but luxurious Meru style tents, all en-suite with flush toilets and running water. The main area is on raised decking which overlooks a small elephant pool frequently used as a ‘mud-bath’ and a popular rendezvous for the elephants.
Morning and afternoon game drives, guided walking safaris, bird watching, Hwange Main Camp cultural village visit. Note: activities are shared unless otherwise stated.
Each day in Hwange National Park is a day well spent. This vast park is stunning—full of varied terrain and a staggering diversity of wildlife and bird species. Game drives can last all day with a beautiful picnic spot or you may choose to venture out in the morning and then the afternoon with a lovely siesta in between. The park’s predators are mesmerizing, and you might be fortunate to spy lions, leopards, or wild dogs. Should you opt to explore on foot with your guide, you are likely to cross paths with herds of elephant and other plains game like zebra, impala, kudu and wildebeest. In the evening, unwind and relive your day in the comforts of your camp under the brilliant starry skies.
Transfer: Today transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Victoria Falls.
Shared Charter Flight: Hwange National Park – Victoria Falls, Shared Charter Flight
Thorntree River Lodge, Standard Room for two nights
Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, Thorntree is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The lodge boasts eight twin rooms and two family units comprising four beds each. Each unit includes indoor and outdoor bathrooms, as well as a luxurious private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area, where the fine dining experience of African cuisine will come to life. The dining room flows into a private, temperature controlled wine cellar stocked with the finest wines.
Activities: Boating, fishing, tour of the Falls, morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, village visits, sunset boat cruises and Livingstone Museum visit. Note: activities are shared unless otherwise stated. Two activities per day are included. Water activities are water dependent.
Flight of Angels – 13-minute Helicopter excursion.
See the world from a bird’s-eye view, flying over the Zambezi River, the Victoria Falls and the surrounding gorges. Zip through the spray from the Falls, sometimes billowing up to 985 feet (300 meters) high. With luck, dodge rainbows and pillow-like clouds. This excursion also gives you a greater understanding of the zigzag gorge system and how it developed – it also ideally complements a ground tour of the Falls and its surrounding rainforest. Come back to Earth with your heart racing and your mind full of incredible images from soaring through the sky.
This morning you will be transferred by road to Livingstone Airport in time to check-in, clear customs and immigration, and board your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, connect on your own with your homeward-bound flight. International flights from Johannesburg should depart no earlier than 6pm.
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Advertised prices are person twin share, tour only and correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Bonus is included in the advertised price. Internal Commercial Flights Johannesburg to Harare and from Livingstone to Johannesburg are required to complete this itinerary and not included in the cost. Internal commercial flights are subject to change in the event of itinerary changes, fare increases, airline fuel surcharges, tax increases or significant rates of exchange fluctuation. All activities and transfers while on safari are shared with other guests in camps unless otherwise stated. Private vehicles may be booked at additional cost and are subject to availability. ¹A private travel insurance will be required. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.