An 11 Day Safari Through Gonarezhou, Mana Pools, & Victoria Falls
On this 11-day Zimbabwe safari you'll explore the stunning landscapes and witness the amazing wildlife of this fascinating country. You'll journey to the seldom visited Gonarezhou National Park, the enormous Mana Pools National Park, and the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Your safari begins in the far south of Zimbabwe with 5 nights in Gonarezhou National Park, one of Zimbabwe's largest park and full of rugged and scenic landscapes. Situated on the border of Mozambique, Gonarezhou is famous for its elephants, and many of the largest-tusked elephants in the region may be found within the Park.
From Gonarezhou, you'll fly to Mana Pools National Park in the far north of Zimbabwe on the banks of the Zambezi River. Mana is known for its immense bull elephants and the sight of an elephant standing upon its hind legs to stretch for the seedpods of a giant tree upon the floodplain has become iconic. Mana Pools is not all about elephants; you can expect to see large numbers of plains game and the predators that follow them.
Finally your safari ends at the beautiful Victoria Falls. At Victoria Falls, the earth splits open and swallows one of Africa’s greatest rivers, the mighty Zambezi, creating the largest sheet of falling water on earth. As the water hits the narrow depths of the Batoka Gorge beneath, it blasts a cloud of mist skywards, lending the falls their local name ‘mosi-oa-tunya’ (the smoke that thunders). You'll spend 2 nights here enjoying all the Falls has to offer-river cruises, walks along the falls, and scenic flights.
This is a sample itinerary and we can customize it to create a truly unique safari!
Brief Itinerary (See detailed itinerary here)
Days 1-3: Arrive Gonarezhou - Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
Days 4-5: Gonarezhou National Park - Chilo Tented Camp
Days 6-8: Mana Pools National Park - Kavinga Safari Camp
Days 9-10: Victoria Falls - Pioneers Lodge
Day 11: Depart Victoria Falls
Our Explore Zimbabwe is a private, tailor-made itinerary, so there are no specific departure dates. Just let us know your potential travel dates and we will check on availability of all services.
Contact us for the best time of year to travel and we'll work with you to design a personalized Zimbabwe experience.
PAYMENT: A non-refundable, 20% deposit is required within 7 days of receipt of invoice to confirm booking. Balance is due 8 weeks before departure. If booking is within 7 weeks of departure date, entire balance is due upon receipt of invoice.
Other terms & conditions apply.
- See the detailed itinerary for a complete list of what's included and excluded.
- Included: In general, rate includes all lodging, park fees, meals (drinks excl), airport transfers, domestic flights, and services of driver/professional guide.
- Excluded:. In general, rate excludes airfare to/from Africa, entry visas, insurance, tipping, drinks
Rate is per person sharing and for cash payment by check or bank transfer. If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added. Single supplement applies.
Length: 11 days/10 nights
Route: Starts in Gonarezhou, Ends in Victoria Falls
Vast plains teeming with wildlife? Exploring the bush on foot? Tracking mountain gorillas? Summiting Kilimanjaro? Meaningful interactions with local Africans?
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