- Matopos National Park – a striking area with beautiful big granite rock outcroppings and abundant wildlife
- Tracking rhino with experts
- Walking and night safaris
- Hwange National Park – renowned Big Five wildlife park
- Painted Dog Conservation Organization – private visit to the organization
- Matetsi Private Game Reserve – game drives in a private reserve
- Victoria Falls – visit the impressive, thundering falls
- Canoe and take an evening boat cruise on the Zambezi River
- Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls
- Excellent, socially minded and eco-friendly lodges
Day 1: Arrive into Zimbabwe
Arrive into Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport where a representative will be ready to accompany you to Amalinda Lodge, your base for the next three nights.
Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Matopos, Amalinda Lodge blends seamlessly in with its natural granite surroundings. Amalinda is a founding member of the Mother Africa Community Fund which assists in the protection of flora, fauna and cultural heritage.
Days 2-3: Rhino Tracking and Safari Game Drives
Track both black and white rhino by vehicle or on foot with skilled guides.
Take two daily game drives to see the abundant wildlife in the area. Visit the rock art sites of the San Bushman tribes, and enjoy a cycle tour of the local village, where you can learn more about the communities of the Matabele tribe
Day 4: Morning game drive, then depart Matopos for Hwange
After your morning activity and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hwange National Park.
Your base for the next three nights is Khulu Bush Camp. This lodge overlooks an ancient riverbed which attracts wildlife, in particular thirsty elephants and abundant birds.
Days 5-6: Safari Activities in Hwange – Painted Dog Conservation Organization
Enjoy game walks with expert guides and game drives through the vast 6,000-acre private concession, along with night drives to see nocturnal animals in action.
Visit the Painted Dog Conservation Project and a rural school and village.
Day 7: Morning game drive then transfer to Victoria Falls
Enjoy your morning activity and a hearty breakfast at the lodge before you transfer to Victoria Falls town. From here, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime scenic helicopter flight over the Falls, Zambezi River and the Matetsi Private Game Reserve!
Matetsi Victoria Falls lodge supports the local community and employs 100% of their staff from Zimbabwe residents.
They also partner with the Greenline Africa Trust which focuses on long-term sustainability. If you’d like to bring supplies for nearby schools they also partner with Pack for a Purpose.
Days 8-10: Choose from different activities in Victoria Falls
There are many activities to choose from such as a guided tour of Victoria Falls; high tea at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel;
guided game drives in the private game reserve to see elephant, buffalo, and big cats; or canoeing the Zambezi River.
Day 11: Departure
After enjoying your last activity, check out and transfer back to Victoria Falls airport to connect with your onward flight.
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