$5,935 per person
9 Days/ 8 Nights

EXPLORE ZIMBABWE! Highlights of Zimbabwe

Explore Zimbabwe's highlight destination spot. Visit Bvumba Mountains, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Matobo National Park, Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba.
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What's included

Departure Location
Starts at Harare Airport
Return Location
Ends at Victoria Falls for your onward journey
Additional Information
Optional Extension: Victoria Falls Tour Number: SV401B2019
Price includes
  • 8 Breakfasts and 8 dinners
  • Accomodations
  • Sightseeing as specified (see itinerary) and English-speaking, highly educated driver-guides
  • Transport
Price does not include
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • International flights
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing For single room supplement: Additional fee

Bvumba Mountains

Resting on the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border, 30 kilometres southeast of Mutare, the spectacular Bvumba or Vumba Mountains rise to an impressive 1911-metre peak at Castle Beacon. The year-round abundance of exotic flora and fauna make Bvumba an ideal destination for nature lovers seeking the rarest bird and butterfly species in the region as well as endangered Samango monkey and even the elusive mountain leopard. Spend your days hiking Bvumba’s picturesque hillsides, verdant natural forests, and breathtaking landscapes where you will discover a botanical treasure trove of unique African bird, animal and plant life. Don’t miss the Bunga Forest Botanical Reserve and the nearby Bvumba Botanical Garden which is designed around a number of small streams and includes an important cycad collection, with 59 of the 189 known species.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Once Zimbabwe’s capital, the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe is the biggest and most significant stone archaeological complex in sub-Saharan Africa. It is also one of its oldest – thought to date back to the 11th century and second only to South Africa’s Mapungwe. Composed entirely of rectangular granite blocks stacked on top of one another without the use of mortar, the walls and towers of the city measure up to 12 metres in places, and it is unsurprising that Great Zimbabwe was designated a World Heritage Site in 1986. Visitors can look forward to wandering through these ancient stone structures and immersing themselves in the history of this important heritage site.

Matobo National Park

Idyllically located in the spectacular Matobo Hills, the renowned Matobo National Park is known for its rich human history, its remarkably diverse flora and fauna and its magnificent rugged terrain. This unspoiled natural wilderness features a range of massive red-tinged, granite boulders interspersed with gorgeous wooded valleys making it a dream destination for hikers, climbers and nature lovers alike. The reserve is compact, easily accessible and is home to an impressive range of African wildlife including the highly endangered black and white rhinoceros, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah, hippo, warthog and crocodile as well as Africa’s largest concentration of leopard and black eagles. This unforgettable national park serves as an ideal stopover for travellers heading to the popular tourist sites of Hwange and the majestic Victoria Falls.

Hwange National Park

Situated in western Zimbabwe, the Hwange National Park is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. The park’s magnificent terrain ranges from desert dunes, savannah lands and mopane woodlands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests. Visitors can look forward to game drives, guided walks or horse riding safaris. Other highlights include: the Bumbusi National Monument and the Nyamandhlovu Pan.

Lake Kariba

The planet’s most voluminous man-made lake, Kariba is a popular tourist destination that was created in the 1950s when the mighty Zambezi was dammed. It stretches for more than 200 kilometres along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, forming a natural boundary between the two countries. The lake’s waters are home to abundant wildlife including: crocodiles, hippos, fish and aquatic birds, while its shoreline and islands are rich with terrestrial game such as elephant and buffalo. It has become one of Zimbabwe’s main tourist attractions offering houseboat holidays, fishing safaris and wonderful game viewing experiences.

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Day 1-

Bvumba Mountains


  • Travel from Harare Airport to the Bvumba Mountains, with spectacular views over the highlands.
  • Lunch en route (optional & for own account).
  • Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Day 2-

Great Zimbabwe Ruins


  • After breakfast, depart for the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
  • Lunch en route (optional & for own account).
  • Arrival at lodge.
  • Remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure.
  • Dinner and overnight at lodge.  
Day 3-

Great Zimbabwe Ruins


  • After breakfast, depart for a walking tour of the Great Zimbabwe Monument, a World Heritage Site.
  • Lunch is optional & for own account.
  • Overnight and dinner in Masvingo.
Day 4-

Matobo National Park


  • Depart on a tour of the Matobo Hills and Matobo National Park, a World Heritage Site and the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes and Mzilikazi, the great Ndebele King.
  • Lunch in Bulawayo (for own account)
  • Arrive at hotel where remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.
  • Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Day 5-

Hwange National Park


  • Enjoy a tour of the Matobo Hills National Park.
  • Lunch in Bulawayo (for own account)
  • Continue to Hwange National Park, home to a wide variety of game such as buffalo, zebra, giraffe, all the big cats, hyena, wild dog, rhino and elephants.
  • Arrive at lodge.
  • Overnight and dinner at lodge.
Day 6-

Hwange National Park


  • Enjoy a morning game drive in open safari vehicles
  • Afternoon open vehicle game drive in safari vehicles
  • Overnight and dinner at lodge.
Day 7-

Lake Kariba


  • After breakfast, visit the Painted Dog Sanctuary.
  • Continue to the district of Binga and the western end of Lake Kariba’s southern shore.
  • Embark on an afternoon scenic cruise in search of wildlife sightings.
  • Dinner and overnight at lodge.    
Day 8-

Lake Kariba


  • Full day at leisure at Lake Kariba.
  • Join an afternoon sunset cruise in search of wildlife sightings
Day 9-

End of Itinerary


  • Transfer from lodge to Victoria Falls for your onward journey.

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Highlights of Zimbabwe Tour

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