A Taste of Zimbabwe

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Looking for a travel adventure that provides rich experiences in the natural world, unforgettable encounters with the animal kingdom and slices of history and culture? Zimbabwe is an evolving nation ready to deliver thrills, beauty, wonder and excitement. From viewing the dramatic spectacle of Victoria Falls, to cruising in peaceful serenity on Lake Kariba, to witnessing the confidence of predators stalking game while on safari - Zimbabwe has memorable moments waiting around every corner. This journey is for those seeking an authentic African experience away from the well-trodden tourist path.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Victoria Falls

Start the journey near one of nature's most amazing wonders. Mighty Victoria Falls is an awesome sight to behold and a fitting start to this trip through Zimbabwe. On a visit to the falls, witness the spray of water project high into the air as torrents of white water dramatically rumble over the edge and into the canyon below. The falls are seriously powerful so be prepared to get wet! From the centrally located hotel choose to explore the local area in free time. There are loads of adventure activities on offer - abseiling, bungee jumping and canyoning are popular.

Day 3 Hwange National Park

Learn about the plight of the endangered African wild dog and the efforts to save this species from extinction on a visit to Painted Dog Conservation. Afterwards, journey to the wilds of the Hwange National Park. Once royal hunting grounds, this national park is now home to hundreds of species of mammals and birds. Head out and explore the park in an open 4x4 to try and spot lions, hyenas, giraffes, elephants and more. In the evening, spend the night sleeping in a comfortable lodge located within the grounds of the national park.

Days 4-5 Bulawayo

Travel to Zimbabwe's second largest city and use free time to explore the markets, relax in a cafe or catch a local football match. The next day, head to the wilds of the Matobo National Park, the domain of rare black and white rhinos. A guided walk through the grounds of the park offers the special opportunity to encounter these endangered creatures.

Day 6 Masvingo

Journey to the oldest colonial settlement in Zimbabwe and explore ancient ruins thought to have once been a royal palace of the Zimbabwean monarchy. These intriguing ruins are considered one of the most significant archaeological sites in Southern Africa.

Day 7 Tzaneen

Cross the border into South Africa and gain insight into the customs, traditions and beliefs of the Lobedu tribe. Afterwards, an expedition to the Modjadji Nature Reserve reveals forests of unique cycad plants that have thrived for centuries.

Day 8 Johannesburg

Journey to South Africa's busy commercial centre where this adventure concludes. Why not stay on for longer to explore the Soweto township or visit the Apartheid Museum to learn about South Africa's recent history?

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