Zimbabwe in May

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Mild weathered May is the first of Zimbabwe’s dry winter months and by the middle of the month, the visibility in the bush starts to improve as the grass begins to thin. Natural pans have not yet dried up which means animals can still be hard to spot.


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Botswana and Zimbabwe safari

day 1 to 2

Welcome to your Botswana safari
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day 3 to 4

Track the Big Five
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day 5 to 6

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls
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day 7

Fly home

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