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Safari: Zambia, Zimbabwe

Affordable Vic Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools

Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools 

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Megan Warrington

Your journey starts at the Victoria Falls, locally known as ‘the smoke that thunders’. Watch the water crash over the chasm and tick this World Heritage Site off your bucket list. Your next stop is in the best game-viewing area in the heart of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where there are large elephant and buffalo herds and lots of other wildlife. Your journey comes to an end at Mana Pools National Park, a remote wilderness that captures visitors’ hearts and speaks to the wildness in their souls. Enjoy game drives, nature walks and perhaps a river cruise. 

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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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1

Welcome to Africa

Start your Africa safari with a visit to the famous Victoria Falls. When you arrive at Livingstone International Airport in Zambia, you'll be transferred to Toka Leya Camp. Enjoy a late lunch and settle into your room then go a guided walk on the banks of the Zambezi before you enjoy sundowners at camp. What a breathtaking view to start your Africa safari experience. Overnight at Toka Leya Camp with your meals, drinks and camp activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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2

Smoke that thunders

Today you'll explore the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls in the morning and an afternoon drive in Mosi oa Tunya National Park. Overnight at Toka Leya Camp, with your meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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3

Eco-friendly in Hwange

You'll be transferred to Vic Falls airport, where you will connect with your scheduled charter flight to Hwange National Park, spending the next three nights in one of the best game viewing areas in the heart of the park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and look out for Hwange's roan and sable antelope. The park also offers good elephant sightings. Overnight at Little Makalolo Camp, with meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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4

Endless waterhole traffic

We recommend that you make the most of the early morning before breakfast to look for cats. Then enjoy a late breakfast and perhaps a walk before or after lunch to experience the finer details of the bush. There are many sought-after bird species here, such as Arnot’s chat, Dickinson’s kestrel and Bradfield’s hornbill. Overnight again at Little Makalolo, with your meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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5

Elephants everywhere

This is the ideal opportunity to see Africa's key species up close from the safety of Makalolo's wooden hide at the waterhole. Wildlife you may encounter here or on your drives includes large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as lion, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, roan and sable antelope. Overnight at Little Makalolo, with your meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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6

World Heritage site

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airstrip to connect with the scheduled flight (included) to Mana Pools National Park, which is well known for its remoteness and wildlife. You can spend the next three days exploring it on bush walks, game drives or the popular canoeing. Overnight at Ruckomechi Camp on the edge of the Zambezi River, with your meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks

Transport: Included

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7

"Twitching" anyone?

Take in the views of Africa's Great Rift Valley mountains across the river in Zambia, go on a game drive in an open safari vehicle or cruise along the Zambezi River on the lookout for grunting hippo and other wildlife. See how many birds you can spot; there are numerous local specials like collared palm-thrush and racket-tailed roller. Overnight at Ruckomechi Camp, with your meals, drinks and activities included.  

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks 

Transport: Included

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8

Secluded "bath-with-a-view"

Enjoy a morning bath with a view at Ruckomechi Camp, and watch how the elephant come to enjoy the tasty pods of the Acacia albida (Ana) trees dotted all over camp. You're welcome to join an early morning drive followed by breakfast and to go out again in the afternoon, either on foot or exploring the lower Zambezi by boat. Overnight at Ruckomechi Camp, with your meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks 

Transport: Included

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9

Bon Voyage

You’ll fly to Victoria Falls airport to connect with your flight home. If you prefer, we can arrange for you to fly to Livingstone in Zambia to catch your connecting flight home from there. Note that if you choose to fly to Livingstone, you'll need a multiple entry visa for Zambia.

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