Our 10 Day Zimbabwe Adventure Safari explores three of Zimbabwe's top game viewing destinations - on foot, by safari vehicle and on water. From wildlife-rich Hwange National Park and Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba to unspoilt Mana Pools, this authentic safari is big on adventure and big on game viewing.

Highlights
  • Authentic Zimbabwe safari adventure
  • 3 nights in Hwange National Park
  • 3 nights on Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park
  • 3 nights in Mana Pools National Park
  • 3 FREE flights (Vic Falls - Hwange - Kariba - Mana Pools)
  • Incredible game viewing opportunities on foot, by safari vehicle and by boat
  • Combination of air, road and boat transfers

Map of 10 Day Zimbabwe Adventure Safari

Please note this safari is seasonal from 1 May to 31 October.

Zimbabwe has many top safari destinations but nothing beats the sprawling game-rich Hwange National Park, the eerie sight of petrified trees rising from Lake Kariba bordering Matusadona National Park and Mana Pools National Park with its untouched wilderness that just bursts with wildlife.

This 10-day Zimbabwe wildlife adventure allows you to explore these areas on foot, by boat and in a safari vehicle with highly qualified and experienced safari guides. Our safari starts at Victoria Falls and ends at Mana Pools and includes three free domestic flights between destinations.

Itinerary

Days 1 to 3

You will fly from Vic Falls Airport to Hwange where you'll be transferred by road to The Hide Safari Camp inside Hwange National Park. The Hide is a safari camp we've personally stayed at and return to any chance we get. It overlooks a waterhole that draws all manner of wildlife from elephants and giraffes to enormous herds of buffalo who come in search of water.

Watching elephants at sunset The Hide Safari Camp Hwange Zimbabwe

Watching elephants at sunset in Hwange

(Image: The Hide Safari Camp)

Day and night game drives are conducted on open safari vehicles and you'll be accompanied by some of the most highly qualified and experienced safari guides in Africa on your bush walks. Your chances of spotting the critically endangered African wild dog and other predators like lion and leopard on your safari are very good in Hwange National Park.

You won't even have to leave your en-suite safari tent accommodation to enjoy the wildlife. You can watch wild animals gathering to drink from the ease and comfort of your private waterhole-facing verandah.

The Hide Tent view Hwange National Park Zimbabwe

Elephants drinking water on your doorstep

(Image: The Hide)

For photographers and wildlife enthusiasts who want to get even closer to the wildlife, the safari camp's hide overlooking a waterhole offers a unique perspective of Hwange's wildlife.

Days 4 to 6

After breakfast on day four, you'll catch your next free flight (included in the price of this safari) which takes you from Hwange to Changa Safari Camp in Matusadona National Park. Matusadona is one of the few locations in Africa that combines land, lake, beach and bush in one remote, untouched location.

Changa Safari Camp - Matusadona National Park - Zimbabwe - 10 Day Zimbabwe Adventure Safari

Fishing on Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park

(Image: Changa Safari Camp)

There, you have a wide variety of activities to choose from on the next leg of your Zimbabwe adventure safari. Game drives, bush walks, fishing excursions, sunset cruises and gorge trips.

Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba is a pristine wilderness area rich in wildlife. You can expect to encounter thriving populations of lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. Large herds of elephants, buffalos and various antelope frequent the shoreline which is home to an abundance of hippos and crocodiles as well as an astounding variety of birdlife.

Changa Safari Camp Bedroom hammock Matusadona National Park Zimbabwe

View of Lake Kariba's shoreline from your safari tent

(Image: Changa Safari Camp)

Your safari tent accommodation at Changa Safari Camp has both an indoor en-suite bathroom and an outdoor bath and shower. From your private deck, you can enjoy views of Lake Kariba's shoreline and the Matusadona Mountains.

Days 7 to 10

After breakfast on day seven, you'll be transferred to the airstrip for your third free flight (included in the price of this safari) which takes you to Mana Pools. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred by road to John's Camp on Zimbabwe's northern border with Zambia where the Zambezi River flows. Here, your off-the-grid safari adventure continues.

Johns Camp - Mana Pools - Zimbabwe - Covered veranda

Eco-tent safari accommodation in Mana Pools

(Image: John's Camp)

John's Camp, an intimate, tented safari camp overlooking the Zambezi floodplains, offers welcoming, authentic, off-the-grid, eco-friendly accommodation in one of the few areas in Mana Pools where it's possible to explore the wilderness on foot or by canoe.

Mana Pools doesn't have an extensive road network which makes it is one of the few reserves where you're guaranteed an uncrowded and authentic safari experience. Bushwalks, day game drives, fishing, nights spent in a gauze pop-tent gazing at the stars above, a cultural tour of the National Parks Headquarters, bush breakfasts and bush lunches, all in one of Africa's most beautiful game reserves.

Johns Camp - Mana Pools - Zimbabwe - Guided bush walk

Guided bushwalk at John's Camp

(Image: Robin Pope Safaris - John's Camp - Mana Pools - Zimbabwe)

At John's Camp, you can expect exceptionally friendly service, superb wildlife sightings and safari guides of world-class calibre.

Day 10

Day 10 sees your Zimbabwe Adventure Safari come to an end. After your final early morning safari, you will be transferred by road to Mana Main/West Airstrip for your onward flight to your next destination

Please note: A flight from Mana Main/West Airstrip back to Victoria Falls costs an additional $640 per person. You can also fly from Mana Pools to Harare if you prefer for an additional $460 per person. We would be happy to arrange this for you.

Rates
Period Price per person (pp)
May 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022
$5,557
£4,609
€5,350
R95,160
July 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
$6,760
£5,607
€6,509
R115,761
May 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023
$5,557
£4,609
€5,350
R95,160
July 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023
$6,760
£5,607
€6,509
R115,761

The rate is per person sharing. Please ask us about the applicable single supplement. No children under 12 years of age for this safari so adult rates are applicable only. This safari is based on current agreed flight rates with the service provider. If the service provider increases their rates, we reserve the right to amend the rate.

All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote. Likewise, our currency converter will give you a rough idea of the price in another currency, but should not be seen as a firm quote. It is only intended as a guideline, based on the daily interbank exchange rate. Please contact us to receive an accurate, free quote with no obligation.

Includes
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • All beverages including teas and coffees
  • Laundry
  • WiFi at The Hide and Changa Safari Camp
  • All game viewing activities at each camp
  • National parks fees for all properties
  • Conservation fees for all properties
  • 3 flights (Vic Falls Airport to The Hide + The Hide to Changa Safari Camp + Changa Safari Camp to John's Camp)
  • All internal road transfers to and from the airstrips
Excludes
  • International flights
  • Visa and border crossing costs
  • Airport tax if applicable
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Gift shop purchases and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and optional extras
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