8 Days Zambezi Explorer Safari in Zimbabwe

  • Hwange National Park - Lake Kariba - Victoria Falls

Exciting Zimbabwe Safari

Intricate Africa Safaris invites you to take part in a safari in Zimbabwe. This adventure will take you to Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba (Matusadona), and Victoria Falls. This is the perfect gateway for you who do not have a lot of time but still want to experience African raw nature. Your safari transfer will be in luxury minibusses and light aircraft. Enjoy your stay in a combination of tented camps and 4-star hotels. So, what are you waiting for? Witness the best of Zimbabwe’s animals!

Highlights

  • Game drives and walks
  • Shoreline cruise on Lake Kariba
  • Afternoon tour in the Victoria Falls
  • Birdwatching & boat trips on Lake Kariba
  • Talk on the tails and trails of David Livingstone
  • The “Big Five” searching & a bush walk
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 activity days
  • English
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You will be accommodated in a combination of tented camps and 4-star hotels. Meanwhile, during your stay in Victoria Falls, you will stay at The Ilala Lodge. The place is an intimate setting three minutes away from the falls. Its famous restaurant allows you to tempt your palate while watching the spray from the falls.

Day 1: Arrival in Victoria Falls

On day 1, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Hwange National Park. Then, you will check in to lodge (option of an evening drive).

Day 2: Hwange National Park

You will wake early to the sounds of the bush. After a light continental breakfast, you will embark on a bush walk with a professional guide or on a game drive. Brunch in the afternoon will be at your leisure (catch up on the journal). Thereafter, you will enjoy your late afternoon drive. Dinner will be served after you finish doing all the activities on the second day.

Day 3: Hwange National Park

Today, you will depart on a full day drive of the park taking a picnic lunch along with you. Explore the wide open plains as well as visit the various waterholes in search of the “Big Five”.

Day 4: Hwange National Park to Lake Kariba

On day 4, you will depart after breakfast for a flight to Lake Kariba as an evidence of man’s attempt to harness nature. This water wilderness is spectacular beyond words. Afterward, you will check in and do the orientation which is an afternoon boat ride along the lake shore.

Day 5: Lake Kariba

You will rise and shine to the hippos’ calls and head out after light breakfast on a walking safari in search of the elusive black rhinos or cruise the shoreline and observe the amazing bird life. Then, you will get brunch at the lodge. The afternoon will be at your leisure. Thereafter, you can enjoy a late afternoon drive or try your hand at tiger fishing.

Day 6: Lake Kariba to Victoria Falls

After breakfast, you will head for the airstrip and fly to Victoria Falls. Then, you will check into the hotel, get lunch, and enjoy an afternoon tour of the falls. Before dinner, you will have a talk on the tails and trails of David Livingstone. Your dinner will be served at a hotel.

Day 7: Victoria Falls at leisure

On day 7, you can visit the markets for local crafts or join one of many adventure packages like elephant rides, helicopter flights, or white water rafting. Your dinner tonight will be at a local game meat restaurant but vegetarian dishes can also be served.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, Intricate Africa Safaris will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

  • Boat trips on Lake Kariba
  • Bush walk in Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls afternoon tour
  • Tongai Bazondile

    Tongai's first love is the wilderness and he leads all the exclusive safaris. Tongai is also a journey planner of the highest order and is involved with the hand-picking of all the establishments that Intricate Africa Safaris uses on their safari

This place will take place in Zimbabwe. There, you will visit several places including Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba, and Victoria Falls. Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve. Hwange has no major rivers running through it and relies on water holes that are scattered around the park for its survival. During the dry season, these natural water holes are supplemented by mechanical pumps which keep the water level sufficient till the rains come.

Meanwhile, Lake Kariba is also known as Matusadona. This lake is a water wilderness and a birders’ paradise as well as a home to the elusive black rhinos. Breathtaking sunsets are the order of the day on this lake. Victoria Falls is the largest single curtain of falling water in the world and also the adventure capital of southern Africa.

During this safari trip, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On day 7, you will savor dinner at a local game meat restaurant located in Victoria Falls. However, vegetarian dishes in the restaurant is also available and can be served. You can also enjoy brunch at an additional cost.

If you have any special dietary, Intricate Africa Safaris can cater for all major dietary requirements. Please specify at time of booking so Intricate Africa Safaris can plan in advance. For more information, please send an inquiry to Intricate Africa Safaris.

  • Elephant rides in Victoria Falls
  • Helicopter flight in Victoria Falls
  • Late afternoon drive on Lake Kariba
  • Lion walking
  • Market visit for local crafts in Victoria Falls
  • Tiger fishing on Lake Kariba
  • Water rafting in Victoria Falls

During this safari trip, you can have an optional on call spa that will come to the hotel in Victoria Falls. For more information, please send an inquiry to Intricate Africa Safaris.

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Birdwatching on Lake Kariba
  • Boat trips on Lake Kariba
  • Bush walk in Hwange National Park
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Game drive sessions in Hwange National Park
  • Game walks on Lake Kariba
  • Hwange National Park’s wide open plain exploration
  • Lake Kariba’s shoreline cruise
  • Talk on the tails and trails of David Livingstone
  • The “Big Five” searching in Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls afternoon tour
  • Local gratuities
  • Optional activities

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA). For more information, please send an inquiry to Intricate Africa Safaris.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 29% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Simon Dala Torre from USA
    10 out of 10

    "We Had the most amazing time and my tour highlight was sitting and"

    "listening to the various sounds at night in the Okavango delta. A"

    "job well done am already planning my next Safari this time to Zambia"

    "and Intricate Africa will be my choice hopefully i can have James as"

    "my guide Again."

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  • Review by Delilah Panio from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I can not sing enough praise for Tongai and Intricate Africa"

    "Safaris. From the booking stage to the tour through Zimbabwe"

    "everything went smoothly I would have liked an extra day in Hwange"

    "though. Nancy was most helpful when it came to choosing the right"

    "Material for african attire dress."

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  • Review by Leo Nelis
    10 out of 10

    "I have traveled with Valentine Cumpo as my guide from Botswana to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. I had the trip of a lifetime. Valentine has showed me beautiful places. He is very easy going, very informed and knowledgeable. His first language is English, this makes communication so much easier. My next trip to Africa will for sure be with valentine again."

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  • Review by Maya Bosshart from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I traveled with Tongai On a southern Circle Adventure from"

    "Livingstone to Kasane in 2016 we visited Zambia, Botswana and"

    "Namibia. Tongais knowledge of the local cultures and animals is"

    "unbelievable. he knew how to interpret nature as it happened in"

    "front of us a real life "African Attenborough"."

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Harare, Zimbabwe

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