9 Days Fascinating Safari in Zimbabwe

  • Victoria Falls - Matusadona National Park - Mana Pools National Park

Breathtaking Zimbabwe Safari

Musango Safari Camp invites you to join this 9-day safari in Zimbabwe to enjoy the magnificent wildlife. Enjoy an exploration in the wildlife and a walking safari through the bushveld which allows you not only to see the animals, but also the flora and fauna, the insects and bird life, and the delicate balance of nature. Discover the waterways of the area in such a peaceful and relaxing way of getting close to the many animals on your boat trips.

Highlights

  • Victoria Falls tour
  • Game drive & walking safari
  • 1 boat trip to Starvation Island
  • 1 Sunset cruise on Zambezi River
  • Ground and boat transfers
  • 8 nights’ lodging
  • Daily meals
  • 8 activity days
  • English
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This safari package includes 8 nights' accommodations. You will be staying for 3 nights at Ilala Lodge Hotel, 3 nights at Musango Safari Camp, and 2 nights at Ruckomechi Camp. Your accommodations are elaborated as follows:

Ilala Lodge Hotel

Ilala Lodge Hotel has 56 rooms and suites on the property. You can look forward to personalized service and world-class hospitality throughout the duration of your visit. Restaurant diners, on the other hand, can see and hear the majestic roar of the 'Smoke That Thunder' while they sample Zimbabwe's finest a la carte cuisine at The Palm Restaurant. With tranquil views, an elegant ambience, and an exceptional and diverse menu, dinner at the Palm Restaurant is an experience in and of itself.

Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp main area consists of a double story viewing platform where guests can relax and view both the rising and the setting sun. There are areas to relax both upstairs and downstairs. The ground level provides a shaded lounge area, with adjoining bar and dining room.

The accommodation at Musango consists of six twin luxurious safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom built of natural stone. These tented rooms are set in thick forest and face east over the lake towards the rising sun.

Ruckomechi Camp

Ruckomechi Camp accommodates guests in ten spacious and beautifully decorated en-suite tents, including two family rooms, all of which overlook the river. The central dining, bar, and lounge areas face the escarpment. There is also a separate pool deck swimming and sunbathing, completed with an inviting fire deck for convivial evenings under the African skies.

Day 1: Victoria Falls

You will transfer to Ilala Lodge from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA). Arrive at Ilala Lodge, then check in for 3 nights. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River followed by dinner at The Palms Restaurant.

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Go on a guided tour of Victoria Falls and pamper yourself with a poolside lunch at the Vulture Restaurant. It is recommended that you enjoy a traditional evening with entertainment and dinner at The Place of Eating.

Day 3: Victoria Falls

You can choose from many available activities to enjoy, such as bungee jumping, helicopter flips, river rafting, and many more (optional).

Day 4: Matusadona National Park

Musango Safari Camp provides road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) for private air charter to Bumi Hills, followed by a short boat ride to Musango Safari Island. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on Lake Kariba.

Day 5: Matusadona National Park

Today, you will go on a safari walk followed by brunch and a relaxing boat trip to Starvation Island.

Day 6: Matusadona National Park

Enjoy a trip to a fishing village to meet the local fishermen and explore life in a traditional village on the shores of Lake Kariba. Return to the lodge for brunch and enjoy an activity of your choice.

Day 7: Mana Pools National Park

Musango Safari Camp will transfer you to Bumi Hills by boat for and a private air charter to Mana Pools. You will enjoy a short game drive to Ruckomechi Camp. Upon your arrival at Ruckomechi Camp, you will check in for two nights.

Day 8: Mana Pools National Park

You can choose from a variety of activities available, try your hand at tiger fishing or go on a bird safari in search of Lilian’s Lovebird.

Day 9: Mana Pools National Park

Today is the time for departure. You will take a private air charter back to Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) for your onward journey.

This safari will take place in Zimbabwe. During the safari, you will visit Victoria Falls, Matusadona National Park, and Mana Pools National Park. You will be staying at Ilala Lodge, Musango Safari Camp, and Ruckomechi Camp on this 9-day safari.

Ilala Lodge - Victoria Falls

Ilala Lodge is ideally situated on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River, where it is the closest hotel to the magnificent Falls. Declared as a World Heritage Site in 1989 and voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls are within easy walking distance for guests, as is the town center. It is also the perfect spot from which to embark upon a voyage of discovery in one of Africa’s favorite tourist destinations.

Musango Safari Camp - Matusadona National Park

Musango Safari Camp is located on Lake Kariba, situated just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park. Just a short flight away from Victoria Falls or Kariba, Musango offers an abundance of both wildlife and bird life, with a large selection of activities available, or the option to simply relax.

Ruckomechi Camp - Mana Pools National Park

Ruckomechi Camp is situated on a large private concession in the heart of the Zambezi Valley’s Mana Pools National Park. Ruckomechi Camp looks out from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, adjoining well-defined tree canopy, and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia.

  • Bungee jumping
  • Helicopter flips
  • River rafting
  • 1 à la carte dinner and daily breakfast at Ilala Lodge
  • 1 guided tour of Victoria Falls
  • 1 short game drive to Ruckomechi Camp
  • 2 daily activities at Ruckomechi Camp
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Boat transfers
  • Boat trip on Lake Kariba
  • Boat trip to Starvation Island
  • Daily brunch at Musango Safari Camp
  • Daily meals at Ruckomechi Camp
  • Fishing village trip
  • Laundry and selected local drinks Ruckomechi Camp
  • Park fees
  • Ra-Ikane sunset cruise
  • Walking safari in Matusadona National Park
  • Your choice of activity between tiger fishing and bird safari at Ruckomechi Camp
  • Departure tax of 15 USD per person (to be paid in cash)
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Private charter

Testimonials

  • Review by Ingrid and Paul from Luxembourg
    9 out of 10

    "We had a wonderful time at the beautiful lodge of Wendy and Steve this October! Steves enthousiasm for wildlife and its preservation mixed with his love for the local traditions and people opened our eyes on how the Zimbabwe businessmen can make a huge difference. His openness on how it all fits together combined with his willingness to make it an unforgettable time for the tourists coming out to Kariba taught us more on these 3 days than what we got out of all previous encounters! The hippos in front of our lovely lodge, the visit of the local village and school, the huge crocodiles on the borders of the lake, the fish-eagles at sunset and perfect meals with lively conversation to finish the day. We definitely want more of this! Many thanks, great hippo-survivor!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Harare, Zimbabwe
    9 out of 10

    "Visited in May 2015. The place is tugged away on an island on Lake Kariba, so far away from the mainland. Everything about the place and activities was great. The fishing village close-by is a must take trip to go, learn and hear fisherman's stories on Lake Kariba; their encounters with hippos, crocodiles etc. Stayed in a room overlooking the lake and we loved the daily morning visits by the hippopotamuses. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    9 out of 10

    "A slice of heaven and tonic for the soul! From the warm welcome, to the so comfortable lodges with delightful touches like the pot plants in the bathroom, looking up at the stars from the shower and the birdbath outside the room, to game viewing from the pontoon, the fiery Kariba sunsets and the peace and stunning beauty that was all around - just perfection. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life with a real family 'feel' to it - Steve and Wendy you are amazing hosts. Will be back! "

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Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Musango Safari Camp is a privately owned island safari camp on Lake Kariba with Zimbabwe's top guides, offering a large selection of activities in the wildlife.

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