Your Zambia & Zimbabwe safari begins at a stunning lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia where you’ll have the opportunity to track rhino on foot in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, accompanied by park rangers – an incredible experience.
Zimbabwe is one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding safari destinations. In addition to the endangered African Wild Dogs it delivers superb game viewing with some of the most respected guides in the business. You’ll enjoy classic tented camps that are comfortable without being ostentatious, fresh, wholesome cuisine, and one of the warmest welcomes in the world.
Zimbabwe’s flagship Hwange National Park, is famous for its large herds of elephants. It’s also home to a full cast of your favourite mammals, from lions, leopards and hyenas to buffalo, elegant antelope, giraffe and zebra.
Add to these animals the wildlife of the Zambezi River – hippos, crocodiles and shy waterbuck in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, where activities include game drives and walking safaris. Your charming camp at Mana Pools is famous for its Armchair Safari – just sit on the deck with a drink and wait for the animals to come to the waterhole in front of you! And with a little bit of luck the African Wild Dogs of David Attenborough’s ‘Dynasties’ series may show themselves too.
On this safari you’ll see the magnificent Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwe and the Zambia side – two quite different perspectives. The flow of water is at its peak in May and it is a spectacular sight.
Escorted from Livingstone, Zambia, by African Encounters tour director Karen Platzer and local guides.
Tour combination: Join Karen on her Botswana & Victoria Falls safari which follows on from Zambia & Zimbabwe.
28 – 30 April: Enjoy three nights at a stunning new lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. Visit the Zambia side of Victoria Falls, boat cruise on the mighty Zambezi, and track rhino on foot in Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park.
1 – 3 May: 3 nights in Hwange National Park. Close views of elephants at the waterhole in front of your camp, and bountiful wildlife on game drives in open safari vehicles.
4 – 5 May: Fly north to Mana Pools where your camp is located right in front of a waterhole where you can game watch right from the deck! Spend 3 nights here enjoying game drivers and short walks. Mana Pools is where the TV programme Dynasties was filmed and you’ll see some of its star performers on game drives in the park.
6 May: Fly to Victoria Falls and visit the Falls from the Zimbabwe side.
7 May: Airport transfer to connect with your flight home.