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Zimbabwe Active Expedition


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Tour details
Destinations: Harare, Lusaka, Victoria Falls National Park
Type of adventure: icon-09.png Multi
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 9995
Duration: 9 days
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  • Type


    The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.


    Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.


    Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

  • Support
    Daytime Guided


    Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

    Daytime Guided

    Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

    24/7 Guided

    Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

  • Hotels


    We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.


    These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

  • Level


    “I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”


    “I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”


    “I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”


    “I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”


    “I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

    Click here for full details on each activity level »

A Wild African Adventure

On this wild African adventure, you’ll stay in authentic safari camps along the Zambezi River and spend your days getting in touch with the local animal life. Gaze upon prides of lions, dine amidst herds of buffalo, and walk among giants—the magnificent African bull elephants, that is—in the thirsty Mana Pools region. Take to the waters at the island Musango Safari Camp, where boating safaris and sailing excursions are daily events. Then complete your stay in a secluded treehouse along the luxuriant banks of Khandar Island—the thundering Victoria Falls in the distance.

*Trip price includes flights between Johannesburg Airport before and after your trip.

Trip designed by Travel Expert Michele Harvey TRIP DETAILS per person from $9,995 USD
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Based on 4 ppl double occupancy
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Harare to Victoria Falls request a DETAILED ITINERARY

Day by Day

Arrive in Mana Pools National Park, known for its excellent wildlife visibility during the dry months, as animals gather to drink from the river and natural pools. Get acquainted with your charming tented camp and expert guides.

The activity choices are endless today: walk vast floodplains with the bull elephants in sight, dine amidst herds of buffalo, gaze upon prides of lions, or enjoy sundowners with hippos on the banks of the Zambezi, take your pick.

Today, you may choose to take a tour of the National Parks Headquarters, watch for over 400 stunning bird species in the area, or fish from the banks of the Zambezi River. Tonight, we suggest enjoying drinks around the fire pit under a starry sky.

Fly from the Mana Pools to Bumi Hills, where you'll board a boat to your new island home, Musango Safari Camp. Your days here are flexible, with activities ranging from black rhino tracking to dinosaur fossil visits.

Take advantage of Musango's 23-foot catamaran with a sailing excursion to a nearby island. This afternoon, keen anglers may choose to do some fishing or perhaps set out on a game drive.

The adventures continue with another full day of safari, fishing or animal tracking ahead. Be sure to take advantage of your guides' intimate knowledge of the area!

Hop on a short flight to your next lodge at Victoria Falls—arguably Zimbabwe's grandest attraction (certainly its loudest). Relax by the infinity pool, set out on a game drive, or spend time exploring the craft markets in the nearby town.

Take a guided tour of the Falls today (also known as "the smoke that thunders"). Watching the waters plummet dramatically into the Batoka Gorge over 100 metres below is truly an awe-inspiring experience.

Join a conservation-focused safari this morning and learn about the anti-poaching initiatives happening in Zambezi National Park. Be sure to leave some time to get acquainted with Zimbabwe's more nocturnal residents on a sunset river cruise!

Squeeze in one final safari activity before making your way back to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for your evening departure home. Safe onward journey!


What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • All lodge accommodation as indicated
  • All meals with local drinks
  • Laundry at John’s Camp & Musango
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • Flights: Johannesburg to Harare & Victoria Falls to OR Tambo. Light aircraft Harare to Mana West to Bumi to Victoria Falls
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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