Africa's big five territory
Home to some of Africa’s most striking landscapes, booming Big Five populations, and friendly locals, Zimbabwe has earned an extra large star on our map. Begin in the Matobo Hills, where mysterious gravity-defying granite formations and ancient rock art will leave you in awe. Continue to your lodge in Hwange, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, where your time is split between thrilling game drives and lazy afternoons by the infinity pool, serenaded by the local birdlife. Complete your journey standing witness to the mighty, thundering Victoria Falls—you have to see them to believe them.
*Trip price includes flights between Johannesburg Airport before and after your trip.
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Day by Day
Spend the next three days exploring the beautiful Matobo Hills! Your schedule at the safari camps are flexible, but today we recommend a late lunch, followed by a sundowner walk up to the nearby granite koppies.
Join your local host for a compelling tour of the San (Bushman) rock art. You may also opt for a bike ride to the nearby villages, where your guide will lead you through the typical homesteads—all built from indigenous trees, mud and handmade brick.
Spend the day tracking rhinos on foot with your guide—the Matobo Hills are a popular rhino breeding zone, making this a thrilling option!
Today, it's off to Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve. Spend your days here adjusting to safari life—morning game drives, afternoon naps, swimming, meditating, the choice is yours.
Rise early to welcome the crisp African dawn with a fresh cup of coffee! Spot the elephants, buffalo, zebra, cheetahs and much more on your morning game drive. Don't be surprised if dinner is interrupted by a spontaneous stargazing session or the distant call of a lion.
More game drives and relaxation overlooking the savannah grasslands are in order today. At times, the animals may even wander onto your campground—keep an eye out for friendly elephants!
Hop on a short flight to your next lodge at Victoria Falls—arguably Zimbabwe's grandest attraction (certainly its loudest). Spend your days nestled along the Zambezi River getting to know the area.
Relax by the infinity pool, take a guided tour of the Falls, or spend time exploring the nearby town. Be sure to leave some time for an evening game drive, spending the night with some of Zimbabwe's more nocturnal residents.
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!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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
- All meals with local drinks
- Laundry at Somalisa
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Flights: OR Tambo (Johannesburg) - Bulawayo; lodge hop Hwange to Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls – OR Tambo (Johannesburg)