Highlights of Zimbabwe

Duration: 9 nights

Regions: Victoria Falls, Hwange Nationalpark and Mana Pools

Travel Style: Private Guide

Rate: on request

Highlights of the tour

  • Victoria Falls
  • accommodation right by the Zambezi River
  • UNESCO World Heritage Mana Pools
  • Small and intimate Camps in the best locations


1. Stop: 2 nights Victoria Falls

After a warm welcome at Victoria Falls International Airport, your “Highlights of Zimbabwe” round trip starts. Your first accommodation is the Victoria Falls River Lodge, which finds itself in the Zambezi National Park directly on the mighty Zambezi River.

In addition to the magnificent waterfalls, there is also the lively and friendly village of Victoria Falls. From here, many different activities are offered. These include white water rafting, fishing, boat tours on the Zambezi, helicopter flights to see the mighty river, and the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls from above.

For those for whom this is not enough, there is also the possibility of a bungee jump from the old Victoria Falls bridge that connects the village of Victoria Falls with Livingstone in Zambia. In addition, you can walk over this bridge to see the falls from a different angle.

Accommodatoin: Victoria Falls River Lodge

The 5-star Victoria Falls River Lodge building is ideal for a maximum of privacy. Animals are the only visible neighbours here. Victoria Falls River Lodge consists of thirteen luxurious and tastefully decorated tents. These were built on raised decks and are protected by a thatched roof.

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2.Stop: 2 nights Hwange Nationalpark

Today you are off to the second stop of your “Highlights of Zimbabwe” round trip. Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe. It lies in the north western part of the country, about an hour from Victoria Falls.

The park’s size is about 14,650 km².  Here you can admire giraffes, lions, zebras, buffaloes, and large herds of elephants.

Hwange is the only protected park where skewers and brown hyenas can be found in high numbers. Hwange is teaming with wildlife.  The wild dog population is one of the largest groups on the African continent. The landscape changes drastically: from desert dunes, savannah, and rocks to forests. Because there are no permanent water structures, wildlife is highly dependent on the waterholes. Since a lot of game accumulates at these waterholes, sightings are guaranteed.

Accommodation: Somalisa Camp

The small and authentic Somalisa Camp is located in the heart of Hwange National Park. Somalisa is famous for the spectacular elephant sightings directly from the camp.

There is a pool from which guests can see the natural waterhole, the ‘elephant pool’, which is visited by many elephants for drinking. Somalisa is an intimate camp with only eight elegant and luxurious tents. Safari activities include game drives during the day and at night, as well as bush walks with a qualified guide.

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3.Stop: 3 nights Mana Pools Nationalpark

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Mana Pools National Park is in the North of Zimbabwe. The life-giving Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of the most well-known regions for wildlife sightings. Mana Pools is synonymous with the Zambezi River, wilderness, and seclusion. The unique park is surrounded by many mammals and more than 350 species of birds and life in the water.

The Park is relatively small. It has a size of 2200 km². But it is part of the 10500 km² Parks and Wildlife Estate, which opens up from the Kariba Dam in the west to the Mozambican border in the east. Since there are no physical borders, game roams freely through the area, even north to Zambia.

tet einer großen Artenvielfalt ein zu Hause. Hier gibt es Giraffen, Löwen, Zebras, Büffel und auch große Elefantenherden zu bestaunen.

Accommodation: Kanga Camp

Kanga Camp is unique as there is no other camp centrally located in the Mana Pools National Park. It was built around the Kanga Pan, which is the only permanent source of water in this region. A lot of animal sightings are guaranteed, especially in the dry season. The secluded camp has six luxurious and elegantly furnished tents. Each tent has an outdoor bathroom, where guests can take a shower under the starry sky. From the swimming pool, you can admire the waterhole, where many animals often accumulate. Activities on offer include off-road vehicle game drives and bush walks.

A typical image is that of a stretching elephant trying to reach a marula tree standing on its hind legs. In dry season you don’t even need to leave the camp. The animals come to the permanent waterhole, which is located directly in front of the camp. Just sit back comfortably in your chair and watch the hustle and bustle from here. There is almost always wildlife in and around the camp. You may see an elephant drinking from the bathroom, or a honey badger trying to get to the bar, or a wild dog chasing an impala into the pool.

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4.Stop: 2 nights Zambezi, Mana Pools

Since Mana Pools is simply exceptional and there is just so much to see, it is recommended to spend at least five nights here. It gives you enough time to explore the park on various safari activities and  to enjoy the views of the Zambezi River. Due to the diversity in the park, it is a great idea to combine Kanga Camp (central) and Zambezi Expeditions (on the river). Zambezi Expeditions and Kanga Camp complement each other perfectly for inland and riverside safari experiences. A wonderful end to you ‘Highlights of Zimbabwe’ round trip.

Accommodation: Zambezi Expeditions

Zambezi Expeditions is located on the banks of the Lower Zambezi. From here you can enjoy magnificent views of the river and the mountains in the background. The vegetation is different from the Kanga Camp and the sounds of the animals at night are also different here as the camp is very close to the river. There are more crocodiles and hippos here and a more abundant bird life. Due to its proximity to the Zambezi River, canoeing is a popular activity or fishing from an island on the river. Without a doubt, there is no better place from which to explore the river on a mokoro (dugout boat). This is a fascinating way to get quite close to the animals drinking on the river. This is a fascinating way to get quite close to the animals drinking on the river. Another highlight of the camp are the game drives in an open off-road vehicle along the river plains.

Zambezi Expeditions is a small, luxurious camp with only four comfortable and spacious safari tents. Each of the two-bed tents has been built extensively under the shade of an acacia tree and elephant bread trees.


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast at Victoria Falls River Lodge
  • Meals and house drinks during the safari
  • Safari activities
  • Road transfers
  • Charter Flights
  • Park entrance fees


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Activities
  • Parking fees
  • Objects of a personal nature
  • Tips

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