One of the world's premier safari destinations and a perfect location for luxury holiday tours, Zimbabwe provides travellers with incredible game viewing opportunites with superb guides. Home to one of the most dramatic natural wonders, the Victoria Falls and the World Heritage Site, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe luxury holiday tours offer visitors a glimpse at the natural world many can only imagine.
WILDLIFE AND WATERFALLS
Days 1-2 Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls
Arrive by scheduled flight and take up residence at the Victoria Falls Hotel, set in tropical gardens just a 10 minute walk from the Victoria Falls themselves and is justly famous for its colonial atmosphere and excellent service. An ideal base to enjoy the views and activities of the region - and be sure to take afternoon tea on Stanley's Terrace to ensure you follow in the steps of the travellers and explorers of yesteryear.
Days 3-5 - Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba
Fly from Victoria Falls via Hwange, for three nights at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, superbly situated on top of a hill, overlooking magnificent Lake Kariba. Waterborne activities such as cruises and fishing excursions on the Lake are highlights here, as is the bird watching, complemented by traditional game drives and bush walks. The recently renovated Lodge also features an excellent spa.
Days 6-7 - The Hide Safari Camp, Hwange National Park
Fly on to Hwange National Park, renowned for the high quality of its game viewing, which you'll enjoy through day and night game drives and bush walks. Your beautiful tented suite, one of just ten, overlooks a busy waterhole so some of your best experiences are sure to be the sightings from the comfort of your own room.
Departure via Victoria Falls Airport to your onward destination.
Evoking a bygone era of gracious Edwardian charm, the Victoria Falls Hotel enjoys prime location just a 10 minute walk from the Falls and is the perfect start to any Zimbabwe itinerary. The Hide Safari Camp at the heart of the bush in Hwange National Park provides a complete contrast, with tented suites or the unique choice for the more advenurous of Dove's Nest, a room built in a large leadwood tree on the open plain. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge has long been a favourite choice, an unrivalled location from which to enjoy the unique attractions of Lake Kariba.
Time difference: GMT + 2 Hours
Flight duration: 14 Hours approx (with flight change)
Currency: Currencies such as the South African rand, Botswana Pula, Pound Sterling, Euro and the United States dollar are now used for all transactions in Zimbabwe
The climate in Zimbabwe is sub-tropical with a summer season of about eight months (October to April), with hot, sunny days the norm. Summer daytime temperatures range around 86ºF (30ºC) in the main centres, though the low-lying areas such as the Zambezi Valley, Kariba and Victoria Falls tend to be hotter, and there is always a possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm. The winter climate is pleasant, with warm, dry days from June to August.
Kenya Airways flies from London Heathrow to Harare via Nairobi. Ethiopian Airlines flies from Heathrow to Harare via Addis Ababa. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways to Harare via Johannesburg with codeshare partners. Emirates airlines also Harare via Dubai.