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Zimbabwe Highlights (8 Days)

This safari is a seamless combination of three of the most diverse and spectacular areas in Zimbabwe. Your journey will begin at Davison’s Camp in the eastern Hwange National Park, the largest park in Zimbabwe renowned for its incredible concentrations of wildlife. You will then continue to Changa Safari Camp on the shores of the majestic Lake Kariba, before heading to Ruckomechi Camp on the mighty Zambezi River, adjacent to Mana Pools National Park, also known for its scenic and magnificent wildlife viewing.
The journey begins and ends at Victoria Falls, nicknamed the smoke that thunders, one of the world’s natural wonders that presents an unforgettable spectacle of raw power and beauty.

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Davison’s Camp
Davison’s Camp is situated in the Linkwasha Concession, a remote Northeastern corner of Hwange National Park. Named after the founder of the Park and its first warden, Ted Davison, the camp overlooks an extremely productive waterhole that attracts a variety of plains game and predators.
Nestled in a grove of beautiful false mopane trees, Davison’s Camp consists of eight twin-bedded en-suite tents and one family unit, along with a main area comprising a lounge and dining room, which altogether offers the quintessential Hwange safari camp experience.

Davison’s Camp

Changa Camp
Changa Safari Camp is a luxury-tented camp situated on the shores of Lake Kariba in a private 5km2 concession in the Northeastern section of the Matusadona National Park, with magnificent views looking out across Hydro Bay towards the Matusadona Mountains.
Accommodation is in four large East African-style luxury canvas tents, all overlooking the lake. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom, with indoor shower, flush toilet, his and hers basins, outdoor bath tub and outdoor shower. The central area consists of several thatched structures linked together by raised wooden walkways and decks, and includes a lounge library, dining room, bar, beautiful deck and swimming pool, all overlooking Lake Kariba. 

Changa Camp

Ruckomechi Camp
Ruckomechi Camp is situated in an exclusive concession of Mana Pools National Park, in the heart of the Zambezi Valley. The setting of Ruckomechi, located amongst a large grove of acacia and ebony trees, allows for exploration of the rich and varied wildlife.
Ten spacious en-suite tents, including a honeymoon suite and family room, maximize views of the Zambezi River and the escarpment beyond. Each has both indoor and outdoor showers, and the camp boasts an outdoor ”bath-with-a-view” in a secluded, scenic spot. A central dining, bar, library and main area complete the camp offerings. There is a separate deck with infinity pool for swimming and sun bathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn sundowner and stargazing deck.

Ruckomechi Camp

Victoria Falls Airport-Hwange National Park
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On arrival at Victoria Falls, connect by scheduled charter flight to Hwange for 2 nights accommodation at Davison’s Camp on a fully inclusive basis.
*An upgrade to Little Makalolo is also possible at additional cost.
Wildlife: Game viewing is generous year-round in the Linkwasha Concession, and wildlife frequently encountered here includes lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, leopard, white rhino, spotted hyena, southern giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, common waterbuck and reedbuck. There are a number of large, open plains areas which make for excellent game viewing; in summer, wildebeest, zebra and eland are found in abundance here, while in winter the waterholes are magnets around which elephant in enormous numbers congregate to drink. Birdlife in the area is prolific and varied, with over 400 species to be seen.

Hwange National Park

Activities: Game activities include game drives or guided walks in the early mornings and evenings, while during the siesta hours, guests can view game from their tent verandas, as thirsty wildlife comes down to the waterhole to drink.

Linkwasha Concession

Accommodation: Davison’s Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Hwange National Park - Lake Kariba
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Depart Hwange by light aircraft to Lake Kariba, where a Changa Safari Camp Representative will meet you. A 20-minute boat transfer across the lake will deliver you to Changa Safari Camp for 2 nights’ accommodation on a fully inclusive basis.
Wildlife: There are a host of mammals and birds present in this diverse habitat. Leopard, lion, hyaena and cheetah are found here, as well as elephant, hippo and a multitude of antelope species. The birdlife here is prolific -over 350 species have been recorded, including many waterbirds.

Lake Kariba

Activities: The area is a walker’s paradise and guests can enjoy early morning or late afternoon walks in the company of one of the camp’s professional guides. Game drives, river cruises and fishing on the Kariba is also available.

Changa Safari Camp

To be settled direct at camp: National Park Entry Fee of RMB 100 per person per stay, plus Water Usage Fee of RMB 65 per person per stay.

Accommodation: Changa Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Lake Kariba- Mana Pools National Park
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A short flight with Wilderness Air from Kariba to Mana West Airstrip and a short road transfer will take you to Ruckomechi Camp. This camp is idyllically located, overlooking the Zambezi River and the imposing Great African Rift Valley.
Wildlife: An intoxicating blend of wildlife and bird species abound. The dry season sees large herds of elephant and buffalo together with hippo, waterbuck, kudu, nyala and eland all seeking to slake their thirst along the banks of the mighty Zambezi. Predators follow with lions frequenting the floodplains and adjacent woodland, while leopard stalk the thickets. Cheetah and endangered wild dog are also often seen. The area is equally famous for its superb birdlife, offering over 350 species including collared palm-thrush and African skimmer.

River Zambezi

Activities: Early morning walks with an experienced guide, morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and canoeing.

Ruckomechi Camp

Accommodation: Ruckomechi Camp
Meals: Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Mana Pools National Park-Victoria Falls
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Return to Victoria Falls (or Harare) by light aircraft for your onward arrangements. Please note: it is also worth considering an extension (at additional cost) to Matobo Hills/Matobo National Park (close to Bulaway), one of the other wonderful highlights in Zimbabwe.

*Depending on nationality, visas may be required to enter Zambia and/or Zimbabwe, and will either need to be obtained in advance or at the border/airport. Costs are for guests’ own account.
Luggage, including camera equipment and hand luggage, is restricted per person travelling on seat rates, to 20 kg (44 lb) in Zimbabwe. Only soft bags will be accepted.
Daily departures depart from and return to Victoria Falls. Onward connections from Ruckomechi to Harare are also possible.

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Rate:
(1) Victoria Falls to Harare

Valid from 1 April 2013 to 14 June 2013
RMB 32,000 per person sharing a twin room
RMB 7,800 for Single Supplement

Valid from 15 June 2013 to 31 October 2013
RMB 36,000 per person sharing a twin room
RMB 7,800 for Single Supplement

Valid from 1 November 2013 to 20 November 2013
RMB 32,000 per person sharing a twin room
RMB 7,800 for Single Supplement

(2) Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls

Valid from 1 April 2013 to 14 June 2013
RMB 32,000 per person sharing a twin room
RMB 7,800 for Single Supplement

Valid from 15 June 2013 to 31 October 2013
RMB 37,000 per person sharing a twin room
RMB 7,800 for Single Supplement

Valid from 1 November 2013 to 20 November 2013
RMB 32,000 per person sharing a twin room
RMB 7,800 for Single Supplement

Inclusive:
• Accommodation, all mentioned meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, laundry, park fees and local drinks (premium imported brands excluded)
• Access between camps is by air for most part.Travel between Ruckomechi and the camps in the Kafue is a combination of boat, road and air transfers.

Exclusive:
• Prices are applicable to a minimum of 2 guests. For a single guest travelling alone, a flying and road transfer surcharge applies in addition to the accommodation single supplement.
• Airport departure taxes