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Classic Zimbabwe

Private Travel | Wildlife 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £5835 Current prices from: £5835
Zimbabwe is home to some of Africa’s most successful conservation projects and these have helped re-establish the country as one of the continent’s best wildlife watching destinations. Starting in Victoria Falls, this private journey also takes you to Hwange and Mana Pools national parks, both of which are famed for possessing incredible animal numbers and high quality accommodation, without the high number of tourists that are found in other popular safari locations.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Multiple safari activities, most on private concessions
  • Venture into two different sections of Mana Pools for a wild, in-depth adventure
  • Stay in properties at the heart of conservation & sustainability efforts
  • Take scenic flights, saving time & offering an aerial perspective
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation

Bulawayo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2781 2781 2679 2475 2170 2170 2475 2882 2984 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1254 846 541 541 846 1152 1457 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1245 1104 552 341 80 30 10 10 70 371 904 1235
Rainy Days 12 11 7 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 10 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Great Zimbabwe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2679 2577 2373 2170 2170 2475 2781 2984 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1355 948 643 643 846 1152 1559 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 9 8 9 9 9 8 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1857 1667 1315 412 151 161 90 90 110 301 853 1667
Rainy Days 13 11 8 4 3 2 2 2 2 5 9 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Harare

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2373 2272 2170 2475 2781 2984 2882 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1457 1254 846 643 541 745 1050 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 7 6 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2098 1817 1165 442 80 20 20 20 60 381 1004 1797
Rainy Days 17 15 11 6 2 1 1 1 1 5 11 16
Humidity L L L N N N N N L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hwange National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2577 2577 2882 3290 3493 3290 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1661 1457 948 541 541 846 1355 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 11 11 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1436 1165 572 271 40 10 0 0 30 181 643 1235
Rainy Days 14 12 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 9 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Kariba & Matusadona NP

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3188 2984 2781 2781 2984 3391 3595 3493 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 1966 1559 1254 1254 1457 1966 2373 2475 2272
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 10 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1958 1576 1225 331 50 0 0 0 0 151 733 1877
Rainy Days 16 14 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 15
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mana Pools NP

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3086 2882 2882 3086 3493 3799 3595 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2068 1864 1457 1152 1152 1355 1864 2272 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1817 1526 883 221 10 0 0 0 0 131 492 1807
Rainy Days 17 14 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 15
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Victoria Falls

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1864 1661 1152 846 745 1050 1559 1966 2068 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1717 1406 763 201 30 0 0 0 10 201 643 1636
Rainy Days 15 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 15
Humidity H H H H M N L L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Victoria Falls, via Johannesburg. Transfer to the superb Victoria Falls Hotel for a 2-night stay. (N) (N)

Day 3: Victoria Falls

Day at leisure or choose from various optional excursions to see the world’s ‘largest’ falls. (B)

Day 4: To Hwange National Park

Transfer by road to a private concession within Hwange National Park for a 3-night stay at the Somalisa Expeditions Camp. (B, L, D)

Days 5-6: Hwange National Park

Enjoy 2 days of morning and afternoon safari activities in the concession surrounded by Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Hwange is home to huge numbers of Cape wild dogs and elephants, along with strong populations of lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs and several bird species. Activities may include game drives, bush walks, birdwatching and cultural visits. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to Mana Pools National Park (Kanga Pan)

Take a scenic light aircraft flight to the southwest corner of Mana Pools National Park, where you will stay on a private concession at the Kanga Camp for the next 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Mana Pools National Park (Kanga Pan)

Join two safari activities around the Kanga Pan, which, as one of the area’s only two water sources during the dry season, is often a very popular gathering spot for a huge number and variety of thirsty animals. (B, L, D)

Day 9: To Mana Pools (Nyamatusi)

Transfer north-east by road to the Nyamatusi Camp, a relatively new property set in one of the most wild and remote sections of Mana Pools. Spend 2 nights here on the banks of the Zambezi, one of the oldest rivers in the world. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Mana Pools (Nyamatusi)

Another day of safari activities which, if conditions allow, include a canoeing option, along with the usual game drives, bush walks and birding. Wildlife sightings may include elephants, antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hyenas, and many other species. (B, L, D)

Days 11-12: Fly to London via Johannesburg

Take a light aircraft flight from Mana Pools to Harare, before boarding onward flights to Johannesburg and London, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Wildlife activities:

Extra game viewing activities may be possible on arrival at each camp and/or on departure each morning. This will depend on your flight/transfer schedules, which cannot be guaranteed.

Please note:

All transfers and excursions are on a shared basis, with the exception of the arrival transfer to Victoria Falls Hotel. Private transfers and excursions may be possible at an additional cost.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Victoria Falls Hotel
    The Victoria Falls Hotel

    The historic Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel is located amongst lush tropical gardens inside the Victoria Falls National Park, just a ten minute walk away from the Unesco World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Established in 1904, this original railway hotel is full of nostalgia of a bygone colonial era and is noted for the splendid views across the manicured gardens to the Victoria Falls Bridge. There are 161 en suite rooms, comprising 37 standard rooms, 58 traditional rooms, 48 de luxe rooms, seven junior suites, four honeymoon suites, six executive suites and the royal suite. The latter was occupied by Queen Elizabeth during a royal visit in 1947. The corridors to the rooms are lined with historical artefacts, with particular reference to the building of the railway from Cape Town to what is now Zambia. Inside, the rooms retain their old world charm, but are now fitted with modern conveniences, including air ...

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  • Somalisa Expeditions Lodge
    Somalisa Expeditions Lodge

    The Somalisa Expeditions Lodge, set within a private concession in the Hwange National Park, is an experiential accommodation that gives you all the ambiance of a mobile camp, but with many of the luxuries afforded by having a permanent location. The 6 Serengeti-style tents are given a contemporary flourish with solar panels providing access to electricity and the bathroom facilities are equal to those found in a normal hotel. The location provides guests with opportunities for excellent wildlife viewings on their doorstep.Features: 6 guest safari style tents, on-site restaurant, bar, elephant pool, solar power, camp fire.<br>Room amenities: Private bathroom facilities, fan, private deck.

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  • Nyamatusi Camp
    Nyamatusi Camp

    Located in one of the continent's most isolated safari regions - Mana Pools, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the Nyamatusi Camp enables its guests to experience a slice of untouched Africa. Using the life giving river as inspiration, the camp's design subtly incorporates the theme of water throughout and the wooden exteriors blend seamlessly into the surrounds. The 6 tented suites offer uninterrupted views of the river. The communal lodge houses relaxing lounge areas, a bar, a restaurant and a cosy camp fire.Features: 6 tented suites, on-site restaurant, communal lounge, bar, camp fire.<br>Room amenities: Private bathroom facilities, air conditioning, private terrace, solar power, private plunge pools.

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  • Kanga Camp
    Kanga Camp

    Kanga Camp is a seasonal bush camp located in a private concession overlooking the Kanga Pan in one of the more remote parts of Mana Pools National Park near the Ruckomechi river. The camp has six en suite Meru-style tents, built with solid wood beams and metal frames, with canvas walls and meshed windows. All feature hot and cold running water, electricity and an open-air bathroom with bucket shower, and a private veranda with views out to the pan. The communal camp area is raised on decking overlooking the Kanga Pan, which is the only above-surface water source in the area, and where lions, leopards, wild dogs, elephants, buffaloes, various antelope species and a multitude of birds are often seen. Meals are taken communally in the central dining area with cuisine focusing on fresh home cooked meals. There is also a small library, lounge and fire pit area. While day and night ...

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Dates & prices

CZM2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £5835 per person

High season from £7595 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • International flights
    • Scenic internal flights
    • Guided safari activities at each property
    • All park & entrance fees
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

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