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Zimbabwe: Best Of The West

Private Travel | General interest | Wildlife 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £4955 Current prices from: £4955
This classic fly-safari itinerary is designed to give a flavour of west Zimbabwe's most distinctive destinations. Begin in Bulawayo, the historic 'city of kings', home to wide tree-lined streets, well-preserved Victorian architecture and many of the country's major museum collections. Continue to the first of three Unesco world heritage sites, the historic Matobo Hills National Park. Steeped in history, the park is home to the grave of Cecil John Rhodes. Proceed to the vast Hwange National Park, famous for its huge herds of elephants and populations of wild dogs. Finish by relaxing at Victoria Falls, known in the local Tokaleya Tonga language as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or 'The Smoke that Thunders'.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • See the impressive landscapes, including the huge granite kopjes of Matobo Hills.
  • Walk with black rhinos in Matobo Hills
  • Enjoy prolific wildlife sightings in Hwange National park, with its 30,000 elephants
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Bulawayo (N) Day 2: Bulawayo

Transfer to the Banff Lodge for 1 night. Afternoon at leisure or go on a historic pub crawl. (N)

Day 3: Matobo Hills National Park

Morning city tour in Bulawayo. Transfer to Matobo Hills National Park and stay 3 nights at Camp Amalinda. Afternoon safari activity. (B, D)

Days 4-5: Matobo Hills National Park

Safari activities in Matobo Hills National Park including guided walks in search of endangered black rhinos. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Hwange National Park

Drive to Hwange National Park. Stay 3 nights at Khulu Ivory Lodge*, located on a 2,400-hectare private concession. The lodge overlooks an ancient riverbed and the waterhole attracts a wide variety of wildlife. Afternoon safari. (B, L, D)

Days 7-8: Hwange National Park

Safari activities in Hwange National Park. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Fly to Victoria Falls

Fly to Victoria Falls and stay 2 nights at Victoria Falls Hotel. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B)

Day 10: Victoria Falls

Day at leisure or excursions in Victoria Falls. (B)

Days 11-12: Fly home (B) (N) Meal basis:

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

Important information * Upgrade to Little Makalolo Camp available.

Please ask one of our Africa experts for details.

Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

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 ...

  • Khulu Bush Camp
    Khulu Bush Camp

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £4955 per person

High season from £5765 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.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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