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Zimbabwe: Land of Discovery Journey

Private Travel | General Interest 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £6995

Explore the magnificent wildlife, compelling history, intriguing culture and natural beauty of Zimbabwe on this journey of discovery. Your tour includes a stay at the spectacular Victoria Falls; day and night safaris at exemplary national parks; as well as visits to local communities to learn about daily life, traditions and crafts.

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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Zimbabwe via Johannesburg

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe via Johannesburg. (N)

Day 2: Victoria Falls

Arrive and proceed to your hotel for a freshen up, before your special welcome by a guest speaker ahead of your dinner. Overnight at the Pioneers Lodge (or similar). (D)

Day 3: Victoria Falls

This morning, visit a village approximately 20km from Victoria Falls town where you can witness daily life unfold. This is a chance for a rewarding cultural exchange as well as an insight into rural Zimbabwean living. Dine at a traditional local restaurant before returning to your hotel. Later, a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi provides the cherry on top. Overnight at the Pioneers Lodge (or similar). (B, L)

Day 4: Victoria Falls

Embark on a private guided tour of Victoria Falls – whose local name aptly translates to ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Whilst regaling you with interesting facts and figures, your guide will ensure you have plenty of opportunities to photograph this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Elephant’s Walk shopping centre and art village for a special behindthe-scenes visit of the Ndau Studio, meeting its local artists and craftsmen. Later this afternoon, stop by the famous Victoria Falls Hotel for afternoon tea on the Stanley Terrace with a view of the Victoria Falls Bridge. Nibble on savouries and cakes with your favourite tea. Return to the hotel with your evening at leisure. Overnight at the Pioneers Lodge (or similar). (B)

Day 5: Hwange National Park

A four-hour drive delivers you deep inside a private concession in Hwange National Park’s northern reaches. This region is renowned for wildlife viewing opportunities, as you will discover with days of thrilling safaris ahead of you. Overnight at Nehimba Lodge(or similar). On selected departures, guests stay at Camelthorn Lodge and experience the magical Elephant Express train. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Hwange National Park

Spend the next two days enjoying exclusive, tailor-made wildlife viewing. All the diversity of Hwange’s fauna and flora is within easy reach, and no two days are the same. Embark on day and night safari drives – the latter a chance to spot the nocturnal inhabitants of Zimbabwe’s wilds – as well as immersive walking safaris. Spend 2 nights at Nehimba Lodge (or similar). On selected departures, guests stay at Camelthorn Lodgeand experience the magical Elephant Express train. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Hwange National Park

Wildlife viewing. Stay overnight at Nehimba Lodge (or similar). On selected departures, guests stay at Camelthorn Lodgeand experience the magical Elephant Express train. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Matobo National Park

Transfer by road to the Matopos Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and your home for the next three days. Activities available range from safari drives and on-foot rhino treks to village tours and hikes to the rock paintings of the San bushmen. You also havethe chance to visit the tomb of Cecil Rhodes, located at a spot he called the ‘View of the World’. Stay at Amalinda Lodge (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Matobo National Park

Day at leisure. Stay at Amalinda Lodge (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Matobo National Park

Day at leisure. Stay at Amalinda Lodge (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fly to London

After transferring to Bulawayo, depart on a scheduled flight to Johannesburg, where you are met and assisted to your return flight to the UK. Alternatively, extend your stay with a visit to neighbouring Botswana or a city break in Cape Town. (B)

Day 12: Arrive in London

Arrive in London. (B)

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Pioneers Lodge
    Pioneers Lodge

    Less than three kilometres from the stunning Victoria Falls, Pioneers is a serene and inviting lodge located in a quiet residential suburb. Its guestrooms are decorated in a classic style, and all offer clear and open views of the manicured gardens. At the heart of the lodge is the centrally located main area, with an airy lounge and restaurant. Guests have the option of eating in the high-ceilinged indoor dining area or on the spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the well-kept gardens. Fitted with carefully placed solar panels, the lodge is powered largely by solar energy. Pioneers supports several conservation and anti-poaching charities in the Victoria Falls region. Features: 50 rooms, restaurant, 2 outdoor swimming pools, lounge, bar, laundry service. Room amenities: Air conditioning, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, safe, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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Dates & prices


Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
31 Mar 2022 - 11 Apr 2022 £5,895 £0 £0 Reserve
21 Apr 2022 - 2 May 2022 £5,895 £0 £795 Reserve
12 May 2022 - 23 May 2022 £5,985 £0 £0 Reserve
2 Jun 2022 - 13 Jun 2022 £6,150 £0 £795 Reserve
16 Jun 2022 - 27 Jun 2022 £6,150 £0 £0 Reserve
28 Jul 2022 - 8 Aug 2022 £6,150 £0 £795 Reserve
18 Aug 2022 - 29 Aug 2022 £6,150 £0 £0 Reserve
1 Sep 2022 - 12 Sep 2022 £5,995 £0 £795 Reserve
15 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022 £5,895 £0 £795 Reserve

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

Guaranteed Departures This departure is guaranteed to run.

Terms & Conditions: Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the FCDO or entry restrictions relating to Covid preclude travel.

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.


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