Embrace the feeling of having wild Africa as your private safari playground by exploring Zimbabwe during the green season. Calves are nurtured on the plains as predators are lurking with big game concentrates in astonishing numbers before each sets off on separate migrations. Victoria Falls gushes with remarkable intensity and from December to March, there is hardly another person in sight as it is just you and some of the very best of an African safari. This 10-day safari will celebrate the best...
Victoria Falls – The Rising Waters of the Zambezi
Sporadic bursts of thunder swell the Zambezi and its tributaries as the water levels rise and the river picks up speed to surge past your lodge on the banks. Hippos must move and relocate to pools protected by giant boulders. The trickling sound of the dry season is replaced by the sloshing of the green season, especially since the water level reaches its zenith in late March. Today, you touch down at Victoria Falls International, and it is a short transfer to the lodge, followed by a relaxed afternoon on the banks to watch one of Africa’s great rivers thunder past. Baboons and vervet monkeys are regular visitors here, sometimes scampering across the grass, other times floating through the trees.
In the late afternoon, you embark on a boat that cruises the Zambezi with drinks served as you go in search of hippos and crocodiles out of the water. The crocodiles do not hide in the dense reeds along the banks as they bustle their way through the green, alluring animals that continue the feeling that Victoria Falls is extremely remote. The cocktails and wines continue to flow as you explore the Zambezi at a slow pace, with a vibrant African sunset over the woodland. A three-course dinner is included on the cruise with time to relax on the river and start listening to the animals of the night as both the four-legged giants and the rowdy insects move through the evening. This sunset dinner cruise is a gentle introduction to the country and an easy way to start the wildlife experience.
Victoria Falls – Drowned by the Sounds and Sights of the Falls
Day 3 - 4
Hwange National Park (North) – Game Drives in a Time of Babies
Hwange National Park (Ngamo Plains) – A Unique Train Journey Across the Wilderness
Day 6 - 7
Hwange National Park (Ngamo Plains) – Concentration of Big Game
Matobo Hills National Park – Unique Walking Safari
Matobo Hills National Park – Insightful Cultural Connections
Matobo Hills National Park to Bulawayo – Departure
- Surround yourself with babies and the breeding season in Hwange as the green season is a time of abundance in Zimbabwe’s legendary national park
- Explore the thick concentrations of game found on the Ngamo Plains, a green season migration point for many of Hwange’s species
- Spend a day walking around Matobo Hills National Park to find white rhinos in the photogenic green grass
- Higher grass means that you will rarely see predators resting, so the plentiful calves will maximize your chance to witness the big cats prowling and hunting
- Watch the Zambezi River pick up speed and listen to the relentless thunder of Victoria Falls as high-water season approaches
- Take a delightful train journey through Hwange National Park, from woodland to Kalahari plains, passing elephants and giraffe on route
- Intimately connect with history and culture by spending a day amongst the rock art and traditions around Matobo Hills
$5,325 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include..
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