DSWF ZIMBABWE - Comfort
10 Day Private Safari from Bulawayo to Livingstone
Type of Safari
for singles, couples, families & groups
9 Nights / 10 days
All transport in fully kitted 4×4 safari vehicle
Game drives as mentioned
Meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary
Park entrance fees
Experienced local guide
4x4 safari vehicle
Day 1 - Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
Upon arrival at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo, you will be met and transferred to Camp Amalinda by a camp representative. The Matobo Hills some 35 km south of Bulawayo are a profusion of distinctive granite landforms, densely packed into a comparatively tight area, that rise up to form a sea of hills. Their forms have resulted from the varied composition and alignment of the granite rocks, which responded differently to millions of years of weathering. These extraordinary granite rock formations have exerted a strong presence over the whole area – both in natural and cultural terms.Bird watching here is excellent with healthy populations of raptors. The most exciting species of wildlife found in the park is probably rhino, both black and white. Plains game is limited thanks to poaching but its the scenery and the opportunity to track rhino on foot (or by vehicle) that is the highlight of this park
Camp Amalinda (BLD)
Day 2 - Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
This morning we put our walking shoes on and go for a comfortable walk through the park, bird watching and keeping an eye out for resident rhino and other wildlife we may encounter. We end our walk at Rhodes Grave where we hear some of the history surrounding the park and how Cecil John Rhodes got to place his grave here, on sacred ground. After we return to camp we have the opportunity to visit the Ethandweni Children's Home where we get to see some of the work of the 'Mother Africa Trust', which is supported by the camps we visit befor headding out for sundowners on the evening game drive.
Camp Amalinda (BLD)
Day 3 - Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
Rhino tracking either on foot or in the vehicle, with our qualified and armed guide, we hope to find and view some of these gigantic beasts - and get to see some wonderful bush skills and knowledge on display from our local guide. For the evening drive we make our way to view bushman rock art and sundowners.
Camp Amalinda (BLD)
Day 4 - 6 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
This morning after breakfast, we will be transferred by bus to Ivory Lodge at Hwange National Park aproximatly 6 Hours. After being shown to your room you can embark on the evening game drive, if there is sufficient time, or simply relax and view wildlife at the waterhole from the deck of camp. Hwange National Park hosts over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. All Zimbabwe's specially protected animals are to be found in Hwange and it is the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers. Our time at Hwange is spent maximising big game viewing, with morning and afternoon game drives and inclueds visit to the Painted Dog Centre, which is funded by the David Shepherd Foundation. The population of African wild dogs to be found in Hwange is thought to be of one of the larger surviving groups in Africa today, along with that of Kruger National Park and Selous Game Reserve. Other major predators include the lion, whose distribution and hunting in Hwange is strongly related to the pans and waterholes, leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah.
Ivory Lodge (BLD)
Day 7 - 9 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Following the morning game drivebreakfast we will be transferred up to Chundu Island and Zambezi National Park. 3 hours. Arriving in time for a sunset cruise and drinks on the Zambezi River. Chundu Island Camp is located 21km from Zimbabwe’s majestic Victoria Falls. The island is only accessible by boat. It is superbly positioned on the Zambezi River, allowing guests to experience Africa in its purest state. It is peaceful, serene and beautiful. But at the same time, guests have the opportunity to experience the best Zimbabwe has to offer. Peace and quiet combined with excitement and adventure. With Victoria Falls on its doorstep, Chundu guests have the option of participating in some of the town’s most exciting adventure activities, from bungee jumping and white water rafting to fishing expeditions and helicopter rides. A wide variety of larger mammals may be found within the Zambezi National Park including elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard. In addition, herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala as well as many of the smaller species of game can be viewed.
Chundu Island Camp (BLD)
Day 10 - Departure
Today your safari ends, after breakfast you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your home or onward travels!
PRICE PER PERSON
from $XXXX (2016)