A 10-day excursion in the wild beauty of Zimbabwe, including Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba, ending at Mana Pools

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Luxurious tented accommodations in the African bush
  • Intimate encounters with African wildlife
  • Cultural visits to nearby villages
  • Walking safaris along ancient game trails

At a glance

Experience Africa, in its purest form. Zimbabwe is a land of raw, authentic beauty, from roaming lions in the savannah, to flowing rivers of life. Through this itinerary with African Bush Camps you can chart your own course through the wilderness, following ancient game trails on foot, listening out for the call of wild birds, or simply sipping on a sundowner cocktail from the comfort of your safari camp.

Somalisa and Nyamatusi Camp are sisters in luxurious sustainability, while Bumi Hills Safari Lodge invites you to experience life from a secret African riviera. Built in partnership with the landscape, the sloping canvas tents and thatched roofs will invite you into community with all the living things that call Zimbabwe home. With the camps’ thoughtful design, solar power, and water recycling, African Bush Camps ensures that the environment will be preserved for generations to come. So take a walk on the wild side, and enjoy a safari unlike any other.

Experience the wild beauty of Zimbabwe during your experience with Regenerative Resorts.

Example Itinerary

Days 1-3

Hwange National Park

Flights & Transfers

Fly into Victoria Falls International Airport
Transfer to camp from Victoria Falls International Airport via a 45-minute flight to Manga Airstrip and a 30-minute game drive to camp

Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival and walking safari

Arrive at Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park. Take a guided walking safari into the Zimbabwean bush as you see what wildlife are roaming nearby.

Day 2: Game Drive

Take a guided drive to track indigenous wildlife through the bush. Your guide may show you hidden spots where animals congregate, creating an inmate, up close connection with nature.

Day 3: Cultural Visit

Rise early for another walking safari to see what you may encounter. In the afternoon, head over to one of the local villages to get a taste of the local culture.

Flights & Transfers

Take the hour-and-a-half flight to Bumi Hills Airstrip
Transfer to Bumi Hills
Days 4-6

Lake Kariba

Flights & Transfers

Fly into Bumi Hills Airstrip
Transfer from Somalisa Camp

Accommodation

Day 4: Transfer to Bumi Hills

Enjoy one final breakfast at Somalisa Camp, and transfer to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. Settle in with a few laps in the infinity pool, or a spa treatment, and watch for any wildlife on the lake.

Day 5: Boating

Spend today on shining Lake Kariba—whether you want to fish, go for a cruise, or simply keep your eyes peeled for swimming elephants, the water is your playground.

Day 6: Walking safari

Follow your guide into the bush as you search for fossilized dinosaur footprints or resident lions. Savor your last night at the lodge with drinks at sunset and glorious stargazing.

Flights & Transfers

Fly to Mana Main Airstrip
Transfer to Nyamatusi Camp
Days 7-10

Mana Pools

Flights & Transfers

Fly into Mana Main Airstrip
Transfer from Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

Accommodation

Day 7: Transfer to Nyamatusi Camp

Rise early to watch the sunrise over the lake, and after breakfast head over remote Mana Pools National Park. In the riverfront landscape, enjoy an afternoon game drive to spot local wildlife.

Day 8: Canoeing

After a leisurely morning exploring the camp, take a canoeing trip down the ancient Zambezi River to get a new perspective on the park.

Day 9: Game drive and safari

Start your day with a morning game drive, looking out for wildlife including lions and zebra. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking safari to learn about the history of the Mana Pools.

Day 10: Departure

Enjoy a final breakfast in the bush, and depart with memories

Flights & Transfers

Fly home from Harare
Transfer by air to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare

Pricing Details

From

$4,680

per person

in low season

From

$5,859

per person

in mid season

From

$8,910

per person

in high season

From

$4,680

per person

in low season

From

$8,910

per person

in high season

From

$4,680

per person

all season

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Membership Perks

  • Exclusive bush lunch
  • One ABC Foundation bracelet per person 
  • Classy leather bound backgammon game

Expansive Zimbabwe

Expansive Zimbabwe

$4,680 per person sharing

Journey Length: 10 days

Rates Include
  • 3 nights accommodation at Somalisa Camp
  • 3 nights accommodation at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
  • 3 nights accommodation at Nyamatusi Camp
  • All inter-camp transfers (starting from Victoria Falls and ending in Harare)
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, Hwange Main Camp village visits, Mambanje Village visit (private vehicle required at associated costs for Mambanje Village Visit), boating, fishing, sunset cruises, canoe safaris, catch and release shore fishing

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