Sample Trip

Classic Zimbabwe Safari

"Zim at it's best, with a dash of elegance"
Budget level: High-End
When to Go
Apr to Nov
8 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas
Hwange, Mana Pools
Kids Min Age

The perfect mixture of 3 different classic safari camps all the while having that traditional high-quality service of old Africa. Set in two of the most famous and wildlife prolific National Parks of Zimbabwe, this safari is for those seeking truly wild animals and authenticity without suffering a loss of comfort or quality. The perfect balance!

Itinerary in Brief

3 Nights at Zambezi Expeditions Camp

2 Nights at Kanga Camp

3 Nights at Somalisa Expeditions

Starting off in the world-renowned Mana Pools National Park – a place made famous for its immersive walking safaris and high concentrations of the flagship African mammals. You will see yourself travel between two vastly different camps, the first of which based on the shores-edge and the second based inland where one can sit back, relax and enjoy the “Armchair safari”. A short flight will then take you to the Hwange National Park where you will be based in an authentic tented camp in a vastly different and productive wilderness.

This 8-night tour is well suited for anyone from single travellers to larger groups. The accommodation is comfortable enough that it is suitable for all travellers, even those a bit more sensitive of sleeping in a tent. It is however still set in some of Zimbabwe’s best game viewing area’s so viewing is excellent, especially in the dry season. This tour is ideal for those seeking a safari experience which is between a midrange camp and a 5-star lodge, but is still authentic, exclusive and classic!

Detailed Itinerary

1st, 2nd & 3rd Nights: Zambezi Expeditions

Upon arrival at the camp, you will quickly notice why this is such a special place. Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, the scenery is absolutely stunning. The river is the source of life here and over the next 4 days of game viewing, you will be exploring the shore-line of Mana Pools either on walking safaris or on a game viewing vehicle.

With an incredibly high standard of guiding, you will soon find even the smallest aspects of the bush come to life through your knowledge guide.

4th & 5th Nights: Kanga Camp

A short game viewing transfer sees you heading inland, away from the Zambezi, to Kanga camp. The camp is located around a central waterhole which, during the dry season, is one of the very few water sources in the region and attracts a large number of animals, day and night. This is the reason the camp has become famous for its “Armchair safaris” which consists you taking a seat whilst being served ice-cold beverages and enjoy the African show.

There are however also game drive and walking safaris as activities, so one has the possibility to explore the area and see all its hidden gems.

6th, 7th and 8th Nights: Somalisa Expeditions

A short flight sees you changing landscapes entirely. You will land in Hwange National Park where you will be collected and transferred to Somalisa Expeditions camp, which is an intimate and authentic tented camp. This area is also known for its concertation’s of animals around waterholes in the dry season, particularly elephants, which makes for excellent encounters.

One can explore this area by vehicle or on foot to look at some of the smaller aspects of the bush close up. The area is said to have the largest concentrations of Wild Dogs, so if you are looking to tick this critically endangered carnivore

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Much like most of our tours, this itinerary serves as a guide line or example of what is possible and any part of this tour and be changed or additions added. We also create custom itineraries to suite your budget and the experiences you are after. Please contact us so we can create your own personally tailored safari!