ZIMBAWE

Guided Tours By Springbok Atlas




ZIMBABWE HIGHLIGHT TOUR THROUGH SPRINGBOK ATLAS

 

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

 

DATE

ROUTING

DAY 1

HARARE - MUTARE, EASTERN HIGHLANDS

DAY 2

MUTARE - MASVINGO

DAY 3

MASVINGO

DAY 4

MASVINGO – MATOBO HILLS

DAY 5

MATOBO HILLS - HWANGE

DAY 6

HWANGE

DAY 7

HWANGE - KARIBA

DAY 8

KARIBA

DAY 9

KARIBA - VICTORIA FALLS

 

END OF TOUR

 


TOUR BY DATE

DAY 1    HARARE - MUTARE, EASTERN HIGHLANDS

On arrival in Harare, you will be welcomed by your tour guide. Travel south-east to the Eastern Highlands, a region of rugged mountains and scenic beauty. You will have the opportunity to experience the Bvumba Mountains, dominated by savannah woodland, offering spectacular views over the highlands and tropical lowlands of Mozambique. Although small in area, the mountains are a botanical paradise and home to some of the rarest butterflies in the region. Overnight in the Mutare region. [Dinner]


DAY 2 MUTARE - MASVINGO

After breakfast, the journey continues to the home of the architectural magnificence of the Great Zimbabwe ruins. The majestic Lodge at the Ancient City sits spectacularly on a granite ridge, within the shadows of the iconic Great Zimbabwe national monument, offering its guests a royal level of comfort and hospitality upon which the ancestors would surely have nodded in approval. [Breakfast, Dinner]



DAY 3    MASVINGO

Our day begins with a tour of the Great Zimbabwe Monument, a World Heritage Site. The Great Zimbabwe Monument is believed to have been fashioned between 1250 and 1450 AD, from regular rectangular granite blocks skillfully placed one upon the other without the use of tools, and gives us an idea of stone masonry few if any could emulate today. This World Heritage Site is a unique historical, cultural and archaeological landmark with many unusual artifacts, including the Zimbabwe bird (a national emblem and the subject of its own myths and legends), to be found there. [Breakfast, Dinner]



 

DAY 4   MASVINGO – MATOBO HILLS

This morning we will set off to the Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. Matobo National Park is also the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes and Mzilikazi, the great Ndebele King. The Park, a World Heritage Site, is home to a broad variety of wild game and bird species. [Breakfast, Dinner]       

 

DAY 5   MATOBO HILLS - HWANGE

Enjoy a tour of the Matobo Hills National Park, a unique park with not only animals but some of the most breathtaking granite scenery. Our journey continues to Hwange National Park, world-renowned for its daunting size of 14,650 square kilometers, and for the wide variety of game that call the National Park home; Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, all the Big Cats, Hyena, Wild Dog, Rhino and the world's largest concentration of Elephants. [Breakfast, Dinner]

 

DAY 6  HWANGE

Today we embark on a morning and afternoon open vehicle game drive on the Hwange concession. Hwange National Park carries 105 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores. Elephant make up the largest proportion of the biomass. All Zimbabwe's specially protected animals are to be found in the park and it is the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers. The population of wild dog to be found thought to be of one of the largest surviving groups in Africa today. [Breakfast, Dinner]

 

DAY 7  HWANGE - KARIBA

After breakfast we head towards the Painted Dog Sanctuary, also known as the African Wild Dogs. They are among the continent's most endangered species. At the sanctuary they built on education, community involvement and international support to improve the equality and abundances of the dogs. We make our way to the district of Binga, a fishing, boating and cultural centre towards the western end of Lake Kariba's southern shore. After arriving in the district, we embark on a scenic cruise, where we will have the opportunity to view some of Africa’s wildlife that makes this lake their personal water hole.  [Breakfast, Dinner]

DAY 8 KARIBA

Enjoy a leisurely day at Lake Kariba, joining a relaxing boat cruise, in search of lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, cheetah, impala, kudu and eland as they make their way to the lake for water. [Breakfast, Dinner]

 

DAY 9  KARIBA - VICTORIA FALLS

Our journey ends with a transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your onward flight. [Breakfast]



WHY NOT EXTEND YOUR TRIP TO INCLUDE THE MAGNIFICENT VICTORIA FALLS (DAY 9-11)

Experience how the mighty Zambezi River thunders over the Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

This extension will include a transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to A’ Zambezi River Lodge, 2 nights’ accommodation at A ‘Zambezi River Lodge inclusive of breakfast (Days 10 & 11).  Afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river, offering a unique opportunity to see a variety of game (Day 9). Enjoy a breathtaking tour of the Falls, one of the most astonishing world wonders. (Day 10) After breakfast on Day 11, you’ll be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight.

 

DURATION

9 days / 8 nights

ROUTING


WINDHOEK - WINDHOEK

Minimum 2 guests required / Maximum 16 guests


INCLUDES

8 breakfasts, 8 dinners, 8 nights’ accommodation, porterage, transportation, game watching activities and sightseeing as specified


DEPARTURE DATES

 

Feb17

Mar17

Apr17

May17

Jun17

Jul17

Aug17

Sep17

Oct17

Nov17

English

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03

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03

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01

 

Feb18

Mar18

Apr18

May18

Jun18

Jul18

Aug18

Sep18

Oct18

Nov18

Dec18

English

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01

03

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03

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NOTE

–Optional add-on 2 night extension to Victoria Falls available.

 

RACK RATES valid 01/12/2016 – 30/11/2017:


USD 4750.00 per person sharing
USD 5070.00 per single person

OPTIONAL VICTORIA FALLS EXTENSION (DAY 9 -11)


RACK RATES valid 01/12/2016 – 30/11/2017:


USD 445.00 per person sharing
USD 570.00 per single person

RACK RATES FOR 2018:


RACK RATES valid 01/01/2018 – 30/11/2018:


USD 5 130.00 per person sharing
USD 5 475.00 per single person

OPTIONAL VICTORIA FALLS EXTENSION (DAY 9 -11)


RACK RATES valid 01/01/2018 – 30/11/2018:


USD 505.00 per person sharing
USD 640.00 per single person

ACCOMMODATION:


Leopard Rock Hotel or similar x 1 night
Lodge at the Ancient City or similar x 2 nights
Matobo Hills Lodge or similar x 1 night
Sable Sands Lodge or similar x 2 nights
Masumu Lodge or similar x 2 nights