Victoria FallsMana PoolsLake KaribaHwange National Park

This itinerary is perfect for first-time Zimbabwe visitors, incorporating the highlights and one or two off-beat Oasis ideas. Explore Victoria Falls and take a cruise down the Zambezi River. Go on a safari in Mana Pools National Park and enjoy included game and wildlife activities. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Lake Kariba and enjoy fantastic activities like bush walks and catamaran cruises. Experience Hwange National Park and choose from various activity options like game drives and village visits.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Take a cruise on the Zambezi
  • Explore Victoria Falls
  • Daily Safaris with experienced guides
  • Spend the day with local tribes

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$6500 – $10,000+ pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Victoria Falls

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Day 2-3

Victoria Falls

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights. You could relax beside the pool or participate in some optional activities such as exploring the mighty Victoria Falls, taking a cruise down the Zambezi River or exploring Victoria Falls or Livingstone on the Zambia side.

Day 4-5

Mana Pools

After breakfast, you will depart Victoria Falls Airport and embark on your light air transfer flight to Mana West Airstrip. The next two nights will be spent on safari in Mana Pools National Park, where you can enjoy several included game and wildlife activities. One of those great options would be a guided canoe trip on the Zambezi offered year-round, which provides a unique way to view the amazing game along the river.

Day 6-7

Lake Kariba

This morning you will take a light air transfer to Kariba Airport, where you will be met by a guide and transferred to your accommodation for the next two nights. You could do fantastic activities here in Kariba: bush walks, a half-day town excursion or a catamaran cruise on the lake. Immerse yourself in this unspoiled part of Africa and experience the unique spectacle of Lake Kariba.

Day 8-9

Hwange National Park

This morning you will have a light aircraft flight from Kariba to Hwange National Park Airport. You are met by your Hwange guide and transferred to your lodge within the park. Here you can choose from activity options. Enjoy a game drive through Hwange or visit a local village and see how the locals live. There’s also a chance to chat to the resident anti-poaching unit, and it’s a real privilege to meet these eco-warriors who risk their lives to protect Hwange’s wildlife.

Day 10

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $6500 – $10,000+ per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

The best time to visit Zimbabwe is during the dry season, which runs from April to October. This is when the weather is mild, with temperatures ranging from 18-30C. During this time, the wildlife is more active, and the landscape is lush and green. It’s also the best time for safaris and other outdoor activities.

Add on’s

There are many add-on holiday options to this Zimabwe itinerary; for example, you could head to Botswana and explore Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta.

From Zimbabwe, you can easily add destinations in Zambia, Botswana, Malawi and South Africa.

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