Zimbabwe is a precious biodiversity hotspot in Africa. Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. Visitors have the choice of game drives, guided walks or horseback safaris as a means of experiencing the park and its creatures.

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s striking scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take its pristine riverside forests.

Not to miss the Victoria Fall, known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. This spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1-4

Hwange National Park

Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange National Park’s best wildlife viewing areas. It offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps and a sense of remoteness. The area is ecologically diverse, ensuring great numbers of animals year-round. Activities centre on game drives in open 4×4 vehicles and guided morning walks.

Destination: Zimbabwe
Accommodation: Little Makalolo Camp

Day 4-7

Mana Pools National Park

Situated in a private concession with access to the western areas of Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp accommodates guests who could overlook the wide Zambezi River in great comfort. Wildlife viewing takes place in open vehicles, on foot, on motorised pontoon boats or on canoes.

Destination: Zimbabwe
Accommodation: Ruckomechi Camp

Day 7-9

Livingston

Overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands is Toka Leya, comprising 12 raised, spacious en-suite safari-style tents. Tent interiors boast tasteful African décor, climate-control, an indulgent outdoor bath, and an expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views. The spa rounds off the experience, making Toka Leya the ideal place for a leisurely couple of nights before or after a safari.

Destination: Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
Accommodation: Toka Leya Camp