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The Best Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Picture an unforgettable journey through Zimbabwe, where wildlife and natural beauty come together to create a safari experience like no other.

This exciting Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari adventure will take you on a thrilling exploration starting from the magnificent Victoria Falls, then heading to the lesser-known Sapi Reserve near Mana Pools, and finally culminating in the wildlife-rich Hwange National Park.

Get ready to witness breathtaking landscapes, encounter iconic African wildlife, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari Elephants Linkwasha Camp
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari Cheetah Linkwasha Camp Hwange

Zimbabwe offers a more exclusive and intimate safari experience, unlike some more crowded safari destinations. With fewer visitors, you can explore the wilderness without the hustle and bustle of tourist crowds. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you can tailor your safari activities, from game drives to walking safaris, making it a truly personalised adventure.

Apart from the remarkable wildlife encounters, a Zimbabwe wildlife safari also provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich local culture. Interact with the warm and welcoming Zimbabwean people, learn about their traditions, and taste the flavourful local cuisine.

During your journey, you can visit local villages, witness traditional dances, and purchase unique handcrafted souvenirs, supporting local communities.

The combination of diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and warm hospitality creates an adventure that will forever remain etched in your memory. So, pack your bags, prepare your camera, and prepare for an unforgettable safari experience in the heart of Africa.

Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari
Victoria Falls - The Smoke That Thunders

Your adventure begins in the town of Victoria Falls, which is home to one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Victoria Falls. Known locally as "Mosi-oa-Tunya" (The Smoke that Thunders), this majestic waterfall is a UNESCO World Heritage site and will undoubtedly leave you in awe.

As you approach the falls, the sound of thundering water and mist in the air heightens your anticipation. Get up close and personal by taking a guided tour to the falls' vantage points. Feel the spray of the falls on your face as you gaze at the 108-meter-high curtain of water cascading into the Zambezi Gorge.

In addition to the falls, you can partake in thrilling activities like bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting in the Zambezi River, or taking a scenic helicopter flight over the falls to witness the grandeur from a different perspective.

Your accommodation, Mpala Jena Camp is nestled along the banks of the Zambezi River, offering an extraordinary haven of luxury and tranquillity in the heart of Victoria Falls. Situated within the pristine and private Zambezi National Park, this exquisite camp offers an exclusive and immersive safari experience that combines natural beauty with refined elegance.

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Mpala Jena Camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe
Tembo Plains Camp
Sapi Reserve - A Remote Wildlife Haven

From Victoria Falls, venture to the lesser-explored gem of Zimbabwe, the Sapi Reserve. This privately-owned wilderness area, adjacent to Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a unique safari experience away from the crowds.

Embark on game drives and guided walking safaris led by expert rangers, allowing you to get even closer to the abundant wildlife. The reserve is teeming with diverse species, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and numerous antelope species. Birdwatchers will delight in the over 400 bird species found here, making it a paradise for ornithology enthusiasts.

Sapi Reserve's remote and untouched landscapes provide an intimate experience with nature. It is here that Relais & Chateaux accredited Tembo Plains Camp offers the perfect balance, connecting you with the African wilderness like never before.

Tembo Plains Camp; is part of Great Plains Réserve Collection of camps, reflecting the highest level of luxury within their portfolio. This authentic yet luxurious camp combines canvas and stone walls to create a unique design inspired by the famous Zimbabwe Ruins.

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Hwange National Park - A Wildlife Extravaganza

The final leg of your safari adventure takes you to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest and most diverse wildlife reserve. Hwange is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna, making it a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

The park boasts an immense elephant population, and it's not uncommon to witness herds of these gentle giants moving gracefully across the savannah. Lions, cheetahs, and leopards are among the predators that call Hwange home, providing excellent opportunities for thrilling predator-prey interactions.

One of the unique aspects of Hwange is its diverse pumped waterholes, which attract animals from all corners of the park during the dry season. Visiting these waterholes allows you to observe various species gathering to quench their thirst, offering an unforgettable wildlife spectacle.

Your accommodation, Linkwasha Camp is situated in a private concession in the south-eastern corner, which is considered one of the best locations in Hwange National Park — found near the famed Ngamo Plains, where wildlife and fantastic birdlife gather in numbers during summer.

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Linkwasha Camp Zimbabwe Guest Sitting Area Lounge
The Best Zimbabwe Wildlife Safari

Embarking on an exciting Zimbabwe wildlife safari from Victoria Falls to Sapi Reserve, and Hwange National Park is a journey of a lifetime. From witnessing the majesty of Victoria Falls to encountering the Big Five in their natural habitats, each destination offers a distinctive experience.

Safari Guru's safari packages all offer ease of travel logistics and offer properties already guaranteed by our team to offer world-class safari activities. Prices vary based upon seasonality dependant on how many travellers in the group.

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*While this exact itinerary is available through Safari Guru, it is dependant on availability at the time of travel, length of stay in each camp, and even the direction of the safari circuit. Alternative lodgings might be recommended according to each travellers requirements.

Itinerary generally include; shared accommodation, twice daily safari activities, flights ex Cape Town or Johannesburg, all transfers, all meals, local drinks and park fees. Safari Guru will also arrange additional activities, such as sunset river cruises, private guided tours and house boats where applicable.

Travel costs do not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases or travel insurance, and local/international arrival flights to and from South Africa.

Additional destinations can be added either before or after any itinerary, including Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa.

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