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ZIMBABAWE
Heart of Africa Tour
May 6th  –  May 17th 2021
3595 USD Single

HOSTED BY:

DOT BEKKER

OVERVIEW

 

Discover the glorious nation of Zimbabwe in an enlightening journey into the past: feel the freedom of its open places, experience a thrilling bush safari and see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world as well as several UNESCO sites.
Zimbabwe is one of the forgotten gems of Africa: a country that is peaceful and gorgeous, with people who are kind and hospitable.

 

ITINERARY

 

Our adventure starts at Victoria Falls, one of Nature’s Seven Wonders, with a high-tea at the splendid colonial Victoria Falls Hotel and a view over the gorge that flows away from the waterfall. This is followed by a visit to Hwange National Park, one of the oldest and most beautiful National Parks in Southern Africa, to enjoy 3 days of relaxation and safaris. Including a fascinating visit to the Painted Dog Conservancy to support their work for one of the world’s most endangered species.


Next is Zimbabwe’s oldest modern city, Bulawayo, with a centre packed full of colonial buildings and an impressive Natural History Museum. Our visit here will include a tour of the Makokoba township
to learn how to play traditional African drums.

 

A short distance from the city lies the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills, a unique prehistoric landscape of huge, balancing granite rocks and wonderful 20,000-year-old rock paintings. Including a visit to the local traditionally painted homes. We will spend a night in the peaceful park.


Our last stop and overnight visit will be to the oldest ancient man-made structure in sub-Saharan Africa, Great Zimbabwe. This was once the site of an extensive and prosperous settlement - discover
the magic of this unique locale.


Tour Highlights:

  • Victoria Falls followed by high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel.

  • Safaris to view the Big 5

  • Visit to the Painted Dog Conservancy.

  • Learn how to play an African Drum in Makokoba.

  • Visit the amazing ancient rock paintings in the Matobo Hills and the ladies who paint their houses in local villages.

  • Great Zimbabwe - a place of mystery and history.


Duration: This tour is 11 days/10 nights.
Itinerary: Victoria Falls, Hwange Game Reserve, Bulawayo, Matobo Hills, Great Zimbabwe.

DATES: May 6th - May 17th, 2021

Pricing: 3595 USD Single

Booking: Click here

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • Airport transfers

  • Accommodation 3/4 star, in lodges or camps, per person sharing, single options available.

  • Breakfast

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Entrance fees and activities as per the program​

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Visa fees

  • International flights

  • Additional nights (can be provided for departure and arrival)

  • Cost of optional extras where they are available

  • Tips, photo or video fees

  • Lunch or Dinner (except where specified) and beverages other than tea/coffee and water.

  • Any extras including: laundry, massages or room service, private taxis, souvenirs

PLEASE NOTE:

  • When undertaking safaris, whether in vehicles or walking your guide’s instructions must be strictly obeyed for your safety.

  • This is winter time here and you can expect that the days to be warm, above 20c, and dry but the nights, early mornings and evenings will be crispy cold until about 10am when it heats up.  It is the best time of the year for wildlife.  It is recommended that you plan to wear layers, to be ‘peeled off’.

  • Clothing – long pants are recommended for bush walks and in the evenings but shorts are practical day wear.  Dresses are not prohibited but be sure that you are able to manage in all terrains.  There is not a lot of space for additional gear, please only bring one standard sized suitcase.

  • Sturdy closed shoes to allow for hiking and walking, by all means bring sandals for the evenings or other times but closed shoes are essential in the bush.

  • Sunscreen – while it may be winter the sun can be fierce during the day, a hat may also come in handy.

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