Highlights of Zimbabwe • 9 Days

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$ 6,125.00

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Our group tours are also offered on a private basis, and can be customized: Our experienced travel consultants will design bespoke, private itineraries according to your needs and budget. 

Explore the true highlights of the fascinating country of Zimbabwe. Over 9 days, experience the majesty of the mighty Victoria Falls, the quality game viewing along Lake Kariba, the UNESCO World Heritage site in Mana Pools National Park and the vast wilderness of the Hwange National Park. While on safari in Victoria Falls a cruise on the Zambezi river will bring an unforgettable end to a day of game viewing and adventure activities. As the sun sets over the mighty Zambezi enjoy a gin and tonic as you cruise along the river. There’s an almost certain chance of seeing hippo and crocodile, as well as other game along the river.  Enjoy this spectacular Zimbabwe safari package that takes in the very best of the country. From Hwange to Vic Falls, and then Lake Kariba to Mana Pools. All these iconic destinations are covered on this exclusive holiday to Zimbabwe. Park fees, game activities, transfers, most meals and all accommodation is included.

Highlights of this Zimbabwe Safari

Victoria Falls

As one of Africa’s most iconic travel destinations Victoria Falls should form part of any safari to Zimbabwe or Zambia. The mighty Zambezi River plunges over 100 meters into the gorge below the falls creating a mist spray and thunder that can be heard and seen from miles away. It is one of the seven wonders of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an adventure lovers playground. There’s gorge swinging, white water rafting, bungee jumping, heli flights and a whole lot more to enjoy during your stay in Victoria Falls. While on safari in Victoria Falls a cruise on the Zambezi river will bring an unforgettable end to a day of game viewing and adventure activities. As the sun sets over the mighty Zambezi enjoy a gin and tonic as you cruise along the river. There’s an almost certain chance of seeing hippo and crocodile, as well as other game along the river.

Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba is a gem in Zimbabwe’s safari crown. Over 5000 square kilometers of water from the mighty Zambezi has been dammed for the last 65 years. Its sheer size makes you forget this is the largest man made lake on earth – as it really feels like you are on the ocean! It is perfect for houseboat safaris, fishing and offers excellent game viewing along its shores.

Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools is a UNESCO World Heritage site for good reason. Situated along the banks of the Zambezi River in North eastern Zimbabwe it is a game lovers paradise. Its wild and untamed and famous for its elephants and wild dogs. Enjoy some of the best game viewing and walks in Zimbabwe from your base at Hideaways Mana Pools Safari Lodge.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest national park. Its is big five territory with massive herds of elephant and buffalo as well as high concentrations of lions. With over 105 mammal species as well as eight large carnivore species, expect world-class game viewing whilst on safari in Hwange National Park.


Days 1 & 2

Victoria Falls Hotel (or similar)
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Days 3 & 4

Camp Mana (or similar)
Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

Days 5 & 6

Crowned Eagle (or similar)
Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

Days 7 & 8

Hideaways Nantwich Lodge (or similar)
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe


  • Accommodation in Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Lake Kariba and Hwange as per the full itinerary
  • Daily breakfast is included with lunch and dinner at Mana Pools, Lake Kariba and Hwange
  • Return airport transfers in Victoria Falls on day of arrival and day of departure
  • Activities, transfers and excursions
  • River usage fee


  • Pre and Post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Premium drinks
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, telephone calls, curios etc.

Pre-Tour Information


The Highlights of Zimbabwe Package departs from Victoria Falls. Whilst it is our every intention to adhere to the above mentioned itinerary, there may on occasion be a necessity to make alterations in order to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore please treat the itinerary as a guide only.


JENMAN Safaris uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters and 12-seater 4×4 Safari vehicles (Chosen vehicle determined by JENMAN African Safaris).


Meals included in your safari will be taken in the restaurants at the various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Zimbabwe.

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with JENMAN African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, where you will spend the next two nights. The rest of the day will be at your leisure, to relax beside the pool or participate in in some of the optional activities available.
Today you will take a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls and have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to explore the town or participate in the various optional activities available. In the late afternoon you will enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
After breakfast you will depart to Victoria Falls Airport, where you will 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 a number of included game and wildlife activities. The life-giving power of the mighty Zambezi River makes for an unforgettable safari experience at Mana Pools. This is one of Zimbabwe’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes and the region is designated as a World Heritage Site. It is also known as one of the premier game viewing destinations on the continent.  Guided canoe trips on the Zambezi are offered year-round and provide a unique way to view the amazing game along the river.
Game Drives in Mana Pools: You will enjoy an exceptional safari drive through the bush at Mana Pools. The riverine forest is dense and makes for some great viewing especially of buffalo and elephant. One can easily feel the magic of the Zimbabwe bush come alive. Under the expert leadership of your professional Zimbabwe guide you will discover a number of mammal species as well as getting to understand the complex ecology of the area. Game Walks at Mana: Mana on foot is an invitation for adventure and immersion into the delicate nature of the region. It’s a small park but it holds big treasures. Exploring of foot gets you close up and personal with the wildlife on offer. It’s super exciting to track animals on foot with your armed guide. Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi: Chasing sunsets is an activity highly encouraged when in Zimbabwe. Sipping and cruising upon the Zambezi River just before dusk is a sure way to succeed in capturing an African sunset on camera that is imprinted in your memory.
This morning you will take a light air transfer to Kariba Airport, where you will be met by a guide and transferred to Kariba Safari Lodge. This top accommodation in Kariba is set on a mountainside with sweeping lake views and the islands of Kariba in the distance. The next two days in Kariba will be spent on bush walks, a half day town excursion and a catamaran cruise on the lake. Immerse yourself in this unspoiled part of Africa, and experience the unique spectacle of Lake Kariba which will remain long in your memory.  
Hikes & Bush Walks: Enjoy a fully guided bush walk in the thick Zimbabwe bush that surrounds the lake. A Kariba walking safari provides a unique opportunity to take a closer look at the ecology and the areas heartbeat. The lakeshore and surrounding bush supports an array of wildlife that you can discover with your local guide and ranger. Half Day Kariba Town Excursion: Kariba town is a bustling hub of Zimbabwean arts, culture and history. Taking time to explore the foundations of the local people and their culture. Learn all about the incredible engineering feats of building the dam wall with a trip to the Kariba Dam Wall and the dedicated museum located alongside. The dam has had a massive impact and effect on the surrounding area, people and wildlife alike. Catamaran Cruise Lake Kariba: The catamarans at Kariba Safari Lodge provide an extremely unique and immersive sunset experience on the lake. Set sail into the sunset powered only by the wind, with a backup motor for quieter days. Enjoy included drinks and snacks as you watch the sun set below the horizon. Or take a dip in the safety nett off the back of the vessel – safe from the resident crocodiles of  the lake.
This morning you will have an air transfer to Robin’s Airstrip, where you will be met by a guide and transferred to Hideaways Nantwich Lodge, which is situated in the northwest corner of Hwange National Park. The next two days are spent on half or full day game drives and walking safaris, where you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the breath-taking wilderness of Hwange National Park. These unforgettable experiences offer a chance to witness the incredible wildlife that roams this pristine landscape, from majestic elephants and graceful antelopes to elusive predators like lions and leopards.
Enjoy your last breakfast at the lodge before your drive back to Victoria Falls Airport, where you embark on your onward journey
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