Zimbabwe: Best Of The West

Resort: Zimbabwe: Best Of The West
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Zimbabwe
Price From: £4725.00

Overview

This classic fly-safari itinerary is designed to give a flavour of west Zimbabwe’s most distinctive destinations. Begin in Bulawayo, the historic ‘city of kings’, home to wide tree-lined streets, well-preserved Victorian architecture and many of the country’s major museum collections. Continue to the first of three Unesco world heritage sites, the historic Matobo Hills National Park. Steeped in history, the park is home to the grave of Cecil John Rhodes. Proceed to the vast Hwange National Park, famous for its huge herds of elephants and populations of wild dogs. Finish by relaxing at Victoria Falls, known in the local Tokaleya Tonga language as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Bulawayo (N)

Day 2: Bulawayo

Transfer to the Banff Lodge for 1 night.
Afternoon at leisure or go on a historic pub
crawl. (N)

Day 3: Matobo Hills National Park

Morning city tour in Bulawayo. Transfer to
Matobo Hills National Park and stay 3 nights at
Camp Amalinda. Afternoon safari activity. (B, D)

Days 4-5: Matobo Hills National Park

Safari activities in Matobo Hills National Park
including guided walks in search of endangered
black rhinos. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Hwange National Park

Drive to Hwange National Park. Stay 3
nights at Khulu Ivory Lodge*, located on
a 2,400-hectare private concession. The
lodge overlooks an ancient riverbed and the
waterhole attracts a wide variety of wildlife.
Afternoon safari. (B, L, D)

Days 7-8: Hwange National Park

Safari activities in Hwange National Park. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Fly to Victoria Falls

Fly to Victoria Falls and stay 2 nights at Victoria
Falls Hotel. Afternoon at leisure or optional
excursions. (B)

Day 10: Victoria Falls

Day at leisure or excursions in Victoria Falls. (B)

Days 11-12: Fly home (B) (N)

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