Zimbabwe: Best Of The West

This classic 9-night fly-safari itinerary from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls is designed to give a flavour of Zimbabwe's most iconic destinations.

About This Tour

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, stunning granite rock formations and the opportunity to track black rhinos on foot. Proceed to the vast Hwange National Park, the largest wildlife park in Zimbabwe, famous for its huge herds of elephants and populations of wild dog. Finish by relaxing at Victoria Falls, known in the local Tokaleya Tonga language as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or 'The Smoke That Thunders'. Spend time touring the falls both on foot and by helicopter on the highly recommended Flight of the Angels, before retiring to an evening sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river.

Day by Day

Day 1 – To Bulawayo

Fly overnight via Johannesburg to Bulawayo.

Day 2 – Bulawayo

Arrive and transfer to the Bulawayo Club for 1 night. Afternoon at leisure or go on a historic pub crawl.

Day 3 – To 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.

Days 4-5 – Matobo Hills National Park:

Safari activities in Matobo Hills National Park including guided walks in search of the endangered black rhino.

Day 6 – To Hwange National Park:

Drive to Hwange National Park and stay 3 nights in Davison’s Camp. Afternoon safari activity.

Days 7-8 – Hwange National Park:

Safari activities in Hwange National Park.

Day 9 – To Victoria Falls:

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

Day 10 – Victoria Falls:

Day at leisure or optional excursions in Victoria Falls.

Day 11 – To London:

Fly to London, via Johannesburg.

Tour Categories: 
History & Culture
Wildlife Tours
This Tour Explores: 
Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls