from $0,00

10 Days Classic Zimbabwe Safari Experience

Hwange NP, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools NP
Not Rated

10 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

7 people




Safari Overview

Embark on an extraordinary Zimbabwe adventure with our exceptional 9-night package, offering you the chance to explore three of the country’s top regions. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Hwange National Park with a 3-night stay at The Hide Safari Camp. Then, experience the captivating wonders of Matusadona National Park at Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba for another 3 nights. Finally, indulge in the untouched splendor of World Heritage Site Mana Pools with a 3-night stay at John’s Camp.

Zimbabwe, located in southern Africa, is a remarkable landlocked country known for its stunning landscape and diverse wildlife. With an array of parks, reserves, and safari areas, Zimbabwe offers an unparalleled experience. Its remarkable natural beauty is complemented by an impressive variety of wildlife, comparable to the best in the world. The country proudly boasts four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the renowned Victoria Falls, the picturesque Mana Pools National Park, the majestic Matobo Hills, and the historic African cities of Khami and Great Zimbabwe. Get ready to be captivated by the wonders that Zimbabwe has to offer.

Safari Highlights.

  • The Hide: Game drives, walking safaris, viewing hides
  • Changa Safari Camp: Game drives, walking safaris, tiger fishing, Sanyati Gorge trip
  • John’s Camp: Game drives, walking safaris, land fishing, National Parks Headquarters office tour, village visits.


Expand All
Day 1: The Hide, Hwange National Park
Day 1: The Hide, Hwange National Park

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will go through departure formalities and onto your scheduled charter flight from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, just a short flight of 45 minutes. At Umtishibi Airstrip/Hwange Main Airport, in Hwange National Park a representative from The Hide Safari Lodge will meet you. The drive into camp game viewing en route will take approximately 40 minutes from Umtishibi Airstrip, or 1hr30m from Hwange Main.

The Hide is a family owned and family run safari camp that was built in 1992 by the Prestons’ and is situated on a private concession on the Eastern boundary of Hwange National Park. The waterhole, just metres from The Hide, attracts such a variety of life that you may not need to roam far from your veranda to be a part of the action.

Accommodation at the Hide consists of 10 Deluxe Tents and a Private Safari House. All boasting en-suite bathrooms and private verandas overlooking the busy waterhole. There is a swimming pool, lounge, bar, upstairs viewing deck, mini museum, 2 underground hides, an underground wine cellar and a complimentary treehouse sleep out. Wi-Fi is available.

Day 2 – 3: The Hide, Hwange National Park
Day 2 – 3: The Hide, Hwange National Park

Early morning walks are there for the thrill of encountering wildlife on its own terms and exploring the little surprises of the bush. Alternatively, the day can be spent further afield on game drives in search of predators and prey alike. We like to do things properly so sundowners are an important part of the experience.

Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe. Famous for its healthy elephant population. The beauty of this area is in its diversity — vast, palm-fringed plains and classic grasslands are interspersed with acacia woodlands and teak forests and this diversity ensures the sighting of great numbers of animals all year round. Of course, keen photographers will want to spend time in the hide that overlooks the popular waterhole.

Day 4: Hwange NP to Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba
Day 4: Hwange NP to Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba

Today you are off onto your next stop and will catch your 1hr30m flight to Lake Kariba. On arrival at Lake Kariba, you will be met by a Changa representative and transferred to the stunning Changa Safari Camp.

Lapped by the waters of Lake Kariba, shaded by Mopane woodland and hidden from the world, Changa Safari Camp is an oasis of tranquillity and an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Changa has been designed to blend in with the environment using natural materials.

The camp furniture has been built using Zimbabwe’s finest teak and the bar has been fashioned around the hull of an old boat. You will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lake and then you can choose to either relax by the pool, hop on the afternoon/evening game drive or try your hand at fishing for the famed fighting tiger fish.

Day 5 & 6: Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba
Day 5 & 6: Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba

A typical day in the camp starts early to coincide with the best times to view animals. You will be awoken by the age old “knock knock” at your door, accompanied by your choice of tea and coffee. You will then depart for your morning activity; either a game drive or walk or a fishing safari.

The game in the area is excellent, home to a wide range of mammals, and over 350 bird species. Then, just before it gets too hot, we’ll have you back in camp for a delicious full breakfast set up. After lunch why not hop on a short boat ride across the lake to the scenic Sanyati Gorge, where you can meander peacefully through the steep cliffs for up to 10 km. The Sanyati Gorge is both unspoilt and undisturbed with an abundance of birdlife, the occasional sighting of antelope and great fishing.

Day 7: Lake Kariba to John's Camp - Mana Pools NP
Day 7: Lake Kariba to John's Camp - Mana Pools NP

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip to catch your 30-minute flight to Mana Pools where the John’s Camp team will meet you.

The name ‘Mana’ means’ four’ in the local Shona language. This applies to the four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. Mana Pools is home to a wide range of mammals and over 350 bird species.

Day 8 – 9: John's Camp - Mana Pools NP
Day 8 – 9: John's Camp - Mana Pools NP

A typical day on safari has guests woken just before sunrise for a quick cup of tea or coffee, a bowl of porridge or a muffin. You will head out on either a game walk or drive returning to camp for a late morning brunch. Midday siesta time is spent in camp and afternoon tea is served at 3.30pm.

Head out again for an afternoon of game viewing as the day cools. Fishing from the banks of the river is also an option. Sundowners can be enjoyed while out on your afternoon game drive or back in camp. All guests will be back in camp by 6.30pm. Warm bucket showers will be ready on your return. Gather around the campfire to share your stories from the day before enjoying a three-course dinner.

Day 10: Departure
Day 10: Departure

On the final day you will be transferred back to Mana Main Airstrip in time for your Harare charter then your onward connection from Harare International Airport.


  • 9 Nights Ensuite Accommodation
  • All Scheduled safari activities
  • All Meals
  • Bar (premium drinks extra)
  • Laundry Services
  • Road transfers + Flights Starting Victoria Falls Zimbabwe and Ending Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Visa fees
  • Personal Insurances
  • Regional & International flights
  • Airport departure taxes (USD 15.00 PP Each Way)
  • Private Safari Activities
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Flights options available at extra cost from Mana Pools to Victoria Falls ($723 per seat).
  • Costs resulting in diversion or inability to fly due to bad weather or aircraft mechanical problems, which could affect safety of the aircraft and/or its occupants.


Multi day

Tour's Location

Hwange NP, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools NP
from $0,00


    You might also like

    Useful Infoirmation

    You cannot copy content of this page