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Waterfalls & Wildlife Wonders
Today the wait is finally over as you embark on your grand tour of Zimbabwe and Zambia. You’ll begin your adventure by jetting off to Zimbabwean capital Harare. On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and assisted with your bags ready for your light aircraft flight to the shimmering watery wilderness of Lake Kariba. A boat will take you to the Musango Safari Camp where you’ll have time to settle in and relax before heading out on an afternoon activity organized by the safari team. You’ll head back to the lodge for dinner around the campfire watching the amazing night sky unfurl. It's no exaggeration to say that some of the best sunsets in Africa can be experienced here.
As Day 3 dawns, you’ll have a choice of activities. You can either discover more of the diverse wildlife surrounding Musango, from hippos to black rhinos or enjoy a cultural tour of a nearby village to meet the Tonga tribespeople and learn about their traditional way of life.
Hwange National Park
You’ll have the chance to enjoy one final morning game drive around Lake Kariba before saying goodbye to your new friends and flying by light aircraft to Hwange. You’ll travel by road into the heart of the African bush in Hwange National Park, where you can look forward to an exciting afternoon game drive. Hwange is Zimbabwe’s biggest national park and home to one of the world’s biggest populations of elephants. Speaking of which - you’ll be staying at Elephant’s Eye, a luxury eco-lodge on the outskirts of the park. It has a busy watering hole that is frequented by giraffes, lions, buffalo, and colorful birds.
The next day you can enjoy more game drive activities and try to catch more magic moments on camera as the sun goes down over the watering hole. If you want to see the park’s nocturnal animals come out to play, why not go for a thrilling night game drive?
Wildlife/ Activity & Adventure
As you bid farewell to Hwange, you’ll be driven to the iconic Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. Gushing into a smoking gorge on the Zambezi River along the border with Zambia, it forms a huge curtain of falling water. A stone's throw from the waterfall is the Victoria Falls River Lodge, a luxury tent on the banks of the river where you'll be able to make yourself comfortable for the next couple of nights.
On Day 7 you’ll get to experience Victoria Falls in all their glory from different vantage points on an exhilarating guided tour. Nothing can quite prepare you for the thunderous roar of the cascading water and columns of spray. It’s a truly awesome sight. During the day, you’ll also enjoy a picnic lunch and visit a local village to learn more about the culture in this part of the world.
Lower Zambezi National Park
You’re crossing fully into Zambia now as you take a light aircraft flight to Jeki airstrip and on to Lower Zambezi National Park. This unspoiled wilderness is home to buffalo, hippos, rhinos, elephants, and crocodiles. Your base for the next three nights is Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp, where raised platforms offer magnificent views of the Zambezi River and Mushika River floodplain.
After a hearty breakfast on waking bright and early on Day 9, you can enjoy a morning game drive and a canoe trip on the Zambezi, one of the few places in Africa where it’s possible to see animals from the water’s edge. Get up close to bathing hippos, rare water birds and dozing crocodiles.
Day 10 is at your leisure. You could either sit by the pool admiring the stunning landscape over a glass of wine (or two!) or enjoy more of the activities included at the lodge, such as a walking safari, boat trip, fishing or birdwatching.
South Luangwa National Park
The final leg of your adventure takes you to South Luangwa National Park in eastern Zambia. It’s one of the more remote and unspoiled safari spots, so you'll be able to relax in peace among the grassy plains and abundance of wildlife. Upon arrival at the Flatdogs Camp after a short flight in a light aircraft from Lower Zambezi, you’ll be treated to high tea. The rest of your time here is free to spend at your leisure.
You can enjoy morning and night game drives as well as walking safaris with some of the most knowledgeable rangers in Africa. Spot elephants, hippos, zebras, kudu, and giraffes, plus 400 species of bird, including yellow-billed storks, great white egrets, and bee-eaters.
On Day 14, it's time to fly home from Lusaka airport. We know you'll be sad to leave, but hopefully, it won't be long before you're back in Africa for more amazing wildlife-spotting adventures.