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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa lying between the Limpopo and Zambezi Rivers and known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. The wonders of the landscape are matched by a variety and density of wildlife comparable with the world’s best, and the country has no fewer than four World Heritage Sites, as registered by UNESCO; the famous Victoria Falls, beautiful and bountiful Mana Pools National Park, Matobo Hills and the great medieval African cities of Khami and Great Zimbabwe. Hwange National Park is the largest wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe, occupying roughly 14,650 sq. km. It is in the northwest corner of the country, about one-hour south of Victoria Falls by air and is distinctive by its deep Kalahari sands which blew across the continent aeons ago and now support ancient hardwood forests, savannah grasslands and acacia trees. Visitors to Hwange are guaranteed to see an incredible range of wildlife, with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the park's elephant population is one of the largest in the world, the last estimate being 44,000 from a recent aerial survey. Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a beautiful 2,196 sq. km wildlife conservation area in northern Zimbabwe. Mana means "four" in Shona, (one of the main vernacular languages in Zimbabwe) and it refers to the number of large permanent pools left by the Zambezi River as it flows into the flood plain. Mana is known as one of Africa’s best game viewing areas, as many large animals come here in search of water. It is also an excellent area for fishing, of course, and birdwatching, being rich in vegetation diversity from river frontage to forests of mahogany, wild fig, acacia albida and baobabs.
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will go through departure formalities and onto your road transfer to The Hide Safari Lodge, Hwange National Park. 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
Itinerary: 3 nights at The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park,3 nights at Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park,3 nights at John’s Camp in Mana Pools National Park and 3 nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in Gonarezhou National Park.
Rates: From US$7572 per person sharing.
Includes: All transfers and flights as specified within itinerary. Anything not specified is not included. The Hide and Changa Camp - accommodation, all meals and snacks, all beverages including teas & coffees, laundry, Wi-Fi and all activities. John's Camp - accommodation, all meals, local drinks, activities (game drives and walking), laundry, transfers to/from Mana Main airstrip. Chilo Gorge - accommodation, Meals, Drinks, Laundry, Tea & Coffee, 2 Half Day (or 1 Full Day) Activity per day, 15% VAT & 2% Tourism Levy.
Excludes: Visas, Airport Taxes, International Flights and Gratuities. 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. Changes to Rates: We reserve the right to amend rates but will honor any confirmed bookings at existing agreed rates. (Confirmed booking definition: the property has received payment or is holding a valid voucher).
Valid: May - October.