Unveil the Wildlife Wonders of Zimbabwe: A 12-Night Safari Odyssey
Prepare to embark on an awe-inspiring 12-night safari adventure, meticulously designed by IWorld of Travel, to unveil the crown jewels of Zimbabwe’s wildlife reserves. This captivating journey will lead you through four remarkable destinations, each promising an unrivaled safari experience: Hwange National Park, Matusadona National Park, Mana Pools National Park, and Gonarezhou National Park.
Hwange National Park: Venture into the heart of Hwange National Park, where desert dunes, sweeping savannahs, and lush mopane woodlands set the stage for your safari. Guided game drives, exhilarating nature walks, and enchanting horseback safaris offer unique opportunities to connect with the park’s rich biodiversity.
Matusadona National Park: On the shores of Lake Kariba, immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Matusadona during boat cruise safaris. This unique vantage point provides unparalleled wildlife viewing moments, ensuring an unforgettable encounter with the park’s inhabitants.
Mana Pools National Park: The life-giving Zambezi River creates a thriving ecosystem in Mana Pools, making it a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Revel in superb game viewing experiences against the backdrop of this majestic river, etching memories that will last a lifetime.
Gonarezhou National Park: Nestled on the Mozambique border, Gonarezhou beckons with its dramatic Chilojo Cliffs, which tower over the picturesque Runde River Valley. Delight in birdwatching adventures amidst this stunning landscape.
Throughout your journey, indulge in classic safari experiences complemented by sumptuous accommodations in bush lodges and luxury tented camps. This extraordinary Zimbabwean safari promises to ignite your passion for wildlife and adventure.
Join IWorld of Travel as we unveil the unparalleled beauty and biodiversity of Zimbabwe’s pristine wilderness.
Located in a prime position in Hwange National Park, The Hide offers 10 luxury tents, all boasting en-suite bathrooms and private verandas overlooking the busy waterhole. After an exhilarating day of game viewing, you can retreat to the cool refuge of the camp’s swimming pool and enjoy delectable meals savored al fresco or in the elegant dining room.
Set on the shores of Lake Kariba, with views of the Matusadona mountains, Changa Safari Camp blends seamlessly into its surrounds to provide an oasis of tranquility. Each luxury tent enjoys views of the breathtaking scenery and features a private deck with a seating area and a hammock under the trees and a romantic outdoor bathtub and shower, with candles and decorative tiles.
Nestled beneath canopies of Trichelia and Mahogany trees, genuine bushcamp feel, John’s Camp is a fantastic option for those looking to get closer to nature in Mana Pools National Park. The focus is firmly on the surrounding wilderness with excellent guiding and friendly service rounding off the experience.
A true highlight here is the underground hide at the watering hole. Along a tunnel, you’ll walk under the surface of the earth and then emerge into a “window on the waterhole”, where you can observe the visiting wildlife up close. Along the same tunnel, you’ll be delighted to find a wine cellar stocked with a small selection of fine wines from around the world.
Situated in northern Zimbabwe on the shores of Lake Kariba, the diverse landscapes of Matusadona National Park are home to abundant game, ensuring wildlife experiences. The entire northern boundary of the park is created by the lake’s grassy shoreline, providing excellent opportunities for boat cruise safaris. From game drives to walking and fishing safaris, you have the chance to view lion, leopard, hyena, and cheetah as well as elephant, buffalo, and antelope along the shoreline. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant, and birdlife is prolific, with 350 species having been identified in the area.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take a short boat ride across the lake to the scenic Sanyati Gorge to meander peacefully beneath the steep cliffs.
Explore the area’s striking beauty on canoe trips (offered year-round). Other popular activities include game drives, river cruises, bird watching, catch-and-release fishing, and searching for dinosaur tracks. Dine amidst herds of buffalo, gaze upon a pride of lions, enjoy sundowners with hippos on the banks of the Zambezi River and bird watch over 400 species of birds.
Highlights here include visiting the red sandstone Chilojo Cliffs on the banks of the Runde River for a picnic lunch. For the best birdwatching, the Tembahata and Machanu Water Pans offering unrivaled views. For adventurers, the hiking trail to the beautiful Chivalila Falls is a great way to start or end your day.