Zambezi River Adventure

Zimbabwe

Overview

  • 3 nights Matusadona National Park – Musango Safari Camp
  • 3 nights Mana Pools National Park – Zambezi Expeditions Camp
  • 3 nights Mana Pools National Park – Kanga Camp
  • 2 nights Victoria Falls – Ilala Lodge
  • Tour of Victoria Falls in Zambezi National Park

Cost

  • May & June 2017 – from $5325 USD/per person, double occupancy
  • July-October 2017 – from $6785 USD/per person, double occupancy

Final price at booking based on your specific plans, dates and wishes.

This is our base safari offering for Zimbabwe. If you would like to modify this itinerary to add or drop some stops, we are happy to tailor a safari that meets your time and/or budget.

Includes

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Local flights
  • Most drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tour of Victoria Falls

Excludes

  • Roundtrip international airfare from U.S. to Victoria Falls
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature

Itinerary

Safari Bill Africa expands its 2017 safari offerings in Southern Africa with a return to the magnificent Zambezi River and the national parks along its course to the ocean. This safari includes Matusadona National Park, storied Mana Pools National Park and Victoria Falls.

Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp is an exclusive six tent, owner-operated permanent camp situated on Lake Kariba just off the shoreline of Matusadona National Park.

Only a short flight from Victoria Falls to Bumi Hills airstrip, a short drive to the lakeshore and then a boat ride to Musango Island, Musango offers an abundance of wildlife and bird life, with a large selection of activities available, or the option to simply relax.

Activities include walking safaris and ‘Big Five’ game drives, tiger fishing on Lake Kariba, cultural interactions and dinosaur fossil hunting.

Zambezi Expeditions Camp

At Zambezi Expeditions Camp, you’ll experience a mobile tented camp. The camp is set up near the river ahead of your arrival. Six double occupancy tents and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot water alfresco bucket showers, give “glamping” a new definition. Amenities include 12-volt lighting and charging facilities for cameras. A well-stocked mess tent with a dining and seating area forms part of the camp.

You can fish from the water’s edge or from an island in the middle of the river. One favorite highlight among guests is a game drive along the floodplain in an open 4×4 Land Cruiser that takes you into the heart of an African dream. Animal sightings have included eland, elephant, African wild dog, water buck, big herds of Cape buffalo, kudu, lion and leopard.

Kanga Camp

Set in the most remote part of the World Heritage Site in Mana Pools is the Kanga Pan, near Chitake Springs. Each of the six tents has en-suite bathrooms. A private, outdoor shower overlooking the water hole where animals converge is liberating and adventurous for many guests! The main gathering space has a comfortable lounge and dining area offering you uninterrupted views of a very active water hole.

Kanga Pan is the only known water source in the area available throughout the year, making it a hub for wildlife and a delight to explore on foot. Pristine and undeveloped, this area gives you an unspoiled, private African safari experience.
Kanga works in collaboration with Zambezi Expeditions to provide guests with an overall view of the inland and riverside experiences available in Mana Pools, one of the last remaining “untouched” wilderness paradises.

Ilala Lodge

Your journey concludes with two nights at the Ilala Lodge. The lodge is ideally situated on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River, where it is the closest hotel to the magnificent Falls. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1989 and voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls are within easy walking distance for guests, as is the town center. It is also the perfect spot from which to embark upon a voyage of discovery in one of Africa’s favorite tourist destinations. Enjoy optional tours and perhaps a dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. You can relax and shop for souvenirs before your flight home.