Zimbabwe Explorer - History and Wildlife

15 days
FROM £ 4870
Countries Visited: Zimbabwe
Off the Beaten Track

Zimbabwe Explorer - History and Wildlife

This is a comprehensive tour which takes in the history of Zimbabwe with a trip to historic Bulawayo and a full day guided tour of the ancient Great Zimbabwe, a ruined city constructed in 1300. You also get the chance to go on safari in Motobo National Park, Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park. You will have a good chance of spotting the Big Five as Zimbabwe is home to a huge amount of wildlife including rare species such as black rhino and wild dog. You end the tour at the iconic Victoria Falls.

The Real World Conservation Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Matusadona NP is an Intensive Protection Zone for the endangered black rhino which you will be able to see during your stay. During your stay in Hwange, at The Hide, you have the chance to learn about The Hide Community Trust The Hide Community Trust which runs alongside The Hide and is partnered with a local community that surrounds Hwange National Park. They work to find human wildlife conflict solutions and run a number of conservation initiatives which cover education, recycling and sustainable agriculture. Guests staying at the Hide pay a mandatory conservation levy which goes towards supporting the work of the CWF in Hwange. In 2016 conservationists set up the non-profit trust CWF (Conservation & Wildlife Fund) and since then a mandatory conservation levy has been charged when staying at the lodges and camps owned by the founding members of CWF including The Hide. The increased availability of funding is going to allow them to make bigger leaps in anti-poaching efforts, lion conservation, elephant collaring projects and others as stipulated in the below-detailed report of CWF achievements to date and its vision & mission. Guests visiting the area play a vital role in species preservation and their contribution to its conservation through the levy is vital. The fight and the victory for the success of Zimbabwe's wildlife and its future is one that cannot be fought alone.

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Safari Itinerary


On arrival in Harare you will be met and transferred to the lovely Armadale Lodge an old farmhouse in a quiet location in Harare.

DAY 2 - 3

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bulawayo and to your hotel the iconic Bulawayo Club. The next day you will join your expert guide for a full day tour of Great Zimbabwe which is a ruined city constructed between 1200 and 1450 for the Karanga and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 4 - 5

Motobo National Park
Today you will be met and transferred to Motobo National Park with its granite kopjies, wooded valleys and ancient rock art. You can also track rhino on foot here and see the site of Sir Cecil Rhodes' grave atop World's View. You also get the chance to go rhino tracking in one of the few places where you can still see these very endangered creatures.
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  • Accommodation on all inclusive basis at The Hide and Rhino Safari Camp and on full board basis at Big Cave Camp
  • Accommodation on dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Armadale Lodge, Bulawayo Club and Batonka Guest House
  • All transfers and transport including light aircraft flights
  • All game viewing and safari activities including rhino tracking at Big Cave Camp
Not Included: International flights, visas, some meals and drinks, travel insurance, personal expenses, tips and gratuities. Some national park fees are payable locally.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £4,870 (low season); from £5,835 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation, safaris and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

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