A diverse, immersive and exciting 10 day package which includes some of Zimbabwe’s most memorable destinations - Matopos Hills, Hwange National Park and the great Victoria Falls. Distinctly Zimbabwean, and at an excellent value.
Day 1 to 4 – Camp Amalinda, Matopos National Park
Arrive to Bulawayo Airport and transfer to Camp Amalinda, a haven tucked away in an ancient bushman's shelter. This unique and intimate lodge in the Matobo Hills sets a majestic backdrop for a warm Zimbabwe welcome.After a refreshing lunch and perhaps a swim in the famous rock pool, meet Paul Hubbard an academic archaeologist and your private guide. The following two days with Paul include rhino tracking on foot, a visit to Cecil John Rhodes' grave for a fascinating historical account of the region, cultural visits to a nearby African village and school, immersive hiking to San Bushmen paintings in the National Park.
Day 5 to 8 – The Hide, Hwange National Park
After a 4 hour northbound drive, arrive to Hwange National Park and settle in for a few nights of luxury in the bush at family owned favourite, The Hide Safari Lodge.Hwange National Park is home to one of the world's largest elephant populations - 30,000 estimated in the park. The Hide’s private concession is rich with wildlife all year, with frequent sighting from the lodges watering hole of big cats, and large herds of elephant, buffalo, wild dog and prolific plains game. The underground ‘hide’, complete with wine cellar, allows for excellent photographic opportunity.For the last evening in Hwange, spend the night out in the Dove’s Nest - a romantic sleep out in a rustic, tree house canopy.