Zimbabwe Odyssey Safari

A Luxury Adventure into Zimbabwe's Wild Heart.

Stay for three nights in one of Mana Pools' newest camps and relax with stunning views across the Zambezi River. Followed by three nights in one of Hwange's nicest lodges all capped off with three nights in Victoria Falls again on the Zambezi River. This safari starts in Harare and finishes in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

You start this safari on the banks of the Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park, after a flight from Harare, a game-rich area with stunning views over one of Africa's mightiest rivers. Your camp here is a beautiful luxury lodge overlooking the Zambezi Floodplains with views of the river itself.
Your second location lies in Hwange National Park with a flight from Mana Pools. Your camp is Somalisa which lies in a small private area within the national park with access to some of the best areas. The Wildlife of Hwange is superb and you won't be disappointed with superb guides, great accommodation and excellent food.
Finally you end up on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls with a slight upgrade in accommodation for your final three nights at Thorntree River Lodge. Here you get much more than the usual Victoria Falls experience with activities included such as Rhino tracking in Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park, Motorboat Cruises, Canoeing and a tour of the falls. You can also book (at extra cost) others activities on arrival such as the flight of the angels.

Price From:

US$6,200

Duration

9 night/10 days

Departure

April to December

Why You'll Love It

    • Superb Luxury Accommodation
    • Fantastic Wildlife
    • The incredible Zambezi river
    • Excellent Guiding
    • Superb service and food

What's Included

    • Accommodation, guest laundry, all meals & local beverages
    • All light aircraft and road transfers to and from Maun
    • All light aircraft and road transfers between camps
    • Daily activities, expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT

Accommodation

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp is the latest in the African Bush Camps Collection and our flagship in terms of its eco-conscious style. Our Mana Pools safari lodge is set in one of the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, on the banks of the Zambezi, one of the world’s oldest rivers. Embracing comfort, this property embodies sustainable design. Fully solar-powered and built from all-natural materials it encompasses its wilderness location in the most elegant way. Here, your Mana Pools safari plays out against a sweeping riverine landscape, where epic encounters of the giants that roam this land await.

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the golden savannah plains of Hwange. A place where, one moment you are sipping on your gin and tonic listening to the distant baritone roar of a lion coalition on the hunt and the next, you are gazing over at a congregation of elephants mere meters away, peacefully sharing a sundowner with you. Hwange National Park is a land of contrasts from dense teak and acacia forest to vast open savannah, offering guests an exhibition of raw and diverse Africa. Somalisa Camp enjoys pride of place as our first-ever Hwange safari lodge. It was built by our owner, Beks Ndlovu and is home to the quintessential African Bush Camps experience. Tucked away under the dappled shade of an Acacia grove, along the edge of an ancient seasonal floodplain.

Thorntree River Lodge

Beautifully designed Thorntree River Lodge graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Find perfect respite after a day of activities by relaxing in the infinity pool that seamlessly blends into the river horizon. Thorntree River Lodge celebrates the spirit of community. After a refreshing sundowner drink while watching an exquisite African sunset, spend your evening sharing stories of your safari around the fire from within the comfort of the sunken boma before enjoying our African inspired fine-dining experience.

Itinerary

Days 1 to 4: Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Nyamatusi Camp

This safari starts at Harare International Airport where you will be met by a representative who will show you to your Aircraft for the flight to Mana Pools. The flight takes about one and a half hours and you will be met by your guide and taken to camp. Once you have been shown around camp you will do an afternoon activity, perhaps on the river.
Wildlife is superb in Mana Pools and there's no doubt you will have a fantastic time. The camp itself looks out over the river and the food, drink and service is superb. Activities include Game Drives, Canoeing and walking safaris.

Days 4 to 7: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Somalisa Camp

After a morning activity you will fly to Hwange National Park taking around 2 hours. Somalisa Camp lies in a small concession in the heart of the park and has access to some of the best areas. This area is packed with Elephant and there's no doubt you will have some close encounters. There are very good Predator sightings here and the general game is excellent.
Great guiding, superb food and wonderful service will make your stay here a perfect safari.

Days 7 to 10: Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park, Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge

After a morning activity you will fly to Victoria Falls Airport for a road transfer across the border to Zambia and Thorntree River Lodge, the flight will take about 45 mins and the road transfer about 30 mins. Thorntree lies in the Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park which is superb for game, especially White Rhino. Activities here including Rhino tracking on foot, game drives, canoeing and motorboat cruises.
If adrenaline sports are your thing, at extra cost you do bungee jumping, a helicopter or microlight over the falls, white water rafting and many more.
On your final morning you will be taken to Livingstone Airport (or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe) for your international flight home.

Wildlife Highlights

  • Hippo

    Common in Mana Pools and the Matusadona areas with the occasional sighting in Hwange.

  • Spotted Hyena

    This Predator and scavenger is common throughout Zimbabwe and you will hear more than see it, although sightings are regular.

  • Giraffe

    A regular sighting even in areas of stunted or little trees, this is a common animal.

  • Elephant

    Hwange is one of the best places to see Elephants and you can get really close in Mana Pools which is famous for its relaxed Males.

  • Cheetah

    The Cheetah is very rare and not often seen but on the rare occasion it can be seen both in open and forested areas

  • Leopard

    The Leopard is seen in most settings but still very elusive and they are particularly abundant in Hwange.

  • Lion

    Lion can be seen in Hwange and Mana Pools and sightings are excellent on walking safaris in the Zambezi Valley.

  • African Wild Dog

    The African Wild Dog is one of Africa's most endangered Predators and can be seen in Hwange and Mana Pools but sightings are rare.

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Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Nyamatusi Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

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