DAYS 118 – 124: ZIMBABWE
From Livingstone you will cross the border to Zimbabwe and the town of Victoria Falls where you will have three nights. On arrival you will go for a briefing for possible adventure activities and then you will have an included visit to the main viewpoints over the awe-inspiring falls. You will then have a free day to allow you to participate in some of the many optional activities on offer including white water rafting and canoeing, horse riding, abseiling or gorge swinging!
From Victoria Falls you head towards Hwange National Park, stopping en route to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Group for an insight into the plight of the African Wild Dog. You will take an included afternoon game drive in local 4×4 safari trucks through Hwange National Park. The park boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the park elephant population is one of the largest in Africa.
After a morning game drive through the park, you will head to the city of Bulawayo in the southeast of Zimbabwe. You will have the afternoon free to explore the city, giving you plenty of opportunity to explore local markets, chat with a local or perhaps find a game of football or rugby to watch! While in Bulawayo you will also have an included day trip to explore the Matobo National Park, home to a large population of black and white rhinoceros. You have an incredible safari to track them on foot, and also have the chance to visit the grave of Cecil Rhodes and learn all about Zimbabwe’s past. Note the itinerary here is flexible so if the whole group wishes to spend more time in the Makgadikgadi Pans then it is possible to leave Bulawayo after your day trip to the Matobo National Park.