Tour Overview

If it's wildlife you seek, look no further than this adventure to Zimbabwe with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). You'll spend two full days in Savé Valley Conservancy, a vast private reserve home to plains game and one of Africa's largest populations of black and white rhino as well as searching for hippos and crocodiles during a Zambezi River cruise.

Highlights

  • iconStay in a luxurious safari lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, with spectacular views of the Rift Valley escarpment.
  • iconTravel by scenic bush flights into three diverse and wild destinations: Savé Valley — one of Africa’s largest private reserves; the wildlife-rich flood plains of the Zambezi River; and mighty Victoria Falls.
  • iconEnjoy lantern-lit bush dinners, exclusive game drives and night drives, and track wildlife on foot with expert trackers and a professional Zimbabwean guide.
  • iconTake an exciting river cruise on pontoon boats to get up close to elephants, buffalos, and hippos.
  • iconJoin this special departure with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and experience an anti-poaching unit in action; track rhinos in populations supported by AWF; and visit Lupani, an AWF Classroom Africa school.

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrive in Harare, Zimbabwe

Meals: dinner

Arrive in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and transfer to the Amanzi Lodge surrounded by gardens. Meet your African Wildlife Foundation leader – Carter Smith or Craig R. Sholley – and fellow travelers for a briefing on your journey ahead.  Carter Smith and Craig R. Sholley share a passion for wildlife conservation in Africa which has spanned decades. From Carter’s years living in the bush rehabilitating birds of prey and working closely with Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton on Save the Elephants, to Craig’s work studying Mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey at Rwanda’s celebrated Karisoke Research Centre, acting as scientific advisor for the award-winning IMAX film, Mountain Gorilla, and most recently, serving as senior vice president of AWF, they each have a long-standing love affair with this spectacular continent making them the perfect guides for your adventure. *Accommodation: Amanzi Lodge or similar.*

icon Day 2 -4 : Savé Valley Conservancy

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After breakfast, depart on a charter flight to the Savé Valley Conservancy. Located in Zimbabwe’s southeastern lowveld, the conservancy comprises 750,000 acres of diverse wildlife habitat. Home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino, Savé Valley also boasts one of Africa’s largest populations of black and white rhino along with a healthy population of rare wild dogs. Here, critically endangered species are carefully monitored and protected. Learn about AWF’s work with the Savé Valley Rhino Conservancy and the anti-poaching measures in place here. On the banks of the seasonal Msaise River, our tented camp’s location puts us in the heart of the action. The intimate Sango Tented Camp is augmented with classic Meru mobile tents, to accommodate our group size. All are large and well-appointed with en suite bathrooms, traditional furnishings, and comfortable beds.  *Accommodation: Sango Tented Camp or similar.*

icon Day 5 -7 : Mana Pools

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning, board a flight back to Harare and connect to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe’s legendary park on the Zambezi River. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is known for its natural beauty and as a premier game-viewing area. Over the next three days, explore the area’s diverse flora and fauna on guided walks, game drives, and river cruises. Learn about AWF’s antipoaching efforts here and the work to protect the park’s incredible biodiversity. Ruckomechi Camp is situated in a large private concession and looks out across the Zambezi River banks to the Rift Valley escarpment on the Zambian side. Each en suite tent offers comfort and bush luxury. *Accommodation: Ruckomechi Camp or similar.*

icon Day 8 -9 : Victoria Falls

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning, a charter flight takes you to Victoria Falls to explore Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park and the “best view of the Falls” before crossing Cecil Rhodes’ famous bridge over the Zambezi River and moving on to the Royal Livingstone Hotel. Later, enjoy a Zambezi river safari on the African Queen, ending your day with an incredible African sunset. The next morning, visit Lupani Primary School, rebuilt as an initiative of AWF’s Classroom Africa program, and later enjoy an afternoon of tracking rhinos that were reintroduced into Mosi-oa-tunya National Park, as part of another AWF project.  *Accommodation: Royal Livingstone or similar.*

icon Day 10 : Livingstone, Zambia / Depart

Meals: breakfast

Transfer to the airport in Livingstone, Zambia for your independent homeward flight.

What's Included

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    All accommodation

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    All transport and listed activities

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    Tour leader throughout

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    All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners.

What's Not Included

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Departure tax in Harare, USD15 per person 

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    Visas or vaccinations 

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    Travel insurance

Food

All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners included For early game drives and in order to maximise the time spent in the parks, a packed breakfast or lunch may be provided in some instances. It is possible to cater for vegetarians or clients with special requirements, however please make sure you will advise your Sales Consultant at time of booking or our Customer Operations department before departure.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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