Fly the Zambezi

Luxury Zimbabwe Adventure Holiday

Lake Kariba, Mana Pools

Duration: 8 nights

Price: From £5,345 per person in mid season based on two adults travelling together and including all flights in economy class, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, private transfers, transportation, experiences as stated and taxes

Carving its way through southern Africa, the mighty Zambezi River is the life force behind Zimbabwe’s captivating abundance of wildlife – and the home of the country’s biggest draw, the imperious natural wonder that is the Victoria Falls. This Zimbabwe adventure holiday takes in the very best that the Zambezi has to offer, from the Falls to the beautiful Lake Kariba and the stunning Mana Pools.
Perfect forAnyone looking to take in the best of Zimbabwe’s amazing natural landscapes and wildlife.
In the knowDefinitely consider a Zambezi river cruise on a speed boat during your stay at Ruckomechi Camp.

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  • Guiding
  • Adventure
  • Couples
  • Landscapes & Scenery

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You’ll start your Zambezi adventure in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s most spectacular and iconic attraction. One of the largest waterfalls in the world, the majesty of ‘the smoke that thunders’ is not to be missed. Your home for two nights – Zambezi Sands – is perfect for combining the majesty of the Falls with the beauty of their surroundings, offering game walks and drives and sunset cruises on the Zambezi. After an exhilarating day in the great outdoors, cap it all off with a romantic dinner beneath the stars on the lodge's shaded outdoor deck.
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From Victoria Falls, you’ll be taken by air transfer to Lake Kariba, a beautiful inland water wilderness home to an extraordinary array of game and bird life. Cruises and drives are both available for wildlife-watching, with fishing on the lake for the notorious tiger fish recommended for the more adventurous angler. Your lakeside residence for three nights is the Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, a luxurious hilltop lodge which enjoys stunning views over Lake Kariba and the eerily-named Starvation Island. With luxuriously comfortable rooms hanging off the escarpment over the lake, the lodge is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning sunsets, delicious fresh food and beautiful natural landscapes for which the area has become famous.
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3 nightsMANA POOLS

From Lake Kariba, you’ll be flown to the final stop on your adventure up the Zambezi: the Eden that is the Mana Pools. Lining the floodplains of the Great Rift Valley, the Mana Pools is a truly stunning region, its bodies of water interrupting lush forests of mahogany, fig, ebony and baobab. Unspoilt even by Zimbabwe’s high standards, the area offers fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing, with the country’s biggest collection of hippopotamuses and crocodiles making their home here. You’ll stay at Ruckomechi Camp, a collection of luxurious tents nestled in a grove of acacia and mahogany. With private outdoor baths, a star-gazing deck and an infinity pool stretching out towards the river, this is the perfect place to take in all the natural beauty that the region offers at the end of your Zambezi River adventure.
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