Tour highlights: Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Matopos National Park, Hwange National Park, White Water Rafting
Day 1 Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
We depart Victoria Falls and head towards the Hwange National Park. At around 14650 square kilometres the Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe and home to one of Africas largest elephant populations as well as over 100 other mammalian species and 400 different bird species. Upon arrival in Hwange we will enjoy a game drive through the park. As we depart Victoria Falls this morning, we recommend that you arrive one day early to enjoy the many optional activities available here.
Day 2 Matopos National Park
We depart Hwange NP and head towards the Matopos National Park. The park is situated in the magnificent Matobo Hills, a range of domes, spires and balancing rock formations which have been hewn out of the solid granite plateau through millions of years of erosion and weathering. We will enjoy an afternoon game drive during our time in the park.
Day 3 Great Zimbabwe Ruins
No visit to Zimbabwe could possibly be complete without visiting the world-famous Great Zimbabwe ruins. Dating from around the 11th century these iron-age ruins have been the source of much speculation and disagreement over the years. Built without any mortar some of the walls are up to 5 metres high and still standing after so many centuries. This site was also home to 8 carved Zimbabwe birds, the image of which is found on the Zimbabwean National Flag
Day 4 Tshipise
Today we will depart Zimbabwe and cross the border into the Limpopo province of South Africa. Tshipise was developed in 1936 and was formerly spelt Chipise the name is said to be derived from chia fisu burn, be hot referring to the mineral springs at 65°C. This afternoon you will have time to relax in the warm mineral pool
Day 5 Johannesburg
Today we leave early for Johannesburg, the City of Gold and also the heartbeat of the country. Within a century, the city has been rebuilt four times: from a tented camp, it evolved into a town of tin shanties, followed by four-storey Edwardian brick buildings, before morphing into a city of modern skyscrapers. Although this final night is not included in the tour most people choose to enjoy a final meal together at Belvedere Estate.
Tour departs: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Tour ends: Johannesburg
Single supplement: N/A
Activity package: R1750.00 (includes 1 x Afternoon Game Drive in Hwange and 1 x Afternoon Game Drive in the Matopos National Park)
Meals included: 4 x Breakfasts, 5 x Lunches, 4 x Dinners
Frequency: Twice a month
Min / Max People: 4 / 18
The itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.
All information is subject to change without prior notice. Rates quoted are for South African Residents. Rates for other Nationalities available on request. Please ensure that you have received the latest version of this dossier, as Nomad is continually striving to improve the standards and quality of our tours and itineraries are subject to change. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, or any unforseen circumstances. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour, camping and accommodated clients will be travelling together with a maximum number of participants of 18.