6 guests + guide
15 - 25 October 2020
from US$13985 pp
The Zambezi Special safari start with 2 nights in Zambia on the banks of the Zambezi at Toka Leya taking it easy and exploring the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, before heading into Zimbabwe for the real Wildlife part of this tour.
Our time in Zimbabwe is split between 2 regions - Hwange National Park and Mana Pools.
Hwange is Zimbabwe's largest national park and within it the Makalolo Concession offers some of the best game viewing in Africa.
Mana Pools lies at the heart of the Zambezi valley and offers spectacular river views as well as epic game viewing on the floodplains and forest areas.
2 nights to relax and unwind on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia, before heading into the phenomenal wildlife areas of Zimbabwe!
Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls
Private concessions in Hwange and Mana Pools
Huge herds of elephants, plains game and abundance of predators
Superb photographic opportunities
Perfectly timed towards the end of the dry season
Private vehicles at all camps with just 6 guests
Expert local guide plus photographic guide
Daily photography tutorials
Accommodation at Wilderness Safaris' camps: Toka Leya, Little Makalolo, Chikwenya
Fully inclusive rate - all meals and beverages included
Extra luggage allowance for up to 30kg per person to allow for camera gear.
DAY 1 & 2 :
ARRIVAL - LIVINGSTONE AIRPORT & TOKA LEYA
Upon arrival in Livingstone, we will be met by a Wilderness Safaris representative and driven to Toka Leya - home for the first two nights. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, Toka Leya is far enough from Livingstone to ensure a tranquil, authentic bush experience, yet close enough for guests to enjoy all the many activities in the greater Victoria Falls area. Toka Leya is a good opportunity to relax and unwind at the start of our safari.
DAY 3 - 6 :
LITTLE MAKALOLO - HWANGE
From Toka Leya, we drive across the border into Zimbabwe and to Vic Falls Airport for the short flight to Hwange National Park and our second camp - Little Makalolo. Overlooking a vibrant waterhole, Little Makalolo lies in the heart of one of the best game viewing areas in Hwange National Park. Hwange has extremely productive game viewing. Wildlife frequently encountered includes lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, spotted hyaena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and reedbuck.
DAY 7 - 10 :
CHIKWENYA - MANA POOLS
Leaving Hwange, we head back to the Zambezi valley and for Chikwenya. Situated on the eastern boundary of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya is a photographer’s paradise as it looks out over an open floodplain and the broad Zambezi River, with a backdrop provided by the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment. The area offers large concentrations of buffalo and elephant, while predators such as lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are often sighted
DAY 11 :
Unfortunately this is our last morning on safari, and after a morning drive, and a hearty breakfast, it's time for one last flight across the Zimbabwean landscape and back to Vic Falls.