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Zimbabwe & Zambia

Both Zambia and Zimbabwe offer the safari enthusiast something a little different and are renowned as premier destinations for walking safaris, being home to some of the best guides in Africa. With relatively little tourism compared to some of their neighbours, they offer a truly uncrowded wilderness experience, and varied wildlife that strays away from the "Big 5" tick-lists.

South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue in Zambia are fantastic wildlife areas for leopard sightings, and Hwange never fails to disappoint in Zimbabwe, where we also highly recommend a visit to Mana Pools for you can enjoy a canoeing safari - it's a very different experience! Of course the magnificent Victoria Falls is the bridging point for these two countries, a highlight second to none and well worth a visit time and time again whenever you find yourself in the area.

Best Time to Visit

The dry season, which of course attracts a higher rate, typically runs between April/May to October with warm weather until late June at which point the chilly mornings set in so bring some layers for your morning safari walks or drives. The wet season does bring with it heavy rains, hot weather and humid days, and some of the parks do close during this time as they become impassable and difficult to spot game due to the abundance of water! If you are looking to tie in a trip to Victoria Falls alongside your safari, high water usually peaks in March and April which makes it a very immersive visit as you'll get pretty wet from the spray and you'll certainly feel and hear the mighty power of the falls (note this is our favourite time), but if you are looking to get some perfect pictures then you may prefer to visit in May to September where the spray is a little calmer.

Our handpicked small group tours:

Discover the beauty and allure of Zimbabwe on this 13 day tour from Victoria Falls to Harare. Explore  some of the country's most famous national parks such as Hwange and Matobo, and visit  the 900-year-old Great Zimbabwe Ruins.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • In-depth trip with all the highlights of Zimbabwe from falls to safari to ruins

  • Well-paced with a little free time built in to relax

  • Led by qualified local guides

  • Monthly departures Apr-Nov with min 4, max 12 

  • Great mid-range lodges

from £3275 per person sharing

GRAND ZIMBABWE

13 days from Victoria Falls to Harare

This short 5 day tour is an authentic walking safari  that sets out to discover one of the best wildlife experiences in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Getting your feet on the ground is combined with gamed drives to roam further afield in the Linkwasha Concession.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • A genuine walking trail experience in one of the most abundant wildlife areas in Hwange

  • Fully guided by a naturalist guide

  • Limited departures Jul-Sep with min 2, max 7

  • Begin & end at luxury Wilderness Safaris camps with bush nights spent in dome tents

from £2675 per person sharing

WALKING HWANGE

5 days from Linkwasha to Linkwasha

A multi-award winning mobile walking safari that  has been long considered the best wilderness experience in South Luangwa. With 1 night at Nkwali, 5 days walking, and a final night at Tena Tena or Nsefu, this safari experience is unreal.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • Immerse yourself in nature and learn many facets of the bush

  • Experience game drives as well as walks 

  • Led by some of the top guides in Africa

  • Multiple departures Jun-Sep with min 1, max 6

  • Luxury lodges and extremely comfortable tents

from £4595 per person sharing

WALK SOUTH LUANGWA

8 days from Mfuwe to Mfuwe

With some of the world’s greatest wildlife, Botswana and Zimbabwe are perfect partners for a safari. Make the most of your time away by exploring two of Southern Africa's most enigmatic countries with endangered wild dogs, rhino tracking, and the iconic Victoria Falls.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • A lot of bucket list ticks in one trip

  • Variety in nature experiences and landscapes

  • Led by qualified local guides

  • Weekly departures min 4 , max 12 people

  • Great value trip with mid-range lodges

from £4025 per person sharing

INTIMATE BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE

15 days from Victoria Falls to Maun

A multi-country road trip across Botswana, Namibia and Zambia that begins with experiencing life with the Sans D'Kar Bushman, cruising on the Okavango, driving the Caprivi Strip, the mighty Victoria Falls and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • 3 countries in one tour with many highlights

  • Great timing for visiting the falls during mid-high water levels

  • Well paced with free time built in in Livingstone

  • Departures Apr-Oct with min 2, max 7 people

  • Stay in 7 contrasting mid-range lodges/camps

 

from £4025 per person sharing

THREE RIVERS

11 days from Maun to Maun

A multi-country tour that is perfect for first-timers to Africa who want to see what the fuss is all about. From Victoria Falls to Chobe, the Kruger National Park to a private reserve, Stellenbosch to Cape Town, this exclusive trip has something for everyone!

Why we think you'll love it:

  • Many highlights - scenery, wildlife, wine and city

  • Great timing for high water at the falls plus great weather in South Africa

  • Exclusive Take Me To Africa tour with limited departures Feb-Apr and a max of 8 people

  • 4-5* hotels and lodges with a touch of luxury

 

from £4295 per person sharing

ULTIMATE AFRICAN TASTER

15 days from Victoria Falls to Cape Town

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Looking for something different? All tours can be made private and customised!