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Fully Private Guiding in Zimbabwe

Starting at the iconic Victoria Falls, your safari extends through the iconic wilderness of Mana Pools National Park, the serene Matusadona National Park by Lake Kariba, and the vast expanse of Hwange National Park. Each destination is carefully selected to offer an authentic experience of Africa’s raw natural beauty and rich wildlife.

This safari is tailored for those seeking an intimate connection with nature and a genuine African adventure. You will stay in select accommodations that blend comfort with the wild African landscape. Highlights include rhino tracking in Matobo Hills, observing Hwange’s large elephant herds, and exploring the wildlife-rich Mana Pools and Matusadona.

Daily Summary

Day 1

Arrive Victoria Falls

Arrive at Victoria Falls and transfer to Old Drift Lodge, set on the Zambezi River’s banks, 7 kilometers from Victoria Falls. This luxury lodge offers a refined upriver experience with modern comforts overlooking the Zambezi River​​​​​​.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Old Drift Lodge

Day 2

Explore Victoria Falls

Embark on a half-day historical tour of Victoria Falls with Clive Wakefield, a renowned guide known for his deep knowledge and personal insights into the area’s history and natural wonders​​​​​​.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Old Drift Lodge

Day 3

Fly to Mana Pools

Take a short flight to Mana Pools National Park for a three-night stay at Little Vundu Camp, offering a private guide and vehicle. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its wildlife and diverse landscapes​​​​​​​​​​.

  • Privately Guided
  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Little Vundu Camp

Day 4

Exploring Mana Pools

Spend two days exploring the diverse ecosystems of Mana Pools National Park, accompanied by your private guide. Discover its abundant wildlife and stunning natural beauty, from riverbanks to expansive lakes​​​​​​​​​​.

  • Privately Guided
  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Little Vundu Camp

Day 6

Fly to Matusadona National Park

Fly to Matusadona National Park, a pristine wilderness on Lake Kariba’s southern shore. Stay at Musango Camp for two nights and experience the park’s diverse flora, fauna, and stunning landscapes​​​​​​​​​​.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Musango Camp

Day 7

Explore Matusadona National Park

Discover Matusadona National Park, renowned for its wildlife, including the Big Five. Explore the lakeside terrain on foot and by 4WD, and enjoy boat safaris and fishing on Lake Kariba​​​​​​​​​​.

  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Musango Camp

Day 8

Fly to Hwange National Park

Depart for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest reserve, known for its vast elephant populations and diverse habitats. Spend three nights at Hwange Bush Camp, exploring the park on foot and by 4WD​​​​​​​​​​.

  • Full Board
  • Hwange Bush Camp

Day 9

Explore Hwange National Park

Explore the expansive Hwange National Park, famous for its wildlife diversity and large elephant herds. Experience guided walks and game drives from the secluded Hwange Bush Camp​​​​​​​​​​.

  • Full Board
  • Hwange Bush Camp

Day 11

Matobo Hill via Bulawayo

Take a charter flight to Bulawayo, then transfer to Matobo for a two-night stay. This region is known for its unique granite formations and rich historical and cultural significance​​​​​​​​​​.

  • Full Board
  • Amalinda Lodge

Day 12

Rhino tracking in Matobo

Experience tracking rhinos on foot in Matobo Hills National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with remarkable rock art and stunning granite landscapes​​​​​​​​​​.

Day 13

Return to Entebbe

Returning to Bulawayo, where time permitting there will be time for lunch at The Bulawayo Club before you depart.

  • Breakfast in your lodge, lunch at Bulawayo Club
  • No accommodation included on this day

Fitzroy are true specialists in accessing the wilderness. They know where to go and importantly, when to go there. Highly recommended!

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Bafta & Emmy award winning film producer of BBC’s Planet Earth 2 and A Perfect Planet

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Our Approach

Remote, Exclusive, Seamless

At Fitzroy, we emphasize personal interactions and a bespoke service from start to finish, valuing traditional engagement methods over digital communication. As primarily an offline business, we focus on face-to-face and telephone consultations to provide tailored guidance based on your unique interests.

We invite you to contact us for a meeting or telephone conversation, allowing us to understand and craft your travel plans to meet your specific expectations and preferences.

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