Zimbabwe: Tracking the Mighty Zambezi

  • Some of the best game viewing & guiding in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Choose from a wide variety of safari activities, from game drives to kayaking and catch-and-release fishing
  • Exceptional value: Zimbabwe is a lesser known, but equally deserving safari destination
Zimbabwe with GeoEx
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 11 Days
Activity type(s): Safari, Kayaking
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

We are crouched on the dust, cameras whirring away, because a pack of wild dogs has just sauntered across the hill. They look impressive with a dozen lanky companions, but our guide, who is also crouched with his camera out—the ultimate testament to a truly unique safari moment—reminds us that this is still one of the most endangered species on the continent. What seems like moments later, we spot a trio of cheetah contemplating the canids. They slump back down, having just decided that a primordial dog and cat fight is not on order for the day. A young giraffe approaches the scene and then lumbers off in a different direction, while kudu and elephants hold a cautious eye in the distance.

These are the scenes of the Zambezi River, where you might find some of the best game viewing in Sub-Saharan Africa, along with the greatest variety of activities for visitors. There's kayaking, canoeing, boat rides, safari walks, day and night game drives, and catch-and-release fishing. It's a country where the cautious optimism of a friendly and caring people, as well as the depth of knowledge of its attentive guides, is palpable in each step of your journey. The welcome that you receive befits Zimbabwe's reputation as Africa's original safari jewel.

"To be honest, I had no idea what to expect and this was my first trip to a developing country and to my first time letting someone else plan anything for me. GeoEx did a better job than I could have ever done planning this safari... In Zimbabwe I'd wake up every morning to antelope and zebras hanging out at the watering hole 100 yards away." – Lauren V., San Francisco (see full 5-star review on Yelp)

Zimbabwe with GeoEx

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive at Victoria Falls airport
  • Day 2: private tour of Victoria Falls, sunset cruise on Zambezi River
  • Day 3: fly to Hwange National Park
  • Days 4 & 5: wildlife viewing in Hwange
  • Day 6: fly to Lake Kariba
  • Day 7: explore Lake Kariba
  • Day 8: fly to Mana Pools
  • Days 9 & 10: explore Mana Pools
  • Day 11: fly to Harare, depart for home.