Zambezi River Zimbabwe Safari | Hwange & Mana Pools National Park

Great Zimbabwe & the Mighty Zambezi

A Luxury Safari from Victoria Falls to the Mana Pools

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Great Zimbabwe & the Mighty Zambezi

Custom Travel | 11 Days
  • Exceptional value: a lesser known, equally deserving safari destination
  • Canoeing, wildlife walks, night drives and catch-and-release fishing
  • Welcoming people and attentive guides
  • Unrivaled accommodations on Lake Kariba and in Hwange National Park

We are crouched on the dust, cameras whirring away, because a pack of wild dogs has just sauntered across the hill. Our guide—also crouched with his camera out—reminds us that this is still one of the most endangered species on the continent. Moments later, we spot a trio of cheetah contemplating the canids. They slump back down, having decided that a primordial dog and cat fight is not in order today. These are the scenes of the Zambezi River, where you might find some of the best game viewing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Trip Overview

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.

1 – 3

Arrive in Harare and fly to Mana Pools National Park   By foot, vehicle, and boat, watch foraging elephants, waterbuck, and birds in the river, floodplains, and tree canopies.

4 – 5

Lake Kariba's tributaries and grasslands abound with lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, which you seek based from tented suites with mountain views.

6 – 8

Fly to Hwange National Park to encounter a bountiful elephant population Acacias pepper Kalahari sands in a sensational setting for walks and night drives.

9 – 11

Fly to Victoria Falls and bask in the smoky mist of the cataract just steps from your Edwardian hotel Board a sunset cruise on the life-giving Zambezi River  Depart.



For a more private, personalized, and flexible safari, we'll line up your own dedicated guides, game-viewing vehicles, and excursions. Options abound to make your safari even more exclusive, from romantic picnics and trips by private plane to a private mobile safari.

Dates & Prices


Custom trips offered March—April and June—November


From $10,975 per person


  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, game drives, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of professional wildlife guides/drivers and camp staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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