Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests depart from the Victoria Falls Airport or the Harare International Arrive at the Linkwasha Airstrip. The Wilderness Safaris camps liesin the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas. Guests can stay at Davidson's Camp, Little Makalolo or Linkwasha Camp

Day 2
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe at 14 651 km² with varied habitats and vegetation types – meaning that game drives are exciting with always something new to be seen. There is also no better way to experience this park than on foot with one of our experienced safari guides.

Day 3
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

An authentic village experience takes place in a manner that is respectful to all parties. Usually around four hours and guided by one of the local villagers or a Wilderness guide, it often includes a guided tour of the school, meeting the headman or headwoman and enjoying cultural exchanges with the villagers.

Your stay will include twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 4
Harare, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Scheduled air transfers will bring guests to Ruckomechi. The twp camps scenic location epitomises Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance. It is all about the intimacy of being close to nature and amongst the iconic albida trees that characterise the area. Its location within our private Ruckomechi Concession ensures an exclusive safari experience complete with a diverse range of activities through which to explore Mana, one of the great wildlife areas of Africa.

Day 5
Harare, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Mana Pools National Park is a remote, beautiful place that is best experienced on foot, led by a professional guide. This thrilling way of exploring the surrounding bush often heralds many exciting sightings.

Cruises down this stretch of the Zambezi River are in nine-seater pontoons or in a six-seater speed boat.

Day 6
Harare, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Canoes are a more adventurous option to see the large numbers of waterbirds and other wildlife that are attracted to the river and seasonal pans.

Game drives early in the morning or late afternoon take place in open Land Rovers, taking in a coffee break or a sundowner at a scenic spot. We make our way through the private concession as well as the National Park, accessing a diversity of habitats, and therefore a wide range of wildlife.

Your stay will include twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 7
Harare, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Transfer by light aircraft to Victoria Falls or Harare for your onward travel arrangements.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Family Vacations
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

This safari is a seamless combination of two of the most outstanding and spectacular areas in Zimbabwe. Beginning in eastern Hwange National Park, the largest park in Zimbabwe and renowned for its incredible concentrations of wildlife, we then move on to Ruckomechi Camp on the mighty Zambezi River, adjacent to Mana Pools National Park, which allows for magnificent scenic and wildlife viewing.

Highlights:Easy and private access to the best wildlife locations within HwangeExcellent wildlife viewing in the concession and Mana Pools National Park, with hippo, buffalo and predators often sightedThe albida trees dotted through Ruckomechi camp are beloved by elephants for their tasty pods

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular. We exist as we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind. Our aim is to get to understand the wilderness better, to respect it, care for it and share it.

Insider Tip

Please contact us at virtuoso@wilderness.co.za or your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the wor ld it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we allow lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy. CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows: • If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited. • If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price. • If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price. • If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price. • If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price. Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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Excellent Camps; Fantastic Staff

By: NP


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

Wilderness Safaris has a great formula: great camps staffed by fantastic people! I have enjoyed every camp that I visited.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Very informative and detailed in all matters

By: Louie


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Our tour guides were the best in attending to every detail of our trip. We felt like we were the only ones that mattered. Our every need was thoughtfully addressed. From Chris in Capetown to Ban in Duma Tau Camp and everyone in between, we received the royal treatment. This trip was a never to be forgotten event and we thank all for making it a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Safari

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Africa

By: me


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Did not deal with them directly so hard to review. No problems. All connections and transfers worked A-OK.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Africa journey

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

First class in all respects; great service; all of their people were knowledgeable; and responsible
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

wonderful experience

By: MyNeighborTotoro


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful experience. It's not hard to deliver a great experience when you're seeing animals roaming free that tourists aren't used to, but it is special when your ranger, tracker, and the lodge go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable and comfortable time. Would highly recommend Tangala!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Into africa

By: Rich


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

We did not go to Namibia but to Zambia and Botswana. It was the best travel experience of my life. ALL the staff were outstanding. I have already promoted WS to several friends considering trips to Africa
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness Safaris Botswana-Outstanding!!!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

We spent an incredible week at two Wilderness camps in Botswana (Chitabe and Vumbura Plains). The knowledge of the outstanding guides ( Ebs and Chris) and the friendliness of the staff at both camps made the holiday very special. In the first 48 hours at Chitabe we were fortunate to see every animal we hoped to see ( and more)...lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinoceros, wild dogs, hyenas, hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, velvet monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, wildebeests, cape buffalo and numerous types of antelope and birds.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness

By: Jyoti


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We were treated royally everywhere starting from the airport till we departed.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

SAFARI

By: LIZ


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson