Unique and diverse experiences across Zimbabwe

This luxury Zimbabwe safari offers some of the most prolific game viewing in southern Africa, with fewer crowds than East Africa, and some of the best guides on the continent.

Start at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Matobo Hills where you can track rhino on foot and view Bushman paintings. Next, move on to Hwange National Park to stay in a private concession that allows night drives. After this, water safaris in Matusadona National Park and Mana Pools are a brilliant way to see wildlife and water birds from a different perspective.

Zimbabwe's Hidden Gems: 11 Days/10 Nights

DAYS 1 & 2:

Arrive in Bulawayo, road transfer to Matobo National Park, Amalinda Lodge

DAYS 3, 4 & 5:

Road or air transfer to Hwange National Park, Little Makalolo Camp

DAYS 6, 7 & 8:

Fly to Matusadona National Park, Changa Safari Camp

DAYS 9 & 10:

Fly to Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp

DAY 11:

Fly to Harare, depart

Zimbabwe's Hidden Gems trip highlights

  • This 11-day fly-in luxury Zimbabwe safari begins at Camp Amalinda, tucked away in an ancient bushmen’s shelter in the Matobo Hills, where massive granite boulders are interspersed with wooded valleys. Embark on game drives, track rhino, and explore thousands of San Bushman rock art sites. Wildlife here includes Africa's largest concentration of leopard and black eagle.
  • Drive or fly to Little Makalolo Camp, set in a private concession in the vast Hwange National Park. In addition to twice-daily game drives and morning bush walks, night drives allow the opportunity to see nocturnal animals. A log-pile hide overlooking a waterhole affords thrilling, close-up views of elephants, and you can round off your stay with a night in a star bed, set on a raised platform overlooking a waterhole.
  • Fly to Changa Safari Camp in Matusadona National Park. Morning and afternoon game drives, plus walking and fishing safaris, are in the company of highly trained guides. Healthy populations of lion, leopard, hyena, and cheetah, as well as elephant, buffalo, and antelope, frequent the shoreline, and hippos and crocodiles are abundant in the water.
  • Fly to Ruckomechi Camp, set in a private concession in Mana Pools National Park. Activities here focus on game drives, walking safaris, and boat trips, with another opportunity to sleep under the stars on a treetop deck. If you are traveling with six people or more, we suggest choosing the exclusive-use Little Ruckomechi Camp.


$9,200 - $12,200 per person sharing in 2024

Zimbabwe's Hidden Gems on a map

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Changa Safari Camp

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Ruckomechi Camp

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Easy extensions

Extend your time in Africa by flying to Victoria Falls. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure or a sense of the country's history, there is something for everyone. If you’re looking for a dose of history, fly to Bulawayo for a guided tour of the ruins at the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, an ancient kingdom and UNESCO World Heritage site.

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