This safari is possible from April to November – and combines three of the best camps in Zimbabwe's top parks into a real journey across the country. It starts with a road transfer from Victoria Falls into Hwange National Park and 3 nights at Little Makalolo Camp. From here a light aircraft and then a boat take you north-east to Lake Kariba and 3 nights at the brand new Changa Safari Camp. A further flight transfer heads down the Zambezi to Ruckomechi Camp for 4 nights beside the great Zambezi River and Mana Pools National Park. This is then followed by a flight south to Harare, where the safari ends.
Your driver will meet you in Victoria Falls and you’ll begin the couple of hours drive south to the entrance of Hwange National Park. Here you’ll be met by your guide who will then drive you on to camp to begin your 3 night stay – ample time to explore Hwange's Kalahari environment – an area of open vleis and thick woodland.
You'll transfer by light aircraft to your next camp, flying northeast towards the Zambezi River and Lake Kariba. On arrival at Fothergill Airstrip you’ll be met by your guide from Changa Safari Camp. He’ll help you with your luggage and load it aboard a speedboat to begin the 15 or so minute journey to camp. The contrast between Hwange and the area around Lake Kariba is marked, and you’ll have every opportunity to explore it on your 3 night stay here.
After your stay at Changa Safari Camp you’ll take a mid-morning boat cruise back to the airstrip and board another light aircraft. Taking off you’ll turn east and head over the lake and on along the Zambezi River towards your next destination. Ruckomechi is situated in its own private concession just next to Mana Pools National Park. With a full 3 nights and three days here, you'll be able to enjoy not only the open-topped 4WD trips here, but also boat trips and first-class walking safaris.
After your time at Ruckomechi you'll take a final flight, south to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. This transfer of about an hour takes you over the inland area of Mana Pools and up onto the Zambezi Escarpment and beyond. On arrival in Harare you’ll be able to carry on with your trip, combining it with another safari element or simply catch a flight home.
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