Ground Hornbill Safari

Ground Hornbill Safari

Compared to many countries in southern Africa Zimbabwe has good roads and infrastructure. Combined with the proximity of some of the country’s best national parks to international airports it’s possible to have a varied safari in western Zimbabwe using only road transfers, avoiding the expensive (and often bumpy) light aircraft flights that are a staple of many other countries.

This 10-day itinerary starts in Victoria Falls before heading south to Hwange National Park, although you can easily add on a couple of nights here at the start of the trip to see the famous waterfall. You’ll enter Hwange at the northern end of the park and stay at Camp Hwange, exploring the rugged and hilly terrain by vehicle and on foot. You’ll then head to the southern end of the park where the terrain flattens out and you can find some of the best game viewing that Zimbabwe has to offer.

You will then leave Hwange and travel South by road to the Matobo National Park. While it doesn’t offer the same dense populations of game as Hwange it’s the best place in Zimbabwe to see white and black rhino, and with one of the highest concentrations of bushman rock art in Africa adds a cultural element to your trip. You will then finish your itinerary at the nearby Bulawayo International Airport.

Includes:
Starts/ends:
Victoria Falls / Bulawayo
Prices:
US$4,457 - US$6,228 per person sharing
Stays at:
3 nights Camp Hwange – Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
3 nights Somalisa Expeditions – Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
3 nights Amalinda Lodge – Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

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