The Africa Adventure Company

** 15 Day Eyes on Elephant Safari to Zimbabwe - $10,995.00

We are excited to announce that this signature Africa Adventure Company safari was selected in National Geographic Traveler Magazine's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" as "Walk Among Elephants". Your guides, Nic Polenakis OR Dave Carson OR Nick Murray are some of the finest on the continent of Africa. We have combined activities of game drives along with the active game viewing ventures of walking in Northern and southeastern Hwange and canoeing, walking and game drives in Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. This safari operates as an exclusive group with up to 6 persons per departure. Accommodations are a combination of first class, private mobile tents and permanent tented camps in the parks.

2015 Departures:

Jun 07, Jul 12, Aug 02, Aug 15, Aug 28*, Sep 20

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Safari Price

Itinerary


  • 2015 Land Arrangements
  • Per Person Double
  • $10995.00
  • Single Supplement
  • $1495.00

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  • Day 01+02
  • Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and assisted to the Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport Sun, adjacent to the Arrivals Hall. Overnight InterContinental Johannesburg Airport Sun.
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  • Day 03+04
  • Depart on the scheduled inter-Africa flight to Harare, Zimbabwe. On arrival you will be met and board your scheduled charter flight to Mana Pools National Park. On arrival you will be met by your private guide and continue to camp. The park covers a section of the Middle Zambezi Valley, extending from the Zambezi River in the north to the escarpment in the south. The Zambezi Valley is a western extension of the Great Rift Valley. The Pools of Mana are lakes that mark former courses of the Zambezi. The activities are varied, walks, drives, canoeing and fishing. The activities are planned to fit you and what action is going on in the bush at the time, so you get to experience the best out of what is happening in Mana Pools. 2 nights Little Vundu Camp.
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  • Day 05
  • This morning you will be briefed on your canoe trip for the next night. You are doing your own canoeing with the current in sturdy 18ft Canadian canoes. Paddle your way through the sand banks and islands, watching pods of hippo or elephants wallowing at midday to cool off. As there is a Land Rover back-up vehicle, game drives are taken, along with walks to explore and appreciate the rich floodplain and river channels of Mana Pools National Park. All luggage and gear will be driven ahead to the mobile camp, which is set up in advance. A typical day of your canoeing safari will begin at dawn. Tea and coffee are served before setting off on the river to view the sun rising over the Zambezi. After canoeing, you will stop at a site for breakfast, cooked by your guide. Overnight Ruwesi Mobile Canoe Camps.
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  • Day 06
  • Enjoy a day on the river, canoeing and game viewing. Return to your camp late in the afternoon. Overnight Little Vundu Camp.
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  • Day 07-11
  • Following breakfast in camp, transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Hwange National Park. On arrival you will be met by your private guide and continue to camp. Hwange is Zimbabwe's largest national park and is famous for its large herds of elephant. Predominant species also include rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lion, wild dog and bat-eared fox. This is one of the best parks on the continent to see sable antelope. The new Linkwasha Camp is scheduled to open May 2015 and will be ideally located in the game-rich Hwange National Park. The camp will offer seven en suite luxury tents and one family tent, accommodating a total of 18 guests. Enjoy sitting on the expansive deck and watch the wildlife in the Makalolo Pan located right in front of camp. Other activities available include visits to the Ngamo community, fresh “out of the oven” pizzas and sundowners in the bush, and a night spent under the stars at a nearby sleep-out deck. Game viewing activities include morning and night game drives and walking safaris. Days are spent walking and tracking rhino and lion and on further game drives. You may take a drive, then leave the vehicle and continue on foot. You will learn the art of tracking and in particular become familiar with the habits of the black rhino and lion. Return to your vehicle for a picnic breakfast and return to camp by midday. In the afternoon you may go on a game drive or another walk. This is a good time to observe elephant and buffalo herds both from the vehicle and on foot. 5 nights Linkwasha Camp.
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  • Day 12+13
  • Bid farewell to your guide this morning as you depart by vehicle and you are driven to Matobo (Matopos) Hills National Park. This is an ancient place where hundreds of bushmen paintings have been found throughout the park. You may include walks to Nswatugi Cave rock paintings, which is one of the finest in the region, with images of giraffe and antelope. A tour of the park will include the "View of the World" which has sensational panoramas of the rocky, barren countryside and granite kopjes (especially at sunrise). There is a cultural opportunity to see the local community at work by visiting one of the nearby tribal villages, a secondary school and health clinic. This area has been carefully selected as a true reflection of everyday life. Next morning enjoy a day of activities. 2 nights Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe.
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  • Day 14+15
  • After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport. Connect with your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Continue onward overnight to the USA.
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