This flying safari is an introduction to the game parks of Hwange and Mana Pools (open Apr-Nov). The Zimbabwe professional guides in each camp have some of the highest guide qualifications on the continent. Activities include game drives in open 4-wheel drive vehicles, game viewing by canoe, morning walks, and magnificent Victoria Falls. You may have the chance to see the Big 5. Accommodations are in a combination of two luxury permanent tented camps and for the more adventurous you can stay in mobile tented camps in Mana Pools. You fly directly into each camp in each park using scheduled charter flights. No waiting around in local airports!
Departures daily. Exceptional value pricing option for Ruckomechi and Linkwasha camp!
(Departures:) [DAILY – Apr-Dec]
(Day01+02) *USA/Johannesburg* [Depart today on your overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. On arrival you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. Overnight Southern Sun O. R. Tambo International Airport.]
The Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel (formally Johannesburg International Airport Holiday Inn) is a mere 600 yards from South Africa..Read More
(Day 03-05) *Mana Pools* [Fly to Harare, Zimbabwe, connect with charter flight to Mana Pools National Park. On arrival you will be met by a driver and transferred to your camp. Enjoy game drives, walks, canoeing, boat safaris, and fishing, 3 nights Little Vundu or Vundu Tented Camp or Ruckomechi Camp .]
Ruckomechi Camp is positioned on the banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of Mana Pools. The central dining, bar and lounge areas face t..Read More
(Day 06-08) *Hwange* [Scheduled charter flight to Hwange National Park. Activities include guided walks, morning and night game drives and game viewing from hides. On arrival you will be met and transfered to your camp. You will have the opportunity to observe elephant, kudu and sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species. 3 nights Davison's Camp or Little Makalolo or Somalisa Camp or Linkwasha, Hwange, Zimbabwe.]
Linkwasha Camp is ideally located in the game-rich Hwange National Park. The camp offers seven en suite luxury tents and one family tent, accommodating a t..Read More
(Day 09+10) *Victoria Falls* [Onward scheduled charter flight to Victoria Falls where you will be transferred by road to your hotel. The afternoon is a good time to view the falls (park entry fee US$30 pp payable direct). Fortunately the area immediately around the falls has not been commercialized, and there are unobstructed views from many vantage points connected by paved paths. Enjoy 2 nights Victoria Falls Hotel.]
Fly to Hwange, Mana Pools and magnificent Victoria Falls. Stay in permanent tented camps. True adventure activities include game drives, game viewing by boat (canoeing is seasonal), and morning walks. Optional white-water rafting!
An AAC signature safari discovering the “hidden gems” of Zimbabwe. Enjoy walking safaris and canoeing in Mana Pools with visiting the San Bushmen rock art in Malilangwe. Highlight is luxurious Singita Pamushana!
This itinerary offers the ultimate family safari as you travel to three diverse areas including Victoria Falls with the Upper Zambezi, Hwange and the cultural site of Matobo Hills. Opportunity to participate in a day or two of voluntourism projects.
15 Day - Group Eyes on Elephant Safari to Zimbabwe
This AWARD WINNING photographic safari was selected in National Geographic Traveler Magazine's "50 Tours of a Lifetime". Guides include Nic Polenakis, Dave Carsons and Nick Murray. View the big 5 on game drives, half day canoeing, walking activities up to elephant and rhino. Optional white-water rafting in Vic Falls. 2017 Departures: Jul 15, Jul 29, Aug 22, Sep 19
Travel to three areas of Zimbabwe focusing on two World Heritage sites, Mana Pools and Matobo Hills. You are staying in smaller accommodations that we feel will offer some of our most intimate guiding experiences as they are all owner-run.
The unique trip combines magnificent ecological surroundings coupled with the nature of the local communities around Matobo and Hwange. A VolunTourism trip implies that there is a tourism element combined with local communities, conservation projects and a traditional safari.
Victoria Falls is approximately 5600 feet wide, twice the height of Niagara Falls, and one and one half times as wide. It is divided into five separate waterfalls: Devil's Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls and Eastern Cataract, ranging in height from 200-355 feet.
4 Day - Ziga School Children in the Wilderness near Hwange
We have been supporting the Children in the Wilderness Community project for over 8 years where you are based outside Hwange National Park at Ziga School, Zimbabwe. Your time is spent assisting in the classroom teaching English, enhancing the computer curriculum, and helping with school projects like building education & health facilities in and around the local community. A perfect place to spend a few days volunteering with family and friends.
8 Day - Wild Dog in Mana Pools Bushlife Conservancy Project
Spend a week in Mana Pools participating with the Bushlife Conservancy. Donate your time to record elephant sightings and perhaps track wild dog, supporting their ongoing work with the Painted Dog Research program.
On our Mother Africa Voluntourism trip to Zimbabwe, you will spend 8 days on this project which arises from the truly magnificent ecological surroundings. The community project will be spent helping out in the villages, schools and orphanage near Matobo Hills, Bulawayo. Zimbabwe is also a country rich in wildlife and a further few days will be spent in the conservation field of Hwange National Park.
"The trip was fantastic! Everything went so smoothly, it was so enjoyable. I am so glad we used Africa Adventure and went to smaller parks, after speaking to others on different safaris...and even bush pilots said we had better experiences than we would have at the larger parks."