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!
Exceptional value pricing option for Ruckomechi and new Linkwasha camp!
(Departures:) [DAILY – Apr-Nov]
(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 Ruckomechi Camp or Vundu Tented Camp.]
Vundu Camp features eight tents including one 2-bedroom/2 bath unit. All have an en suite shower and toilet. The main lodge area is set in a canopy of rive..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, Hwange, Zimbabwe.]
Somalisa is an authentic bush camp, a blend of old African charm and elegance together with an exclusive safari experience. There are only six tents with e..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.]
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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.
Hwange was very unique....we saw lions, giraffes, elephants, gazelle, kudo, oryx (yes...a rarity), hippo, zillion birds and an African wild cat....I’m sure I missed mentioning something! Gloria and Denzel were wonderful hosts and treated us like royalty! Mike, our guide was the best! It’s amazing everything he found for us....and was extremely knowledgeable. Did you know that the elephants drink from the swimming pool there and you sit in lounge chairs 7 feet from them while they slurp up fresh water! I had palpitations, but it was an amazing experience! Oh, and the cook? A 5 star NYC restaurant equivalent!..
Mana Pools was also amazing. Peter and Alister were quite a pair. Our guide, Henry, was exceptional! We walked to a lion kill and African dog den. Actually we did quite a few walks. We saw so many animals! Henry tried to track a leopard ......but those little buggers are sneaky. We did a canoe trip that was amazing....we were told it would be 1.5 hrs and made it back to camp in 3....... I think every hippo in Zimbabwe was in that section of the river! We were by ourselves there (at camp)....except for the first night. When Henry asked us what we wanted to see, we told him we were game for anything....to show us "his" backyard......I think he did way more than he usually does on outings.