Complete Itinerary Namibia to Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
Home to the spectacular Victoria Falls – the Seventh Wonder of the World – Zimbabwe is an appealing destination for both adventure and classic safari travellers. Although Southern Destinations does not condone the current political climate in Zimbabwe, we believe that its tourism sector warrants support during these difficult times and as such we encourage visitors to explore the myriad of attractions in the landlocked country.
It hardly seems possible to include such a variety of sights and activities in just 15 days. Between the ancient desert, the wildlife of Damaraland and Etosha, the bounteous wetlands of the Caprivi and Chobe, and the wonder of Victoria Falls, it will be hard to pick a favourite.
Gaze in awe and wonder at the incredible Victoria Falls – the legendary ‘Smoke that Thunders’. Go on fascinating game-drives in the Hwange National Park, the wild and remote Matusadona National Park and the exquisite, game-rich Mana Pools National Park, which is situated along the banks of the Zambezi River. Home to four World Heritage Sites, Zimbabwe also boasts one of the largest man-made lakes in the world in Lake Kariba.
On your arrival at Windhoek International Airport, depending on your arrival time, you'll either have lunch and doze or head to the Zambezi River for a sunset cruise on the tranquil waters above the falls. Activities in addition to visiting the falls themselves are many and varied. Game drives, walking with lions, scenic flights over the falls, elephant safaris, canoeing safaris, white water rafting and the insanely inventive gorge swinging and bungee jumping for the adrenaline-deficient among us.
WINDHOEK - VICTORIA FALLS
(50 - 1242 km)
Day 1 - 3
Hwange National Park is an easy 100km drive from Victoria Falls. Facing a floodlit waterhole, you are on permanent safari with regular visits from big herds of elephant and buffalo as well the rest of Africa's big game including lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, hyena, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, eland, kudu and hundreds of birds. Activities include morning and evening game drives, night drives, walking safaris, stargazing and night game viewing at the lodge.
VICTORIA FALLS - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Day 4 - 7
Zimbabwe's second largest city. Several African art and craft markets line the road and you can pick up some excellent Zimbabwean pieces for a song (or a shirt). Built into the rocks of one of the iconic kopjies that make Matopos National Park one of the most beautiful places on earth. Guided rhino tracking safaris are a must with an almost guaranteed sighting in the winter months which, as it happens, is the most scenic time of year to be enjoying this marvelous place. Visit the San rock art sites of which they are still discovering more and more to this day; discover the African bushlore on fascinating interpretive bush walks and scenic hill climbs.