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See The Great Zimbabwe National Monument

• Begin with a visit to the ancient ruins of the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Great Zimbabwe is basically a medieval city in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwi and the town of Masvingo. It was also the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country's Late Iron Age. Construction on this monument had began in the 11th century and went on till 15th century.  • Explore the great archaeological, anthropological, traditional, historical and cultural site, with a large number of attractive and inspiring views. • while there visit the Museum, which displays artefacts excavated by archaeologists. • Proceed to explore the calm water of Lake Mutirikwi in a serene boat ride. 

$2434.80 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

14-Day Mozambique and Zimbabwe Explorer Overland Tour from Victoria Falls

ItineraryDay 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Stop At: Victoria Falls Rest CampThis morning we enjoy the spectacular Victoria Falls themselves and the mighty Zambezi River. Please be ready to get wet when you visit – the spray from the Falls can be seen from up to 20 miles away – hence the local name Mosi oa Tunya (Smoke That Thunders) and many people find they get thoroughly soaked on their visit! After our visit time is at leisure – try one of the optional activities or visit the local markets or old colonial Victoria Falls Hotel that provides an in-depth historical insight, including information on the discovery of the Falls; or explore the colonial town on foot and visit the local trading markets. From bungee jumping to admiring the view, Victoria Falls is an enduring sight that has captured the imagination of visitors for generations. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, ZimbabweDay 2: Victoria Falls – Hwange National Park Stop At: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceToday we head for the world-famous Hwange National Park. This is Zimbabwe’s largest and best-known park and was (in the early 19th century) the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi. In 1929 it was set aside as a National Park for the benefit of all Zimbabwe’s peoples. The park covers an area of over 14,600 sq kms and is particularly known for its elephant but contains over 100 mammal species including Africa’s “Big 5" (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), as well as giraffe, cheetah, gemsbok and the brown hyena and abundant bird species. Hwange is also known for its population of the Wild (Painted) Dog. Late in the day we take a locally guided open vehicle game drive and hope to glimpse some of the wildlife in the park before returning to camp for overnight.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hwange Rest Camp or similar, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Day 3: Hwange National Park – BulawayoStop At: Burkes' Backpackers ParadiseDeparting Hwange, we drive south to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. The afternoon is at leisure. Bulawayo is a pleasant city with broad tree-lined avenues and wide-open spaces. There is a fascinating National History Museum, which recounts much of Zimbabwe’s traditional and colonial past, and near the Old Town Hall there is a lively curio market where you can test your bartering skills. A wide range of handicrafts and artwork are on display here most made locally by skilful craftsmen and womenDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 4: Bulawayo – Matobo National Park - BulawayoStop At: Burkes' Backpackers Paradiseguided tour. The wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people. The reserve also has a large concentration of the Black and White Rhino and providing it’s safe to do so our guides will lead us on foot to search for these magnificent animals. Approaching these massive beasts is a heart racing, breath-taking and memorable experience. At such times it may be comforting to remember that rhinos are herbivores. The park also has a dense population of leopard and black eagle and we hope to catch sight of either (or both) of these creatures. We also keep a look out for giraffe, zebra, ostrich and a variety of antelope and buck species. Note: There is an option to upgrade to a full day Matobo tour to include various historical sites. The price is listed in the optional excursions and can be arranged with your crew on the day. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 5: Bulawayo – Great Zimbabwe National Monument, MasvingoStop At: Norma Jean's Lakeview ResortLeaving Bulawayo, we cross towards the east of the country to the small town of Masvingo. Nearby is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southern Africa: the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Dating back to 1200AD this place was once the home to an indigenous population of some 10,000 people. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the area holds special significance to the country which took its name. Legend says this was the city where the Queen of Sheeba resided and archaeological finds uncovered gold, coins and porcelain from as far afield as Persia and China, highlighting the importance of the city as a trading post. We camp nearby for easy access and ample time to explore the ruins at leisure and with a local guide who will give you basic information of the area. If you have the energy there is the opportunity to trek to the top of the Hill Enclosure to enjoy a wondrous sunset.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Norma Jean's Resort, Masvingo, ZimbabweDay 6: Mazvingo - Bandula Area, MozambiqueStop At: Msika LodgeToday, we leave early and stop off in Mutare and if time allows stop at the spectacular Birchenough Bridge (named after Sir Henry Birchenough). The bridge spans the Save River on its 400 km journey through Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is one of many scenic features of eastern Zimbabwe. Once we have stocked up on supplies we make our way to the border point to leave Zimbabwe and enter Mozambique. Once formalities are complete we make our way to the Bandula area near the Chicamba Dam where our campsite is located within a 550-hectare conservancy. Most people notice immediate differences upon entering Mozambique. Travelling is generally slower and road conditions more demanding. Campsites are not as well appointed. Towns and shops may have fewer goods or less variety. While this can sometimes be frustrating many people find after a few days they find this one of the more appealing and attractive aspects of their overland tour. Overlanding is an adventurous type of travel and these are ‘unconventional’ holidays. We are sure you will enjoy Mozambique but do try to warn you not to expect things to be the same as elsewhere in Africa. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Casa Msika lodge, Bandula area, MozambiqueDay 7: Bandula – Vilanculos areaStop At: Camping In VilankuloThis morning, we leave early and make our way to the spectacular Indian Ocean coast. We arrive at Vilankulo (or Vilanculos), the Gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Named after a local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, the town itself is only 5km long yet is a hive of activity, has a lively atmosphere and friendly people. On arrival, we gather our luggage and snorkels for the following day’s island trip and board our traditional dhow boat to our ‘rustic ‘bush camp. The beach camp is located on a remote stretch of the coast approximately 90 minutes sail from Vilanculos town itself. We arrive in the late afternoon and settle in to our beach camp for the next 2 nights. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Chiggmane Camp or similar, Vilanculos, MozambiqueDay 8: Vilanculos areaStop At: Camping In VilankuloAfter breakfast we take our dhow boat to Magaruque Island, the third Island in the archipelago and the closest to Vilanculos. Here you can enjoy the island at leisure, snorkelling, swimming, walking or simply enjoy lazing on the pristine beach. A delicious seafood lunch is included in our Dhow Safari. With its powdery-white beaches, turquoise waters, and superb all-year-round climate, Magaruque is perfect to relax, unwind and explore the local marine life. We return to our beach camp in the late afternoon to overnight. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Chiggmane Camp or similar, Vilanculos, MozambiqueDay 9: Vilanculos area - InhambaneStop At: InhambaneWe bid our seaside camp farewell and head further down the scenic coast via Inhambane to Tofo where we will spend the next 2 nights. Tofo is a small beach town with lovely open beaches, where the pace of life slows allowing you to relax and soak up the atmosphere. There are many activities on offer such as horse riding, snorkelling and scuba. Whale Sharks and Manta Rays inhabit the coastline all year round but are in larger numbers in the summer months (November to March). Humpback whales usually arrive around mid-June and are present until mid-October. The natural vegetation of the coastal plain is dune forest, but this has largely been replaced by coconut palms, planted by the Portuguese and local Bitonga people to supply the thriving copra trade. There are some exciting bars and restaurants in the area - sample the local seafood, the area is famous for it - and the local beer (called ‘2M’) or else simply relax and enjoy a good read. You could also take a trip into Inhambane, the second oldest town in Mozambique to explore the local market.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Fatima's Nest or similar, Inhambane, MozambiqueDay 10: InhambaneStop At: InhambaneToday is a free day at leisure to enjoy the local tropical beaches and the many activities on offer. Nearby Inhambane has a rich history and offers a great opportunity to go out and explore the old city. Climb the ladder at the Cathedral of our lady of Conception Inhambane for fantastic 360-degree views of the surrounds. The local markets are also a highlight with fresh fish, seafood and farm produce on sale. You’ll soon see the mix of Arabic and African cultures that create a vibrant, eclectic style of its own. If the delights of the ocean are your forte, then head out and explore the reefs and colourful marine life found in this warm watery haven. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Fatima's Nest or similar, Inhambane, MozambiqueDay 11: Inhambane – Praia do BileneStop At: Beach BileneWe leave Tofo and head south to Bilene and our last coastal stop in Mozambique. Bilene, also known as Praia do Bilene and was once called San Marthino is located 180km from Mozambique and famous for the Uembje Lagoon (or San Marthino lake) where you can try out one of the best loved activities in Bilene – snorkelling! Our camp for the evening is located on top of the dunes overlooking the stunning lagoon itself. It’s here we spend the night lulled by the sound of the ocean and enjoy the fresh breeze as we unwind from our day. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Laguna Camp, Bilene, MozambiqueDay 12: Praia do Bilene - Hazyview – Kruger National Park, South AfricaStop At: Hotel Numbi & Garden SuitesFrom Bilene we cross the border into South Africa, where we head for southern Africa’s premier game reserve, ‘Kruger’ and spend the night outside the reserve. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form the Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become incredibly diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal mammal (148 species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees. This evening we immerse ourselves in the local culture and enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire to learn more about these fascinating people.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview, South AfricaDay 13: Hazyview – Kruger National ParkStop At: Hotel Numbi & Garden SuitesWaking early, we board our 4x4 game viewing vehicles with a resident guide for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to see why it is held in such high esteem amongst visitors from all over the world. We game drive in the morning and afternoon in search for the abundance of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’ – Rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion together with a high density of other mammals and diverse bird species such as eagles, hornbills, vultures and bee eaters. We break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). We then continue our game drive through the park exiting in the late afternoon and continue to our accommodation for the night.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview,South AfricaDay 14: Hazyview - Greater Kruger - PretoriaStop At: Sentinel Luxury Suite HotelsWe leave the Kruger behind and make our way to South Africa’s administrative city, Pretoria, where our tour ends late afternoon / early evening on day 14.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$4200 Cultural & Theme Tours

Multi day Guided tours of Zimbabwe,

ItineraryDay 1: The 11 day around Zimbabwe Begins.Meet and greet at the Victoria Falls AirporrStop At: Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North ProvinceAirport transfers to N1 Hotel for check inDuration: 2 daysStop At: Victoria Falls Bridge, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North ProvinceSunset Cruise on the Zambezi River,which includes transfers from the hotel and back,refreshments and a plate of snacksDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Boma Dinner and Drumming show,Exprience African cuisine at its best,with a taste game meats and african culture .Accommodation included: Over night at two star N1 Hotel and Campsite Victoria Falls ,which is very clean and comfortable, free wifi and a pool.Day 2: The Tour Continue in Victoria FallsStop At: Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North ProvinceGuided Tour of the Falls in the morning at 0900hrs.Various activities to be done during the dayDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North ProvinceShopping Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Shear water cafe,plaited MenusAccommodation included: Over night stay at two star N1 Hotel and campsite,Victoria Falls wich is clean and comfortable,free wifi and a pool.Day 3: Hwange National Park,one of Africa's finest,haven for wildlife and home to herds of royal elephants & endangered speciesStop At: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceCheck in at Hwange Safari LodgeDuration: 1 dayStop At: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceMorning Game drive Duration: 3 hoursStop At: The Hwange Safari Company, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceAfternoon GamedriveDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Over night at Hwange safari lodge 3 star hotelDay 4: Hwange National ParkStop At: The Hwange Safari Company, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceHwange safari LogdeDuration: 1 dayStop At: The Hwange Safari Company, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceMorning GamedriveDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Over night at Hwange safari Lodge 3 star HotelDay 5: Hwange /Matopos,we depart Hwange for Bulawayo,second largest city in Zimbabwe.We will visit The National MesumStop At: Old Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Bulawayo ProvinceCheck in at N1Hotel or similarDuration: 1 dayStop At: Matobo Hills, Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Matabeleland South ProvinceVisit the Matopo National ShrineDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 2 star N1 Hotel,clean and comfortable ,with free wifi Day 6: This morning we depart for Masvingo,where we,be will insipired by the Ruins of Great Zimbabwe,built in 1200AD. Stop At: Great Zimbabwe, Masvingo, Masvingo ProvinceCheck in at Ancient City LodgeDuration: 1 dayStop At: Great Zimbabwe, Masvingo, Masvingo ProvinceGuided Tour of Great Zimbabwe RuinsDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Ancient City Lodge 3 star,clean and comfortable rooms.Day 7: Masvingo to Nyanga the Eastern Highlands,also known as the little England of Zimbabwe,with breath taking mountains.Stop At: Mount Nyangani, Nyanga, Manicaland ProvinceCheck in at TroubeckDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at TroutbeckDay 8: Nyanga ZimbaweStop At: Mount Nyangani, Nyanga, Manicaland ProvinceStill at TroutbeckDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at TroubeckDay 9: We depart Nyanga for Chinhoyi caves,where there is a light cave and dark caveStop At: Chinhoyi Caves, Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West ProvinceCheck in at Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight Chinhoyi caves Motel budget accomodation,clean and comfortable Day 10: Harare City,Harare ZimbabweStop At: Harare City Library, Harare, Harare ProvinceCheck in at N1 HotelDuration: 1 dayStop At: Harare City Library, Harare, Harare ProvinceCity tour and meseum tourDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at N1 Hotel 2 star hotel,clean and comfortable,with free wifi.Day 11: Harare End pointStop At: Harare City Library, Harare, Harare Province Healthy breakfast Check out and being transferred to ROBERT MUGABE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$5540 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Zimbabwe Highlights Tour from Harare

From Harare you'll journey to the Eastern Highlands and experience the Bvumba Mountains, then head for Masvingo with a tour of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a national monument and World Heritage Site. We visit the Matobo Hills and enjoy a tour of the Matobo National Park. Make your way to Hwange National Park and enjoy open-vehicle game drives on the Hwange concession, and visit the Painted Dog Sanctuary. Travel to the district of Binga towards Lake Kariba's south-western shore, getting ready for spectacular views and dramatic sunsets! Relax on scenic boat cruises and enjoy time at leisure at the lake. Transfer to Victoria Falls, with the perfect opportunity to extend your trip to include the impressive Victoria Falls.

$1650 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Johannesburg to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana 12-Day Tour

Your 12 day adventure begins with your arrival for 2 nights stay in Johannesburg, where you’ll be met by your driver. You will be whisked away to your hotel for orientation and relaxation before you start your epic tour the next day. Your day starts off with a 4 hour bike tour around the streets of Soweto, where you’ll see where Nelson Mandela used to live. After the bike tour lunch is served and the rest of the afternoon is your free time. You will catch a flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls where you'll be staying for 3 days.once checked in, you will set off on a 2 hour sunset cruise on the River Zambezi for a chance to see elephants, hippos and crocodiles.Day 4 starts with a tour around the Victoria Falls to view one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. The rest of the afternoon you are free to explore before you are picked up from the hotel at 8pm for dinner at the boma, a unique African buffet dinner listening to traditional music.The next day is an early departure for Chobe National Park in Botswana, home to one of the largest concentration of elephants and lions. Lunch is provided at a local restaurant before a cruise on the Chobe River then it’s back to the hotel. You'll leave very early on a 6 hour road trip to Bulawayo, where you will check into a 3 star hotel for 2 nights. You’ll be given some free time to relax at the hotel and an opportunity to explore the city on your own.Day 7 begins with a 4 hour inner city tour which includes a walk to the City Hall, the National Gallery, Cecil John Rhodes's Business Empire HQ, the public execution tree where the rebellion fighters were being executed during the rising of 1896.Day 8 I saw your chance to relax and may consider visiiting Matopos National Park for trekking Rhinos. We can help you arrange this.You depart for Antelope Park for a 2 nights stay where you can engage in various optional activities that enable you to learn more about the animals that live there. The tour concludes on Day 12 where you will be driven to Harare.

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