Full Safari Circuit – 18 DaysFull Safari Circuit – 18 Days

Full Safari Circuit – 18 Days

From: $12,263.00

Full Safari Circuit showcases Zimbabwe as a country of untamed beauty, thriving wildlife and welcoming people. Visit the breath-taking Victoria Falls from the Zambian side with the proud locals, end in Botswana, a country of great parallels and contradictions, and you’ve got a well-rounded trip that ticks all the boxes.

Description

Full Safari Circuit

2 nights Kanga Camp | 2 nights Zambezi Expeditions | 2 nights Bumi Hills Safari Lodge | 3 nights Somalisa Camp | 2 nights Thorntree River Lodge | 3 nights Linyanti Bush Camp | 3 nights Khwai Tented Camp

Your safari starts in Harare, Zimbabwe and ends in Maun, Botswana.

The Full Safari Circuit is a complete journey around the very best National Parks that Africa has to offer. Starting in Mana Pools – one of the top 3 safari destinations in Africa – you are immediately immersed into the bush. Relax at Kanga Camp with the water hole right in front of camp. This is the ultimate armchair game viewing. The waterhole is the only source for many miles so wildlife teem around the water.

Zambezi Expeditions on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River affords incredible panoramic views over the river and the mountains as a backdrop. Game drives and walking safaris with professional guides ensures the very best opportunities are created for your pleasure.

After a brief flight you are standing on the deck of Bumi Hills looking out over one of the largest man made dams in the world, Lake Kariba. Walking and boat safaris give a unique perspective to another dimension of game viewing and unrivalled luxury perched on the hills in this idyllic location.

Spend the next three nights at Somalisa in Hwange National Park where Lions and Elephants are plentiful and dominate the landscape. After so much game viewing your next few days at Thorntree River Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi will be sure to let you relax in perfect surrounds.

From here its to the Linyanti Swamps in the Chobe Enclave. A place of incredible beauty and diversity of animals. You safari ends with three nights at the Khwai Tented Camp where you can relax to just the sounds of the bush and your footsteps as you walk amongst the elephants. This is the complete safari journey for the avid Africa enthusiast.

Read our country information on travel advice for Zimbabwe.

For information on the incredible destinations of Mana Pools and the Victoria Falls.

If you are looking for a shorted safari, have a look at our Lifetime Safari Expedition over 10 days, we also have a  Three Countries tour over 10 days.

How to Get There

Fly In to Harare

Fly in to Harare with British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways or Kenya Airways.

On your arrival in Harare you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto your lights aircraft for the flight to Mana Pools.

Flying out of Maun

You can fly out of Maun with South African Airways to Johannesburg for onward flights home.

For assistance with flight arrangements, accommodation or other travel advice, get in touch with us. We are the experts in Africa.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 – 3 : Mana Pools

Unwind on the upper deck lounge under the shade of a mahogany tree or relax next to the splash pool and enjoy Kanga – the old Africa in a new era in Mana Pools. Kanga Pan is the only permanent water source for a 15km radius and teems with wildlife, especially in the dry season, creating the perfect setting for Kanga’s famous ‘Armchair Safaris’.

Day 3 – 5 : Mana Pools

Make your way to the river’s edge as Zambezi Expeditions offers one of the best ways to experience Mana Pools on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. One of the main highlights you’ll experience is a walking safari and canoe along the mighty river.

Day 5 – 7 : Lake Kariba

From its position on a range of remote hills, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is blessed with breath-taking panoramic views over the great inland sea of Lake Kariba. The lodge offers guests a multitude of ways to explore Lake Kariba and its surrounds.

Day 7 – 10 : Hwange National Park

Somalisa Camp can be found in the heart of Hwange National Park. The park is known as ‘the land of the giants’ as it is home to numerous large herds of elephants. The elephants often frequent Somalisa and especially love coming for a drink from the elephant pool in front of Camp. You’ll be spoilt with excellent wildlife sightings throughout your stay in Hwange.

Day 10 – 12: Victoria Falls

Thorntree River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, where a combination of culture and adrenaline will entertain the whole family. It is the perfect setting to wind down after a day of experiencing the breath-taking Victoria Falls, seeing the endangered white rhinos and cruising along the river.

Day 12 – 15 : Linyanti Swamps

From the secret paradise of Linyanti Bush Camp, in the Chobe Enclave, you will watch the spectacle of nature unfold before you. Here you will have a personalised safari experience in a private concession away from the crowded tourist routes.

Day 15 – 18 : Khwai

In Botswana, discover the delights of the Khwai region and the iconic Moremi Game Reserve, a place of outstanding natural beauty. Hugging the edge of the reserve this stunning camp is woven between the enchanting woodlands and overlooks the lagoons and lilies of the Khwai River into the open grasslands and beyond.

Seasons and Costs

 

MID SEASON

April / May / Nov

Per person sharing $12 263-00

 

HIGH SEASON

June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct

Per person sharing $17 020-00

Included/Excluded

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Selected inter camp flights
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Selected transfers
  • Local brand drinks

Excluded:

  • Premium brand drinks
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Personal medical evacuation insurance
  • International flights