13 Days Best of Zimbabwe Overland Tour

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Overview

Enjoy the best of Zimbabwe in our Best Seller 13 Day Overland Camping Safari. From Sunshine City of Harare and The Eastern Highlands which is arguably the most beautiful part of Zimbabwe. Eastern Highlands boasts of the highest Mountain in the country the famous Mystique Mount Nyanga.

The 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Great Zimbabwe and Matobo Hills are a must see for anyone touring the country. The mysterious Stone Kingdom where the country’s name emanates is quite breathtaking while Matobo Hills is home to the World’s View where Cecil John Rhodes’ grave is.

Hwange National Park is the largest Natural Game Reserve in Zimbabwe where the Big 5 is guaranteed with ample time. The Majestic Victoria Falls and its wide variety of activities on offer becomes the epitome of the Tour.
At least once in a lifetime one must take an overland safari!!!!!

 

AccommodationDestinationNightsBasis
N1 HotelVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe1B&B 
Tuskers CampsiteHwange National Park2FB 
Burkes ParadiseBulawayo2FB 
Norma Jeane’s Lake View ResortGreat Zimbabwe Ruins1FB 
Chipinda PoolsGonarezhou National Park2FB 
Musangano LodgeEastern Highlands2FB 
Mare Caravan Park CampsitesNyanga National Park1FB 
Bronte Garden Hotel/Cresta LodgeHarare1B&B 

 

Key----------------------------------
B&B:Bed and breakfast
D, B&B:Dinner, bed and breakfast
FB:Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch

Detailed itinerary

Day 1

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

 

ACCOMMODATION:N1 Hotel Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Consultant Notes

Check with guide for all optional activities and any additional information the you require

Zambezi Reflections

Zambezi Reflections is a dedicated floating restaurant offering gourmet meals on the mighty Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls. Similar to is sister vessel, The Zambezi Explorer, it is quickly gaining the reputation as the premier dining experience on the river and is perfect for either group bookings or individual travelers. The Dinner Cruise, which combines a Sunset Cruise with dinner, has proved to be a popular option among guests due it its great value for money.

Included

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Sunset Cruise

Days 2 – 4  Hwange National Park

Situated in western Zimbabwe, the Hwange National Park is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. The park’s magnificent terrain ranges from desert dunes, savannah lands and mopane woodlands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests. Visitors can look forward to game drives, guided walks or horse riding safaris. Other highlights include:the Bumbusi National Monument and the Nyamandhlovu Pan.

 

ACCOMMODATION:Tuskers Campsite, Hwange National Park

Activities

Hwange Game Drives

Included

Full Board

Bulawayo

Days 4 – 6

Situated in the heart of Matabeleland in southwestern Zimbabwe, Bulawayo is the country’s second-largest city. It is named after the royal kraal of Mizilikazi – founder of the Matabele Nation. This historic city features wide tree-lined avenues bordered by colonial-style buildings. It serves as a gateway to the nearby Matobo National Park – a highlight of the area- home to abundant wildlife and plant life. Visitors can look forward to a variety of museums including the country’s main museum, the natural history museum; as well as exploring the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and discover the ancient Kame Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is one of southern Africa’s magnificent Late Iron Age ruins.

ACCOMMODATION: Burkes Paradise

Activities

  • Matopo Full Day Tour

Matobo National Park

Idyllically located in the spectacular Matobo Hills, the renowned Matobo National Park is known for its rich human history, its remarkably diverse flora and fauna and its magnificent rugged terrain. This unspoiled natural wilderness features a range of massive red-tinged, granite boulders interspersed with gorgeous wooded valleys making it a dream destination for hikers, climbers and nature lovers alike. The reserve is compact, easily accessible and is home to an impressive range of African wildlife including the highly endangered black and white rhinoceros, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah, hippo, warthog and crocodile as well as Africa’s largest concentration of leopard and black eagles. This unforgettable national park serves as an ideal stopover for travellers heading to the popular tourist sites of Hwange and the majestic Victoria Falls.

Included

Full Board

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Days 6 – 7

Once Zimbabwe’s capital, the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe is the biggest and most significant stone archaeological complex in sub-Saharan Africa. It is also one of its oldest – thought to date back to the 11th century and second only to South Africa’s Mapungwe. Composed entirely of rectangular granite blocks stacked on top of one another without the use of mortar, the walls and towers of the city measure up to 12 metres in places, and it is unsurprising that Great Zimbabwe was designated a World Heritage Site in 1986. Visitors can look forward to wandering through these ancient stone structures and immersing themselves in the history of this important heritage site.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Norma Jeane’s Lake View Resort

Activities

  • Great Zimbabwe Tour

Included

Full Board

Gonarezhou National Park

Days 7 – 9

Bordering Mozambique in the southeastern lowveld of Zimbabwe, Gonarezhou, meaning ‘place of elephants’, is Zimbabwe’s second-largest national park and home to over 10 000 elephants. The park extends across a vast area of floodplains, baobab-dotted scrubland, mopane woodland and pale orange sandstone cliffs. It is home to 4 of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo – as well as a multiplicity of other animal and bird species. Visitors can camp in an unfenced campsite for a truly close encounter with an array of spectacular wildlife including 140 species of mammal, at least 100 different reptile species and over 500 species of bird. Other highlights include:viewing the beautiful Chilojo Cliffs towering over the scenic Runde River valley, bird watching and game viewing.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Chipinda Pools Camp

Activities

  • Game Drives
  • Chilotjo Cliffs

Included

Full Board

Eastern Highlands

Days 9 – 11

Zimbabwe’s eastern border with Mozambique is defined by the Eastern Highlands, comprised of three ranges of hills and mountains featuring the lush rolling hills and endless tea plantations of the Nyanga Range, the soaring granite peaks of the Chimanimani Mountains, and the fertile meadows and rich coffee plantations of the Bvumba Range. These breathtakingly scenic mountains serve as an ideal backdrop for the wide variety of outdoor pursuits on offer such as hiking, horse riding, golfing, and trout fishing. The northern reaches of this remarkable wilderness features predominantly rolling heathland which reminded European Settlers of Scotland leading them to create lakes, plant forests and fill the streams with trout. Once the private estate of Cecil John Rhodes, this northernmost area is now known as the Nyanga National Park. From the gorgeous pine forests and trout lakes of this extraordinary park to the yellowwood trees, protea shrubs and refreshing mountain pools of Chimanimani in the south, the Eastern Highlands is the perfect destination for travellers looking to unwind in the tranquillity of nature.

ACCOMMODATION: Musangano Lodge

Activities

  • Vumba Scenic Tour

Included

Full Board

Nyanga National Park

Days 11 – 12

The rolling hills of the 47 000 hectare Park Nyanga National Park, on Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands, are home to a multitude of scenic rivers, refreshing streams and breathtaking waterfalls. The park boasts both Zimbabwe’s highest mountain peak and its highest waterfall and the elevated altitude provides a cool and pleasant climate and fresh mountain air, perfect for rest, relaxation and plenty of outdoor adventures. The mountainous terrain and its sparkling fresh water sources offer excellent opportunities for fly fishing, sailing, canoeing, swimming, and hiking. Visitors are likely to encounter a variety of fascinating wildlife including, among others:kudu, zebra, impala, sables, and eland.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Mare Caravan Park Campsites

Activities

Optional activities available at the lodge

 

Included

Full Board

Harare

Days 12 – 13

Zimbabwe’s capital city is the country’s most cosmopolitan and contemporary destination, dotted with restaurants and bars, shops and markets. Its proud historical and cultural heritage is reflected in several well-preserved old buildings and informative museums, while its many parks and gardens provide a pleasant contrast to the bustling urban sectors. Located within easy reach of the city centre are the Mukuvisi Woodlands, comprising over 250 hectares of natural wilderness, while The Kopje – a rocky hill to the southwest of Harare – offers great views over the city. Other city highlights inlcude:the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences, the Chapungu Sculpture Park, and the National Botanic Garden.

 

ACCOMMODATION:Bronte Garden Hotel / Cresta Lodge

Activities

Mbare Musika Market
Queen Victoria Museum – Harare

Included

Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 10:        Departure

 

Day Itinerary

This is the day of departure and the guide will drop you off at the airport for the different flights

 

Included

Airport transfers

Scheduled departure date

Price

Tour Price                           USD1830.00 per person

Local Payment:                 USD190.00 per person

 

 

SET SAFARI DEPARTURE DATES

 

Departure DateEnd Date 
04 April 201814 April 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
16 April 201826 April 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
03 May 201813 May 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
15 May 201825 May 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
06 June 201816 June 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
18 June 201828 June 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
04 July 201814 July 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
16 July 201826 July 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
06 August 201816 August 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
18 August 201828 August 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
05 September 201815 September 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
17 September 201827 September 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
04 October 201814 October 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
16 October 201826 October 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
07 November 201817 November 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
19 November 201829 November 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
05 December 201815 December 2018VIC FALLS – HARARE
17 December 201827 December 2018HARARE – VIC FALLS
07 January 201917 January 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
19 January 201929 January 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
05 February 201915 February 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
17 February 201927 February 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
06 March 201916 March 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
18 March 201928 March 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
04 April 201914 April 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
16 April 201916 April 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
03 May 201913 May 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
15 May 201925 May 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
05 June 201915 June 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
17 June 201927 June 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
04 July 201914 July 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
16 July 201926 July 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
06 August 201916 August 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
18 August 201928 August 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
05 September 201915 September 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
17 September 201927 September 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
07 October 201917 October 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
19 October 201929 October 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
06 November 201916 November 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
18 November 201928 November 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
04 December 201914 December 2019VIC FALLS – HARARE
16 December 201926 December 2019HARARE – VIC FALLS
   
INFORMATION
  • Minimum PAX number we require to operate the safari is 4
  • Maximum PAX number we can cater for on the safari is 16

 

Our Trucks

Our Trucks

At Falcon Overland Safaris, we’re extremely passionate about what we do, therefore it is our top priority to ensure that our Truck is always in a better shape. We have always been at the cutting edge of adventure vehicle design and our truck is constantly being upgraded and renovated to ensure they remain the best on the road.

 

  • Make: Leyland/DAF
  • Model: FM14-213/CLA 15-220
  • Year Range: 2006 – 2014
  • Seating Capacity:16 Passengers, 3 Crew
  • Layout: Kitchen storage and cooking area at the side
  • Windows:Large down-sliding windows, small window at top
  • Capabilities:4×4 Off Road

Equipment

Each truck is fitted with:
  • Freezers to keep food fresh in the African heat.
  • Individual seats with seat belts and leg room
  • Overhead luggage racks.
  • Lockers for your backpacks
  • A safe for your valuables.
  • A well-stocked first aid kit for emergencies.
  • Reading material and games
  • Charging facilities for batteries
  • PA System
  • Kitchen and stove
  • Water tank and cooler box
  • Table for food preparation
  • Hand-dishwashing facilities
Transport

Transport

Day 1 & 2

The Overland members of the Tour arrives from their respective countries.  Transfers from the airport and boarder post will be by minibus only to those who have booked for the transfers. Bookings can be done through info@falconsafaris.com

 

Day 3 & 10

From day 3 up to the last day (day 10) members of the tour will be using the Overland Truck as stated in the Itinerary.

 

Transfers

DayCompanyPick UpDrop OffTimeVehicle
Day1 & 2 Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]Victoria Falls Rest Camp Minibus
Day 3 Victoria Falls Rest CampHwange Camp Chalets Overland Truck
Day 4 & 5 Hwange Camp ChaletsBig Cave Campsite Overland Truck
Day 6 & 7 Big Cave CampsiteKyle Recreational Park Overland Truck
Day 8 Kyle Recreational ParkMusangano Lodge Overland Truck
Day 9 Musangano LodgeBronte Garden Hotel Overland Truck
Day 10 Bronte Garden HotelHarare International Airport [HRE] Overland Truck
     
T&C

Booking Terms and Conditions

Falcon Safaris is a trading name of Falcon Safaris, Ltd., a corporation registered in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. The following terms as used in these Booking Terms and Conditions shall be considered synonymous:safari, tour, and trip, all of which refer to the travel arrangements being booked with Falcon Safaris. Additionally, the following terms:client, guest, participant, member, passenger, and traveler all refer to you, as the traveler.

Acceptance (required at or before final payment due date)

 

  1. RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS:

Standard policy for the majority of Falcon Safaris’ third part suppliers is that a provisional booking will be held for a period of 21 days only, after which a response is required on whether to confirm or release the space. Payment of a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total travel quotation is required in order to confirm your reservation. After receipt of your deposit, we will, subject to availability, make reservation for your trip. The balance of the trip is due not later than 42 days prior to date of travel.

Upon receipt of your full payment, we will send travel vouchers, safari information, clothing lists, etc. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars or the equivalence in Rands.

 

  1. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

Cancellations made after confirmation email & deposits are subject to the following cancellation fees:

57+ days prior to date of travel – Deposit is forfeited

29 – 56 days prior to date of travel – 45% is forfeited

22 – 28 days prior to date of travel – 50% is forfeited

15 – 21 days prior to date of travel – 60% is forfeited

0 – 14 days prior to date of travel – 100% is forfeited

No shows will be charged in full

 

If a guest is sick and can provide a valid Doctor’s Note a 100% refund will be given on transfers and activities by Falcon Safaris. In all cases where subcontracted services are booked, the supplier’s cancellation terms will apply. We will advise you of third party cancellation policies but in most cases they are similar to the ones above.

Should you fail to travel on scheduled dates or reduce your travel days no refund will be made. There will be no refunds from Falcon Safaris for any unused portions of your travel. The above policy applies to all travel arrangements made via Falcon Safaris.

 

  1. INSURANCE:

It is a condition of booking that the sole responsibility lies with the guest to ensure that they carry the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover themselves, and traveling companions for the duration of their tour. This insurance should include coverage in respect of, but not limited to, the following eventualities:cancellation or curtailment of the safari, emergency evacuation expenses, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, damage, theft or loss of personal baggage, money and goods.

Falcon Safaris will take no responsibility for any costs for losses incurred or suffered by the guest, or traveling companions, with regards to, but not limited to, any of the above mentioned eventualities.

Guests will be charged directly by the relevant service providers for any emergency services they may require, and may find themselves in a position unable to access such services should they not be carrying the relevant insurance coverage.

 

  1. MEDICAL INFORMATION / LIABILITY RELEASE:

Participation on a safari or tour to requires that you be in generally good health. All guests must understand that while a high level of fitness is not required, a measure of physical activity is involved in all African safaris and tours. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and/or related dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. Anti-malaria precautions should be taken, and these are the sole responsibility of the client. Any required inoculations must be recorded by the client’s health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate which the client must carry in his/her possession throughout the tour. Falcon Safaris will not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any medical information. You should consult your doctor or pharmacist for up to date requirements and personal recommendations. By forwarding the tour deposit, the guest certifies that he/she does not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create a risk for him/her or other tour participants. A Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement must be signed by each tour participant prior to commencement of a tour. Participation by any tour participant will be declined in the absence of the signed Liability Release Form, with no tour fee refund.

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The Campsite

 

The Truck

 

In Chobe

Victoria Falls Tour

Sunset Cruise

In Chobe

Sunset Cruise

In Chobe

Tour Bus

Overland Bus

Bus interior

The Kitchen

Fridge

At the Hotel

Gonarezhou Chilojo Cliffs

Gonarezhou Chilojo Cliffs

Gonarezhou National Park

Masvingo Great Zimbabwe

Masvingo Great Zimbabwe

Masvingo Great Zimbabwe

Masvingo Great Zimbabwe

Gonarezhou National Park

Falcon Safaris Overland Truck

Gonarezhou Chilojo Cliffs

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Victoria Falls
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