10 Nights Zambezi Magic Safari - 11 Days

The 10 Nights Zambezi Magic Safari explores the best of the what the Zambezi River has to offer.

Experience the magic of the fourth longest river in Africa with its source in the Mwinilunga District in the north west of Zambia extending for 2700 kms. The mighty Zambezi River flows through many countries, the Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, the Lower Zambezi National Park. Mana Pools National Park and final reaches the Indian Ocean via Mozambique. On this 10 Nights Zambezi Magic Safari, we cover the most thrilling sections of the river; Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba and Mana Pools.

Starting in Victoria Falls and ending in Mana Pools this Safaris will give you the best of visiting Zimbabwe.

The Zambezi River is home to numerous wildlife species with spectacular game viewing if not the best. On this safari guests have an endless opportunity for abundant game and the opportunity to experience game viewing from a canoe, houseboat or small tender boats.

We pride ourselves in being experts in African Safaris and adventure travel along the course of the mighty Zambezi River. Contact us and talk to one of our travel experts to start planning your next safari experience.

Browse through some of our listed standard Tours and Safaris packages that include Mana Pools National Park or better still, get in touch with one of our local travel experts and have a Tailor-Made Itinerary designed to suit your specific requests and preferences. We love crafting tailor-made itineraries and we would be happy to get more information and create that dream unforgettable safari. We live here and we love Zimbabwe and we know where all the hidden gems are hidden. Contact us and let us make sure you experience the Best of Zimbabwe.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Victoria Falls : Arrival

TBA Meet & Greet at Victoria Falls Airport plus a private road transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Club
Light meal/snacks and drinks available on arrival
1630hrs Pick up for a Zambezi River Sunset & Dinner Cruise
Overnight at Victoria Falls Safari Club with breakfast included

Victoria Falls Safari Club:
This premium boutique hotel will rejuvenate your soul and create precious memories as you are pampered with personalised butler service, cocktails and canapés at sunset overlooking the wilds of Africa, before indulging in a platter-style dinner under the stars.

With a focus on exclusivity, this lavish facility provides unforgettable experiences on the doorstep of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The 20-room Victoria Falls Safari Club has a central guest area featuring a lounge, dining area and bar, as well as a viewing deck which overlooks the game corridor to the Zambezi River and a wildlife-rich waterhole. Safari Club guests enjoy a complimentary minibar, afternoon teas, cocktails and canapés, head and shoulder massages and edutainment presentations. Located within the magnificent grounds of the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Safari Club guests may access its facilities, including the famous Buffalo Bar and the deluxe MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, which both have spectacular views.

Day 2
Victoria Falls: Full Day

0900hrs Pick up for a private Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls
1230hrs Lunch at The Lookout Restaurant overlooking the Batoka Gorge
1500hrs 15 minute helicopter scenic flight “of angels” over the Victoria Falls
1900hrs Boma Dinner & Drum Show at The Boma Restaurant
Overnight at Victoria Falls Safari Club with breakfast included

Day 3
Mlibizi: Masumu River Lodge

1000hrs Private road transfer from Victoria Falls Safari Club to Mlibizi, Masumu River Lodge
1300hrs Lunch on arrival
Free afternoon to rest or for any activities
Dinner at the lodge
Overnight at Masumu River Lodge with breakfast included

Masumu River Lodge:
Masumu River Lodge is in a spectacular Binga location. At this river lodge you will enjoy magnificent views over the islands and waters of Lake Kariba’s western side. The Binga resort has 2 levels built into the slope of the hill, hence both the dining room and the bar below have stunning views over the water. All the while, our glittering swimming pool offers a chance to cool off on hot days.

With 9 en-suite lodges, each with a private balcony allowing for stunning views over the lake. All lodge suites also have twin beds that can be joined to make king-size doubles. There are also 2 Family lodges. The family suites each sleep up to 4 adults in twin beds. However, these beds can be converted into king doubles upon request. The rooms have private verandas with beautiful views of the lake. All rooms have fans, mosquito nets and a minibar. Moreover, they each have complimentary tea and coffee stations.

Day 4
Catalina Houseboat: Lake Kariba

TBA Private short transfer to the jetty side for Catalina Houseboat Check In
Four (4) Nights Sailing on Catalina Luxury Houseboat on Fully Catered Option including all meals, drinks and activities
(Mlibizi to Kariba Mainland)

Catalina Boat Specifications
Call Sign: KF1378
Length: 120ft
Width: 30ft
Crew (own quarters): captain, Maitre d’, chef and two deck-hands (total of 5)

Cabin accommodation:
5 en-suite
4 x Air-conditioned Double en-suite staterooms – 4 m x 4.5 m with two double beds in each.
1 x Bedroom with Double bed and Pullman bunks (4 bed) en-suite – air-conditioned.
T.V. room/lounge. Air-conditioned. TV is connected to the DSTV suite of satellite TV stations. DVD facility

Top deck:
swimming pool and loungers
fully equipped air-conditioned bar and lounge area
fridges, ice machine, stereo and CD player. Hot and cold water dispenser
adjoining powder room
covered, open air dining room

Middle Deck:
Air-conditioned indoor lounge with Multi-system TV and Video and DSTV
5 En-suite air-conditioned Cabins – see details above
Kitchen

Bottom Deck:
Captain’s Cabin, Crew Quarters, Laundry Room, Generator Rooms

Wheel house:
Bridge controlling 2 x 300hp Cummins turbo diesel engines, swinging 3 blade bell brass props
Motorola ship to shore radio and a Navman navigational system

Tender Boats:
17ft raft with 30hp suitable for 8 passengers.
2 x 15ft Dory speedboat with 60hp for 4 passengers each

Fully Inclusive:
Included:
• Meals and Drinks, malts spirits and minerals
• Fuel
• Boat
• The service of a Captain, Cook and 3 Deckhands
• Cutlery, crockery and linen
• The use of the tender boats

Excluded:
• National parks board fee and fishing fees
• Fishing bait and rods
• Wines
• The fuel is sufficient to go to the Ruzwe River and return. Trips beyond this point is for the clients account.

Zimbabwe National Parks Fees
These are not included in the Charter fee and are payable to the Parks representatives at the boat prior to embarkation. Parks officials may board the boat at any stage to check that payments are accurate and have been properly receipted. You may wish to let us know in advance exactly who is coming, relevant ages, residential status and how many people will be fishing, which we will pass on via the boat captain to save time before you embark.

Our consultants will advise on the current park fees at the time of booking.

Day 5
Catalina Houseboat: Lake Kariba

Full day on Catalina Houseboat with activities

Day 6
Catalina Houseboat: Lake Kariba

Full day on Catalina Houseboat with activities

Day 7
Catalina Houseboat: Lake Kariba

Full day on Catalina Houseboat with activities

Day 8
Kariba Mainland

1000hrs Check Out and exit Catalina onto Kariba Mainland Harbour
Private Transfer from Harbour to Kariba Safari Lodge
1300hrs Lunch at the Lodge
1500hrs Afternoon game drive ending with sundowner drinks on the lakeshores of Kariba
Dinner at the Lodge
Overnight at Kariba Safari Lodge with breakfast included

Kariba Safari Lodge:
Kariba Safari Lodge is a beautiful lakeside resort situated on a mountainside with sweeping views over both the blue water and the islands in the Eastern basin of the lake. The Lodges and Suites are distributed over 33 acres of forested hillside, sloping down to the lakeshore and beach area.

Lodge has 9 open-fronted, en-suite lodges each with their own patio which offers broad views of the lake. In fact, you can see the azure blue Kariba water directly from your bed. Every lodge has twin beds that easily convert into king-size doubles.

Then there are 8 suites with en-suite bathrooms and private patios. In like manner, these rooms also offer sweeping views of the lake. Each suite is able to sleep 4 guests in king-size double beds and on 2 Indian day beds.

All lodges and suites have ceiling fans, mosquito nets, a minibar as well as complimentary tea and coffee stations. Since the lodges are located on a hill, PLEASE advise us in advance of any guests who may struggle with the steep inclines so that we book them into lodges close to the main reception area.

Day 9
Kariba

0800hrs Pick up for Half Day Guided Tiger Fishing
1230hrs Lunch at the lodge
1400hrs Pick up for Half–day tour of Kariba: includes Dam Wall, Santa Barbara Chapel, Kariba Heights and Mahombekombe
Township
Dinner at the Lodge
Overnight at Kariba Safari Lodge with breakfast included

Day 10
Mana Pools: Vundu Tented Camp

TBA Private road transfer from Kariba Safari Lodge to Kariba Airport
TBA Charter flight from Kariba to Mana Pools Airstrip
Meet & Greet by lodge guide with a game drive transfer to camp for lunch and afternoon game viewing activities in Mana
Pools
Overnight at Little Vundu Tented Camp

Vundu Camp:
Situated in the heart of Mana Pools National Park in a private concession is our little piece of paradise, Vundu Camp. It is a permanent tented camp situated underneath a shady forest of riverine trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, giving guests beautiful sweeping views of the floodplains.

The wonderfully comfortable camp has a total of eight spacious thatched chalets, one of which is a family room. Each chalet opens out onto the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, located just 10 metres away. Guests can sit outside and relax on their terrace, watching impala, warthog and elephant meander by.

Great views looking out over the river with classic style thatched chalets,
Twin beds, except for the family tent which has 1 x double bed and twins,
En-suite bathrooms with an indoor and outdoor shower and flush toilet,
Generator with back up battery,
Charging facilities and fans in each room,
Complimentary overnight laundry service,
An outside seating area,
Mosquito nets,
Guest amenities.

range of activities that may be enjoyed in the morning and afternoon and on a flexible schedule:

Day and night-time game drives in a comfortable open-sided 4×4 vehicle,
Guided game walks with a professional guide – Mana Pools is one of Africa’s best parks for walking,
Canoeing down the Zambezi River which is a wonderful way to experience game viewing from a different perspective,
Excellent fishing off the banks of the Zambezi River and on our pontoon boat,
Game viewing from the pontoon boat and sundowner cruises,
Bird watching both from camp and the surrounding areas.

Day 11
Mana Pools: Vundu Tented Camp

Full Day of Game Viewing activities in Mana Pools
Overnight at Little Vundu Tented Camp

Day 12
Mana Pools: Vundu Tented Camp

Full Day of Game Viewing activities in Mana Pools
Overnight at Little Vundu Tented Camp

Day 13
Harare: FLY OUT

Charter Flight from Mana Pools Airstrip to Kariba and onward private road transfer to Harare International Airport

Note:
1. Guests can also fly back to Victoria Falls Airport (not included in the price).
2. Guests can also fly direct from Mana Pools to Harare (at an additional cost).

From US$ 6 615

Includes:

  • 2 Nights in Victoria Falls including all accommodation, meals and selected activities
  • 1 Night in Mlibizi with all meals
  • 4 nights on Catalina Luxury Houseboat on a fully catered option (all meals & drinks) with tender bats for activities
  • 2 Nights at Kariba Safari Lodge with all meals and selected activities
  • 3 Nights in Mana Pools, Vundu Camp with all meals and activities
  • All local road and air charter transfers as indicated in the itinerary

Excludes:

  • drinks unless where specified above or in the itinerary
  • park entry fees for the Houseboat
  • items of a personal nature
  • gratuities
  • visas and any visa related costs

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

10 Nights Zambezi Magic Safari

Trip Facts

  • Minimum
  • Harare or Victoria Falls Airport
  • Harare or Victoria Falls Airport
  • All year round
  • Private road transfers, houseboat and air charter