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Zimbabwe guided self drive

  • Nyanga National Park
  • Chinhoyi Caves
  • Kariba
  • Mana Pools
  • Victoria Falls

Overview

The Chinhoyi Caves offer some of the most spectacular diving to be found anywhere. The Nyamepi Camp is located along the Zambezi River and is situated near the Mana Pools National Park. Mana pools are one of the world’s wildest and best preserved natural ecological areas. The remnant pools of the mighty Zambezi River are a marvel to watch as a prime habitat for several bird and mammal species. And a tour of the Victoria Falls not to be missed.

Itinerary

Day 1: Norma Jeane’s ( Masvingo)

On arrival at Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort, you will meet your guide.

Overlooking the peaceful Lake Mutirikwi, Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort offers pleasant and friendly accommodation near the Great Zimbabwe Monument, one of Zimbabwe’s most well-known attractions.
Full camping facilities include an all-weather boma. Electricity is supplied along with firewood. Ablutions are shared with hot and cold running water, fully tiled throughout and designed with your privacy in mind.
Bass fishing in Lake Mutirikwi, boat cruises, sailing and skiing on the third largest dam near Masvingo is just some of the activities available.
Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort is a birdwatcher’s paradise being surrounded by beautiful gardens and located in Msasa and Mlombo woodlands. Game drives and guided bush walks are also available to guests. We will be staying at Norma Jeane’s Lakeview Resort for one night.

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Day 2 & 3: Udu Camp (Nyanga)

This morning we will be making our way to the Udu Camp in Nyanga National Park where we will be staying for two nights. The park is situated in one of the most scenic areas of Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. 47 000 hectare of the park consists of rolling green hills and perennial rivers. Altitudes between 1 800 and 2 539 m provide cool weather and fresh mountain air, perfect for rest and relaxation. The Udu Camp is situated near the Nyanombe River. The campsite is well sheltered and has plenty of trees. Cooking facilities are available on wood fires. Ablution and toilet facilities are provided in communal blocks. Electricity will be available at certain campsites. Activities at Udu Camp include horse riding, fly fishing, boating, swimming, game viewing and bird watching.

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Day 4 & 5: Chinhoyi Caves (Chinhoyi)

The Chinhoyi Caves offer some of the most spectacular diving to be found anywhere. The campsite is surrounded by shaded trees. Toilet and shower facilities are available close to the caves. A huge tree only 30 m from where the path to the caves starts is a perfect spot to set up camp. The scenery around Chinhoyi is beautiful with lots of trees, grass and birdlife. A footpath leading to the caves takes you to a lookout point, with a top view of Wonder Hole and the breath-taking Sleeping Pool. We will be exploring the Chinhoyi caves and will be spending two nights in this breath-taking park.

Day 6 & 7: Lomagundi Lakeside Resort (Kariba)

Our next destination is the town of Kariba where we will set up camp for two nights at Lomagundi Lakeside Resort, on the banks of Lake Kariba. The campsite offers sufficient shade with grass underfoot with electricity and water points throughout. The ablution facilities are of good standard and consist of hot/cold showers and flush toilets. When the sun sets the resident hippos visit the camp. They normally graze throughout the night and care should be taken when visiting the ablutions at night. A true African experience, to which no words can do justice.

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Day 8, 9 & 10: Nyamepi (Mana Pools)

Today we will be driving to Nyamepi Camp for a 3 night stay. The Nyamepi Camp is located along the Zambezi River and is situated near the Mana Pools National Park reception office. There are ablution blocks nearby with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and laundry basins. Visitors can buy firewood at the reception office, and each campsite has a braai area. Activities available in Mana Pools include walking safaris, lion tracking, fishing and game drives. Mana pools are one of the world’s wildest and best preserved natural ecological areas. The remnant pools of the mighty Zambezi River are a marvel to watch as a prime habitat for several bird and mammal species.

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Day 11

Kariba Bush Club is a family owned lodge, set on a game farm along the southern Sinazongwe peninsula shores of Lake Kariba, Zambia. Nestled in the heart of Tonga land, zebra, bushbuck, kudu, bush pig, warthog, ostrich and impala roam freely around the woodland and shorelines. A large campsite is set on lush green lawns, shaded by tall indigenous trees with a cool continuous breeze from Lake Kariba. Braais/barbecues and firewood or charcoal are available, as well as ablution blocks and a self-catering kitchen. Activities include sunset cruises on Lake Kariba, guided fishing excursions with tackle supplied, island walking safaris and exciting, hair raising tours of Zambia's largest Nile crocodile farm. We will be spending one night at the beautiful Kariba Bush Club.

Day 12 & 13: Vic Falls Rest Camp

The Rest Camp is situated right in the middle of Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe, making it a perfect place to be based with all amenities within walking distance.

The Rest camp is only 2km’s from the falls. The campsite offers spacious and shady camping areas each with its own braai area. Each camping area is also equipped with an electrical outlet (240V). The campsite offers communal ablution facilities with hot water. Optional activities at the Vic Falls are: a tour of the Falls, Elephant-back safaris, helicopter flights, Zambezi sunset cruises, lion walks and may more. We will be staying at this amazing camp for two nights.

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Day 14 & 15: Hwange National Park, Main Camp


This morning we will be making our way to the Main Camp of Hwange National Park which will also be our final stop of the trip.

The camping sites in Hwange Main Camp are equipped with piped water to each site, and wood or charcoal braais are available. The ablution facilities are communal. Other facilities include a restaurant and bar as well as a grocery shop and fuel station. Keep in mind that petrol deliveries to Hwange Main Camp can be erratic, so plan your driving accordingly. The area around the camp has many waterholes and pans, including the Ngwesha Pan and Dom waterhole. The loop road to the Ngwesha Pan is a very pleasant outing, while Dom waterhole is famous for its beautiful sunsets. The Nyamandhlovu Platform is well-known for

excellent game viewing. We will be spending our last two nights at Hwange National Park, a great way to end off a memorable trip.

O/N Camping at Hwange National Park

Rates

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Included

Tour leader & staff in own vehicle.
3 meals a day.
All camping fees (excluding National Park entry fees).

Excluded

Transport and fuel
Drinks
Excursions and activities
Travel, medical and luggage insurance
Camping gear