Zimbabwe Heritage Tour

This Trip is specifically on history, archeology and heritage of the land we have grown to appreciate and call Zimbabwe. Covering Victoria Falls, Hwange, Bulawayo national history museum, Matopos i.e. Bushman / San art and Cecil John Rhodes grave, Great Zimbabwe and finally Nyanga " Mtarazi falls, Ziwa Ruins, Rhodes Nyanga hotel where the former Residence of Cecil John Rhodes".

What's Included?

• Accommodation as Per Itinerary
• Meals as Per Itinerary
• Transportation as Per Itinerary

Duration

12 days

Destination Covered

Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park, Bulawayo, Matobo National Park, Great Zimbabwe, Nyanga, Harare and Victoria Falls

Best Suited

Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury
Day 1: Activities Included
Boat Cruise Morning Drives Township tour Game drive Bird Watching Culture Photo-safari
Upon arriving and customs clearance in Victoria Falls, Transfer to the Cresta Sprayview Hotel Following an afternoon of relaxation, Departure for a sunset cruise and cocktails on the Zambezi Riv er followed by dinner. Your tour Leader will advise the details of the next day's program. (D) NB: Day 1 to 3 Victoria Falls is one of the the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Mosi-oa-Tunya as it is locally called is the largest waterfall in the world. It is on the Zambezi River that separates Zimbabwe from Zambia. We will tour the falls and enjoy plenty of options such as canoe trips, helicopter flights, rhino game drives, bridge tours, zip lining and more.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Victoria falls

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 2: Optional Activities Day
Activities Included

Landscape photography Scenic Drive Photo-safari
Following breakfast at our hotel we will have a 2 hour tour of Victoria Falls, Lunch today will be at Zambezi house or Hotel @ own account. Optional activities day Activity List (all prices in US$) He licopter “12-13minutes” $150 (excludes $15 National Parks fees) Bungee Jumping $160 Zip Line $45 Bridge Tour $65 Crocodile Cage diving $70 Elephant interactive $150 Walk with lions $150 White water rafting $120 Zambezi canoe trail $160 NB : please select the activities you would want prior to your arrival for availability and avoiding any last minute disappointments) Dinner : Cresta Sprayview Hotel (B,D)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Victoria Falls

Day 3: Game Viewing & Bird watching
Activities Included

Bird Photography Game drive Bird Watching Photo-safari
Break Fast Transfer to Hwange Check in Lunch Afternoon Game Drive Dinner at Lodge (B,L,D) info... ​Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe with numerous species of flora and fauna. Come a nd enjoy bird watching, learn about plants species and their uses and enjoy great game viewing from our safari jeeps and viewing points.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Hwange

Travel Time: 2 hrs

Day 4: Game Viewing Day
Activities Included

Scenic Drive Culture Photo-safari
Following breakfast we will check-out of our hotel and have an early departure from Hwange and drive to Bulawayo. Following hotel check-in and lunch, Afternoon tour of the National History Musuem. Thi s evening we will enjoy dinner at a local eatery with locals around. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Hotel - N1 Hotel (B)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe

Travel Time: 4 hrs

Day 5: Heritage, Archeological sites and hiking the hills
Activities Included

Scenic Drive Wildlife Photography Bird Watching Culture Photo-safari
0600Following an early breakfast, We will enjoy a full day at Matopo National Park. Today we will enjoy a tour on the Geology and Archeological sites. Viisit the San /Bushman paintings and visit Cecil John Rhodes' grave. Packed Lunch inclusive This evening we will enjoy a barberque Dinner at Hotel/ choice provided by your Tour Leader (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Hotel - N1 Hotel (B,L)

Location

Matobo Zimbabwe

Travel Time: 5 hrs

Day 6: Travel Day, exposure to rural settlements
Following breakfast this morning we will checkout out of our lodge and drive to Masvingo. Lunch from food courts in Zvishavane (half way station to destination) Dinner tonight at Norma Jean Hotel - N1 Hotel (B,D)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe

Travel Time: 6 hrs

Day 7: Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Activities Included

Hiking Scenic Drive Bird Watching Culture
Following breakfast we will leave at mid morning for a full Day Tour of Great Zimbabwe Ruins. Dinner tonight at theGuest House This evening we will enjoy story telling about the history of Great Zimba bwe & acknowledge other theories (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Hotel - Norma Jeans Guest House (B,L,D)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe

Travel Time: 6 hrs

Day 8: Travel Day & Exposure to Rural settlement
Break Fast Transfer to Nyanga via Mutare and Birch-enough Bridge Check in late afternoon @ Rhodes Nyanga Hotel (Our Hotel of choice is former residence of the Diamond magnate Cecil John Rhodes it has an exhibition museum onsite for more authentic learning experience into the persona of the man behind the glory Rhodes Dinner at Hotel (B,D)

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Masvingo

Travel Time: 6 hrs

Day 9: Nyanga Heritage Tour
Activities Included

Landscape photography Culture Photo-safari
Breakfast Full Day Nyanga Tour Worlds View Picnic Lunch Ziwa Ruins Dinner at Rhodes Nyanga (B,L,D) NB : SPIRIT OF PLACE STATEMENT FOR WORLDS VIEW Sit above the clouds and birds flying and gaze down fr om one of the highest points in the land of Zimbabwe (approx 2,300 metres), across the central plateau almost a kilometre below. The view is of a land of mystery, of peace and of extreme beauty and it seems endless. As you gaze across the landscape spreading out in all directions beneath you, imagine a time before time when no human being was here. Move on through history to think of the earliest inhabitants of our beautiful country, the ‘Bushmen’, living life off the abundance of nature in surely what must easily be one of the most beautiful landmarks of Zimbabwe. Today the distant huts, hills and hamlets are bright and baked in the midday heat, then fade as the setting sun behind them throws its blue dusty shadows as it journeys to lands to the west when lights begin to twinkle and the chill of the highvelt evening, and the ever present wind sighing through the wattles and pines around you sound like the sea but you are in a land locked country. Your eyes are overwhelmed by beauty at every turn, you tread on the land of forgotten peoples that possibly inhabited the area in the 14th and 15th centuries, you can feel their ancestors and see the cultural history in the forts, stone walls, pit structures and square kilometres of massive terraces: all beautifully crafted and utterly intriguing. Everywhere. But built by whom? How? For what: Agriculture? Slave enclosures? Livestock protection? Self defence? Mining? All these have stood. And fallen. Only one thing is certain, and that is that these questions are not easily answered, and your favourite pet theory is as likely as any other. As you climb down into the valley in the morning freshness, limbs quivering with exertion and great lungful’s of fresh mountain air drink from cooling streams, feel the cooling breeze dry the sweat on your back and feel the pulse of primal life quicken in your ears and veins. Mount Nyangani – Zimbabwe’s highest point at 2 593 metres offers a challenging climb and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Nyangombe Falls – a beautiful series of cascading waterfalls located on the western edge of the Park, a 15 minute walk from the carpark. Mutarazi Falls – Mutarazi Falls is the highest waterfall in Zimbabwe and the second highest on the Continent. Visitors may leave their vehicles at the carpark and take a short hike to the edge of the escarpment for spectacular views of the waterfalls and the Honde Valley, some 800 metres below. Pungwe Gorge & Falls – view the Pungwe Falls from the scenic Pungwe viewpoint or drive through the Pungwe Drift for a close

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Ziwa Ruins, Nyanga

Travel Time: 5 hrs

Day 10: Travel Day
Breakfast Check out Drive towards Harare Lunch enroute Hotel - Meikles Hotel (B)

Day 11: Salisbury(Harare) City Tour
We will enjoy breakfast at our hotel and then depart promptly at 7:00am. City Tour with history and reflections Lunch at Sami Levy (own account) Hotel - Meikles Hotel We start off by visiting the Mbar e settlement and witness the appalling poor living conditions, then visit the City's leafy Borrowdale Suburb where all the affluent live, that includes former Zimbabwe's President; Robert Mugabe. Finish the Day by visiting other sites of interest i.e. Botanical Gardens, City Parks etc.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Transfer
Location

Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

Travel Time: 5 hrs

Day 12: Farewell & Goodbye
Breakfast and then transfer to Airport (Breakfast)

KEYWORDS
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Moderate Cancelation Policy

30% of payment due on date of booking, 70% due 90 days before start of trip and 100% due 60 days before start of trip. 70% refund until 90 days before trip, 30% until 60 days before trip.
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Reviews & References

Dadagibbs
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Sisa was an amazing trip leader, one of the best we've ever had in all our years of travel! He was very organized, helpful, considerate, extremely knowledgeable, humorous, energetic, people-focused, and a great human being! I had a brain injury that Sisa was very willing to work with and around to make my trip the best possible. I will always remember Sisa & how he made our African safari trip so memorable.

Mar 14, 2018