Imagine Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park
10 nights private tour from $4,300

Let your excitement wander as we take you on an adventure through Zimbabwe. Feel the power of the cascading Victoria Falls and drift down the mighty Zambezi River on a boat cruise. Journey through Hwange National Park, encountering some astonishing wildlife and ending in a true wilderness area in south west Hwange. Staying in private concessions, you will really get off grid and immerse yourself in the wild.

Imagine Zimbabwe
At a glance
  • Float down the Zambezi River and watch a herd of jovial elephants congregate at the water, overlooked by towering palm trees.

  • Each camp on this tailor-made itinerary is a hive of wildlife activity as they are positioned close to waterholes.

  • Admire Victoria Falls from multiple viewpoints as you meander through the paths and forests surrounding this natural wonder.

  • Zimbabwe is renowned for their expert walking guides and you will be led by these on unforgettable walking safaris.

Journey highlights
  • Float down the Zambezi River and watch a herd of jovial elephants congregate at the water, overlooked by towering palm trees.

  • Each camp on this tailor-made itinerary is a hive of wildlife activity as they are positioned close to waterholes.

  • Admire Victoria Falls from multiple viewpoints as you meander through the paths and forests surrounding this natural wonder.

  • Zimbabwe is renowned for their expert walking guides and you will be led by these on unforgettable walking safaris.

  • Imagine itinerary:Rooted in the culture, history and people of a destination, our Imagine Journeys offer premium hotels and experiences with an emphasis on discovering the best the locals can offer
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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From mid May through to early August the days are warm and clear but the night time temperatures can drop below freezing. September through to May is generally hot in the day and warm at night, Hwange sees rain from late November to April.

The best time for game viewing is from August to early November, water is scarce, the bush has died back and game congregates around the pumped waterholes. Birdlife is prolific during the rainy season, and although the game has dispersed due to readily available surface water, this is still a great time to experience Hwange as the National Park hums with life.


Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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October $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
November $4,300 $1,100 plan your trip
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  • July
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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  • August
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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    $1,500
  • September
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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    $1,500
  • October
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
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    $1,500
  • November
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,300
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    $1,100
  • April
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,300
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    $1,100
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Itinerary

Fly to Victoria Falls
Day 1-3

Victoria Falls - the Zim side

On arriving into Victoria Falls Airport, as you leave the airport you are likely see a group of tribal dancers, welcoming you into Zimbabwe! You’ll be met by your driver and transferred about 30 minutes away to Batonka Guest Lodge, which is a 5-minute drive from Victoria Falls. This is a quaint boutique lodge and an ideal place to unwind in the manicured gardens. After relishing on a delicious lunch and unwinding by the pool in the afternoon, head to the Zambezi River and board a boat. Drifting down this mighty river, you will enjoy drinks and nibbles whilst observing impressive herds of elephants ambling into the water to drink and bathe, with a backdrop of towering palm trees silhouetting against the sky as the sun begins to set. 

The following day you can head to Victoria Falls where you can take a guided or self-guided tour of the falls, meandering through the paths and humid forests and taking in the beauty of the powerful falls, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Accommodation: Batonka Guest Lodge ( 2 nights )
Day 3-5

Hwange National Park

Your safari awaits! This morning you will be road transferred to the remote north of Hwange National Park, your destination being Nehimba Lodge. The lodge sits on the edge of the mopane woodlands associated with the north of the park, with an abundance of wildlife within easy reach.  In the afternoon head out on your first game drive in an area where there have been sightings of lions taking down elephants. With Nehimba’s location on a private concession, you will have the thrilling experience of game driving through the wild at night; the spotlights are turned on and your guide will scan the bush for any wildlife movements in the hope of seeing the rare, nocturnal species.  

The following day will be spent immersing yourself in this wilderness on game drives.  You will also have the opportunity to experience the ultimate nature walk; feel your senses awaken as you step out in the wilderness in search for animals, led by your expert walking guide. You will also get to appreciate the smaller details of the bush that you wouldn’t necessarily focus on during a game drive. Evenings will be spent enjoying spectacular sunsets on the deck, with huge herds of elephants gathering at the waterhole in front of the lodge.

Accommodation: Nehimba Lodge ( 2 nights )
Day 5-8

Hwange National Park

Today you will be game driven east through Hwange where you will board the Elephant Express for a scenic transfer to Bomani Tented Lodge. On arriving at the lodge you’ll be met by the staff, welcoming you into your home for the next three nights.  There are no rigid schedules at Bomani, so you will have the freedom to spend this afternoon at your own pace. Choose to head out on an afternoon game drive or opt to unwind by the pool, gazing out at a herd of buffalo congregating at the waterhole before heading out on a scenic sundown game drive, followed by a thrilling night safari. The following days here you will make the most of the wildlife in the area, keeping your eyes peeled for the ‘Big Five’. You can also visit a local village and school and be fascinated by their contrasting way of life.

Accommodation: Bomani Tented Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 8-11

Hwange National Park

Continuing west in Hwange, you will be game driven to Jozibanini, an exclusive camp in a truly untamed wilderness area, with the nearest lodge four hours away. As you head out on game drives through this south-western part of Hwange, you will notice a change in this semi-desert environment as you pass valleys well-trodden by elephants. Situate on a private concession, you will have the exhilarating experience of exploring the wild on a mountain bike, giving you a whole new perspective of the wildlife. Evenings will be spent lazing around a crackling campfire, listening to the sounds of elephants drinking in the nearby waterhole, under the midnight sky, glimmering with star constellations.

Accommodation: Jozibanini Camp ( 3 nights )
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

From mid May through to early August the days are warm and clear but the night time temperatures can drop below freezing. September through to May is generally hot in the day and warm at night, Hwange sees rain from late November to April.

The best time for game viewing is from August to early November, water is scarce, the bush has died back and game congregates around the pumped waterholes. Birdlife is prolific during the rainy season, and although the game has dispersed due to readily available surface water, this is still a great time to experience Hwange as the National Park hums with life.

Imagine Zimbabwe
Imagine Zimbabwe

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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