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Zimbabwe Revealed

Trip Length

Trip Code

11 days PFZR

Countries Visited

South Africa, Zimbabwe

Start City

End City

Victoria Falls Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Zimbabwe Revealed

As a visitor to Zimbabwe, you'll receive a warm, if not royal, welcome and you'll see a different Zimbabwe to that you've witnessed in the media. From the absolute wilderness of Hwange National Park to the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, your time here is full of unforgettable moments.

Why we love it:

Zimbabwe Revealed


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Meals included: 1 dinner

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar, Vic Falls

Activities:

Day 2-3: Hwange National Park

Travel time: Approx 5 hours

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Sikumi Lodge or similar, Hwange Ntional Park

Activities:

Day 4-5: Matobo National Park

Travel time: approx 6 hours

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Camp Amalinda or similar, Matobo National Park

Activities:

Day 6-7: Masvingo

Travel time: approx 6 hours

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Lodge at Ancient City or similar, Masvingo

Activities:

Day 8: Musina

Travel time: approx 5 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Mopane Bush Lodge or similar, Musina

Activities:

Day 9-10: Greater Kruger National Park

Travel time: approx. 6 1/2 hours

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Mopane Bush Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 11: Johannesburg

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFVX - Vic Falls Extension
PFVC - Vic Falls & Chobe Extension

What's Included

Transport

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

South Africa
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for South Africa. Upon arrival you will be given a free three-month multi-entry visa stamp. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Please note that you require six blank pages and your passport needs to have a minimum of six months validity to enter South Africa. Also note that to enter South Africa you may be required to show proof of onward travel plans and a valid yellow fever certificate (especially if entering or re-entering from East African countries or Zambia). A new immigration regulation will take effect from 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. This is an requirement of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. More information can be found here: http://www.nwivisas.com/nwi-blog/south-africa/grace-period-for-parents-travelling-with-children/#sthash.VKZSSlHE.dpuf.

Zimbabwe
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Zimbabwe. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. For trips to Zimbabwe you may require either a single or double entry visa. Both single and double entry visas are obtainable on arrival currently costing between US$30 and US$60 (depending on nationality). If you choose to travel to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls your Zimbabwe visa will not expire as long as you do not spend the night out of Zimbabwe.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

South Africa

South Africa - Lonely Planet

The Covenant - James A Michener

Cry The Beloved Country - Alan Paton

The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

White Thorn - Bryce Courtenay

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Lonely Planet

Travel & Adventure in South East Africa-F.C. Selous

Birds of Southern Africa-Newman

The Mammals of Zimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi Smithers


About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

2 April 2014


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