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Zimbabwe Unveiled

Trip Length

Trip Code

11 days PFZU

Maximum Passengers

15 people

Countries Visited

Zimbabwe

Start City

End City

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Unveiled

 

“As you are driving into Victoria Falls town, you can see the spray of the falls. When you get out of the car you can hear it. At different times of year you can actually feel the spray sprinkling over you, so you almost get baptised by the Zambezi River before you even arrive.” Jonathon, Peregrine local leader.

Why we love it:

Zimbabwe Unveiled


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Travel time: From Victoria Falls Airport to Hotel - Approximately 45 minutes

Meals included: 1 dinner

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar, Vic Falls

Activities:

Day 2: Hwange National Park

Travel time: Approximately 3-4 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Sable Sands or similar, Hwange National Park

Activities:

Day 3-4: Lake Kariba

Travel time: Approximately 6-7 hours driving

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Lake Kariba Houseboat, Lake Kariba

Activities:

Day 5: Bulawayo

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel or similar, Bulawayo

Activities:

Day 6-7: Bvumba Mountains

Travel time: Approximately 9-10 hours driving

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Leopard Rock Hotel or similar, Bvumba Mountains

Activities:

Day 8: Masvingo

Travel time: Approximately 5-6 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Great Zimbabwe Hotel or similar, Masvingo

Activities:

Day 9-10: Matobo National Park

Travel time: Approximately 6-7 hours driving

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Accommodation: Big Cave Camp or similar, Matobo National Park

Activities:

Day 11: Victoria Falls

Travel time: Approximately 9-10 hours driving

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
PFDD - Delta, Dunes & Falls (Southbound)
PFCB - Classic Botswana
PFKW - Kalahari Extension

What's Included

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. For group trips, speak to your leader if you are interested in any of the following:


What to know

Fitness

You do not need any real fitness for this safari besides the ability to get in and out of the safari vehicles.

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.

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

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

Entrance

A US$30 entry fee to Victoria Falls National Park needs to be paid in US dollars cash locally.

Important Information

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE:
Please keep your luggage to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15-20kgs per person) is essential - NO HARD CASE SUITCASES.

FLIGHTS:
As an arrival transfer is included, please ensure the correct details are provided to Peregrine prior to your departure. A representative will then meet you at Victoria Falls International Airport on arrival. Please ensure the arrival flight arrives prior to 10am for your guided tour of Victoria Falls. Your tour ends on arrival in Victoria Falls on the final day. Please ensure departure flights are not booked to depart prior to 10.00pm.

DRIVE TIMES:

The travel times listed in the day to day itinerary are a guide only. Please be aware that delays may occur and please be patient - it's all part of the experience afterall!

The travel times do not include time spent on game drives as these can vary with each departure.

Sometimes the going on this trip is quite tough, the distances covered fairly large and some of the roads and tracks are not exactly smooth, or free from dust, but the rewards are exceptional. We endeavour to make things as comfortable as possible, by travelling in a custom-built safari vehicle with large windows for exceptional game viewing and staying in local guesthouses, lodges and hotels.

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER:
Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements deriving from past travellers' and local operator feedback. The information given in this itinerary may differ slightly to that in the brochure. It's imperative that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated itinerary please visit our website: www.peregrineadventures.com Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some of the changes that may occur in our itineraries could be due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transportation. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for the chance of possible modifications to the trip en-route.

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

20 March 2014


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