Tours in Zimbabwe
Our different tours
We would like to give you a short overview of our tours:
Tour 1: Harare - Victoria Falls - 15 days
Tour 2: Victoria Falls - Harare - 15 days
Tour 3: Harare - Windhoek - 23 days (departure possible in Victoria Falls)
Tour 4: Windhoek - Harare - 23 days
Three meals a day are included in our tour (except three restaurant visits in Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls).
We stay in good to very good lodges or resorts where you can enjoy the ambience, the colorful gardens, the food and of course the drinks at the bar-if there is one. It is extremely important to us that you feel comfortable at every moment. We have also included two small adventures, in Gonarezhou you will stay in large tents that offer all the comforts and from their small terrace you can look out over the river and watch the animals. A beautiful place in the middle of the great nature of this unique national park. The second adventure is spending the night in a tree house on the edge of Hwange National Park. The treehouses are very comfortably furnished and have a wonderful charm. The Sikumi Treehouse Lodge is a place you usually only know from movies.
Furthermore our offer includes all entrance fees to national parks including Victoria Falls, safaris in all national parks, Great Zimbabwe with guided tour, day trips, boat trip and city visits with museums. And of course we will pick you up from the airport and bring you back to the place from where you go home or continue your African experience.
If you have booked your tour to Windhoek or from Windhoek, another 8 days of highlights await you. The tour includes of course the overnight stays, the catering with 3 meals daily and the entrance fees and safaris in the Etosha National Park, a city tour in Windhoek, the boat tour into the Okavango Delta and the game drive into the Chobe National Park.
This means for you that you can relax in our hands, you will get to know Zimbabwe and maybe wonderful parts of Botsuana and Namibia, you will be amazed, listen and enjoy every day you are on the road with us.
From Harare to the Victoria Falls
Day 1 Arrival in Harare
We will pick you up from the airport and take you to our accommodation (called lodge in Zimbabwe) where we will meet together as a group for dinner. The lodge is located in a quiet residential area of Harare
Day 2 Harare
Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe and also the largest city in the country. It is located in a temperate climate zone at 1470 meters. In the city there are avenues with flowering trees and green parks, in the area you can admire special rock formations with ancient rock paintings.
We offer a sightseeing tour through the city where you can admire the Parliament of Zimbabwe, the government district, the National Gallery and an artists' quarter with many stone sculptures. In the evening we will visit a restaurant where you can choose from a range of many typical Zimbabwean dishes.
Day 3 Nyanga Nationalpark
Today we make our way early towards the Eastern Highlands. Located in the easternmost part of Zimbabwe, this ridge is more than 300km long and was formerly referred to as the "Black Forest of Africa". This part of the country is home to vast forests, misty valleys, numerous beautiful waterfalls and testimonies of ancient cultures that created terraced gardens here hundreds of years ago. Our destination today is the Mutarazi Falls, a waterfall over which two 40 and 90 meter long suspension bridges are stretched. The very brave among you can also slide on a rope over a 500m deep gorge.
We will spend the night near by in a very nice lodge.
Day 4 Eastern Highlands
In the morning after a leisurely breakfast, we will visit farms in the region and learn about the traditional differences in husbandry and working of land between the indigenous Shona ethnic group and the Europeans. You will explore a commercial farm and a homestead with the entire village environment. Look forward to these interesting glimpses into Zimbabwean life.
Day 5 Gonarezhou Nationalpark
Today we start very early, because we have our longest drive to our next destination ahead of us. First we drive to Mutare to be sufficiently equipped with food and drinks for the next two days. Afterwards, during the drive, enjoy the varied landscape with the mountain range in the east and the lowveld.
A short stop at lunch time will be at Birchenough Bridge. This bridge, spanning 378m over the Save River, was built in the likeness of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by the same builder.
We continue to the entrance gate of Gonarezhou National Park and our accommodations in the park. After a long day on the bus, filled with the many impressions of the landscapes traversed, enjoy a drink at leisure and the view many animals at the river like elephants, wildebeest and hippos from the veranda of your accommodation.
Day 6 Gonarezhou Nationalpark
After breakfast you will be picked up for a safari of several hours through the park. The park is the second largest national park in Zimbabwe and due to its beautiful rock formations, unique landscapes and rich wildlife, it is an exceptionally attractive safari destination that is still one of the less frequented places.
In the park there are zebras, wildebeests, antelopes, buffalos and with a little luck you can observe predators, hyenas or African wild dogs.You will encounter numerous elephants and you will enthusiastically return to your accommodation in the afternoon, enjoying the view and tranquility on your veranda.
Day 7 Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Early in the morning we set off towards Masvingo, our destination today are the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. This largest stone complex south of the Sahara was recognized and included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. On 7 square kilometers you will find testimonies from the 11th to the 14th century, which you will discover with an expert guide.
Very close to the ruins we stay in a beautiful resort.
Day 8 Matobo Nationalpark
In the afternoon we reach the Matobo National Park, which is known for its unique rock formations. About 425sqm of the 3150sqm large Matobo region includes the oldest national park in Zimbabwe, it is located at an altitude between 1200 and 1500m. The entire area is crossed by many small streams and reservoirs and is home to a very rich flora and fauna. It is home to the largest population of leopards in Zimbabwe, and both white rhinos and black rhinos have been successfully reintroduced.
In the heart of the national park you will find the grave of Cecil Rhodes (the founder of today's Zimbabwe) on the viewpoint "World's View". From here you have a magnificent panoramic view over the park and the many unique stone formations. Today we will visit this plateau and learn some stories from the history of Zimbabwe from a guide. We let the enchanting landscape affect us and will understand why Cecil Rhodes wanted to be buried in this place. Afterwards we take a small tour through the park and with a little luck we will get to see some of the local animals.
We stay in a lodge in nearby Bulawayo.
Day 9 Matobo Nationalpark/ Bulawayo
This morning you can optionally take part in an early morning photo safari ("Early Morning Game Drive") to Matobo NP, where you will go hunting for leopards and rhinos with an expert ranger. You will return to the lodge around noon, where we will have brunch together.
Afterwards we will visit the second largest city in Zimbabwe Bulawayo, where you can join a city tour and then spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around the beautiful city and shopping for souvenirs. For dinner we meet in a restaurant in the city center.
Day 10 Hwange Nationalpark
After breakfast we drive north to Hwange National Park. This park is Zimbabwe's largest national park and borders Botswana to the west, where the animals can roam freely. At 14,651 sq km, the park is half the size of Belgium, only the north has been made accessible to tourists.
The park has always been the most visited attraction in Zimbabwe and an extensive network of paths invites you to game drives. Especially the creation of 60 boreholes has led to the fact that the animals can be supplied with water all year round and so they remained in the national park even during the extended dry seasons. We will reach our beautifully situated lodge in the afternoon and take our first "game drive" (photo safari) at dusk.
Day 11 Hwange Nationalpark
This morning after breakfast we start to a photo safari lasting several hours on which you will admire the unique wildlife of this huge park. The experienced guides will take you to the secret places where you can watch the animals in peace. A light lunch will be taken in a beautiful place during the tour and full of experiences and impressions you will return to the lodge in the afternoon. Afterwards you can relax by the pool or sit down with a drink in the lounge, where you have a fantastic view over a wonderful landscape.
Day 12 Zambesi River
Today we drive further north through a wonderful green mountain landscape. Our destination is a resort on the banks of the Zambezi River. Upon arrival and a time of relaxing by the pool, you will take a boat to the Zambezi River and enjoy the sunset. Toast this unique spectacle with a glass of sparkling wine and soak up the atmosphere on this great river.
After your return we will enjoy fresh fish from the fish-rich Zambezi in a nearby hotel, prepared in the style of the house with typical local side dishes.
Day 13 The region around Binga
After a cosy breakfast with a nice view on the majestic Zambesi we will drive today through this wonderful landscape which is inhabited by the Tonga Tribe, which is one of the oldest tribes in this region. Before the Kariba Dam was built these people settled along the shores of the Zambesi and lived from fishing, farming and cattles and they had a good life. After the filling of the Kariba Dam they lost their homes and their habitat and were resettled in one of the dryest and remoted areas of Zimbabwe. Nowadays they are continuously struggling for surviving but they still have their wonderful woodworks and craft what we will see during our short drive through the area. After a light lunch we will start our drive to our last destination the Victoria Falls.
After checking in in our lodge we are starting to explore the vibrant city of Victoria Falls, which has been developed to a center of conferences for the entire region. We will enjoy our dinner in one of the famous restaurants in town, where you can chose on your costs from different meals and many fresh brewed beers.
Day 14 Victoria Falls
Next morning after breakfast we will visit our final destination - the Victoria Falls. There we meet the Zambezi River again, which we got to know the day before as a large lazy flowing river- this time as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Victoria Falls break into a 1688 meter wide fissure with a drop depth of 108 meters and are thus considered the largest uniformly falling water mass on earth.
In the morning we will walk along the falls, let ourselves be soaked by the spray and marvel at the natural spectacle from different points. Afterwards if you feel like it, you can optionally take part in one or more of the attractions offered there: fly over the falls in a helicopter, go rafting through the gorge or take a last photo safari, swim in one of the pools at the edge of the falls, jump down the bridge or just go on one of the cruises. In the evening we will drive together to our lodge and organize our last braai (barbecue evening).
Day 15 Victoria Falls and Farewell
After our last breakfast together we have to say goodbye to you. Full of impressions of this beautiful country, you start your journey home or continue with a tour e.B. to Namibia, Botswana or Zambia. But one thing is certain: Zimbabwe will be deeply imprinted in your memory. Our jewel in Africa!
From Victoria Falls to Harare
Tulalwendo African Tours offers exclusive tours of Zimbabwe
You will explore large parts of beautiful Zimbabwe in a bus. The group of fellow travelers will be a maximum of 13 people, so the trip will be individual and unforgettable. We mostly travel on paved roads, but especially in the national parks there are also so-called "dirt roads". We have chosen the destinations so that the travel times are a maximum of 6-7 hours, most distances are below. It will always be possible to stop in between, e.B. at a small market or to visit a toilet. You will also have ample opportunity to capture special events or sights with the camera.
Breakfast and dinner are usually served in/at the respective lodges, the light lunch we will have on most days in beautiful places during a lunch break.
Most of the times we will arrive at our respective stage destinations in the early afternoon, so that we can take a game drive later or in the evening. Many of these tours are already included in the price, some - as well as other activities - you can book on site.