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HERO Zimbabwe Elephant

Experiences

Safaris, Ruins, and Waterfalls in Zimbabwe

Explore Zimbabwe’s mesmerizing landscape and discover its rich safari heritage. You’ll see one of the Earth’s Seven Wonders, discover lost civilizations, and travel to remote, desolately beautiful locations. See black rhinos, the Big Five, and much, much more.

When to go
May-Oct
From price
$7,500 pp*
Ideal length
14 nights

MANA POOLS & HONEY BADGER

Begin your adventure south of the Zambezi River, with game drives in the UNESCO-protected park of Mana Pools. Accompanied by guides, you’ll track lions and elephants on foot through forests of baobabs and fig trees. Take a canoe along the Zambezi, seeing the flourishing hippo and crocodile populations, before enjoying a drink while watching the sunset burnish the water.

A filmmaker is currently working on a film about the honey badger in the Save Valley Conservancy, and Pelorus is negotiating whether he could be accompanied on his shoot in the bush. This would be a unique experience, no less because of his incredible understanding of, and skill with, African wildlife.

MATUSADONA & HWANGE

On to one of the world’s largest man-made lakes—Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park. Take a boat around its islands and creeks, and try sport fishing.

Embark on a search for the Big Five among the wide open plains and imposing mountains of Matusadona. You’ll come across black rhinos in this rare creature’s grassland sanctuary, with a guide to lead you to profound encounters with these incredible animals.

Another superb safari opportunity is presented by Hwange—the country’s largest park and home to the largest population of the African wild dog. With an excellent guide, explore areas of the park unreachable by vehicle, pursuing the wild dogs as they hunt.

Swapping to horseback, see the park’s over 100 mammal species and four times as many bird species, your quiet steed allowing you to get closer than a vehicle would.  

VICTORIA FALLS & GONAREZHOU

Journey to the astounding Victoria Falls, with all the potential for adventure that is offered there with this epic elemental force as the centerpiece. Try incredible white-water rafting, bungee jump off of the historic bridge, zip-wire across the gorge, or see ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ from above on a scenic helicopter tour. Explore the surrounding flourishing rainforest and discover why this area is a haven for botanists.

Rugged and untamed Gonarezhou National Park makes for an exclusive safari experience. Pelorus can arrange special access to Gonarezhou, and, guided by expert rangers, you’ll discover the stunning wildlife of this off-the-beaten-track region. Watch elephants roam the secret Jurassic Pan spot accessible only on foot.

Hike Gonarezhou’s distinctive Chilojo sandstone cliffs for panoramas across the Runde River valley. Sleep in the wild in a fly camp on the dried Runde riverbed.

Transferred by helicopter, Pelorus will arrange a unique chance to see the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. You’ll join two expert guides who will uncover the secrets of this ancient civilization before you settle down amid this incredible archaeological site for a great Zimbabwean lunch.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 2 adults traveling for 14 nights excluding international flights.