Explore Mana Pools National Park on this 4 day Zimbabwe safari tour where you will spend your days outdoors and your nights in tented accommodation in the bush.The Zambezi River is one of the greatest rivers in Africa. This safari will take you through the heart of Mana Pools and there will be plenty of opportunities to encounter animals up close on game drives, by foot and from a canoe. A selection of other optional activities is also aimed at introducing safari-goers to firsthand animal encounters. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, Ruckomechi Camp boasts views of the Rift Valley and a vegetation of acacia and mahogany trees. This tented safari accommodation in Zimbabwe is equipped with creature comforts and rustic features such as an elephant peeking through your window or casually strolling by your tent.
Depart from Johannesburg in a flight heading for Zimbabwe. Upon arrival at the Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be met by a tour representative and taken on an air transfer to Ruckomechi Camp in the Mana Pools National Park.
Settle into your tented suite before setting out to explore the Zambezi Valley on an afternoon game drive or a sunset boat cruise. Watch as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks and the hippos wallow beneath the water's surface. Return to a freshly prepared dinner, served either indoors or al fresco under the stars, depending on the weather.
Your days in Zimbabwe will be filled with great wildlife sightings - from the giant elephants to the small insect-catching birds. On your Zimbabwe safari, you will partake on two game viewing activities per day.
Elephant frolic in the river on a daily basis and divide their time between the mainland and the reed islands. Large herds of females and babies cross over to the islands regularly and you will be amazed by the ability of these graceful animals to swim across the powerful current with their young.
There are over 400 bird species in Mana Pools and you will enjoy fantastic birding excursions. Africa skimmers are great sightings and they have been seen feeding on the river's edge. Lillian's lovebirds, pearl-spotted owls, painted snipe and western-banded snake-eagles are some of the many birds seen whilst canoeing down the river.
After an early morning game drive or nature walk, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast at the camp. Your bush discoveries will leave you excited for more.
Photographic opportunities are endless in the African wilderness and the early mornings and late afternoons are the best time to capture shots of the wildlife and landscapes. Spend your afternoon preparing bait and casting your line into the Zambezi River from the river banks or from a boat. Fish for bream, barbell and tiger fish as you take in the magnificent surroundings.
Once your luck has run out, return to your suite to freshen up before dinner. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks while the chef prepares a special meal. After dinner, you can spend the night star gazing or enjoying a nightcap around a blazing campfire.
An early wakeup call and a warm cup of coffee will be the signal to a morning in the bush. After breakfast, you will be taken to Victoria Falls International Airport via an air transfer. At the airport, you will board a flight to Johannesburg where you will embark on your onward travel arrangements.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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