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This trip is truly a Travel Experts favourite. Not only have we had a large group undertake and love this trip, but it is an experience that will create memories that last a lifetime. When you decide to go on safari, you can be left with so many options to choose from it becomes overwhelming. From Luxury lodges to resorts and to spectacular, grass roots adventures like this, we aim to take the guesswork out of seeing the big 5. This itinerary is special because it offers you the chance to Safari in the way it originally began. With your luxury tents, outdoor showers, and even star gazing bedrooms, the free roaming animals will be at your doorstep, making you feel part of the wilderness you came to enjoy.
We start with a stopover in Dubai to ensure that by the time you get to Zimbabwe, your body is already adjusted to the new time zone, you have gotten over the flight and you’re ready to sit back and relax on the safari. Relax, shop, ski, Dubai allows you to do whatever you want to do.
Whilst this is a tented safari, it promises luxury with the service you receive, the knowledgeable and passionate guides who take you on both game drives and walking safari’s that bring a whole new aspect to your photography, and the sensational food and drinks to keep you relaxed and switched off from the outside world. Plus, with a maximum of 12 people at each lodge, this is an intimate affair where no one will be in the way of your perfect shot.
Wondering why we chose 9 nights for this safari unlike the smaller ones you’re used to seeing? Each of these national parks offers you something completely different. Most people have their favourite animals they wish to see and rather than miss them due to ‘not enough time’, by spreading your time across 3 locations, you have the best possible opportunity to witness Africa’s hidden treasures. By doing it right and taking advantage of being in location, you save money, time and energy.
We can’t wait to see more of our customers canoeing along the Zambezi, sitting by the fire at night, spotting the most amazing animals in the world, and returning home changed forever. Contact us to check availability for your preferred dates.
Overnight Flight – Emirates
There are several options to choose from on your flight to Dubai depending on which time suits you best.
Welcome to Dubai, a captivating city where timeless traditions intertwine with modern extravagance.
After landing in this vibrant hub from your journey from Australia with Emirates, Dubai offers the perfect respite to rejuvenate your body and soul before embarking on the safari of a lifetime.
Over 3 unforgettable nights, ascend the iconic Burj Khalifa, explore bustling souks, and savour a desert safari under the starlit Arabian sky.
Dubai promises an immersive journey through opulence and culture that will leave you longing for more.
Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, welcomes you for an overnight stay before your chartered aircraft adventure the following day. After arriving, settle into your accommodation and enjoy a Zimbabwean dinner.
With limited time for exploration, let the city’s cuisine be your brief introduction to this African gem.
Refreshed and recharged, you’ll be ready for your next journey in the morning with African Bush Camps.
African Bush Camps are one of our favourite companies. On a truly authentic African safari, you’ll be guided by local people, custodians of the land, to discover some of Africa’s most magnificent and untouched terrain. You’ll seek out Africa’s majestic wildlife and experience them breathtakingly close. With a sense of intuition, they read nature’s signs and sense your needs, creating the freedom to really explore for an unrivalled safari experience.
Founded by professional local guide, Beks Ndlovu, the spirit of the guide infuses all they do, their every interaction is rooted in intuition, respect, and sharing. Their guides are from local communities around their camps, they have a depth of local knowledge, a passion for wildlife and nature conservation, a talent for reading the language of the bush and sharing its stories. Their mastery makes this such an amazing itinerary to showcase and one we think you will love.
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Zambezi Expeditions, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
Experience the untamed beauty of Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park at Zambezi Expeditions. Nestled amid the pristine wilderness, this camp offers an intimate connection with nature.
Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river and wake up to breathtaking African sunrises. Each comfortable tent, shaded by ancient trees, features ensuite facilities, and the camp provides charging options for your cameras.
With exclusive access to the Zambezi River, your days here are filled with thrilling canoe safaris, shoreline game tracking, and tiger fish fishing.
Don’t miss the open 4 x 4 game drives, immersing you in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mana Pools.
Somalisa Expeditions, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Embark on an adventure at Somalisa Expeditions, where Africa’s giants take center stage.
Nature comes to you as you relax in your armchair, witnessing the wild unfold. This is a place of bonfires, where stories and laughter under the African sky transform from a fiery orange blaze to a twilight of silhouetted acacia trees.
Awaken your senses with thrilling game drives, bush walks, birdwatching, and cultural encounters.
Our expert guides turn passive sightings into passionate demonstrations of beauty and wonder, sharing their profound wisdom about the African wilderness. Somalisa Expeditions captures the spirit of a mobile camp, grounded in authenticity and comfort. Common areas on the land provide a closer connection to the wilderness without sacrificing luxury.
Serengeti-style tents with contemporary finishes invite you to make yourself at home in this honest and genuine exploration of Africa as it should be.
Linyanti Expeditions , Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
Experience a transformative safari at this seasonal camp on Botswana’s Linyanti River. Awaken to birdsong and savour morning coffee before setting out on foot to explore the pristine wilderness. Linyanti Expeditions embraces authentic travel, offering an intimate camp with just six tents blending organic simplicity and old-world charm.
Nestled in the Linyanti Wilderness Reserve, this eco-sensitive safari lodge features canvas-covered hubs with an open kitchen and lounge, all centred around a campfire. Tents are grounded for a closer connection to nature, with en-suite bathrooms and a ‘star suite’ option for stargazing.
Located in northern Botswana, the camp is a wildlife haven, frequented by elephants, buffalo, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs. Activities include walking safaris, mokoro trips, and game drives led by passionate guides, making it ideal for families with older children
Overnight Flights home - Emirates
Departing from Kasane, we head through Johannesburg and Dubai to get back to Australia. Your luggage will transfer straight through and in the event of a delay, you are fully protected by the airline.