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Great Zimbabwe Experience

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,784

Goway's 7-day Great Zimbabwe Experience Small Group tour visits Harare, Bulawayo, Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls. Inquire about this trip!


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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,784

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Day 1

Arrive Harare

On arrival at the Harare International Airport, you will be met by a warm and friendly Thompson's representative and will proceed through Zimbabwe's Capital City with its wide open thoroughfares, fascinating history and quaint mix of traditional and modern buildings before you reach your hotel. Relax at the hotel and spend the afternoon lazing in the sparkling pool, have a drink at the modern mirrored bar or book the optional Harare City afternoon tour with your guide (own expense). This tour exposes an impeccably clean city, bustling with busy shops, wide open streets and warm hospitable people.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Meikles Hotel

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    Meikles Hotel



    For almost 100 years Meikles Hotel has been acclaimed as Zimbabwe's premier luxury five-star hotel. Situated in the heart of the capital city Harare, Meikles is a legendary meeting place for international business executives, dignitaries, leisure travellers and celebrities. Meikles Hotel features 312 rooms in ...

    For almost 100 years Meikles Hotel has been acclaimed as Zimbabwe's premier luxury five-star hotel. Situated in the heart of the capital city Harare, Meikles is a legendary meeting place for international business executives, dignitaries, leisure travellers and celebrities. Meikles Hotel features 312 rooms in two luxurious multi-storey wings. The north-facing rooms of both wings offer superb views of the gardens and trees in Africa Unity Square. A member of the prestigious, invitation-only Leading Hotels of the World, Meikles Hotel is renowned for impeccable service, luxurious accommodation and exceptional facilities.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Gym
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Parasailing
    • Shoeshine
    • Shops
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Harare to Great Zimbabwe

This morning after breakfast, you will depart for Masvingo, The Ancient City, where you will be inspired by the Ruins of Great Zimbabwe built in 1200AD, which were first discovered by the Settlers in 1888. The Ruined City of Great Zimbabwe is the largest and most significant ancient monument south of the Sahara and only second to the Egyptian pyramids. Here your guide will take you through the Acropolis, the Great Enclosure and the Conical Tower.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Lodge at the Ancient City

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    Lodge at the Ancient City



    The Lodge at the Ancient City is a unique hotel built around a granite outcrop in the same style as Great Zimbabwe, providing stunning views across the valley of Msasa towards the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe. The Lodge at the Ancient City is just ...

    The Lodge at the Ancient City is a unique hotel built around a granite outcrop in the same style as Great Zimbabwe, providing stunning views across the valley of Msasa towards the ancient city of Great Zimbabwe.

    The Lodge at the Ancient City is just 25 Km from the town of Masvingo (route signposted). The hotel is 325Km from Harare (approximately 3 hours) and 305Km from Bulawayo. Ensuring that guests staying at the Lodge at the Ancient City are truly in the heart of southern Africa.

    The Lodge at the Ancient City provides distinctive accommodation for guests, with furnishings that provoke thoughts of royal dwellings of African legends. All rooms are decorated with a warm and inviting ambiance.

    Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry facilities
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 3

Bulawayo

After a hearty breakfast you depart Masvingo for Bulawayo, where you arrive around midday (lunch ay own expense). This is the second largest city in Zimbabwe with wide tree lined streets and is surrounded by beautiful parks, a legacy of Cecil John Rhodes. Within the city are many examples of early Victorian buildings which are maintained by the Bulawayo City council and landlords as heritage sites. You learn more about this beautiful country by visiting the Bulawayo National Museum before checking into your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Holiday Inn Bulawayo

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    Holiday Inn Bulawayo



    Conveniently located in Bulawayo, Holiday Inn Bulawayo Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. At the Holiday Inn Bulawayo Hotel, the excellent service and ...

    Conveniently located in Bulawayo, Holiday Inn Bulawayo Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.

    At the Holiday Inn Bulawayo Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy the car park, disabled facilities, executive floor, restaurant, and meeting facilities.

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    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 4

Matopos

The Matobo Hills has long been recognized as an area of exceptional beauty with a rich, colourful and mythical history. A full day will be spent exploring the area and some highlights include cave paintings, panoramas of the countryside at 'View of the World', where Cecil Rhodes is buried. Hopefully you will catch a glimpse of the black rhino and plains game, but this area is famous for its dense concentrations of birds of prey.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Bulawayo to Hwange National Park

After breakfast you depart for Hwange National Park. This is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to the herds of presidential elephants. It is also home to many predators and endangered species and seethes with varied birdlife. You will transfer onto an open vehicle and proceed on a game drive transfer to your lodge. Once you have checked in you will enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful plains, you will proceed on an afternoon game drive. After sundowners a sumptuous dinner will be enjoyed to the sounds of the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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The Hide Safari Camp

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    The Hide Safari Camp



    In a large private concession on the eastern boundary of Hwange National Park, The Hide is also regarded as one of the most well situated safari camps in Hwange. The Hide is approximately 1.5 hours' drive from Hwange Airport - this transfer into camp is ...

    In a large private concession on the eastern boundary of Hwange National Park, The Hide is also regarded as one of the most well situated safari camps in Hwange. The Hide is approximately 1.5 hours' drive from Hwange Airport - this transfer into camp is through the National Park and serves as an introductory game drive.

    Guests are accommodated in 10 luxury East African tents with an en-suite shower, hand basin and toilet. The whole tent at this Zimbabwe lodging is under thatch and insect proofed. All the tents have a deck area with chairs where guests can relax.

    The hotel offers candlelit dinners around their 22 seat dining room table, morning, afternoon and after dinner game drives in Hwange National Park, guided walks conducted by qualified guides, an underground game viewing hide at the edge of the camp's waterhole and a large game viewing area above the dining room.

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Day 6

Hwange National Park

Dawn breaks with a morning game drive through the vast plains to experience the drama of the previous night. You hope to view more of the many species that live in the national park whilst exploring the magnificent landscape that includes desert sand to sparse woodland as well as grasslands and granite outcrops. You will return to the lodge for an afternoon siesta and later proceed on an evening game drive to view the nocturnal inhabitants of the Hwange National Park.

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Day 7

Victoria Falls

An early rise accompanied by tea and coffee before we enjoy a last game drive and transfer out of the National Park. Our first stop is at the Painted Dog Conservation Centre in Hwange. Here we will learn more about Wild Dogs and the Centre's efforts to protect these beautiful animals from extinction. This extraordinary journey ends with a drop-off at your hotel in Victoria Falls village or Victoria Falls airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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DEPARTURES:

2016: 10 Jan; 14 Feb; 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 13 May, 12 Jun; 17 Jul; 14 Aug; 18 Sep; 16 Oct; 15 Nov; 18 Dec.

2017: 19 Feb; 19 Mar, 9 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun; 16 Jul; 13 Aug; 17 Sep; 15 Oct; 12 Nov; 17 Dec.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Moderate accommodation with private facilities
  • Commentary and professional guiding by highly qualified tour directors
  • Touring in air-conditioned sedan, mini or midi buses (passenger numbers will determine vehicle size), and open game drive vehicles,
  • Fully Guided Ruins tour in Great Zimbabwe
  • A visit to the Bulawayo National Museum
  • A full Matopo Hills tour including entrance to View of the World
  • Open vehicle game drives in Hwange National Park
  • A visit to the Painted Dog Conservation centre
  • Visit to a traditional healer's village
  • Tour of the Victoria Falls, 6 dinners, 3 lunches,6 breakfasts
  • Conservation Levy to Hwange National Park
  • Donation to the Painted Dog Conservation program.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specifically mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • International and domestic airfare and airfares taxes
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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Combine the Great Zimbabwe Experience with Goway's Majestic Victoria Falls package to create an unforgettable 9 night itinerary. 

TB THOMPSOHAR15SG: GRZIM16
17 Dec 2017
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