Rivers and Ruins Safari is a journey to two of the most remote and untamed wilderness areas in Zimbabwe. This safari starts in Hwange National Park, the largest wilderness area in Zimbabwe. Hwange is renowned for its diverse habitats, abundant wildlife sightings and fantastic birding and is home to some of Africa’s biggest ‘Tuskers’ which can be seen roaming the vast open plains of the park. Mana Pools National park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site flanking the mighty Zambezi River. This park is breathtakingly picturesque and incredibly rich in wildlife. The presence of the river offers guests a diverse range of activities which include boat cruises, tiger fishing, canoeing, walking safari and game drives.
DAY 1 – 4: BUMBUSI WILDERNESS CAMP, HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
The Rivers and Ruins Safari will begin in Victoria Falls, a charter flight will transport you to the North-Eastern part of the park for 4 nights at the remote and authentic Bumbusi Wilderness Camp. The camp offers an exceptionally unique experience in a reclaimed corner of Hwange National Park where the various gorges, drainage lines and hills are perfect for safari lovers who like to explore a region on foot.
DAY 5 – 9: VUNDU CAMP, MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will depart for Robins airstrip to catch your charter flight to Mana Pools National Park. Vundu Camp is an owner-run and managed camp located in a private concession, in the heart of the park. The Camp is set underneath a shady forest of riverine trees on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, giving guests beautiful sweeping views of the flood plains. While staying at Vundu Camp, you are ensured of excellent hospitality, diverse activities, excellent standards of guiding and abundant wildlife sightings.
SAFARI TRAVEL LOGISTICS
Day 1: Victoria Falls – Bumbusi Wilderness Camp
This package begins in Victoria Falls with a 20 minute flight where you will be met by The Bumbusi team who will drive
you into camp.
Day 5: Bumbusi Wilderness Camp – Vundu Camp
After an early breakfast, you will depart Bumbusi for a transfer to Robins Airstrip where you will catch a charter flight to
Mana Pools National Park. A member of the Vundu team will be there to collect you for your short drive to camp.
Day 9: Vundu Camp – Mana Pools Airstrip for Victoria Falls.
After breakfast and an optional short activity , you will be transferred to Mana Pools airstrip where you will catch a flight
from there to Victoria Falls Airport.