You will arrive in Johannesburg in South Africa where you will spend the night before flying on to the “Adventure Capital” of Africa, Victoria Falls. For three days you will immerse yourself in the wonder of The Falls and taking up as many challenges as you would like to encounter. Whether it be testing yourself in the highest rated white water rafting in the world or making a ‘leap of faith’ into the Batoka Gorge 180 metres below you will not run out of opportunities for adventure. Combine these adrenalin activities with the power of the natural world in the form of The Falls themselves or even a chance to ride an elephant on safari or walk with lions and you will have an unforgettable start to an unforgettable safari.
From Victoria Falls we will fly by special charter flight across the northern wilderness of Zimbabwe to the vastness of Lake Kariba and Spurwing Island. Spurwing is nestled near the shores of the Matusadona National Park and your activities for the next three days will include game drives, guided safari walks, boat cruises and even fishing for the fantastic Tiger Fish. This water wilderness will provide a great introduction for your next adventure, a canoe safari on the mighty Zambezi River.
We will transfer by boat across the lake to be picked up by our canoe safari team and then we will drive to Chirundu for the start of a three day wilderness adventure without peer. This is not an activity for those who expect luxury and no exertion as for the three days and nights we will be out of contact with the modern world. We will be guided by experts and sleep each night under a canopy of stars and go to sleep to the sounds of the wildlife all around us. Even so, be prepared to work as the paddling can be strenuous and filled with excitement as we dodge hippos, crocodiles and even elephant. This is an adventure as Doctor Livingstone would have encountered and it is truly life changing.
After three days on the river and a certain amount of effort and a lack of creature comforts we will arrive at the spectacular Chikwenya safari Lodge in the World Heritage Mana Pools National Park. This will be your chance to be pampered and the luxury on offer will be a great contrast to the nights in tents. Even so, the area around Chikwenya abounds with wildlife and you will have every opportunity to encounter as many of these creatures as possible. Not only will you have the chance to game view by specially designed four wheel drive vehicles but you will taken on walking safaris by some of the best guides in Africa. This is truly a fitting way to finish an adventure safari and for those so inclined you will have ample time during our three night stay to even try to catch an even bigger Tiger than the ones we tried for in Kariba.
It will be hard to say goodbye to Mana Pools and Chikwenya but another special feature is that we will again be taken from the wilderness by special charter flight that will land at Chikwenya airstrip and take us back to civilisation in Harare. After a night in Harare and look around town it will be time for you to fly home and to marvel at the adventure in which you just participated.
If you have not had enough adventure and wildlife encounters then you may also like to participate in part of, or all of, the next safari that leaves form Harare the next day – The World Heritage Wonders Safari.