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The following itinerary is meant to help your safari planning. We at Tiritose Sustainable Travel have done many kinds and variations of trips in Zimbabwe. This is only one kind of tour. Whether you want something more upscale, or rustic & participatory, or customise the duration of the trip, we can make it happen. We are Your Travel Buddies

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A place that needs no introduction – a spectacular natural wonder, boasting awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur! Mosi-oa-Tunya as described by the Kololo inhabitants in the 1800s referring to the largest curtain of falling water in the world – Smoke that Thunders! Enjoy the natural rain forest, bicycle ride to the big tree, game viewing, township tours, and oh yes! The Boma dinner and drumming session.

Tiritose will customise the tour according to your preferences, and available travel time, so hit us up, and let’s get exploring!

Day 0: Departure - London Heathrow & Copenhagen

 

Day 1 (Tuesday 24th August): Arrive at R.G.M Airport 

  • Transferred to The Palace Guest House
  • Depending on time of arrival, a city sightseeing tour of Harare is included
  • City Sightseeing (link to the inner-city tour page)
  • Total distance for the day: 23km
  • Total driving time for the day: 33 minutes
  • Meals included in the accommodation price: All meals included.
  • Accommodation Name: The Palace Guest House 

 

Day 2 (Wednesday 25th August): NYANGA

  • Early departure: 5:30am
  • Breakfast at Kabod Church & Coffee Academy, Marondera: 7:30am – 8:00am
    • ham and cheese croissants + hot chocolate or coffee
  • Arrive in Nyanga: 11:00am
    • Check-in Pine Tree Inn at 11 am
  • Hike up Nyangani Mountain: 12:00am – 4:30pm
    • Nyanga National Park Guide to lead the hike
  • Packed lunch at summit 
  • Tour of the traditional Pit Structures 
  • Nyangombe Falls for sundowners: 5pm – 6pm 
  • Dinner at Pine Tree Inn: 7:30 pm
  • Conversation reflecting on the day & outline next day activities

 

  • Total distance for the day: 400 kilometres
  • Total driving time for the day: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Accommodation Name: Pine Tree Inn 

 

Day 3 (Thursday 26th August): HONDE VALLEY – BVUMBA

  • Early breakfast & departure: 6am 
  • Mtarazi Falls at 7am - 9am
  • Honde Valley Scenic route 9am – 10am
  • Tea & Coffee Estate Visit 11am - 1pm
  • Packed lunch at 1pm 
  • Departure for Bvumba: 1:30pm
  • Check-in at Madrugada Magic
    • Afternoon walk: either to the waterfall or drive to communal coffee fields or free afternoon to relax overlooking Mozambique
    • Dinner: at 6:30 pm
  • Total distance for the day: 128 kilometres
  • Total driving time for the day: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Meals included: All.
  • Accommodation Name & price: Madrugada Magic

 

Day 4 (Friday 27th August): BVUMBA

  • Early morning first fruit picking with local/communal farmers in their Coffee fields
    • Harvesting coffee beans
    • Washing station & pulping process
  • Brunch (local food) at homestead with members of the Cooperative
    • Artisanal hand-pan coffee roasting experience
    • Cupping session
  • Sunset overlooking the Disney Forest
  • Dinner at 6:30pm (Madrugada Magic)

 

  • Total distance for the day: 50 kilometres
  • Total driving time for the day: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Meals included: All.
  • Accommodation Name: Madrugada Magic

 

Day 5 (Saturday 28th August): CHIPINGE

  • Breakfast at 6:30 am (Madrugada Magic)
  • Departure for Mutare: Zimbabwe Coffee Mill at 7 am
    • Tour coffee milling plant at 8am
    • Coffee masterclass with the Resident Coffee Liquorer at 9:30am
  • Lunch: Kumakomo Restaurant at 1pm 
  • Departure for Chipinge: 2pm
    • Tour of coffee nurseries & Tea Estate at Tanganda Estates
    • Optional: visit Chirinda Rainforest & the Big Tree in Mt Selinda 
  • Spend the night at New Year’s Gift Estate
  • Dinner at New Year’s Gift Estate at 7pm
  • Total distance for the day: 183 kilometres
  • Total driving time for the day: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Meals included: All meals included
  • Accommodation Name: New Years’ Gift Estate 

 

Day 6 (Sunday 29th August): MASVINGO

  • Breakfast at New Year’s Gift Estate at 7 am
  • Departure for Masvingo 8:30am
  • Quick Stop at Birchenough Bridge
  • Check-in & Lunch at Clevers Lake View Resort: 1:30 pm  
  • Dinner at Clevers Lake View Resort: 6:30 pm

 

  • Total distance for the day: 235 kilometres
  • Total driving time for the day: 3 hours
  • Meals included: All meals
  • Accommodation Name: Clevers Lake View Resort

 

Day 7 (Monday 30th August): BULAWAYO 

  • Breakfast at Clevers Lake View Resort at 7 am
  • Guided Tour of Great Zimbabwe Monument at 8am - 10:30am 
  • Departure for Bulawayo/Matobo National Park 11am
  • Arrive at Matobo National Park: 2pm
  • Check-in at Farmhouse Inn at 2pm
  • Lunch at Farmhouse Inn 
  • Explore Cave Paintings & WWII memorial
  • Sundowners atop Cecil J Rhodes Grave
  • Dinner at Farmhouse Inn at 7pm

 

  • Total distance for the day: 312 kilometres
  • Total driving time for the day: 4 hours 
  • Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 
  • Accommodation Name: Farmhouse Lodge

 

DAY 8 (Tuesday 31st August): VICTORIA FALLS

  • Breakfast at Farmhouse Inn at 6am
  • Departure for Victoria Falls at 7am
  • Check-in at Dzimbabwe Lodge 1:30pm
  • Lunch at Dzimbabwe Lodge 
  • Guided Tour of the rainforest at 2:30pm
  • Sunset River Cruise + dinner at 4:30 pm

 

  • Total distance for the day: 471 kilometres
  • Total driving time for the day: 6 hours 
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Accommodation Name: Dzimbabwe Lodge

 

Day 9 (Wednesday 1st September): Victoria Falls

  • Breakfast at Dzimbabwe Lodge 6am – 9am
  • Free day to explore the town and optional activities 
    • (white water rafting; zipline; township or village tour)
  • Boma Dinner 

Accommodation Name: Dzimbabwe Lodge

 

Day 10 (Thursday 2nd September): Victoria Falls

  • Breakfast at Dzimbabwe Lodge
  • Free day to explore the town and optional activities 
    • (Chobe National Park/Hwange National Park Safari)
  • Stanley Hotel Dinner & Farewell at 6pm
  • Accommodation Name & price: Dzimbabwe Lodge

 

Day XI (Friday 3rd September): Departure

  • Breakfast at Dzimbabwe Lodge
  • Free morning to explore and shop for last minute souvenirs 
  • Airport transfer at 12noon.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast

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