STONE CITY – WILDLIFE – HIKING ZIMBABWE

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Sustainability is at the heart of our Zimbabwe safari holidays and tours, and this one is no different. So, come along, let’s discover Zimbabwe together – walking through the hills, fields and mountains and interacting with the people.

DAY 1: START IN HARARE

  • The group is picked up from the Robert G Mugabe International Airport and transferred to the Tiritose Lodge in Mt Pleasant for an overnight stay – giving time for passengers not aboard the group flight to arrive. 
  • Dinner will be provided at the Lodge.

 

DAY 2-3: STONE CITY & COMMUNITY INTERACTION

  • This is also where Zimbabwe derives its name “House of Stone”. 
  • Embark on a guided walk and informative talk through the monuments, discovering the history and culture of the Zimbabwean people. 
  • Lake Mtirikwi: rhinos and bridge architecture. 

 

DAY 4-7: GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK

  • A premier wilderness & wildlife destination in the southeast lowveld, and arguably the most beautiful part of your Zimbabwe safari holiday
  • The National Park is home to one of the largest herds of elephants in Africa, a staggering 11,000 elephants. 
  • The Chilojo Cliffs elicit a unique sense of wonder, which rises 200 metres above the floodplain of the Runde River - it is a magnificent 13km stretch of sandstone rampart. 
  • May to October are the best months to visit the park. Walking safari at the pools of Samalena Gorge (the place of killing). 

 

DAY 7-8: SAVE VALLEY CONSERVANCY

  • Save Valley Conservation focuses on restoring ecosystems, preserving and protecting endangered species such as black & white rhinos as well as the African wild dog. 
  • It is the best place for a combined land and water safaris – fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling and more than 670 bird species. 

 

DAY 9: CHIPINGE 

  • Today we head over to the evergreen border town of Chipinge, next door to Mozambique. 
  • We will explore the rainforest, home to the Big Tree and a mythical forest. 
  • Chipinge is home to the coffee, tea and fruit plantations, and we will be taken on guided tours of these plantations including the factories. 

 

DAY 10-11: CHIMANIMANI

  • Chimanimani National Park is mostly only accessible by footpaths and has preserved the pristine wilderness of the mountains. 
  • Indigenous forest of the Bridal Veil Falls, tumbling 50m down a cliff into a serene glade. 

 

DAY 12-13: NYANGA NATIONAL PARK

  • On the final stage of your Zimbabwe safari holiday you will visit the Eastern Highlands town of Nyanga. 
  • Pass through the small stone monument of Ziwa Ruins, a Bushman painting site and a viewpoint where we can see Nyangani Mountain
  • Mtarazi Falls and tour of Honde Valley tea plantations.

 

DAY 15: HARARE

  • Free morning. Airport transfer and departure.
  • Accommodation (as outlined)
  • Expert Guide
  • Transportation: air conditioned
  • Food (as outlined)
  • Camping Gear: sleeping bag, tent
  • Passenger limited liability Insurance
  • First Aid Kit
  • All drinks and mineral water
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities to guides and other service staff
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights

Price: From US$1,665.00

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BOOK YOUR EXPERIENCE

There is an option to extend your trip and volunteer at any of our project sites, you just have to let us know ahead of time and we will make all the necessary arrangements for you.

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TESTIMONIALS

What people say

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Stuart Smith United States, Ohio State University

This has truly been a life changing experience, especially because it was my first trip outside of the United States. The program taught me to be more open to taking new experiences, exposed me to paediatrics at the children’s rehabilitation unit, which I did not think I would enjoy.

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Necrisha Roach United States, Ohio State University

Coming to Zimbabwe for my medical internship and working with Tiritose was an interesting experience and I really enjoyed the exposure to the healthcare system, the people and the excursions

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Christopher Zheng United States, Ohio State University

I was pretty happy the whole time and the Tiritose staff were very supportive. What I enjoyed most about doing my internship in Zimbabwe is that it was a new continent for me, a whole new perspective on medicine, a better appreciation for the luxuries of US.

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Sola Morakinyo United States, Ohio State University

What I enjoyed most about doing my medical clinical rotation internship in Zimbabwe was seeing the differences and similarities in how medicine is practiced here vs. the U.S. and differences and similarities in disease incidence.

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Van Don Williams II United States, Ohio State University

The programme was also very organised. Other than waiting on our supervising physicians at the Children’s hospital on some of the days, it was a pretty good internship. Oh! And it was made better by watching Black Panther in Africa.

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Jessica Hippolyte United States, Ohio State University

I really liked the balance between the fun staff and the clinical rotations at the various hospitals in the city and the rural placement just blew me away. I was exposed to medical conditions that I would otherwise not come across back home.

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Martins Ayoola-Adeola United States, Ohio State University

I had a wonderful time in Zimbabwe. There are times I find myself fantasizing about going back. The administrative staff were great and really took the time to make the trip as personalized as possible.

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