Travellers wanted to get behind the wheel and explore! Get to know this diverse and beautiful country by driving from east to west in search of adventure, all the while greeted by the warmest smiles you’ll find in Africa.
Day 1 to 1 – Amanzi Lodge, Harare
Arrive to Harare Airport and collect your 4x4. Spend the day acclimatising to the flow of the road and enjoying the famous tree lined streets of the Sunshine City. Not to be missed is a visit to our very own Patrick Mavros silversmith studio in the Umwinsidale Hills.
Day 2 to 4 – Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley
An early morning start towards the mythical Eastern Highlands for one of the most spectacular drives in southern Africa. A birder’s paradise, Aberfoyle Lodge sits amongst tea plantations, riparian forests and the roaring Nyamkombe river. Enjoy nature walks, tree-top canopy tours, fishing, rafting ‘bum slides’ or kayaking through the mountain streams.
Day 4 to 5 – Leopard Rock, The Vumba
Continue from the sunny tea slopes to the misty mountains of the Bvumba, but not before stopping in at Tony’s Patisserie. This cosy haven, and the legendary ‘Tony’, serve the most delectable cakes and coffees anywhere in Africa! Spend the night in the epitome of colonial romance at the historic Leopard Rock.
Day 5 to 8 – Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Gonarezhou National Park
Continue southbound in search of big game. Gonarezhou means “Place Of The Elephants” and is largely undiscovered by the outside world. This striking land is one of the most pristine wildernesses in Africa. Cheetah, wild dogs, hyena, buffalo, hippo and giraffe are residents.
Day 4 to 7 – Camp Amalinda, Matopos National Park
Following a 4 hour drive with your guide to the mystical Matobo Hills, arrive at Camp Amalinda, a unique lodge with rooms tucked into the towering rock faces. After a lunch down by the famous infinity rock pool, venture into the local village by other bicycle or car to glimpse into modern village life. The next two days your academic archaeologist will guide you on a full day tour of the Khami ruins, the capital of the Torwa dynasty. And the next, morning rhino tracking, hike in search of ancient cave paintings, and finish with sundowners a Cecil John Rhodes’ grave.
Day 7 to 10 – The Hide, Hwange National Park
One shouldn’t travel to Zimbabwe without enjoy the incredible wildlife as well, and Hwange National Park is a year round haven for incredible numbers of elephants, big cats, plains game, and highly endangered painted dog. Your three night stay at The Hide Safari Lodge is a luxury reprieve.
Day 10 to 12 – The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls
The last leg of your road trip is a 3 hour journey to the mighty Victoria Falls! Spend your final two nights in the historic Victoria Falls Hotel, the grand Edwardian-era hotel sits in a prime position overlooking one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. It was built in the early 1900’s, during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. Discover David Livingstone’s quest to discover the Falls and his expeditions through undiscovered Africa. Depart Victoria Falls Airport
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