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Natural Wonders of the Zambezi for solo travellers


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An unique road and water safari of Zimbabwe for solo travellers

Join other solo travellers on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover Zimbabwe, its wildlife and monumental Lake Kariba.


11 nights in lodges, tented camps and on a 4-star Cruiser, 2 in flight

32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners 

Excursions and visits

  • Traditional dance performance
  • Pamuzinda safari, with walk, drive and horseback options
  • Visit to Chinhoyi Caves, including the Wonder Hole and Sleeping Pool
  • Four-night cruise of Lake Kariba, the largest man-made reservoir in the world
  • Game spotting on the banks of Lake Kariba and the Zambezi River
  • Game drives in Mana Pools National Park
  • Visit Kariba dam, the Church of Santa Barbara on Kariba Heights and the Mahombekombe flea market
  • Matusadona National Park combined walk and drive game safari
  • Tender boat exploration of Sengwe Basin 
  • Binga town excursion, including quaint Tonga tribe museum, hot springs and geyser and school (during term time)
  • Matabeleland North road trip
  • Guided walk of Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls sundowner cruise
13 Nights Low Season

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Day 1 - 2 UK to Harare, Zimbabwe

Fly out

After taking Saga’s included door-to-door service to the airport, fly to Harare.

Transfer to the the locally rated 3-star Pamuzinda Safari Lodge on the banks of the Seruwi River, in 13,000 acres of pristine bush and savannah, for a two-night stay. Relax after your journey or get stuck into the experience of a lifetime with a range of activities, before an included ‘Welcome to Africa’ barbecue and traditional dance performance. D

Day 3 Pamuzinda

A lion relaxing

Savour your first morning in Zimbabwe from the privacy of your own balcony, overlooking the Serui River.

After breakfast, choose from a variety of activities, including canoeing the gentle waters of the Serui River, game spotting in the Pamuzinda Game Reserve by 4x4 or on foot or, for the truly adventurous, experience the beauty of this immaculate reserve on horseback. After lunch and time for a siesta, set out on an afternoon game drive to see the plains game and end the day with sunset drinks at ‘Ayers Rock’. B, L, D

Day 4 Pamuzinda to Kariba

Elephants alongside Lake Kariba

After an early breakfast, travel by road to one of Zimbabwe’s best-kept secrets, the eerily beautiful Chinhoyi Caves.

The jewel in the crown of this network of caves, tunnels and sink holes is the Wonder Hole and its cobalt blue Sleeping Pool. Visibility in its cool depths can exceed 50 metres, making it popular with technical divers and sightseers alike.

Enjoy lunch, before continuing to the Zambezi Valley and the the locally rated 4-star Kariba Safari Lodge for an overnight stay. Enjoy afternoon snacks and a sundowner on an elevated deck overlooking the lake. B, L, D

Day 5 Kariba to Sanyati River Basin

Kariba Dam

After breakfast, embark on a half-day tour of Kariba, including a visit to the 128-metre dam and Santa Barbara church, which was built for project workers and dedicated to those who lost their lives during the build. Perched 600 metres above the lake on Kariba Heights, the church provides stunning panoramic views of the lake and surrounding countryside.

Afterwards, venture into the suburb of Mahombekombe, with its bustling flea market and colourful local shops. Board your four-star cruiser, setting sail for the Sanyati River Basin, on the eastern border of the Matusadona National Park, with lunch. served on board. Mid-afternoon, set out on a fishing trip to catch tiger fish and spot game from tender boats. B, L, D

Day 6 Sanyati River Basin to Three Finger Bay

A black eagle

After breakfast, board tender boats with a packed lunch and set out on a half-day tour of the Sanyati Gorge, which cuts deep into the Matusadona mountains. It is home to some very special bird life, including black eagles and African finfoot.

Return to the cruiser and sail on along the coast to Three Finger Bay, where you moor in a secluded inlet. Spend the afternoon exploring the ecosystems of the river and its banks, including the emblematic submerged forests of Lake Kariba. As the sun sets drinks and snacks will be served before dinner and stargazing from the upper deck. B, L, D

Lake Kariba Zimbabwe Africa

Day 7 Three Finger Bay to Crocodile Creek

Lake Kariba at sunset

After breakfast, transfer by tender boats to Rhino Safari Camp and a combined walk and drive safari around the private concession and the Matusandona National Park, including a visit to a forest of 220-million-year-old petrified trees.

After lunch, return to the vessel to relax as it sails on to Crocodile Creek. Marvel at the quintessential Kariba sunset while you enjoy drinks and snacks before dinner.  B, L, D

Lake Kariba Zimbabwe Africa

Day 8 Crocodile Creek to the Sengwe River

Take in the immensity of the lake

Your cruiser leaves its mooring before dawn, embarking on a 13-hour voyage to Sengwe Basin, through the Kota Kota Narrows. Relax and take in the immensity of the lake and its breathtaking vistas.

Once the cruiser has reached the Sengwe River System, board tender boats to explore the remote wilderness of the Sengwe Basin, with its rich bird life and stunning scenery. B, L, D

Sengwa Basin Zimbabwe Africa

Day 9 Sengwe River to Binga

Crocodiles on the Zambezi

Continental breakfast is served on board tender boats as they navigate the Sengwa river in search of hippo and crocodiles. Back on the cruiser, lunch is served while the boat completes its voyage to Binga, the heart of Tonga tribal land.

Check into the locally rated 3-star Masumu River Lodge for a two-night stay, then explore a traditional rural village before returning to the lodge to enjoy the spectacle of a stunning Lake Kariba sunset over the islands and bays of Binga, accompanied by sundowner drinks. B, L, D

Day 10 Binga

After a leisurely breakfast, experience a half-day tour of Binga, with its quaint Tonga tribe museum, hot springs and geyser and school (during term time).

After lunch, there’s time to relax and reflect on your incredible voyage of the largest man-made expanse of water in the world. Drinks will be served at the lodge’s stunning bar overlooking the lake, from where you can watch the sun set before dinner. B, L, D

Day 11 Binga to Victoria Falls


After breakfast, embark on a five-and-a-half-hour drive through the wilds of Matabeleland, passing the Gwaai and Kamativi river gorges.

Check into the the locally rated 4-star Elephant Hills Resort, perched on a bluff upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls, for a two-night stay. B, L, D

Please note: wine is not included in the free bar at your resort.

Day 12 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

After breakfast, join a guided walk of Victoria Falls, taking time to marvel at the raw beauty of the falls from the best viewpoints. A sundowner cruise in the afternoon provides the opportunity to spot hippo and other wildlife before returning to the hotel and dinner. B, L, D

Day 13 - 14 Victoria Falls to UK

Your VIP door-to-door travel service

After breakfast transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your return flight to the UK and your included UK door-to-door travel service home. B

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