Zimbabwe's Secret Safari Season

14 Nights nights • From $12,920 per person

Wild Savannas, Walking Safaris, Shimmering Lakes, & Vic Falls

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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Don’t miss out on Zimbabwe’s Secret Season...

...code for Africa’s green savannas when the bushveld comes alive. Newborn animals of all species take over the bush, and dry landscapes like the savannas of Hwange Game Reserve transform into verdant seas.
Beyond offering great value, Secret Season safaris in Zimbabwe offer exceptional game viewing, a productive paradise of vibrant floral displays, and a kaleidoscope of colors which draws wildlife enthusiasts, and hobbyist and professional photographers alike. Summer mornings are exquisite. The temperature is perfect for pre-dawn starts to the day; like the animals, you can use the warmer midday for a siesta. Light for photography is at its best all year, while afternoon cloud formations add mood and contrast.

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

1 Night

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London, England

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Mboko Camp

1 Night

In Our Travelers' Words

The Peacock Family

The Peacock Family

Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family

The Ousterhout Family

Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

Zimbabwe's Secret Safari Season Itinerary

Johannesburg, South Africa

Known as Joburg, Jozi, or Egoli 'the City of Gold '; Johannesburg serves as the main international airport when arriving in southern Africa. Spend a night here on arrival to acclimate, and as South Africa's economic capital, there are plenty of upmarket hotels. While here, do a tour of Soweto, where Mandela and Tutu both lived. Johannesburg is the hub for travel within Southern Africa, and this convenient airport hotel provides rest and relaxation before onward travel, with blackout curtains and soundproof rooms, early and late checkouts and a 24-hour restaurant and bar with outside terrace.

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

1 Night

Day 1

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Witnessing the magnificence of Victoria Falls is one of those must-sees, made even more appealing by staying in beautiful Zambezi riverside lodges. View Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Lozi name for Victoria Falls also known as 'The Smoke That Thunders', by sunset cruises, steam train, or on foot. In between scrumptious meals on the terrace, massages, cooling off in the swimming pool, and special kids’ activities, you can visit Victoria Falls (7.5 miles away) and do game drives, walks, rhino tracking and horseback safaris in this privately-owned reserve.

Victoria Falls River Lodge Island Treehouse Suites

3 Nights

Day 2-4

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange has an atmosphere unlike anywhere else, created by a landscape of grasslands, mopane woodlands, salt-lick pans, and numerous waterholes. There are huge herds of elephants, including big old bull tuskers, predators like lion, leopard and cheetah, and a better-than-average chance of seeing highly endangered wild dog, thanks to Painted Dog Conservation, an organization with education programs, outreach programs, and an anti-poaching unit. Camp Hwange is situated in its own private concession deep in the Sinamatella area, located in the north part of the Hwange National Park. Indulge in the privacy and wilderness of the bush. With access to the entirety of Hwange National Park, enjoy recurring wildlife sightings. With numerous water holes, an abundance of wildlife and bird sightings waits for you. You can even game view from your chalet with the watering hole near camp. Relax into bush life and appreciate the serenity of wild Africa.

Camp Hwange

3 Nights

Day 5-7