Beyond the Rainbow
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Beyond the magical rainbows of thundering Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe will enthrall you with its excellent game viewing, and enchant you with its warm hospitality. Explore the grandeur of the world’s largest curtain of falling water; then, fly off to safari in the pristine Hwange and Mana Pools National Parks. From your fully-appointed tented camps, watch the parade of wildlife come down to drink. Cap your evenings with unmatched stargazing and lively storytelling around your campfire.  Highlights Explore the misty trails of UNESCO’s Victoria Falls, the world’s largest falling curtain of water. Discover the adventure of boating and canoeing on the Zambezi River in UNESCO’s Mana Pools National Park. Experience the large herds of elephants in remote Hwange National Park. Enjoy unmatched stargazing and lively storytelling around your campfire.

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Destination & Sightseeing

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Day 1. Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa Arrive in the "City of Gold" where you'll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Relax before tomorrow's flight to Zimbabwe and the start of your safari. The Michelangelo Hotel 1

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Day 2. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Fly to Victoria Falls and melt into the rhythm of Africa as you sip refreshing sundowners aboard a boat cruise on the Zambezi River. Look out for elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink, before settling down for the night. (BD) Victoria Falls Safari Club 2

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Day 3. Victoria Falls Marvel at "the Smoke that Thunders" as you feel the mist of more than 100 million gallons of water per minute crashing through the channels of Victoria Falls. Walk through the rainforest and linger at various vantage points along the mile-plus-long stretch of falls. (BLD) Victoria Falls Safari Club 3

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Day 4. Victoria Falls / Hwange National Park Fly from the rainbows of Victoria Falls to the "land of the giants", Hwange National Park. Known for its herds of elephants roaming the open grasslands and more than one hundred animal species, Hwange is Zimbabwe's largest game reserve. (BLD) Little Makalolo 4

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Day 5. Hwange National Park Kick off your day with a game drive to one of the many bustling pans, and photograph families of elephant, zebra and grazing buffalo. Before the brilliant orange sun drops below the horizon, set out with your ranger to observe the nocturnal menagerie emerge - the lesser bush babies, spring hares, spotted hyena and the lioness on the hunt. (BLD) Little Makalolo 5

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Day 6. Hwange National Park Spend the morning in a log-pile hide and watch the parade of animals as they come down to quench their thirst at the waterhole. Sleep under the stars on a star bed for the ultimate wilderness experience. (BLD) Little Makalolo 6

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Day 7. Hwange National Park / Mana Pools National Park Follow the elephants and fly to the remote heart of the Zambezi River Valley and Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tucked amid the acacia trees overlooking the Zambezi River, your tented camp has sweeping views of the mountains of the Great Rift Valley. (BLD) Ruckomechi 7

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Day 8. Mana Pools National Park Meet your captain and take to the river for a wildlife cruise down the Zambezi River. Looking for more adventure? Paddle your own canoe; your lead ranger will be sure to steer you clear of any hippos along the way. This evening, gather around the campfire with your hosts, and be regaled by Zimbabwe’s treasured tales. (BLD) Ruckomechi 8

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Day 9. Mana Pools National Park Savor another full day of game viewing. Perhaps take a guided walk with your knowledgeable ranger. Sit quietly in a hide and observe the ever-changing wildlife interactions. If you’re lucky, you may spot a western banded snake-eagle. Tonight, raise a glass to your adventures. (BLD) Ruckomechi 9

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Day 10. Mana Pools National Park / Depart Soak up the peace and calm of your last morning on safari. Transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Harare and your onward travel arrangements. (B) 10

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