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ZIMBABWE Charting The Mighty Zambezi 14 nights from £4099 Including optional travel insurance or from £4028 without insurance§ Experience Zimbabwe on this extraordinary 12-day safari by road and vessel, ply the length of Lake Kariba aboard a 4-star cruiser, and visit wildlife reserves and National Parks on the continent of Africa in 4x4s. Zebra and Impala graze on the shores of Lake Kariba ACTIVITY LEVEL Days 1-2: UK-Harare, Zimbabwe. Fly overnight to Harare. Transfer to your lodge on the Serui River for a two-night stay. Relax or enjoy a range of activities before a `Welcome to Africa' barbecue and traditional dance performance. D Day 3: Pamuzinda. Canoe the Serui River or go out game spotting in the Pamuzinda Game Reserve on foot, in 4x4s or on horseback. Set out on a late afternoon game drive to see plains game. Enjoy sunset drinks at `Ayres Rock'. B, L, D Day 4: Mana Pools National Park. Drive to Zimbabwe's Chinhoyi Caves, and explore the Wonder Hole and Sleeping Pool. After lunch in Chirundu, take a 90-minute boat ride into Mana National Park, watching for wildlife. Late afternoon arrive at the your safari lodge, for a three-night stay. Enjoy a sundowner on the banks of the Zambezi before dinner. B, L, D Day 5: Mana Pools National Park. Relax in camp or head out on fishing and walking excursions, boat trips or guided game drives around one of Africa's most remote and unspoilt parks. After lunch, board safari 4x4s and head out in search of the wildlife of this Mana Pools concession, including plains game, elephant, crocodile, hippo and lion. Night-time wildlife drives are also available. B, L, D Day 6: Mana Pools National Park. Board tender boats and cruise the Zambezi River to meet 4x4 safari vehicles for a full day of game and bird spotting in the Mana Pools National Park, plus a picnic in the bush. Return to camp on a tranquil river cruise. B, L, D Day 7: Kariba Town. Return by boat to Chirundu for a two-hour drive through the Zambezi Escarpments to Kariba for an overnight stay. Enjoy lunch overlooking Lake Kariba, then tour Kariba, visiting the 128-metre high dam and Santa Barbara church. B, L, D Days 8: Three Finger Bay. Board a 4-star cruiser and sail along Lake Kariba to a secluded inlet in Three Finger Bay. Set out to discover the wildlife and submerged forests of Lake Kariba and the Matusadona National Park. Enjoy sunset drinks before dinner on board. B, L, D Day 9: Crocodile Creek. Transfer by tender boats to the mainland for a combined walk and drive safari around the private concession and the Matusadona National Park with its petrified trees. After lunch sail on to Crocodile Creek. B, L, D Day 10: The Sengwa River. Leave before dawn for a 13-hour voyage, cruising into the Sengwa Basin, through the Kota Kota Narrows. Once at the Sengwa River system, board tender boats to explore the remote wilderness, with its bird life and stunning scenery. B, L, D Day 11: Binga. Continental breakfast is served on tender boats as you navigate the Sengwa river in search of hippo and crocodiles. Back on the cruiser, voyage to Binga, the heart of Tonga tribal land. Check into your lodge for one night, then discover Binga town with its quaint Tonga tribe museum, hot springs and geyser, and school (during term time). Relax after lunch. B, L, D Day 12: Victoria Falls. Embark on a drive through the wilds of Matabeleland, passing the Gwaai and Kamativi river gorges. Stay two nights at your resort, perched on a bluff upstream from Victoria Falls. (Please note: wine is not included in the free bar at your resort.) B, L, D Day 13: Victoria Falls. Join a guided walk of Victoria Falls, in all its beauty. Watch for hippo and wildlife on a sundowner cruise before dinner. B, L, D Days 14-15: Victoria Falls to UK. Transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following day. B Accommodation... Pamuzinda Safari Lodge (3*) · Mana Pools Safari Lodge (4*) · Kariba Lodge (3*) · Kariba cruiser (4*) · Masumu River Lodge, Binga (3*) · Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls (4*). Matusandona National Park Zambezi River Greater Mana Pools Zambia Kariba Lake Kariba Binga Pamuzinda Victoria Falls nights in hotel nights on ship Chinhoyi Caves Harare Zimbabwe 132 Please quote SMT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 504 555 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking