Splendid Zimbabwe

Zambezi National Park

Upon arrival in the magical Zambezi National Park you will be met and transferred to Mpala Jena camp.

Zambezi National Park, is located upstream from Victoria Falls, which is locally known ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – The Smoke that Thunders, is possibly the most famous waterfall in the world, located on the Zambezi River, providing a habitat for several unique plant and animal species. 

David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and Explorer, is believed to be the first European to view the Victoria Falls on the 16th November 1855. He named his sighting in honor of Queen Victoria. It is a World Heritage Site.


Mpala Jena (2 nights)


Mpala Jena Camp is located in a private concession within the Zambezi National Park overlooking a beautiful stretch of Zambezi River. The camp is conveniently located just 16 kilometres from the centre of Victoria Falls town, with easy driving or boating access, perfect for visiting the famous Falls. The camp’s location on the Zambezi River is perfect for seeing rare sightings of painted dogs and for bird-watching opportunities. Mpala Jena Camp offers four guest tents with views of the river and is one of the most environmentally friendly camps in Zambezi National Park, using the first fully solar (Telsa system) power plant in the country.

Victoria Falls

Things to do in Mpala Jena

  • Game drives and guided walks.
  • An essential tour of the falls - don’t forget to use the raincoat and take an umbrella in peak flood times, although getting soaked is part of the fun!
  • For the adrenaline junkies: bungee jumping and white water rafting.
  • An incredible sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River - there is nothing better than an African Sunset.
  • The Flight of Angels.

Hwange National Park

Founded in 1928 with the first warden being Ted Davison, the park hosts over 100 mammals and 400 bird species, including 19 large herbivores and 8 large carnivores, making it Zimbabwe’s largest National Park. This is where your accommodation for three nights is situated. 

Linkwasha (3 nights)

Linkwasha is a luxurious camp that lies in the south-eastern corner of Hwange National Park. Situated on the edge of the famed Ngamo Plains, the camp offers fantastic summer game viewing and overlooks a magnificent plain and a pan that attracts game all year round. Each of the eight en-suite tents have modern contemporary interiors and offer incredible views.

Davidsons Camp

Activities at Linkwasha

  • Morning and evening game drives.
  • Morning bush walks.
  • Guided walks
  • Many experiences including photography, sleep-out and cultural experiences

Light aircraft flight to Mana Pools. Upon arrival met and transfer to Rukomechi

Mana Pools

This area of Zimbabwe will leave you breathless with its beauty. A paradise for all sorts of game activities, it is also a wildlife-rich biodiverse wonderland that will delight at every turn.
You can expect to spot hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants and a wonderful array of aquatic birds within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there’s a good chance of seeing a lioness hunting around waterholes, where prey are easy pickings. 

Rukomechi (3 nights)

Situated in the heart of the Zambezi Valley’s Mana Pools National Park, Rukomechi looks out from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, the adjacent woodland and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment.

Ruckomechi Camp

Activities ar Rukomechi

  • Canoeing on the Zambezi River.
  • Tiger fishing on a catch and release basis.
  • Morning and evening game drives.
  • Walking safaris.
  • River cruise.

There will be a light aircraft transfer from Mana Pools to Kansane, with a second light aircraft transfer to the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.

The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

Situated on the southern banks for the Linyanti River, forming a natural border between Namibia and Botswana, this private concession boasts splendid scenery of untouched grasslands, riverine forest and meandering lagoons. Unlike the Chobe National Park and the Okavango in the south, Linyanti remains wonderfully under used with a high concentration of game. 

Kings Pool (3 nights)

Overlooking the handsome oxbow lagoon of the same name as the camp, Kings Pool sits at the heart of the important wildlife corridor that straddles Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe .The river along where the camp is located, hosts a numerous species of birds and is a magnet for game, especially elephant in the dryer months

Kings Pool

Activities at Kings Pool

  • Helicopter rides over the Linyanti (at additional cost).
  • River cruises on a barge (water permitting).
  • Morning and evening game drives.
  • Walking safaris.
  • Spa (at additional cost).

Light aircraft transfer from the Linyanti to Xigera Safari Lodge.

The Okavango Delta

An incredible natural phenomenon that turns this part of Botswana into a swamp inland delta. All the water that flows into the delta is ultimately evaporated and does not flow into any sea or ocean.
Traditionally about 11 cubic kilometres of water spreads over the 6000 - 15,000km2 area. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Moremi Game Reserve, a National Park, is on the Eastern side of the Delta, the latter being named as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. 

Xigera Safari Lodge (3 nights)

This is the story of an ancient place; of rebirth, of family legacy, and of a lodge that is so pioneering, so authentic, that it reinvents the very idea of what it means to experience the African bush.
This is Xigera (pronounced “Kee-jera” and named after the pied kingfisher), a bold new statement in Botswana’s most unspoilt wilderness, opening in 2020 on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Xigera is a labour of love, a miraculous and enchanting transformation that will create experiences that are, quite simply, extraordinary.

Xigera Spa

Activities at Xigera Safari Lodge

  • Morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Mekoro.
  • Boating.
  • Walking safaris.
  • Seasonal fishing.

Booking enquiry

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation enquiry, please contact us via a method below. 

South Africa Tollfree: +27 87 743 2398
UK Tollfree: 08000 321 973
US Tollfree: 1800 249 0435
Email: res@redcarnationafrica.com