Join a once-in-a-lifetime safari with AdventureWomen and the African Wildlife Foundation! Enjoy many opportunities to spot wildlife as you explore Zimbabwe. Learn about the African Wildlife Foundation conservation work and meet inspirational women who focus on projects that empower women and young girls in the region.
Welcome to beautiful Hwange National Park, where you will be joined by your AdventureWomen Ambassador and your African Wildlife Foundation Representative for a fantastic safari experience. Throughout the adventure you will be traveling and learning with you will spend some time as a group learning from Carter Smith, a Director at African Wildlife Foundation. Hear about her personal experience with conservation throughout Africa and her role at AWF. In addition, you will enjoy lively discussions with our own Judi Wineland, one of the owners of AdventureWomen and a true pioneer in women’s adventure travel.
Hwange National Park to Mana Pools
Hwange National Park is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe and is home to over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. Your stay at Khulu Bush Camp includes searches for wildlife during walks and game drives across grassy acacia-lined lakes and beautiful forests of teak as you try to spot the Big Five of Hwange National Park.
Mana Pools is an area within the lower Zambezi River where the flood plains transform into a broad landscape of lakes following the annual rainy season. Mana Pools National Park is one of the places where you can try a safari with a twist – by canoe! This is a unique way to experience the excitement of a safari, as you can paddle along the Zambezi River in search of hippopotamus and other animals who are taking a dip and enjoying a drink along the riverbanks. But the area is best known for its immense elephant population, as large herds wander the plains among the many lakes in the region. Explore the wonders of nature as you look for elephants, leopards, hyenas, and cheetahs.
Lake Kariba to Victoria Falls
Lake Kariba was initially formed by damming the Zambezi River in the Kariba Gorge. The waters of Lake Kariba are extremely rich in nutrients and vegetation, so many shorebirds and aquatic animals make their home here. There is abundant life in and around this vast expanse of water, whether it be gamefish, crocodiles, or hippopotamus. You’ll have the chance to explore after dark as you set out on an evening game drive in search of nocturnal animals in the bush.
Victoria Falls was so named for the plumes of mist and spray that rise from the Falls. Located on the Zambezi River bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe, the falls formed as the entire width of the Zambezi River plummets in a single vertical drop that is over 5,000 feet wide. Next, you’ll head to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where the rhinos are reintroduced as a part of an African Wildlife Foundation project. Set out on a 4×4 safari to the location where you begin a walk and try to spot the endangered white rhinoceros. Enjoy a picnic lunch in a quiet area before making your way back to the safari vehicle.
Finally, take a cruise this evening on the Zambezi River and take in the beauty of the African sunset, and the friendship of the women who have accompanied you on this amazing journey!
- Day-by-Day Itinerary
- What’s Included
- Your Accommodations
- Travel Tips and Traveling to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Detailed Itinerary May 1, 2023, Zimbabwe: On Safari with the African Wildlife Foundation
- Visit three incredible national parks in Zimbabwe and take in the majesty of Victoria Falls
- Take part in exclusive game drives by vehicle, foot, and boat as you track wildlife - including rhino tracking - with an expert guide
- Meet two African Wildlife Foundation Directors and learn about the conservation work supported by the organization
- Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambezi and exclusive sundowners at your safari camp
- Visit a local school and enjoy a delicious dinner in the home of Aunt Flatter
What You'll See and Do
- Animal Tracking
- Cultural Exploration
- Local Delicacies
- Luxury Camping
- National Parks
- Natural History
- Wildlife Cruise
- Wildlife Safari
- Wildlife Viewing
- Women-To-Women Exchanges