Whether tracking elephant on foot through pristine grassland or paddling a canoe on the Zambezi River, Zimbabwe offers memorable adventures to last a lifetime. Explore Hwange National Park via 4×4 vehicle, spotting cheetah, hippo, elephant, impala, zebra, and much more as you go. Experience the thrill of walking through the bush with experienced guides, learning to read animal tracks in the dirt and sense changes in wind direction. Ride a section of the historic Cape-to-Cairo Railway through miles of backcountry, watching giraffe and lion cross in front of you from your open railcar. Relax on the Zambezi River—paddling a canoe out to the uninhabited Siansimba Islands or sipping sundowners aboard a speedboat. Stay in perfectly situated camps and lodges, with views of plunging gorges and watering holes from your beautifully appointed rooms. From beginning to end, savor an active and experiential journey into one of Africa’s lesser-known regions.
Create lasting memories as you travel through the wilds of Africa, with exciting animal encounters, idyllic canoe excursions, and everything in between. Wander lush forests bathed in the mist of thundering Victoria Falls, and listen for bird calls as your canoe drifts along the Zambezi River. Follow expert guides on thrilling walking tours of Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest national park, sighting majestic elephants, energetic zebras, and graceful cheetahs. On the historic Cape-to-Cairo Railway, watch for lions and giraffes emerging from the vast wilderness. Take in sweeping views from your deluxe bush camp accommodations, enjoying a sumptuous dinner each night before falling asleep under a sky of infinite stars. This memorable journey showcases the sights and sounds underlying the allure of untamed Africa.
What is a Guided Walking Safari?
Optional guided walks are a feature of CW Safaris, getting you out of your safari vehicle and into the incredible sights, sounds, and smells of Africa. You’ll learn tracking techniques from our expert, naturalist guides and revel in the tiny details that present themselves when you’re out in nature: flowers in bloom, birds on the wing, and newborn antelope foraging in the tall grass. On the days where walks are offered, they range from 1-3 hours, with shorter and longer options when feasible. Our goal is to offer as much walking as possible, but there are some days where due to park restrictions and/or transfers, game drives or water activities are included instead. Walks are in the bush and generally depart directly from the camps and lodges.