11 nights / May – November


An 11 night safari that encompasses 3 National Parks – the Kafue, Hwange and Zambezi National Parks and gives you 3 completely different safari experiences and habitats to experience in one trip!
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Zim / Zam Explorer – Safari Overview

The wide open plains of the Southern Kafue and the rugged hills and rock carvings of Bumbusi in Hwange National Park are the perfect safari combination for true safari enthusiasts and lovers of the wilderness. The variety of mammal and bird species in the Southern Kafue along with the seasonal high density close up viewing of elephants and great walking safari opportunities at Bumbusi offer 2 really unique safari experiences. Nestled in between the 4 night stay at both camps is a wonderful 3 night stay on the secretive Tsowa Island on the Zambezi River just above the Victoria Falls.


15 May – 15 November

Trip Duration

11 nights


3 venues

Group Size

2 – 8 people

Travel Route

1. Livingstone – 2. Nanzhila Plains Camp – 3. Tsowa Island Camp – 6. Victoria Falls Airport – 4. Robins Airstrip – 5. Bumbusi Wilderness Camp– 4. Robins Airstrip – 6. Victoria Falls Airport

*This package can be booked in the reverse order as well

Day 1 – 5: 4 nights

nanzhila – plains Camp

The closest big game safari camp to Livingstone and Victoria Falls which retains a wonderful sense of wilderness and isolation.

This safari begins in Livingstone with a 3 hour road transfer to Dundumwezi Gate where you will be met by the Nanzhila Plains safari team. Enjoy a game drive into camp and settle into the beautiful rooms with views over the dambo to enjoy a 4 night stay.

What you will love about Nanzhila

Owner run experience

Your hosts at Nanzhila are the owners – Steve and Cindy Smith – which means you are assured of faultless attention to detail and hours of stories around the fire about life in the bush!

Dambo Facing Rooms

The chalets or safari tents all have beautiful views over the dambo and the gauzed windows allow all the wonderful sounds of the African night to reach you clearly!

Land Based Activities

Game drives and safari walks around Nanzhila are bound to reveal a wide variety of wildlife and bird species including 4 out of the Big 5!

Day 5 – 8: 3 nights


Tsowa Safari Island is situated 40km upstream from Victoria Falls half way between Kasane and Vic Falls. 

After breakfast, you will leave Nanzhila Plains and head south through the Park to Livingstone for a 3 night stay at the new Tsowa Island Camp located on an island in the middle of the Zambezi River just above Victoria Falls.

What you will love about Tsowa

Zambezi Island hideaway

Private accommodation on a secluded island in the middle of the Zambezi River

Victoria Falls

Experience the wonder of the largest waterfall in the world and one of the Wonder’s of the Natural World!

River Activities

In contrast to Nanzhila and Bumbusi, experience water based activities on the Zambezi River.

Day 8 – 12: 4 nights


A classic safari camp tucked beneath a lush grove of giant Mahogany trees in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park

After 3 nigths at the Tsowa Island Camp, you will have 4 nights in Hwange National Park at the remote and authentic Bumbusi Wilderness Camp. 

What you will love about Bumbusi

bumbusi wilderness camp hwange national park walking
Diverse Walking Safaris

Walk the drainage lines, gorges and hills of this stunning and remote part of Hwange National Park.

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Camp Oasis

The lush green lawns and densely shaded trees of camp provide is an oasis for guests and wildlife alike

Historical Carvings

An added dimension to the safari experience is the ancient rock carvings located a short walk from camp.

Total Duration: 11 nights 

This package is available from May – November

Cost from: USD 4’448.50 per person 

INCLUDES: 11 nights accommodation, all meals and local drinks at Nanzhila and Bumbusi, twice daily safari activities at Nanzhila and Bumbusi, laundry and park fees at Nanzhila and Bumbusi. Road transfer from Livingstone to Nanzhila and back to Tsowa Island, Road transfer from Tsowa Island to Victoria Falls Airport, return scheduled charter flights to Robins Airstrip, return internal transfers from Robins Airstrip to Bumbusi, teas and coffee and selected activities at Tsowa Island.

EXCLUDES: International flights, visa fees, gratuities, drinks and selected activities at Tsowa Island., 

Bookings & Enquiries

To enquire about accommodation at Bumbusi, please email us at res@bumbusi.com or use the contact form below

*Please note that there is no campsite facility at Bumbusi.

Have you heard about the "Bumbusi Difference"?

On top of offering a great safari product, Bumbusi offers three unique experiences offered nowhere in Hangwe! Download this FREE pdf to find out more.

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