Zimbabwe’s land of exotic excitement offers visitors a wealth of safari opportunities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites that reach much further than the rainbows of Victoria Falls. This prestigious playground maintains an appealing diversity of landscapes, from the swanky Eastern Highlands Mountains to an impressive collection of celebrated game parks, and is the perfect destination for the quintessential African experience.
“Zimbabwe Beyond the Rainbow ” provides an enthralling juxtaposition of breathtaking landscapes, fine cuisine, and the unbridled thrill of the African wilderness. Melt into the rhythmic heartbeat of Africa while sipping sundowners aboard a cruise up the Zambezi River, peppered with submerged crocodiles and pods of hippopotamuses. The pace escalates with a stimulating hike through Africa’s most vocal rain forest as “the Smoke that Thunders” crashes on all sides. Marvel at the grandeur of the world’s ultimate waterfall as more than 100 million gallons of water crash through the channels of UNESCO’s Victoria Falls – and the multicolored arches that dance in the mist.
Venture to an authentic Zimbabwean village and learn the ancient secrets and customs of a traditional medicine healer. Savor a succulent four-course barbecue feast and prove your fearlessness by sampling the mopane worms. Later, you are invited to join in the drumming circle as Amakwezi dancers demonstrate how the locals celebrate.
After a transcendent journey both over and under the rainbows, fly to the land of the giants in Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve.
Hwange National Park is home to more than one hundred animal species, including buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hyenas, lions and massive herds of elephants. Enjoy up-close-and-personal accommodations in a classic tented camp, right next to the well-traveled wildlife path.
Finally, follow the elephants northeast to the remote Mana Pools National Park . This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers sweeping views of the mountains bordering Africa’s Great Rift Valley and acacia trees overlooking the Zambezi River. Paddle your own canoe down the Zambezi, watching for hidden hippos and the flying spectacle above. Cap your evenings off with gourmet dinners, lively storytelling around the campfire, and sapphire skies decorated with an infinite blanket of stars.
For more information and to book this dream safari, contact your favorite Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit http://click.newsletter.redcarnationhotels.com/?qs=bb6fc6b3767382d90829aa5d685a516251b3537844abd39c0b9ab9093711666a.
(Source: African Travel Inc)