On our Wild Zimbabwe Safari you experience the incredible story of wildlife conservation in Hwange National Park where some 40,000 elephants now roam free, thanks to the guides you'll meet and the local communities who have become stewards of their land. Accompanied by the most highly trained and fun-loving professional safari guides in Africa, we traverse this vast wildland across its mosaic of open grassland and woodland habitats that support herds of grazing and browsing herbivores and their predators; abundant lion prides, leopards, cheetahs, wild dog, and hyena. This is much more than a wildlife safari. In addition to some of the best game viewing in Africa, additional activities include night game drives, walking safaris like tracking elephant on foot, riding the private Elephant Express train in the park, and photographing elephants just a few feet away from the underground Lookup Blind complete with a toilet and bar! We are welcomed as guests into local villages, schools and homes, and given an audience to chat with a village chief and matriarch. You can also join the “pump run” accompanying Hwange guides on their maintenance of the eight pumped waterholes where wildlife congregate. Retire each day with sundowners at your own luxuriously furnished safari villa. This Zimbabwe safari concludes on the shore of the Zambezi River in the luxurious Zambezi Sands Tent Camp with a guided tour of Victoria Falls and optional easy kayak excursions. Ask about convenient pre or post safari add-ons from Vic Falls to Zambia, Botswana, or South Africa.