19 Day Harare, Gonarezhou and Eastern Highlands Birding Adventure

  • 19 Day Tour
  • Zimbabwe
  • The Harare area supports a large number of birds through diverse habitats ranging from miombo woodlands to wetlands and dams, grasslands and granite formations, large and small.  Miombo and wetland birds tend to be the primary focus but excursions can be catered according to individual birdwatchers’ goals. Visits to Christon Bank, Domboshawa & Ngomakurira, Ewanrigg Botanical Garden and other birding spots in the city are all worthwhile. In season the vleis produce many sought-after species. Gonarezhou – on the border with Mozambique has a number of birds worth searching for and the spectacular eastern highlands has a large number of special birds; Chimanimani, Bvumba and Aberfoyle are areas visited on this trip.

Tour Details

Tour Includes

  • Transfers from airport to hotel return
  • Guided Birding Tours
  • 3 days birding in Harare
  • 1/2 a day birding in Masvingo
  • 3 days birding in Gonarezhou
  • 7 & 1/2 days birding in the Eastern Highlands 
  • Accommodation for 18 nights
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary 
  • Birding Conservation Fee



Tour Excludes

  • International flights
  • Meals not stated in itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature

 

Accommodation

  • The Lodge - Harare Wetlands Birding
  • Lodge at the Ancient City - Great Zimbabwe Birding
  • Nhambo Self-Catering Lodge - Gonarezhou Birding
  • Frog & Fern - Chimanimani Birding
  • Seldom Seen - Vumba Mutare Birding
  • Aberfoyle Lodge - Nyanga Birding

 



Price Guide

  • £3975 per person sharing a twin/double
  • Cost based on 8 people travelling together. For groups of a different size, please contact us to discuss pricing.




Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival into Harare +

On arrival at the Harare International Airport you will be met and greeted by representatives of Birdlife Zimbabwe, and your birding guide. Assistance will be given with luggage to the transfer Quantum minibus or similar. A transfer will follow from Harare International airport to The Lodge +/- 25 minutes. AtThe Lodge on arrival you will be served with welcome drinks and porters at the lodge will assist with luggage to the rooms. Dinner will be at the lodge (own expense)

Day 2 - Harare Wetlands Birding (B,L,D)+

After breakfast you will be transferred to Christon Bank and Komani for a birding tour. Lunch will be a packed one. The afternoon will continue with the birding trails in these areas well know for good bird sightings. Dinner tonight will be at the Portuguese style chicken restaurant Coimbra, return transportation is included to this venue.

Day 3 - Harare Wetlands Birding (B,L)+

Breakfast After breakfast you will be transferred to Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens & Ngomakurira, Domboshawa areas for a birding tour. Lunch will be a packed one. The afternoon will continue with the birding trails in these areas well know for good bird sightings. In the late afternoon you will be transferred back to the Lodge. Dinner will be at leisure on your own arrangements

Day 4 - Harare Wetlands Birding (B,L,D)+

After breakfast you will be transferred to Haka Park and Mukuvisi Woodlands for a birding tour. Lunch will be a packed one, and in the late afternoon you will be transferred back to the Lodge. Dinner will be at a Chinese Restaurant, The GREAT WALL, return transfers are included.

Day 5 - Great Zimbabwe Birding (B,L,D)+

Breakfast will be at the Lodge and thereafter you will be transferred to the central part of Zimbabwe, south of Harare - Masvingo town, home to the famous Great Zimbabwe Ruins. On arrival at Lodge at Ancient city, welcome drinks will be served and porters will assist with luggage to the designated rooms. Lunch will be served at the lodge, and is included. In the afternoon you will embark on a birding tour in the Great Zimbabwe, area. Dinner will be at the lodge and is included.

Days 6 to 9 - Gonarezhou Birding (B,L,D)+

For the next 3 days you trip will follow a similar pattern. Breakfast at lodge - Birding tour - Packed lunch - Return to Lodge - Dinner

Days 10 and 11 - Chimanimani Birding (B,L,D)+

The next 3 daps your tour will follow a similar pattern in Chimanimani. Breakfast - Birding - Packed Lunch - Birding - Return to Lodge - Dinner.

Days 12 to 14 - Vumba Mutare Birding (B,L,D)+

The next 3 daps your tour will follow a similar pattern in Vumba Mutare. Breakfast - Birding - Packed Lunch - Birding - Return to Lodge - Dinner.

Days 15 to 17 - Nyanga Birding (B,L,D)+

The next 3 daps your tour will follow a similar pattern in Nyanga. Breakfast - Birding - Packed Lunch - Birding - Return to Lodge - Dinner.

18 - Harare Wetlands Birding (B,L,D)+

Today you return to Harare to do a final birding trip back in the Harare Wetlands.

Day 19 - Home (B)+

Breakfast will be at The Lodge. You will then spend the morning at leisure. You will be transferred from the hotel to the Harare International airport for the departure flight, at an agreed time.

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