At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Ancient history, safaris, & World Wonders
Discover the rich culture and spectacular wildlife of Zimbabwe on two wheels, four wheels and on foot. We begin in the Matobo Hills with archaeologist Paul Hubbard, then move north to Hwange for thrilling game drives – on the lookout for lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and more! Then it’s on to our oasis on the Zambezi and breathtaking Victoria Falls, before being serenaded by hippos at night.
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Day by Day
Meet at the OR Tambo Intercontinental Hotel for the journey to the elusive Matobo Hills. Enjoy lunch and relax around the stone pool before a walk up to nearby granite koppies for a light afternoon sundowner.
Visit with resident archaeologist and historian, Paul Hubbard, who will bring the area’s rich history to life through his storytelling. Discover the San rock art sites found in shallow caves, as well as Cecil John Rhodes’ final resting place, the “View of the World”.
Today’s activity is of your choosing: perhaps embark on a leisurely bike ride through the villages and homes nestled amidst the Matopos, or head out on a safari to track down the black and white rhinos native to the land.
Take a drive from Camp Amalinda to Hwange National Park, stopping at points of interest en route. Meet with our safari guides at Hwange Main Camp to game-drive through the park to our charming lodge.
Begin to adjust to the gentle pace of safari life as you rise at the crisp African dawn for a game drive, followed by an afternoon spent as you wish: perhaps opting for an activity such as bird-watching, or simply relaxing and taking a nap. You’ve earned it!
Choose from a variety of options today available through the camp: maybe tracking down the lions and zebra that call Hwange home, either by vehicle or, for those with an adventurous streak, by foot on a walking safari.
After a last game drive at Hwange, we make our way to the thunderous Victoria Falls for a truly awe-inspiring experience. A guided tour will take us around the falls and rainforest, and through the craft markets in town.
Take your pick of activity for your final day at Victoria Falls: from Grade 5 white-water rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling and zip-lining, the amusement never ends.
This morning we have time for one final activity before returning to Victoria Falls airport for our flight back to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Safe travels!
Marvel at World Wonders.
Camp Amalinda, Matopos
Tucked away in an ancient bushman shelter in the mysterious Matobo Hills, Camp Amalinda is an architectural gem. The camp is built into the side of a hill and surrounded by an impressive granite wilderness. Each unique suite is crafted out of natural stone and features comfortable furnishings. The dreamy spa and infinity pool overlook a scenic waterhole. View hotel website »
Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park
Stay in luxury canvas tents, charmingly styled with wood-burner fireplaces, gauze sliding doors and decadent vintage baths with views. Spacious split-level decks include a lounge and dining area with stunning vistas over the busy pan. The elevated plunge pool is great for cooling off during summer days and overlooks the elephant drinking pool. View hotel website »
Victoria Falls River Lodge, Victoria Falls
Perched on the edge of the mighty Zambezi river, this tented luxury lodge is so close to Victoria Falls, you can see the spray in the distance. Each tent offers a larger than king size bed, a freestanding bath and soothing outdoor shower. Private viewing decks afford spectacular views of the river—so sit back, relax and watch while the hippos wallow! View hotel website »
We were fascinated to learn how close we were to each and every animal and so impressed with the guides. We became friends with all of them in a very short time—my children will definitely be returning thanks to you, your planning, and the wonderful people we met.— Kathleen Murphy
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— George Butterfield
This trip is appropriate for travellers who are in good shape and relatively active, however, activities can typically be adjusted to suit your needs.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All lodge accommodation
- All meals with local drinks
- Laundry at Somalisa
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Regional flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
- Camp activities as indicated
- Guided tours as indicated
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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