Itinerary – Zimbabwe

KidsMost days will include yoga and/or group sharing circles, and often brief meditation, in addition to the listed activities. Three meals a day are also provided.

Extremely Powerful

Visiting Africa was extremely powerful…. Tom and Laura understand and embrace Africa in a deep way that I don’t think you can find on a standard commercial safari.

—Barbara S., 2015

Due to the unpredictable nature of travel in general and African travel in particular, all trip details are subject to change.

DAY 1:  Get picked up at Bulawayo airport. Afternoon rest, group meeting, and dinner. Overnight at Sethule Lodge.

DAY 2: Transfer to Zvishavane, meet with local officials, food shopping, transfer to Mazhviha. Welcome meetings. Overnight as guests in homes of community members.

Dog. All photos copyright © Tom Bennigson/Open Heart Safari.DAYS 3-5: Participate in village life as guests of Muonde Trust. Group meetings, discussions, and celebrations. Plan shared activities. Observe and participate in Muonde Trust Projects.

Will Change Your Life

Open Heart Safari will change your life in subtle and profound ways.

—Jean B., 2013

DAY 6: Morning village activities and farewells. Transfer to Bulawayo. Overnight at Southern Comfort Lodge.

DAY 7: Transfer to Hwange N. Park. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at Ganda Lodge.

DAYS 8-10: Varied game drives and walks. Possibility of evening game drives. Overnight at Ganda.

More than a Safari

OHS is much more than a safari…. I felt in communion with the Universe and with my inner soul in a way that continues to help me.

—Anna P., 2015

DAY 11: Transfer to Victoria Falls. Overnight at Gertie’s Lodge.

DAY 12:  Early morning walking tour of Victoria Falls (before crowds dominate the site). Possibility to book various afternoon activities at own expense. Special sunset drinks and dinner. Overnight at Gertie’s.

More Meaningful

I was able to experience Africa on a deeper, more meaningful level. So often on the trip I thought how grateful I was to be with this group.

—Katie H., 2012

DAY 13: Closing circle. Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for departures.

Botswana ExtensionSable. All photos copyright © Tom Bennigson/Open Heart Safari.

DAY 13: Transfer to Kasane, Botswana. Afternoon drive into park. Overnight at Chobe Bush Camp.

Environment and Culture

I want to thank you Tom and Laura for really putting together a thoughtful interaction with the environment and culture. I want you to know I had an incredible time.

—Dove R., 2013

DAY 14: All day game drive. Overnight at Bush Camp.

DAY 15: Return through park to Kasane. Afternoon wildlife viewing from boat on Chobe River. Overnight at Water Lily Lodge.

DAY 16: Possible morning game drive if time permits. Closing circle. Transfer to Kasane Airport for departures.