3 Days Eastern Highlands: Nyanga Tour


Zimbabwe – World of Wonders

Zimbabwe is well-known for its natural and man-made wonders, amongst which are the Victoria Falls, Hwange National Parks, the Eastern Highlands and the Great Zimbabwe Monuments. It is a land of astounding beauty, wherever you go!

Above all, Zimbabwe is known for its people – proud, warm, friendly – a people eager to share their country, their culture, and their hospitality with you. We, at Travel Plan, invite you to share with us, our love for this magnificent land …. Zimbabwe.

This tour focus on Nyanga part of the magnificent Eastern Highlands where the country borders Mozambique.

Eastern Highlands

This beautiful part of Zimbabwe includes three distinct mountain areas; Nyanga, Vumba, and Chimanimani. All are paradises with waterfalls, streams, rich vegetation and wildlife, and each is subtly different. The Nyanga Mountains stretch 60 km north of Juliasdale. Zimbabwe’s highest location is here. Mount Nyangani with an altitude of 2592 metres. Picturesque Nyangombe Falls tumbling over the rocks into a pool are a popular family attraction.

The spectacular Mtarazi Falls plunge 762 metres down the almost sheer Honde Escarpment into the tropical valley below and is the second highest waterfall in Africa. Other breathtaking sights include World’s View with Lake Connemara and the enormous densely wooded Pungwe Gorge. South of Nyanga, through the Penhalonga valley, the road rises over Christmas Pass.  We, at Travel Plan, invite you to enjoy with us, the magnificent mountainous Nyanga.

Tour highlights

  • The magnificent view from the World’s View.
  • A refreshing swim in the Nyangombe pool.
  • Memorable and relaxing late afternoon tea at Nyamoro Dairy Farm.
  • Mtarazi falls – the highest waterfall in Zimbabwe and only second in Africa.

Why book tour?

  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Zimbabwean landscape and its hospitality.
  • Carefully selected accommodation based on location and value-for-money.
  • Most meals are included.
  • This tour can be upgraded to 5-star accommodations.
  • A tour designed by a Zimbabwean Operator with over 12 years of experience.

Includes

  • Accommodation: 2 nights at the Rhodes Hotel.
  • Meals: 2 dinners + 2 breakfasts + 2 lunches.
  • Transport: tour with our excellent guide/driver.

Itinerary   

Day 1: Welcome to Zimbabwe!

You will be picked up at a hotel of your choice from where you will be transferred to Nyanga, Eastern Highlands. Our experienced travel consultants will meet you and advise you on everything you want to know about your trip.

Enjoy a 4-hour drive to Nyanga passing through Marondera town, numerous rural shopping centres where you can buy local fruits when in season.

You will check in at Rhodes Hotel around 1800hrs and enjoy dinner, then rest.

Day 2:  World’s View, Nyangombe Falls and Nyamoro Dairy Farm.

After breakfast, a tour of the Rhodes Museum which is adjacent to the hotel will be done before proceeding to the historical Forts within the national park. These are the remainders of the civilisation which once thrived in the area. Tourist(s) will be taken to Nyangombe Falls to enjoy the falls and probably a swim if the weather is permitting (temperatures gets very low during winter times).

Lunch will be served at the hotel at 1300hrs. Soon after lunch, the tourists will be taken to the World’s View. Here one can see as far as the eye can see. On a clear day, one can see the top of the Birchnough Bridge which some 250km away. We will wound up the day by relaxing for a cup of tea and some home-made goodies at Nyamoro dairy farm before preceding back to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 3: Pungwe Falls and Mtarazi falls

After breakfast, tourist will be taken to view the Pungwe Gorge and Falls and the Mtarazi Falls. The latter being the second highest falls in Africa. The day will be concluded with fly fishing and lunch before departing back to Harare. There will be a provision for extension of the stay.

Price list

  • Prices per person.
  • Below are indicative prices, they depend on the availability of accommodations and can only be confirmed at deposit payment.
US$1350 Inclusive of transport and professional Guide

Payment for your tour

Once your bookings have been confirmed, you will be sent an invoice with payment instructions. You can pay with credit card using a credit card deduction form, bank charges (estimated to be 3.5%) are to be paid for by customers. We require a 10 % non-refundable deposit. If your travel starts within 60 days of booking, full payment will be required at the time of booking. The balance after paying the deposit is due 60 days before departure. The price paid for our holidays is no longer subject to change. Once you have paid we will guarantee that the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances.

Medical

Private medical facilities in Zimbabwe are sufficient for all first aid and common problems. Travellers requiring medical assistance calling for a blood transfusion, or who suffer any serious illness, or who are involved in an accident may require medical evacuation to South Africa. Excellent facilities are therefore one and a half hours flying away. Ensure that you have adequate travel insurance, including medical air evacuation, for the duration of your stay, and be sure to verify which circumstances and activities are excluded from your policy. Almost all medical services, such as doctors, hospitals and air ambulance medical evacuation, must be paid for in cash, as overseas medical insurance payments are not everywhere accepted. An overseas credit card will be very useful. Drink only bottled water which is everywhere available. In Zimbabwe, there is a risk of malaria in certain areas and/or during a certain time of the year. December to April are most risky in the lower areas of the country. In the dry season months July to October, malaria hardly occurs. You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you. Protect yourself from mosquito bites. This includes covering up, using insect repellent.

Safety

Zimbabwe is generally a safe country to travel. Street crime, such as pickpocketing and bag snatching happens. Ensure that your personal belongings and travel documents are secure, particularly in crowded places, and carry a photocopy of your passport. Remain vigilant, avoid travelling alone and avoid walking after dark. Photography of people is generally no problem. Photography near government offices, airports, military establishments, in addition to other sensitive facilities, is prohibited. Laws are strictly enforced, and all restrictions should be observed. If in doubt, do not take a picture or consult your guide.

Visa Requirements

Passport must be valid for the period of your stay. Make sure there are some extra available pages in your passport. For most nationalities, a tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival at a fee of between US$30 and US$70 payable in cash. The visa is valid for a maximum of 1 month. Keep the address of your first hotel at hand as you need to enter this on your entry form. For more information on visa requirements, check the following website: http://www.zimimmigration.gov.zw/index.php/visa-regime. We assist our clients to process their visa free of charge.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to make sure all the necessary visa and health requirements are fulfilled. We will advise you to the best of our ability but cannot be held responsible for any omissions in terms of visa and health requirements

Preparing for your tour

Climate The climate is tropical, although markedly moderated by altitude. There is a dry season, including a short cool season during the period May to September when the whole country has very little rain. The rainy season is typically a time of heavy rainfall from November to March

Equipment you need a torch, water bottle, sunhat/sunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars are a must for your game drives.

Footwear Comfortable shoes (or good walking boots if planning to hike), trainers or sandals for relaxing/travelling.

Clothing should generally be lightweight for the day. Also take a fleece, long trousers, and a waterproof and windproof jacket. During winter (July) we recommend you bring plenty of warm clothing, as temperatures can drop significantly. During spring (September to November) temperatures can drop in the evening, during the day you need a hat and sunscreen to protect you against the strong sun.

Swimming pools can be cold in the winter months as they are outside and not heated.

Luggage. On tour take a soft bag or suitcase. Also, take a daypack for items needed during any walks or sightseeing. Check with your airline the maximum weight of luggage allowed. Generally, the limit is 23 kg.

Electric Supply & Plugs 3 Pin Square (UK)

Mobile phone: It is possible to buy a sim card, it is best to do that on arrival at the airport at TelOne or Econet is also possible but there you need to submit your address (proof of residence) to buy your sim card. Roaming on your own sim card is possible but generally expensive. Note that not everywhere in Zimbabwe there is signal for your mobile to work. Especially in game parks, do not expect a signal.

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