Victoria Falls, Devils Cataract, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Walking & Wildlife Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group
Destinations:
Zimbabwe
Programmes:
Walking & Trekking
Trip Code:
TZZ
Activity Rating - Moderate
Moderate

You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

16 Days Flight Inclusive
14 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

In the east, ridges rise up towards high plateaus broken by gorges and valleys beneath towering peaks. South of here great ruins stand testament to a bygone civilisation that once ruled this land. To the southwest massive granite boulders balance seemingly precariously on top of each other as rhinos graze lazily beneath. Whilst in the west herds of elephants roam through grasslands and Wild dogs go on the hunt in packs. Finally, in the northwest the mighty Victoria Falls thunder over basalt cliffs. This is Zimbabwe as we uncover it hiking through its mountains and on safari through its game reserves.

At a Glance

  • 4 days walking and 3 half-day walks
  • 13 nights hotel and lodges, mostly en suite
  • Altitude maximum 2592m, average 1700m
  • Group normally 4 to 12, plus local leader
  • Countries visited: Zimbabwe

Trip Highlights

  • Mt. Nyangani, Zimbabwe's highest peak
  • Wild Chimanimani mountains
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Safari in Matobo and Hange NPs
  • The mighty Victoria Falls

Is This Trip for You?

This trip has an activity level of 3 (Moderate). Good health and reasonable fitness are important and you should take regular exercise before travelling on this trip. Moderate trips are either fairly easy medium-duration walks or harder, shorter walks. There is some walking at higher altitude and occasional longer/harder days may be involved. Generally underfoot conditions will be fair. We climb to a maximum of 2592m (Mt. Nyangani) and a walking day is normally 3 - 7 hours. The game viewing is generally at its best from May to October as visibility improves with trees losing their leaves and because game is more restricted to areas that have water. Victoria Falls are at their fullest around May-June, this means the curtain of water is likely to be continuous and the spray much greater; however it is harder to get closer to the falls for this same reason. Zimbabwe is a relatively large country and some of the distances covered are fairly long, most being on average 5hrs driving plus stops along the way. Legal Note: all group members joining this tour will be asked to sign an indemnity form at the start of the holiday. This indemnity form is a requirement of the South African Tourism Service Association which our local supplier is a member of. As a client of Exodus Travels Ltd, your rights under the Package Travel Regulations (1992) are unaffected, and Exodus remains liable for the actions of our sub-contractors. You may find our Fitness Training Guide a useful reference: http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/pdf/Exodus_WT_Fitness_Training_Guide.pdf

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Adult min age:
16
Max group size:
12

Itinerary

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start in Harare; drive to the Eastern Highlands.

    Passengers not on the group flight can either be picked up at the pre-tour hotel or meet the group at Harare airport when the group flights land (normally late morning). We travel from Harare Airport approx. 5 hours (excluding stops) towards the Eastern Highlands near the town of Mutare where we will base ourselves for the next 3 days exploring the region. Lunch will be had en route and we aim to arrive late afternoon at our lodge.
    Musangano Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

  • Day 2

    Gentle hike in the morning; free afternoon to relax or go on a self-guided walk.

    Our first day walking is a gentle one as we spend the morning walking through valleys and up mountains. We pass by a small Zimbabwe ruin and a local Bushman painting site before getting to a viewpoint where we can see Mt. Nyangani, our challenge for tomorrow.

    We return to our lodge in time for a late lunch and have a free afternoon to either enjoy the self-guided trails through the surrounding woodland from the lodge or relax by the pool. Hiking approx 4hrs; 6kms
    Musangano Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
    Distance covered: 6 km / 3 miles
    Activity (hours):
    4
  • Day 3

    Summit Zimbabwe's highest peak, Mt. Nyangani.

    after approximately 2hrs transfer we reach the base of our goal: the summit of Zimbabwe’s highest peak, Mt. Nyangani (2,592m). This is a moderate hike up to the summit though there are some steep sections. The walk to the top should take about 3 hours and we aim to get there in time to enjoy our picnic lunch admiring the panoramic view.

    Hiking approx 4-5hrs; 7kms.
    Musangano Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
    Distance covered: 8 km / 4 miles
    Activity (hours):
    4-5
  • Day 4

    Transfer to the Chimanimani Mountains; afternoon hike to the top of Bridal Veil Falls.

    This morning we transfer south to the Chimanimani Mountains with their volcanic peaks, deep valleys and gorges. The Chimanimani National Park has preserved the mountains’ pristine wilderness with most of the park only accessible by footpaths. Our transfer should take around 3 hours and we aim to arrive at the lodge around lunch time.

    This afternoon we head out through the indigenous forest to the stunning Bridal Veil Falls which tumble 50m over a cliff into a tranquil glade. We hike up to the top of the falls before returning to the lodge. Total hiking time approx. 3-4hrs; 5kms.
    Frog and Fern Guest House or similar, Standard

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 5 km / 3 miles
    Activity (hours):
    3-4
  • Day 5

    Full day hike through the Chimanimani Mountains.

    Following a short transfer we spend the whole day hiking through the Chimanimani National Park. Our hike, which involves some scrambling, takes us up the quartzite ridges of the Chimanimani Mountains and onto a large plateau. From here views stretch out over the highest peak, Mt Binga, towards the Mozambican border and beyond. We walk through valleys and ridges on a circuitous route taking us back to our starting point later in the afternoon. Hiking approx. 6-7hrs; 10kms
    Frog and Fern Guest House or similar, Standard

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 10 km / 6 miles
    Activity (hours):
    6-7
  • Day 6

    Transfer to Great Zimbabwe; afternoon informative walk around the ruins.

    Leaving the eastern highlands behind we head west into the heart of Zimbabwe and the Great Zimbabwe ruins (about 5hrs). This grand monument dates back to the 11th to 15th centuries and is the greatest ancient man-made site in Southern Africa. It has become a symbol for the country which took its name after independence.

    After a late lunch we explore the site on an informative walk around the ruins learning about their history and the people who built them and lived here.
    Great Zimbabwe Hotel or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 7

    Drive to Matobo National Park; afternoon hike through grinet ridges to cave paintings.

    We continue on our journey via the cities of Masvingo and Bulawayo to the Matobo National Park and our lodge just outside the park (about 5hrs drive plus stops). The park (also known as Matopos National Park) is famous for its giant boulders precariously balanced on top of each other known as kopjes and for being the final resting place of coloniser, Cecil Rhodes.

    Upon arrival we go for a walk through granite ridges and domes to some caves with excellent examples of San Bushmen art. We enjoy a sundowner in the bush before returning to our lodge for the night. Walking approx. 3hrs, 4kms
    Hermits Peak Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 4 km / 2 miles
    Activity (hours):
    3
  • Day 8

    Full day exploring Matobo NP by vehicle and on foot in search of rhino and other wildlife.

    Matobo National Park is one of the best places in the world to spot both Black and White rhinos along with other emblematic African animals such as leopards. We set off on a game drive looking for wildlife before heading out on foot in the hope of spotting the local White rhino population. We should, hopefully, see a variety of other animals one foot as well, set amidst the granite backdrop of the park.

    Returning to our vehicle we continue to World’s View and the historical site of Cecil Rhodes’ grave. The coloniser picked this ancient Ndebele site for his grave in large part due to the views it provides. We later return to our lodge with time to explore the local area independently or sit back and relax enjoying the surroundings. Walking and driving times are not fixed as it depends on what game we may come across.
    Hermits Peak Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 9

    Rural walk through some of the local villages; afternoon time at a hide watching animals come to a water hole.

    Today we explore the cultural surroundings near the park as we go for a walk and visit local villages on foot. As we wander through these rural surroundings we get an insight into the local way of life.

    This afternoon we walk to a hide on the lodge property to watch animals come down to drink at a local watering hole. Walking approx. 5-6hrs; 8kms.
    Hermits Peak Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
    Distance covered: 8 km / 4 miles
    Activity (hours):
    5-6
  • Day 10

    Drive to Hwange National Park; later sit by a water hole looking for wildlife or relax by the pool.

    The drive to our next destination, Hwange National Park, is about 5 hrs (plus stops). The largest national park in Zimbabwe, Hwange occupies roughly 14,650 square kilometres and is famed for its large elephant population.

    We will arrive at our lodge, located in the game management area that borders the park, in the afternoon. Once there we have a couple water-based options, one being going down to a watering hole to look out for animals coming to drink, the other being going to the pool for a refreshing dip.
    Miombo Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 11

    Full day safari by 4WD vehicle in Hwange NP.

    We spend the whole day exploring the park in an open 4WD game-viewing vehicle. As well as large populations of elephants, we will be looking for various other animals such as lions, giraffe, hippo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and even Wild dog amongst others. Whist we can’t guarantee seeing any specific animal, this is the best park in Zimbabwe for safaris.
    Miombo Lodge or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 12

    Transfer to Victoria Falls; later we visit the mighty falls themselves.

    It’s a relatively short drive (about 3 hrs plus stops) to our final destination, the town of Victoria Falls, located just a short walk from the mighty falls themselves.

    After Dr. David Livingstone, the first European to see the falls, looked upon the natural wonder, he wrote “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Measuring 108m in height and 1,708m in width, Victoria Falls is known as the ‘largest’ falls in the world as, when in full flow, they have the largest single sheet of water tumbling over. At its peak, normally April, the spray typically rises 400m into the air giving it its local Tonga name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders.’

    This afternoon we have a 2-3hr guided walk of the falls from the Zimbabwean side giving a spectacular view of the tumbling Zambezi River rushing over basalt cliffs.

    We will also be able to book any optional activities for tomorrow.
    Rainbow Hotel or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 13

    Free day for optional activities such as scenic flights, rafting or river cruise.

    Today is a free day to enjoy the many activities on offer in the area such as white-water rafting, taking a flight over the falls, going on a sunset cruise or crossing into neighbouring Zambia to see the falls from that side (please note that you will need a Zambian visa for this and will need to get a new Zimbabwean visa as well).
    Rainbow Hotel or similar, Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 14

    Trip ends today, those on the group flights will depart this afternoon.

    The trip ends this morning. Those on group flights will be taken to the airport for their flight back to London.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

All ascents, descents and distances listed above have been measured by our local partners or tour leaders. Please note that different GPS measuring devices can give differing results dependent on the barometric pressures at the time. Measurements stated throughout these trips notes are given to help you understand the types of terrain and distances you will encounter.

Accommodation

Hotels & lodges

11 nights en suite hotels and lodges, 2 nights chalets with shared bathrooms We use a number of properties ranging from lodges to chalets to hotels, all en suite apart from 2 nights in Chimanimani where 2 rooms share a bathroom. There are swimming pools available at most properties and some also have walking trails and access to watering holes where we can watch wildlife come to drink. Wifi is available some nights but even when available is not the most reliable.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single only guarantees a room for single use. It does not always mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Single supplement from 689.00 CHF

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 7 dinners included

Most of the included meals are prepared by our crew in the tradition of African overlanding. Some of the breakfasts are provided by the hotels, others prepared by our crew. Included lunches are normally picnic style and included dinners can vary. Generally the meals consist of: Breakfast - cereals, coffee, tea and toast, the occasional cooked breakfast. Lunch - cheese, cold meats, salads, bread or rolls. Dinner - potjies (stew), braais (barbecue), stir fries, pasta. Most generally cooked on the open fire. Fruit squash/cordial is normally served with breakfast along with tea and coffee. Other drinks are generally available from the hotels/lodges or there will be an opportunity to purchase them along the way. Safe drinking water is provided and you should bring a water-bottle that you can use to refill. Vegetarians and/or people with other dietary requirements are generally well catered for, however please let us know at time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

The water provided on this trip is safe and clean drinking water, normally coming from bore-holes. It is not bottled water, however. If you would rather have bottled water then this will be at your expense, though we would encourage you to make use of the safe drinking water provided as this helps diminish plastic consumption.

Transportation

We normally use a customised 12 seater truck or a 14 seater Mercedes Sprinter (with a trailer for luggage) for the transits from place to place. In Matobo and Hwange National Parks we use open game viewing 4WD vehicles. There are some longer drives upwards of 5 hours (plus stops) but we spend either 2 or 3 nights everywhere except at the Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

Zimbabwe can be visited year-round though the dry season is from April to October. Temperatures can also be cooler during this time of year, especially in the highlands, and it can get quite cold at night in June and July. The hottest months are generally October and November. The rainy season generally starts in late November and continues through to March. This shouldn’t put you off, however, as the rains don’t normally last very long and there is still plenty of sunshine. The eastern highlands do tend to be wetter than the western lowlands.

Weather Information

Zimbabwe can be visited year-round though the dry season is from April to October. Temperatures can also be cooler during this time of year, especially in the highlands, and it can get quite cold at night in June and July. The hottest months are generally October and November. The rainy season generally starts in late November and continues through to March. This shouldn’t put you off, however, as the rains don’t normally last very long and there is still plenty of sunshine. The eastern highlands do tend to be wetter than the western lowlands.

Weather Charts

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 16 days
The group flight from London is an overnight flight departing the day before Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London
We normally use the scheduled services of Ethiopian Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 14 days starting in Harareand ending in Victoria Falls

Your trip normally starts at the Harare international airport in
the morning of Day 1 of the itinerary described below, at the group arrival time. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure. (Land only clients can be picked up at a local hotel 1 hour before the group arrival flight and
transferred to the Harare International airport by prior arrangement).

In the unlikely event of any of your luggage being misplaced or damaged, a Property Irregularity Report (PIR) must be filed with the appropriate airline if you subsequently wish to make a claim against the airline or on your travel insurance. This must be done at the airport where your baggage arrived, or should have arrived.

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Location start:
Harare
Location end:
Victoria Falls

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Good trekking boots
Torch
Towel
Daypack (at least 25 litres)
Hat
Sun cream and sunglasses
Waterproofs
Water bottles (1L-2L)
Mosquito repellent
Please take neutral coloured clothing for the game walks.

Please note that hard-cases may not fit in the vehicle so please bring soft bags.

Water Included

Plastic bottles are a big issue in many countries where recycling isn’t yet widely available; they often end up in landfill sites or get burnt, both processes are harmful to the environment and we would like to reduce our impact here. For your trip we provide an alternative to single-use plastic bottles in order to reduce the amount of plastic used. This means that safe drinking water will be available throughout so all you need to do is bring a bottle to re-fill along the way. Please add this to your packing list!

If while packing you find a spare bit of space in your bag please be sure to check out our partner ‘Pack for a Purpose’ to identify items that are needed locally by schools and medical clinics. Your Tour Leader can assist with donating the items. http://www.packforapurpose.org

Optional Equipment

Walking poles

Binnoculars

Practical Information

Visa

 Zimbabwe

 

Most nationalities, including British require a visa to visit Zimbabwe.  This can be obtained from the Zimbabwean Embassy in London but it is a lot easier to get it on arrival in Zimbabwe.  The current charge for a single entry visit visa issued on arrival in Zimbabwe is £35.00 or US$55.00, although this could change. If you have not obtained a visa before travelling, you should bring enough cash with you to pay for your visa on arrival. You should ensure you have small notes as immigration officers may not be able to provide change.

If you plan on visiting Zambia as well then there is the UNIVISA (a shared visa for Zimbabwe and Zambia) that will allow you multiple entries into Zimbabwe.

Please note that if flying via South Africa you will probably have to pass immigration there. New regulations, as of the 1 Oct 2014, mean that children under 18 will have to have an unabridged birth certificate showing the names of both parents. If the child is travelling with only one parent they will need to have an affidavit from the other parent, of no more than 3 months, confirming the child can travel with the other parent; a court order granting full legal guardianship of the child; or a death certificate of the deceased parent.

 

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

Zimbabwe

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Malaria prophylaxis is essential on this trip, and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take.

Bilharzia is known to occur in some of the lakes or rivers visited on this itinerary, we therefore advise all to take advice from your guide or leader locally before venturing for a swim.

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Zimbabwe's Timezone:
Africa/Harare CAT (GMT +02:00)

Electricity

Zimbabwe's Electricity:

Zimbabwe has two types of sockets, the most common being the same as the one used in the UK, the other being one with large round pins (also used in South Africa).

Zimbabwe has two types of sockets, type D which has large round pins (also used in South Africa) and type G which is the same as the UK.

Money

Zimbabwe's Currency

The national currency of Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWD). The exchange rate at the time of writing (July 2019) is 1GBP = 450ZWD, 1EUR = 400ZWD / 1AUD = 250ZWD / 1NZD = 240ZWD / 1CAD = 270ZWD / 1USD = 360ZWD.

Zimbabwe uses the Zimbabwe Dollar as it's legal currency though South African Rand and US Dollar are also widely accepted. The US dollar is accepted for the visa on arrival, many of the optional excursions we offer as well as food and drink at the majority of the properties that we stay at.

It is possible to change USD and GBP in Zimbabwe at Harare airport as well as local banks and bureau du change in major towns. Try to bring small notes as they are more likely to be accepted.

Please note that this advice is subject to change.

ATM Availability

There are ATMs in Zimbabwe which accept foreign cards. Due to sporadic cash shortages in the country, however, it is best not to rely on these ATMs. It is possible to pay using cards at a number of the lodges we stay at as well as for some of the optional activities in Victoria Falls.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Extra expenses are meals not included in the trip price, drinks, snacks, optional activities in Victoria Falls and souvenirs. The amount you should bring will depend on which activities you opt to do in Victoria Falls, how much you drink, and how many souvenirs you purchase.

We recommend around USD$400 for meals and incidentals, more if you plan on buying many souvenirs or doing some of the more expensive activities at Victoria Falls.

Optional Excursions

Helicopter flight over falls (12-13 mins) US$150 +park fees US$12, or (25 mins Game/Scenic Flight) US$284 + park fees US$12
White water rafting US$120 +park fees US$10 for half day
Sunset Zambezi cruise US$50 + park fees US$10
Sunset Zambezi cruise and dinner US$90 + park fees US$10

Tipping

Tipping is expected but not compulsory in Zimbabwe. Most hotel staff, waiters and local guides do rely on tipping as part of their wages. The leader will collect a tipping kitty, normally of around US$40 Our local staff are paid well and fairly for their work with Exodus, but we would still recommend for your leader approximately US$3 per person per day (about US$40 for the whole trip).

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 14 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

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Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

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TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.