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8-Day Gonarezhou Backpacking Safari Experience

Enjoy a thrilling 8-Day Gonarezhou Backpacking Safari Experience with Exodus Safaris and immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou National Park. This unique journey promises adventure, excitement, and unforgettable experiences as you explore remote areas of the park rarely seen by others.

Your journey begins at 8.00am, when you'll be picked up from Bulawayo International Airport and driven to Gonarezhou National Park. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking scenery of the Zimbabwean countryside, with its rolling hills, rugged landscapes, and abundant wildlife.

Upon arrival at Gonarezhou, your home for the next few days will be at Chipinda Pools campsite, nestled amidst the park's pristine wilderness. Here, you'll have the opportunity to unwind and prepare for your upcoming safari adventure. Your experienced guides will go over your supplies and ensure that you have everything you need for your journey into the bush.

As part of the backpacking safari experience, you'll have the opportunity to carry your own equipment and sleep under the stars, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the African bush. This unique approach allows you to connect with nature on a deeper level, as you explore remote areas of Gonarezhou that are inaccessible to vehicles and rarely visited by other travelers.

Set out on guided hikes and bushwalks through the park's diverse landscapes, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and more. With expert guides leading the way, every step promises excitement and discovery as you traverse the savannah, woodlands, and riverine habitats of Gonarezhou.

In the evenings, unwind around the campfire under the vast African sky, swapping stories of the day's adventures with your fellow travelers. With the sounds of the bush as your soundtrack, you'll feel a sense of peace and tranquility unlike anything you've experienced before.

So why wait? Join Exodus Safaris on this unforgettable Gonarezhou Backpacking Safari Experience and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Zimbabwe's wild places. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and thrilling wildlife encounters awaiting, this safari promises to be an adventure of a lifetime.

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals as Listed
  • Meals & Drinks
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks

Tour Plan

Day 01 Transfer Bulawayo to Gonarezhou National Park

Visitors will be collected from Bulawayo International Airport and transported to Gonarezhou National Park. Upon arrival, there will be an opportunity to review the essential packing and equipment needed for the upcoming trek. Guests are expected to carry their own gear and set up lightweight tents.

To ensure that everyone is well-prepared for their expedition into the wilderness, it is advisable to double-check all items on the packing list.

Day 02 Gonarezhou National Park

Under the guidance of an experienced leader from Exodus Safaris, you'll receive comprehensive preparation for your upcoming outdoor excursion. Following a journey of several hours from Chipinda Camp, we'll conduct equipment checks and review essential safety guidelines pertinent to the backpacking itinerary.

Our route spans approximately 3-4 hours alongside a stream leading into the Runde River. This exclusive experience offers an opportunity to immerse ourselves in pristine nature and uncover hidden natural pools nestled far from the typical paths.

With no roads in sight, guests can revel in an authentic wilderness retreat beneath the glittering expanse of starlit skies, embracing the simple joys of camping in its purest essence. Participants will engage in tent setup and assist with fundamental tasks around the campsite.

Day 03 On the trail in Gonarezhou

With our itineraries meticulously planned and preparations complete, we eagerly anticipate the rhythm of establishing camp each morning, embarking on our journey to new destinations, and immersing ourselves in the natural splendor surrounding us. As we traverse, we anticipate encountering numerous creatures thriving in their native habitats. Our campsites will be strategically positioned near water sources, affording us the chance to observe animals frolicking as they quench their thirst.

Day 04 On the trail in Gonarezhou National Park

As we progress from one stop to another, the captivating sights and sounds of the surroundings will undoubtedly capture our attention. We'll have the opportunity to witness a variety of majestic animals up close within a safe and protected environment. Presently, the park harbors numerous species of Black rhinos that have been recently relocated to this area.

Day 05 Exploring Gonarezho National Park

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating game viewing adventure at the break of dawn! Your guide will ensure that you soak in every moment to the fullest. While immersing yourself in the natural surroundings, let's ease your burden by indulging in some of the provisions we've brought along. With the weight of your supplies likely feeling more manageable now, let's embark on our journey and revel in the beauty of the world!

Day 06 Gonarezhou National Park

Today, we're privileged to explore the extraordinary Chilojo cliffs. As we approach them, their natural splendor leaves us in awe. Our objective is to reach the summit and spend our last night of the trail camping beneath the starlit sky atop these magnificent cliffs. The sunset vista promises to be absolutely breathtaking.

Day 07 Gonarezhou National Park

We delight in the sunrise's beauty from the towering cliffs' edge. Following a hearty breakfast, we dismantle our camp and begin our journey back to Chipinda Pools. Upon our return, we indulge in the luxury of warm showers and cozy beds, cherishing the memories of the magnificent sights we've experienced throughout our adventure.

Day 08 Chipinda to Bulawayo

On our last day, there won't be any morning activities scheduled. Following breakfast, you'll be transferred to Bulawayo. The journey typically takes around 7 hours from Chipinda to Bulawayo, and you'll be dropped off at your chosen hotel upon arrival.

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    Lily Harris

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    Backpacking Through Wilderness

    Backpacking through Gonarezhou’s wilderness was a life changing experience. The vast landscapes and diverse wildlife made each day of the safari an adventure. It was an authentic way to connect with the African bush

    March 14, 2024

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    James Lee

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    Wilderness Adventure Awaits

    An adventure that truly awaits in Gonarezhou. The backpacking safari was challenging but immensely rewarding, with breathtaking landscapes and up close wildlife encounters.

    March 14, 2024

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    Charlotte Williams

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    Backcountry Safari Escape

    A backcountry safari escape in Gonarezhou. Backpacking through this stunning park offered a rare and intimate experience with nature. The variety of terrains and wildlife was astounding

    March 14, 2024

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    Jacob Rodriguez

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    Gonarezhou Trekking Odyssey

    A trekking odyssey in Gonarezhou. The 8 day safari was an amazing way to experience the African bush on foot. The landscapes were diverse, and the wildlife sightings were incredible

    March 14, 2024

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    Mia Thompson

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    Ultimate Bush Adventure

    The ultimate bush adventure. Backpacking through Gonarezhou for 8 days was an intense and fulfilling experience. The natural beauty and wildlife encounters were unparalleled.

    March 14, 2024

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    Noah Anderson

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    Journey into the Wild

    captivating journey into the wild. The Gonarezhou backpacking safari offered an authentic and challenging experience, taking us through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the park

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    Emma White

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    Trekking the Wild

    Trekking the wild in Gonarezhou was an incredible experience. The backpacking safari was challenging, but the rewards were immeasurable – stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and a true sense of adventure

    March 14, 2024

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    Alexander Martin

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    Wilderness Backpacking Gem

    A wilderness backpacking gem. The 8 day Gonarezhou safari was an adventure in one of Africa’s most unspoiled regions. Every day brought new challenges and exhilarating experiences with nature.

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    Isabella Jones

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    Raw African Wilderness

    Experiencing the raw African wilderness on this backpacking safari in Gonarezhou was phenomenal. The landscapes were varied and breathtaking, and the wildlife encounters were up close and personal. A truly immersive experience.

    March 14, 2024

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    David Taylor

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    Adventurous Wildlife Trek

    An adventurous wildlife trek through Gonarezhou. The 8 day journey was a testament to the beauty and diversity of the African bush. Each day was filled with discovery and wonder

    March 14, 2024

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