Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
This Zimbabwean adventure combines Victoria Falls with a six-night exploration through Hwange National Park, from its south east corner though to the north west. The journey begins at the Batonka Guest House with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, a Tour of the Falls and the Boma Dinner and Drum show, before a truly memorable Hwange safari experience, whilst staying in pure comfort and style.
Day 1 - Victoria Falls
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred by road to your accommodation. This transfer takes approximately 20 minutes, during which time your driver will give you a brief but informative commentary on the area and places of interest.
In the late afternoon enjoy the Zambezi Royal Sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. The total cruise time is approximately 3 hours. From the boats, sightings of elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming down to the river to drink are common. There are also abundant, hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. An experienced guide accompanies each cruise and has good knowledge on the wildlife and local history of the area.
Perfect for the discerning guest who is looking for a small, personalized lodge in the centre of Victoria Falls with a high level of service. Set in lush gardens, a tranquil haven away from the bustle of town but within easy walking distance of the main attractions. The main lodge offers indoor and outdoor dining, a cosy lounge and beautiful veranda opening out onto the surrounding gardens. Facilities include a swimming pool, activities desk and curio shop.
The lodge offers 22 well-appointed rooms with elegant, contemporary style décor encompassing Victoria Falls colonial past and African flavour. All rooms are air-conditioned and have en-suite facilities. Each room has a veranda opening out onto the surrounding gardens. Several rooms have inter-leading doors making it ideal for families.
Day 2 - Victoria Falls
After breakfast a morning scheduled Tour of the Falls. A natural phenomenon and one of the seven natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls is an immense curtain of water cascading over 100m. Around 550 million litres flow over the edge every minute, at peak flow this increases to 750 million litres. Around the Falls is rainforest sustained by the spray of the Falls with some plant species rarely found elsewhere in Zambia or Zimbabwe. (B)
Day 3 - Victoria Falls
Day at leisure to pursue some of the many optional activities available in the area. (BD)
This evening you are transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate for a fabulous dinner at The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show. The Boma is a legendary dining and entertainment experience that offers an unforgettable fusion of mouth-watering local cuisine, energetic dance performances, interactive drumming and traditional storytelling. The four-course meal includes a delicious platter of starters, soup from the campfire, a braai (barbecue) buffet, followed by a selection of desserts.
Day 4 - Hwange National Park
Following breakfast, a road transfer takes you from Batonka Guest Lodge to Dete Siding to connect with the Elephant Express. The Elephant Express was introduced in 2015; it is a unique railcar, ingeniously designed and built to offer an unforgettable activity to and between the camps in Southern Hwange National Park. Board the Elephant Express and feel like you have been transported back in time to an era when safari by rail was part of the adventure. (BLD)
The Elephant Express seats 22 passengers and the finishes are comfortable and elegant. They include individual coach seating, a chemical toilet, teak tables, plenty of space for luggage and a large aisle that allows guests to walk around comfortably and provide unrestricted game viewing.
On arrival at the Ngoma Siding, you will be met for your game drive transfer to your lodge.
This luxurious tented lodge with nine large luxury tents and a family bungalow is situated in a private concession on the edge of the Hwange National Park. Each room is elegantly furnished, comfortable, with a private en-suite bathroom and electricity. Overlooking a pan the lodge comprises of dining area, lounge, bar and viewing platform with fireplaces providing warmth during the winter evenings. Bomani is famous for its unique scenery as well as large herds of elephant and other resident animals and birdlife. The knowledgeable guides offer an unforgettable safari experience in traditional open safari vehicles, and night drives. Game viewing blinds at some of the waterholes are ideal for wildlife photography. Take the opportunity to enjoy a peek at rural village life with its daily activities, and a visit to a nearby school for some ‘class interaction’. Children from 7 years are welcome.
Day 5 to Day 6 - Hwange National Park
Enjoy scheduled game viewing activities. (BLD)
Day 7 - Hwange National Park
After breakfast, depart on your game drive transfer to Nehimba Lodge, via Hwange Main Camp. This transfer takes approximately 3 hours. (BLD)
Deep inside a private concession, nestled inside the remote northern region of Hwange National Park, hides Nehimba Lodge. By combining luxury living with ultimate elegance and lashings of African charm, this Lodge is designed to create the most exceptional safari experiences. The Main guest area and 7 spacious guest accommodations are thatched tents built on teak decks, overlooking the magnificent lodge pan – a favoured spot frequented by a variety of wildlife and large numbers of elephants, particularly in the dry season. Nehimba sits on the edge of the mopane woodlands associated with the north of the park and the Kalahari sandveld of the south and west. All the diversity of Hwange’s fauna and flora is within easy reach.
Day 8 to Day 9 - Hwange National Park
Enjoy scheduled game viewing activities. (BLD)
Day 10 - End of Zambezi River & Hwange Safari
Today you will be transferred by road to Hwange Main Camp to connect with your road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport. This transfer takes approximately 3 hours. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 02 Dec 23 - 31 Dec 23 $8,015 $9,890
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.