Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park Safari

Discover the wild side of Zimbabwe on this spectacular itinerary. Starting in Victoria Falls, this safari allows you experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world before heading into the wilds and discovering Zimbabwe's largest game reserve, the Hwange National Park. Home to over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, the Hwange National Park is a haven for lion, leopard, Brown Hyena and one of the largest populations of Wild Dog in all of Africa.

Duration
5 days
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • World famous and iconic Victoria Falls
  • River Crusing on the Zambezi River
  • Zimbabwe's largest National Park teeming with unspoilt wilderness and abundant game

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation In Victoria Falls. The Zambezi River and Victoria Falls form the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Falls are situated in the Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park which is 23 square kilometres of riverine jungle, ilala palms, ferns, figs, liana vines and mahogany trees. The Falls occur where the powerful Zambezi River plunges down a series of basalt gorges. They cover a width of 1708 metres with a fall of over 100 metres into a deep gorge below.

After check in at your hotel or lodge, you will have the afternoon at leisure to enjoy a light lunch or laze around the pool before being collected in the late afternoon for your transfer to the waiting cruise boat for your sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Light finger snacks, soft drinks and local beer/wine will be served on board. Return to your hotel after the sun has set.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Ilala Lodge or similar

After breakfast, you will be collected at approximately 08h00 for a guided tour of the Falls - one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Walk through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the largest falling sheet of water in the world, Livingstone's statue and a wide variety of birds and plants as well as the Falls resident baboons.

Return to your hotel or lodge around 10h00. The remainder of the day offers you an opportunity to participate in a multitude of activities available in the area (not included - please enquire for activity prices). Choose anything from white water rafting to a helicopter trip over the Falls.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Ilala Lodge or similar

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be collected and transferred by your driver/guide to the Hwange Main Camp which acts as the gateway to the National Park. This transfer is approximately 2 hours and will be conducted in an air-conditioned mini-bus. At Hwange Main Camp you will be met by a representative from the respective lodge or camp that you wil be staying at in the Hwange National Park and board your 4x4 vehicle for the journey to your camp. This transfer will also serve as a partial game drive.

After you have checked in, the afternoon is at leisure to either take a dip in the pool or try and spot some of the game that lives in close proximity to you camp or lodge. You will then head out on an afternoon game drive with your ranger looking for the abundant wildlife that resides in the park. Return back as the sun is setting in time to freshen up for dinner.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Somalisa Camp or similar

After an early morning wake up call, you depart on your morning game drive. Often considered the best time of the day for game activity, you will experience the sights and sounds of the bush as you explore the National Park with your ranger.

Return back to the lodge in time for an early lunch, after which you have the afternoon to take a siesta or a dip in the pool, hopefully seeing game pass you by.

The afternoon sees you heading out on another game drive, returning back to camp as the sun sets. Enjoy dinner in the evening as your day comes to a close.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Somalisa Camp or similar

After an early breakfast, you will be collected for the transfer back to Hwange Main Camp on the outskirts of the park. This transfer will form part of a short game drive en route to your connecting road transfer back to Victoria Falls.

At Hwange Main Camp, you will be met by a representative and transferred back to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward arrangements.

Included

  • Meals as specified
  • All entrance fees and tours as specified.
  • Accommodation in 3+ and 4 star hotels/lodges/camps.

Not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the driver/guide.