Classic Zimbabwe
8 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £5,100

If you looking for a second or third safari experience, with minimal travel Zimbabwe is a great option. You get the contrast of time in Victoria Falls with a focus on the Falls themselves and water activities and adventure with time in the Hwange National Park for your safari. Hwange North is a haven for elephants as the vast majority of flora is the Mopane Tree, whereas the South has open plains with herds of sable and flocks of pelicans!

Overview

Guide Price & Inclusions

2 nights Victoria Falls, 3 nights Hwange North, 2 Hwange South, 1 night Victoria Falls safari £5,100 per adult and £4,100 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation on an All Inclusive basis whilst on safari and Bed & Breakfast basis whilst in Victoria Falls.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection

Suggested Extensions

Why not add a few nights in Cape Town to see the City, Table Mountain, Robben Island and penguins?

Best Time to Travel

This itinerary is popular year round pending how hot you like it, or what strength you would like to see the Falls at.

November to March is usually warm and green with the falls being at a lower flow. April to October is typically dry so the best time to spot animals – it’s cool but starts to warm up in September again. The Falls are best seen at their most powerful from March to July.

 

Tips for Families

Victoria Falls and Hwange are both malarial regions, however travelling in the winter months (June – September) is less risk due to the cold. Victoria Falls has heaps to do by way of activities for families of all ages. Hwange lodges allow children from age 7 years and up, but exceptions can be made.

Highlights

  • A hub of adventure at Victoria Falls including helicopter flights, bungy jumping and river rafting.
  • Tour of Victoria Falls and the surround tropical forest
  • Elephant Express transfer by rail from Dete to Bomani Lodge
  • Vast elephant herds and a chance to join the Pump Run

Itinerary

Day 1 | Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart Heathrow Airport for an overnight flights of approx 10.5 hours to Johannesburg.

Day 2 | Connect with your regional flight to Victoria Falls

Morning arrival into Johannesburg Airport, where you will stay in transit and connect with your regional flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival clear customs and you will be met and transferred by road – approx 30 minutes drive to your lodge in Victoria Falls.

Day 3 | Explore Victoria Falls and Zambezi River

You can opt for a morning sunrise cruise on the Zambezi River today, or a morning walk exploring Victoria Falls itself and the craft village. The afternoon you may opt for a helicopter flight, fishing or canoe trip, and finish the day off with a sunset cruise or a gin & tonic at the bar.

Day 4 | Transfer to by road to Northern Hwange

After breakfast you will be collected and transferred by road from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park. You will be met at the gate by your safari vehicle and travel through the bush game spotting en route to your lodge.

Day 5-6 | Join 4x4 Game Drives in Search of Elephants and Big Cats

Spend the next few days enjoying morning and afternoon game drives with a chance to hopefully see the big 5, large herds of elephant or more unique species such as the African Wild Dog or Brown Hyena.

Day 7 | Transfer through Hwange to your camp in the South

After breakfast, you enjoy a days game drive through the reserve from North to South game spotting en route.

Day 8 | Explore the South of Hwange

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives within the South Regions of Hwange where you can spot herds of sable and zebra as well as large flocks of pelicans on the Ngamo Plains.

Day 9 | Transfer back to Victoria Falls to overnight

After breakfast you will be transferred to the rail line which runs alongside Hwange National Park. You will board the Elephant Express for a rail journey through the African bush to Dete Railway Station. From there road transfer back to Victoria Falls to arrive late afternoon.

Day 10 | Depart for Victoria Falls Airport

After breakfast this morning, head to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg at midday, connecting with your evening and overnight flight home to the UK

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Regions You Will Be Visiting

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Ilala Lodge Hotel, A8, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

NEHIMBA LODGE, Hwange, Zimbabwe

Bomani Tented Lodge, Zimbabwe