10 Day Lodge Safari Victoria Falls, Hwange & Kariba
Starting: Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe
Ending: Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe
Day 1 – Collection from Victoria Falls International Airport and transfer to Zambezi Sands
40 km approximately 45 minutes travelling time.
Day 1-4: Zambezi Sands River Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi river at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay.
Overnight: Zambezi Sands River Camp – 3 nights
Zambezi Sands provides a wealth of opportunities for drives and walks with experienced guides, while the Zambezi River itself invites exploration by inflatable canoe or motorised launch. However, relaxing in your private splash pool on your deck overlooking the Zambezi is also just as enjoyable. Elephant can be found loitering on the mainland or in the river, while hippo, waterbuck and bushbuck frequent the reed banks and islands. Lions can be heard calling at night and the birdlife is prolific – African finfoot, African skimmer, and Pel’s fishing owl all occur here.
Activities include Canoeing, Victoria Falls Guides Tour and Curio Shopping
Game drives and Game walks
Road Transfer to Hwange National Park for collection To Nehimba Safari Lodge
170 km of tarred road followed by a game drive through the Park to Nehimba Safari Lodge
Day 4-7: Nehimba Safari Lodge, Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. Terrain ranges from desert dunes and savannah lands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests, and visitors have the choice of game drives, guided walks or horseback safaris as a means of experiencing the park and its creatures.
Overnight: Nehimba Safari Lodge – 3 Nights
A luxury safari Lodge remotely nestled away in one of the largest private concessions in the renowned Hwange National Park lies Nehimba. Ideally situated in the central game rich section of the park, offering an all-inclusive, privately guided authentic African Safaris. A tastefully decorated lounge / dining area comprising a lower deck for intimate and romantic meals under the stars, overlooks a swimming pool frequented by elephants trying to quench their thirst. The lodge boasts seven luxurious raised chalets under traditional thatch unobtrusively positioned around a waterhole. Each chalet has its own en suite bath and adjoining outside shower.
Activities include Game Drives, Game Walks and Night Drives.
Air charter flight from Giraffe Springs to Bumi Hills, Matusadona, Kariba
Approximate flying time 1 hour 30 minutes.
Day 7-10: Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba
Lake Kariba – the planet’s most voluminous man-made lake, Kariba is a popular tourist destination that was created in the 1950s when the mighty Zambezi was dammed. It stretches for more than 200 kilometres along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, forming a natural boundary between the two countries. The lake’s waters are home to abundant crocodiles, hippos, fish and aquatic birds, while its shoreline and islands are rich with terrestrial game such as elephant and buffalo. It has become one of Zimbabwe’s main tourist attractions offering houseboat holidays, fishing safaris and wonderful game viewing experiences.
Overnight: Bumi Hills Safari Lodge – 3 nights
From its position on a range of remote hills, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is afforded breath taking panoramic views over the great inland sea of Lake Kariba. Ten stylishly appointed lakeview rooms are nested in the mountains overlooking the endless blue waters of the lake and the game-rich shoreline below. Surrounding the iconic infinity pool is a main area that has been designed with both serenity and style in mind. Bumi Hills offers guests a multitude of ways for guests to explore Lake Kariba and its surrounds. Activities include lake cruises, tiger fishing, game drives, sundowners and guided lakeside game walks.
Air charter flight from Bumi Hills to Harare International Airport
Approximate flying time 1 hour 30 minutes.
Overnight Armadale Lodge, Harare – 1 night
Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe and is the last stop before departure.
Armadale Lodge is located in the northern suburbs of Harare, offers cozy old world charm and exceptional hospitality. Having retained the integrity of the 1904 farmhouse, Armadale combines modern technology and old world charm. Set in 2,5 acres of landscaped gardens, with spacious en suite rooms, a lovely swimming pool and extensive verandas.
Airport Transfer to Harare International Airport for homeward departure.
Approximately 30 minutes’ drive
All inclusive accommodation, meals and drinks
Visa’s for Zimbabwe
Commercial regional and international flights
Additional meals, drinks & activities not specified
Items of personal nature
Based on a minimum of 2 guests sharing
Child rates are available on a request basis.
Itinerary available in reverse order; please enquire from your consultant about cost difference.
Please contact your consultant for the cancellation policies for the various properties.
All activities are at the discretion of the guides and camp managers; water based activities dependant on water level; fishing seasonal.
Proposed itinerary is subject to terms and conditions of business as per our Agents Manual. Copy of terms and conditions is however available on request.
All properties and charter/transfer companies reserve the right to amend rates throughout the year, where possible this will be advised beforehand.
Costs are NETT and non-commissionable.
Costs are based on rates made available by our suppliers for requested travel period.
Costs are subject to change due to currency fluctuations or any other statutory increases beyond our control.
It might be necessary, due to circumstances beyond our control, where we might need to change the programme. Closing times at sightseeing points, changed flight times, road blocks, detours or act of nature can also delay the programme. We reserve the right to make changes due to circumstance of this nature.
Prices quoted are low season rate (Jan – April & December 2018)