ZIMBABWE LODGE SAFARIS

BIG FIVE ZIMBABWE SAFARI

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A nine day luxury lodge safari through remote and pristine Zimbabwe wilderness. Enjoy the magnificent sight of the Victoria Falls, and then head into the Big Five country of Hwange National Park, Matusadona National Park, and the lush Mana Pools.  You’re sure to see all of Africa’s big players – lion, elephant, buffalo – and a plethora of other mammal, reptile and bird life.  These national parks are known for their beauty, diversity and varied wildlife.

ITINERARY

Day 1 & 2: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE (Victoria Falls Safari Lodge)
One of the original natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is an ideal place to combine game viewing and adrenalin-surging water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

On arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, which has won numerous awards of high repute, including the 2012 Top 10 Resorts & Safari Camps in Africa as voted by the distinguished international Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The lodge has also won Best Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe for an astounding 17 years in succession.

The 72-room Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has unparalleled ambience and offers sublime hospitality. With views of the waterhole and wild African bush, it’s hard to beat this prime location, and the lodge is perfectly positioned to enjoy activities above and below the Falls. 

Day 3 & 4: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK (Somalisa Camp)
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s biggest reserve, home to a variety of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra, a huge elephant population, and a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. Terrain ranges from desert dunes and savannah, to rocky outcrops and sparse forests.  You’ll have the choice of game drives, guided walks or horseback safaris.​

Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, and is known for its big elephant herds. Nestled in a remote location, on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of savannah plains. Recently re-built, Somalisa Camp has upgraded its level of accommodation to that of utter comfort and luxury, with absolute focus on customer service.

Consisting of seven elegantly furnished ‘sail tents’ with gauze sliding doors, a glass wood-burner fireplace for the cold winter nights, and an overhead fan for the hot summer days, each tent has en suite bathroom facilities, including flush toilets, an indoor and outdoor shower, and copper slipper-style bathtub. The main decking area includes split level decking with a separate lounge and dining area, as well as a small splash pool for guests overlooking the natural waterhole where herds of game congregate to drink.

Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and knowledgeable guides, game drives and night drives. 

Day 5 & 6: MATUSADONA NATIONAL PARK (Changa Safari Camp)
With a passion for the wilderness and African wildlife, the Higgins and Preston families have built the luxurious Changa Safari Lodge on the shores of Lake Kariba in the Matusadona National Park. Situated within a private concession and with 4.5 km of private lake shoreline, you will experience a wild African safari with all the creature comforts.  

This rich wilderness area offers exceptional game drives as well as walking and fishing safaris, all in the company of highly trained professional guides. Healthy populations of predators, including lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah, as well as elephant, buffalo and antelope frequent the shoreline. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant in the cool waters, and if you are very lucky, you may catch a glimpse of some of the last remaining black rhinos. Birdlife is prolific, with 350 species having been identified in the area.

Day 7: SAFARI ENDS
The safari ends on day seven with a transfer to Victoria Falls airport.

PRICE
2017: 
US$ 4 170 .00 per person sharing (01Apr17 – 30Jun17 & Nov17)
US$ 5 470.00 per person sharing (01Jul17 – 31Oct17)
US$ 3 840.00 per person sharing (01Dec17 – 31Dec17)

From

$3 840 pps

7 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fully inclusive Zimbabwe national parks safari

  • Hwange National Park – open 4WD game drives and exciting bush walks in Big Five country

  • Matusadona National Park – magnificent game viewing on the shores of Lake Kariba & a chance to see endangered black rhino

  • Mana Pools National Park – excellent wildlife viewing on game drives, bush walks & Zambezi River canoe safari

  • Victoria Falls – a natural wonder of the world – need we say more!

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation

  • Bed & Breakfast at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

  • Game activities at Somalisa, Kanga and Changa Camps

  • Drink and alcoholic beverages (except premium brands) at Somalisa, Kanga and Changa Camps

  • All road and air transfers

  • Laundry

  • All meals at Somalisa, Kanga and Changa Camps

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