A trip to Zimbabwe is not perfect without a stop at the world-renowned Victoria Falls. But Zimbabwe is also much more. The safari experiences are optimal. Hwange is as big as the Serengeti and almost as big as the Kruger National Park, but is still an undiscovered gem with an incredibly varied and exciting wildlife. While Kruger has 1,2 million visitors a year, Hwange has just 40. This makes it possible to experience one of Africa's finest safari parks without meeting a single safari car! With approx. 000 NUMBER of elephants, over twice as much as Kruger, have Hwange most elephants on the African continent.
PS: In the period 1. January to 30 April and from 1. November to 31. desmeber children under 16 years go free with two adults at these lodges.
DAY 1: VICTORIA FALLS
Upon arrival Victoria Falls will meet you at the airport and drive to Gorges Lodge, renowned for spectacular views - described by some as the best in Southern Africa. Whether you are enjoying a cup of coffee at sunrise on your private veranda or a cool refreshment by the pool while the sun sets, you will always enjoy the breathtaking views of the Batoka Gorge and the rushing waters of the Zambezi River.
DAY 2 AND XNUMX: VICTORIA FALLS
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the lodge. It is up to you how your stay is set up. We suggest you set up the day like this: You start with a guided tour of the Victoria Falls with lunch in the Victoria Falls and end the day cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset.
DAY 3: ELEPHANT EXPRESS TO CAMELTHORN, HWANGE
Hwange covers the 14 650 square kilometer and now you will explore the southern part of the park. You are picked up at the lodge and driven to the edge of the park to Dete station. Here you go aboard the Elephant Express Elephant Express. The trip from Dete to Ngamo, which is close to the lodge, takes approx. 2 hours. The tour goes along the Hawnge National Park on parts of the world's right-most stretch of train which is a total of 112 km. A different safari experience.
DAY 4 AND XNUMX: SAFARI IN HWANGE
Well ahead you check in at Camelthorn for an authentic safari experience. The lodge is located at the best area of Hwange, surrounded by the iconic acacia trees. You choose how you want to set up the days here in Hwange. For example, morning and afternoon safaris, night safaris to the water hole to get closer to the elephants.
DAY 5 AND XNUMX: NEHIMBA LODGE, HWANGE
No days are near Nehimba. Activities offered are safari in open land ravens both during the day and after dark, in search of animals that are active during the night hours. Also possibility for safari on foot, which we recommend. Incredibly exciting to follow a herd of elephants on foot along with an experienced guide.
DAY 6: SAFARI IN HWANGE
Hwange is as big as the Serengeti and almost as large as the Kruger National Park, but remains an undiscovered gem with an incredibly diverse and exciting wildlife. While Kruger has 1,2 million visitors a year, Hwange has a modest 40. This makes it possible to experience one of Africa's finest safari parks without meeting a single safari car! This is what Africa wants at its best!
DAY 7: ZAMBEZI SANDS
Then it's time to experience the wildlife at the Zambezi River, one of Africa's largest rivers. You will be picked up at the lodge and drive through Hwange to the Zambezi Sands which is beautifully situated right on the Zambezi River, in the National Park of the same name. Both the main lodge and the rooms are built on raised wooden deck overlooking the river. The location is simply fabulous.
DAY 8: ZAMBEZI SANDS
Recommend starting the day with a canoe trip on the river. One experiences a very special proximity to nature and the animals from the canoe. Calm between the network of islands and see elephants, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes and an exciting bird life. Possibility of picnic lunch on one of the islands. In the afternoon, you can go on a sunset cruise, a lovely experience
DAY 9: HOME Journey
Breakfast and relaxation before the trip ends - or to a new destination. You will be picked up at the lodge and driven to Victoria Falls Airport for your return journey.
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