Stars: Victoria Falls
Ends : Victoria Falls
Destinations: Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park
Duration: 6 Days
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, 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. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.
Transfer notes for Day 1:
Scheduled road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Built on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls and offers a unique wildlife experience.We’re proud to have been voted Best Safari Lodge/ Resort Hotel in Zimbabwe for 20 consecutive years and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful destination. Our staff are warm and personable, and will ensure your holiday is hassle-free.Built of thatch and timber, the lodge rises several levels, giving the impression of a vast open-plan tree house. Our rooms all have private balconies, most of which overlook a central waterhole, offering the opportunity to observe herds of buffalo, elephant and kudu, as the sun goes down, and hyenas later in the evening. Dining options include the a la carte MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, the more casual Buffalo Bar and The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show. The Boma Café, set in a tranquil garden setting and located close to the Lokuthula Lodges, offers breakfast and light meals until 4.30pm.
Davison’s Camp, 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.
Transfer notes for Day 3:
Depart from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Scheduled road transfer from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to Hwange Main Camp.
Road transfer from Hwange Main Camp to Davison’s Camp.Transfer by Road – Hwange – Davison’s CampArrive at Davison’s Camp
Overnight: Davison’s Camp
Friendly Davison’s Camp offers the most affordable way to enjoy a Hwange private concession experience. The shady camp with its adjacent waterhole attracts large numbers of animals, especially thirsty herds of elephant in the dry season. Guests can also learn more about – and even participate in – community projects on a visit to a neighbouring village.Guests staying in one of Davison’s nine tents (including a family tent) can enjoy the quintessential Hwange experience, viewing the wildlife and meeting the people who make this area so special. Game drives and walks explore this diverse and exciting area.
INSIDER TIP – A visit to one of the villages on the outskirts of Hwange adds another element to your safari – here you’ll enjoy a tour of the school, learn about community projects, and meet some community members along the way!
Transfer notes for Day 6:
Depart from Davison’s Camp Scheduled road transfer from Davison’s Camp to Hwange Main Camp
Road transfer from Hwange Main Camp to Davison’s Camp.Scheduled road transfer from Hwange Main Camp to Victoria Falls Airport
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport