Starts: Victoria Falls
Ends: Victoria Falls
Destinations: Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park
Duration: 6 Days
Victoria Falls Hotel, 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 The Victoria Falls Hotel.Arrive at The Victoria Falls Hotel
Overnight: Victoria Falls Hotel
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
Linkwasha 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 The Victoria Falls Hotel
Scheduled road transfer from The Victoria Falls Hotel to Victoria Falls Airport.
Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to HwangeTransfer by Road Hwange toLinkwasha Camp
Arrive at Linkwasha Camp
Overnight: Linkwasha Camp
Linkwasha Camp lies in a private concession near the Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park. Hwange is known for its prolific summer or green season game viewing, and Linkwasha adds an extra dimension during the dry season, when wildlife streams to drink from the pan immediately in front of the camp. Nine luxurious en-suite tents (eight twin and one family) make this the most exclusive of Hwange’s camps. The multi-level main area shares the same unimpeded views, and day and night safaris in open 4×4 vehicles, walks and village visits let guests get to know their neighbours, both animal and human.
INSIDER TIP – Enjoy the thrill of getting your feet on the ground on a walking safari in the company of Linkwasha’s knowledgeable and highly experienced safari guides.
Transfer Notes for Day 6:
Depart from Linkwasha Camp
Scheduled road transfer from Linkwasha Camp to Hwange Airstrip
Scheduled light aircraft transfer from Hwange Airstrip to Victoria Falls Airport.
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport