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Hwange and Victoria Falls In Depth

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,467

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the wonder of Hwange and Victoria Falls. Split your time between two game lodges in Hwange National Park and its surrounds and head on daily game drives. Then connect to an island lodge on the Zambezi River to explore the riverbanks and visit nearby Victoria Falls.


This 10-day Zimbabwe vacation takes you to exclusive properties in Hwange National Park and on the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls. It features first-class accommodations and shared game drives.

Your journey begins in the town of Victoria Falls, where you’ll catch your flight into Hwange National Park and Jozibanini Camp, a small and exclusive camp in an untouched stretch of the park’s southwest. Head out on an afternoon game drive that first afternoon before settling into your accommodations that evening. You’ll have two full days of game drives throughout the park known for its semi-arid desert similar to the Kalahari. Hike over sand dunes, ride in safari vehicles, and go mountain biking through the park to spot elephants, lions, and other fascinating wildlife.

From Jozibanini, you’ll head on a full-day game drive before connecting to Bomani Tented Camp, in a private game reserve near Hwange. Enjoy the pristine accommodations and spend two more days on morning and afternoon game drives tailored to your specific interests. Rise at dawn to see predators in the midst of their morning hunt, head out in the afternoon to see elephants bathing in the water hole, or forego the game drive and visit a local village and school to learn about ordinary life near the park.

Leave Hwange National Park behind and board the Elephant Express, a rail car specifically designed for game viewing during your transfer to Chundu Island. Lying on the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, Chundu Island offers an intimate resort experience, similar to the private islands in the Indian Ocean. Stay in one of eight spacious suites on the island banks and relax in an exclusive location. You’ll have three full days of activities during your time at Chundu Island. Head on a morning game drive into Zambezi National Park, go canoeing on the river, head on a fishing trip, or go for a bushwalk along the river bank. During your time at Chundu, you’ll also have the chance to visit Victoria Falls, the mighty waterfall known as the “smoke that thunders” and one of the largest waterfalls on the planet. Gaze upon the mighty torrents of water pouring off the cliffs and stand in awe of nature.

At the end of your stay, head to the airport for onward travels.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,467

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Day 1

Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, connect to your light aircraft flight to Libuti Airstrip in Hwange National Park. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your camp for overnight. Time permitting, enjoy afternoon game viewing activity before sunset.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Jozibanini Camp

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    Jozibanini Camp



    Jozibanini Camp is situated in the remote south west of Hwange National Park in a wilderness unused for nearly 20 years; only the wildlife and the Parks rangers who look after it frequent this area, once roamed by San people. This is a small, truly …

    Jozibanini Camp is situated in the remote south west of Hwange National Park in a wilderness unused for nearly 20 years; only the wildlife and the Parks rangers who look after it frequent this area, once roamed by San people. This is a small, truly exclusive camp in a truly wild place, providing a unique, untamed wilderness experience.

    The ecosystem here is semi-desert akin to the Kalahari in neighbouring Botswana. Ancient windblown fossil sand dunes are separated by shallow valleys where elephant paths have compacted the terrain, providing Imvelo with the opportunity for a unique experiment of game viewing by mountain bike. Imvelo is breaking new ground in Hwange in terms of the remoteness of the location and the uniqueness of the environment.

    Facilities

    • Fly Camp Style Dining
    • Game Drives

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Day 2

Hwange National Park

Enjoy a full day exploring Hwange's remote south west region which has been largely unused for nearly 20 years. Choose from several activities Included in your stay such as traditional game drives, game walks, and mountain biking and viewing from the underground hide.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Hwange National Park - Jozibanini

A second full day for you to explore south west Hwange with your included activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Jozibanini to Bomani Tented Lodge

After breakfast at your camp, board your vehicles and head out on the "pump run" to Bomani. This is actually an extended game drive between the two camps (approx. 6 hours) and includes a stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Enroute, you may also stop to resupply waterholes. Arrive at your camp late afternoon.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Bomani Tented Camp

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    Bomani Tented Camp



    At Bomani we do not have rigid schedules and timetables for you, our guests. Instead we prefer to tailor your time around you - it's your safari after all! Choose to be woken with coffee in bed, before joining your guide on a sunrise game …

    At Bomani we do not have rigid schedules and timetables for you, our guests. Instead we prefer to tailor your time around you - it's your safari after all! Choose to be woken with coffee in bed, before joining your guide on a sunrise game drive inside the Park or, opt for a relaxing lie-in before visiting the nearby village and school for insight into the daily lives of the local people. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you on walks or drives inside this truly wild and remote region of Hwange National Park, famous for its giants, the elephants, and a plethora of other wildlife. Other activities include all day 'pump runs', night drives, the Look Up Hide and transfers into and out of camp on our one of a kind Elephant express rail car. If you are looking for an exciting safari destination - in a remote and exclusive area - with great game viewing all year round, and one that actually makes a difference to the local communities and wildlife.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Ensuite Bathrooms
    • Free WiFi
    • Game Drives
    • Generator Power
    • Lounge
    • Veranda

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Day 5

Bomani and Surrounds

Today is spent exploring the 5000 acre private reserve and surrounding Hwange National Park. Choose from the many activities included in your stay such as Game drives, night drives, walks on the concession, visits to the look up hide, village visits and tour of a local school (not available during school holidays). There is also an option for Horseback riding (at additional cost).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Hwange National Park - Bomani

A second full day spent exploring this exclusive section of Hwange with your choice of included activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Hwange to Chundu Island

After breakfast at your camp, transfer by road to Ngamo Siding to board the Elephant Express for your journey to Dete. This ingeniously rebuilt rail car has re-invented transfers between camps. Enjoy lunch onboard as you travel along the rails next to Hwange National Park. You will be met on arrival at Dete and transferred to Victoria Falls House to board your transfer to Chundu Island. The remainder of the day is at your leisure and enjoy included activities at the lodge (time permitting).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Chundu Island

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    Chundu Island



    Chundu Island is a 1.4km long island on the mighty Zambezi River, only 21kms from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. With 8 spacious, 'Zambezi meets Seychelles' type suites sheltered by huge riverine trees on the island banks, Chundu Island is the ideal place to relax and …

    Chundu Island is a 1.4km long island on the mighty Zambezi River, only 21kms from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

    With 8 spacious, 'Zambezi meets Seychelles' type suites sheltered by huge riverine trees on the island banks, Chundu Island is the ideal place to relax and enjoy nature and one of Africa's biggest rivers, maximizing your visit to
    the world famous Victoria Falls.

    Enjoy the many delights of island living: from secluded island walks, canoeing on the river and sunset cruises to game drives and walks in the Zambezi National Park.

    Facilities

    • Dining Room
    • Fireplace
    • In-Room Massage Services
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Overhead Fans
    • Solar Power
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wine Cellar

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Day 8

Chundu Island

Today is yours to choose 2 activities on offer from your lodge. Choose from a tour of Victoria Falls, morning game drives, evening game drives, canoeing, sundowner cruises, a river cruise, bushwalks and fishing.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Chundu Island

Enjoy a second full day with two activities included or simply relax on the island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Chundu Island

After breakfast, check out and transfer by road to Victoria Falls International Airport in time for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES: 

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival airstrip transfer Libuti Airstrip to Jozibanini
  • Shared "pump run" transfer Jozibanini to Bomani Tented Camp
  • Shared Elephant Express Rail transfer Bomani to Dete
  • Shared transfer Dete to Victoria Falls
  • Shared departure airport transfer Chundu Island to Victoria Falls Airport
  • 3 nights moderate accommodation at Jozibanini Camp
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation at Bomani Tented Camp
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation at Chundu Island
  • Services of a licensed English-speaking guide on safari
  • Choice activities  at Jozibanini camp including:
    • Shared Game drives (max 9 guests)*
    • Guided game walks
    • Mountain biking
    • Viewing from the underground hide
  • Choice of activities at Bomani Tented Camp including:
    • Shared game drives (max 9 guests)*
    • Night drives (max 9 guests)
    • Guided walks on the concession
    • Visits to the look up hide
    • Village visits
    • Tour of a local school
  • Choice of 2 daily scheduled activities at Chundu Island including:
    • Pick up and drop off  in Victoria Falls 
    • Shared morning game drives and evening game drives (max 8 guests)*
    • Canoeing
    • Sundowner cruises
    • River cruise
    • Bushwalks
    • Fishing
  • National Park and Concession fees
  • Tour of the Falls Entry fee
  • Laundry at Bomani Tented Camp & Chundu Island
  • Light aircraft transfer Victoria Falls to Libuti Airstrip
  • Beverages including soft drinks, water, teas, coffees, local beers, house wines and local spirits
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

*Please note maximum vehicle capacities are subject to change without prior notice

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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