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Victoria Falls - the smoke that thunders and exciting game viewing in Hwange

Visit Victoria Falls on a walking tour, view the mighty falls from a helicopter and have lunch at the Lookout Cafe. Enjoy game viewing in Hwange National Park and experience pump runs, night drives, walks and don't the Elephant Express!

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2812
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Parks visited: Victoria Falls, Hwange, Mosi oa Tunya
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Night drive
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Spend three nights at the lovely Gorges Lodge and spend your days exploring Victoria Falls (the smoke that thunders). Finish off with four nights at Bomani Tented Lodge in Hwange National Park with exciting game drives.

Day one:

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you are met by a representative from Gorges Lodge and transferred with fellow travellers to the lodge.
This afternoon you have time to settle into your new home for the next 3 days. Enjoy a sundowner on the bar deck before dinner.
Spend three nights at Gorges Lodge including dinner and breakfast.

Day Two:

After breakfast take the lodge shuttle to Victoria Falls Town. Meet your guide at the entrance of the falls for a guided tour of the falls (entrance fee included). Continue to the Lookout Cafe for lunch with a great view (drinks for own account). After lunch head to the heli pad for a 13 min helicopter (park fee included) Take the late afternoon shuttle back to Groges lunch to enjoy sunsoenders overlooking the gorge and listening to the pounding Zambezi below. Dinner this evening is in the lodge dining room.

Day three:

Today is at leisure to relax at the lodge, explore the grounds or take a shuttle to Victoria Falls for some more sightseeing.

Day four:

Your adventure continues today, after breakfast embark on your shuttle transfer to Dete Railway Station. From Dete you will take the Elephant Express to Bomani Tented Lodge - the Elephant Express includes drinks and snacks and there is lots of room to move so that everyone has a great view! On arrival at Bomani Tented Lodge you will have time to settle in and freshen up before a late lunch. Head out on a short game drive this afternoon with sunsowernes and snacks at the Pan. Return to camp and enjoy dinner under the stars.
Spend four nights at Bomani Tented Lodge including all meals, shared activities, park fees and selected local brand drinks.

Day five:

This morning depart on an early game drive and walk in Hwange National Park’s acacia forests surrounding Ngamo Plains, escorted by a fully licensed and experienced guide. Return to Bomani for brunch and either a siesta or an hour or two in the blind over the waterhole. This afternoon you head out on a game drive(great for photography in the evening light) and sundowners and canapés at Major Pan. Game drive back to the lodge (night drive), there is time to  freshen up and then refreshments around the campfire and later a 3 course dinner in the main lodge area.

Day Six:

Today starts early s you depart on a full day trip into the park for  the one of a kind ‘pump run’ with a picnic and siesta under the trees at Mfagazaan Pan. Imvelo’s trademark pump runs combine game viewing in remote areas of the park with practical hands-on conservation. Guests can assist their guide with day-to-day maintenance at the borehole pumps which are the heartbeat of Hwange National Park and its wildlife.
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon game drive back to the lodge going from pan to pan, weaving your way between the throngs of jostling elephant that come pouring in for the fresh water. It makes for a fun, memorable and extremely rewarding day. Return to the lodge for showers and then campfire refreshments and supper in the main lodge area.


Day seven:

Today includes a morning village visit and school tour at Ngamo Village followed by a tour of Imvelo’s Community projects. Return to Bomani for a late brunch with the option of either a siesta or spending an hour or two in the waterhole blind. This afternoon you have the option of a walk or game drive going from pan to pan across the Ngamo plain. For your final activity return to the lodge on a night game drive for showers then campfire cocktails and snacks followed by supper in main lodge dining room.

Day eight:

This morning it is time to pack up. After breakfast please meet in the main area at the agreed time for your road transfer to Halfway House. From Halfway House take the shuttle transfer to Victoria Falls Airport to check in for your onward flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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