Zimbabwe Safari Special

10 Days

zimbabwe safari special

Zimbabwe Safari Special

Experience Africa at her best with this exclusive Zimbabwe Safari Special  offered by Heritage Safaris and Imvelo Safari Lodges. This 10-day / 9-night all-inclusive Zimbabwe safari explores the rugged wilderness of the Hwange National Park, famous for its large elephant herds and diverse variety of wildlife, and the beauty of the Zambezi National Park with overnight accommodation at comfortable safari-style lodges. This fantastic tour includes comfortable air-conditioned transfers to safari camps in each park, guided games drives and picnic lunches in the bush, and a visit to a local village and school in Hwange National Park, a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls and a picnic on the banks of the Zambezi River. Other highlights include exploring the Ngamo Plains, picnicking at the Mfagazaan Pan, game-viewing on the Elephant Express rail car, visiting the ancient Bushmen site of Nehimba Seep and watching game at the Mandavu Dam.
Stay for 9 nights, only pay for 6 nights! 
US$ 3,885 per person

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival Victoria Falls ~ South Hwange NP

    Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where your Zimbabwean safari experience begins. Here you will embark on your road transfer to Camelthorn Lodge situated in the South Eastern corner of Hwange National Park ( 4 hours) – drinks and snacks will be provided enroute. After welcome drinks and a short orientation settle in to your beautifully appointed forest villa and freshen up.
    Late afternoon game drive by Land Rover into Hwange National Park ending up at our unique Look Up blind at Stoffie’s Pan for sundowners and canapés and the truly remarkable close encounters with wildlife that are a feature of the Look Up.
    Night drive back to the lodge and then enjoy a 3 course dinner beneath a blanket of stars under the Camelthorn tree.
    Overnight Camelthorn Lodge LD

  • Day 2 South Hwange NP

    Wake up to the abundance of bird life in the area while sipping freshly brewed coffee or tea and later enjoy either a light continental or delicious cooked breakfast in the lodge area.  Embark on your game drive vehicles for Ngamo Village 15 minutes from the lodge for a very special morning that gives guests a chance to experience a real and unchoreographed interaction with villagers.
    The visit culminates in a tour of the school and a singing performance by some of the children followed by a class interaction where children have an opportunity to meet guests and vice versa.  Return to Camelthorn for lunch and a short siesta before a game drive on the Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park, stopping for sundowners on the plains sipping cold drinks and enjoying snacks while our experienced guides share their love and knowledge of the bush with you. As the sun goes down head back to the lodge to freshen up before dinner. 3-course dinner will be served in the main lodge area before retiring to your luxurious villa.
    Overnight Camelthorn Lodge BLD

  • Day 3 South Hwange NP

    Early morning tea or coffee and then guests pack day packs for a full day trip into the park with a picnic and siesta under the trees at Mfagazaan Pan.  Leisurely afternoon game drive back to the lodge going from pan to pan, weaving our 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.
    Showers or bubble baths and then enjoy pre-dinner campfire drinks before an authentic African 3-course dinner is served.
    Overnight Camelthorn Lodge BLD

  • Day 4 North Hwange NP

    After a delicious cooked breakfast, drive 10 minutes to Ngamo Siding and embark on the Elephant Express rail car for a slow ride up the railway line game viewing all the way to Impofu Siding. Cool drinks and snacks will be served on board to enjoy en route (about a 2-2.5 hour ride). Disembark from the Elephant Express at Dete Station and board Imvelo game viewing vehicles to take guests to Nehimba Lodge (2.5-3 hour game drive) in the North-West of Hwange National Park, famed for its large elephant herds and variety of wildlife. Once at Nehimba, settle in and start to unwind as you take a seat overlooking the tranquil waterhole in front of the lodge and enjoy the African rustic charm that surrounds you.  Relax with sundowners as you watch the game come down to drink in front of the lodge and the heat starts to subside for the day as the sun dips below the horizon. A 3-course delectable bush dinner will be served out under the African sky near the lodge waterhole.
    After dinner, there will be a night drive on offer around the concession to spot nocturnal species that are just starting their ‘day’.
    Overnight Nehimba Lodge BLD

  • Day 5 North Hwange NP

    Guests will pack day packs and head out with their guide for game drives and walks, exploring this beautiful Northern part of Hwange National Park. The north is distinctly different from the southern part both in topography, habitats and species of wildlife.
    Stop off at the Nehimba Seep for a mid-morning tea break. The seep is an ancient source of water once used by the San Bushmen historically as well as being a place where elephant still dig for water and minerals.Return to the lodge for a leisurely lunch and then siesta or perhaps relax by the lodge swimming pool, frequented by Hwange’s thirsty herds during the dry season. Later in the afternoon, head out on a game drive within the park, ending with cool refreshments and canapés at sunset over one of this areas famed waterholes.  Back at camp our guests can enjoy a relaxing bath or shower to freshen up before a 3-course dinner in the main lodge area followed by reliving the day’s safari around the campfire and later fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush around you.
    Overnight Nehimba Lodge BLD

  • Day 6 North Hwange NP

    Early morning tea or coffee on your private deck followed by a hearty breakfast in the main lodge and then board a game viewing vehicle to drive to Mandavu Dam for a picnic lunch (2 hours). Mandavu Dam is situated in a scenic hilly spot only 15-kilometres from Sinamatella Camp and is a wonderful location for both bird watching and game viewing. Return to the lodge in the afternoon and relax on the deck overlooking the waterhole with sundowners. A delectable 3-course dinner will then be served followed by coffee or a night cap around the campfire.
    Overnight Nehimba Lodge BLD

  • Day 7 Zambezi NP

    After a last walk in the Hwange wilderness, enjoy a hearty breakfast and then embark on your road transfer to Zambezi Sands on the banks of the thundering wild waters of the Zambezi River, inside Zambezi National Park (5 hours). 3 hours of this transfer takes place in the National Parks and is the perfect opportunity to view game along the way. Drinks and snacks will be provided en route.
    Settle into your luxury tent and then relax on an evening sundowner drift near camp watching the game come down to drink and the unsurpassed beauty of the a Zimbabwean sunset. Later enjoy a superb 3 course meal on the main lodge deck while listening to the Siansimba Rapids in front of the lodge, before retiring to your tent and falling asleep as the river rushes past.
    Overnight Zambezi Sands BLD

  • Day 8 Zambezi NP

    Start your day with tea or coffee on your private deck followed by a tasty breakfast overlooking the Zambezi on our main deck under the Ebony trees. Then it’s off to the Victoria Falls, approximately a one hour road transfer away.  A guided tour of the Victoria Falls and rain forest is a highlight – “The smoke that thunders” is a special experience for even the most seasoned safari goer. A packed lunch will be provided.  Guests also have an opportunity for some shopping to collect gifts to take home. Return to camp for afternoon tea and a short siesta followed by a game drive within the park stopping to enjoy sundowners on the banks of the Zambezi River
    Head back to camp to freshen up with either a steamy bath or al fresco shower. Enjoy your 3 course dinner in the main lodge area right in the heart of the African bush.
    Overnight Zambezi Sands BLD

  • Day 9 Zambezi NP

    Enjoy early morning tea or coffee on your private deck overlooking the river followed by a sumptuous breakfast in the main lodge
    Pack day packs and head out with your guide for a game drive and walk, exploring this beautiful part of the national park.
    Stop off at one of our picturesque picnic spots for a delicious packed lunch and siesta before taking a slow drive back to the lodge in the afternoon. Once back in camp relax for an hour or two in your private splash pool watching the game and birdlife on the river’s edge and in the evening head out on a game drive within the park, stopping for evening drinks and nibbles. Back at the lodge freshen up before enjoying a 3 course dinner in the elegant main lodge.
    Overnight Zambezi Sands BLD

  • Day 10 Departure Day

    After morning tea or coffee on your private deck, explore the park one more time on foot, taking a guided early morning walk ending with a farewell bush breakfast along the river.  On returning to the lodge, pack up & then a final road transfer back to Victoria Falls Airport (1 hour) for onward travel. B

     

  • Price

    Price 01 Jan to 31 Dec 2017
    US$ 3,885 per person sharing – Single sup US$ 950

     

  • Included

    All transfers between camps & airport transfers
    National park fees

    At Camelhorn Lodge: accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits, laundry
    Shared game activities as available including walks, drives, all day excursions, hide sits and night drives, park entry fees per paying night, visit to the local village, tour of the village school ( School visits cannot take place during school holidays in April, August and December, but a visit to the village to experience local village life will still be on offer) and service of a licensed guide on safari.

    At Nehimba Lodge: accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits, laundry, game activities as available including walks, drives, all day excursions, hide sits and night drives, park entry fees per paying night, and service of a licensed guide on safari.

    At Zambezi Sands: accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits, laundry, camp pick up and drop offs from Victoria Falls Airport, free return shuttle to Victoria Falls town, Zambezi National Park entry fees per paying night, activities .

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