This Classic Hwange National Park safari includes three days at the traditional Bomani Tented Safari Camp, located on a private concession near the Ngamo Plains and the boundary with Hwange National Park. Experience also the breathtaking views of Batoka Gorge with a stay at Gorges Lodge and a tour of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Experience game drives, the giant elephant herds of Hwange, local village visits, hikes, and a comfortable place to sleep every night on this classic Zimbabwe safari tour.
Day 1 : Arrive Victoria Falls Day 2 : Victoria Falls Day 3 : School Visit | On to Bomani Day 4 : Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park Day 5 : Pump Run | Hwange Game Drive Day 6 : Ngamo Village | Return Victoria Falls
Take a guided tour of the breathtaking Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Enjoy a safari in Hwange National Park including pump runs and game drives
Experience elephant herds up close from a Look Up blind in Hwange Park
Visit the local school at Chisuma Village and interact with the children
Arrive today to the Victoria Falls airport and transfer thirty minutes to the nearby Gorges Lodge and Little Gorges Lodge, overlooking the breathtaking Batoka Gorge and the Zambezi River flowing below. Little Gorge Lodge, the luxury tent extension to Gorges Lodge, is likewise overlooking the junction of Dibu Dibu River and the Zambezi and is known for black eagle and falcon nests in its cliffsides. Settle in for the night and take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River this evening. Enjoy a three course dinner in the lodge overlooking the gorge.
Contact us to arrange additional hotel nights during layovers en route.
After breakfast take a guided tour of Victoria Falls. Witness the thundering falls if the water level is mid-range to high and enjoy some curio shopping before savoring a packed picnic lunch along the banks of the Zambezi. Return back to Gorges Lodge this afternoon and perhaps enjoy a hike along Batoka Gorge, keeping your eyes peeled for birdlife.
Take an early morning visit to the local school at Chisuma Village where you can possibly hear the children sing in the assembly or enjoy a brief tour of the school. Interact with kids in a class and share where you are from on the world map. The kids are very welcoming and eager to hear your stories. Return to Gorges Lodge for breakfast. Pack up and drive the 2.5 hours to the Halfway House, your rendezvous point for the vehicle change to continue on the 1.5 hours to Hwange National Park and Bomani Tented Lodge. A late lunch waits for you before you set out for an afternoon game drive. Relax under the stars for your three course dinner before retiring for the night.
Set out early this morning for a game drive and walk through the acacia forests near the Ngamo Plain. Return to Bomani for brunch and an optional hour or two in the blind overlooking the watering hole near the lodge. Take an afternoon game drive, enjoying snacks and sundowners near Major Pan. Return this evening for dinner and canapés around the campfire.
Take part in the unique experience of helping with a lodge pump run. The wildlife in Hwange National Park rely on these pump runs by lodges and outfitters during dry season to maintain the watering holes that sustain them. Experience this conservation project combined with a game drive as you witness the wildlife that flocks to the artificial watering hole.
Day 6 Ngamo Village | Return Victoria Falls
Make a visit this morning to the Ngamo Village and possibly tour the local school if it's in session. Tour as well the lodge's local community conservation project before returning to the lodge for a late breakfast. Head out to the airstrip for a light aircraft charter flight to Victoria Falls in time to connect with your return flight home.
The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.