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Classic Hwange Safari

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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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Victoria Falls
Day 2 : Victoria Falls
Day 3 : Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park
Day 4 : Pump Run | Hwange Game Drive
Day 5 : School Visit | Gorges Lodge
Day 6 : Batoka Gorge | Depart

Highlights

  • 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

Places Visited

  • Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Bomani Tented Lodge
  • Gorges Lodge
  • Hwange National Park
  • Ngamo Plains
  • Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Airport
  • Victoria Falls Town
  • Zimbabwean Victoria Falls

Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Ngamo Plains in wet season Gorges Lodge sundowner scenery Zebra in wet season Guided tour to Victoria Falls Walking to school with some of the locals Male Lion on Safari in Zimbabwe Lunchtime at the Look Up Hornbill Tent at Bomani Tented Lodge

Day 1 Arrive Victoria Falls

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.

Day 2 Victoria Falls

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Transfer via the Elephant Express train to Bomani Tented Lodge this afternoon. 

Day 3 Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set out early this morning for a game drive and walk through the acacia forests near the Ngamo Plain. Head to Stophie's Pan for brunch and an optional hour or two in the blind overlooking the watering hole near the lodge. Take an evening game drive, enjoying snacks and sundowners along the way. Return this evening for dinner and canapés around the campfire.

Day 4 Pump Run | Hwange Game Drive

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 5 School Visit | Gorges Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Pack up and take the Elephant Express and road transfer back to Gorges Lodge, enjoying the evening sundowner cruise or black eagle interaction. Relax under the stars for your three course dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 6 Batoka Gorge | Depart

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning hike along the Batoka Gorge, admiring the mighty Zambezi River below. Transfer out to Victoria Falls Airport to connect with your return flight home.

Bomani Tented Lodge

Gorges Lodge

Per person starting at
$2,695

Notes

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Rates based on two travelers in double occupancy.

Included

  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
    • 5 Nights Lodge
  • 6 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
  • $50 Airport Departure Tax
    • Some taxes may be included in international flight fares.
  • $30 Park Entrance Fee
    • Victoria Falls Entrance Fee
  • $80 Estimated Hotel in Layover City TBD
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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