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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. Enjoy 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.
Gorges Lodge sundowner sceneryZebra in wet seasonGuided tour to Victoria FallsWalking to school with some of the localsMale Lion on Safari in ZimbabweLunchtime at the Look UpHornbill Tent at Bomani Tented LodgeElephant Bull at Stoffie's PanAerial view of Victoria FallsAmazing Views at Gorges LodgeLioness on the Ngamo Plains in green seasonAerial view of Stoffie's PanElephant playtime from the Look UpWater run with the localsAlfresco Dining at BomaniThirsty giraffe on the Ngamo PlainsBird watchersWaterbuck bull near BomaniNgamo Plains in wet season
  • 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
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Arrive Victoria Falls

Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where a representative from Batonka will be waiting to collect you and transfer you to Batonka. After settling in you will be able to discuss with one of the Batonka Employees at the activities Desk what activity you would like to do on that afternoon or the following day. (please note nightly rate
does not include activities and all activities are to be booked and paid for while at Batonka) or you are able to spend your afternoon at the lodge relaxing at the pool and enjoy a wonderful dinner.


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. Upon arriving back at the Lodge, you will then be able to enjoy a lovely lunch followed by dinner.

Day 3: Hwange Safari | Elephant Express | Ngamo Plains

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Starting your Hwange Safari with us, you will be collected from Batonka Guest House in Victoria Falls town and transferred by road to Dete Railway Station (2 hours) where you will board Imvelo’s Elephant Express for a ride down the railway line to Ngamo Siding, while on the Elephant Express you will be treated to game viewing along the way (2 hours). Lunch and refreshments will be served onboard prior to departure.

After settling into your rooms, you will be able to enjoy a few sundowners while overlooking the Ngamo Plains which offers lovely open Savanna grasslands and the lodge watering hole frequented by wildlife including elephants, buffalo, hippo, lion, plains game and

Bomani Lodge is also home to one of Africa's most unique game viewing excursions - a safari on horseback. This exciting adventure is led by an experienced guide and is open to guests of all riding abilities. Please let us know if you're interested!  (additional costs apply)

Day 4: Ngamo Plains | Visit School | Hwange Game Drive

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast head to Ngamo Village, a 30-minute drive from Bomani, for a very special morning that gives guests a chance to experience a real and un-choreographed interaction with local villagers. The visit culminates in a tour of the school and a singing performance by some of the children. (All covid protocols are in
place and socially distanced cultural immersions will take place). 

Later in the afternoon, after tea jump on a game drive through the famed Ngamo Plains in 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.

Day 5: Ngamo Plains | Elephant Express

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up early on your last morning in this bush lovers’ paradise and enjoy a guided walk on the famed Ngamo Plains on the lookout for wildlife big and small. On returning to the lodge enjoy a full English breakfast before embarking on the Elephant Express rail car for your final game viewing opportunity through Hwange en route back to Dete railway station. 

Day 6: Depart Batonka Lodge

  • 1 Breakfast
A farewell breakfast will be enjoyed by all and then it’s time for your transfer to VFA for your onward adventures. Transfer out to Victoria Falls Airport to connect with your return flight home.


Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Alfresco Dining at Bomani

Batonka Guest House

batonka guest lodge
batonka guest lodge pool
batonka guest lodge

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Rates based on two travelers in double occupancy.
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Visa Fees
  • Estimated Hotel in Layover City TBD
  • Park Entrance Fee: Victoria Falls
  • Airport Departure Tax - Some taxes may be included in international flight fares.


When to Go

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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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