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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.

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


  • 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
  • Gorges Lodge
  • Hwange National Park
  • Ngamo Plains
  • Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Airport
  • Victoria Falls Town
  • Zimbabwean Victoria Falls


Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level


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.

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 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 children 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

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Rates based on two travelers in double occupancy.


  • 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.


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  • Visa Fees


  • $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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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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