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Join this wildlife safari adventure from Victoria Falls to the remote corners of Hwange National Park, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of Zimbabwe's wilderness. Begin your journey with a unique transfer aboard the Elephant Express Railcar, offering scenic views as you travel to Bomani Tented Camp. Explore the vast Ngamo Plains, enjoying game drives, walking safaris, and cultural experiences. Continue your journey to Jozibanini Camp, a secluded retreat in the heart of Hwange National Park, where you'll experience intimate encounters with wildlife and activities such as mountain biking. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, guided walks, and night drives, uncovering the hidden wonders of Hwange National Park at Nehimba Lodge. Conclude your journey as you return to Victoria Falls airport for your journey home.
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Highlights
  • Enjoy thrilling game drives and walking safaris in Hwange National Park
  • Explore the vast Ngamo Plains on scenic drives and wildlife viewing
  • Experience the comfort and scenic beauty of the Elephant Express Railcar
  • Witness the hidden wonders of the nocturnal world on night drives
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Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.
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Day 1: Elephant Express Railcar | Bomani Tented Camp

Transfer two hours from Victoria Falls to Dete Railway Station. Here you board the Elephant Express Railcar to start your adventure, a one-of-a-kind railcar designed to make your transfer to your safari camp. With seating for up to 22 passengers at teak tables and a spacious aisle for movement and photo opportunities, it ensures comfort throughout the journey. Plus, onboard amenities include a restroom and refreshments served during the three-hour ride, with a light lunch provided on the southbound trip. Sit back, relax, and indulge in fantastic game viewing while having a blast aboard! Arrive at Ngamo Siding where you get off and transfer the rest of the way in vehicles to Bomani Tented Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights.

Experience the essence of safari at Bomani Tented Camp, situated within a 5,000-acre private concession within the Ngamo Forest area on the southeastern corner of Hwange National Park. Renowned for their picturesque vistas and abundant wildlife, the plains offer unparalleled year-round game viewing. Take in the natural beauty with Bomani’s open-air thatched main lodge, luxurious tented accommodations, and expansive teak viewing decks. Spot diverse wildlife gathering around the prolific waterhole, or take a refreshing dip in the splash pool. Evenings come alive with the crackle of the fire as you unwind under the vast African sky.

Day 2-3: Ngamo Plains

The next three days are spent explaining the Ngamo Plains as you prefer. The Ngamo Plains are the largest plains in Hwange National Park and deliver an incredible game experience to eager wildlife enthusiasts. Expect nothing short of exceptional game viewing throughout the year, complemented by a wide array of safari activities.

Set out on game drives during the day or at night and walking safaris with experienced guides to spot eland, kudu, wildebeest, zebra, steenbok, impala, waterbuck, and lions. At Bomani, you are only a short 15-minute drive from Hwange National Park. You can also opt to visit a nearby village or school, enjoy a rhino interaction, or spot wildlife from a hide. Each day is tailored to your preferences. Bomani’s unwavering dedication to supporting local communities and preserving wildlife underscores their commitment to responsible tourism and that sense of responsibility is felt here.

Day 4: On to Jozibanini Camp

Transfer 5-6 hours today while on a game drive to arrive at Jozibanini Camp.

Nestled in the most remote and untouched section of Hwange National Park lies the esteemed Jozibanini Camp, a haven cherished by both adventure enthusiasts and seasoned safari aficionados. Tucked away in the park's southern expanse, this intimate retreat offers a secure and cozy sanctuary for an unparalleled wilderness escapade. The Jozi experience promises unforgettable moments, from intimate encounters with majestic elephant herds to exhilarating mountain biking and guided wildlife walks. Embracing the rustic simplicity of a tented camp experience immersed in nature in tented accommodations including the option for a 'star bed' experience, and dining under the open sky beside a crackling campfire.

Day 5-6: Remote Hwange National Park Explorations

Spend your days exploring by setting out on leisurely walks and serene nature trails alongside a diverse array of game-viewing activities. Set out on traditional game drives, walking safaris, wildlife observation from a lookout blind, and exhilarating mountain biking adventures tailored for the active safari enthusiast. Renowned for its abundant elephant populations, particularly during the dry season, this region offers a captivating wildlife experience. Make the journey even more memorable by joining a 'pump run,' contributing to the unique game water supply program while en route to Jozibanini, adding an extra layer of engagement to your safari adventure.

Day 7: Flight and Transfer to Nehimba Lodge

Today you fly to Giraffe Springs Airstrip, where you transfer 20 minutes to Nehimba Lodge. Nestled within a vast 43,500-acre private concession in the northern reaches of Hwange National Park, Nehimba Lodge offers a blend of comfort, wilderness, and African allure, creating an unparalleled safari retreat. Overlooking a bustling waterhole frequented by herds of elephants, the lodge features a central guest area and nine expansive canvas-under-thatch tents, all set on teak decks. Accommodations consist of nine lavish raised chalets, with family suite options, adorned with traditional thatch, each boasting spacious interiors, intimate ambiance, and safety. En-suite slipper baths and outdoor showers complement the comfort, while private balconies offer unobstructed views of the waterhole activity. Cool off in the small swimming pool or relax this evening as you settle in for the night.

Day 8-9: Nehimba Lodge and Hwange National Park

Embark on thrilling morning and afternoon game drives in traditional safari vehicles, seating six guests comfortably. Led by experienced guides, these drives provide exclusive insights into Hwange National Park's unique wildlife and environment, seldom encountering other vehicles. Immerse yourself further with guided game walks, track the renowned elephant-hunting lions, or witness the intricate circle of life firsthand. Conclude your day with enchanting night drives, illuminated by powerful spotlights, unveiling the hidden wonders of the nocturnal world, all complemented by the cherished sundowner tradition, offering the perfect conclusion to each extraordinary day.

Day 10: Return Home

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Transfer 20 minutes back to Giraffe Springs for your short hour-long flight back to Victora Falls airport where you connect with your international flights home.

Accommodations

Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani Tented Lodge
Alfresco Dining at Bomani

Nehimba Lodge

Twin room set up at Nehimba
Extraordinary up close elephant encounters
Spacious bathrooms en suite

Jozibanini Camp

Matopi tent at Jozibanini
Pump Run activity on safari
Spotting Elephants on safari

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  • 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Park Fees/Conservation levies/Entrance fees/Taxes as specified
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  • Transfers as specified including Elephant Express Railcar
  • Interlodge flights
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
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  • Any meals or drinks not specified
  • Park Fees/Conservation levies not specified

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