A Glimpse of Ziimbabwe (5 Nights)
Hello and welcome to your introduction to the beautiful Zimbabwe, we have selected two of the top locations in Zimbabwe; Hwange National Park and the iconic Victoria Falls. We hope that this will wet your appetite for this diverse country and make you want to come back for more.
You will begin with two nights in Victoria Falls so that you might acclimatize and catch your breath, you can be as busy or relaxed here as there is plenty to do and of course it is your chance to see this wonder of the world. Your accommodation is one of our favorite hotels located centrally, in fact the closest property to the falls themselves. A lovely hotel with a range of rooming options to suit all tastes and it's restaurant is known to be one of the best in Victoria Falls.
From there it is a short flight to Hwange National Park and your Somalisa Camp. Located within the park in a premium wildlife area, the camp has the feel of a traditional safari camp but with luxurious finishes. Tented rooms on slightly raised platforms, en-suite bathrooms with roll top bath, outdoor and indoor shower, private veranda and even a fireplace in the room for those cold winter nights. The main area offers a swimming pool and looks onto a waterhole that is popular with game.
Day 1 - Victoria Falls
You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport by the transfer company who will be waiting in arrivals with your name on a sign. You will be transferred to Ilala Lodge.
Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As we are the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay.
Experience a culinary journey at the award-winning Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel. Centrally located only minutes away from the Victoria Falls, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can choose from an extensive list of South Africa’s finest wines, cocktails and artisan gins. We offer an unrivalled al-fresco dining experience under the starlit African sky, with the sound of the Falls in the background. The Palm Restaurant is an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed.
Relive the historical journey embarked by David Livingstone exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the Ra-Ikane fleet. Named after his instrumental guide, the boats represent the grace of a bygone era honouring the rich history of Victoria Falls and its explorers, adventurers and heroes. The Ra-Ikane offers a variety of cruises, including breakfast, lunch and sunset, as well as private charters.
Day 2 - Victoria Falls
There are many activities available in Victoria Falls and we are happy to provide you with details and book these. We recommend a sunset river cruise, helicopter flight over the falls and of course seeing the falls themselves. You do not need a guide to do so as the paths are clear and well signposted but we are happy to arrange one for you, lunch at The Lookout Cafe is a great way to finish as it has spectacular views over the gorge.
Day 3 - Hwange National Park
Today will be a transfer to the airport and a lunchtime flight to Hwange which will take roughly 40 minutes. There you will be met by your guide and transferred to Somalisa Camp.
Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities. All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included
Your activities here will include game drives and walks with the experienced guides. Somalisa is located on a private concession within Hwange and is part of an area known for its exceptional game viewing.
Hwange National Park is a land of contrasts from dense teak and acacia forest to vast open savannah, offering guests an exhibition of raw and diverse Africa. Somalisa Camp is a place where tranquillity meets adventure. Where one moment you are sipping on your gin and tonic, listening to the distant baritone roar of a lion coalition off on the hunt, and the next you are gazing over at a congregation of elephants at your doorstep, peacefully sharing a sundowner with you.
Every person is part of the community that helps create the magical and welcoming feeling you get when you visit Somalisa, you arrive as a guest, but you leave a part of the family.
Nature and luxury are in harmony at Somalisa Camp. With natural wood and copper finishes, the organic features of the bush fuse perfectly with the deluxe style. Kudhinda, the Zimbabwean national material, is paired with modern decor creating an authentic contemporary African fusion. At the edge of the expansive deck in the main area, sits an elephant pool which is frequented by elephant families, which is a true highlight at this beautiful camp.
Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and spot lighting as well as game viewing from hides.
Walking and game drives will allow you the opportunity to observe elephant, kudu and sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.
Day 6 - Hwange to Vic Falls Airport
At a time to be advised by the camp manager, you will have a light aircraft transfer to Victoria Falls Airport which will connect with the check in for your international flight home.
From $3,250 per person sharing accommdation.