Zimbabwe - The Perfect Package (10 Nights)
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 Batonka Lodge.
Situated in the heart of Victoria Falls, the Batonka Guest Lodge offers comfortably furnished accommodation with en-suite bathrooms, balconies, daily housekeeping, TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The on-site restaurant offers a full English breakfast and a choice of wholesome home-style meals for lunch and dinner. The main communal area features dining facilities, lounge areas, and a curio shop. Guests can dine indoors or outdoors on the terrace overlooking the garden and swimming pool.
Set in lush gardens, a tranquil haven away from the bustle of town but within easy walking distance of the main attractions.
The main lodge offers indoor and outdoor dining, a cosy lounge and beautiful verandah opening out onto the surrounding gardens. The facilities include a swimming pool, activities desk and curio shop. We emphasise on a personalised and friendly service. The lodge offers 27 well-appointed rooms with elegant, contemporary style décor encompassing Victoria Falls’ colonial past and African flavour. All rooms are air conditioned and have ensuite bathrooms. Each room has a private . A couple of our rooms have inter-leading doors making them ideal for families.
Batonka Guest lodge is one of the only lodges that the directors are also involved in the everyday running of the establishment. The lodge was official opened on the 21ˢᵗ of June 2016 by Honourable Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Dr Eng Walter Mzembi (MP).
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, Bomani tented Lodge
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 Bomani Tented Lodge.
This comfortable and well-appointed lodge is nestled in a remote and untouched corner on the edge of Hwange National Park in our 5000 acre private reserve, and is famous for its impressive herds of elephant, not to mention many other spectacular species of wildlife.
Days 4 and 5 - Bomani Tented Camp, Hwange National Park
Our main lodge is built on a spectacular viewing platform and overlooks Bomani Pan. You can enjoy your breakfast while watching zebra and wildebeest quietly graze or sip a sundowner as giraffe and elephant soak up the day’s final rays.
Of course the main pastime at Bomani is gameviewing, and whether you choose to go on a guided game walk in the lodge’s private concession or a game drive in the national Park, you will not be disappointed - these spectacular landscapes teem with a rich array of unique African wildlife and flora.
The 5 Saddlebill Tents roost upon spacious Zambezi teak platforms, which at five foot above ground level, offer stunning views across the open grasslands. Each tent has electricity by generator, hot water and en suite bathroom
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.
Day 6 - Hwange to Mana Pools
Today you will have a transfer to the airstrip and a flight to Mana Pools, there you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Zambezi Expeditions Camp.
An Exclusive Camp overlooking the majestic Zambezi River
The legendary Mana Pools is known for its wildlife rich flood plains and magnificent views of the Zambezi River. The river boasts of some of Africa’s most amazing tiger fishing and adventure canoeing safaris, creating the perfect combination of beauty and fun and making this World Heritage site a must-visit national park.
Zambezi Expeditions, situated at the Namyepi/Nkupi camping site, offers one of the best ways to experience Mana Pools on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The 12-bedded luxury mobile camp is set up prior to your arrival near the Zambezi River, providing you with the opportunity to canoe and fish either from the banks or off an island in the middle of the river.
Days 7 and 8 - Zambezi Expeditions, Mana Pools
One of the main highlights is a game drive along the flood plain in an open 4 x 4 Land Cruiser that takes you into the heart of an Africa dream abounding with the continent’s unique animals − eland, elephant, African wild dogs, water buck, big herds of buffalo, kudu, lion and leopard.
With 6 twin-bedded tents and en-suite bathroom facilities that include flush toilets and an alfresco hot bucket shower, the camp gives “Glamping” a new definition by virtue of its detailed furnishings that include 12 volt lighting and charging facilities for cameras. A well serviced mess tent with a dining and seating area forms part of the camp.
The camp has a minimum stay of two nights for a minimum of two people and is the perfect combination to include with Kanga Camp to give you an overall experience of Mana Pools, both inland and riverside. Two night stays can be requested for larger groups of a minimum of ten people.
Mana Pools National Park along the Zambezi River
Dandawa airstrip or Mana Main airstrip – Self-drive only recommended for experienced 4x4 drivers
Flight Transfer Time:
2 hrs 30 mins (Vic Falls) and / or 1 hr 30 mins (Harare)
Number of Beds:
6 tents with a total of 12 beds
for a minimum 2 nights
Number of Guides Rooms: 1
En-suite facilities with bucket showers and flushing toilet
Generator power, battery-charging facilities available in main area
Game driving, walking, fishing and canoeing safaris
Day 9 - Mana Pools to Changa Safari Camp, Matusadona National Park
Set on the shores of Lake Kariba, with views of the Matusadona mountains, Changa Safari Camp is a place that captures the essence of natural beauty, with peace, seclusion and an unusual blend of landscapes. It was founded by a team who share a passion for the wild and the magnificent African wildlife, and the proximity to nature and true wilderness is unparalleled; here, you'll find yourselves in awe of the majestic and gentle elephants that you share the land with.
Changa's hospitality is warm, welcoming and personal, and the team will be delighted to get to know you and ensure you get the most out of your safari experience. This rich wilderness area offers exceptional game drives as well as walking and fishing safaris, all in the company of highly trained professional guides. Healthy populations of predators, including lion, leopard, hyena, and cheetah as well as elephant, buffalo, and antelope frequent the shoreline. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant in the cool waters. Birdlife is prolific, with 350 species having been identified in the area.
At Changa, we endeavour to provide an exclusive, tailor made experience to suit you individually. Where possible we are happy to plan days and activities around you. A typical day in the camp starts early to coincide with the best times to view animals. You will be awoken by the age old “knock knock” at your door, accompanied by your choice of tea and coffee. We offer a continental breakfast ‘al fresco’ on the deck or on the beach before your morning activity which could be:
Arguably the best way to experience and feel in touch with the African bush. Our professional guides have a thorough knowledge of the area and, accompanied by them, you can experience Matusadona 'at its best'. Walks are conducted in the early mornings and late afternoons for your comfort.
A leisurely drive in an open safari vehicle is a perfect way to discover the area, and provides an opportunity to see a wider variety of game and scenery as you cover much more ground than on a game walk. Accompanied by your guide, a game drive is a lovely way to spend the morning. Climb on board our pontoon boat and, together with our guide, you can explore the multitude of bays and river inlets where the birdlife is prolific and elephants and antelope abound.
Day 10 - Changa Safari
Camp, Matusadona National Park
Kariba is a fisherman’s
paradise! Why not try your hand at fighting the renowned
Tiger Fish for which people from all over the world
return time and time again to catch. Alternatively bream
fishing is always a pleasure and one's daily catch can
be returned to you 'a la' snacks.
Just before it gets too hot, we'll have you back in camp for a delicious brunch, allowing you to siesta during the heat of the day. You can make yourselves at home, enjoy the cool breeze in the lounge, recline by the pool, or relax on a hammock under the canopy of a shady Terminalia tree. Re-charge with 'high-tea' at 3.30pm before you venture out on your chosen afternoon activity.
Day 11 - Depart
Sadly your final day has arrived and you will have a flight to Victoria Falls to connect with your international flight.
Transfer from Victoria Falls
Airport to Accommodation
Batonka Guest Lodge - 2 nights, breakfast, daily shuttle to and from town
Transfer to Hwange
Bomani - 3 nights, all meals, non premium drinks, scheduled activities, national parks fees and laundry
Flight to Mana Pools
Zambezi Expeditions - 3 nights, all meals, non premium drinks, scheduled activities, national parks & conservation fees and laundry
Flight to Kariba and Transfer to Changa
Changa Safari Camp - 2 nights, all meals, non premium drinks, scheduled activities, national parks and conservation fees and laundry
Flight to Victoria Falls Airport
Entry to Victoria Falls rain
forest of $30 per person
Any additional meals, drinks, activities or fees
Airport departure taxes
Tips and items of a personal nature