Zimbabwe Suggested Itineraries
 
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Zimbabwe Suggested Itinerary - luxury safari at Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. See the main attractions in Zimbabwe in one easy package.

Helicopter over Victoria Falls
 
Duration: 5 Nights, 6 Days
Includes: Return airport transfers,
2 nights’ accommodation at Ilala Lodge (or Victoria Falls Hotel), including breakfast daily.
1 Dinner at your hotel in Victoria Falls.
Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River (including finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks but excluding River Fee)
Tour of the Falls (excl. park fees)
Road transfer to Hwange
3 nights’ accommodation at Ivory Lode (or Elephant’s Eye), Hwange, including all meals, drinks, laundry and game drives
Road transfer to Victoria Falls

Day 1: Victoria Falls
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, where you will spend the next two nights. The rest of the day will be at your leisure, to relax beside the pool or participate in in some of the optional activities available, such as a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls. This first night you will have the pleasure of enjoying a tasteful and satisfying dinner at your hotel.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge or Victoria Falls Hotel
Meals: Dinner
 
Ilala Lodge:
Ilala Lodge Standard Room accommodation
 
Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls, with the National Park bordering the front lawns of this elegant boutique style property. Spacious rooms lead out to either a balcony or the manicured gardens, offering a view of the spray from the mighty Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls). All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and the in-room amenities include satellite TV, air-conditioning, overhead fan, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic safe and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Palm restaurant gives you the chance to dine under the African stars, whilst enjoying sumptuous cuisine. The crystal clear swimming pool offers a cool respite from the midday sun whilst delicious cocktails await you at the pool bar. Ilala Lodge truly provides distinguished accommodation whilst evoking an ambience of a bygone era.
 
Victoria Falls Hotel:
Victoria Falls Hotel Standard twin room
 
The Victoria Falls Hotel was built in 1904 when the Cape to Cairo railway reached the Falls. Ever since, guests have been charmed by the old world atmosphere of one of the few remaining hotels of its kind in the world. The Victoria Falls Hotel's bedrooms have been refurbished to provide a perfect balance of modern amenities without losing the grand Edwardian architecture. Set in acres of lush lawns and exotic flora, the hotel is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Victoria Falls Town and a ten minute walk along the hotel's private path from the actual Falls.
 
Day 2: Victoria Falls
Today you will take a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls and have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to explore the town or participate in the various optional activities available. In the late afternoon you will enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge or Victoria Falls Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Victoria Falls - Hwange
After breakfast a road transfer will take you to Ivory Lodge or Elephant’s Eye, Hwange.

After arrival, choose between a game drive in the Hwange National Park or on the Elephant’s Eye, private concession. Alternatively you can join a visit to a local village, where locals will host you and share some information on their lifestyle.
Overnight: Ivory Lodge or Elephant’s Eye, Hwange
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Ivory Lodge:
Ivory Lodge Tree house accommodation
 
Ivory Lodge is set on its own 6 000 acre conservancy bordering Hwange National Park which is the largest National Park in Zimbabwe – equivalent in size to Wales. Hwange has always been one of the best places to visit for a broad range of safari experiences and Ivory Lodge is “big game” country – lion, elephant leopard and buffalo are seen regularly from camp as well as in the park. Ivory is built in the tree tops of giant teak forests and offers personal attention to a maximum of 18 guests only.
The elevated en suite rooms are positioned with sweeping views of the waterhole that is floodlit by night. Let the night sounds of the wild lull you to sleep in our comfortable beds. Our electric blankets will keep you warm and snug during the cooler winter nights and in summer keep cool under the ceiling fans. All our tree-houses have mosquito nets, 24 hour electricity and hot water. Our two brand new Presidential Elephant Suites set on the left of the camp have excellent views of the pan as well.
The newly thatched central dining area, bar and library are set around the deep blue pool – a welcome haven from the scorching mid-day heat. Our safari chefs are experienced in bush cuisine and we also cater for a variety of dietary requirements. The best is having a fireside dinner under a massive blanket of stars or a private candle lit dinner within the hide itself.
The hide out next to the waterhole is a refuge where a heightened wildlife experience is within a stone’s throw away. You don’t require a large tele-photo lens to get some incredible close-ups of the big 5 that frequent the pan.

Elephant’s Eye:
Elephants Eye Eco Lodge, Hwange
 
Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is located on a 2500 hectare private concession, a mere 13 km away from the entrance to Hwange National Park.

Attention to detail and friendly service in the heart of the African bush will set you at ease as you escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world in immerse yourself in this striking environment. Enjoy the serenity and beautiful views overlooking a busy waterhole frequented by elephants and other resident game, allowing you to feel at one with nature. Spacious, tented en-suite chalets fitted with king/twin beds and decorated in natural hues; provide a comfortable and private abode from the elements. Elephant’s Eye provides a thrilling experience in a natural environment. Personalised service is guaranteed with guides accompanying clients to and from communal areas and chalets ensuring that individual needs are met at all times.

Day 4: Hwange National Park
Today is spent on a game drive in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approximately 14 650 km2. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Victoria Falls. Because of its close proximity to the Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded here. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is considered world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world. Experience parts of this national park on game drives and you will discover a variety of animals, including some predators among them.
Overnight: Ivory Lodge or Elephant’s Eye, Hwange
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Hwange
This morning you will go on a game drive to continue your search for the African wildlife. The afternoon is at your leisure, either beside the swimming pool, having sundowners on the viewing deck or participating in some of the optional activities available.
Overnight: Ivory Lodge or Elephant’s Eye, Hwange
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure
Enjoy your last breakfast at our lodge before your drive back to Victoria Falls Airport, where you embark on your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN HWANGE
Walking Safari $25
Painted Dog Conservation Centre $5 (donation)
Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, offer complimentary transfers to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre. Please book activities in advance or contact the reception desk.
 
SAFARI RATES using Ilala Lodge & Ivory Lodge  Per person sharing  Single supplement when traveling with others  Single traveler 
01 May – 31 October 2019  US$2099 US$489 US$ 2,705
01 November – 31 December 2019 US$1949  US$165   US$ 2,275
01 January – 30 April 2020 US$ 2,282  US$172  US$ 2,768 
01 May – 31 October 2020 US$ 2,475  US$590   US$ 3,425
01 November – 31 December 2020 US$ 2,282  US$172  US$ 2,768 
 
Upgrade to the prestigious Victoria Falls Hotel and Elephants Eye:
 
SAFARI RATES using Victoria Falls Hotel and Elephants Eye Per person sharing  Single supplement when traveling with others  Single traveler 
01 May – 31 October 2019  US$ 2,769 US$430 US$ 3,515
01 November – 30 November 2019 US$ 2,370  US$430   US$ 3,119
01 December - 31 December 2019 US$ 2,075 US$405 US$ 2,800
01 January – 31 March 2020 US$ 2,170   US$440 US$ 2,945 
01 April – 30 June 2020 US$ 2,475 US$440 US$ 3,249
01 July – 31 October 2020 US$ 2,865  US$469  USD 3,665 
01 November – 30 November 2020 US$ 2,573 US$468 USD 3,300
01 December - 31 December 2020 US$ 2,170   US$440 US$ 2,945 
 
Excludes:
Visa fees, optional activities, travel insurance, items of personal nature such as souvenirs, etc.,optional activities.

Please note these rates are subject to availability and may change according to the rate of exchange fluctuations.

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