Zimbabwe Suggested Itineraries
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Zimbabwe Suggested Itinerary - Experience the best of Zimbabwe with our Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park safari package.

Gorges Lodge sunset

We have several packages available (that differ by the number of nights and the transfers - either road, rail or air or one of each between Vic Falls and Hwange).

This is the entry level package of 6 nights
3 nights All Inclusive at Bomani (Hwange) and 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Gorges Lodge (Victoria Falls) with road transfers between the lodges both ways

DAY 1:
Bomani Tented Camp - safari tent interiorArrive at Victoria Falls Airport where you will be met by our shuttle bus for your road transfer to Halfway Hotel.
Collected from Halfway Hotel by one of our Bomani 4 x 4 game drive vehicles for your transfer into Bomani.
Settle into your room and then have sundowners and canapés by the Pan.
Enjoy a 3 course supper out under the stars.

DAY 2:
Early morning game drive and walk in Hwange National Park’s acacia forests surrounding Ngamo Plains.
Return to Bomani for brunch and either a siesta or an hour or two in the blind* over the waterhole.
Afternoon game drive and sundowners at Major Pan.
Night drive back to the lodge for showers then campfire cocktails and 3 course dinner.

DAY 3:
Early morning all day trip into the park on our one of a kind ‘pump run’**, with a picnic and siesta under the trees at Mfagazaan Pan.
Imvelo’s (Bomani) trademark pump runs combine game viewing in remote areas of the park with practical hands-on conservation. Guests can assist their guide with day-to-day maintenance at the borehole pumps which are the heartbeat of Hwange National Park and its wildlife.
Leisurely afternoon game drive back to the lodge going from pan to pan, weaving our way between the throngs of jostling elephant that come pouring in for the fresh water. It makes for a fun, memorable and extremely rewarding day.
Freshen up and then refreshments around the campfire and supper in the main lodge area.

DAY 4:
Morning village visit and school tour at Ngamo village and a tour of the Imvelo Community projects.
Return to the lodge for breakfast and then catch your road transfer to Halfway House. Alternatively guests can take the Elephant Express rail car from Ngamo Siding to Impofu Siding near Hwange Main Camp and then road transfer from Impofu to Victoria Falls ***
Continue on by road to Gorges Lodge with a packed lunch for the journey.
Settle into Gorges and then enjoy the evening overlooking the gorge with a delicious supper in the main lodge dining room.

Gorges Lodge accommodation

DAY 5 & 6:
After breakfast catch the lodge shuttle and spend the morning in Victoria Falls town. Have lunch in town (at guest’s own expense) and then take the late afternoon shuttle back to Gorges Lodge to enjoy the evening with sundowners overlooking the gorge and listening to the pounding Zambezi below.
Later enjoy a 3 course dinner in the garden under the stars.
DAY 7:
Late breakfast whilst enjoying the morning at your leisure. The shuttle will take you to the airport for your departing flight.
Cost per person sharing:
1 May 2019 - 31 October 2019: US$2850
1 November 2019 to 31st December 2019: US$2100
1 January 2020 - 30 April 2020*: US$3050
1 March 2020 - 30 April 2020: US$2200
1 May 2020 - 31 October 2020: US$3050
1 November 2020 - 30 November 2020: US$2200
*excl 6 January 2020 - 29 February 2020 when Bomani is closed.
Bomani rates include:
- All meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits
- Laundry
- Return transfers from Sipepa Airstrip/ Bomani Airstrip or the Ngamo siding
- Game activities as available including walks, drives, all day excursions and night drives
- Hwange National Park entry fees
- Visit to local village and tour of the village school (not available during school holidays)
- Service of a guide on safari.
Gorges or Little Gorges Lodge rates include:
- All meals, soft drinks, beers, wines & local spirits
- Laundry
- Return transfers from Victoria falls Airport or Town
- 1 return shuttle to Victoria Falls per night
- 2 activities per night.
Activities to choose from are: guided tour of Victoria Falls (Victoria Falls Park entry fees included), sundowner cruise (river usage fee included), guided tour of the craft village, visit to the local village, school tour (not available during school holidays), evening traditional dancing show, gorge-edge walk or gorge-hike with snacks, black eagle viewing with sundowners and snacks (weather permitting).
*Game viewing blinds
For the hard core photographers we have game viewing blinds at some of our waterholes ideal for wildlife photography, and our 'look up photography blind' at Stoffie’s Pan inside the park has been called the best in Hwange.
**All day drives and pump runs
Hwange National Park has no major rivers and for the past 70 years during Hwange's dry seasons wildlife has subsisted here on water originally pumped by windmills, but which were later replaced by diesel engines. In the southern sector of the Park, Imvelo Safari Lodges shoulders the responsibility for 8 pumped waterholes. The engines require diesel, oil and monthly services and the pump attendants who operate them require rations and pay. A popular activity is to take an all day trip into the Park visiting the waterholes to drop off fuel and oil for the motors as well as rations and supplies for the pump attendants. A picnic lunch is then enjoyed near one of the waterholes followed by a leisurely game drive back to the lodge in the afternoon. Our Pump run usually ends with sundowners at one of the waterholes close to camp. In the green season our all day drives often roam across a huge section of the park and a picnic lunch under a cool tree near a lily-covered pan is a highlight.

***Please note the Elephant Express has to run according to scheduling specified by the National Railways of Zimbabwe and as such may be subject to delays and cancellations, which are beyond our control.
A typical delay in the Hwange National Park on the Elephant Express.

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