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Best of Zimbabwe – Highlights in Luxury

Itinerary
Overview
  • The Mighty Victoria Falls
  • Sundowners on the Zambezi River
  • Hwange – Exciting Predators & Plains Game
  • Elephants Converging at the Waterholes
  • Tiger Fishing & Boat Safaris on Lake Kariba
  • Stunning Landscapes & Knowledgeable Guides
  • Mana Pools – Wild Dog & Elephant Encounters
Countries Visited:
Zimbabwe
Length of Trip:
11 days

itinerary
highlights

  • The Mighty Victoria Falls
  • Sundowners on the Zambezi River
  • Hwange - Exciting Predators & Plains Game
  • Elephants Converging at the Waterholes
  • Tiger Fishing & Boat Safaris on Lake Kariba
  • Stunning Landscapes & Knowledgeable Guides
  • Mana Pools - Wild Dog & Elephant Encounters

This itinerary includes the following Camps:

Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Hotel is an African classic, built during the Edwardian period in 1904. With its iconic backdrop of the ...Read More

The Victoria Falls Hotel is an African classic, built during the Edwardian period in 1904. With its iconic backdrop of the Victoria Falls Bridge the “Grand Dame” of Victoria Falls has long been a favourite with discerning travellers from all corners of the world.

With its distinctive white walls and red roof it provides a perfect balance of modern comfort combined with Edwardian elegance and old world charm. Echoing its glorious past the long carpeted corridors of the main building are lined with drawings of maps and photographs of pioneers and famous explorers. Here one finds 119 front facing deluxe rooms, suites and standard rooms which have courtyard or garden view. The adjacent Stable Wing houses two honeymoon suites and a further 42 spacious deluxe rooms.

Public areas are extensive and include a choice of three dining venues, two lounges, gift shops, hair salon and beauty therapist, chapel, swimming pool and tennis courts Set in acres of lush lawns and attractive landscaped gardens where monkeys play and warthog graze, the hotel is a short walk from Victoria Falls town and a ten minute walk to the Falls and rainforest.

The amount of activities that can be undertaken when staying at this hotel are numerous and include:

Sundowner Cruise, Helicopter flight over The Victoria Falls, Bungee jumping, Microlighting, Canoeing the Zambezi,  White Water Rafting, day and late afternoon game drives and game walks, Tour of the Victoria Falls, Horse Riding, or simply relaxing by the hotel’s pool, enjoying the views and without doubt enjoying afternoon tea on the hotel terrace.

Little Makalolo

Little Makalolo in Hwange

Little Makalolo Camp lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas, overlooking a vibrant ...Read More

Little Makalolo Camp lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas, overlooking a vibrant waterhole.

Little Makalolo sits in a private concession allowing for exciting game drives and walking safaris without the crowds.  It offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps and a sense of remoteness. The camp’s six traditional-style tents – including a family unit – are spacious and en-suite, with indoor and outdoor showers. Solar power is used for tent lights and to heat water, ensuring a lighter environmental footprint.

Linking the tents to the main area are teak walkways. Here a false mopane tree in the centre of the camp shades a separate dining and living area, with an open fire deck for those convivial evening fireside tales under the stars. The plunge pool is a fantastic addition especially for those hot summer days. The log-pile hide at the waterhole in front of camp offers thrilling game viewing to literally a Noah’s Ark parade of animals as they come down to quench their thirst.

 

 

Changa Safari Camp

Changa Safari Camp in Kariba and Matusadona

Changa Safari Camp is located in East Matusadona within a private concession on the shores of Lake Kariba.  The secluded ...Read More

Changa Safari Camp is located in East Matusadona within a private concession on the shores of Lake Kariba. 

The secluded Changa Safari Camp is a homely getaway in an exquisite untouched setting. Extensive vistas over the lake and on to the distant Matusadona Mountains are filtered through changing light – vibrant in the midday sun or softened by day’s end and lanterns.

Six double and two family tents provide comfortable accommodation with private decks. All are ensuite consisting of flush toilet, two wash basins, bath tub and indoor and outdoor showers.  Created using natural materials, open-sided guest spaces include a wooden deck, thatched lounge and dining area which reaches out to the shoreline. Sundowners may be sipped around a campfire and communal meals savoured al fresco, in harmony with the sounds and scents of the wild. Private dining is also possible.

Game drives and walks are conducted through the reserve, and boating and fishing is available on the lake.

 

 

 

Ruckomechi Camp

Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools

Ruckomechi is situated in a private concession on the western boundary of the Mana Pools National Park.  This exclusive ...Read More

Ruckomechi is situated in a private concession on the western boundary of the Mana Pools National Park.  This exclusive tented camp overlooks the Zambezi River, and is shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees.  

The camp vegetation is dominated by broad canopied albida trees, much loved by elephants for their rich nutritious pods; these animals often join visitors in camp for a light meal!

Ten luxury tents (including 2 family tents) have classic interiors decorated using natural materials, and small verandas from which to appreciate the panoramas. Aimed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, Ruckomechi’s hot water and lighting is provided by solar power. Central areas are reached via a low-level walkway and include dining and lounge spaces as well as a star-gazing deck. Unwind beside the pool in hammocks, making the most of the exclusive setting. A privately located bush bath is set on the river banks, for that truly wild and romantic evening under the stars.

Activities include motor boat safaris, canoeing, day and night game drives as the lodge is located outside the park and safari walks, as well as catch and release fishing.

 

 

 

 

This premier itinerary includes the following Camps:

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