9 Day Affordable Hwange National Park Safari & Victoria Falls
It would be hard to find a more reasonably priced tour than this one, which offers a high quality, truly authentic African safari in wild, remote bush locations. Unlike other safari areas like Tanzania or the Okavango Delta, many camps in Hwange do not have huge price increases in peak season. Hwange offers superb game viewing and excellent guiding.
Day 1 - 2: Arrive Victoria Falls and transfer to Bayete Lodge (2 nights)
On arrival in Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to Bayete Lodge. This is a really good value for money guest house about 2.5 kms from the town centre. Family owned and operated it offers very personal service at an affordble price.
You will have this afternoon and the whole of the following day to relax and enjoy all that Victoria Falls has to offer.
Option: besides visiting the world famous falls, boat cruises on the Zambezi, village visits and scenic helicopter flights are just a few of the activities available to you at an additional cost. And for the more active, there is white water rafting and canoeing trips. Should you be interested in pre-booking any of these activities please inquire directly with us regarding more details.
Accommodation: Bayete Guest Lodge (including breakfast)
Day 3 - 5: Transfer to Ivory Lodge near Hwange National Park (3 nights)
Your African safari adventure begins this morning with your transfer from your hotel to Ivory Lodge. This is about a 2.5 hour drive.
Ivory Lodge is located just outside Hwange National Park. It is a 15 minutes drive from the main park entrance gate making it very easy to go into the national park to do game drives. In addition, they have their own private concession which can also be used to undertake game drives. Ivory Lodge offers superb value for money and an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. The lodge is famous for their resident presidential herd of elephants which are often seen in the area or even within the grounds of the lodge! Aside from this the waterhole which can be seen from the lounge area and most rooms, attracts a multitude of animals.
Enjoy the next 3 days doing morning & afternoon game activities. These include game drives & walking safaris.
Accommodation: Ivory Lodge (including all meals, drinks & activities)
Day 6 - 8: Transfer to Bomani Tented Lodge near Hwange Park (3 nights)
Today you will be transferred by road to Dete station where you will board the unique Elephant Express train which will bring you to Bomani Tented Lodge.
This Lodge is located just outside Hwange National Park in a secluded area. This means there are very few other vehicles in the area making the game drives very peaceful and exclusive. It is also close to the superb Ngamo Plains- nicknamed the 'Little Serengeti' by the local guides.
Activities include game drives & walking safaris. In certain months you can also spend time in the look up hide overlooking a waterhole. During the dry season this offers some of the closest elephant encounters you will ever have. Cultural tours are offered as well.
Accommodation: Bomani Tented Lodge (including all meals, drinks & activities)
Day 9: Transfer to Victoria Falls
Today you will transfer by road back to Victoria Falls. It is about a 4 hour drive; an early morning start would be required if your onward flight is early in the day.
Rates, Terms & Conditions:
01 Apr 2023 - 30 Apr 3023: per person sharing: US$ 3195 Single: US$ 4180
01 May 2023 - 30 Jun 2023: per person sharing: US$ 3705 Single: US$ 4756
01 Jul 2023 - 31 Oct 2023 : per person sharing: US$ 3725 Single: US$ 4780
01 Nov 2023 - 31 Dec 2023: per person sharing: US$ 3629 Single: US$ 4489
* Package is booked with Gondwana Tours & Safaris
* Valid for travel as per above dates
* Standard T&C's apply
* Includes: Inter-camp transfers, departure taxes, park fees & conservation levies, accommodation, meals, drinks (Premium brands excluded) , activities (unless stated otherwise in the above itinerary)
* Excludes: International/regional flights, entry visa costs Zimbabwe, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, and gratuities
*Park fees and fuel prices are subject to change with or without prior notice
* Please enquire directly with us regarding child rates
Country : Zimbabwe
From : US$ 3629 (01 Nov - 31 Dec 2023) per person sharing - refer to detailed information for single supplements and other rate periods
Duration : 9 days / 8 nights
Valid for Travel: 01 Apr 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
Featured Benefits: Hard to find a more reasonably priced tour, offering a high quality, truly authentic African safari in wild, remote bush locations. Hwange offers superb game viewing and excellent guiding.