8 Days Zimbabwe Big 5 Safari-Semi Luxury SS (Lodging)

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Job Description

Overview

Type Tour: Accommodated

Duration of Tour: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Details:

This Classic Hwange National Park and Matobo National Park safari include eight days at the traditional Amalinda Lodge and Ivory Lodge. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side. Experience game drives, the giant elephant herds of Hwange, local village visits, hikes, and a comfortable place to sleep every night on this classic Zimbabwe safari tour.

Tour Highlights:

  • Take a guided tour of the breathtaking Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
  • Enjoy a safari in Hwange National Park including pump runs and game drives.
  • Experience elephant herds up close from a Look-Up blind in Hwange Park.
  • Visit the local school at Chisuma Village and interact with the children.

Trip Facts:

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
Matobo National Park Amalinda Lodge 3 Nights D, B&B
Hwange National Park Ivory Lodge 4 Nights D, B&B

Itinerary

Day 1: Amalinda Lodge, Matobo National Park

 

Time/ Distance: 5 hr 26 min (453.6 km)

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be picked up for your transfer to Matobo, a 5hr 30 Min ride on tarred road. After a long road drive, you will arrive at the lodge for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation: Amalinda Lodge

 

 

 


Day 2:  Matobo National Park

 

On this day you will have a Continental or Full English Breakfast at Lodge. You may want to spend some time in the hide before you check out and depart at 10 am. You will be picked up for your transfer out to Matobo Hills, drive through Bulawayo, and onto Matobo Hills. You will arrive in the early afternoon and may decide to do one of the activities on offer or relax and then later have drinks while you chill and watch the sunset over the hills before dinner.

Accommodation: Amalinda Lodge

 

 


Day 3: Matobo National Park

 

On this full day at Matobo Hills, you have a choice from various activities which include game viewing or rhino tracking, a visit to Worlds' View/Rhodes Grave, game walk, sundowner drive, and cultural activities which includes visiting the famous San rock art galleries in the mountain caves. These are the highest concentrations of rock art found anywhere in the world. These activities are not included and are best arranged at check-in with your hosts.

Accommodated: Amalinda Lodge

 


Day 4: Matobo National Park to Hwange National Park

 

Time/ Distance: 3 hr 46 min (318.2 km)

On this day, you will have your breakfast at Amalinda Lodge, and then you will be picked up for your drive out to Hwange. After arrival at Ivory Lodge, check into your room and have lunch. The rest of your afternoon is at your leisure, but spending some time in the private safari hide overlooking the salt lick and waterhole is highly recommended. Later, you will be taken on a game drive on the 6000-acre concession which will be concluded with sundowner drinks and snacks overlooking the Dete vlei. To follow, you will be driven back to camp after sunset for the opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals. A 3-course dinner will be served at the Captain's Table.

Accommodated: Ivory Lodge


Day 5: Hwange National Park

 

Early morning coffee and teas will be served at the camp followed by a guided safari game drive in the morning. Brunch will be served upon your return from the game drive then you will have a few hours at leisure to lay poolside or relax in your room. In the afternoon, you'll repeat the morning's activities with teas and coffees followed by a safari game drive. In the evening, dinner will be served at the camp.

Accommodated: Ivory Lodge

 

 

 


Day 6: Hwange National Park

 

Starting your day six Hwange Safari with us, you will be collected from Ivory Lodge and transferred by road to Date Railway Station, where you will board Imvelo’s Elephant Express for a ride down the railway line to Ngamo Siding, while on the Elephant Express you will be treated to game viewing along the way. After game viewing, you will back to the lodge for rest and overnight with dinner.

Accommodation: Ivory Lodge

 

 


Day 7: Hwange National Park

 

Day seven, you will be spending there at Hwange. You will have your early morning breakfast at the same lodge. After that, you will start your game drive. It is the home to more than 100 species of mammals and some 400 different types of birds, making it one of the most diverse game parks in the world. Packs of painted wild hunting dogs, buffalo, lions, and leopards call Hwange home, as well as one of the largest elephant herds on earth.

Accommodated: Ivory Lodge

 


Day 8: Hwange National Park to Harare International Airport

 

Time/ Distance: 1 hr 5 min (189 km)

You will depart after breakfast and head to the most beautiful area of Zimbabwe, the Eastern Highlands. You will have a delicious lunch and heading back to the airport for your Home back and there your trip will be an end.

 


Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

 

How to book and how to pay:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made through a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

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