Victoria Falls Specials | 9 Night
9 Night Safari Special - Arrival of the rains
4 nights at Zambezi Sands River Camp / 3 Nights at Bomani Tented Lodge / 2 nights at Gorges Lodge.
Take a nine night journey in Victoria Falls and Hwange and experience game, birds, and the Victoria Falls in one package. You get to stay in three different Imvelo Lodges accommodations - Zambezi Sands, Bomani Tented Lodge and Gorges Lodge - and go on different activities such as canoeing, game drives and a variety of tours. This 9 night safari special starts being offered at the beginning of the rainy seasons when the flora begins to change, setting off a change in the ecosystem with amphibians emerging, changing the patterns of different birds and animals.
2016 Rate per person per stay - US$ 3624.00
You will be met with a member of the Imvelo Lodges team at Victoria Falls Airport, and taken into
Zambezi National Park. To get to the
Zambezi Sands River Camp, it is a 45 minute drive, which in itself is a game drive. Once you have familiarised and settled in, you will take a walk along the
Zambezi River banks in the late afternoon.
On this day, you will take a short walk and then take a canoe to get to the Siansimba Islands. These Islands are within the Zambezi National Park. After touring the islands, you will take an afternoon game drive further into the national park. The day ends with a relaxing sun-downer cruise down the river and back to camp.
This day starts with a road transfer to Sidinda Island camp which is 80km downstream from the Victoria Falls. While there, you will explore the valley and the river gorge on foot and then by boat. Upon arriving at Sinkila, lunch will be served picnic-style while you take in the waterfalls and then explore the hot springs at Sidinda.
Later in the afternoon you will be taken back to Zambezi Sands for your final
night of the trip there.
Early on this day, its time to pack up and have breakfast while your belongings are loaded onto the vehicles for a 2.5 hour road trip. Once at the Gwaai River, you will be switch onto a more suitable vehicle for a 1.5 hour drive to
Bomani Tented Lodge in
Hwange. Once you have settled in, you will take a short game drive to see the area, then have sundowners and canapés near camp within the Ngamo area.
You get an early start to do some more exploring in the
Hwange National Park where you are sure to see more than just elephants. After this drive, you will take another into the Tsholotsho Communal Lands, where you will have a picnic lunch
while enjoying the sounds of the acacia inhabitants and the fresh air under the shade. An evening drive back to camp with spotlights will give you a chance to witness the nocturnal animals.
Take a deeper drive into the Hwange National Park, all the way to the pans where the San people used to live. The Wexcau and HwaHwa Du pans
which you will visit are part of the Kalahari. You will learn what is means to have Hwange's elephants in this area and how it affects the bird populations there.
On this day, you take a drive to another side of Ngamo into the Camelthorn woodlands.
A nature walk will be the highlight of the day as you explore the area and meet
its inhabitants. Lunch will be served at Camelthorn Lodge, a sister lodge to
Bomani Tented Lodge and
Zambezi Sands River Camp.
As this will be the last day staying at Bomani, a farewell bush dinner will be
served under the stars within the Bomani area.
Today will be transfer day as you pack up to take a 4hour trip back to the Victoria Falls area. This time, you will be staying 10km downstream from the falls at
Gorges Lodge, located along the Batoka
Gorge. In the evening, you will get to interact with the nearby wild black eagles and Peregrine falcons.
You can't not take a guided
tour of the Victoria Falls, and so on this last day, you will experience the
7th wonder of the world and learn how it came to be called the Victoria Falls. On this leisurely day, you will also get the opportunity to do a bit of
shopping before returning to Gorges Lodge for a more relaxed afternoon. The evening will be characterised by a lively dinner under the stars, with performances from a local traditional dance group.
Its time to pack up, and after breakfast, you will be taken on a 30 minute road transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport for your flight out.
All meals; Nine nights' accommodation - 4 nights at Zambezi Sands, 3 nights at Bomani Tented Lodge, nights at Gorges Lodge; All transfers including pick-up and drop-off at Victoria Falls Airport; National park entry fees; Full use of a qualified guideRate Excludes:
Flights, visas, fishing and all other excursions and additional permits, curio shop expenses.
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