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Zimbabwe Safari IB5B
An affordable 5 Nights at the edge of Hwange National Park and in Victoria Falls
3 Nights Hwange National Park
This safari takes you from the wonderful and game rich Hwange National Park, to the ever impressive Victoria Falls, on a budget. Spend a few nights at Miombo Safari Camp on a private concession at the edge of Hwange National Park, and then at Nguni Lodge, a stylish and cosy lodge in the quiet side of Victoria Falls town, while you enjoy exciting safari experiences and activities.
Zimbabwe Safari IB5B Inspired Journey Overview
Notes: Day 1, 2 & 3
DAY 2 & 3
Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. Terrain ranges from desert dunes and savannah lands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests, and visitors have the choice of game drives, guided walks or horseback safaris as a means of experiencing the park and its creatures.
Overnight: Miombo Safari Camp
Miombo Safari Camp bordering Hwange National Park offers a choice of rustic or deluxe accommodation and is ideally situated for day safaris into the national park. The area enjoys the highest concentration of wildlife and is famed for its large herds of elephant. Hwange's elephant population is estimated at 30,000. Miombo features four luxury tented tree houses and one honeymoon tented suite. Each suite is built to the highest quality with a world of comforts. Set in verdant Miombo woodland with our own waterhole providing you with the ultimate game viewing and birding experience at your doorstep.
Activities at Miombo
Morning & Afternoon Game Drive
Hwange National Park proudly is home to a tremendous cross-section of wildlife; in fact with over 105 species of mammals, 430 species of birds - 50 species of those being raptors (birds of prey) & more than 100 species of trees & bushveld shrubs, it is amongst the most densely populated & diverse safari environments anywhere in the world. The close-by Dom waterhole is a prime game viewing area with massive game concentrations especially so in the dry season (late July to October) when a steady procession of all manner of mammals & birds congregate here throughout the day to quench their thirst.
So too the Ngweshla loop which passes the two magnificent open Kennedy pans that are particularly popular with a usual congregation of elephants found in this area. Nyamandhlovu Pan features a high-rise viewing platform located directly in front of a dam which is not only a draw card for all manner of mammal & bird species coming to drink here, but it is home to hippo & some not so small crocodile.
Afternoon game drive commences with your choice of beverage & snacks mid-afternoon & it is once again, into Hwange National Park in search of new safari encounters. At an appropriate time & at an appropriate spot picked by your professional safari guide, just as the sun begins to sink on the western horizon, a stop will be made & traditional 'sundowner' drinks will be served. This time is ´Out of Africa` personified.
Painted Dog Conservancy
Residents of PDC’s neighbouring communities not only benefit from its programs but also actively contribute to them. For example, community members are employed in anti-poaching units & in addition produce beautiful, unique art from the confiscated snare wire. They assist in systematic monitoring of the African Painted Dog population & teach environmental educational. The active engagement of local residents empowers communities, strengthens conservation & unreservedly raises environmental awareness.
Night Game Drives
Walking & Birding Safaris
Notes: Day 4, 5 & 6
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
Overnight: Nguni Lodge
Nguni Lodge is a small boutique garden lodge with just 14 rooms, nestled in the quiet residential suburbs just 3.5kms from the entrance of the Victoria Falls rainforest. It is a comfortable base from which to explore the Victoria Falls area and all that it has to offer.
Completely rebuilt and opened in March 2018, this thatched lodge has 8 standard rooms, one of which is a family room and 6 deluxe rooms all centred around an inviting swimming pool. Pleasant well manicured gardens and plenty of trees provide a calm setting with a few hanging pod and garden chairs. The central dining area, lounge and bar are very cleverly and tastefully decorated, with African inspired artwork.
Each of the rooms at Nguni are individually styled with modern luxurious bedding, sturdy teak furniture and unique ornaments. Deluxe rooms all face directly onto the pool and are slightly larger than the standard rooms. Standard rooms have views of either the garden or of the pool.
Total Price 5 nights: US$ 1088 (2020)
Included in this safari
MIOMBO SAFARI CAMP
MIOMBO SAFARI CAMP
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