Zimbabwe: Falls & Elephants – 6 days (Accommodated)
A world renowned Zimbabwean wonder and one of its lesser known gems make up this great package. First, visit the Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world (1.5 kilometres wide and 100 metres high for the statisticians among you!) and a truly amazing spectacle whether viewed from the ground or the air. The second part of the package whisks you off by road to Hwange National Park, a big five game reserve which also boasts cheetah, wild dog and a massive elephant population. Its hides, dams and picnic sites provide wonderful opportunities to get up close to the bird and animal life.
Choose between two accommodation grades - Standard or Upgrade. Alternatively mix and match accommodation from each grade to create your perfect holiday. Interactive itineraries for each accommodation grade can be viewed below.
You are met on arrival at Victoria Falls airport and transferred to your hotel.
The Victoria Falls is a sight not to be missed – the clouds of spray generated by this thunderous descent have resulted in a lush rain forest full of stunning wild flowers. This is truly one of Africa’s most spectacular sights and the Victoria Falls village in Zimbabwe is the perfect base from which to appreciate it.
The Zambezi River has two characters – the wide gentle river above the Falls is a magic spot for sunset boat cruises or gentle canoeing, whilst below the Falls, the more adventurous can enjoy serious white-water rafting or river-boarding.
A host of activities are centred on three separate delights: the Falls, the magnificent Zambezi River and the surrounding Zambezi National Park. The ‘Flight of Angels’ helicopter flight gives you an amazing overall impression of the Falls. Game drives and horse riding are offered in the Zambezi National Park to view elephant and buffalo. Elephant back safaris are also available for those who want to get up close and personal with these mighty pachyderms. Children are not forgotten and canopy tours cater to all ages. A high tea amidst the colonial splendour of the Victoria Falls Hotel is a daily event and a carnivorous feast at the Boma Restaurant awaits the hungry.
Standard – Lokuthula Lodge or similar (full description below)
Upgrade – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar (full description below)
Lokuthula Lodge (bed & breakfast)
Lokuthula (Lock-oo-too-la) means ‘Place of Peace’ in the local siNdebele tongue, and the lodge certainly lives up to this description. Surrounded by beautiful gardens the lodge has easy access to a three-tiered pool, bar and the award winning Boma restaurant. All 37 lodges offer stylish comfort, flexibility and privacy. They are split-level, furnished in a riot of African colours, fully equipped and serviced daily. All lodges have fans, mosquito nets and a range of customised toiletries including insect repellent and sunscreen lotion. 29 of the lodges are fully self-catering, and the other eight are bed and breakfast.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (bed & breakfast)
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is a stylish yet relaxing bush lodge in a stunning setting on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, just 4km from the thundering Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side. This newly restyled lodge is a testament to eco-friendly design and prides itself on exceptional dining, the candlelit boma being a particular treat. It has its own waterhole and faces the setting sun so that you can enjoy game viewing without even leaving the lodge. Watch the breathtaking African sunset and view the animals coming to drink from your private balcony, the pool deck, the bar or the restaurant. The lodge’s rooms have wooden concertina shutters and glass doors which unfold onto the private balcony overlooking the National Park. Each has a full bathroom with bath and shower, telephone, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, safe and mosquito nets.
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