6 Days Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Victoria Falls
6 Days Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s diverse destinations known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves, and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108 m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there are white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos, and birdlife.
- Game drives in Hwange national park
- Hiking to see Victoria Falls
- Boat cruise on Zambezi River
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport and transfer to Hwange national park
Upon arrival at the Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met by your guide/driver and transferred to Hwange Safari lodge, only two hours’ drive in tarred roads. Upon arrival you will check-in and late afternoon you will head out for night game drive in the Hwange national park.
Day 2: Full day game drives in Hwange national park
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up for the full day safari in the Hwange National park using the Main Camp gate. Mineral water, soft drinks, picnic lunch, and lots of refreshments will be provided and you will use any one of the many viewing platforms that dot the park for lunches.
The elephants of Hwange are world-famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The park is home to over 65 000 elephants who in the dry season dominate all the water points in the afternoons. Other animals that can be seen in the park are lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, baboon, warthog, and a lot more.
Day 3: Full day game drives in Hwange national park
Hwange provides a safari experience to rival the great parks of East Africa – the Serengeti and Masai Mara – but without the crowds. You will have another fun-filled day in the park – now looking for your favourite animal or bird and even ignoring the other now common species. On a good day, you may even return to the lodge earlier as you will have seen all there is to be seen.
Day 4: Road Transfer from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls & Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
After Breakfast transfer, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls (195KM) in air-conditioned vans – a two hours trip.
After check-in, we will hear to the Victoria Falls, via the big baobab tree for the guided tour. The walk on this 2KM stretch lasts for about two hours and, nothing prepares the visitor for the heart-stopping experience, the sight, the sound, the smell, and the humbling feeling that here is, without doubt, Nature`s Master Pierce. Mineral water and return transfers are included; we will pass by the Open Curio Markets for your souvenir shopping, at 16H00 you will be transferred to the jetty for the relaxing Zambezi River sunset cruise. Relax with a sun-downer and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the amazing sunsets in Africa. This is a two hours boat trip with all drinks, snacks, and return transfers. Expect to be back at the Hotel at about 19H00.
Day 5: Day at leisure or optional activities can be arranged by your guide
You will have this day open for optional tours; the elephant rides, Lion Walks, White Water rafting, Canoeing in the upper Zambezi, half-day or full-day safari in the Chobe National Park in Botswana, cross the bridge into Zambia or shopping for gifts at the open curio markets.
Day 6: Transfer to the Airport
This will be your last day in Victoria Falls and Airport Transfer Times will depend on your flight times. You may also do one or two more optional Tours in the morning before you leave for the airport.
- Vehicle, guide and Fuel
- Park entrance fees
- All game drives in the park
- Enroute meals and drinking water
- Hiking fees to Victoria Falls
- Sunset boat cruise on Zambezi River
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Zimbabwe tourist Visa
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Optional activities
When to book this safari package
We recommend booking this safari package 9 months to 1 year in advance.
Best time to visit Zimbabwe for a safari
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is between July and October, when game viewing is at its peak. The natural waterholes in the parks dry up and huge herds congregate at the lakes, man-made waterholes and rivers.