Wander Hwange

Zimbabwe

Overview

  • 1 night Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 3 nights Hwange National Park – Bomani Tented Lodge
  • 2 nights Hwange National Park – Nehimba Lodge
  • 2 nights Zambezi National Park – Gorges Lodge
  • Tour of Victoria Falls in Zambezi National Park

Cost

  • 2017 – $4385 USD/per person, double occupancy
  • 2018* – $4600-5000 USD/per person, double occupancy

*Rates for 2018 not yet finalized, but expected to be in this range.

Children age 7-12 are permitted. Rates are discounted 50% for children sharing with adults. Final price at booking based on your specific plans, dates and wishes.

This is our base safari offering for Hwange National Park. If you would like to modify this itinerary to add or drop some stops, we are happy to tailor a safari that meets your time and/or budget.

Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Ground transfers
  • Local flights
  • All meals in camp
  • Most drinks
  • Laundry in camp
  • Tour of Victoria Falls

Excludes

  • Roundtrip international airfare from U.S. to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Dinner in Johannesburg
  • Extension to Cape Town, South Africa and environs (e.g., Cape of Good Hope, penguin colony, botanical garden)

Itinerary

For an authentic safari experience, Safari Bill’s Africa offers an option for travelers to visit a prime wildlife area of Southern Africa. Your adventure begins in Johannesburg, South Africa, for your first night’s accommodation.

The next day, it’s off to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe – one of the largest national parks in all of Africa, which makes it a top destination for nature lovers. Hwange is home to a spectacular elephant population along with more than 100 species of mammals and 400 species of birdlife.

Guests experience the thrill of animal sightings on rugged game drives, launched from accommodations at two luxurious tented camps: Bomani Tented Lodge and Nehimba Lodge. Afternoon game drives are often capped off with snacks and sundowner cocktails as you watch the sun slip beyond the horizon – truly memorable.

Your journey wraps up at Gorges Lodge, where you’ll be mesmerized by the mass and force of Victoria Falls – one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Bomani Tented Lodge

This fabulous lodge is situated on a private concession within the Ngamo Forest, where night drives are a bonus. In addition to morning and afternoon game drives in Hwange National Park, climb into the underground hide at the lodge for up close viewing of animals at the waterhole or join game walks led by licensed guides for another thrilling experience. Activities also include the opportunity to tour a nearby school and village to get a flavor for daily life.

Bomani’s amenities are impressive: a bar, lounge and dining room for guests to gather and share meals; electricity; free WIFI in the main lodge; cell phone reception. Rooms include en suite facilities, a ceiling or standing fan, safe for valuables, portable LED lamp, and mosquito repellant.

Nehimba Lodge

Also located within a private reserve, Nehimba Lodge offers guests a comfortable common area to relax and share meals, overlooking the waterhole where animals gather for their own happy hour. WIFI and a swimming pool are among the camp’s amenities. Rooms include en suite facilities, hairdryer, mosquito nets, bath robes and more.

Along with daily game drives, guests can visit the Nehimba Seeps, Mandavu Dam and Mtoa Ruins.

Gorges Lodge

At the edge of the Batoka Gorge, the main lodge and 10 thatch rooms are set among a beautiful garden with stunning views of the thunderous Zambezi River 200 metres below. Rooms include en suite facilities, stocked mini bar, hairdryer, ceiling fan and more.

During your stay, you’ll take a guided tour of nearby Victoria Falls. Thrill-seekers can arrange rafting, bungee jumping and helicopter rides for additional cost.

Guests can choose from a variety of activities: a guided tour of the craft village, black eagle viewing, sundowner river cruise, gorge-edge walk, a school tour and more.

Safari Bill’s Africa can arrange an optional trip extension to Cape Town, South Africa and the surrounding area. Inquire for cost.

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