14 NIGHTS/15 DAYS ULTIMATE WILDLIFE SAFARI
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• Meet & Greet by a safari guide
• Transfer to Lusaka town for check in at Southern Sun Ridgeway Hotel
• Full safari briefing and hand over of necessary documents by guide
• Dinner & Breakfast
The Southern Sun Ridgeway, Lusaka has a history of providing a welcoming and friendly service with all the comfort and tradition of a quality hotel since 1952. The hotel is a landmark in Lusaka and has an excellent location, just 2.7 km from the city centre and only 27km from the airport. Guest rooms overlook landscaped gardens and offer comfort and privacy for travellers.
Each of the 155 rooms are tastefully decorated and offer private en-suite bathrooms, individually controlled air conditioning and an in-room dining service to ensure all guests feel right at home.
The hotel offers a gym and outdoor pool.
Ridgeway is home to the very popular Musuku Restaurant which offers scenic views across the crocodile pond and courtyard, where guests can enjoy delicious daily breakfasts, lunches, poolside snacks and hearty dinners. The Terrace and Pub are the perfect setting for a casual lunch and informal meeting and major sports events screened on the big screen are a popular attraction.
Airport Transfer Time: 40 minutes
• 2 & ½ hour road transfer from Lusaka to Chirundu
• Scenic boat transfer from Chirundu to Vundu Camp in Mana Pools
• All meals, local drinks, activities & park fees
Excludes: premium drinks
Activities: game drives, walking, canoeing and fishing
Vundu Camp is situated in the heart of the Mana Pools National Park along the banks of the great Zambezi River. The camp itself is nestled amongst a grove of beautiful riverine forest, including trees such as huge old Zambezi figs, ebony’s, rain trees, wild mangoes and tamarinds.
The camp comprises the main lodge area and accommodation is in chalets, canvas under thatch, of which there are seven. One is a family room with four beds and one is a honeymoon suite, the others are large spacious rooms with twin beds. There is a beautiful pan behind the camp with a tree stand for sitting, relaxing and watching the game come down to drink. All the rooms and the main lodge have a view of the Zambezi River.
Vundu Camp is suited to both those looking for that extra bit of adventure or to those who want a more relaxing time. Activities on offer are game drives, walking and canoeing.
• Charter flight from Mana Pools to Kariba
• Half Day Kariba Tour
• Dinner and breakfast
Kariba Safari Lodge is situated on a mountainside with sweeping views over the blue water and the islands in the eastern basin of the lake. The Lodges and Suites are distributed over 33 acres of forested hillside, sloping down to the lake shore and beach area. There is a sandy beach and a swimming cage in the lake with a diameter of 15 metres that allows you to swim directly in the lake without fear of crocodiles or hippos. As the lodges are positioned on a hill, please advise us in advance of any guests who may struggle with the steep inclines and we will book them into lodges close to the main reception area.
Nine open-fronted, en-suite lodges each have their own patio and offer broad views of the lake directly from your bed. Every lodge has twin beds that can be converted into king size doubles. Eight suites with en-suite bathrooms and private patios offer sweeping views of the lake. Each suite can sleep 4 guests in king size double beds and on two Indian day beds. All lodges and suites have ceiling fans, mosquito nets, mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee facilities.
• Charter flight from Kariba to Hwange National Park
• 2 Nights at Bomani including all meals, local drinks, activities and laundry.
Excludes: premium drinks and park fees
Activities: day & night game drives, game walks, village visits, birding
Situated inside the Ngamo Forest area, Bomani is located within a 5,000-acre private reserve, only 1.5 kilometres away from Ngamo’s entrance gate to Hwange National Park. The area was once an ancient fossil lake, which over time became submerged by Kalahari sands from the west. Today, the expansive plains are dotted with natural water pans and Ilala Palms; offering a peaceful sanctuary to the countless herds of wildlife that call the area home.
Nine large luxury tents and one sumptuous thatched bungalow. Five of the Serengeti tents roost upon spacious Zambezi teak platforms, which offer stunning views across the open grasslands. The other four, along with the bungalow, are at ground level and a little closer to nature. Every tent is elegantly furnished and comfortable, each with a private en-suite bathroom, hot running water and electricity. The main lodge overlooks Bomani pan and comprises of an open dining room, bar area and lounge, built on a spectacular viewing platform.
Game activities on offer include day & night game drives, game walks, village visits, birding & full day Hwange National Park drives.
Airport Transfer Time: 3h from Vic Falls Airport to Halfway House by road + 2h to camp by safari vehicle.
• Elephant Express Rail Car transfer from Bomani to Dete Station
• Guided transfer from Dete Station to Camp Hwange
• 2 nights accommodation at Camp Hwange with all meals, local drinks, activities, park fees and laundry
Excludes: premium drinks
Activities: day & night game drives and walking safaris
Camp Hwange is set on its own private concession within one of the most remote parts of Hwange National park in the Sinamatella area, which is known for its rocky, hilly county with thick teak woodland.
The small and intimate camp offers canvas and thatch bungalow accommodations of a unique style, all bungalows have en-suite bathroom facilities. The camp offers you the rare opportunity to track Rhino within an Intensive Protection Zone and the terrain here is ideally suited to walking safaris with excellent birding opportunities.
Activities on offer are game drives and walking. Game likely to be encountered includes all of the cat family, wild dog, elephants and buffalo in huge numbers and the usual plain’s game. Walks to the natural springs found in this area are a special highlight.
Airstrip transfer time: 2 – 2h30 hours
• Guided transfer from Camp Hwange to Batonka Guest Lodge
• Breakfast daily
• Guided Tour of the Falls
• Zambezi River Sunset Cruise
• 15 Minute Helicopter flight over the Falls
Excludes: lunch & dinner, extra optional activities
Set in lush gardens, a tranquil haven away from the bustle of town but within easy walking distance of the main attractions. The main lodge will offer indoor and outdoor dining, a cozy lounge and a beautiful verandah opening out onto the surrounding gardens. Facilities include a swimming pool, activities desk and curio shop.
The lodge will offer 22 well-appointed rooms with elegant, contemporary style décor encompassing Victoria Falls’ colonial past and African flavor. All rooms are air-conditioned and have ensuite facilities. Each room will have a veranda opening out onto the surrounding gardens. Several rooms will have inter-leading doors making it ideal for families. Emphasis on personalized, friendly service