6 Nights Matopos, Hwange & Victoria Falls Guided Safari - 7 Days

Tour Summary:

 BB – bed & breakfast

DBB – dinner, bed & breakfast

ALL INCLUSIVE – all meals, local drinks & activities

DAYS DESTINATION LODGE/HOTEL MEALS
1 & 2 Matopos National Park Camp Amalinda ALL INCLUSIVE
3 & 4 Hwange National Park Camelthorn ALL INCLUSIVE
5 & 6 Victoria Falls The Victoria Falls Hotel BB
7 FLY OUT

LUXURY Option: Camp Amalinda | Camelthorn Safari Camp | The Victoria Falls Hotel

Low Season:  Jan – June & Dec High Season: July – November
Per person sharing: US$ 4 290.00 US$ 4 500.00
Per person single (traveling with others) US$ 5 440.00 US$ 5 970.00
Per person single (traveling alone) US$ 6 130.00 US$ 6 660.00

MID-MARKET Option: Big Cave Camp | Khulu Bush Camp| Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Low Season:  Jan – May High Season: April – December
Per person sharing: US$ 3 400.00 US$ 3 590.00
Per person single (traveling with others) US$ 3 530.00 US$ 3 940.00
Per person single (traveling alone) US$ 4 100.00 US$ 4 500.00

 

BUDGET Option: Matobo Hills Lodge | Ivory Lodge | A’Zambezi River Lodge

Low Season:  Jan – March

Nov & December

High Season: April – October
Per person sharing: US$ 2 860.00 US$ 3 010.00
Per person single (traveling with others) US$ 3 090.00 US$ 3 520.00
Per person single (traveling alone) US$ 3 650.00 US$ 4 100.00

 

Itinerary

Day 1
DAYS 1 & 2: CAMP AMALINDA, Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Includes:
• Meet & greet by safari guide at the airport
• Transfer to Camp Amalinda
• All Meals
• local drinks
• 2 activities a day
• Laundry
• Park entry fees

Excludes: premium drinks
Activities at Camp Amalinda Include: day & night game drives and cultural tours, rhino tracking, bushman rock paintings

Camp Amalinda is situated just outside Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe and is nestled in the granite domes and kopjes of the Matobo Hills and has some of the most majestic rock scenery in the world. This exclusive safari lodge is tucked away in an ancient Bushman’s shelter within the Matobo National Park. Camp Amalinda echoes the essence of tranquillity and the majesty of untamed Africa.

Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including two honeymoon suites, which are set into the huge boulders and have a panoramic view of the Matobo Hills. The camp has a central area with a library, a chess room located amongst the treetops, and an open-air dining room with a huge teak table. There is a natural cave wine cellar, and a “boma” area with a fireplace. The camp has a swimming pool overlooking a waterhole where resident wildlife comes to drink, and a heritage spa.

Mammal and bird species are prolific and include the highest concentrations of leopard and black eagle in the world, as well as a healthy population of the endangered black rhino. Activities include game viewing by foot or vehicle. You can track the endangered black rhino or drive through the granite hills in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes and visit his world famous tomb known as the “View of the World”. Matabele cultural visits are also on offer.

Transfer Time: From Bulawayo 30 minutes

Day 2
DAYS 3 & 4: CAMELTHORN LODGE, Hwange

Includes:
• Guided transfer from Camp Amalinda to Camelthorn
• All Meals
• local drinks
• 2 activities a day
• Laundry
• Park entry fees

Includes: meals, local drinks, activities and laundry
Excludes: premium drinks
Activities: day and night game drives, game walks, village visits

Camelthorn is situated in one of Hwange’s last remaining well-protected and un-spoilt acacia woodlands. The lodge is on a private concession bordering the South Eastern corner of Hwange National Park at the edge of Ngamo’s famous Plains.

Accommodation consists of eight villas. Each villa features a fireplace, private ground level deck, upstairs outdoor maisonette with hammock and a day bed. The en-suite bathrooms overlook the surrounding woodland with a bath and shower.

The woodlands surrounding the villas are dotted with small water baths attracting woodland creatures such as bushbuck, mongooses and an abundance of interesting and colorful birdlife. There is an underground hide by a waterhole less than a kilometer away where elephants can be photographed from toe level. Being at such close proximity to these giants is truly breathtaking!

Activities on offer include day & night game drives on the private concession, game walks, village/school visits, birding & full day game drives into Hwange National Park.

Airport Transfer Time: 3h from Vic Falls Airport to Halfway House by road + 2h to camp by safari vehicle. Scheduled pick up time at Halfway House for transfer to camp at 14h00 and drop off time for transfer back to Victoria Falls at 13h00. Or 10 minutes from Bomani airstrip.

Day 3
DAYS 5 & 6: THE VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL, Victoria Falls

Includes:
• Elephant Express Rail Car transfer from Camelthorn to Dete Train Station
• Meet & Greet at Dete Train Station by safari guide and transfer to Victoria Falls
• Zambezi River Sunset & Dinner Cruise
• Guided Tour of the Falls
• Lunch at The Lookout Café
• 15 Minute Helicopter Flight over the Falls
• Dinner & Entertainment at the Jungle Junction Restaurant

Includes: breakfast & dinners
Excludes: lunch & extra optional activities

One of the world’s Classic five-star hotels commands prime location overlooking Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, an acclaimed Natural Wonder of the World. A proud member of Leading Hotels of the World, the Edwardian-style hotel, built in 1904, was splendidly redecorated in 2013 to combine its traditional majesty with modern sophistication. For more than 110 years The Victoria Falls Hotel has been a luxury icon in Africa.

For over 100 years, visiting members of Royal families, international and local statesmen, and celebrities worldwide, have preferred to stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel, where they are assured of privacy and care. An atmosphere steeped in history, combining the charm of the old with the comfort and convenience of today. The historic Victoria Falls Hotel overlooks the Victoria Falls Bridge and the gorges below. Situated in acres of private garden, the charm and tranquil atmosphere of the hotel has earned international acclaim. The elegant decor and the old-world charm of this gracious hotel are reflected in the wide colonial verandahs and the Livingstone room with its superb cuisine. The hotel’s rooms are decorated in a manner that recaptures the comfortable charm of a bygone age, with colonial prints, four-poster and canopied beds, antique furniture and well-chosen artifacts. Modern facilities and amenities mingle well with the old-fashioned ambiance, including such 21st-century travelers’ necessities as personal safes, minibars, bathrobes, digital satellite television and even umbrellas for the convenience of guests visiting the Rain Forest surrounding the Falls. Deluxe Rooms and Suites in the original section of the hotel offer breathtaking views across the deep Zambezi River gorge to the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls.

Day 4
DAY 7: VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT, Fly Out

Time to bid farewell to your safari guide as you drive out to Victoria Falls Airport for your departure flight.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Cost Includes

  • Guided transfers
  • All accommodation is stated in the above summary and itinerary below.
  • All meals as stated (except lunch on arrival in Vic Falls)
  • Activities
  • All park entry fees
  • Conservation fees
  • All taxes/government levies

Cost Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Any extra optional activities not stated in the itinerary below
  • Visas and any visa costs
  • International flights

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6 Nights Matopos, Hwange & Victoria Falls Guided Safari
From $ 2,860
per Adult