Generational Journey

At a Glance

For parents and grandparents, the joy of introducing your children to Africa is without equal. Watching a child’s delight as they come face to face with their first elephant, make spears with their guide or marvel at a safari tent that bears no resemblance to any camping gear they’ve seen at home, is an amazing and enduring experience. Africa is a beautiful and diverse continent, and choices abound when it comes to game-viewing destinations for families.

Season

Due to Ruckomechi being in seasonal areas, this safari is only operational during the ‘high’ season between June and November (with the rest of the year considered the ‘green’ season). Both have different highlights and features: wildlife populations are at their peak and best visibility during ‘high’ season, whereas a number of animals drop their young in the ‘green’ season.

Duration

9 days (8 nights)

Destinations

  • 3 nights at Ruckomechi (Zimbabwe)
  • 3 nights at Somalisa (Zimbabwe)
  • 2 nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Zimbabwe)

Special Features

Ruckomechi, Mana Pools National Park

Situated on a large private concession in the heart of the Zambezi Valley’s Mana Pools National Park, Ruckomechi Camp looks out from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, adjoining well-defined tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia. A favourite amongst guests: an outdoor ‘bath-with-a-view’ in a secluded, scenic spot is the perfect way to relax at the end of a day on safari. View the world famous ‘balancing’ elephants against the sweeping enscarpments of the Zambian landscape, with the opportunity to go on some of the finest walking safaris in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Somalisa, Hwange National Park

Set in the heart of Hwange National Park, Somalisa Camp offers guests the perfect blend of old African charm and elegance. Tucked beneath an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, this camp has breathtaking views of the savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line. Activities include guided walks led by passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives, bird watching, and evening spot lighting. The area provides guests with the opportunity to see a variety of plains game and predators including elephant, kudu, sable, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, white rhino, lion, leopard, and hyena amongst other wildlife species. The area features some of the most exceptional birding opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, after the first rains, the Kennedy Vlei is scattered with flamboyant colors from the seasonal wildflowers that emerge during this time of year – making it one of the prettiest areas in Hwange National Park.

 

The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls

A stay the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge allows guests the opportunity to experience a wide range of local adventure activities in a contemporary safari style setting. These range from adrenaline-inducing activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping, to more casual sunset river cruises, canoe safaris, elephant interactions, boma dining and guided tours of the Victoria Falls world wonder. Adjacent to the main lodge is the Boma Restaurant which provides a unique cultural experience. It is open for dinner every evening and specialises in traditional Zimbabwean dishes serving a four-course dinner cooked on a barbecue. As well as various local dishes the entertainment includes traditional dancers and singers. After dinner guests are invited to join in with some local drumming. Finally, sundowners agains the backdrop of sweeping views of a private waterhole on the deck is the perfect way to round off a stay at one of the most prized safari destinations in the world.

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