Short on Time, Long on Experience

At a Glance

Filled to the brim with the best wildlife areas and the most luxurious properties of the West of Zimbabwe, this great itinerary ensures satisfaction on all accounts including game viewing, one of the natural wonders of the world and then the upmarket river/land wildlife activities that a private concession in Chobe has to offer.

Season

The ‘green’ season runs from November through to May – a good time of year for sightings of wildlife with their new young ones. High season is from June to November. Both season have different highlights, however wildlife populations are at their peak and visibility is best in the ‘high’ season.

Duration

9 days (8 nights)

Destinations

  • 3 nights at The Hide (Zimbabwe)
  • 2 nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Club (Zimbabwe)
  • 2 nights at Ngoma (Botswana)

Special Features

The Hide, Hwange National Park

Voted the ‘Best Tented Safari Camp’ in Zimbabwe on thirteen occasions, The Hide is named for its extraordinary walk-in wildlife viewing blind, adjacent to the large waterhole, which is visited day and night by a full range of game. The Hide is a fantastic base for an exploration of the Eastern grasslands and woodlands of Hwange. Game drives take guests to different areas of the park, where they are party to a range of habitats and wildlife highlights. This is one of the best places to see lion, leopard and African wild dog (painted dog) among the hundred or so other mammal and four hundred bird species found in few other places in Africa. The lodge features waterhole hideaways, luxurious wine cellars, nature walks, sundowners in the wild, game drives, night drives and nature walks. Luxuriously appointed tented suites, gourmet meals, and star-filled skies round off each amazing day.

Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls

Located in the town of Victoria Falls, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is the 5 star wing of the world famous Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. 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.

Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

Situated overlooking the Chobe River and its adjacent floodplain, Ngoma Safari Lodge is relatively new to the Chobe Forest Reserve, having opened in 2011. Ngoma is one of the more luxurious lodges in the quieter, western end of the Chobe Riverfront area. Perched up on the edge of the valley, the view of the Chobe River and the open floodplains from the vantage of your private room and plunge pool is unrivalled in the area. Featuring spectacular scenic river safaris and night game drives, Ngoma Safari Lodge strikes just the right balance between old-world luxury and a truly wild experience. Expect brilliant personal guided safaris through the park in the morning, lazy afternoons by the pool and stunning dinners under African stars.

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