Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the Harare hotel
You will be met at the Harare Airport and transferred to your Hotel. Depending on arrival times you will be able to do a City Tour (own account) in the afternoon covering the Kopje, Mbare Musika (market) some Government buildings and one Art gallery.
You may use the Hotel or any of the many restaurants in the city for dinner; your guide will be there to assist.
Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar) B/B
Day 2: Road (Couch) transfer to Hwange National Park
Your guide will transfer you to the Pathfinder Bus terminus for your couch transfer to Hwange National Park. (These are state of the art comfortable couches with all in-house facilities and they provide refreshments and lunch on board; and on board free wifi) The couch passes through the country side and this is one of the best ways to appreciate the rural Zimbabwe. You will be at the Hwange Safari Lodge by 1530hrs where our guide will be on hand to assist with check in. After refreshing you will meet your guide for tour/safari briefing.
Overnight at the Hwange Safari Lodge DBB
Day 3: Full day Game Drive
After breakfast your guide will transfer you to the Hwange National Park Main Camp for the full day safari in the park. The tour includes picnic lunch, mineral water and lots refreshments and will last until 1630hrs. We may not guarantee the big five on the same day but, we do guarantee fun filled day; what with 450 bird species and over 100 animal species to encounter.
Overnight at the Hwange safari Lodge DBB
Day 4: Full day game drive
Another fun filled day in the park now looking for that favorite animal or bird and even ignoring the other now common species. On a good day you may even return to the lodge earlier as you will have seen all there is to be seen.
Overnight at the Hwange Safari DBB
Day 5: Victoria Falls!
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls (195km) in air-conditioned vans – a three hours trip.
After check-in we will heard to the Victoria Falls, via the big baobab tree for the guided tour, The walk on this 2km stretch lasts for about two hours and, nothing prepares the visitor for the heart-stopping experience, the sight, the sound, the smell and the humbling feeling that here is, without doubt, Nature`s Master Pierce. Mineral water, return transfers and the services of a qualified tour guide are included.
After the walk, we head to the open curio market where the clients will have a chance to put their bargaining skills to the test as you shop for a piece of Zimbabwe to take home.
At 1600hours you will be transferred to the jetty for the relaxing Zambezi River sun set cruise. The sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a definite must on any trip to Victoria Falls. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the amazing sunsets in Africa. This is a two hours boat trip with all drinks, snacks and return transfers. Expect to be back at the Hotel at about 1900hrs
Dinner and overnight at the Elephant Hills Hotel
Day 6: Transfer to Botswana for the two days and one night camping safari
At 0730hrs you will be transferred to Chobe national park in Botswana for the two days and two nights camping safari. After boarder formalities you will be transferred to the Chobe River for 3 hours game cruise on the Chobe River before going for buffet lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge. After lunch it will be time for game driving, exploring the riverfront en route to Camp which is guaranteed to impress even seasoned Safari goers. This is the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink. Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the camp fire and dinner.
Overnight camping at Ihaha Camp (or similar) LDBB
Day 7: Full day Game drive in the Chobe National park
You will be woken at dawn with warm water being poured into the famous bush bucket shower. After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light Continental breakfast vehicles head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats or the rare Wild Dogs as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them hunting or on a kill are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and a siesta getting an opportunity to read, rest or take a refreshing shower.
When the day starts to cool off another afternoon game drive follows afternoon tea, and good sightings are revisited or areas as yet unexplored are visited. This time is also best for the big cats as they will hunting again. Return to camp after sunset for a reflective fireside chat. Dinner follows, as always accompanied by the unforgettable sounds of the African night.
Overnight at the Ihaha Camp (or similar) LDBB
Day 8: Morning drive to Victoria falls
After early hot water famous bush bucket shower and continental breakfast we break camp and go on a two hours game drive towards the exit. We will be at the border for Victoria Falls at about 1000hrs, and in town at about 1100hrs.
We have the whole afternoon for optional tours, shopping or just being tourists and lie by the pool.
Dinner at the award winning Boma Restaurant, departing at 1900hrs and expect to be back at 2200hrs.This is a fun filled eating affair, with traditional dancing , participatory drumming shows and dancing.
Overnight at the Elephant Hills Hotel B/B
Day 9: Free in the morning for optional activities
Transfer to the airport for the flight out.
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