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ZIMBABWE

VICTORIA FALLS + HWANGE + LAKE KARIBA SAFARI

Destination

Zimbabwe

Highlights

Victoria Falls , Lake Kariba, Hwange National Park, Excellent game viewing, Fishing opportunities, Great cuisine and great lodges

Tour Type

Lodge Safari
Guided Safari

From

US$ 2,600 pp sharing

Duration

8 days/7 nights
Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls

A safari packed with highlights!

If you plan on seeing the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, but would like to explore the wildlife in close proximity to the falls this adventure might be the one for you. We include Hwange National Park, which is the 10th biggest Nature Park in Africa as well as a 3 night cruise on Lake Kariba, the biggest man-made lake on earth and surrounded by wildlife reserves, ensuring amazing animal sightings as you go along. This cruise is a once in a lifetime experience and highly recommended as all meals and drinks are included, making for a culinary feast as we sail along!

The adventure commences and concludes at Victoria Falls.

ROUTE: (VICTORIA FALLS – VICTORIA FALLS)

DAY 1
We will collect you upon your arrival at Victoria Falls Airport and deliver you to your lodge for the next two nights. Victoria Falls have wonderful 3 and 4 star lodges and the final selection is done well before your arrival.

DAY 2
An action packed day awaits us as we will spend the first half of today visiting the falls on a guided walk, followed by a delectable lunch at one of the local eateries in town. Here you have a wide range of optional attractions ranging from helicopter flights over the falls to bungy jumping, river rafting, boat cruises and more.

DAY 3, 4 & 5
An early morning departure sees us travelling to Lake Kariba where we board our houseboat for the next 3 nights. This journey is super relaxing, scenic as well as a culinary feast as we are treated to great meals all round.

DAY 6 & 7
Wonderful Hwange National Park is our next destination. Hwange has an incredible wildlife selection including elephant, giraffe, lion, hyena, leopard and many more. We will have 3 full game drives with a very knowledgeable guide. Searching for these beautiful creatures.

DAY 8
After a final breakfast at our lodge we enjoy a leisurely drive back to Victoria Falls for our afternoon flight back home.

What Altis say about this safari

This is an amazing adventure from start to finish, and action packed all the way. You will enjoy a marvellous river cruise on a very comfortable house boat, see huge numbers of wildlife, experience the mighty Victoria Falls and enjoy great cuisine during the entire stay. All are lodges are hand-picked and of a very high standard allowing you to enjoy their hospitality and great meals during your stay.

Highlights

Victoria Falls
Lake Kariba
A top-end houseboat
Hwange National Park
Great wildlife sightings
Fishing from the house-boat

What’s Included
All road transport
All the cruise aspects and Hwange National Park are fully inclusive of meals, local drinks, South African wines and activities like game viewing, birding, sunset cruises as well as fishing from tender boats.
At Victoria Falls full board is included, but drinks are for your own account.

What’s Excluded
Drinks at Victoria Falls National Parks conservation fees
Fishing permits, lake usage fees (USD 95 pp)
Optional game walks during the Lake Kariba cruise
International air fare Personal travel insurance
Visa fees
Gratuities
Personal items
Optional activities available for own account
River rafting
Scenic flights over the falls
Sundowner cruises
Nature walks

Clothing
Neutral colours are recommended
Your choice of clothing will depend on the season during which you travel

Wet Season
November through April
During this time temperatures are warm to hot and mostly humid around the Okavango Delta area and Zimbabwe, with regular thundershowers from Dec to March
During these months we recommend light weight long sleeve hiking pants and similar as well as light weight long sleeve shirts(particularly for evenings when mosquitoes are active)
Short sleeve shirts and t shirts
Sunhat
Scarf
Swimsuit
A few warmer items and a fleece top in case of unexpected cold weather
Hiking shoes
Sandals or flip flops
At least one nice outfit

Dry season
May through september
During this time days are sunny and can reach mid 20’s regularly
Evenings can be cool to cold to very cold, to freezing cold
We recommend a few short sleeve shirts and short pants for warmer mid days, whilst you should bring some warm long sleeve shirts, pants as well as a warm jersey and jacket for evening wear
Also pack a scarf
Sunhat
Beanie
Hiking shoes
Sandals or flip flops
Thermals
Vests
Warm socks
Warm gloves

Medical
Malaria prophylaxis
Basic medicine like tablets for headache, nausea, cramps and diarrhea
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Body lotion
Mosquito repellent
Hand sanitizer
Travel towels

Other items for both seasons
Passport
Travel insurance taken out at home, please ensure that tour cancellation and curtailment is Included
A good book to read
A diary should you like to diarize your adventure
Universal power adapter
Portable power pack
Binoculars
Water bottle
Camera and spare batteries
Torch or headlamp
Some USD cash
Visa or mastercard credit cards

To experience the real Africa is a priviledge that changes you for ever. There is no other place on earth like it… 

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