This safari tour gives you the best of both worlds. You get to visit Zimbabwe's largest national park and the home to the "Big 5" and at the same time explore the world's largest waterfall and also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls also known as " Mosi Oa Tunya" which means "The Smoke That Thunders " in the local language. Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first National Park and has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. This tour will give you a chance to see the Big 4 of the African Safari that is the elephant, cape buffalo, leopard and the lion and several other species like giraffes, zebra, kudu, hippos, crocodiles, impalas, water bucks and hundreds of bird species. This is a must go trip if you visit Victoria Falls.
You will be met at Victoria Falls Airport by a representative from Aritsamaye Safaris. From there you are transferred by road to Robins Camp, your lodge in Hwange National Park. It's a two-hour in an air-conditioned minivan. The camp is named after Herbert George Robins. Robins Camp area was originally ‘Little Toms’ and ‘Big Toms’ farms. The farms were acquired by H.G. Robins in the early 1900’s. He also acquired another farm and finally had some 26,000 acres of land. He put a stop to shooting and took active steps to stop poaching on his land, which had been a hunting ground because of the large variety and number of games and developed a large private zoological park. A government gazette issued on 24th February 1928 announced that 14,600 sq. km of land was to be established as Wankie Game Reserve now Hwange National Park. When you get to the lodge you will refresh and relax after a long journey. You will have your delicious dinner and rest surrounded by African wilderness sounds.
After a hearty breakfast you will start your first safari activity with a morning game drive. With over 100 species present, Hwange has the widest variety of mammals of any national park in the world. It also has one of the largest elephant populations. There are 20,000 to 70,000 individuals that congregate around the waterholes toward the end of the Dry season. The park has an impressive variety of antelope, including some of the unusual species such as sable antelope and greater kudu. You will return to camp by midday for a rest and lunch will be served. In the afternoon you will choose between an afternoon game drive and a guided safari walk which will bring you closer to nature. After an eventful day of exploration you will return to camp by sunset to a delicious dinner then you relax the rest of the evening.
You will start your day with an early morning game drive which gives you a chance to see some nocturnal animals as they retire to bed. You will return to camp in time for your full breakfast and thereafter it will be time to pack and leave for Victoria Falls by mid day. On arrival in Victoria Falls you will be checked into Pioneers Victoria Falls Lodge. Lunch will be on your own account. In the evening you will be picked from your lodge and be transferred to an afrocentric dinner fused with an African Drumshow. Its called the "Boma Dinner" The four-course feast begins with a shared starter platter followed by soup from the campfire, a selection of salads and vegetarian dishes, a braai (barbecue) buffet featuring game meats and stews, and an array of desserts and non-stop entertainment culminating in an interactive drumming show combine to make this a “must do” Victoria Falls experience. You will then retire to your lodge.
You will have your breakfast then its time to come face to face with the mighty Victoria Falls, you will enjoy a guided tour of the waterfall with our experienced and knowledgeable guide who will take you through the 16 viewing points a walk stretching 1700metres. You may need a rain jacket if you don't want to get soaked and definitely a waterproof bag for your cameras and phones. After the walking tour of the waterfall you will be taken on a helicopter tour over the falls to have a complete perspective. There are also a lot other optional activities you may book to fill up your day Lunch will be on your own account. You will wind up your day with a luxury sunset cruise on the Zambezi, upriver from the waterfall where you will enjoy beautiful African sunset while sipping some exotic cocktails, you may see hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds. Soon after the 2hour cruise you will be served with a 3 course dinner on the river bank before being taken back to the lodge.
You will be picked from your hotel in Victoria Falls by our driver in an air conditioned minivan at 7am and drive for 45 minutes to the Botswana border. On arrival you will be helped through immigration. You will be welcomed on the Botswana side by our driver who will take you to your first activity of the day : The Chobe River Game Cruise. The Chobe River is a source of water for the park so hundreds of wildlife and bird species will be coming down to the river and you will be able to view them from your boat with a qualified guide on call to explain everything. The cruise will last about 3 hours and by 1230 hrs you will come back on land for a hearty buffet lunch at a top lodge. After lunch you will be taken for an afternoon game drive in open 4x4 vehicles for three hours. You will have a chance to see the Big 4 african safari animals and hundreds other species. At 1630 you will be taken back to the border and be transferred back to your hotel in Victoria Falls with amazing memories. You will have dinner at the hotel on your own account.
After your breakfast it will be time to say goodbye, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport to catch your flight back home or to your next destination filled with a lot of great memories and lots of photos of cause.
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Hwange National Park
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