3 nights Victoria Falls | 3 nights Hwange National Park
Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport from your International Flight, you are met by our representative airside and your travel documents will be handed to you. Once you have received your documents, our representative will assist you with your connecting flight to Victoria Falls.
Arriving at Victoria Falls International Airport, you are met and transferred by road to your Hotel in the town of Victoria Falls. Once you have settled in, the day is at leisure to explore the town of Victoria Falls or enjoy leisure time in the comfort of your room.
Flight Time: Johannesburg Airport to Victoria Falls Airport: approx. 1 ½ hours
Road Transfer Time: Victoria Falls Airport to Hotel: approx. 40 minutes
Besides being one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available.
At 1708 metres wide, Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, these Falls and the Zambezi River are the central points in an area of spectacular scenic beauty: from the Falls themselves to the broad, picturesque course of the Zambezi River upstream, the rainforest adjacent and the stark jagged gorge downstream, the power and timelessness of nature’s forces are evident throughout.
This morning you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you are met and transferred by road to your Luxury Camp in the Hwange National Park. Arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon, you are assisted to your room for your 3-night stay. You have time to settle in and enjoy a late snack at your lodge. Depending on your arrival time, you may decide to have the afternoon at leisure or embark on a memorable afternoon game drive in the Hwange National Park before arriving back at your lodge. Dinner is served in the early evening under the African Sky.
Hwange National Park is a dedicated nature “nirvana” consisting of 14,651 unfenced square kilometres in the west of Zimbabwe. The Park extends westward to link with the Kasane Forest and Chobe region of neighbouring Botswana. This glorious National Park rightfully boasts the highest concentration of wildlife species (mammals, birds, reptiles & insects) of any safari region in Africa. Hwange National Park has earned a world-wide reputation for its large herds of resident buffalo, its predators & more especially so, huge numbers of African elephant.
Road Transfer Time: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park: approx. 2 ½ hours
These sub-tropical thorn and sand flats on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, were once home to the nomadic San (bushmen) who lived off the land and feasted on great herds of migrating game. Dry season game-viewing is assisted by the shallow pans threaded throughout the park. The natural salt-licks provide elephants with favourite mud holes for wallowing and sixty man-made waterholes give much needed water during the hot parched winter months when everything else dries up. Several waterholes have raised wooden hides in which you can spend many hours observing animals and the interactions between them. 400 species of birds are found here making it a bird watchers paradise, particularly in the wet season.
Hwange National Park is bordered by the privately owned Hwange Estate, which is home to the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. This semi-habituated herd (a clan of over 450 elephants) received a presidential decree in 1990. This stated that elephants that roamed the Hwange estate should never be culled or hunted. Instead, they should symbolize Zimbabwe’s commitment to responsible wildlife management. Hwange’s presidential elephants are now known throughout the world, thanks largely to the work and writings of conservationist Sharon Pincott.
Today you bid farewell to this natural “nirvana” and you are at at reception for your road transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport. Here, you connect with your onward Journey or your International Flight Home.