5 Days Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park

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5 Days Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park Overview

You will experience Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park on this 5 Days Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park through Zimbabwe’s most iconic landscapes. You’ll watch out for hippos and crocodiles on an evening cruise of the Zambezi River, then tour the falls’ thundering pools and misty rainforests. You’ll travel to Hwange to relax at a back-country lodge where you will be welcomed by plenty of game at the waterhole and take morning and afternoon game-viewing trips into the country’s largest park.
5 Days Victoria Falls

Day 1-2: Transfer to Victoria Falls

Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport which is located 21 km South-East of Victoria Falls Town to transfer you to Shearwater Explorers Village Lodge. It is a perfect haven from which to investigate Victoria Falls. You’ll stay there for two nights.

Later towards sundown, you will be picked for the sunset dinner cruise offering splendid scenery with many hippos, and crocodiles, including elephants which cross the river to feed on the islands and exotic birdlife. As magical sunset charm settles over the river, lanterns are lit and a wonderful three-course dinner is served. Prepare yourself the following day for a guided tour of the falls in the morning. Later, you will be picked for a local village tour experience to learn of Zimbabwe’s culture. As the evening approaches, you will be picked for an unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwean cuisine. Enjoy the buffet boma dinner before your tomorrow’s early morning transfer to Hwange National Park.

Main Destination: Victoria Falls
Accommodation: Shearwater Explorers Village
Budget lodge located at Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
5 Days Victoria Falls

Day 3-4: Hwange National Park

After breakfast you will be picked for a drive approximately 2 hours long, passing through Hwange, a rustic and charming town dotted with villages within rural Africa to Ganda Lodge that overlooks the Ganda pan, a natural waterhole, which attracts a wide variety of bird and animal species including Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and a variety of waterfowl. After lunch you will take a rest as you await to be picked by an experienced and informative guide for a night game drive through an estate harbouring nocturnals as hyenas, genets, civets, etc.

Second day enjoy the Hwange Nat-Park day trip into Zimbabwe’s premier wildlife area on safari game drives through different routes; later enjoy a picnic lunch and ride back into these rolling plains and see the last great free-ranging elephant population with nearly all major species and accompanying predators such as zebras, lion, impalas, hyenas, roan, sable, kudu; having the sun downer in nature and finishing the day with dinner at the lodge.

Main Destination: Hwange National Park
Accommodation: Ganda Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Hwange NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
5 Days Victoria Falls

Day 5: Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport

Depending with your flight time you will be picked early morning for an adventurous 4×4 game drive again within Hwange National Park where you have high chances to see endangered species such as wild dogs, roan and sable antelopes, along with elephants, buffalos, giraffes, wildebeests, impalas and gemsboks. Finally after an amazing trip in Victoria Falls and an amazing stay in Hwange National Park, it is time for your last breakfast as you head to Victoria Falls International Airport to catch your flight.

Main Destination: Victoria Falls Airport (Victoria Falls)
Accommodation: No accommodation

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All visitors to Zimbabwe must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Zimbabwe Embassy or Consulate.
VOLTAGE: 220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the government in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.
CURRENCY: Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.
CLOTHING: Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.
BAGGAGE: Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.
WATER: You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration.
HEALTH; East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards: Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel
GRATUITIES: As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following: The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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