Zambezi River & Hwange Safari

This 10 Day Zambezi River & Hwange Safari adventure combines Victoria Falls with a six-night exploration through Hwange National Park, from its south east corner though to the north west. The journey begins at the Zambezi Sands, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, before a truly memorable Hwange safari experience, whilst staying in pure comfort and style.

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Day 1: Zambezi National Park

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Zambezi Sands. This transfer takes approximately 40 minutes, during which time your driver will give you a brief but informative commentary on the area and places of interest.

Hotel: Zambezi Sands River Camp, 3 nights
Day 2 & 3: Zambezi National Park

Enjoy scheduled activities as offered by the lodge.

Day 4: Hwange National Park

Today you will transfer by road from Zambezi Sands to the Dete Siding at Hwange. This transfer takes approximately 2 hours. From the Dete Siding, you will transfer at 14h00 aboard The Elephant Express rail car to the Ngamo Siding. Set in the shade of ancient Zambezi teak trees, you will board the Elephant Express and feel like you have been transported back in time to an era when safari by rail was part of the adventure. At this exclusive siding in the forest, you will sip cold drinks and enjoy snacks prior to the 70 km, 2 hour trip to the Ngamo Siding. On arrival, you will be met by a representative from Camelthorn who will then transfer you by road to the lodge. This transfer takes approximately 20 minutes.

The Elephant Express seats 22 passengers and the finishes are comfortable and elegant. They include individual coach seating, a chemical toilet, teak tables, plenty of space for luggage and a large aisle that allows guests to walk around comfortably and provide unrestricted game viewing. The railcar has every safety feature too. The Elephant Express has been deliberately designed to travel either forwards or backwards, with an independent engine and gearbox at either end of the vehicle. There are also sidings every 10 km on the straight route to allow traffic to pass, and your drivers are experienced railways’ engineers each with over 30 years experience on this line. They are in constant communication with other trains and traffic control and have 25 km of visibility in both directions. Imvelo guides are also on board at all times to ensure guest comfort and help them enjoy the wildlife, scenery and vegetation enroute.

Hotel: Camelthorn Lodge, 3 nights

Day 5 & 6: Hwange National Park

Enjoy scheduled game viewing activities.

Day 7: Hwange National Park

After breakfast, depart on your game drive transfer to Nehimba Lodge, via Hwange Main Camp. This transfer takes approximately 3 hours.

Hotel: Nehimba Lodge, 3 nights
Day 8 & 9: Hwange National Park

Enjoy scheduled game viewing activities.

Day 10: End of Zambezi River & Hwange Safari

Today you will be transferred by road to Hwange Main Camp to connect with your road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport. This transfer takes approximately 3 hours.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
01 March - 31 March:$6,770.00$8,455.00
20 April - 30 April:$6,890.00$8,570.00
01 May - 31 October:$9,690.00$12,215.00
01 November - 30 November:$6,890.00$8,570.00
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Transport:Scheduled Road Transfers, Safari Vehicle & Elephant Express Rail Car
Accommodation: 9 nights Game Lodges / Tented Camps
Guide:Local English Speaking Driver / Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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