Elephant Lodge Eco-Safari - 7 Days

A fully accommodated lodge Safari from / to Victoria Falls through Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Highlights: Full Day Game viewing in Hwange National Park, Sunset Boat Cruise and Game Drive in Chobe National Park, guided Tour of the Victoria Falls

Group Size: maximum 10 people

Type of Safari: Lodge safari

Accommodation: During 6 nights of your safari, you will stay in mid-range Lodges, Chalets and Tented Lodges. Accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. Most accommodation options have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, whilst others have shared ablutions available. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.

Price 2016*:

Per person sharing: USD 2345 / EUR 2019
Single supplement: USD 395 / EUR 339

* Prices are subject to change

Included in the price: All transport & transfers, game drives as mentioned, meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary, park entrance fees, experienced guides during game drives and boat cruises

Not included in the price: Travel insurance, flights, pre and post tour accommodation, optional activities, all drinks, tips and curios, all personal expensesDeparture dates: Daily, subject to availability.

Day 1 & 2:  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe, you will be met and transferred to Ilala Lodge. You have the remainder of the day at leisure to experience some of the optional activities that are on offer such as boat cruises, bungee jumping, elephant back safaris and much more, or simply sit back and relax and take in the view.

On the morning of day 2, you will have the opportunity to explore the mighty Victoria Falls on a guided tour. There will still be time for additional optional activities in the afternoon should you wish to partake in these. [B]

Accommodation: Ilala Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant & bar)

Day 3 & 4:  Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

After breakfast you will be picked up and transferred to Hwange National Park where you will spend two nights at the Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Lodge situated in a private concession. Your game activities, park fees and meals are included. The area is home to many predators and endangered species such as the wild dog, plus a very large and varied birdlife. On arrival at the lodge you will embark on a half-day game drive in the concession and visit the Painted Dogs Conservation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the efforts made to protect the endangered wild. The next day is spent on a full day game drive exploring the magnificent Hwange National Park. [BLD, BLD]

Painted Dog Centre – a min donation of US$5 per person is suggested.

Accommodation: Elephant's Eye, Hwange or similar (Tented chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant & bar)

Day 5 & 6:  Hwange National Park to Chobe National Park, Botswana 

This morning we will take a short guided walk to a traditional homestead to experience the way of life of the local community. Thereafter you will be transferred to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, where you will spend the next two nights. Your package includes all your meals and game activities (2 game drives and a game viewing boat cruise). The Chobe River, which flows along the northeast border of the park, is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and Cape buffalo. The flood plains are the only place in Botswana where the puku antelope can be seen. Birding is also excellent here.[BD,BD]

Accommodation: Chobe Bakwena Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant & bar)

Day 7: End of tour

Depending on your departure time, you will be taken to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight. We hope to welcome you on one of our adventures again soon. [B]

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