Safari and Sand Package - 7 Days

A 7 day package encompassing both inland and shore. From the beautiful, serene Hwange to the untouched beaches of Maputaland Coast this tour truly has the best of both worlds. See the big 5, go scuba diving, fishing snorkelling or just lie in the sun with a great book. Make the most of your holiday with the Safari and Sands Package.

 Game drives in Hwange National Park, Visit to an African Homestead, Various activities on the Northern KwaZulu Natal/Maputaland coastal shores.

Type of Safari: Lodge safari

Prices 2015*:
Low Season: 01 Jan - 30 April 2015
Single Traveller*: EUR 3,880 / USD 4,330
2 Clients**: EUR 2,330 / USD 2,990
4 Clients**: EUR 2,160 / USD 2,770
6 Clients**: EUR 2,060 / USD 2,640
Single Supplement: EUR 455 / USD 585

Mid-Season: 01 May - 31 August 2015
Single Traveller*: EUR 3,810 / USD 4,855
2 Clients**: EUR 2,540 / USD 3,255
4 Clients**: EUR 2,370 / USD 3,305
6 Clients**: EUR 2,265 / USD 2,905
Single Supplement: EUR 600 / USD 770

High Season: 01 Sept - 15 Nov 2015, 16 Dec - 31 Dec 2015
Single Traveller*: EUR 4,075 / USD 5,220
2 Clients**: EUR 2,695 / USD 3,455
4 Clients**: EUR 2,525 / USD 3,235
6 Clients**: EUR 2,425 / USD 3,105
Single Supplement: EUR 680 / USD 870

Green Season: 16 Nov - 15 Dec 2015
Single Traveller*: EUR 3,520 / USD 4,515
2 Clients**: EUR 2,420 / USD 3,100
4 Clients**: EUR 2,245 / USD 2,880
6 Clients**: EUR 2,145 / USD 2,705
Single Supplement: EUR 500 / USD 640

* No additional supplement payable
** Price per person sharing
Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations

Includes: Return airport transfers Victoria Falls to Hwange, 3 Nights’ accommodation at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, including all meals, drinks, laundry and game activities as per itinerary, Return transfers from King Shaka International Airport (Durban) to Thonga Beach Lodge, 3 Nights’ accommodation at Thonga Beach Lodge including all meals, teas, coffee, snorkelling equipment, guided walks, kayaking, sundowners at Lake Sibaya & cultural tours to Mabibi community

Excludes: Visa fees, optional activities, travel insurance, items of personal nature such as souvenirs, tips etc., park fees unless stipulated, meals & drinks not stipulated.

Day 1: Arrival, Zimbabwe 
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Eco-Lodge, where you will spend the next 3 nights. The lodge is situated 13 km from the main camp of Hwange National Park. After arrival, you can either relax on your private veranda or in the pool area, before your first activity. Choose between a game drive in the Hwange National Park or in the Elephant’s Eye, private concession. Alternatively you can join a visit to a traditional homestead, where the locals will host you and share some information on their lifestyle.

Accommodation: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange (Chalet with open-plan bathroom, double basins and outdoor shower, private veranda, fireplace, pool, restaurant and bar area, viewing deck)

Day 2: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Today is spent on a game drive in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approx. 14 650 km2. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Victoria Falls. Due to its close proximity to the falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded here. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is considered world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world. Experience parts of this national park on game drives and you will discover a variety of animals, including some predators among them.

Accommodation: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Day 3: Hwange
This morning you will go on a game drive to continue your search for the African wildlife. The afternoon is at your leisure, either beside the swimming pool, having sundowners on the viewing deck or participating in some of the optional activities available.

Accommodation: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange.

Day 4: Hwange to Maputaland Coast, South Africa
After breakfast, you will take a 2½ hour transfer back to Victoria Falls Airport, where you will board your onward flight to Durban, South Africa. On arrival in Durban, you will be collected and transferred to the Coastal Cashew Factory (Maputaland), which will be an approximate 5 hour drive. On arrival at the Coastal Cashew Factory, a Thonga Beach Lodge vehicle will meet you and drive to the lodge, which is a 1 hour drive. You will reach your destination in the evening, and will have the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Thonga Beach Lodge (Room with private bathroom and balcony, pool, restaurant, bar and lounge)

Day 5 & 6: Maputaland Coastal Shore, South Africa
On this day and the next, you may partake in activities as you wish, or enjoy the day at the beach. Activities available at Thonga Beach Lodge include kayaking on Lake Sibayi, sundowners at the lake, snorkelling, seasonal turtle walks, cultural tours and forest walks. Mabibi is a magical place of tranquil swimming bays and snorkelling reefs, coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. 

Accommodation: Thonga Beach Lodge

Day 7: Departure
Enjoy your last breakfast at Thonga Beach Lodge before your 5 hour drive back to King Shaka Airport in Durban, where you embark on your onward journey.

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