Destinations

Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba

TOUR TYPE

Middle Budget

Tour Duration

7 Days

Overview

Spend 2 nights in Victoria Falls one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Victoria Falls are situated on the Zambezi River, which flows between Zimbabwe and Zambia, but Zimbabwe has always been the most popular access point. The force of the water sends a spray up into the air that can be seen from a 30 km (19 mile) distance. Due to its formation, excellent viewing of the fall is possible from many angles, making for great photographic opportunities. Victoria Falls is one of the world's most beautiful and romantic destinations. Designated a protected World Heritage Site, it is one of the few waterfalls in the world where one can witness up close the spectacular sight of over 550 million litres (145 million gallons) of water barrelling down a 2.5 km (1.5 mile) wide precipice.

Since its “discovery” by Scottish missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone in 1855, the Victoria Falls has attracted travellers from far and wide in search of adventure and discovery. Its exceptional scenery and elegant hotels have made it a favourite with honeymooners and those looking for a romantic getaway. The town of Victoria Falls is a traveller’s delight, with loads of adrenalin-packed adventures, beautiful attractions, restaurants and hotels. Renowned as a World Heritage Site, this region also boasts great game viewing in the pristine reserves surrounding the fall.

2 nights @ Hwange .Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls.

It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19 th Century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The Park has three distinctive Camps and administrative offices at Robins, Sinamatella and the largest one at Main Camp.

Spend 2 nights Lake Kariba is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world! Over 5,500 square kilometres in area, it is also one of Zimbabwe’s premier tourist destinations and is famous for its exciting wildlife and exceptional fishing. Houseboats are ideally positioned if you are incorporating a holiday at Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. Sometimes called the golden triangle, these three locations are all within easy driving distance of each other. Together they include a natural wonder of the world, Victoria Falls, pristine big five game viewing in Hwange and ultimate relaxation, game viewing and good fishing aboard a lovely houseboat on Kariba.

The lake is 281 kms long and at its widest point is 40 kms wide. The lake is studded with islands and fringed with magnificent mountain ranges like the Matusadona Mountains and the whole landscape is supremely beautiful. Sunrises and sunset are indescribably beautiful and the absolute magic of this place can only be understood by those who have visited it and fallen in love with it. The warm clear waters are home to over forty species of fish, the most notable of course being the tiger fish for which anglers come from around the world to catch.

The lush shoreline vegetation supports a profusion of bird and wild life, which is ideal when cruising on your house boat or even on one of the smaller tender boats, as you explore the shoreline or the many channels and inlets. All in all if you are looking for a holiday of total relaxation, with the added attraction of game and bird viewing, some of the best fishing available, some of the most outstanding scenic and photographic opportunities....a Kariba House Boat holiday is ideal for you..

6 Nights 7 Days Victoria Falls, Hwange National park and Lake Kariba Expedition

  • Excellent Personal guiding

  • One of Africa’s best sightseeing destination

  • Explore the Largest water fall in the world

  • True Adventure Capital of Africa if not the world

  • Eco-friendly National Park

  • Variety of activities to choose From

  • Traditional Markets

  • One of the safest destination in the world

  • And of course friendly local people

  • Relaxing and adventure-filled cruises across the vast waters of Lake Kariba One of Africa’s best sightseeing destination

  • Game viewing from The Boat

  • Fishing

  • Full Inclusive

  • Swimming Pool on-board

  • Full catered

  • Explore the beauty of the lake

Itinerary

On arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by Africa Zim Travel Driver guide and escort you to your hotel in victoria fall. A brief of the package will be done soon after check in at the hotel or lodge. You will finish your day with a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Main destination: Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Bayete Lodge or Similar

Meals: Dinner

Activities : Zambezi Sunset cruise. (includes drinks , beers, wines, snacks and spirits)

After breakfast we enjoy a free walking tour of the Victoria Falls. You will stop at various vantage points to view the falls and walk through the rain forest whilst witnessing the rainbows and feeling the spray and thundering noise of water falling into the gorge. The rest of your afternoon will be spent at leisure, where you can book one of many activities with your guide.

Main destination: Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Bayete Lodge

Meals :Breakfast & Boma dinner

Activities :Falls Tour free walking ( own park fees)

In the morning after breakfast you will be transferred by road to Hwange National Park, a 2hrs30 approximately drive south of Victoria Falls, to enter into the Hwange National Park. Hwange National Park is another exceptional attraction covering over 14,000 square kilometers of bush. The park is full of different species of animals to see and it’s the beigest national park of Zimbabwe. You will pass the villages and famous Hwange coal mine.

Main destination: Hwange National Park

Accommodation:Ivory Lodge

Meals & drinks:Breakfast & Dinner

Activities:After noon Game Drive

Early morning game drives in the Hwange national park. Tea and coffee is served before the game drive or during the game drive. After game drive at around 9:30am to 10am you will have your full breakfast. It is the best time to see the big cats like lions, leopard and cheater. Late in the afternoon you will embark on afternoon game drive.

Main destination: Hwange National Park

Accommodation:Ivory Lodge

Meals & drinks:Breakfast & Dinner

Activities:Early morning Game drive & Afternoon game drive

Soon after your breakfast you will leave Hwange National Park at 7am and drive to Binga to board the House Boat. Brunch will be waiting for you at Masumu River lodge before boarding the Boat. Lunch will be served on the boat.

Main destination: Lake Kariba

Accommodation:Lake Kariba House Boat

Meals & drinks:lunch & Dinner

Activities:Lake cruising and Game viewing

Main destination:lake Kariba

Accommodation:Lake Kariba House Boat

Meals & drinks:Breakfast Lunch & dinner

Activities:Lake cruising, Game viewing and fishing

This is the day you we will say good bye to each other. You will pack your bags and later own have breakfast and wait for the departure time of the transfer.

Main destination: Victoria Falls

Accommodation:End of tour (no accommodation)

Meals & drinks:Breakfast

Include

  • These houseboats are all fully staffed with a Captain, chef and crew. Once on board the most you will have to do is lift your arm to drink your gin and tonic. You will completely unwind and relax.

  • The houseboats all have tender boats with them included in the price. So once you are moored at your night spot, you can then take the smaller boats out for fishing or game viewing excursions. It’s great!!

  • Kariba House boats are all fully equipped with fridges, freezers, stoves, cutlery, crockery and linen; you just have to bring your clothes and personal effects. Of course if you decide to self-cater, you will need to bring you own food and drinks.

  • Please look at each individual boat to see what else is included.

  • Don't forget Kariba is a Malaria area so please take the necessary precautions

  • If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us, I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Park fees

  • Activities as per itinerary

Exclude

  • Visas

  • International Flights

  • Personal Items

  • Personal Travel insurance

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