Out of Africa • Best of Hwange • 8 Days

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Day by day, you will be captivated by the wonders that await you. As the golden African sun rises, begin your journey with exhilarating game drives through Hwange National Park, a haven for Africa’s most iconic wildlife. Witness majestic elephants roaming freely in their natural habitat, graceful giraffes stretching their necks to reach the succulent leaves, and proud lions prowling through the savannah, all while our expert guides provide captivating insights into their behavior and ecology. Experience the thrill of exploring the lesser-known treasures of the Sinamatella area, where the untamed spirit of Africa comes alive. Your mobile camp will be your sanctuary amidst this awe-inspiring landscape, offering you an authentic and immersive experience like no other. Fall asleep to the symphony of nocturnal creatures, and awaken to the melodies of birds announcing the arrival of a new day.

Embark on an extraordinary 8-day Out of Africa Safari Adventure in the magnificent Hwange National Park, where you’ll revel in the perfect harmony of untamed nature and luxurious comforts provided by our exceptional lodges. Prepare to uncover the hidden treasures of the Sinamatella area, immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of the African wilderness at our exclusive mobile camp. Guided by our knowledgeable experts, this safari guarantees an adventure of a lifetime.

Out of Africa

Our new Out of Africa range offers exclusive and authentic experiences of the most iconic destinations in Africa, creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever. With meticulously curated itineraries that showcase the very best of what Africa has to offer, you will discover the untamed beauty and raw essence of Africa as our expert guides lead you through the continent’s most breathtaking landscapes. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures and traditions of the local communities, engaging in meaningful interactions that provide deep insights into their way of life. With our Out of Africa range, we aim to create an experience that transcends the ordinary, allowing you to forge an intimate bond with the soul of Africa. This is your opportunity to experience an authentic African adventure, so let us take you on this transformative journey, where every moment is infused with the magic of the Mother continent.

Accommodation

Day 1

Ilala Lodge Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Days 2 & 3

Hideaways Elephant’s Eye
Eastern Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Days 4 & 5

Mobile Campsite
Sinamatella Area, Western Hwange National Park

Days 6 & 7

Hideaways Nantwich Lodge
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Included

  • 7 x Breakfast
  • 6 x Lunches
  • 7 x Dinner
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard
  • Return airport transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver guide on the excursions specified
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned
  • Park entrance and river usage fees unless otherwise stipulated

Excluded

  • Flights: International & domestic
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, telephone calls, curios, travel insurance etc.

Pre-Tour Information

Credit Cards

Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in most areas as well as at bigger hotels and lodges.

Hospitals and Pharmacies

The larger towns in Southern Africa have pharmacies and hospitals, but you should always make sure you have enough of your medicine in case the pharmacies/hospitals don’t stock them.

Telephone

In most areas you can call internationally – however please note that some of the smaller areas may not have these facilities and international phone calls are costly. Also, built up areas and towns do have cell-phone reception!

Passports, Documents and Valuables

Please make sure that you keep your passport, documents and any other valuables with you at all times! We recommend that a copy of these documents should be made and kept in another safe place in case something happens to the originals. Never leave valuables alone and remember you are on safari, so expensive and valuable jewelry is not necessary.

Safety

Every area (any where in the world) can be unsafe at times. Please take common precautions at all times and never walk alone, especially at night or in run-down areas!

Packing

Remember to always check the amount of luggage you are allowed to take on the plane as well as on the Safari Vehicle – they may differ. We recommend that a soft bag is used instead of a hard suitcase as it’s preferable on safari. Most air flights allow for 20kgs and our scheduled safaris are limited to 15kgs per person. Don’t forget to put luggage tags on your suitcases (for the airplane and the safari).

Luggage and Medication

Please be advised that you should put any medication that you need (e.g.: diabetes medication) into your hand luggage, even with the strict regulations, airlines will allow that as long as you have a letter from your doctor.

What to wear: You are on safari and out in the bush so make sure that you are comfortably dressed with comfortable shoes. Always have a mix of clothing including; summer clothes, light raincoat, warm top and a hat.

Punctuality

Please be on time when you meet your vehicles for the game drives. If you run late you may delay the rest of the trip or miss something wonderful!

Climate

Always remember that the African Sun may look gentle but it is strong and can be harsh. Too much sun can lead to headaches, dehydration, nausea and dizziness. Rather look after yourself by using sun screen and a hat versus trying to get a nice African Tan.

Drinking Water

In built-up areas the water is safe to drink (mostly in South Africa) however, some areas it is not safe to drink the tap water at all! So we rather recommend that you drink bottled water at all times to prevent any illness. You may use the tap water to rinse your mouth when brushing your teeth! Ice is generally fine to consume, but sometimes it is better to be cautious. We advise you to rather drink bottled water at all times in Africa!

Food and drink

Africa is famous for its fruit and fresh vegetables – which can be enjoyed all around Africa. Fruit and Vegetables should be peeled before eating. Drinks (including spirits) and cigarettes can be bought in most areas but are normally quite expensive. On our Safaris we do provide most/all meals which are prepared by our guide or at a lodge.

Anti-malaria medication

A lot of areas in Africa are affected by Malaria – we strongly recommend that you take your anti-malaria medication. Take your medication exactly as its prescribed and directed, don’t skip any medication! At the end of your safari, if at any time you develop influenza symptoms please consult your doctor immediately.

Power and Electricity

Most places (hotels, lodges) have electricity. But we always recommend that you should take a flash light with you on safari. Always remember if you plug something in (e.g.: One of your appliances) there may be a different voltage! The usual voltage is 220-240 AC. If you appliance does not match this voltage you need to bring a converter with as some lodges may not have a converter for you to use…

Photos

There will be many amazing photo’s that you will want to capture along the way on your safari. But, you need to make sure you don’t take any photos of any people without their permission. Also, never take pictures of anyone/anything in the military, police force, armed forces, government, presidents or airports.

Animals

The animals in the bush and the ones that you may see on safari are wild and should not be approached! Animals may roam freely around so be observant and cautious when walking from place to place.

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Discover the charms of this iconic town by visiting the vibrant markets whilst engaging with the friendly locals, and end off the day with a sunset voyage on the magnificent Zambezi River.
After breakfast a road transfer will take you to Elephant’s Eye Lodge, which 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.
Today we drive to West to an the Sinamatella area – a remote and rugged region located in the northern part of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, including rocky outcrops and dramatic landscapes that are home to a variety of wildlife such as elephants, lions, leopards, and African wild dogs. Here, you’ll fully immerse yourself in the wild by staying at a mobile camp, allowing you to experience the raw beauty of nature up close and personal. Embark on an off-road game drive along the banks of the Lukosi River, where you’ll encounter a diverse array of wildlife.
Today you will embark on a walking safari adventure along the Lukosi River, led by an expert guide, where you’ll hopefully have the chance to track rhinos and witness the majesty of these magnificent creatures up close in their natural habitat.
Experience the thrill of adventure as we journey to our next lodge, situated in Northern Hwange, where you’ll have two unforgettable days to explore the African wilderness through exhilarating game drives and immersive game walks.
Enjoy your final breakfast before being transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight. We hope to welcome you again on one of our next safari adventures.
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