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Victoria Falls and Hwange Safari - 5 Days

Victoria Falls and Hwange Safari Holiday. This one is the best choice to explore the wonder of the World Heritage site Victoria Falls. The waterfalls are the biggest in the World with a breadth that spans 1700 meters and water splashing into a gorge 110 meters deep.

The best taste of life in the upmarket holiday hotels here that includes The Victoria Falls Hotel and Safari lodge. Treat your self and your family to wonderful time of your life. Holiday can never be better in a town located in a national park where wildlife and nature and the people live in harmony. When you book this Hwange Safari Tour you have luxury and safari combined for a 5 Day Victoria Falls holiday

Make a one-stop holiday destination in Victoria Falls and enjoy game drives in 3 exclusive national parks. Hwange national 100 km from Victoria Falls, and Zambezi National Park or Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Livingstone Town of Zambia as just 10 km from Victoria Falls as well.

Both Victoria Falls and Livingstone share the Zambezi river. Most river activities are more or less the same vibe. Welcome to Victoria Falls Africa’s best destination.

Overview

This Tour is a highlight of the Best experience of the beauty and adventure of the Victoria Falls. The beautiful art of nature is like never seen elsewhere in the world. The volume of water forming a curtain that extends for 1 700 metres. Deafening sound of the splash that goes 100 metres deep. On a bright hot day, you still wear your raincoat as you walk across the rainforest, cooling yourself in the spray water. If you miss rainbows, you have 2 rainbows that hang across the waterfalls all year round. Step into the safari zone and you see the big five-game that includes lions, elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, leopards and/cheetahs. Above all, you have the big mammals like giraffes, kudus, roan, wildebeest, eland and much more. Do you love birds? Take a walk in the morning for birdwatching and you most probably will see fish eagles, marabou stock, white backed vultures and maybe by luck the ground hornbills.  

Itinerary

Day 1
Victoria Falls

The morning starts with a relaxed breakfast in Victoria Falls lodge or Hotel. After breakfast, you meet your guide, who will drive you to the Victoria Falls National Park. It’s a short drive of about 5 mins and you are at the entrance of the Park. A few metres from the entrance is the Border Post to go to Zambia. You explore the Victoria Falls after a short briefing on security and safety in the Park to make sure you don’t walk on slippery rocks. The Tour of the falls can be 2 to 3 hours depending really on how you wish to enjoy it. Next to the waterfalls is a rainforest that you can walk through on your way back to the main entrance. There is a restaurant and ablution block if you would like to sit and relax after the walk. You will drive through the Victoria Falls Town and have lunch at a restaurant of your choice. After lunch, you have an option to take a helicopter scenic flight above the waterfalls. The flight takes 15 minutes of exceptional view of the extended and physical structure of the Zambezi river and the Gorge. You have a break for drinks after the helicopter as you make your way for the exciting sunset cruise in the Zambezi river. The cruise starts from 4pm until sunset. Enjoy the view of the sunset while watching hippos, crocodiles, elephants or buffaloes and many animals coming to drink in the river. The day draws down with dinner at a place of your choice!

Day 2
Hwange National Park

We leave for Hwange National Park in the morning just before 06h00. Driving for 1 hour and 30 mins to Hwange National Park. Hwange is 120 km from Victoria Falls. On arrival, we change our vehicle to a 4×4 private game drive vehicle that makes it easy to view animals. After briefing on the safety and regulations in the national park, we start our safari. Hwange National Park is on the outskirts of the Kalahari desert that stretches from Botswana. The national park is known for its populations of elephants, buffaloes and antelopes. It has 19 species of big mammals. Above all, it is one of the few parks that still has a large population of African wild dogs or painted dogs. There are excellent spots for viewing game usually at waterholes where they congregate for a drink. These waterholes have also become hunting grounds for lions and leopards for easy prey of zebras, buffaloes, and antelopes. But the national Park is also huge, covering an area of 14 650 sq km. Hwange, unlike most other big national parks, is still a more primitive setup, and that’s good for the wildlife. Usually, it is not highly populated with cars and buses, which can alter the behavior of wildlife. There are safari lodges around the national park where nocturnal animals can be seen coming to waterholes for a drink. In the early morning, there is an opportunity to see wildlife as the day breaks.

Day 3
Victoria Falls Activities

As we drive out of the national park, we may see more animals before they take cover from the blistering heat of the afternoon. Just outside Hwange Main Camp there is a painted dog rehabilitation center we can visit for an hour for an insight on the endangered Painted dogs. The Tour is free and donations in kind and kind go a long way to fight poaching and preserve the last of these species. The drive back to Victoria Falls is another 1 hour 30 mins. Back in Victoria Falls, we have a whole day to choose on the optional activities that you would like to have. Read More about what to do in Victoria Falls on our wide choice of activities

Day 4
Livingstone Island

After breakfast, we head to Zambia. A 3 km drive and we’ll be at the Zimbabwean border. We walk across the Bridge for the view of the Victoria Falls from its end-side as we to the Zambian border post. Upon completion of border regulations, we drive to Livingston Island. The Island is run by a local company Tongabezi. The Island has the back-view of the waterfalls and two insane swimming pools. In high water, there is the Angel’s pool where you can swim in the Zambezi river water. Tongabezi Guides are professionals and will help you not slip on the rocks. The adventurous one is the Devil’s pool, usually open in the low-water season. The Tour of the island is usually 2 hours and 30 mins. You will be transferred from the jetty to the island by a speedboat. Back at the jetty, we’ll drive to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. It’s not an extensive park, but it has one of the last of the big-five that you don’t see in Hwange National Park. The rhinoceros here are well protected by the Zambian Parks’ rangers. The short safari here can take about 2 hours and we head back to Livingstone Town for a late lunch. We head back to Victoria Falls Town, just 15 km from Livingstone Town.

Day 5
Victoria Falls Rafting

If you are an enthusiast of water games, you have ‘rafting’ on your cards. You can choose between all day rafting or half a day. Read here for more activities to do in Victoria Falls. Alternatively, you can have a game-drive in the Zambezi National Park for even more safari. Zambezi National park is outside Victoria Falls along the Zambezi River. As small as it is, it has so much to see. Mostly antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and birds. The day is open for a lot of activities in the resort Town of Victoria Falls.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle) Transportation around Victoria Falls Lunch during activities out of Victoria Falls Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip First Aid Medical Kit All the required permits and paperwork Guiding in English. Game drives in Hwange National Park
  • International Airfare Visa Charges Accommodation and Hotel Expenses Your travel and medical insurance Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc Food and accommodations before and after the Tour Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked questions

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Do I need to be fit to go on the Tour.

There is no requirement for fitness for the Tour. But if you need to take part in some of the activities they may require for fitness level before you book.

Are there hot water shower facilities and battery cgharging ports

Yes Victoria Falls is a World class destination with 5 star Hotel services and other good lodge ratings. Most accommodation have constant electricity supply. You may however need an adapter for your charging socket when travelling.

What about internet access?

Most Hotels and lodges have wifi and internet access, You may have to buy vouchers at some places while others offer free wifi.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Victoria Falls and Hwange Safari
9% Off
From $ 900 $ 820
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle Mercedes Vito or similar
  • 2-7 people
  • Hotels, lodges, chalets or campsite
  • Victoria Falls
  • All year
  • Safari
  • English