You’ll spend two nights in Victoria Falls and three nights in Hwange National Park. Hwange National Park is home to nearly 65,000 elephants, which during the dry season control all water sites in the afternoons. Lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, sable, eland, water-buck, zebra, giraffe, baboon, warthog, and many more creatures can also be spotted in the park. Victoria Falls is a mountain range that is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya and is also referred to as “The Smoke That Thunders”; it is located on the Zambezi River at the boundary of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe, with a staggering 14,650 sq. km of land, and its main entrance is situated two hours by car or thirty minutes by plane south of Victoria Falls. It was formerly the royal hunting site for the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi before being designated as a protected National Park in 1929. The park bears the name of a local Nhanzwa chief.
When you arrive at Victoria Falls Airport, Your driver-guide will meet you and transport you the two hours through asphalt roads to your Lodge. We will take a late-afternoon game drive around the Hwange Safari Lodge estate, which abuts Hwange National Park, after check-in. The main park and this estate are not separated by any fences. There is a good chance you’ll see one of the big cats during your three-hour game drive, which will last well into the night.
Following breakfast, your guide will take you up for a full-day safari in Hwange National Park. There will be plenty of refreshments, including soft drinks, a picnic lunch, and mineral water. We’ll eat lunch on one of the many viewing platforms scattered throughout the park, and then we’ll head back to the lodge around 1600. The elephants of Hwange are world-renowned and comprise one of the world’s greatest elephant populations. There are numerous more creatures that can be seen in the park, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, buffaloes, impalas, kudus, sables, elands, waterbucks, zebras, giraffes, baboons, warthogs, and many others.
After breakfast, an air-conditioned van will transport you the two hours and 195 kilometers to Victoria Falls. We will travel to Victoria Falls via the large baobab tree for the guided tour after checking in. This two-hour stroll covers two kilometers. Nothing can adequately prepare you for the breath-taking experience that is Victoria Falls’ sight, sound, and scent. You’ll have the humble realization that the falls are unquestionably natures finest. We’ll stop by the open Curio markets later on in the day to browse the souvenirs. You will be driven to the jetty at 1600 hours for a tranquil Zambezi River sunset cruise. As you munch and sip a sundowner, take in the river’s banks. Have your camera at the ready to photograph one of Africa’s most breathtaking sunsets. There will be drinks, refreshments, and a return shuttle included in this two-hour boat trip. You will then return to your lodge in the late evening.
The day is left open for a number of extra trips, including elephant rides, lion encounters, whitewater rafting, kayaking on the upper Zambezi, and half- or full-day safaris in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. You can even cross the bridge into Zambia or go gift shopping at the open-air flea markets.
This is your final day at Victoria Falls. Depending on when your flight leaves, you may need to take a transfer to the airport. In the morning, before you head to the airport, you can do one or two more optional trips.
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