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Best of Hwange Zimbabwe 2022

 

Regional Description

Royal hunting grounds in the 19th century and declared a national park in 1929, today Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve. Vast stretches of wilderness, extend from horizon to horizon and form part of the ancient migration route towards Northern Botswana’s Chobe and Linyanti areas. This diverse landscape of mopane and teak forests, semi-desert scrubland and granite hills is inhabited by a wide variety of mammals and birds. Although a year round destination, Hwange is particularly appealing during the winter months (April to October) when large concentrations of animals flock to artificially pumped waterholes as the seasonal pans dry out. The park’s network of waterholes sustains life when natural resources are unavailable. Massive herds of elephant make their presence felt during the dry period. Buffalo, zebra, sable and roan antelope, as well as lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog may be seen. Cool mornings warm up to comfortable sunny days, and chilly night drives reveal the exciting nocturnal species which make Hwange home. 
This trip is limited to 10 guests and is led by Latitude travel expert Dennus Baum.

 

Daily Summary

Day 1-2:
Victoria Falls

Arrive Victoria Falls- a vibrant town known adventure activities and of course the famous "Smoke That Thunders." The itinerary includes a visit to the falls, a sunset river cruise and  time to seek thrilling activities such as abseiling,
bungee jumping, ziplining or white water rafting. You can also relax and enjoy the pool, visit the arts and crafts centers and visit some great restaurants.

Day 3:
Road and Train Transfer to Hwange

Enjoy a scenic safari on the road and by train on your way to your first safari camp. The  Elephant Express is a unique and fun way to travel from the north to south on the eastern border of the National Park, a refreshing break from road travel, with excellent game viewing on the way. The ride will last about 2 hours, after which your guide will meet you for the short transfer to camp.

Days 4-5:
Safari, Rhino Sanctuary Visit, Village Visit

Activities and times are tailored around you – Choose to be woken with coffee in bed, before joining your guide on a sunrise game drive inside the Park or, opt for a relaxing lie-in before visiting the nearby village and school for insight into the daily lives of the local people.
After a few hours of rest back at the lodge– and maybe a dip in the pool - you’ll depart for an afternoon drive.  In lieu of safari activities the group may choose to visit the new Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 6-7:
Camp Jozibanini

Jozi is a very basic, rustic camp that enables you to see another side of safari, exploring by vehicle, by bike or on foot. There is also a look-up blind perfect for up close encounters and photographs. Jozi also offers the opportunity to roll your bed outside the tent for a sleepout under the stars.

Day 8:-10 Northern Hwange

n morning, afternoon and evening game drives, game walks and bird watching in this area also famous for elephants and elephant hunting lions.

Day 11:
Return to Vic Falls or add a 3 day post trip extension to Matobo Hills

Relax in a beautiful family run lodge with unique rooms built into the rock cliffs. Here you will have an opportunity to see both black and white rhino in the wild and even be able to track them on foot.

 
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Pricing and Accommodation

Accommodations

Victoria Falls: This boutique lodge is centrally located by shops and restaurants and is walking distance to the Falls

Hwange: The accomodations include a small 4* tented camp, a rustic 3* tented camp and a 4* chalet style camp, all located within game rich areas of the National Park.

Matoba Hills: Surrounded by an impressive granite wilderness, this quirky camp, crafted into the side of a hill, spills out over a number of different levels. Ten secluded rock suites are uniquely designed with natural stone and thatch, and feature comfortable furnishings. 

2022 Pricing

$8.200 per person, sharing double occupancy; based on group size of 7-11.

$ Extension to Matabo: $2270.

 

To Learn More About This Trip contact Dennus at 206-949-0116; Dennus@latitudexp.com

 
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