|Victoria Falls||Safari Lodge ||2 nights|
|Hwange||Ivory Lodge ||3 nights |
|Bumi Hills ||Safari Lodge ||3 nights |
9 days/8 nights
Family-friendly Zimbabwe Safari
Travel with your family to Zimbabwe for a true safari experience. Visit the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, stay in the famous Hwange National Park that teems with wildlife, and enjoy a water holiday at Lake Kariba. Designed with families in mind, this trip will create magical memories for years to come.
- Take a thrilling helicopter flight above Victoria Falls, the "smoke that thunders", one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
- Watch game from the comfort of your room at Ivory Lodge's own waterhole close to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest wildlife reserve. Visit the Painted Dog Conservancy and enjoy a village tour.
- Unwind at a luxury lodge overlooking Lake Kariba, offering spa treatments, 4x4 game drives, fishing and fabulous birding.
Recommended flight from London: British Airways from London Heathrow via Johannesburg (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)
DAY 2 - Helicopter flight above the Falls. Dinner Cruise aboard the Zambezi Reflections (pictured below). (B,D)
DAY 3 - By light aircraft to Ivory Lodge, located in a private concession just outside Hwange National Park. Afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 - Game drives and activities at Ivory Lodge. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - Game drives and activities at Ivory Lodge. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - Fly by light aircraft flight to Bumi Hills. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 - Bumi Hills. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 - Bumi Hills. Farewell dinner on the floodplains. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 - Fly to Harare. Depart. (B)
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Some alternative accommodation options are shown below. The price we quote you at the time of booking is guaranteed.
FURTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Victoria Falls has a wealth of hotels to choose from. For those looking for a more traditional base, the venerable Victoria Falls Hotel, opened in 1904, is set in lush tropical gardens within view of the famous Victoria Falls Bridge. The more modern Ilala Lodge or the exclusive Elephant Camp (pictured left) are other upmarket alternatives. If you are looking for somewhere a little more affordable the comfortable Gorges Lodge, just 30 minutes from town, may be the solution; it's in a stunning setting on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, some 200 metres above the Zambezi.
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
The Ivory Lodge is of a fairly rustic nature, but chosen for its family-friendly credentials. For more luxurious accommodation in Hwange there are several excellent options, including Wilderness Safaris' wonderful Little Makalolo Camp (with just 6 luxury tents - pictured left)). In the south-east corner of Hwange, situated in unspoilt acacia woodlands and boasting an excellent 'look-up hide is Camelthorn Lodge; here you can enjoy elephant tracking on foot and fantastic birding. Another good choice is the well-known luxury tented camp The Hide, overlooking a productive waterhole.
The Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa is a destination in itself. There is no alternative accommodation nearby.
We recommend the direct services of British Airways from London
Heathrow via Johannesburg. Flights are daily throughout the year. Current timings are as follows:
Heathrow/Johannesburg. Depart at 21.20; arrive Johannesburg at 09.05 (next day)
Johannesburg/Victoria Falls. Depart at 11.25; arrive Victoria Falls at 11.25*
Harare/Johannesburg. Depart at 14.35; arrive Johannesburg at 16.15*
Johannesburg/Heathrow. Depart at 19.20; arrive Heathrow at 05.30 (next day)
* The Johannesburg/Victoria Falls and Harare/Johannesburg flights are operated by Kulala and may be booked via the British Airways 'Multi-city' option along with the British Airways international flights.
You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use British Airways website. South African Airways also offer daily flights from London Heathrow via Johannesburg. Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).