Vic Falls and Hwange

Vic Falls, a comfortable base in Hwange and some walking

We arrive in Zimbabwe on Friday, 9 October, so very short notice! We've got a week to see Victoria falls and go on safari. Like the idea of staying in a luxury camp and trying a walking safari. Can you help?”

What we suggested and why

Time and money were limited for this trip, so we needed to look at the best way to make best use of both, while packing in plenty of variety. This was all about planning a trip with the balance of activity and time to relax.

Flying direct to Victoria Falls - rather than Harare - was the best way to begin, and we recommended a great little guest lodge in here where they could recover after flights, while retaining total flexibility over activities.

And there are plenty of things to choose from - from flying over the falls, to white-water rafting, to day trips for the first safari fix into Chobe National Park. Huge herds of elephant are a highlight of this park, as are boat safaris on the Chobe River.

The main safari took place in Hwange National Park and they had 5 days in which to explore this stunning park properly. Hwange's only a two and a half hour drive from Victoria Falls, so travelling time was kept to a minimum.

The park is over 15,000 sqaure kilometres and - aided by strategically placed waterholes - teaming with wildlife. It's well known for its lion, wild dog and in particular its elephant populations. The area is home to The Presidential Elephant Herd which number in excess of 500 and many of which can be seen at astonishingly close quarters on game drives (trunks-almost-reaching-into-vehicles close...) as well as from the comfort of your tree house room.

While in Hwange they not only took plenty of game drives, but also got out on foot in the park on a walking safari with an armed and experienced guide.

The journey

The trip starts with a mixture of R&R and plenty of activities around Vic Falls (3 nights)

Victoria Falls


On the 17th November 1855, David Livingstone was busy about his quest to find the source of the Zambezi when he came across the...

The safari proper begins. Game drives, walking safaris and a stunning safari camp (5 nights)

Hwange National Park


Hwange National Park dominates nearly 15,000km² of western Zimbabwe. The areas’ status as the royal hunting ground of Mzilikazi,...

Back to Vic Falls for a night before flying home(1 night)

Victoria Falls


On the 17th November 1855, David Livingstone was busy about his quest to find the source of the Zambezi when he came across the...

James and I are back in NY. What an incredible trip! Thank you for your help in getting this organized on our behalf.”

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