Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 – 3 2 nights Victoria Falls – The Elephant Camp
Day 3 – 6 3 nights Hwange National Park – Somalisa
Day 1: Victoria Falls – Elephant Camp 4*
On arrival in Victoria Falls – Wild Horizons meet and transfer to The Elephant Camp, where you will spend the first two nights of your safari on an All Inclusive basis.
Elephant Camp is situated only 10 minutes from Victoria Falls on a private concession within the Victoria Falls National Park, The Elephant Camp has breath-taking views of the Victoria Falls as well as the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.
With an emphasis on exclusivity, the luxury tented suites all have private decks and plunge pools. All suites are gorge facing and are equipped with indoor and outdoor showers, huge baths, private lounges, mini bar, tea/coffee stations, overhead fans plus air conditioning and are all mosquito proofed. Activities available at the camp include:- walking, elephant interaction and in room spa treatments in addition the variety of activities that are available in Victoria falls are a short drive away.
Day 2: Today you will be transferred to Victoria Falls town for an afternoon Tour of the falls, followed by a late afternoon luxury sunset cruise on the Ra- Ikane, sipping Gin & Tonics as the sun sets on the mighty Zambezi River. Please note you will be required to pay U$30.00 per person park entrance fees to the falls.
Day 3: Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park
After breakfast at Elephant Camp, Silver tours will collect transfer you by road to Hwange Main Camp passing through traditional Ndebele villages on your way. You will be met by your guide at Hwange Main Camp and then transferred by game drive vehicle through the national park to Somalisa Camp, set in the heart of Hwange National Park where you will spend three nights.
Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Somalisa is an authentic bush camp, a blend of old African charm and elegance together with an exclusive safari experience. Its stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain gives it breath taking views of the savannah plains of the famous Kennedy Vlei line. At Somalisa Acacia Camp, you will experience the heightened romance of the African Bush in one of the most natural environments in Africa. This is the way Africa was meant to be explored.
Only six elegantly furnished canvas tents with en suite bathrooms, flush toilet and romantic alfresco bush shower make up this camp. The décor echoes of an old era, from colonial to the ancient tribes of Africa, telling the story from all corners of this magnificent continent. It’s stunning main area and pool lends to complete relaxation, whether it be with a cup of tea or one of our refreshing cocktails; overlooking the pan where the herds of game congregate in large herds, offering rare moments of outstanding nature.
Your senses will be awakened and you will feast on our sumptuous cuisine, a balance of organic produce and innovative gourmet meals complemented by a choice of South African and Australian wines. Our meals are inspired by the Far East, Europe and Africa. You will discover new and seasonal flavors, which our imaginative chef will present you with.
The use of solar lighting ensures your comfort without interfering with the environment and the area’s natural surrounds. The lounge and dining area is at the forefront of the camp, tucked under a soaring canopy of trees. Wide and well-traversed Elephant paths make up the paths connecting your room to the main area.
Activities include guided walks lead by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you, game drives and spot lighting as well as game viewing from hides. Walking and game drives will allow you the opportunity to observe elephant, kudu and sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species. The Kennedy vlei is littered with flamboyant colors from all its seasonal wild flowers that emerge as the first rains begin, and as the grass dries out, the large herds of buffalo, zebra and elephant are in abundance.
Day 6: Somalisa Camp – Victoria Falls Airport
After coffee, rusks & cereals you will leave camp at 7am for your transfer/game drive through the park back to Main Camp, where you will meet Silver Tours at 9am for your transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your onward journey on SA 041 departing at 1.10pm.