Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 – 3 2 nights Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls
Day 3 – 6 3 nights Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park
Ilala Victoria Falls
Day 1 – 2: Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls
Arrive at Victoria Falls airport – you will be met by Silver Tours and transferred to Ilala Lodge where you will spend the first two nights of your safari on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Ilala lodge offers distinguished yet affordable accommodation in warm elegant surroundings. The décor evokes an era of early adventure and the quest for discovery in Africa.
The hotel is ideally situated being closest to the mighty Victoria Falls as well as the town centre. The national Park borders the front of the property and wild animals often graze on the hotel lawns with the spray of the falls in the background. A warm welcome awaits you at our world class a la Carte Palm Restaurant. We offer superb cuisine while you relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the gracious surrounds. Dining outside under the African night sky amidst the sound of the mighty waterfall makes for a romantic evening to be remembered.
All our rooms have en-suite facilities bathroom with separate shower, air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities and a safe. The rooms are spacious with railway sleeper teak furnishings and patio doors leading onto either open lawn or a balcony.
Experience new tastes, indulge in unusual flavours and enjoy delectable dishes at The Palm Restaurant in view of the spray of the majestic Victoria Falls. A dinner has been booked for you at “The Palm restaurant” in Ilala lodge; the Palm is an award-winning restaurant.
Evening 1 – dinner has been booked for you at the Palm restaurant at Ilala, please confirm on arrival with reception what time you want your table for. Drinks are for your own account
Day 2: At 9:00am Silver Tours will collect you from just outside of reception for your guided tour of the Victoria Falls – you will have to pay the entrance to the falls U$30 per/person on arrival to the actual Falls.
19:00hrs dinner has been booked for you at the Boma restaurant which offers a unique blend of traditional foods & entertainment. You will be collected by the Boma restaurant & transferred to the Boma for dinner – drinks for your own account
16:00hrs you will be collected by ZWS from just outside the reception area of Ilala lodge for your sunset cruise on the luxury Ra-Ikane, sipping Gin & Tonics as the sun sets on the mighty Zambezi.
Day 3 – 6: Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park
After breakfast at Ilala Lodge, Silver tours will collect you at 09:00am & they 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 four 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