Somalisa Camp

Day 1: Armadale Lodge – Harare

Arrive at Harare Int airport you will be met by our representative and transferred through the leafy suburbs of Harare to Armadale Lodge. Here you will spend the first night of your African adventure on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis. Lunch for your own account.

Located in the northern suburbs of Harare, Armadale Lodge offers a home away from home. Set in 2,5 acres of landscaped gardens, with a lovely swimming pool. The gardens have been developed over many years, and like the buildings, they have an incredible charm. Old fashioned and yet up to date and appealing. You will be surrounded by a friendliness and warmth that is as familiar as the African sun.

There is a facility for meetings and small conferences. Lunches and dinners can be ordered and functions arranged. Armadale is an excellent venue for all occasions! The business traveller will find the facilities efficient, convenient and private. Our business centre provides all the services one would expect from an office. The property comprises of 8 en-suite bedrooms with a dining room and 2 lounges. Breakfasts are an occasion and guests can enjoy continental, health or full English breakfasts. Our lunch and dinner menus vary from snacks and light meals to full dinners. Meals can also be taken on the patios or in the garden.

Day 2 – 5: Kanga Camp – Mana Pools

After breakfast you will be transferred to Harare international airport for your light air craft flight to Kanga Camp . This flight will take approx.50mins. On arrival to Dandawa airstrip you will be met by your safari Vehicle and you will go on a game drive to Kanga Camp. You will spend the first 3 nights of your safari at Kanga safari camp.

Kanga Camp is set within the most remote part of this World Heritage Site: Mana Pools.

The camp is built around the Kanga Pan, the only permanent water source in the area available throughout the year, making it a hub for wildlife and a delight to explore on foot. Pristine and undeveloped, this area gives you a pure, unspoilt, private African safari experience. The diverse area has a multiple of open vlei lines, river systems of the Ruckomechi River, and mixed woodland types from Mopane woodland to Jesse bush and riverine forests. Pristine and undeveloped, this area gives you a pure, unspoilt, private African safari experience.

This 12 bedded luxury tented camp comprises of 6 luxury meru-style tents all furnished simply yet elegantly, with en-suite bathroom facilities which include flush toilets and running hot and cold water. One of the tents is a honeymoon unit with a private deck for dining and relaxing in the afternoons. The honeymoon unit can also be converted into a Family unit on special request. The main area has a comfortable lounge and dining area offering you uninterrupted views of a very active water hole. Relax in the upper deck lounge under the shade of a mahogany or sit on the deck below near the splash pool and enjoy Kanga – the old Africa in a new era.

Besides game drives and walking excursions, an hour’s drive brings you to the wild Zambezi River where guests are able to join additional activities such as canoeing and fishing excursions on special request. The major highlight during your stay at Kanga, is “Kanga Under the Stars” – an opportunity to sleep on an open platform and experience the magnificence of an African night lit up solely by a sky studded with stars.

Day 5 – 8: Somalisa – Hwange

After breakfast you will proceed on a game drive to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Manga airstrip Hwange. This flight will take approx. 1 .50 mins, on arrival to the airstrip you will be met by your safari guide and you will drive through the national park to Somalisa camp. Home for the next 3 nights of your safari.

Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of Hwange National Park, and is known as the land of the giants for its big elephant herds. Nestled in a stunning location tucked away on an acacia island along the edge of an ancient seasonal flood plain, Somalisa provides guests with breath-taking views of the savannah plains across the famous Kennedy Vlei line. At Somalisa 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.

Consisting of only six elegantly furnished canvas tents with en suite bathrooms, flush toilet and romantic al fresco bush showers. The décor in the main lounge and dining area, echoes of an era extending from the colonial day and age to the ancient tribes of Africa and tells stories from all corners of this magnificent continent. The main decking area includes a small splash pool overlooking the natural pan where herds of game congregate to drink and where guests can relax whilst soaking in the African bush.

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 night drives. Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, white rhino, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.

Day 8 – 10: Ilala Lodge 4* star – Victoria Falls

After coffee, cereals and rusks. You will go on a game drive through the national park to the main camp entrance, where you will meet your transfer vehicle which will drive you past Matabele villages to Ilala Lodge where you will spend the last 2 nights of your safari.

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 flavors and enjoy delectable dishes at The Palm Restaurant in view of the spray of the majestic Victoria Falls.

Day 11: Bon voyage!

After breakfast you will be transferred to Victoria Falls airport for your onward Journey!!

Includes:

  • All Accommodation & meals (Armadale lodge is on D.B&B), Ilala on B&B only (except 1 dinner)
  • Drinks at Kanga & Somalisa Camps only & no premium brands
  • Activities at Kanga & Somalisa Camps only
  • Laundry at Kanga & Somalisa Camps only
  • Transfers: all road and air charters (seat rates High & shoulder season, low season charter)
  • 1 x sunset cruise on the luxury Ra-Ikane whilst in Vic Falls & return trf’s
  • 1 x guided Tour of the Falls
  • 1 x 3 course –al-a-carte dinner Palm restaurant – no drinks
  • 1 x Boma dinner – includes transfers
  • Parks fees Somalisa & Kanga only

Excludes:

  • All drinks at Armadale & Ilala Lodge
  • Laundry at Ilala Lodge & Armadale
  • U$15 per/person departure tax at Harare airport to be paid direct
  • U$15 per/person departure tax at Dandawa airport to be paid direct
  • Entrance to the Falls at present U$30 per/person
  • Boma Dinner – no drinks
  • Activities in Vic Falls apart from the sunset cruise as per the above
  • Addotional meals & drinks at Armadale & Ilala Lodge, i.e lunches
  • Domestic departure taxes at Harare Airport & Kariba airports
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • Additional flights