Ilala Lodge Hotel

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 & drinks 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 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, healthy 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: Zambezi Life Styles Camp – Mana Pools

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Harare international airport for your light aircraft flight to Zambezi Life Styles Camp. This flight will take approx.50mins. On arrival at Mana pools airstrip, you will be met by your safari Vehicle and you will go on a game drive to Zambezi Life Styles Camp. You will spend the first 3 nights of your safari at Zambezi Life Styles camp.

The legendary Mana Pools is known for its wildlife-rich flood plains and magnificent views of the Zambezi River, with the Zambezi Escarpment in Zambia as a dramatic backdrop to the scenery. The river boasts some of Africa’s most amazing tiger fishing and adventure canoeing safari’s, creating the perfect combination of beauty and fun and making this World Heritage site a must-visit national park.

Zambezi Life Styles offers one of the best ways to experience Mana Pools on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The 8-bed luxury mobile camp is set up prior to your arrival. Comprising of 4 twin bedded mini-meru style tents with en-suite bathroom facilities including flush toilets and al fresco bucket showers, the camp gives luxury camping a new definition by virtue of its simple yet elegant and comfortable furnishings. A 12-bedded camp consisting of six tents can be set up for a single group on special request.

The camp has a minimum stay of three nights for a minimum of two people and is the perfect combination to include with Kanga Camp for an overall riverside and inland experience. Two-night stays can be requested for larger groups of a minimum of six people.

Activities include game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, fishing, and bird watching.

Day 5 – 8: Somalisa Camp – 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 at 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 alfresco bush showers. The décor in the main lounge and dining area echoes 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* – 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 surroundings. 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, hairdryer, 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 Zambezi Life Styles Camp & Somalisa Camp only & no premium brands
  • Activities at Zambezi Life Styles Camp & Somalisa Camp
  • Laundry at Zambezi Life Styles Camp & Somalisa Camp
  • 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 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 & Zambezi Lifestyles 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 Mana pools airport to be paid direct
  • Entrance to the Falls at present U$30 per/person
  • Boma Dinner – no drinks
  • Additional meals i.e lunches and drinks in Victoria Falls
  • Activities in Vic Falls apart from the sunset cruise as per the above
  • Domestic departure taxes at Harare Airport & Kariba airports
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • Additional flights