Day 1: Armadale Lodge – Harare
After arriving at the Harare Int airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to Armadale Lodge which is situated in the green, lush suburbs of Harare. You will spend the first night of your African adventure at this lodge on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis. Lunch & drinks are to your own account.
Found in the northern suburbs of Harare, Armadale Lodge offers a home away from home. The 2,5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, boast a lovely swimming pool. The gardens have been lovingly tended over many years, they have an unforgettable charm, as do the lodge buildings. Friendliness and warmth is the order of the day, just like the African sun.
Meetings and small conferences are catered for with lunches and dinners available if ordered and booked in advance. Other functions can also be arranged. Armadale Lodge is an excellent venue for any occasion!
Our facilities are perfect for the business traveller and you will find us efficient, convenient and private. We have a business centre that provides all the services one would expect from an office.
Armadale Lodge offers 8 en-suite bedrooms, a dining room, and 2 lounges.
Our breakfasts are unforgettable with guests enjoying the options of a continental, healthy, or full English breakfast.
Lunch and dinner menus can either be snacks and light meals or you can order a full dinner. Meals can be taken at your leisure on the patios or in the inviting garden.
Day 2 – 5: Changa Safari Camp – Matusadona
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Harare international airport for your light aircraft flight to Musango Island. This flight will take approx. 1 hour & 10mins. On arrival at Fothergill airstrip, you will be met by your guide from Changa safari camp, driven down to the lake edge and you will then go by boat across the bay to Changa safari camp. You will spend the next 3 nights at Changa safari camp.
With impeccable safari pedigrees and a shared passion for the wilderness and African wildlife, the Higgins and Preston families got together and built a dream safari camp on the shores of Lake Kariba, in the Matusadona National Park in the north of Zimbabwe.
Changa Safari Camp is a bright and beautiful spot on life’s demanding horizon, a place of romance and luxury that promises peace and seclusion in an unusual blend of landscapes.
Each day ends with sundowners on the shore, elephants chomping nearby, a fish eagle marking the moment perfectly… later, tales of excitement are shared with laughter around the fire, and a delicious dinner is a time for tomorrow’s game drive and picnic plans to be discussed. The pace is set by our guests.
Changa provides a base in which to immerse yourself; it’s off the beaten track, away from it all, and intriguingly secluded in the heart of an interesting and diverse eco-system, partly man-made, partly formed over centuries. The breathtaking blend of bush, mountains, and water in this special spot make Changa an absolute must on any travel list.
5-star facilities, luxury accommodation, and central facilities.
8 Tents including 2 Family Units – small and exclusive
Great Location inside the Matusadona National Park, Lake Kariba
Top-quality, experienced, and qualified guides.
A great game experience including the “Big 5”
Awesome walking opportunities.
Friendly, professional, and capable staff
Lake and Land experiences difficult to forget
Day 5 – 8: The Hide Safari Camp – Hwange
After breakfast, you will proceed across the bay by boat to Fothergill airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Manga airstrip Hwange. This flight will take approx. 1 .20 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.
Well known and much loved, The Hide Safari Camp is situated within Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve, known for its abundant and diverse wildlife.
Into its third decade and owner-run, The Hide has justly earned its reputation as a great wildlife experience wrapped in warm, welcoming hospitality. An award-winning camp that one can rely on to live up to its high standards, accommodating up to 20 guests in well-appointed deluxe tents under thatch, all tents overlook the productive waterhole. All tents have en-suite facilities that include outdoor showers with deluxe tents having either indoor or outdoor bathtubs.
The Hide prides itself on having knowledgeable enthusiastic guides to explore the true wilderness and wildlife that Hwange has to offer. With up to 4 game activities per day – bush walks with a professional guide, day and night drives, ‘hide’ sits including our new underground tunnel to one hide, there is much to see with over 100 mammals and 400 bird species. Adventurous guests enjoy spending a “sleep-out” in the romantic Dove’s Nest.
The Private Hide, newly built beyond Tent 7 is a small dining, lounge, and plunge pool. This means we now offer a private camp within a camp. Perfect for private and exclusive safaris of up to 8 people.
Tom’s Little Hide, perfect for exclusive or family safaris. Accommodating up to 6 adults in 3 beautiful en-suite safari chic rooms, overlooking the waterhole. Guests enjoy a private dining room, lounge, and plunge pool, as well as a private professional guide and vehicle. Children of any age are welcome.
Day 8 – 10: Victoria Falls Hotel 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 Victoria Falls Hotel where you will spend the last 2 nights of your safari.
The 5 star Victoria Falls Hotel is a superb Edwardian establishment on the edge of the Batoka Gorge overlooking the Victoria Falls railway bridge. It is situated in Victoria Falls Town within walking distance of all the craft markets, shops, and the falls themselves. Upon arrival, you get a sense that you’ve stepped back in time.
The rooms are very stylish and decorated with an old English theme. They have beautiful four-poster and canopied beds, colonial prints on the walls, antique furniture as well as quite a few modern amenities such as satellite TV’s, air-conditioning, mini-bars, bathrobes, tea/coffee making stations, telephones, hairdryers, and even umbrellas for those rain forest and falls visits (where you can get very very wet!)
The Suites and the Deluxe Rooms can be found in the original section of the hotel and have some of the most amazing views of the gorge and the historical bridge. They have all the conveniences of the standard rooms but offer even more luxury, space, and extras.
Wonder up and down the corridors immersing yourself in the history of the hotel, the early travellers, trade routes of the British empire, and Africa in general. Enjoy a sumptuous high tea whilst gazing at the mighty Victoria Falls bridge.
Day 11: Bon voyage!
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls airport to continue your journey!!
- All Accommodation & meals (Armadale lodge is on D.B&B),
- Victoria Falls Hotel on B&B only (except 1 dinner)
- Drinks at Changa & The Hide Safari Camps only & no premium brands
- Activities at Changa & The Hide
- Laundry at Changa & The Hide
- 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 at Victoria Falls hotel (any restaurant – no drinks)
- 1 x Boma dinner – includes transfers
- All drinks at Armadale & Ilala Lodge
- Laundry at Victoria Falls Hotel & Armadale
- U$15 per/person departure tax at Harare airport to be paid direct
- Parks fees at Changa & The Hide to be paid direct approx. U$25 p/p/day
- U$15 per/person departure tax at Fothergill airstrip to be paid direct
- Entrance to the Falls at present U$30 per/person
- Boma Dinner – no drinks
- Lunches and drinks at Armadale & Victoria Falls Hotel
- Activities in Vic Falls apart from the sunset cruise as per the above
- Domestic departure taxes at Harare Airport & Kariba airports
- Visa fees
- Additional flights