DAY 1: Zambezi Sands
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where your Zimbabwean Safari experience begins. You will be met by our Imvelo shuttle vehicle for your road transfer to Zambezi Sands on the banks of the thundering wild waters of the Zambezi River, inside Zambezi National Park (1 hour).
Settle into your luxury tent and then watch the sunset from the banks whilst sipping our signature cocktail and snacking on mouthwatering canapés.
Later enjoy a superb 3-course meal out under the stars before retiring to your tent and falling asleep as the river rushes past.
Enjoy early morning tea or coffee on your private deck overlooking the river followed by a sumptuous breakfast on the riverbank outside the main lodge.
Guests will pack day packs and head out with their guide for a game drive and walk, exploring this beautiful part of the national park. Stop off at one of our picturesque picnic spots for a delicious packed lunch and siesta before taking a slow drive back to the lodge in the afternoon.
Once back in camp relax for an hour or two in your private splash pool watching the game and birdlife on the river’s edge and in the evening head out on a game drive within the park, stopping for evening drinks and nibbles on the river bank.
Return to Zambezi Sands for an alfresco bush shower, congregating afterward around the campfire with a 3-course dinner to follow in the elegant main lodge area.
DAY 3: Crocodile Farm
Start the day with a tasty early morning breakfast and then pack a day pack for your all-day trip into Victoria Falls town where you will be taken on a guided tour of Zimbabwe’s foremost attraction – the Falls. “The smoke that thunders” remains one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. This will be followed by curio shopping at the local craft village.
A packed picnic lunch and refreshments will be provided for you and after lunch spend an hour or two at the nature sanctuary and crocodile farm before heading back to camp in time for a guided walk in the park stopping along the river banks for evening drinks and nibbles, game viewing and to watch the unsurpassed beauty of a Zimbabwean sunset.
Freshen up and enjoy a 3-course dinner in the main lodge area in the heart of the African bush.
DAY 4: Camelthorn
Early morning tea or coffee and breakfast and then pack up for your scenic road transfer to Halfway House (3.5 hours).
The Camelthorn 4×4 vehicle will collect you from Halfway House and drive you into Camelthorn Lodge on the edge of Hwange National park, famed for its large elephant herds! (1.5hrs)
Once at Camelthorn, settle into your forest villa and then enjoy a rejuvenating lunch underneath the lodge’s namesake tree, in front of the main dining area.
Afternoon game drive into Hwange National Park ending up at our unique underground blind at Stoffie’s Pan for sundowners and canapés and rare moments with nature.
Night drive back to the lodge to freshen up and then a delectable 3-course dinner out under the African sky followed by coffee, hot chocolate, or a nightcap around the campfire.
Wake up to the warmth of your own fireplace in your villa while sipping freshly brewed coffee or tea and later enjoy your inviting breakfast in the main lodge area before heading to the nearby Ngamo village for a village and school tour where you will be able to see some of Imvelo’s community initiative projects.
Return to Camelthorn for lunch and then later in the afternoon a game drive and walk in Hwange National Park’s acacia forests surrounding Ngamo Plains, escorted by a fully licensed and experienced guide – who will share his knowledge and love of the bush with you.
Stop at a watering hole to watch the sun go down with refreshments and snacks before heading back to the lodge to freshen up before dinner.
Dinner will then be served in the main lodge area and later fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush around you.
Early morning tea or coffee and then guests pack day packs for a full day trip into the park for our one-of-a-kind ‘pump run’ with a picnic and siesta under the trees at Mfagazaan Pan.
Imvelo’s trademark pump runs combine game viewing in remote areas of the park with practical hands-on conservation. Guests can assist their guide with day-to-day maintenance at the borehole pumps which are the heartbeat of Hwange National Park and its wildlife.
Leisurely afternoon game drive back to the lodge going from pan to pan, weaving our way between the throngs of jostling elephant that come pouring in for the fresh water. It makes for a fun, memorable, and extremely rewarding day.
Showers or bubble baths and then campfire cocktails and aperitifs will be served before your farewell banquet dinner out under the Camelthorn tree.
After morning tea or coffee on your private deck, explore the wilderness one more time on foot, taking a guided early morning walk. On your return enjoy a leisurely breakfast before packing up and heading back to Halfway House where a shuttle vehicle will transfer you to Victoria Falls Airport for your departing flight.
Come and join us on the adventure of a lifetime and an experience like no other!
PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL PACKAGES:
Rates include national park entry fees
Rates for packages that include air transfers are for a minimum of 2 people and these rates are subject to change without prior notice
Children 12 and under – 50%
Some activities are provided through 3rd party suppliers and may be subject to change