Elephant's Eye Tented Camp

ITINERARY

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Ilala Lodge

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, where you will spend the next two nights. The rest of the day will be at your leisure, to relax beside the pool or participate in some of the optional activities available, such as a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls.

This first night you will have the pleasure of enjoying a tasteful and satisfying dinner at Ilala Lodge.

Overnight: Ilala Lodge or similar (Rooms with private bathroom, pool, restaurant and bar area)

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Victoria Falls

Today you will take a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls and have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to explore the town or participate in the various optional activities available. In the evening you will enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Overnight: Ilala Lodge or similar

Meals: Breakfast


Day 3: Victoria Falls – Hwange

Elephant’s Eye Lodge

Elephant’s Eye Pool
Elephant’s Eye Watering Hole
5 Night Safari – Victoria Falls and Hwange

After breakfast, a road transfer will take you to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Eco-Lodge, which is situated 13 km from the main camp of Hwange National Park. After arrival, you can either relax on your private veranda or in the pool area, before your first activity. Choose between a game drive in the Hwange National Park or on the Elephant’s Eye, a private concession. Alternatively, you can join a visit to a local village, where locals will host you and share some information on their lifestyle.

Overnight: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange (Chalets with open-plan bathroom, double basins and outdoor shower, private veranda, fireplace, pool, restaurant and bar area, viewing deck)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Hwange National Park

Today is spent on a game drive in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approximately 14 650 km2. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of Victoria Falls. Because of its close proximity to the Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna and a plethora of African wildlife.

There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded here. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is considered world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world. Experience parts of this national park on game drives and you will discover a variety of animals, including some predators among them.

Overnight: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Hwange

This morning you will go on a game drive to continue your search for African wildlife. The afternoon is at your leisure, either beside the swimming pool, having sundowners on the viewing deck, or participating in some of the optional activities available.

Overnight: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast at our lodge before your 2½ hour drive back to Victoria Falls Airport, where you embark on your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast


WISHING YOU A SAFE JOURNEY HOME.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN HWANGE

Walking Safari
Painted Dog Conservation Centre

(Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, offers complimentary transfers to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre. Please book activities in advance or contact the reception desk.)

SPA treatments at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

  • 60 Minute Deep Tissue Neck & Shoulder Massage
  • 60 Minute Swedish Neck & Shoulder Massage
  • 60 Minute Relaxing Neck & Shoulder Massage

For more information, and additional treatments kindly visit the spa.


ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Ra-Ikane Cruise

The Ra-Ikane boat was named after one of David Livingstone’s guides who led him to the Victoria Falls. The boat was handmade and is luxuriously finished with teak superstructure, brass fittings, and club chairs, providing guests with a taste of Victorian splendour in the heart of Africa. The boat also has a bar and toilet on board.

The cruise is on the Zambezi River, and you will definitely experience a spectacular sunset, natural beauty, and many animal sightings.

To ensure all guests are satisfied, the boat is staffed with a boat captain, guide, hostess, and a waiter.


ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls, with the National Park bordering the front lawns of this elegant boutique-style property.

Spacious rooms lead out to either a balcony or the manicured gardens, offering a view of the spray from the mighty Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls). All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and the in-room amenities include satellite TV, air-conditioning, overhead fan, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, electronic safe, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Palm restaurant gives you the chance to dine under the African stars, whilst enjoying sumptuous cuisine. The crystal clear swimming pool offers a cool respite from the midday sun whilst delicious cocktails await you at the pool bar. Ilala Lodge truly provides distinguished accommodation whilst evoking an ambience of a bygone era.

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is located on a 2500 hectare private concession, a mere 13 km away from the entrance to Hwange National Park.

Attention to detail and friendly service in the heart of the African bush will set you at ease as you escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world in immerse yourself in this striking environment. Enjoy the serenity and beautiful views overlooking a busy waterhole frequented by elephants and other resident game, allowing you to feel at one with nature.

Spacious, tented en-suite chalets fitted with king/twin beds and decorated in natural hues, provide a comfortable and private abode from the elements. Elephant’s Eye provides a thrilling experience in a natural environment. Personalised service is guaranteed with guides accompanying clients to and from communal areas and chalets ensuring that individual needs are met at all times.


Includes:

  • Return airport transfers,
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Ilala Lodge, including breakfast daily
  • 1 Dinner at Ilala Lodge
  • Ra-ikane sunset cruise on the Zambezi River (including drinks, high tea & snacks, transfers & river usage fees)
  • Tour of the Falls (excl. park fees)
  • Road Transfer to Hwange
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, including all meals, drinks, laundry and game drives
  • Road Transfer to Victoria Falls

Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature such as souvenirs, etc.
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Meals & drinks not stipulated
  • Please note these rates are subject to availability and may change according to the rate of exchange fluctuations.
  • Flights can be arranged on request.