Authentic 8 Night Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe holds a special place in my heart! The people and smiling faces tell the story of resilience and life! I have never met such strength in the folks that own these camps and staff the local people who are gracious and grateful. The animals thrive from the love of the lodge owners.

Elephant herds by the hundreds make their way through Hwange with all the water holes the camps have drilled for these loving intelligent creatures. Elephants are the backbone of Africa, true representatives of the land. They are like us humans with the love of their families, the matriarch call the shots to protect her breeding herd. You feel as though you are a part of the soul of the land, the animals, the people and the country.

I have designed this special safari that will give you that ‘feeling’ of being a part of Zimbabwe in every way.

I know you will love it as I do!


Cindi LaRaia

Day 1 - 2 Victoria Falls National Park
Day 3 - 5 Hwange National Park
Day 6 - 8 Mana Pools National Park
Day 9 Light aircraft transfer to Harare International Airport

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: Victoria Falls National Park

Shared Road Transfer - Victoria Falls Airport/town to The Elephant Camp

Elephant Camp is situated on a private concession just 10kms outside Victoria Falls and commands extensive views over natural bush. Located within the Victoria Falls National Park, the camp is close enough to the Falls that guests can enjoy the many optional activities available. Depending on the season, the spray can sometimes be seen in the far distance. 12 luxury canvas units are constructed using solid interior walls and concrete floors, but retain the romantic feel of a safari tent. Attractively appointed using earthy tones, each unit has glass windows and private decks with plunge pools. Elegant central areas feature a traditional colonial ambiance. As the colour fades from endless skies, sip sundowners on the wide viewing decks, before savouring the delicious dinners presented in style.

Elephant Camp guests get to meet the Wild Horizon elephants, and perhaps have lunch at the Lookout Café (on request). Selected in room spa treatments (additional cost) and a complimentary Victoria Falls shuttle are available.

Includes: All meals, local brand drinks, complimentary in room mini bar, lunch at the Lookout Cafe (on request and including drinks), return Victoria Falls Airport transfers, 2 transfers into Victoria Falls town per day and laundry.

Lodge activities include: sundowners at Batoka Gorge, meeting the Wild Horizons elephants (does not include a ride), interaction with Sylvester the Cheetah Ambassador (at Managements discretion), birding and nature walks on the concession, village tour and a visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust

Please note: The elephant interaction gives guests the opportunity to view the elephants at close quarters - it does not include a ride.

Please note: Walking with Sylvester (the Cheetah) can be arranged locally. A USD50.00 donation is requested.

Days 3 - 5: Hwange National Park

Private Transfer - Victoria Falls to Hwange Main Camp

Road Transfer - Hwange Main Camp to Somalisa Camp

Please note: The transfer is conducted as a game drive. The transfer takes an average travel time between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Authentic and luxurious, Somalisa Camp is a tented bush camp located in a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park. Nestled within an acacia forest on the edge of a seasonal floodplain, Somalisa looks out over extensive savannah grasslands - excellent elephant territory. Unassumingly blending into the environment, this stylish camp was carefully built to ensure it maintained an uncompromising focus on the beauty of the region, the game experience and excellent guiding. 7 sail tents are charmingly styled with glass wood-burner fireplaces, gauze sliding doors and decadent vintage baths with views. Spacious split-level decks include a lounge and dining area with the ambiance of a bygone era, and stunning vistas over the busy pan. The elevated plunge pool is great for cooling off during summer days and overlooks the elephant drinking pool.

Includes: All meals, local brand drinks, 2 scheduled safari activities daily, National Park fees, return airstrip transfers and laundry.

Please note: A US$10.00 per person per night contribution to Hwange’s Conservation Wildlife Fund is payable locally on a voluntary basis

Days 6 - 8: Mana Pools National Park

Seat in Aircraft: Manga airstrip to Dandawa airstrip

Please note: Luggage is strictly restricted to 20 kgs per person including hand luggage in a soft bag.
Luggage dimensions are 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30 cm (12 inches) high. No wheels/frames/ rigid structure are allowed.

Please note: VAT exclusive and subject to change should VAT be introduced on transport

An explorer’s paradise within the Mana Pools World Heritage Site, Kanga Camp nestles alongside a seasonal floodplain in a private concession, 15 kms from the Zambezi River. The camp overlooks the area’s only year-round water source available, and during the dry months, this is a busy hub, providing excellent “armchair” game viewing. Kanga offers a rich, African safari experience in a remote, unspoilt location. 4 Meru-style tents and 2 honeymoon/family units afford attractive accommodation with a classic “Out of Africa” ambiance and outdoor bathrooms. Ideal for quiet moments of tranquillity, private verandahs command picturesque vistas over the permanent waters. A large main lounge and dining area are located on the split level decking, overlooking the pan, with exciting views over the animals drawn to drink - the open design of the lodge allows guests to feel a part of the natural surrounds. At the beginning of the season (May) canoeing, full day excursions to the Zambezi River and Chitake Spring visits can be pre-arranged (additional charge). Camp closed 1 December 2015 until 1 April 2016.

Includes: All meals, local brand drinks, 2 scheduled safari activities daily, National Park fees, return airstrip transfers and laundry.

Day 9:

Light Aircraft Transfer: Dandawa airstrip to Harare International Airport

Please note: Luggage is strictly restricted to15 kgs per person in a soft bag + 5 kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage must be declared and may attract an extra fee.

Please note: Passengers weighing over 100 kgs pay for two seats.
VAT exclusive and subject to change should VAT be introduced on transport

Download Detailed Itinerary

Days 1 - 2:

Elephant Camp,
Victoria Falls National Park

Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls National Park

Days 3 - 5:

Somalisa Camp,
Hwange National Park

Somalisa Camp, Hwange  National Park

Days 6 - 8:

Kanga Camp,
Mana Pools National Park

Kanga Camp, Mana Pools National Park