Little Ruckomechi, Mana Pools National Park Bumi Hills, Lake Kariba The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls
13 Days | 12 Nights . Day 1,2,3 & 4: Little Ruckomechi, Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools National Park
The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s striking scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take its pristine riverside forests.
Overnight: Little Ruckomechi
Little Ruckomechi celebrates one of the Zimbabwe’s great wilderness areas. Set amongst the iconic albida trees that characterise the region, the camp is built on wooden decks offering three or four* airy and elegant en-suite tents conveying the romance of a bygone explorer era. The stylish living spaces, including a dining room and lounge as well as a plunge pool, all look out over the great Zambezi River and the Zambian foothills in the distance.
Little Ruckomechi’s location within our private Ruckomechi Concession ensures an exclusive safari experience complete with a diverse range of activities – game drives, boating, canoeing and walks – through which to explore Mana Pools National Park in all its abundance.
Fully Inclusive Drinks (Local Brands) Included
Enjoy a game drive in an area renowned for its large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland.Take an afternoon boat trip on the Zambezi River to watch birds, hippo, elephant and more.Walk with a knowledgeable Zimbabwean guide.Catch-and-release fishing.Canoe down the mighty Zambezi – past many, many hippo!
Day 5, 6, 7 & 8:Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba
The planet’s most voluminous man-made lake, Kariba is a popular tourist destination that was created in the 1950s when the mighty Zambezi was dammed. It stretches for more than 200 kilometres along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, forming a natural boundary between the two countries. The lake’s waters are home to abundant crocodiles, hippos, fish and aquatic birds, while its shoreline and islands are rich with terrestrial game such as elephant and buffalo. It has become one of Zimbabwe’s main tourist attractions offering houseboat holidays, fishing safaris and wonderful game viewing experiences.
Overnight: Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Spa boasts one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations with an elevated position on a range of remote hills overlooking the vastness of Lake Kariba. Bumi is easily accessible by light aircraft and boat, allowing you to be swiftly transported into paradise without the stress of a long journey. Guests are welcomed into luxurious comfort by a team of staff that are unfailingly passionate and committed to ensuring your stay will forever be etched in a treasured part of your memory.
Taking centre stage is the beautiful infinity pool that seems to blend endlessly into the lake horizon. The pool is surrounded by intimate wine and dining terraces on different levels. The lodge interiors have been beautifully finished in a fusion of western and African styles. At the Spa you will have the opportunity to indulge yourself with a visual experience like no other – overlooking Lake Kariba.
The Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is situated on an extensive private wildlife conservation area. Bumi Hills is home to lion, leopard, big herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as a multitude of different plains game. Guests can indulge in superb fishing in the lake waters surrounding the lodge with bream and the fighting tiger fish in abundance. Birding and cultural experiences also abound. Bumi Hills is a dream wedding destination – an incredible setting for a wedding whilst enjoying special time with family and friends surrounded by the lake and a myriad of wildlife! Another option is to hold a management conference or reward for your achievers and host a break away at this very special destination.
Full Board and Activities Drinks (Local Brands) Included
Game drive on the concessionBoat CruisesSpend time in a photographic ‘hide’Guided WalksFishingTonga Village Tour
Day 9, 10 & 11:The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi river at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.
Overnight: The Elephant Camp
Situated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp and The Elephant Camp West offer breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls’ spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. This intimate lodge is within easy reach of Victoria Falls and is secluded in its own private game reserve. Guests are accommodated in exclusive luxury tented suites. The independent Elephant Camp West facility offers secluded suites each boasting a private viewing deck over the gorge and a private plunge pool. Other facilities include a comfortable lounge, bar and dining area and a range of spa treatments available in the comfort of your own room.
Full Board and Activities Drinks (Local Brands) Included
Meeting the Wild Horizons Elephants.Interaction with Sylvester, Ambassador Cheetah (At management’s discretion).Birding & Nature Walks on their concession.Sundowners at the Batoka GorgeA Village Tour- see rural Zimbabwean life ﬁrst hand.Lunch at the Lookout Café (Including drinks).Visiting the the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFTW), a conservation non-proﬁt
Day 12: The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Small plane charter flight (seat rate) from HRE International Airport to Little Ruckomechi4 nights fully inclusive basis at Little RuckomechiSmall plane charter flight (seat rate) from Little Ruckomechi to Bumi4 nights fully inclusive basis at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge & SpaSmall plane charter flights (seat rate) from Bumi to VFA Domestic AirportScheduled airport transfer from VFA Domestic Airport to The Elephant Camp4 nights fully inclusive basis at The Elephant CampScheduled airport transfer from The Elephant Camp to VFA International Airport.
Visa’s for ZimbabweTravel InsuranceRegional & International flightsAdditional meals, drinks & activities not specifiedAirport departure tax – currently US$15.00 pp payable in cash direct at the airport prior to departureNational Park Fees – currently US$30.00 ppp entrance (Victoria Falls Rainforest)Items of personal nature and gratuities.
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