Discover Zimbabwe's natural beauty on this adventurous five-day safari itinerary. In Hwange National Park activities like whitewater rafting and ziplining at Victoria Falls before spending two days at a safari camp in Hwange National Park. If you've always dreamed of heading out to the savanna to get close to elephants and lions, then this trip will deliver heart-pounding thrills.
Transfer to the Mavuradonha Wilderness (normal arrival time before lunch). You can do a land or light aircraft charter from Harare. Relax in the comfort of Kopje Tops Lodge, and get to know your horse with a sun downer ride before dinner.
Your day starts with a wake-up call accompanied by tea or coffee in your room. Then enjoy a full breakfast at the Lodge, before setting out for your day in the saddle. The route generally follows the direction of the Tingwa River – but as there are elephant to track, and cave paintings to see, plus swimming in waterfalls, there are likely to be a few diversions. Lunch is normally enjoyed at a suitable swimming and sun bathing spot. You reach your overnight accommodation (Bat Caves Camp), in time to witness the evening flight of the bats.
A leisurely breakfast this morning, before setting off for a day tracking game through the tributaries of the lower Tingwa, Dateema and Mashonjeri Rivers. There is nothing like catching up with a herd of elephant you have been tracking for hours. No guarantee of finding them but that is half the fun and experience of learning about the bush. Return to Bat Caves for a second night.
Breakfast at about 7.30 before heading out for the return journey. You can decide on the type of terrain you want to ride and how hard or easy it should be – and you can work out the route with your guide. Terrain is diverse, with some mountainous paths, or tracks next to rivers, and across small open plains. There are at least ten different ways back through eight different Valleys ensuring you never take the same path home. Arrive back into Kopje Tops Lodge in the later afternoon.
The five day safari includes a full day’s ride out from Kopje Tops with an optional second night at the lodge. A very popular ride, this day takes you through the African Villages to the West of the Mavuradonhas. Guided by members of staff who live in the local village, you will gain a fascinating insight into the ways of the rural African peoples and get a glimpse of their culture and beliefs
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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