4 days from £1175pp plus international flights.
Many visitors to Victoria Falls stay for one or maybe two nights and leave without seeing all they wanted to. This three night stay at Elephant Camp affords you the opportunity to do a lot of the other activities that are on offer. There are activities covering all bases in this itinerary. A guided visit to the falls, followed by a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Both the elephant interaction and meeting Sylvester the cheetah ambassador have a strong conservation and education message to the activity. You can spend time relaxing at the lodge or taking in the beautiful sunsets at Batonka Gorge. Before you go make sure you have time to visit the local village and meet the villagers and spend a little time with them. Birding and nature walks are offered at the camp too, so there really is something for everyone.
Touchdown at Victoria Falls Airport and you will be met and transferred to your lodge, Elephant Camp. It's just 15km to the Lodge and you can relax and enjoy the scenery along the way. Don't worry about not being in the town itself. This stay will afford you the opportunity to experience the best of the Falls themselves and also enjoy the seclusion of staying in a private concession with some unique activities on offer. This evening you will be able to settle in and relax in the lounge, and enjoy sundowners at Batoka Gorge. Return to camp for a delicious meal. These are usually served in the main dining area, however, during your stay you may also request a romantic meal on the private deck of your room. All inclusive.
There's a lot to do during your stay here so in no particular order, here goes..... All transfers to and from activities will be arranged so you don't need to worry, you can just enjoy everything. Have lunch with a view at the Lookout Café. Perched 120 metres above the turbulent Zambezi River, the café overhangs the impressive chasm of Batonka Gorge, with the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge in the background. Then head to town for a guided tour of the falls themselves, the guides are a font of knowledge on the history of the area and the falls - he will even help you get some good photos. You can then follow this up with an activity not to be missed - a sunset luxury boat cruise on the Zambezi. Spot the wildlife as you travel along the river enjoying a drink and gourmet canapes. Elephants, hippo, crocs and a plethora of birds are regularly seen. Return back to the lodge for dinner and a good night's rest. All inclusive..
Another action packed day starting with a meeting with the famous cheetah ambassador, Sylvestor. He's a credit to his species and raises awareness of cheetah conservation. Still on a conservation theme you will visit the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary and Orphanage where you will have the chance to learn about the elephant herd, their stories and conservation struggles, then you have the amazing opportunity to interact with some of the elephants, an unforgettable experience. Next head to a nearby rural village where you will see local villagers going about their daily life, chat and interact with them and see rural Zimbabwean life ﬁrst hand. Head back to the camp for sundowners and more delicious food. All inclusive..
After breakfast, take advantage of your location and enjoy an informative birding and nature walk, there are some beautiful birds in this area, then unfortunately it's time to pack your bags ready for your transfer back to the airport in time to catch your onward flight. Breakfast
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1175 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide price pp sharing: 11 Jan to 31 March and 1 Nov to 20 Dec £1175. April to October £1425.
Accommodation, all meals, local house wines and beers, return transfers from Victoria Falls airport, two return transfers to Victoria Falls Town per day, laundry. Activities included: meeting the Wild Horizons elephants, sundowners at the Batoka Gorge, interaction with Sylvester the cheetah ambassador,birding and nature walks on the concession, village Tour, visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, lunch at the Lookout Cafe, guided tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe, sunset luxury boat cruise.
International flights and taxes; visas; vaccinations; travel insurance; tips; items of a personal nature.
Getting there: This trip starts and finishes at Victoria Falls Airport and is based on a 3 night stay at Elephant Camp. If you prefer to stay in a different lodge or hotel, just let us know and we can tailor make the trip for you.
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Time: GMT + 2 hours
Flight time: Flights from UK to Harare or Victoria Falls are usually via Johannesburg and can take 12+ hours, although once the new Victoria Falls airport is fully operational there may be an option of direct flights – watch this space.
Language: English is the official language of Zimbabwe. Shona or Ndebele are also widely spoken by the majority of the population.
Visas: Visas are required for UK passport holders and can be obtained on entry into Zimbabwe.
Health: Malaria is a risk in many areas of Zimbabwe.