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Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa lying between the Limpopo and Zambezi Rivers and known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. The wonders of the landscape are matched by a variety and density of wildlife comparable with the world’s best, and the country has no fewer than four World Heritage Sites, as registered by UNESCO; the famous Victoria Falls, beautiful and bountiful Mana Pools National Park, Matobo Hills and the great medieval African cities of Khami and Great Zimbabwe.
Hwange National Park is the largest wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe, occupying roughly 14,650 sq. km. It is in the northwest corner of the country, about one-hour south of Victoria Falls by air and is distinctive by its deep Kalahari sands which blew across the continent aeons ago and now support ancient hardwood forests, savannah grasslands and acacia trees. Visitors to Hwange are guaranteed to see an incredible range of wildlife, with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the park's elephant population is one of the largest in the world, the last estimate being 44,000 from a recent aerial survey.
Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a beautiful 2,196 sq. km wildlife conservation area in northern Zimbabwe. Mana means "four" in Shona, (one of the main vernacular languages in Zimbabwe) and it refers to the number of large permanent pools left by the Zambezi River as it flows into the flood plain. Mana is known as one of Africa’s best game viewing areas, as many large animals come here in search of water. It is also an excellent area for fishing, of course, and birdwatching, being rich in vegetation diversity from river frontage to forests of mahogany, wild fig, acacia albida and baobabs.
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Ilala Lodge.
Ilala is a family-run hotel that offers luxury and comfort in the heart of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nestled in attractive gardens, the well-appointed hotel is a mere eight-minute walk from Victoria Falls. Ideally located with easy for guests to access all the historical sites, restaurants and activities available in Victoria Falls. ILALA LODGE
Itinerary Ilala Lodge Victoria Falls 2 nights; The Hide, Hwange National Park, 3 nights; Changa Safari Camp, Lake Kariba, 2 nights & John’s Camp, Mana Pools National Park, 3 nights.
Rates from US$5955 per person sharing.
Includes Ilala is on bed and breakfast basis plus one dinner. The Hide, Changa & John’s Camp - all safari activities, meals, bar (premium drinks extra), laundry, road transfers plus flights starting Victoria Falls and ending Harare.
Excludes international flights, airport taxes, visa fees, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
Valid May - November.