based on 7 nights inc. flights & daily experiences
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Take a guided canoe trip along the mighty Zambezi
View the magnificent Victoria Falls
Experience incredible Zimbabwean guiding on safari in Hwange
Explore Hwange's famous waterholes which attract large herds of elephants
There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 Celsius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.
In Hwange, from mid May through to early August the days are warm and clear but the night time temperatures can drop below freezing. September through to May is generally hot in the day and warm at night, Hwange sees rain from late November to April. The best time for game viewing is from August to early November, water is scarce, the bush has died back and game congregates around the pumped waterholes. Birdlife is prolific during the rainy season, and although the game has dispersed due to readily available surface water, this is still a great time to experience Hwange as the National Park hums with life.
This week long itinerary combines two of Zimbabwe’s major highlights, the raging waters of UNESCO world heritage site Victoria Falls and the wildlife rich Hwange National Park. Explore the Zambezi river by canoe or motorboat, visit the awe-inspiring falls, go in search of wildlife on 4x4 game drives and jump aboard the elephant express on a unique train journey through Hwange National Park.
Arrive into Victoria Falls International Airport and transfer through the Zambezi National Park with chances of spotting elephants and other wildlife. Spend three nights on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river where activities include canoe and motorboat excursions, 4x4 game drives, walking safaris or maybe even try your hand at fishing. Nearby Victoria Falls town offers an array of activities such as visits to the raging Falls, a selection of craft markets and cafes, or if you're feeling more adventurous, take to the skies in a helicopter or microlight.
Take a road transfer to Dete Siding near the entrance of Hwange National Park where you will jump aboard the Elephant Express. Enjoy a two hour journey on an open sided rail car across 70km of scenic open plains, keeping your eyes peeled for sightings of animals such as wildebeest, elephant and other large game. Your rail adventure will take you to your home for the next four nights. During your stay in Hwange National Park you will explore the region on 4x4 game drives in search of lions and other incredible predators, get up close to smaller fauna and flora on walking safaris, look for elusive nocturnal species on night drives and learn more about Zimbabwean culture on village visits.
Head out with your highly experienced professional safari guide in a converted 4x4 game-viewing vehicle. Game drives are a great way to cover lots of ground when out on safari, enjoy a very interactive experience and introduction to the area.
Take a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls to witness one of the seven wonders of the natural world from the air. A flight over the falls gives a dramatic perspective of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
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Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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