If you are pressed for time on your visit to Africa but you wish to visit some of the most prominent locations and lodges in Southern Africa then this safari is for you. Our first night is spent at a boutique guest house in Johannesburg to enable a morning flight to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe the next day. Upon arrival in Bulawayo we will briefly tour this fascinating city with its strong colonial influence before heading to the World Heritage listed Matobo Hills. We will spend the next two nights at the amazing Camp Amalinda where you will have the unique experience of sleeping in suites built into the living rock. During our stay you will have time to explore the unique scenery and history of these ancient hills which are famous not only for their massive balancing rocks but also the art work of the original San (Bushman) inhabitants. A special treat is in store as we will also undertake a special safari to track rhino by both vehicle and on foot.
Our next destination is the vastness of Hwange National Park and the award winning lodge called ‘The Hide’. This family owned safari camp has featured on BBC documentaries and has been awarded the “Best Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe” for sixteen consecutive years. It is here you will not only be pampered but you will have the chance to participate in a variety of wildlife activities ranging from game viewing in specially designed four wheel drives to walking amongst the wildlife with an armed professional guide. Unforgettable memories are made at The Hide as you experience the vastness of the African bush and the wondrous animals that make Hwange their home.
After our time in the bush we now head towards the adventure capital of Africa, the town of Victoria Falls. It is here that arguably the most famous water falls in the world are located and a visit to this World Heritage site will leave you astounded and most probably very wet. Victoria Falls town and the surrounding area has made its reputation also for providing unique activities that are suitable for all ages. You can white water raft, bungy jump, cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, ride an elephant on safari and even walk with lions. The possibilities are almost endless and that is why we spend three days here to enjoy as much as possible. Another special treat awaits at Victoria Falls as you will spend your three days as guests at the most famous hotel in Africa – The Victoria Falls Hotel.
Your final two days in Africa are spent in the neighbouring country of Botswana. It is a relatively short drive between the two nations and our destination is the home of the largest elephant herds on the planet, Chobe National Park and the river for which it is named. It is here that you will have your last chance to fill up any blank spots on your sightings list and in particular we will be searching for the big cats. Your activities are a combination of four wheel drive game viewing and the unique opportunity to look for wildlife by water. Chobe is a great way to finish any safari and you will be able to fly out of Kasane Airport to link with flights home.