South Africa/Zimbabwe - A Private Tour
11 days/10 nights | April 17-27, 2021
• 10 breakfasts,
• 9 lunches
• 9 dinners
• Bottled water included with meals
• Transfers to and from Johannesburg airport
• All accommodations from start to end of tour
• All transportation and flights during the tour
• All included group activities
• A full-time Two Dog Travel tour director with you and available 24/7
• Private jeep and English-speaking guide during all safaris
What's not included
• Zimbabwe Visa ($30 USD in cash upon arrival into Zimbabwe..
• Airfare, airport taxes and other transportation to and from Johannesburg Airport
• Alcoholic beverages at dinners in Victoria Falls
• Personal charges such as laundry (except in Victoria Falls), telephone calls, rooms service, mini-bar, souvenirs
• Private excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
• Optional gratuities for safari guides, drivers, porters and chambermaids
• Optional gratuity for your Tour Dog Travel tour director
• Single supplement if not sharing a room
The tour begins and ends at Johannesburg International Airport.
NOTE: This tour is a private tour for a group of friends celebrating anniversaries. If this itinerary interests you and you'd like to have Two Dog Travel create it or something similar for your family or friends, please let us know. We offer private tours for groups all over the world.
Day 1 - Overnight Bomani Tented Camp - D
On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport someone will be waiting for you to fast track through the airport to our connecting flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, our group will be met at the arrivals hall and be escorted to to our waiting shared charter flight to Bomani Tented Camp, a luxurious tented lodge situated in a private concession of the magnificent Ngamo Plains, on the edge of the remote and unspoilt south eastern corner of Hwange National Park. Bomani is famous for its unique scenery as well as its large herds of elephants and all other animals and birdlife resident in Hwange. After your long day of flying you'll have time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 2 - Overnight Bomani Tented Camp - B, L, D
Today we'll sleep in a bit before we enjoy breakfast at the lodge. We'll then head out to visit a local village and school in rural Matabeleland. We'll learn about the lives of the locals and get to meet and talk with them. After our visit we'll enjoy our first jeep safari in Hwange National Park. After our first full day we'll relax at the lodge before dinner.
Day 3 - Overnight Bomani Tented Camp - B, L, D
After breakfast we’ll depart for a full day of game drives. Hwange is elephant country and much of the game viewing relates to magnificent opportunities to view these, the world's largest land mammals. We're sure to have an amazing day in this beautiful area of Africa. After our game drive we'll head back to our tented camp where we'll have some free time before dinner.
OPTIONAL for a fee: Horsebackriding- The open grasslands and forest groves of the Ngamo Plains around Camelthorn and Bomani Lodges are among the most scenic areas of Hwange and this special scenery is ideal for horse-riding. If you're interested in seeing the area by horseback during free time or one of the safari times, please let Two Dog Travel know and we will set it up for you.
Day 4 - Overnight Victoria Falls Safari Club- B, L, D
After breakfast, we'll leave Bomani on a game drive to the Ngamo sidings, after which we’ll enjoy a unique type of safari on a train ride on the Elephant Express that will take us along the border of the park to Dete railway station. This is a fun way to see the park and travel toward Victora Falls. From Dete we’ll then transfer by road to Victoria Falls Safari Club, our home for the next few days. We’ll arrive early afternoon. On this first afternoon, we’ll enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, sipping delicious drinks on the luxurious Signature Deck as the sun goes down. After the cruise we’ll have dinner at the club's restaurant.
Day 5 - Overnight Victoria Falls Safari Club- B, L, D
After breakfast, it's time to see the magnificent Victoria Falls. We'll have a guided tour that takes us through the rainforest and in to ‘the smoke that thunders’. (Take a rain jacket!) After our tour, we'll travel back to the lodge in time for a Vulture Culture lunch. This spectacle includes a delicious lunch at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, during which meat is placed out for the local vulture population. With many rare-breeds in the area, this is an important source of food for the vultures, and you will get to see them feeding while learning a little bit more about one of the most important animals in the African ecosystem. After free time in the afternoon, we’ll have dinner at The Boma Restaurant. Here we'll put on the traditional colorful dress, enjoy a buffet dinner while watching a fun drumming display. You'll even get to try a bit of drumming yourself. It's sure to be a fun night that will be remembered forever.
Day 6 - Overnight Victoria Falls Safari Club- B, L, D
Today we’ll have a leisurely morning at the lodge, enjoying the pool and surroundings. Or perhaps you’ll choose to take the free shuttle into town and do some exploring and shopping. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in another Vulture Culture Lunch. You also have the option to add a Village Tour for an additional fee. After lunch it'll be time to experience Victoria Falls from a different perspective as we take a helicopter ride over the Falls, something you’ll most definitely never forget. In the evening we’ll have dinner at the Safari Club restaurant.
Day 7-10 - Overnight Kapama Southern Camp - B, L, D
After breakfast and some free time, we’ll transfer to the Livingstone Airport for our flight to Kruger. On arrival at Kruger Mpumulanga Airport, our Kapama guides will be waiting to collect us for the transfer into the Kapama reserve and our stay at the Southern Camp, our home for the next four nights. After lunch at the camp and some free time, we'll enjoy our first safari in Kapama Private Reserve. We be on the lookout for the Big 5, stop along the way to enjoy our sundowner drinks and snacks before finishing our evening safari. In the evening we'll enjoy dinner at the camp.
Day 8-10 - Overnight Kapama Southern Camp - B, L, D
Our next two days will look something like this:
Tea, coffee and rusks in the dining room
Fepart for morning safari
Stop for hot drinks and snacks
Return to the lodge for a full breakfast
Free time to enjoy the pool, spa or one of the optional activities.
Gather for a decadent high tea
Depart for afternoon safari
Stop for sundowner drinks and snacks
Arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
Dinner is served
Between our morning and afternoon safaris,, you may choose to book some of the optional activities offered at Kapama for an additional fee.
Day 11 - B
Unfortunately it’s time to go home. After breakfast we’ll be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for a direct flight to Johannesburg to connect to our international flight home.