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Highlights of the Victoria Falls big 5 safari

  • We spend 3 nights at Ilala Lodge, just an 8 minute walk from Victoria Falls
  • soak up the splendor of the rain forests overlooking the falls themselves
  • complimentary dinner and tour of the Falls
  • plenty of time for intense game viewing in Zambezi National Park
  • it’s just a short flight to Hwange for 3 nights in the heart of the National Park. (The reserve is on the north eastern border with Botswana so it shares the same eco system as Chobe)
  • we’ll stay at Davison’s Camp
  • accommodation in charming en-suite tents overlooking the waterhole or plains

Best time to do this safari tour

Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park are great year round destinations. The rainforest around the Falls is always soaked in the spray from the Falls.

  • May to October – dry season when Hwange is at its very best. Large herds of elephants and other animals come to the waterholes to drink.
  • April, May and September – the temperatures are pleasant with little rain.
  • Do take some time to read these notes on our “secret seasons in Africa” as you’re most likely to miss the crowds and get the best prices.

See ‘useful info’ below for seasonal rates and optional activities

An excellent value Big 5 safari available year round

(Photos courtesy Tami Walker)

ItineraryFrom $2409

Day 1 Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Day 1 Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

You'll be met on arrival by our driver for the 35 minute transfer to Ilala Lodge, your base for 3 nights. Time to arrange your sunset cruise and tour of the Falls.

Day 2 - Activities during your stay at Ilala Lodge Day 2 - Activities during your stay at Ilala Lodge

You will be picked up from the Lodge for your day trip to Chobe National Park. Plenty of time to explore before returning back to Victoria Falls and Ilala Lodge for the night.

Day 3 Escorted tour of the World Heritage Site Day 3 Escorted tour of the World Heritage Site

Vic Falls is a bucket list must see and you're about to find out why! One of the natural wonders of the world. 1700m wide and a 100m drop. Take a raincoat, the spray is constant all year round!

Day 4 Depart for Hwange National Park Day 4 Depart for Hwange National Park

You'll be met and driven to Victoria Falls Airport where you'll meet your pilot ready for a short scheduled flight to Hwange National Park, game viewing transfer to camp approx. 40 minutes drive.

Day 5-6 Davison's Camp, Hwange NP Day 5-6 Davison's Camp, Hwange NP

Game drives in 4x4 Land Rovers, Guided nature walks, Evening drives with red filtered spotlight for nocturnal animals, Sundowner drives, Village & school visits (must be arranged prior to arrival).

Day 7 Depart Davison's Camp for Victoria Falls Day 7 Depart Davison's Camp for Victoria Falls

Final game drive en-route to the Linkwasha airstrip in time for a scheduled flight to Victoria Falls (at a pre-arranged time).

View full digital itinerary here
Useful info How to get thereReviews

How to get there

Following major improvements at Victoria Falls International Airport, it’s now easy to access from across the globe with British Airways, South African Airways, Kenyan Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.

Reviews

Victoria Falls Big 5 Special

"Victoria Falls Big 5 Special – September Hi Mark, Feedback all very positive. We had a fantastic time, all the transfers and logistics went very smoothly which can make or"

Daniel S read more >>
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe and Hwange

"We were impressed with all aspects of our safari. The Ilala lodge was lovely and also handy in terms of location to the Falls and town. "

Cathy P read more >>
Victoria Falls-Hwange Wonderful Itinerary

"Zimbabwe-November The Victoria Falls itinerary was wonderful. Ilala Lodge, Shockwave Rafting, and the Sunset Cruise were all excellent and I can strongly recommend these. The climb up the gorge after"

Brian G read more >>
Victoria Falls, Hwange Rhino project

"Truly moving, emotional and inspiring. We loved everything about Zimbabwe, it's beauty, it's people, it's wildlife, the list is endless! "

Andrew and Simon read more >>
Zimbabwe & Mauritius – outstanding trip!

"Hi Ang, Just want to let you know that my husband and I thought this trip was outstanding! First of all, all the flights were on time. We were a"

Camille Globerman read more >>
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique

"Hi, Liz! I do have some comments that I would l like to make regarding the trip which was overall, spectacular and amazing. I had a wonderful time!. I LOVED"

Charlene read more >>

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