Zimbabwe Family Safari (9n) – Classic

Zimbabwe Family Safari (9n) – Classic

  • Days 1–3 : Victoria Falls
  • Days 4–6 : Hwange National Park
  • Days 6–9 : Hwange National Park
  • Price From : $13,028 - based on a family of four
  • Duration : 9 nights
  • Best Months : Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Countries : Zimbabwe

The Hide and Camp Hwange in Hwange National Park are camps with almost mythical status. These two camps sum up the sheer quality of Zimbabwe's safari in an exceptional park. Combine them with Victoria Falls, and you have a superb family safari.

This trip is fabulous for families! It involves two very exciting destinations – Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. This combination guarantees a great range of activities, from wet-and-wild watersports to elephant interactions to amazing game drives in a classic Big Five safari area!

We use three high-quality properties. In the Victoria Falls region, you will stay at The Elephant Camp. This camp has a stunning position between the Masuwe river and the Zambezi gorges – there are views of the Falls’ spray! Next up is The Hide Safari Camp, a comfortable camp on the south-east border of Hwange National Park, overlooking a busy waterhole. And your final few days will be spent at Camp Hwange, which is in the western region of the park and also boasts views of a bustling waterhole!

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The prices below are based on two adults and two children aged under 12 years travelling together and please note that the prices are approximate. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your holiday. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx $13,028 - based on a family of four in low season

To approx $18,926 - based on a family of four in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.

The Hide and Camp Hwange in Hwange National Park are camps with almost mythical status. These two camps sum up the sheer quality of Zimbabwe's safari in an exceptional park. Combine them with Victoria Falls, and you have a superb family safari.

This trip is fabulous for families! It involves two very exciting destinations – Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. This combination guarantees a great range of activities, from wet-and-wild watersports to elephant interactions to amazing game drives in a classic Big Five safari area!

We use three high-quality properties. In the Victoria Falls region, you will stay at The Elephant Camp. This camp has a stunning position between the Masuwe river and the Zambezi gorges – there are views of the Falls’ spray! Next up is The Hide Safari Camp, a comfortable camp on the south-east border of Hwange National Park, overlooking a busy waterhole. And your final few days will be spent at Camp Hwange, which is in the western region of the park and also boasts views of a bustling waterhole!

Days 1–3 Victoria Falls

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On Day 1 of your family trip, you will fly out to Victoria Falls and transfer by road to The Elephant Camp. This property’s position, on a ridge in between the Masuwe river and the Zambezi gorges, provides breathtaking views over Victoria Falls National Park to the spray from the Falls on the horizon! The communal areas comprise a lavish lounge and an elegant dining space adjoining a bar. All flows out on to a deck where you can enjoy al-fresco meals, look out for the local wildlife, and take a dip in the property’s plunge pool! The Elephant Camp has two sets of suites, named Main and West, with twelve and four suites respectively – West tends to be booked for exclusive use. The suites are luxurious, with air conditioning, comfy beds, a tea-and-coffee station, a mini-bar, a well-appointed bath- and shower room, and a lounge area connecting on to a private deck. Every suite faces Victoria Falls gorge, so the views are really spectacular! The camp offers a wonderful range of activities. These include Falls tours, birding and nature walks on the camp’s own concession, visits to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, sundowners at the Bakota Gorge, excursions to the local village, and elephant interactions. Extras include game drives, canopy tours, white water rafting, river cruises, scenic helicopter flights, and more!

Board basis and activities:
Full-board accommodation including all meals, selection of house alcoholic drinks, mini-bar drinks, return transfers to Victoria Falls airport, two transfers to Victoria Falls Town daily, birding and nature walks on the concession, sundowners at the Bakota Gorge, visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, tour of Victoria Falls, and a laundry service.

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Days 4–6 Hwange National Park

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After your few days in Victoria Falls, it is time to head to Hwange! You will transfer by road to The Hide Safari Camp. This camp is situated on the south-east border of the national park, within its own concession. It overlooks a waterhole that often attracts elephant and giraffe! The communal areas are found in a classic timber-and-thatch A-frame structure, with two floors. On the ground floor, there is a lovely sun lounge and dining room, while upstairs has a larger lounge and a viewing area. Outside, there is a plunge pool! The Hide has ten tented suites, in three categories. You will stay in two classic rooms. This option includes a ceiling fan, a tea-and-coffee station, an en-suite bathroom featuring indoor bath and outdoor shower, and a veranda for enjoying the spectacular scenery! As far as activities are concerned, there is plenty to keep the kids busy! Four activities per day are available – these include morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, and wildlife viewing from the many hides dotted around the concession. Concentrations of animals both in The Hide’s concession and in Hwange National Park are seriously impressive – you can look out for all Big Five, plus numerous other predators and herbivores. And there are hundreds of species of bird!

Board basis and activities:
Full-board accommodation including all meals, teas and coffees, local drinks, house wine, up to four activities per day, and a laundry service.

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Days 6–9 Hwange National Park

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Now it’s time for the last part of your trip. You will remain in Hwange, transferring by road to Camp Hwange! This is a sumptuous camp in the western region of the national park. A major attraction here is the waterhole close to camp, in Shumba Pans, as this is popular with a lot of local wildlife. The communal lodge is constructed in the traditional style, from timber, stone, and thatch. It contains a large lounge, an elegant dining area, and a full bar. Just outside, there is a fire-pit! The guest accommodation at Camp Hwange consists of just eight tents, all with canvas walls and a thatched roof. Each is simply yet pleasantly furnished and includes a ceiling fan, comfy double or twin beds, a tea-and-coffee station, and en-suite facilities such as solar-heated shower. In front of every tent is an outdoor seating area, where you can relax and enjoy wonderful views of the waterhole! Other opportunities to check out the local wildlife abound, in game drives and spending time in Camp Hwange’s hides. You can expect to see such species as lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra, kudu, crocodile, and hippo! And the bird count is phenomenal too.

Board basis and activities:
Full-board accommodation including all meals, all beverages, all activities, parks fees, flying doctor, and a laundry service.

On Day 10, you will transfer by road back to Victoria Falls for your international flight home.

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