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Matopo Hills, Hwange and The Falls

Itinerary Overview

For those looking to explore different areas of Zimbabwe, this is the itinerary for you. Camp Amalinda is an African inspired refuge, where world-class facilities combine with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty, for which the Matobo Hills is so celebrated. Khulu Ivory, “Grandfather of Ivory”, offers guests luxurious and private accommodation accompanied with old world hospitality. Zambezi Sands provides a wealth of opportunities for drives and walks with experienced guides, while the Zambezi River itself invites exploration by inflatable canoe or motorised launch.

Itinerary

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Day 1UK Departure

UK Departure

Depart London Heathrow on an overnight flight on British Airways to Johannesburg.

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Days 2-4Camp Amalinda, Matopos Hills

Camp Amalinda, Matopos Hills

Morning arrival and connecting flight to Bulawayo where you will be met and taken to Camp Amalinda for a three night stay on full board basis with local drinks and game drives included. National park fees to be paid locally. Nestled among the granite domes of the Matopos Hills is Camp Amalinda, a peaceful retreat that is very much a part of the environment. The nine thatched rooms and suites combine luxury with the natural environment incorporating the rocks into the structure of the rooms.  The main lodge areas enjoy panoramic views of the hills and guests can relax in the cosy library, choose a wine from the cave wine cellar or take a swim in the pool overlooking a waterhole. The lodge also offers spa treatments for those wishing to include a little pampering with their game viewing and sight seeing experience in the Motopos.

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Days 5-7Khulu Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park

Khulu Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park

Today you will transfer by road to Hwange National Park for a three night stay at Khulu Ivory Lodge on full board basis with local drinks, park fees and game activities (game drives and walks) included. Set within a private concession adjacent to Hwange National Park, Khulu Ivory is the smaller, smarter sister of Ivory Lodge. Perfect for couples, this intimate lodge has just six rooms and the waterhole and ancient riverbed in front of camp allow close up views of a steady procession of game including the herds of elephant that Hwange is so famous for. Watch out for elephants drinking from the pool!

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Days 8-10Zambezi Sands River Camp, Victoria Falls

Zambezi Sands River Camp, Victoria Falls

Today you will travel by road to Victoria Falls and a three night stay at Zambezi Sands River Camp on full board basis with local drinks, park fees and activities included. Rather than staying in the busy tourist town of Victoria Falls, retreat upriver to Zambezi Sands which enjoys a lovely, peaceful location on the banks of the Zambezi river. The huge tents offer space and privacy with a lounge area and a splash pool on the deck overlooking the river. While you will want to visit the falls themselves and maybe enjoy some of the other activities in the area such as helicopter trips and white water rafting for the adventurous, the camp offers a number of ways to explore the river and the National Park including sunset cruises, canoeing and game drives and walks with an expert guide.

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Day 11Departure

Departure

You will be taken to the airport for your afternoon flight to Johannesburg and connecting overnight flight on British Airways to London Heathrow.

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Day 12UK Arrival

UK Arrival

Early morning arrival into Heathrow

  • UK Departure
  • Camp Amalinda, Matopos Hills
  • Khulu Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park
  • Zambezi Sands River Camp, Victoria Falls
  • Departure
  • UK Arrival

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