Klipspringer Safari: In full
This safari spends 3 nights at Ivory Lodge just north of Hwange National Park, home to the famous Presidential Elephants. It then takes in 3 nights at Camp Amalinda in the stunning Matobo Hills much further south. The safari ends with 2 nights at The Bulawayo Club, a very interesting finishing point where you can explore this historic old city using this historic old hotel as your base.
Starting from London Heathrow, your scheduled overnight flight
with British Airways
will take you to Johannesburg from where you will connect on to Victoria Falls.
3 nights at Ivory Lodge (full board & activities) | Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
On arrival in Victoria Falls you'll be collected from Victoria Falls Airport and transferred by road to Ivory Lodge
. This transfer is on tarred road in an air-conditioned mini-bus travelling through villages and picturesque countryside. At around mid-afternoon you'll arrive at Ivory Lodge. You'll have enough time to get settled into your chalet, grab a bite to eat and then head out on your first activity, probably a 4WD game drive to explore the area. This is your base for the next few nights.
3 nights at Amalinda (full board & activities) | Matobo Hills National Park, Zimbabwe
You’ll travel to your next camp along the tarred road you left when turning off to Ivory Lodge and go beyond Bulawayo to the historic Matobo Hills National Park. After a transfer of around 4 hours you’ll arrive at Camp Amalinda
. You’ll immediately notice the stark contrast between the flatter eastern Hwange area you’ve just left and the gigantic rocky outcrops of the Matobo Hills. In terms of area covered this camp matches the massive scale of the landscape and from the large swimming pool and bar area at the foot of an ancient granite kopje all the way up to the main area and chalets further up the slope you’ll be welcomed by friendly staff and amazed by the fantastic views.
2 nights at Bulawayo Club (bed & breakfast) | Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
After your time at Camp Amalinda you’ll head back to Bulawayo where your final two nights are based at the colonial Bulawayo Club
. It’s a great base for exploring the modern history of this fascinating city. Ask us about spending some time with Paul Hubbard, a local guide and historian whose incredible knowledge and passion for the area will bring the entire city to life…
You’ll depart for Bulawayo Airport in time for your overnight flight then back to the UK via Jo’burg.
Arrive back in the UK early in the morning with a day to recover from your flight or carry on to your final destination.
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