9 Days: Safari and Houseboat

Experience incredible Zimbabwe in just 9 days: combine extensive wildlife viewing at Hwange National Park with pure relaxation and adventure while on a houseboat – the only way to experience Lake Kariba.  Highlights of this excursion include Victoria Falls, which are over a mile in length and boast the largest curtain of water in the world and a Zambezi River cruise within Zimbabwe, a country blessed with great natural beauty, game reserves and mineral wealth.  



Day 1: Arrival at Victoria Falls Airport

  • Transferred to your accommodation, where you will spend the next two nights
  • Overnight: Ilala Lodge or similar
  • Meals included: Dinner 

Day 2: Victoria Falls

  • Opportunity to participate in various optional activities available (at own expense) or simply explore the wonderful town of Victoria Falls
  • End the day viewing a magnificent sunset on the Zambezi River
  • Meals included:  Breakfast 

Day 3, 4 & 5: Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba

  • Road transfer to Binga where you will embark on a 3- night luxury houseboat cruising adventure on Lake Kariba
  • Enjoy game viewing, fishing and bird watching
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Kariba Houseboat to Hwange

  • Transfer will take you to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Eco-Lodge (13km from Hwange National Park)
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Hwange National Park

  • Game me drive in the Hwange National Park
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Hwange 

  • Game drive to continue your search for the magnificent African wildlife
  • Option of going on afternoon game drive, or visit a traditional homestead
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Hwange to Victoria Falls

  • Final breakfast at the lodge before your drive back to Victoria Falls Airport
  • Meals included:  Breakfast


Package Includes:

  • Return airport transfers
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Ilala Lodge, including breakfast daily
  • Ra-Ikane sunset cruise on the Zambezi River (includes drinks, high tea & snacks, transfers & river usage fees)
  • Boma Dinner including transfers
  • Road transfer from Victoria Falls to Binga
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation on Lady Jacqueline houseboat, including all meals, limited house wines, beers, soft drinks, water based game viewing and fishing
  • Road transfer from Binga to Hwange
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange



4 Travellers

6 Travellers

Green Season:

01 Jan - 15 June 2016; 16 Nov - 15 Dec 2016

CAD $4,538

CAD $4,055

High Season:

16 Jun - 15 Nov 2016; 16-31 Dec 2016

CAD $5,042

CAD $4,943

*Prices are per person, based on sharing

*All rates are subject to change according to rate change and fluctuations

*Prices above do not include international airfare, entrance Visas, optional activities or travel insurance


Terms & Conditions:-

Daily departures, all bookings are subject to availability. Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  For advice, please contact one of our Destination Specialists.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon.  Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of curios, tips, alcoholic drinks and additional entertainment.  Our Destination Specialists can help the client arrange for all entry visas required to visit Zimbabwe and South Africa prior to departure.   Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable.  We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses.  We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province.  Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.  Pre and post tour accommodation and transfers can be arranged upon request.