Embark on this 6-Day Hwange and Victoria Falls Walking Safari where you will spend 3 nights walking through the Hwange National Park and 2 nights at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  This journey begins and ends in Johannesburg and there is the option to extend the tour, speak to one of our consultants to see how we can tailor your journey.

Walking through the Hwange National Park

Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1 – Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, transfer to Kennedy Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Day 2 & 3 – On a walking safari in Hwange National Park
Day 4 – Transfer to Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 5 – Tour of Victoria Falls
Day 6 – Departure to Johannesburg


Day 1 – Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, transfer to Hwange National Park, Kennedy Camp

Your journey begins in Johannesburg where you will board your flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be transferred by road to Hwange Main Camp in the Hwange National Park.  Here you will be collected by your guide and transferred by road to Kennedy Camp located in the central Hwange National Park, it is from here that you will begin your walking safari. Depending on your arrival time at Kennedy Camp you will have time to settle in and refresh yourselves before an afternoon walking safari or a relaxing sundowner in front of the campfire.

Dinner around the campfire at Kennedy Camp

Kennedy Camp is a mobile camp with ensuite Meru-style tents fully equipped with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable.  There are only 5 tents situated around a communal dining/boma area and lounge area.  The camp is located a few hundred meters from a prolific waterhole, meaning wildlife often walks through camp while you relax on your tent’s veranda. Slip off to sleep with the sounds of hyenas and lions close by.

 Tents are set in the beautiful woodlands of Hwange
All the comforts of home deep within the Hwange National Park

Day 2 & 3 – On a walking safari in Hwange National Park

Your typical day on safari at Kennedy Camp will start with an early morning coffee and some rusks before heading out on your morning game walk.  Immerse yourself in the beauty of the African Wilderness with your guide as he shows you all the wonders of the Hwange National Park as well as some incredible wildlife encounters.  Game viewing by foot is a whole new way of viewing wildlife, you get to see the world from their eyes instead of being in a game-viewing vehicle. After a few hours on foot, you will return to camp for a hearty brunch before relaxing in camp during the heat of the day, if you are lucky an elephant will stroll through camp heading to the nearby waterhole.

An elephant passing through Kennedy Camp
Game watching on a walking safari in Hwange

Late afternoon has you heading out again on foot, the afternoon light makes for some wonderful photographic opportunities and even better wildlife sightings as the animals head to the water holes for an evening drink.  The animals that tend to hunt at night all arise in the late afternoon so your chances of seeing a lion or leopard are high on your afternoon safaris. Enjoy some sundowners while watching the water hole before heading back to camp for a scrumptious dinner served under the magical African skies.

 An incredible elephant sighting during sundowners at Kennedy Camp

Day 4 – Transfer to Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge

This morning after your last breakfast in camp you will be transferred back to Hwange Main Camp in time for your onward transfer to Victoria Falls.  Here you will be staying at the beautiful Ilala Lodge Hotel.  The hotel is set on stunning rolling gardens, with a view of the spray from Victoria Falls in the background.  Each room is tastefully furnished with everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

Ilala Lodge's beautiful green gardens
Relax in luxury rooms at Ilala Lodge

Late this afternoon you will be collected for a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River.  Be sure to take your camera as the chances of spotting elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birdlife are very high.  Sip on a sundowner while watching the sun slip beneath the horizon.  After your cruise you will be transferred back to your hotel, dinner can be taken at the hotel restaurant or one of the nearby restaurants in town.

Golden hour over the Victoria Falls

Day 5 – Tour of Victoria Falls

This morning after breakfast you will be taken on a guided tour of Victoria Falls, this tour is roughly a 3-kilometre walking tour around the falls visiting different viewpoints including the Devil’s Cataract, you will also walk through the beautiful rainforest next to the falls, the rainforest is home to some spectacular birdlife. You will get wet at some of the viewpoints due to the spray, so remember to cover your cell phones and camera equipment.

A walk through the rainforest surrounding the Victoria Falls

Day 6 – Departure to Johannesburg

As all good things do, your time in Zimbabwe has come to an end.  You will be transferred from your hotel to Victoria Falls International Airport in time for your flight back to Johannesburg.  You then continue your onward journey with incredible memories of your time in Hwange and Victoria Falls.

Tour Costs:

April to November 2024
$1,955 per person sharing

Costs Include:
03 nights accommodation on a fully inclusive basis at Kennedy Camp:
All meals
Teas, coffees & snacks
Twice daily walking safaris
The services of a professional ranger and camp staff
Hand wash laundry
Bar accounts (excl premium imports)

02 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at Ilala Lodge

All road transfers as per itinerary
Tourism levy of 1 %

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls return excl taxes (economy class)

Costs Exclude:
Visas if required
Airport taxes
Personal items and gratuities
Bar accounts not specified
Meals not specified
Flights not specified

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