From our lodge perched above the Zambezi’s Batoka Gorge, watch black eagles soar on the evening thermals and hike the mile-long trail facing Victoria Falls. A charter flight to Hwange gives us bird’s-eye views of some of the park’s more than 40,000 elephants. Our lodge is front row to the game-rich Ngamo Plains, with the highest densities of lion in all Hwange, as well as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, jackal, leopard, wild dog, and cheetah, including two famous males called the “Bomani Boys.” Game drives, thrilling walks, night drives, and a unique “look up” blind at a waterhole are among our adventures here, as well as visiting a local village.
A wonderful game viewing ride aboard our vintage railway car brings us to dreamy Nehimba Lodge, where our raised tented chalets circle a waterhole that is very popular with elephants! Wildlife abounds at award-winning Zambezi Sands on the banks of the upper Zambezi, and includes hippo, croc, elephant, and buffalo. We paddle canoes to the nearby Siansimba islands and enjoy an elegant brunch in the bush. Depart on Day 10.