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a' Zambezi River Lodge & Davisons Camp
Vic Falls and Hwange combo

Get the best of Zimbabwe with this combination of two of Zimbabwe's best known destinations - Victoria Falls and the wildlife paradise in Hwange.

4 Night Package From

R22,842pps
Valid: 1 April - 14 Dec 2017

 

FEATURES

Combines Vic Falls and Hwange
Includes return flights from Joburg
Ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon

The a'Zambezi River Lodge & Davisons Camp

This package includes:
  • Return flights ex Johannesburg 
  • Airport taxes
  • Return light aircraft and airport road transfers
  • 1 nights accommodation in a standard room at the a'Zambezi River Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Zambezi River Cruise
  • Road transfer from Victoria Falls hotel to The Hide
  • 3 nights at Davisons Camp inclusive of all meals, local drinks, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees and laundry
This package excludes:
  • Premium imported brands and champagne
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Visas
  • USD 10 per person park fee for the cruise
  • USD 15 per person departure tax
  • Items of a personal nature, travel insurance and items not mentioned above

Please Note:
  • The above package is quoted on a restrictive fare which requires full payment within 24 hours
  • Prices are quoted per person sharing
  • This package is available to SADC residents only
  • Variations in the price will occur if the costed class of seat is not available for the dates you have requested or if there is a change in the cost of the airport taxes
  • This package is available without flights should you wish to book your own. Please advise us on the quote request and we will send our package quote without flights

Victoria Falls and Hwange - two of Zimbabwe's best known destinations. The only lodge on the river known as the a'Zambezi River Lodge combines perfectly with a safari at Davisons Camp in Hwange to make an unforgettable Zimbabwe safari.

The a' Zambezi River Lodge

The a'Zambezi River Lodge has an enviable position on the banks of the Zambezi River. Only 4 kms upstream of Victoria Falls this is an affordable 4 star hotel within easy reach of all the attractions in Vic Falls.

Lodge facilities at a glance:
  • A swimming pool with a view over the Zambezi River
  • Curio shop
  • Complementary daily shuttles into Vic Falls town
  • Wi-fi at the main lodge area

In-room comforts at a glance:
  • The a'Zambezi River Lodge has 87 modern rooms of which 50 rooms are river facing and 37 face onto landscaped gardens
  • All rooms have en suite bathroom facilities that feature a shower, bath, basin and toilet
  • Tea and coffee making station
  • Mosquito net
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Direct dial telephone and
  • Satellite TV

Davison's Camp Hwange

Davison's Camp lies deep in Hwange National Park, in the south-eastern Linkwasha Concession belonging to Wilderness Safaris. This is a classic styled African tented camp, with the tented accommodation discretely  tucked under a grove of false mopane tree.

Camp facilities at a glance:
  • Hwange’s mix of different veld and landscape types means that game viewing is productive year-round. You may encounter lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyaena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and reedbuck
  • The main area, comprising a lounge, dining room, and open campfire area and pool, look out over a waterhole often frequented by wildlife
  • In summer, wildebeest, zebra and eland are found in abundance on the open plains, while in winter elephant congregate in enormous numbers around the waterholes
  • Birdlife in the area is prolific (400+ species) and varied with summer having grand bird displays as they swoop for the flying termites that emerge after a summer rain shower
  • Activities at Davisons include morning and afternoon game drives in specially modified and comfortable game viewing vehicles and guided safari walks
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • The camp has 8 tents and a two bedroomed family unit
  • The tents all look out over a waterhole often frequented by wildlife
How to make a booking
  • Upon your confirmation that you would like to proceed with a booking your Maplanga consultant will send you a booking form to confirm your holiday.
  • We will require the full names of the people travelling as the names appear in the passport in order to book flights. You can either send us passport copies or send us the names by email.
  • Please note name changes cannot be made after the tickets have been issued.
  • Once a booking is made by you and the travel details confirmed to us we will send you an invoice with our full details indicated.
  • The advertised package is based on flights with restrictive rules. The airlines require payment for flights within 24 hours of making the booking and we will require a deposit to cover the payment. Once flights are paid they are non-refundable. If you prefer more flexibility a higher class of flight must be used.
  • If a deposit is not received within the stipulated period the flights will cancel. We would then have to rebook the flights and this may result in the costed class being no longer available which would affect the cost of the package.
  • Final payment is required a month prior to travel or as the terms and conditions of the service provider/s dictate.
  • When full payment has been made we will send your e-tickets & travel vouchers to you. If you prefer they can collected from our offices in North Riding Estates.
Health   
  • Visitors flying directly into Victoria Falls Zimbabwe do not require a Yellow Fever inoculation.
  • Victoria Falls, Hwange and the whole of the Zambezi Valley including Mana Pools lie in a malaria area. Please contact your doctor or travel clinic for suitable medication prior to travel.
  • We recommend that all travellers take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance. Speak to your Maplanga consultant if you would like further information on the Oojah Travel insurance we offer.
Passports and visas
  • You must have a current passport that is valid for 6 months after travel.
  • No emergency passports are accepted in Botswana for holiday travel so if you plan to include a visit there please keep this in mind.
  • There must be at least two empty pages in your passport
  • South African passports require not visas to enter Zimbabwe
  • As of June 2015 if a parent/guardian is travelling alone with a minor child/ren (aged 18 years or younger) to/from South Africa then the parent/guardian must be in possession of a certified letter of consent from the non-accompanying parent or guardian.
  • South African passports require not visas to enter Zimbabwe.
  • Many nationalities including US, British, Australian and Canadian can purchase their visas on arrival or online. Please have cash for this. Passports requiring a pre bought visa include Greece, Colombia, India. A Univisa is available for travellers who wish to include Zambia in their itineraries for more info go to www.evisa.gov.zw.
  • Guests needing visas should have the correct amount in cash.
Money, currency and credit cards  
  • Zimbabwe currently has no currency of its own and have adopted a multi-currency system. All major currencies are accepted for payment but the currency of choice is the USD as all prices are denoted in USD.
  • All major credit cards are accepted at the big hotels in Victoria Falls including The Victoria Falls Hotel. But the most popularly accepted cards are Visa and MasterCard.
  • We recommend that you take along some small denominations of USD currency to pay for small incidentals, park fees and curio purchases as many of the local vendors do not have credit card facilities.
Weather
The weather in Zimbabwe is generally pleasant throughout the year with some differences occurring between the high and low lying areas of Zimbabwe.
In the winter months (May to mid August) the weather is mild in the day and cool at night but areas like Hwange can be really cold at night. Winter days are generally clear and sunny with minimal chance of rain.
The summer months (November – April) are warm to hot. September and October can be really hot when temperatures rise to the mid - late 30's (Celsius) before the onset of the summer rains which cool things down.


Clothing
On safari in Zimbabwe: casual clothing in neutral colours are best. Light layers which can be removed as the day warms up are useful - even for winter as the days are generally pleasantly warm (mid 20’s Celcius). Winter nights and early mornings can be really cold so please include an anorak, fleece, beanie and scarf in your luggage and include some comfortable walking shoes.

Power
In cities and towns, all electrical appliances run on 220V/240V AC accessible via 14-amp alternating current and outlets are square 3-pin plugs. While some hotels and camps can supply adaptors (3-prong round, 3-prong square, 2-prong round, 2-prong flat) we recommend that you carry your own.

References

If you would like an impartial reference on Maplanga Africa please step by the South African consumer website Hello Peter - www.hellopeter.com