Imbabala Safari Lodge – Zimbabwe – 2 nights
Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is an unspoilt wilderness experience, situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 70 kilometers west of Victoria Falls.
Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession. The 5,000 Acre (2,023 Ha) concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive Elephant population.
Imbabala is a small unpretentious safari camp offering a true “African Safari Experience”.
Day 1: Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A guide welcomes you warmly at Victoria Falls Airport and assists with a hotel check-in. Later, a transfer to the Zambezi River for an unforgettable sunset cruise. Enjoy snacks and cocktails as you gently glide along this mighty African river, where the kraaai, kraaai of a fish eagle is perhaps offset by the grunts emanating from large pods of hippo. Crocodiles slink into the water as you pass by. Watch the birds, untold numbers in a thrilling variety. Warm colours slowly inhabit the sky, as yellows turn to orange, then bright red and even specks of purple. Goodbye to another perfect African day as you return to your hotel.
Day 2: Victoria Falls
After a full African breakfast, your guide transfers you to one of the world’s Seven Wonders. The Devil’s Cataract plunges dangerously right before you, so loud your exclamations can’t be heard. A little distance away encounter the statue of the British explorer, David Livingstone. His meeting with H.M. Stanley on 10 November,1871, gave rise to the popular quotation “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” During his explorations 1852–56, he was the first European to see the Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘the smoke that thunders’) waterfall (which he renamed ‘Victoria Falls’ after his monarch, Queen Victoria.) He later wrote: “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” It’s a saga worth delving into. Turn your back on free-roaming baboons as you observe the .Main Falls, the widest section of the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Enjoy a wonderful view of the ‘Vulture Restaurant’ in front of the waterhole, which attracts hundreds of vultures every lunchtime.
Tonight, a transfer to ‘The Boma’, for a night of authentic African dining, savouring wild meats to the sounds of ‘tom-toms’, an African drum made from animal hide. Dance and sing with the locals, and then back to your hotel, your head filled with a million new ‘African images’.
Day 3: Depart Victoria Falls
Perhaps time for craft shopping, or an optional excursion, before your guide bids you a fond farewell at the airport.
Why not spend a further night for more memorable animal encounters or perhaps enjoy a day trip to Victoria Falls or the Chobe National Park. Consider making the most of being here before you venture far away from this more-than-special wild Eden.
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Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge.Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of private National P …
- Transfers to to suit itinerary
- Early morning tea, brunch or lunch, afternoon tea & dinner
- Game drive am or pm, River safari am or pm & Night drive
- Local Brand drinks
- Return scheduled airport transfers for guests arriving / departing ex Victoria Falls or Kasane airports only!
- Fishing, Game walks, all other excursions and additional permits
- Imbabala National Park Fees (Currently USD 10.00 per person per stay, to be pre-paid)
- Travel Insurance
- All items of a personal nature
- Meals and drinks not mentioned
- National park and river usage fees
- Rates on request
- Fishing – maximum 3 fishermen per boat
- Vic Falls Town visit
- Walking Safari – maximum of 6 guests, to be booked in advance
- Private vehicle use – maximum 7 guests per vehicle