Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools Safari

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There is no way better to settle into an African safari holiday than a Train Experience on the Rovos Rail through scenic South Africa and Zimbabwe.  It gets even better when your destination is the Victoria Falls, the worlds largest waterfall.  This amazing journey takes 3 nights, winding its way north from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria falls in Zimbabwe.  Once crossing the Limpopo river the border for South Africa and Zimbabwe, your journey continues North until you get to Hwange National Park arriving mid afternoon where you disembark for a 2 hour game drive around one of Hwange’s scenic vlei’s.  The following morning you enter Victoria Falls, home to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

Your accomodation is the Victoria Falls Safari Club, a boutique hotel on the safari lodge property.  Looking west into the Zambezi National Park with sunset views and looking out towards a productive waterhole, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is the perfect location to relax and take in everything Victoria Falls has to offer.  Stroll around the Falls and do sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, or a heli-flight over the Falls.  There is so many activities on offer.

Next stop is Linkwasha Camp.  Located in a remote corner in the south west of Hwange National Park on a private concession, this camp offers the best of Hwange.  The private and exclusive concession boasts great numbers of wildlife and birdlife, as well as a wide range of activities such as day and night game drives, guided walks, a sleepout deck, Olympus camera’s for use, community tours and a hide to sit and watch animals for hours in their natural environment.  It is better than it sounds and it keeps getting better!

From here you take a charter flight to one of Zimbabwe’s wildest and remote regions, Mana Pools.   Set on the banks of the Zambezi River in a wildlife rich Albida forest, Chikwenya offer some of the best guided walking in Africa.  Animals come to feast on the Albida pods, and wit one of Africa’s oldest rivers on your doorstep, the floodplains are a magnet for plains game and predators.  Chikwenya Camp is the perfect compliment to your previous accommodations and will set up a grand finale to an amazing African safari holiday.Read More

 

Our Journey’s are designed to be tailored to your special interests and the time of year you wish to travel.  If you see an itinerary that interests you, get in touch with a travel designer and we will use our in-depth knowledge and experience to design you a holiday to Africa that will go above and beyond your expectations.

TOP TIP – MANA POOLS IS SEASONAL AND BEST VISITED DURING THE DRY SEASON FROM MARCH TO NOVEMBER.  IF YOU TRAVELLING IN THE GREEN SEASON WE WILL SWICH OUT MANA POOLS FOR ANOTHER EXCITING DESTINATION

Highlights

  • Experience the famous Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls
  • Soak up the scenery from aboard a luxury train
  • Go to Zimbabwe’s wildest and remote parks
  • Stunning scenery and incredible wildlife
  • Experience Mosi-oa-tunya – “the smoke that thunders’ –  the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Visit Mana Pools on of Africa’s best safari destinations

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Victoria Falls Safari Club Pool1
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Victoria Falls Safari Club Hide Sit1
Linkwasha Camp Tent(1)
Linkwasha Camp Pool1
Linkwasha Camp Walking Safari1
Chikwenya Camp Bathroom1
Chikwenya Camp Room1
Chikwenya Camp Canoe Safari1

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Our Reviews

Orest - Edmonton, Canada

Orest - Edmonton, Canada

Big thank you to Rowan at Sensational Africa for an amazing guided trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe. What an amazing host and experience with incredible wildlife. You planned my itinerary just right and all your recommendations were just perfect. You hit the mark with all the lodges with seamless transfers. I will definitely be booking my next trip soon back to Africa. I highly recommend Rowan and his team. Cheers from Canada, for now!

The Rippon Family - Melbourne, Australia

The Rippon Family - Melbourne, Australia

Thank you Rowan and team for organising our incredible trip to Africa. It was even more amazing than we’d hoped. The people, places and scenery really do have to be seen to be believed. Your knowledge of the local areas in Zimbabwe and Botswana helped to create a unique and tailored family experience!! And yes…that lion was about 2m away from our vehicle!!! 😬

Margie and Alan - London UK

Margie and Alan - London UK

Sensational Africa have done us proud. They recommended and then organised everything from our flights to baggage storage at Maun; an amazing safari experience deep in the Kalahari in Botswana at a Ker and Downey camp (Dinaka). Whilst there it rained and we witnessed the desert flora and fauna coming to life. From flowers that appear for just a few days a year, to migrating birds on a stopover, bullfrogs feasting on nuptial termites, and frolicking baby wildebeest and impala. Our trip was a delight, made even more special by the exceptional hospitality, comfort and safari guiding provided by Dinaka Camp. We thank Sensational Africa for their outstanding organisation taking into account our personal preferences and wishes. Margie and Alan.