The Best Of Zimbabwe and Botswana
Come and Experience the Miracle Of Africa on Our Ultimate Photographic Safari
Day 1 to 4The Hide has consistently been voted Best Safari Camp in Zimbabwe since 1995. Situated on the Eastern Boundary of Hwange National Park in a five square kilometers area, it is one of the few camps in the National Park itself. Unlike other camps in the area, long drives from the Camp to the Park are not necessary as we are in reality, a part of the Park itself, and the wildlife migration on our private concession is second to none. Our aim is To offer The Ultimate Wildlife and Wilderness Experience in Zimbabwe. The Hide features in the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die A Travellers Life List. The Hide is a proud Founder Member of Classic Safari Camps of Africa. ACCOMMODATIONThe Hide has 10 tented lodges sleeping a maximum of 24 Guests. The tents are large East African style tents (WITH A TWIST) under thatch, all overlooking the waterhole. Each tent has its own en suite bathroom, consisting of bath (Deluxe Tents only), inside or under the stars shower (or both), hand basin and flush toilet along with a teak dressing table, and most importantly, piping hot water all day. The spacious lodges areas are very tastefully furnished with solid Zimbabwe Teak furniture each with individual dcor. We have 4 Classic Twin Tents, 4 Deluxe Tents and 2 Honeymoon Deluxe Suites. The two Honeymoon Tents have additional outside baths and showers where guests can relax in a bath and enjoy the stunning view over the waterhole.The hub of the Camp is our majestic A Frame which houses the dining room, sun lounge downstairs and a large comfortable lounge and viewing area upstairs. Meals are served in unsurpassed elegance and style around our magnificent 22-seater teak dining room table. Breakfast is served Alfresco under our Acacia trees.KAZA SAFARISPRESENTSTHE HIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI , VICTORIA FALLS & CHOBE SAFARI LODGE 9 NIGHTS 10 DAYSACTIVITIESThe Hide offers a variety of activities focusing on a true Wilderness and Wildlife Experience. A typical day at the Camp is along the following lines: -Game Drives before and after breakfast, both on the Concession and into the National Park on request these drives can be stretched out to include a picnic breakfast or lunch at one of the excellent waterholes.Traffic in areas utilised by The Hide, for the most part, is very light and therefore congestion at waterholes seldom occurs.Early morning or late afternoon walks on the concession with one of our Professional Guides is an excellent opportunity to learn about the bush and its flora and fauna in general. A large variety of animals can be encountered on these walks. Our Professional Guides are trained to an extremely high standard in Zimbabwe (often regarded as the best in Africa) and regardless of the amount of game seen, these walks are made into a memorable and highly informative occasion.A full English breakfast is served at about 8.00am and slightly later in winter, and mid-morning activities commence thereafter.Throughout the morning game drives are available, or guests may wish to relax in our comfortable underground game-viewing Hides. These are situated at the edge of the camps waterhole, offering a photographers paradise.We have gained the exclusive use of several superb walking areas in the National Park itself which makes the combination of game drives and walks a popular choice.Lunch is served at approximately 1pm after which is siesta time. Guests re-group again after a siesta at about 3.30pm in the A-Frame" for tea. Afternoon drives follow and walks can also be arranged or simply relax on your verandah and watch the wildlife come down to the waterhole for their evening drink. This is an excellent time to be in the underground hides, or game viewing from upstairs in the main A-frame.The Doves Nest, a romantic tree house above a well situated viewing platform, is also available as an activity whereby guests may sleep a night-out away from Camp. It is a five-minute drive from Camp and the guests are dropped off at a time that is suitable to all. Guests are given a radio so they are able to contact Camp and normally collected at their request before breakfast. The Doves Nest is very secure and there is running water, a toilet and shower there too.Most afternoon drives will end with sundowners on the concession and then time for hot showers. Evening drinks and snacks follow, around a campfire in winter and in the open under a canopy of stars in summer. At this time wildlife can frequently be seen at the waterhole, which is illuminated by powerful arc lights.Dinner is served at about 8.00pm, following which guests have the opportunity of going on a night drive lasting up to an hour. Spotlights are used to find nocturnal animals such as Bat-Eared Fox, porcupine and Genet cat, and hopefully Lion, Leopard and Hyena. This can be a most interesting and exciting drive on occasions up to 15 species of mammal have been spotted.By 10.00pm, after a very full day, most guests are more than ready for a restful nights sleep.We have an extremely wide variety of species including the Big Five. Many animals can be seen at our waterhole from the comfort of your own tent. The bird life in Hwange is excellent (over 400 species recorded) with brilliant chances of photography out in the open or in the underground Hide at the Camp waterhole.We look forward to welcoming you to The Hide where you will enjoy warm friendly hospitality, combined with the most amazing wildlife experience in Zimbabwe.Day 4 to 7Welcome to our home, and your introduction to the Ultimate experience. Here you will learn about Ultimate Lodge and a people that live their passion. Our team at Ultimate Lodge, with 20 years of hands on experience in the various services and focused activities that we proudly offer, are ready and waiting to make your expedition to Africa a most spectacular and unforgettable one. Experience Victoria Falls on the Mighty Zambezi River follow the very same route that was taken by its discoverer David Livingstone! The majesty and splendour is an experience that will never be forgotten. When David Livingstone laid eyes on Victoria Falls the first time, it is told, he was heard to say that scenes so beautiful could have only been gazed upon by angels in their flight.Whether you are a serious outdoors enthusiast or just on a family adventure holiday on this wildest continent, our beloved home of Africa, be sure to have a look at all we have to offer. During your stay with us you will encounter personalities and characters of legendary status, each with a wealth of African experiences behind them. Ultimate Lodge is a destination whose treasured friends and guests return year after year and has long been the favoured destination of adventure travellers world wide. Since its inception in 1994 Ultimate Lodge has always aimed to operate at the pinnacle of professionalism and reliability.Ultimate Lodge & Ultimate Africa Safaris motto is: NO ONE PERSON IS MORE VALUED THAN THE OTHER; WE WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR TOTAL SATISFACTION, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT THAT MAY BE, WILL BE ATTENDED TO. You may arrive at Ultimate Lodge as a guest but you will leave as a treasured friend. Please enjoy your visit here with us on the web and feel free to enquire about any of our services or further information that you may require. At Ultimate Lodge & Ultimate Africa Safaris we are very flexible when it comes to our guests needs and will be pleased with any suggestions on how to make your next Adventure to Africa not only the adventure of a lifetime, but a uniquely personalised experience that will fit your needs and expectations.Day 7 to 10Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of Chobe River and borders Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep four African countries meet ( Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia), Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent gateway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. Close proximity to Victoria Falls International Airport, Livingstone International Airport and Kasane International Airport makes us easily accessible, with daily road transfers or charter flights connecting all these airports with Chobe Safari Lodge. The lodge has been recently renovated to offer a magical lodge experience to add to the spectacular game viewing.Accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge consists of 46 Luxury Safari Rooms, 22 Luxury River Rooms and 8 Rondavels. Family rooms with separate children room (bunk beds) also available. All our luxury rooms have en suite bathrooms with bath and a shower, air conditioners, satellite TVs with 8channels, telephone, safe and fan. All the rooms have stunning views of Chobe RiverNewly built restaurant with indigenous flavors of Africa serving A la carte and Buffet style meals Cocktail bar with its own viewing deck Pool deck with new enlarged swimming pool Entertainment lounge with a viewing deckHealth and Beauty Salon Curio & Craft Shop, Squash Court; Activities & Transfers Office, Internet Hot SpotsLandlocked in the heart of southern Africa, Botswana is a peaceful, stable nation blessed with awe-inspiring vistas of immense natural beauty, an astounding array of wildlife, and welcoming people. From the magnificent Okavango Delta and lush riverine landscape of Chobe, to the stark rugged beauty of Tuli and the salt pans of MakgadikgadiBotswana captures the visitors heart, mind and soul. Committed to conservation and sustainable tourism, Botswana offers the finest authentic safari experiences in Africa.Included-Airport transfers-Hide Transfers-All meals and drinks at the Hide-Up to 4 activities per day at the Hide-Accommodation and meals at The Ultimate Lodge-Dinner at the Boma( Not to be Missed)-Tour of Victoria Falls-Sunset cruise-Breakfast and supper at Chobe Safari Lodge-Accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge-3 activities / 3 park fees at Chobe Safari lodge-Choice of 2 extra activities-Transfer to and from Chobe Safari Lodge-Private guide for duration of safariExcluded-Extra activities in Victoria Falls-Visas-Medical Insurance-Travel Insurance-Gratuities-Air tickets-Drinks at the Boma-Park fees in Victoria Falls-Extra meals and drinks outside of lodgesActivitiesThere are a number of Activities to choose from:-Elephant back Safari-Walking with Lions-White Water Rafting-Cultural Tours-Canoe the Zambezi-Wine Route-Adrenalin Activities-Helicopter Flights-Micro-light Flights-Breakfast Cruise-Horse Riding-Golf-And many more. * Please note that Activities in Victoria Falls are not included in the Package *TERMS AND CONDITIONSKAZA SAFARIS TERMS & CONDITIONSPayment:All Prices are quoted in American Dollars (USD $) and are based on current rate of exchange. Should increases be forced upon us by exchange rates, fuel increases etc., KAZA Safaris reserves the right to a surcharge without notice. A 50% deposit is required for confirmation of your trip of which 20% in nonrefundable. The full balance must be paid into KAZA Safaris bank account no later than 60 days prior to date of departure of the trip in question. Should the agent or his guests not make said payment within the allocated time, KAZA Safaris reserves the right to cancel the booking and confirm another booking in its place.DEPOSIT/CANCELLATION POLICY120 61days keep 20% deposit60 31days 50% forfeited 30 0 days 100% forfeitedAgent Commissions:All agent commissions are paid in American Dollars(USD$) and are based on current rate of exchange. KAZA Safaris will only pay commissions confirmed in our agent correspondence and agreed upon by KAZA Safaris and the relative Agent.Insurance:All insurance is solely the responsibility of the client. This insurance should include, but not be limited to, the following eventualities: cancellation or curtailment of the trip, emergency evacuation expenses, all medical expenses, repatriation expenses, damage/loss/theft of personal belongings and baggage, including money. Ultimate Africa Safaris, as well as their employees, agents or representatives will take no responsibility for any costs or losses incurred to client with regard to, but not limited to any of the above eventualities.Delays:KAZA Safaris will not be held responsible for any costs incurred for late arrivals or additional costs resulting in delays with travel plans, changed flights schedules etc. All such expenses will be for the clients expense.Travel Requirements:It is the clients responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, travel permits, inoculations or any other requirements for the tour, are in order and obtained well in advance. Additional costs incurred by the client (or the Company on the clients behalf) as a result of any failure by the client to comply with such requirements, will be for the clients expense.Company Responsibility:Neither KAZA Safaris (the Company) nor any person or agent acting for, through or on behalf of the Company shall be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever, and shall particularly not be responsible for loss or damage arising from any errors or omissions contained in its brochure or other literature, loss or damage caused by delays, sickness, death, theft or injury. In addition the Company shall at all times have the right to cancel a safari or the remainder thereof as well as make any alteration to itinerary, route, accommodation, price or other details, and in the event of a trip becoming impossible by weather, strike, government law or interference, strike, war or any other circumstance whatsoever that is beyond the Companys control. Extra expenses arising as a result thereof shall be for the clients expense.Itinerary Changes:KAZA Safaris will at all times try their utmost to adhere to the original itinerary and schedules. It should however be born in mind that the Company reserves the right to make alterations to routes or campsites as governed by changing conditions. Such conditions could be as a result of seasonal rainfall/flooding, fire, animal movements/mortality, closure of Parks, airfields or other booking problems. No refunds are given regarding but not limiting to above circumstances or changes that are beyond the Companys control and necessitate alternative arrangements being made to ensure the continuation/safety and or further participation and enjoyment of the trip.Company Authority:All KAZA Safari tour guides act as Company representatives. Any decision made by the tour guide will be deemed final on all matters. The Company or its representative may at any time and without refund, if it considers a client unsuitable for the trip, exclude a client from the tour. Reasons may include but are not limited to: illegal or unlawful acts, mental or physical illness, addiction or disruption and annoyance to other clients.KAZA Safaris reserve the right to alter an itinerary at its discretion. KAZA Safaris cannot be held responsible for changes to an itinerary due to acts beyond our control such as acts of God, bad weather conditions and the results thereof, unsafe traveling conditions and unstable political conditions. It is at the discretion of KAZA Safari to assess these conditions and base our decisions on our findings. KAZA Safaris will in such instances endeavour to provide an alternate itinerary and where possible guarantee a substitute safari. The agent and the guest will be bound to accept these changes as long as it is keeping with the standard and conditions of undesirable itinerary, or risk losing any payments already made.KAZA Safaris reserve the right to cancel or change an itinerary with the agent at any time before the full payment has been received. Should KAZA Safaris decide that a certain itinerary will not or is not working for us, KAZA Safaris reserves the right to discontinue the itinerary.KAZA Safaris cannot be held responsible for any misrepresentation on behalf of the agent. KAZA Safaris has stipulated and described our product in detail in our Agents Manual, this manual should be referred to and adhered to at all times. Any request or queries that are not mentioned in the Agents Manual should be referred to KAZA Safaris who will endeavour to meet the agent or his guests needs if at all possible.