Night Game Drive and Bush Dinner from Victoria Falls

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Night Game Drive and Bush Dinner from Victoria Falls
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Join this 6-hour night evening safari aboard an open 4X4 to see nocturnal African animals in their natural habitat on a private game reserve near Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Watch the bush come to life at night with abundant animals and get a chance to spot large predators including lions, leopards and hyenas on the hunt. Relax around an open campfire while listening to the nocturnal sounds of the bush and savoring a 3-course BBQ dinner with wine, cold beer and light refreshments.
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In Brief

Location:
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Country:
Zimbabwe
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small-group tour
Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Dinner included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Overview
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Game viewing at night by spotlight offers a whole new experience in Victoria Falls that most tourists don’t get to see. Your journey begins with being picked up from your hotel around 4pm. You’ll be taken to a private reserve located approximately 7mi (12km) from the center of town, where you will enjoy an late afternoon game drive until sunset.

Meander in an open, well-kitted 4X4 vehicle through a changing landscape of scenic basalt plains, to the Kalahari sands, and teak forests of the Nakavango Private Game Reserve. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts about the African bush, along with their experiences of living here.

At sunset, you will stopover at a splendid vantage point to enjoy some drinks and snacks, stretch your legs and chat about the afternoon’s adventures with fellow travelers. At dusk, the spotlight comes out to give you the opportunity of seeing what happens at night in the African bush. Guides are trained to use the spotlight in a responsible manner, with the goal of minimizing disturbance to game during the safari.

The guided safari will take you through the natural African bush where you might spot species such as lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, leopards, jackals, hyenas, civets, servals, genets, night apes, honey badgers and more. This is the time to observe active predators and their constantly alert prey. If you are very lucky you might spot a lion on the prowl under the cover of darkness. This adventure will heighten your senses, and have your pulse racing. You will feel as if you have truly left the familiar behind.

After approximately 1.5 hours, depending on the time of year, your guide will bring you back to a traditional open-air enclosure for a lovely dinner under the stars. The 3-course BBQ meal is complemented by wine, cold beer and light refreshments. Relish the atmosphere as you listen to wildlife calls and see the animals come to drink at the waterhole nearby.

It’s one of the finest experiences, sitting outside under the star-studded African night sky, relaxing around an open fire, a delicious meal, a couple of drinks and good company. Stay as long as you like enjoying the campfire, drinks and conversation. Your driver will drop you back to your hotel once the group is ready around 10pm.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • 3-course BBQ meal
  • Wine, cold beer and light refreshments (with dinner)
  • Insect repellent (please request)
  • Small-group tour (Maximum of 9 people)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • The listed price does not include a $10 park fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. This goes directly to the National Parks.

Departure Time

3:30 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The traveler to indicate their hotel name or pick up point so that the driver can pick you.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code: Use warm clothing in winter
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • All guides are first aid qualified. All Trip Leaders carry a rifle, a communication radio and a first aid kit

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3 out of 5 based on the last 2 recent reviews

This was a great tour- just as described and the tour operator was amazingly gracious- Tamuka Travel- His name is Brighton Marwofa- and not only did he assure a smooth transfer and trip- but he stayed with us duering the border crossings and helped us navigate the VIctoria falls dilemma- can be seen from both countries but confusing-without asking for anything. He was amazing. So glad we booked this tour - It was the best one we had in Vic Falls.
• Submitted 12 Jun 2017
This tour was a problem from the start!! I have booked several tours with Viator and every tour company confirms--except for this one! I called the day of the tour, to the company on the voucher. They insisted that they meet me to get the voucher and the money--before the tour that evening. A man came to our hotel, to get the 20 in cash for the park fee. He also said he needed the voucher at that time and I gave it to him. He said that they would be at our hotel at 3:30pm. We were waiting for them and another man, in a jeep was looking for three people for the 3:30 tour. I asked him the name of the guest and he did not have the name. The van had a completely different name than the tour company on the voucher. He was insistent that he was NOT picking us up. I began to call to find out what was going on. Then, the man decided he would take us and that there was some sort of error with the tour company and honestly, I could not understand his excuse. But, we then left for our bush drive. We finally entered a park gate and began driving around in a jeep through a bunch of brush. by this point in our African trip, we had been on four drives and had been in Africa for 14 days--we knew what a game drive should look like. The driver informed us that this was a private park that protected rhinos--13 of them. So for 1.5 hours, he searched, for that ONE rhino!! We had to get out of the jeep, and walk down a path, to see a rhino off in the distance and the other side of the water hole. Mind you, the advertisement says that they would provide insect repellent--they did not! I didn't bother to put ours on as I thought we were getting to use theirs for the evening. We drove to someone's house, where there were two zebras in the front yard. We stopped for our refreshments--some wine, spirits and a few snacks. The driver set up a table and we stood by the table and the jeep. The sunset view was however, very nice. But, at this time, I was getting bit by mosquitos and just wanted to leave. We left for the nighttime portion of the drive. One more hour of looking at bush with a flashlight. At dinner time, another guest was leaving early, and we chose to do the same. We left without eating and quickly went back to our lodge where we could actually see animals from the deck of the lodge at the watering hole. Also, there is NO transfer between countries as said in the first review. As I should remember, buyer beware--there was only one review prior to our booking.
• Submitted 08 May 2018

In Brief

Location:
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Country:
Zimbabwe
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small-group tour
Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Dinner included
Informative, friendly and professional guide