This morning you will be collected from Victoria Falls and travel southwards to the famous Dete Vlei area on the edge of the Hwange National Park. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a late lunch before heading out on an afternoon game drive.This morning you will be collected from Victoria Falls and travel southwards to the famous Dete Vlei area on the edge of the Hwange National Park. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a late lunch before heading out on an afternoon game drive.
Overnight: Sable Sands
This ‘off the grid’ eco friendly safari lodge is owner and family managed and has steadily established a great reputation for their personalised and bespoke experience complete with a passionate team, homely food and exceptional elephant encounters. Sable Sands Lodge overlooks the ancient riverbed of the famous “Dete Vlei” and is located within a private Forestry Concession on the outskirts of the un-fenced and world-famous Hwange National Park. Conveniently located 8km from the Hwange National Park and 200km from Victoria Falls, Sable Sands offers easy access to these African gems. Comprising of sixteen spacious and open-plan thatched ‘rondavels’, simply yet elegantly furnished to create a blend of traditional culture, nature and modern convenience, this African Forest “home-away-from-home” welcomes guests to an exquisite safari setting in unspoilt surroundings.
Today, you will explore the area on game drives and bush walks. The activities will be planned based on the guides intuition and guests needs to create the best safari experience.
The Dete Vlei is frequented by herds of sable antelope, elephant, buffalo and other plains’ game species. Lucky sightings include lions, cheetah, painted dog, jackal and on the rare occasion leopard. Add to this the incredible selection of an estimated 350 bird species and you have one the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth.
In the evenings, guests can either enjoy a delicious three course dinner inside the main dining area or a cosy dinner under a blanket of the starry African night sky while the flames of the nightly camp-fire flicker in the wind.