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Trip to Zimbabwe

  1. 1. TRIP TO ZIMBABWE<br /> FROM : - PRESENTED BY : - <br />(16th OCT TO 21th OCT 2010) PUSHP SAMBYAL <br /> MBA -2B <br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION<br /><ul><li>For a small, landlocked country in southern Africa, Zimbabwe offers an astounding variety of natural beauty and spectacular scenery. The country holds great appeal for active adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and those with an appreciative eye for exquisite beauty - from the majesty of the famous Victoria Falls, to the giant marble-like boulders of the Motopo Hills, the verdant mountains of the Eastern Highlands, the national parks teeming with wildlife and the Great Zimbabwe ancient ruins to the country's impressive capital city, Harare. It is a great tragedy that Robert Mugabe and his corrupt regime has reduced this great country to an impoverished, cholera-ridden failed state, where the neither the rule of law nor the economy functions to any meaningful degree.</li></ul> <br />Balancing Rocks <br />Victoria Falls <br />
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION<br /><ul><li>The Victoria Falls are Zimbabwe's most popular tourist destination and one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Their mile-wide (2km) curtain of water plunges deep into the Zambezi Gorge creating a cloud of mist that can be seen up to 20 miles (32km) away. The area is renowned for being the 'adventure capital of Africa', offering a variety of high adrenaline activities, including one of the wildest days of white water rafting on earth, and a 364ft (111m) bungee jump into the Zambezi River gorge from the bridge linking Zimbabwe to Zambia. If relaxing is more to taste, there are scenic flights over the area, game viewing and tranquil sundowner cruises above the falls.</li></ul>Victoria Falls <br />
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION<br /><ul><li>Wildlife flourishes in the untamed wilderness of the Zambezi Valley, in national parks, and on the shores of Lake Kariba, where hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, rhino, elephant and lion roam freely. Remote and protected wildlife reserves line the banks of the Zambezi River and the region offers some of the finest canoe safaris in Southern Africa, particularly the World Heritage site at Mana Pools, which is renowned for its outstanding variety of game. The saltpans and grassy plains of Hwange National Park support one of the largest concentrations of animals in the world, and is the largest game reserve in the country. Lake Kariba is treasured as a source of hydro-electricity, as well as for its fishing resources. It is a beautiful stretch of water studded with islands and the sun-bleached branches of dead trees, surrounded by mountains and forests. Houseboats offer a wonderful opportunity to relax and take in the spectacular sunsets, enjoy a variety of water sports, and spot the vast quantities of game attracted to the lake, including huge Nile crocodiles and hippo.</li></ul>Hwange National Park<br />
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION<br /><ul><li>The ongoing social and political unrest in Zimbabwe, together with an economy near to total collapse, has deterred most potential travellers from visiting Zimbabwe and experiencing some of the most breathtaking scenery and first-class game viewing safaris in Africa. Although visitors to the country are urged to exercise caution at all times and to remain aware of recent developments, the main tourist areas, and national parks in particular, have been largely unaffected by the political situation, being far from the cities where much of the instability exists. In a desperate attempt to attract business, many game lodges are offering extremely competitive prices to travellers.</li></li></ul><li>Statistics (as 0n 2009 )<br /><ul><li>Population: 12.2 million
  6. 6. Area: 390 580 sq. kms.
  7. 7. GDP per capita: US$ 2 100
  8. 8. Languages: English, Shona, Sindebele</li></li></ul><li>Climate<br /><ul><li>The climate is generally temperate on the interior plateau at elevations above 1000 metres and in the Eastern Highlands. The low-elevation areas in the Zambezi and Limpopo valleys and the south-eastern Lowveld are generally hot during the day and mild at night. During mid-summer temperatures in these areas can become uncomfortably hot. Winter is generally dry throughout the country with summer rains originating from tropical weather-systems from the north together with localised thunderstorms.
  9. 9. Average minimum and maximum temperatures in areas of significant altitude variance in centigrade are as follows:
  10. 10. SeasonsSummer Autumn Winter Spring</li></ul>Months Nov-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct<br /> Harare (1480m) 15-26 09-23 08-22 13-28<br />Lowveld(450m) 21-33 12-28 10-26 17-31<br /> Eastern Highlands 12-21 08-18 06-17 10-22<br /> (1880m)<br />
  11. 11. Day 1 (16-10-10)<br /><ul><li>Ludhiana to New-Delhi by Bus</li></ul> Fare- Rs 410<br /><ul><li>New-Delhi Bus Stand to IGI Airport by Cab</li></ul> Fare- Rs 250<br />
  12. 12. AIRLINE BOOKING<br /><ul><li>Direct flights from Europe and Australia provide easy direct access to Zimbabwe. Direct flights from multiple destinations in Europe, North and South America, South Asia and the Middle East provide easy access to Zimbabwe via Johannesburg in South Africa. Regionally Zimbabwe has regular flight connections to South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Moçambique, Swaziland and other destinations in east and central Africa. Regional flights connect Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls to various destinations in southern Africa. All international flights from Europe and Australia arrive in Harare.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>The national carrier provides daily flights between the main centres in Zimbabwe including Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Kariba and Buffalo Range and a well-established private air charter network connects all areas in Zimbabwe and the southern African region. A US$20 departure tax, which can only be paid in US Dollars, is levied on all international air departures from Zimbabwe.</li></li></ul><li>AIRLINE BOOKING<br /> ARRIVAL , OCT 16, 2010.<br /> JET AIRWAYS 9W2060, 9W0242, SA0022 Departs: Sat 16 Oct 10 21:45 Arrives: Sun 17 Oct 10 12:00<br />Economy- 2 stops - Depart Terminal 1 - Arrive Terminal INTERNATIONAL <br /> Total travel time: 17 hrs 45 mins<br />
  13. 13. AIRLINE BOOKING<br /> Departing , Oct 20, 2010<br />SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS SA0025, 9W0241, 9W7086 Departs: Wed 20 Oct 10 07:20 Arrives: Thu 21 Oct 10  08:35<br />Total Fare : 1 × adult fare @ Rs 47,302 (inclusive of Rs 9,743 surcharges and fees)Rs 47,302 1 × Average Booking Fee per pax @ Rs -1,000<br /> Rs -1,000.<br />Flight price:Rs 46,302<br />SOURCE: http://www.travelocity.co.in/site/travel/flights/travelxsells.html?skin=enin.travocity.co.in&mondial_auto=true&DPSRT=PA&DPNOC=0&DPNOA=1&DPNOI=0&DPLOC=en_IN&DPNOS=0&DPXIN=T&DP<br />
  14. 14. AIRLINE BOOKING<br />SOURCE: http://www.travelocity.co.in/site/travel/flights/travelxsells.html?skin=enin.travocity.co.in&mondial_auto=true&DPSRT=PA&DPNOC=0&DPNOA=1&DPNOI=0&DPLOC=en_IN&DPNOS=0&DPXIN=T&DP<br />
  15. 15. Accommodation <br /><ul><li>The variety of accommodation in Zimbabwe ranges from luxury hotels and exclusive game lodges to bed and breakfast type accommodation and National Park bungalows and campsites.</li></li></ul><li>Hotel Booking<br /><ul><li>The Stanley & Livingstone
  16. 16. The elegant Stanley and Livingstone is set within the game-rich Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, just 10-minutes drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls. Representing the grandeur of a bygone era and catering for the most discerning guests, this boutique hotel allows you to experience one of Africa's great highlights and the myriad adventures available around Victoria Falls, in utmost glamour and style. Region:Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Region, Victoria FallsCheck in: 02:00 PMCheck out: 10:00 AMHOTEL TYPE: Country Hotel, Honeymoon Accommodation, Conference, Luxury Hotel</li></li></ul><li> ROOM RENT<br />
  17. 17. ROOM RENT <br />
  18. 18. Total room fare<br />Standard Room Bed Type – 5 days & 4 nights .<br />Total - $119.21*4 = $ 476.84 = INR 22411.48<br />
  19. 19. Day 3(18-10-2010) <br /><ul><li>Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe :</li></ul>Today your Zimbabwe safari tour starts with an early morning game drive.Hwangehas a diverse landscape from open grassland to Kalahari sand in the Southern area of the Park to more hilly heavily wooded area in the northern area of the Park.<br />Your day will be spend game driving throughout the Park stopping at the many man made pump pans where game concentrate to slack there thirst. Some pans have viewing platforms were you can stretch your legs and enjoy viewing the game at your leisure. Your second night of your African safari tour will be spent in the northern area of the park named Sinamatella. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.<br />
  20. 20. Day 4 (19-10-10)<br />Victoria Falls - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe<br />Depart from Victoria Falls at 9:30am to begin your African safari tour. Your journey takes you through Teak and Mopane Forests, local villages and Hwange Town, famous for it's coal mining. You will enter Hwange National Park through Main camp and depending on the time of year and location of the animals your guide will select one of the many camps in and around Main Camp for your campsite. <br />An afternoon game drive follows setting camp. Hwange is Zimbabwe's oldest and biggest national park, home to 400 bird species and 107 species of game including the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino). Lunch and dinner is included.<br />
  21. 21. Day 5 (19-10-10)<br /><ul><li>SOME SPECIAL ENJOYMENTS
  22. 22. BUNGEE JUMPING :</li></ul> There is no greater thrill than bungee jumping Vic Falls, rated by many as the best bungee jump in the world. This year-round adrenaline rush lures people from all over the world and doesn't disappoint. The bungee is taken from the Victoria Falls.<br /><ul><li>White-Water Rafting :</li></ul> The Batoka rapids of the Zambezi River in Vic Falls have been classified as Grade 5, with 'extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas'. The challenge of rafting these rapids has been attracting adrenaline-junkies to the river .  <br />
  23. 23. Total Fare<br />Flight INR 46,302<br />Hotel INR 22411.48<br />Transportation INR 36800<br />Food INR 37400<br />Shopping INR 18200<br />Total INR 1,61,113.48<br />
  24. 24. SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS<br />
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