Botswana & Zimbabwe Accommodated Safari

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Botswana Zimbabwe

Tour Dates

2019
  • 2019
  • 2020
October
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
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  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From EURO 3060 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

This accommodated safari forms a circular route around the Northern parts of Botswana, linking through Zimbabwe, starting and ending in Victoria Falls. The accommodated Safari offers a great value trip through two countries – Botswana and Zimbabwe.

This Safari is an activity-packed safari allowing you to discover the diversity that Botswana has to offer as well as a glimpse of the beauty of Zimbabwe. Accommodation throughout your journey with us includes lodges, guest houses and tented camps.

Tour either starts in Chobe and ends in Hwange or starts in Hwange and ends in Chobe

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2 nights in Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe
  • Visit to Nata Bird Sanctuary
  • 2 nights Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Optional Scenic flight over the Delta (extra charges apply)
  • 2 nights Khwai Concession/Moremi Game Reserve – mokoro excursion
  • Boat cruise on Chobe River
  • 2 days visiting Chobe National Park
  • Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (extra charges apply)

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:

  • Hwange: nature walk, game drive
  • Makgadikgadi : village walk, visit Nxai Pan National Park
  • Khwai: game drives, mokoro excursion
  • Nata: Nata bird sanctuary
  • Kavimba: game drive, boat cruise

Kindly note that all drives between and at camps in Kavimba and Khwai will be done in a  custom built open safari vehicle, equipped with a small fridge and plenty of space for those perfect photographic moments.

Prices are subject to change.

*2019 Prices are per person sharing. Price excludes single supplement and any additional activities and meals not set out in the itinerary.

*2020 Prices are per person sharing. Price excludes single supplement and any additional activities and meals not set out in the itinerary. EURO 3185.00 (17/04/2019 – 29/06/2019 & 29/10/2019 – 30/11/2019) EURO 3485.00 (03/07/2019 – 28/10/2019)

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kavimba

The safari begins in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe at 14h00. You will meet your guide at your hotel in Victoria Falls or at the VFA airport en-route to your first destination. We are to happy to assist with pre-safari arrangements such as accommodation and transfers (extra cost) from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Livingstone (Zambia) or Kasane (Botswana).  You will then head towards Kavimba in Botswana, a village on the edge of Chobe National Game Reserve, where we will stay 2 nights in a camp called Mwandi View or similar. Look out for any wild life along the way as you travel through the Chobe National Park to get to your destination. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure and soak up the sounds and smells of the African bush.

Victoria Falls –Kavimba, Mwandi View:  170 km, ±2.5 hrs driving (plus border crossing)

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Lodge: Victoria Falls –Kavimba, Mwandi View

Meals

Meals:

Dinner

Day 2: Kavimba

Time is spent in Northern Chobe, a park which is incredibly rich in game due to the Chobe River providing water all year round. Large herds of elephant are frequently seen walking to and from the river. Due to the high density of herbivores in this area many predators, such as lions and leopards, can be found. While staying at Mwandi View or a similar lodge in this area, a game drive and boat cruise within the Chobe National Park allows the discovery of this incredible area from both land and water.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Moremi/Khwai

From Kavimba the drive meanders through to the Southern parts of Chobe National Park, called the Savuti area and on to the Khwai River area, on the border of Moremi Game Reserve. This is one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana with very high concentrations of game. The next two days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Enjoy game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets.

Kavimba – Khwai: 200 km, 10 hrs (including game drives)

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Khwai Guesthouse in the Khwai Village

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Moremi/Khwai

Game drives to explore the region surrounding the Khwai River and a mokoro excursion to experience the aquatic wildlife via dugout canoe and enjoy the silence of the African bush (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Guest House

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Maun

Inspired by the beauty of the area,you will travel South East to Maun. Arriving around noon in town, you can do a bit of shopping for curios, safari drinks and necessities before having lunch at your own expense.(Rest of the day at leisure). In the afternoon, you will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta (45 min. Maun to Maun scenic flight, rate TBA). This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s distinctive water system.During the flight it is even possible to spot large game animals such as Elephant, Giraffe and Hippos.

Khwai – Maun: 150 km, ±3 hrs (including game viewing)

Kindly note that all drives between camps from Maun via Nata and through to Victoria Falls will be done in a comfortable enclosed, air conditioned bus, equipped with a small fridge and plenty of space for photographic opportunities.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Night at a comfortable lodge in Maun.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Magkadikgadi

After an early breakfast you will head towards your next lodge, an oasis on the edge of the Makgadikgadi National Park entrance gate to Khumaga. You will have lunch at your camp and the afternoon will be spent in the village of Khumaga, a small village of about 1000 people. You can find out about their way of life and further insight into the local culture.

Maun – Boteti River Camp or similar: 180 km, 2.5 hrs

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Magkadikgadi

Today your full day activity will lead you to Nxai Pan, this national park is home to Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and many more. In additional to exploring the pan, you will also have the chance to see the incredible Baines Baobabs, so named after painter and explorer, Thomas Baines, who captured their beauty in his painting done in 1862. The pan itself is a fossil lakebed about 40 square km in size where seasonal rain brings herds of Zebra to roam the open spaces and feed on the new grass. You will have a packed lunch and spend as much time as possible in this stunning area before heading back to camp.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Camp

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Nata

After breakfast you will depart towards Nata. This little town is on the edge of the Makgadikgadi pans. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch in the restaurant (at your own expense). After you have settled in, you will head to the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where depending on the time of year, it is possible to see large flocks of flamingos and pelicans feeding and nesting on the pans.

Boteti River Camp – Nata: 290km, 4 hrs

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Northern Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

After an early start, your adventure will take you North and across the border into Zimbabwe where you will spend two wonderful nights in the Hwange National Park. You will have your afternoon at leisure at a beautiful camp. Enjoy the swimming pool or sit and listen to the sounds of the African bush.

Nata – Hwange National Park, Robins Camp: 300km, ±5 hrs (depending on border crossing)

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Northern Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Today you will have the chance to explore the beautiful area of Northern Hwange, home to a large population of buffalo and also lion within the park itself. This area was one of the first game sanctuaries in Southern Africa and you will get to explore its surroundings with a game drive as well as a game walk during the course of the day.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Today the journey takes youto Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge.  In the afternoon come face to face with the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios with the roar of the water reverberating nearby.  At Victoria Falls there are many activities to enjoy in which your guide can assist you in organizing.  Please note that dinner on your last evening will be at your own expense. Spend your last night ata comfortable lodge with the images of the last 2 weeks still fresh in your memory.

 

Hwange National Park, Robins Camp – Victoria Falls: 120 km, 2.5-3 hrs driving

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Comfortable Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 12: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The safari officially ends at 8h00

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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