Botswana & Zimbabwe “Ivory Route”

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Zimbabwe Botswana

Tour Dates

2020
  • 2020
December
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From EURO 4180 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

An all encompassing journey through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to some of the world’s most reknowned National Parks and Game Reserves!

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Victoria Falls – adventure activities
• Hwange – game drives in open vehicle
• Matobos – game drive
• Moremi game reserve – game drives
• Okavango Delta – river cruise
• Chobe National Park – sunset river cruise

Prices are subject to change.

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

*2020 EURO 4180.00 Price is per person sharing. Prices excludes single supplement and any additional activities or meals not set out in the itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: VICTORIA FALLS

The majestic sight of the mighty Zambezi River plunging over the Victoria Falls, welcomes you to your Zimbabwe and Botswana adventure. We check into our lodge before we explore the falls and tropical rain forest surrounds on foot in the afternoon before heading out to a local restaurant for dinner (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Bayete Guest Lodge, twin rooms with en-suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

No meals

Day 2 &3: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

Hwange National Park is a wildlife jewel, famous for its big game and large herds of elephant. Hwange is home to a wide variety of habitats, from its western regions on the edge of the Kalahari through large grass plains to the forested woodland in east Hwange. Our comfortable lodge for two nights is situated on the private concession on the eastern boundary of the park, our time is spent on a full day game drive, in open 4WD vehicles, in the park in search of big game

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Miombo Lodge - we stay in deluxe tented chalets with en-suite facilities

Meals

Meals:

Day 2 & 3: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 & 5: MATOBOS NATIONAL PARK

The rounded granite boulders and undulating valleys of the Matobos National Park are home to some of the last of the rhino in Zimbabwe. We spend our day on an excursion into the park that includes a game walk to see the rhino, discovering the ancient Bushmen paintings that adorn the rocks, and admiring the landscapes from Worlds View, the site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Big Cave Camp – chalets - twin rooms with en-suite facilities

Meals

Meals:

Day 4: Breakfast & Dinner Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: NATA

This morning we leave Matobos and head west towards the Botswana border, we cross at Plumtree and we make our way to the Nata area for our overnight stop. In the late afternoon we will head out onto the Makgadikgadi Pans, vast saltpans that seem to stretch on to infinity. We will explore the area and have some fun taking photographs before the sunsets golden over the horizon.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Nata Lodge – twin share chalet with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 7: MAUN

Maun’s name is derived from a San word meaning “place of the short reeds” is nestled at the southern end of the Okavango Delta where our lodge overlooks the beautiful Thamalakane River. Here we prepare for our trip into Moremi Game Reserve and our afternoon is free to bird watch along the river, relax around the pool or take a optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Thamalakane River Lodge, twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 8, 9 & 10: MOREMI GAME RESERVE

Startling and unexpected contrasts are created as the waters of the Okavango flood into the drier Kalahari creating the magnificently rich wilderness area with amazing wildlife of the Moremi Game Reserve. Rivers, lagoons, savannah, woodland, Moremi offers some excellent game viewing. With over 400 species of birds, Moremi is also a great place to sight leopard, lion, wild dog, elephant, giraffe and a variety of antelope. We spend our time on game drives in Moremi GR and the surrounding concession along the Khwai River where the lagoons attract the thirsty animals to drink in late afternoon. Our lodge is on a private concession north of Moremi, where our boma overlooks a large pan. We enjoy our meals while watching the animals drinking and enjoy the wilderness far from civilization. On the morning of day 10 we have a game drive on the concession before heading back to our lodge in Maun.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

2 nights Elephant Pools Lodge – exclusive private tented bush lodge. 1 night Thamalakane River Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Day 8 & 9: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Day 10: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 11 & 12: OKAVANGO DELTA – SHAKAWE

We drive around the Okavango Delta, and north to our lodge on the banks of the Okavango Pan handle. From the lodge we’ll explore the Okavango by mokoro and motor boat. Tranquil reed lined rivers, crystal clear water and abundant bird life. Time to rest, relax and enjoy the views of the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Guma Lagoon – twin en-suite canvas chalets.

Meals

Meals:

Day 11 & 12: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: CAPRIVI

Crossing out of Botswana into Namibia and the Mahango Game Reserve. We game drive through the reserve to our lodge on the Kavango River. We spend our afternoon exploring on a river cruise.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Camp Kwando – twin share permanent tents with en-suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 14: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The Caprivi Strip, Zambezi Region, is a thin wedge of Namibia, which separates Botswana in the south and Angola in the north. We cross the Caprivi, back into Botswana at Ngoma and head to our lodge in the town of Kasane. The Chobe river attracts large herds of elephant as it flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park. Our final afternoon is spent on arguably the best wildlife activity in Southern Africa, the game-viewing cruise. See herds of elephants, large crocodiles, pods of hippo and other wildlife as they quench their thirst at the end of the day. The magnificent river sunset is a photographer’s dream.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Chobe Safari Lodge – twin chalets with en suite facilities.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Day 15: VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE – TOUR ENDS

Enjoy an optional early morning game drive (own expense) before our last breakfast together. We bid a sad farewell before we embark on a road shuttle transfer to either Kasane airport in Botswana, or Victoria Falls airport in Zimbabwe, in time for midday flight departures. Our tour ends 11:00am.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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