A 15 day accommodated tour to Botswana and Zimbabwe – perfect partners for a safari where you will encounter some of the world’s greatest wildlife. Enjoy the guides’ expertise and knowledge of both countries and get to explore two enigmatic countries with its endangered wild dogs, rhino tracking, iconic Victoria Falls and among others, a traditional canoe (mokoro) trip along with an overnight trip on a houseboat.
Victoria Falls – a Natural Wonder of the World, Game drive in Chobe National Park, Sunset cruise on the Chobe River, Hwange National Park – a wildlife haven particularly for elephants; Wild Dog – Painted Dog Centre; Lake Kariba – one of the world’s largest man–made lakes and game–viewing opportunities from a houseboat; Matopos National Park and Cecil Rhodes grave; Nata Bird Sanctuary; Makgadikgadi Pans, Moremi National Park & Khwai area of Okavango Delta experience including mokoro excursion and game drives.
|Group size||Min: 4/ Max: 12|
|Minimum Age||12 years|
|Day 1 A’Zambezi Lodge Victoria Falls
Day 2&3 Chobe Safari Lodge Chobe Kasane
Day 4&5 Elephant’s Eye Hwange National Park
Day 6&7 Umbozha Houseboats Lake Kariba
Day 8&9 Camp Amalinda Matobo Hills
Day 10 Nata Lodge Nata
Day 11 Planet Baobab Gweta for pans
Day 12 Thamalakane Lodge Maun
Day 13&14 Bedouin Bush Camp Okavango Delta/Greater Moremi
Day 15 Return to Maun
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|Price Per Person (based on twin share)|
|Accommodated||US$4,570||Same price all year|
|Please Note: 2020 rates: Single supplement US$1,495, Plus Park Fees & Activities US$250, French/German Guide Supplement EUR75|
|Single Supplement||Yes - US$1495|
Your first night is spent at Victoria Falls, meet with your guide and group and from here the adventure begins.
The trip starts with a guided tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls and National Park where not only will you experience the power of the falls, but a true rainforest! From here cross the border to Botswana and onto Chobe where we enjoy an exciting game drive along with a sunset boat cruise along the river – 2 different ways to enjoy wildlife viewing and the diversity of Chobe.
Our journey today takes us a private reserve by Hwange where there is plenty of time to experience this vast wilderness on exciting game drives. Hwange is regarded as one of the finest wildlife havens with huge herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra and large concentrations of giraffe. Look out for predators and endangered species such as wild dog and rhino. We visit the Painted Dog Centre, set up for the conservation of the amazing and endangered wild dog en–route.
Onward to the banks of Lake Kariba, one of the largest man–made lakes in the world, though its so huge it looks like an inland sea. Tonight, is spent on a houseboat – one of the most popular ways to explore this area and enjoy the chance to spot animals, or perhaps join a little leisurely fishing. The lake is nestled in mountains, guarded by enormous reserves of game and made beautiful and savage by sun and storm, as well as by earth and water. Join optional activities such as game drives or a walk and moor by a sandy beach on one of the islands
Our houseboat experience comes to an end as we cruise back to the starting point and from here drive to the beautiful Matobo (also known as Matopos) is an area steeped in tribal history and majestic rock landscapes. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we explore the area watching out for game such as rhino, sable and to perhaps to spot a leopard in an area reputed to hold the most–dense population of this predator in the world. Birdlife is also prolific with plentiful black eagles. We join a guided tour to track rhino and also visit “World’s View” the resting place of Cecil Rhodes.
Cross the border into Botswana and continue to Nata, renowned for the amazing bird sanctuary which we visit in the afternoon and the chance to enjoy a magnificent and seemingly endless view over the Sowa Pan – part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans.
Planet Baobab is a quirky camp on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, close to enormous baobab trees and enjoy an expedition to Ntwetwe Pan to experience some of the areas distinctive landscapes and animals.
Onward to Maun, a bustling little town and the main entry point to the Okavango Delta, and the afternoon is spent at leisure or perhaps join an optional scenic flight to experience a birds–eye view over the waterways and channels of the Delta.
The great experience of the Okavango Delta begins with a mokoro ride where we glide silently past the vegetation of reeds and plants through the channels of the Delta – watch out for tiny (but noisy) reed frogs and brightly coloured kingfishers as they dive effortlessly into the water. We make our way to camp and this evening head out on an exciting night drive to try to spot nocturnal game not seen in daylight hours. Our days are spent exploring this wildlife haven regarded as one of the best in the world.
Our safari comes to an end after breakfast when you are transferred to the airport in time for onward connectionedit me