Victoria Falls | Chobe | Okavango Delta | Lake Kariba | Hwange
With some of the world's greatest wildlife, Botswana and Zimbabwe are perfect partners for a safari. Explore two of Southern Africa's most enigmatic countries with its endangered wild dogs, rhino tracking, iconic Victoria Falls and among others, a traditional canoe trip.
Day 1 - Victoria Falls
On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities available in Victoria Falls.
Day 2 - Chobe
After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls then travel to Kasane in Botswana, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent. The afternoon is at leisure to partake in optional activities or to relax by the pool.
Day 3 - Chobe
Start your morning with a spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation until your afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. Here you can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent up-close photo opportunities.
Day 4 - Hwange
This morning cross the border into Zimbabwe. Over the following two days, there will be plenty of time to explore this vast wilderness on game drives. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's finest havens for wildlife and is home to great herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied birdlife.
Day 6 - Lake Kariba
Today travel to Binga, located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Kariba, where you will board a luxury houseboat for a relaxing two-night trip. A variety of activities are available including game viewing, guided walks and fishing. Nestled in the mountains, Lake Kariba is a man-made inland sea guarded by enormous reserves of game and made beautiful and savage by sun and storm, earth and water.
Day 8 - Matobo
Disembark your houseboat and travel southwards to the majestic Matobo Hills, an area of exquisite beauty, steeped in tribal history, ancient mystery and dramatic rock landscapes. The national park has been given UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to both white and black rhinoceros, sable antelope and the world's densest population of leopard. Birdlife is prolific and includes the highest concentration of black eagles in the world. Once the home of the San (Bushman), this area contains the richest source of the rock art found anywhere.
Spend the following day in the national park, including an opportunity to track rhino spoor by vehicle and foot.
Day 10 - Nata
Leaving Matobo Hills and drive through the savannas of southern Matebeleland en-route to Botswana. Visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans.
Day 11 - Makgadikgadi
A very early morning departure to embark on an expedition to Ntwetwe Pan to encounter some of Botswana's distinctive landscapes and extraordinary creatures.
Day 12 - Maun
Today travel to Maun, a bustling safari town which serves as the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book an optional scenic flight over the delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and truly glorious oasis.
Day 13 - Khwai
This morning float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast.
Day 14 - Moremi Game
Today head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve.
Day 15 - Maun
Your safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Maun Airport in time for your onward travels.
*Book now and save up to 40% on second traveller. Based on two people sharing and first person paying full price. Book by 28 Feb 19. Limited availability and selected departure dates.
Price includes accommodation, all transport in 4x4 safari vehicle, game drives as mentioned, most meals, park fees and experienced local guide. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary.
Please note luggage restriction of 15kg. Flights not included. Discounted international flights available from most UK airports.
Discover amazing wildlife and sample the local culture on a real African adventure.
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