|Safari Name||15Days Wildlife Family Breakaway Holiday|
|Destination||Zimbabwe , Botswana and Namibia|
Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at for your pre-departure meeting. Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge, llala Lodge or similar (rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Day 2 – 4: Victoria Falls to Hwange NP, Zimbabwe
Head to Hwange National Park for the next three nights. This afternoon you can partake in an optional game drive. Over the following two days, we will have 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 vast 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. We will also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect these endangered species. BLD, daily Accommodation: Elephant’s Eye, Sable Sands or similar (chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area)
Day 5: Hwange National Park to Nata Lodge, Botswana
Leave Hwange National Park and drive through the Matetsi safari area en-route to Botswana. The drive is beautifully scenic, with the chance of spotting game along the way. We arrive into Nata Lodge in the late afternoon. [BLD] Accommodation: Nata Lodge or similar (permanent safari tents with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Day 6: Nata Bird Sanctuary and Khwai, Botswana
After breakfast head off to the Nata Bird Sanctuary, to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, part of the Greater Magkadigkadi Pans. Camp is situated in a private concession in the Khwai area. Khwai is renowned for its large concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. [BLD] Accommodation: Bedouin Bush Camp or similar (semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms)
Day 7: Khwai River, Botswana
Day 8: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Today we 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. [BLD] Accommodation: as above.
Day 9: Khwai River to Maun, Botswana
This morning we travel to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The afternoon is yours to either spend at leisure, relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. Accommodation: Thamalakane River Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Day 10: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Early in the morning we leave Maun and drive to Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast. The next morning is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife and will stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, waterbuck or other animals living in this water filled paradise. [BLD] Accommodation: Guma Lagoon Camp or similar (permanent tents with en-suite bathroom, bar area)
Day 11: Mahangu, Namibia
Today after a Mokoro expedition leave the lush verdant wetlands of Botswana and enter Namibia. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific birdlife. [BLD] Accommodation: Mahangu Lodge or similar (chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Day 12 & 13: Mahangu NP to Chobe NP, Botswana
After a night spent at Mahangu Lodge continue your journey through the Caprivi Strip, crossing the border back into Botswana at Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Start your morning of Day 13 with a spectacular game drive in Chobe. You will return to the lodge for lunch, where you can relax until a boat cruise on the Chobe River starts around 3pm. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent up close photo opportunities. [BLD, B] Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Bush Lodge or similar (tented chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar)
Day 14: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Today we leave Botswana behind us and come to the place where we started this trip full of real African experiences – Victoria Falls. We visit the Victoria Falls on a guided tour and then have the rest of the day at leisure or to partake in one of the many optional activities. (For own expense). Accommodation: A’Zambezi River Lodge, Ilala Lodge or similar (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)
Day 15: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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A journey in Zimbabwe will take you through an attractive patchwork of landscapes, from central highveld, balancing boulders and flaming msasa trees, to laidback towns, lush Eastern Highlands mountains and a network of lifeblood rivers up north. Along the way you’ll receive a friendly welcome from locals, famous for their politeness.
Zimbabwe is home to wonderful sceneries and destinations like Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools. The country is blessed with diverse habitats, from the granite hills of the Matopos to the majestic mountains, lush forests and beautiful rivers of the Eastern Highlands. You can view game by open vehicle during the day and at night, walk with a licensed guide in all game parks and take boating excursions; other activities include canoeing, kayaking and white- water rafting on the Zambezi River. As such, there is much to attract the traveler, from wildlife viewing and adrenalin adventures to delving into the history of the Zimbabwean people going back thousands of years.
Located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe is landlocked and is surrounded by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the Southwest, Zambia to the Northwest, and Mozambique to the east and north. The Zambezi river forms the natural boundary with Zambia and when in full flood (February-April) the massive Victoria Falls on the river forms the world’s largest curtain of falling water. The Victoria Falls are a major tourist attraction.
Zimbabwe is home to wonderful sceneries and destinations like Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools and The Victoria Falls. A journey in Zimbabwe will take you through an attractive patchwork of landscapes, from central highveld, balancing boulders and flaming msasa trees, to laidback towns, lush Eastern Highlands mountains and a network of lifeblood rivers up north. Along the way you’ll receive a friendly welcome from locals, famous for their politeness. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking and white- water rafting on the Zambezi River. As such, there is much to attract the traveler, from wildlife viewing and adrenalin adventures to delving into the history of the Zimbabwean people going back thousands of years.
Chizarira National Park
Gonarezhou National Park
Hwange National Park
Kafue National Park
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
Mana Pools National Park
Matobo (Matopos) Hills National Park
Matusadona National Park