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Best of Zimbabwe and Botswana

Best of Botswana & Zimbabwe Inc Victoria Falls 14 days

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Best of Botswana & Zimbabwe Inc Victoria Falls 14 days

Visit two of southern Africa’s most amazing countries, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and experience at close quarters massive concentrations of wildlife – prides of lions, leopards and cheetahs, rhinos, hippos and elephants and thousands of antelopes. See the mighty Victoria Falls, travel the expanse of the Okavango and enjoy a smiling and friendly welcome wherever you go.

Highlights

  • Mighty Victoria Falls
  • Okavango Delta and Chobe National Parks
  • Superb game viewing
  • Rhino tracking
  • Walking & canoe safaris

What's Included

  • Ilala Lodge: Victoria Falls – Bed & breakfast
  • Other accommodations fully inclusive
  • Park fees
  • Conservation fees
  • Return airstrip transfers
  • Internal flights

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Zoe’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.

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As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.

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Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.

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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
1 - 3Days

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

After arrival at Victoria Falls airport, you will be transferred to Hwange Camp via Mbala gate. The camp is set on its own private concession within one of the most remote parts of Hwange National park in the Sinamatella area.

Bordering Botswana, Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe's largest game park with an area of 14,600km². Its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game vary hugely, ranging from the semi desert scrub on the edge of the Kalahari in the south, to forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north. The park is about two hours south of the mighty Victoria Falls by road.

Hwange is known for the sheer volume of elephants that are attracted to the park's waterholes during the dry season. Other animals that frequent the park are lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, baboon and warthog.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
4 - 5Days

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After an early ground transfer, you will arrive at Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. Wild animals are often seen grazing the hotel lawns, as the national park borders the front of the property.


Above the falls on the upper Zambezi, boats cruise the serene waters at sunset while the distant spray catches the fading light downstream. Below the falls, the Batoka Gorge’s rocky walls funnel the lower Zambezi into a sequence of exhilarating rapids. Aside from being a UNESCO world heritage site and a natural world wonder, Victoria Falls also forms a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

 

Victoria Falls keeps both the faint of heart and the adrenalin junkies busy for days, perhaps bungee jumping from a bridge, or a more sedate high tea. From Zimbabwe, you’ll get a frontal view of the falls’ wide curtain of water from viewpoints and footpaths meandering through a rainforest kept hot and humid by the spray of the falls.

Chobe National Park, Botswana
6 - 7Days

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Another early start for your transfer to Chobe and the Chobe Elephant Camp. The Chobe riverfront is an elephant haven; home to the largest density of African elephants in the world. 


Chobe will not fail to impress you as giant elephant bulls stroll up next to your vehicle, as well as the hundreds of hippos and buffaloes on the floodplains and prides of lions. Chobe is a great introduction to Botswana and also makes a rewarding journey once you’ve ticked off the big game. It is a super location for rare sightings like sable antelope, or to spot that elusive bird on your bucket list.

Okavango Delta, Kanana camp
8 - 9Days

Okavango Delta, Kanana camp

After your air transfer you will arrive at Kanana Camp, Okavango Delta, where the wild things are! This is an immense oasis teeming with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands. During winter months, water fills the Okavango; converting the floodplains into a haven of African wildlife.

As the water breathes life into the delta, its local residents shape and create it. Termites slowly build mounds into islands, germinated with palm trees by passing elephants. Waterways open and close on the whim of wide-bottomed hippos, forming channels where they meander through reeds, and leaving room behind them for mokoro (traditional canoe) expeditions. Amazing walking safaris also on offer from Kanana Camp lead by expert guides.

The Okavango has many guises, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable phenomenon of them all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals flock to where life is easiest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway, prompting a safari by boat instead.

Sleep under the stars! For three nights stays plus, Kanana Camp offers a special tree house to sleep under the stars (maximum 2 persons) which can be arranged on request. This is a unique experiential opportunity and not to be missed.

Starlight Bush Dinner at Kanana, Okavango Delta Dine under the African Skies Kanana Camp. In a secluded clearing under an iconic Jackalberry Tree, a magical four course bush dinner is set up. The gentle sound of a Scops Owl calling, the glow of a bonfire and Orion dancing overhead all makes for a memorable evening in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Arrangement on request

Shinde camp
10 - 11Days

Shinde camp

Board another exhilarating flight and arrive at Shinde, a mystical hideaway in the wildlife rich Shinde private concession, built in a remote and exclusive setting on the edge of the waters of the northern Okavango Delta. It is surrounded by waterways alive with birdlife and game.


The boma area at the foot of the lodge provides a meeting point for guests for afternoon tea, and a venue for stargazing in the evenings while enjoying a well earned drink around the fire. Activities at Shinde include game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles which offer some of the best dry land game viewing in Botswana, with frequent sightings of lions and leopards, exploring the waterways in mokoro, guided nature walks, night drives, and sunset cruises

Pelo Camp
12 - 13Days

Pelo Camp

After departing on your next internal flight, you will find yourself at Pelo Camp. The camp is completely eco-friendly and is ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting a classic, traditional Okavango Delta experience. 


As the camp is located on a small island surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on mokoro excursions, and boating. Pelo Camp is set in one of the best areas to see the rare sitatunga and red lechwe antelopes. Wildlife concentrations in this part of the Okavango Delta depend on the water flow and change from season to season. Birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts have a chance of spotting Pel's fishing-owl as well as African and lesser jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials such as slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle.

Maun
14Day

Maun

Fly back to Maun airport to catch your flight home

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Accommodation Options

Pelo Camp, Okavango Delta

Providing a true remote, genuine and wild Delta experience, Pelo Camp is set in one of the most beautiful ecosystems in the world - right in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

The camp has five intimate and cosy guest tents with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and covered front verandas on which guests can relax and soak up the wonderful surroundings.

Pelo Camp is located on a distinct heart-shaped island in the heart of the Jao Concession and is a tranquil retreat from the pressures of everyday life.

Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls

This elegant and comfortable hotel is located right on the edge of the Victoria Falls National Park and has excellent views of the perpetual mist from the Falls and stunning surroundings where animals, such as warthogs, graze on the lawns in view of the hotel terraces. The Falls are just a 20 minute walk away and the vibrant town of Victoria Falls is even closer making this a perfect base from which to explore one of the world's seven natural wonders.

Set in secluded surroundings on the Zimbabwean side of the mighty Zambezi River this beautiful lodge is the closest hotel to the falls and offers warm hospitality, luxurious accommodation, beautiful gardens, a fantastic restaurant, swimming pool, and above all, superb location.

Camp Hwange

Camp Hwange is set on its own private concession within one of the most remote parts of Hwange National park in the Sinamatella area, which is known for its rocky, hilly county with thick teak woodland.

The small and intimate camp offers canvas and thatch bungalow accommodations of a unique style, all bungalows have en-suite bathroom facilities.

Chobe Elephant Camp

Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the excellent Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.

Kanana Camp, Okavango Delta

Kanana Camp is set in the south western delta amongst grass covered islands formed by fertile eroded termite hills dotted with fig, palm and jackal berry trees. The Kanana area encompasses a necklace of islands on the Xudum River, northeast of Pom Pom lagoon and is incredibly picturesque with winding waterways meandering through open lagoons.
This traditional camp has an intimate and personal atmosphere, built among spectacular shady trees of ebony, acacia and sausage tree.

Shinde Camp

Shinde is a magical hideaway in the wildlife abundant Shinde private concession, nestled within the shade of ancient jackal berries, water figs and knob thorns and built in a remote and exclusive setting on the edge of the permanent waters of the northern Okavango Delta. It is surrounded by clear waterways teeming with birdlife and game, and offering a wide variety of activities all year round.

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