Intimate Zimbabwe & Botswana Lodge Encounter

15 days: The tour starts in Bulawayo & ends in Victoria Falls & includes all the highlights that we feel are the best in this colourful & interesting country. Priced from USD 4719 per person.

Our Intimate Zimbabwe & Botswana Encounter is a 15-day journey through the highlights of Zimbabwe  and Botswana – visit well-known attractions, explore the history & feel the thrill that Zimbabwe boasts. This Zimbabwe Lodge Safari and Botswana Lodge Safari combination is a must for adventure-lovers, family’s and couples. While you travel around Zimbabwe, you will stay in luxury lodges – lodges that we recommend & love.

This is a small-group lodge safari, giving you that intimate experience & feeling. The tour starts in Bulawayo & ends in Victoria Falls & includes all the highlights that we feel are the best in this colourful & interesting country.

Intimate Zimbabwe Lodge Safari highlights include; Matobo National Park and Rhodes Grave, Great Zimbabwe, Mana Pools, Lake Kariba and Matusadona National Park, Antelope Park, Painted Dogs Conservation Centre, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls.

Itinerary

Day 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

- On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
- This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group for your pre-departure meeting.

- A’Zambezi River Lodge 


Day 2: Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park, Botswana

- After breakfast your guide will take you on a tour of the mighty Victoria Falls
- We then travel to Kasane in Botswana, the gateway to the Chobe National Park.

- Chobe Safari Lodge


Day 3: Chobe National Park

- Start your morning with a hopefully spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park.
- Boat cruise on the Chobe River

Chobe Safari Lodge


Day 4-5: Chobe, Botswana to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

- This morning we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and to our lodge situated in a private concession near Hwange National Park.
- Numerous game drives
- A visit to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre

Sable Sands 


Day 6-7: Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

- Today we head off to Binga located on the south eastern shore of Lake Kariba, where we will board a luxury houseboat for a relaxing two-night trip.

- Umbozha Houseboats 


Day 8-9: Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe

- Morning game viewing activities on Lake Kariba and cruise back to Binga where our voyage started.
- We travel southwards to the majestic Matobo Hills & Rhodes Grave.
- We spend the next day with tracking rhino spoor by vehicle and foot.
- Game drives

- Camp Amalinda 


Day 10: Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe to Nata, Botswana

- We visit the Nata Bird Sanctuary

- Nata Lodge 


Day 11: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

- A very early morning departure leads us to Planet Baobab near Gweta, from where we embark on an expedition to Ntwetwe Pan to encounter some of Botswana’s distinctive landscapes and extraordinary creatures.

Planet Baobab


Day 12: Maun, Botswana

- Today we travel to Maun, a bustling safari town which serves as the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

- Thamalakane River Lodge 


Day 13: Okavango Area Botswana

- We will float in dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife.

- Bedouin Bush Camp 


Day 14: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

- Today we head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve & spend the day there.

- Bedouin Bush Camp 


Day 15: End of Tour

- Our safari ends after breakfast.

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Pricing

Prices 2018 *

Priced from USD 4719 / EUR 4530
(per person sharing)
Single Supplement: USD 1630 / EUR 1565
Local Payment: USD 250 / EUR 240

 

*All rates are per person rates
*If you are a single traveller, a single supplement may apply
* Prices may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations
**Please note there are limited singles available on this tour due to the size of lodges used, there is a discounted single supplement available for clients willing to share when limited single rooms available for certain nights**

Inclusions

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • All transport in fully equipped safari vehicle boasting comfortable seats, leg room and storage space
  • Exciting Game drives
  • Canoe experience on the Okavango Delta
  • Ntwetwe Pan expedition
  • Houseboat experience
  • Painted Dog Conservation visit
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls
  • Meals: 14 breakfast's 10 lunches and 10 dinners are included
  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide.

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks, tips and curios
  • All personal expenses.

Duration

Longer than 2 weeks
Matabeleland South Province ZW
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