Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari

12 days/11 nights
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This trip combines Zimbabwes’s stunning Victoria Falls and iconic Hwange National Park with Botswana’s magnificent Okavango and Linyanti regions.

Discover the incredible wildlife of Zimbabwe’s largest national park, Hwange, and see the natural wonder that is Victoria Falls. Explore the waterways and wildlife of Botswana’s famous Okavango Delta, and the huge number of elephants, predators and prey of the Linyanti Reserve. The wide variety of ecosystems you visit also provide opportunity for a wide variety of activities from game drives to walking safaris and canoeing.

This is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary. We can easily extend or shorten the itinerary to include more or fewer nights in an area, and can mix and match the accommodation to suit.

  • Impressive Hwange National Park, home to huge numbers of wildlife
  • Majestic Victoria Falls, an African icon
  • Botswana’s Linyanti wetlands, best known for its herds of elephant and superior birding
  • The Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s last unspoilt wildernesses
  • Explore the landscape on foot or by vehicle, boat and canoe

The easiest way into the Zimbabwe is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start point for this safari. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

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Zimbabwe and Botswana

Sample Itinerary

12 days/11 nights

Days 1-3

Hwange National Park
Fly by light aircraft from Victoria Falls to Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park for 3 nights. Featuring 7 spacious tented rooms with stunning views of the wide plains, this luxury safari camp offers an authentic bush experience. The park’s huge herds of buffalo and elephant, and large predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog, draw visitors to this stunning wilderness. During your stay you can participate in morning and afternoon game activities and bush walks. LD (Day 1) / BLD (Days 2 & 3).

Days 4/5

Victoria Falls
Transfer by light aircraft to Victoria Falls. Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, featuring 72 contemporary air-conditioned rooms and panoramic views over the Zambezi National Park and a private waterhole attracting diverse herds of game. On Day 5 enjoy a half day tour of the falls and sunset cruise on the Zambezi River aboard the Ra-Ikane riverboat. BD/BLD

Days 6-8

Linyanti
Transfer by road to Kasane for a light aircraft flight to Linyanti Bush Camp, an intimate 12-bedded tented camp offering an authentic safari experience on the banks of the Linyanti marshes. This region features spectacular birding and wildlife viewing including lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, and is best known for its large herds of elephants. Activities include nature walks, game drives, mokoro excursions and boating. BLD

Days 9-11

Moremi Game Reserve
Transfer by light aircraft to Khwai Tented Camp situated in a community-run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp features 6 spacious Meru-style ensuite tents with views over a on the banks of a lagoon flowing into the Khwai River. This reserve is renowned for its vast numbers of predators, including African wild dog. Activities centre on 4WD game drives and nature walks. BLD

Day 12

Tour ends Maun
Transfer by air to Maun. Tour ends. B

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Zimbabwe Overview

What is the best thing to do in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe offers plenty of fabulous safari experiences and the two major national parks – Hwange and Mana Pools – are top of the list when visiting the country. For the more adventurous, Zimbabwe is one of the best countries across Africa for walking and canoeing safaris, whilst the magnificent Victoria Falls is a must-visit.

What is the climate like in Zimbabwe?
Overall the country has a pleasant climate but temperatures vary with elevation. The highveld has a moderate climate (up to 29°C in summer) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-October when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from June-August. October is the hottest month with days in the mid to high 30°s. Rain falls regularly in the summer (November-March/April) turning the bush lush and green.

How do I get to Zimbabwe?
The easiest way into the country is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start and end point for many safaris. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with?
Zimbabwe is easily combinable with neighbouring countries including Botswana, Zambia and South Africa – all of which provide a different safari experience. Another popular combination with a Zimbabwean safari is a visit to Uganda or Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.

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