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Waterfalls, Wild Chobe & Okavango Safari

Zimbabwe & Botswana in 10 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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An incredible African Adventure from start to finish. From witnessing the magnificent Victoria Falls to wildlife spotting in Chobe, and Okavango Delta, the highlights of Botswana.

Trip Highlights

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    Chobe National Park
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    Kasane
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    Maun
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    Okavango Delta
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    Victoria Falls

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

A once-in-a-lifetime journey awaits in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Land in Zimbabwe to contemplate the mighty Victoria Falls, a true masterpiece of nature! Discover Chobe National Park and its unique wildlife. Venture into the Okovango Delta with the chance to see it from above. 

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

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Arrive at your departure airport, ready for a flight to Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. Night on board.

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Victoria Falls

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Arrive in Victoria Falls. Named after Queen Victoria of England by the explorer David Livingstone, these impressive waterfalls are just one of the many natural wonders of southern Africa. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Rest up and then perhaps explore the surroundings at your leisure depending on your arrival time. Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar
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822 Reviews

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3rd Day: Victoria Falls - Kasane

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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Kasane this morning to commence your exciting adventure! Cross the border into Botswana to Chobe National Park, wildlife’s playground. In the afternoon you have an optional 3-hour game drive* or take the rest of the day at your own leisure to explore the area. Overnight stay in Kasane.

*Optional Game Drive in Chobe National Park: Experience Africa's incredible wildlife first-hand in Botswana's first proclaimed national park. Enjoy the game drive in a customized 4x4 vehicle while you drive through an incredible biologically-diverse area.



 

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chobe Bush Camp or similar
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15 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Afternoon - Game Drive in Chobe National Park

Light

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4th Day: Kasane - Chobe National Park

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off for an excursion to Chobe National Park, Botswana’s first national park which stretches for 11.700 sq. meters. The park is well known for its huge population of elephants, who bathe in the waters of the Chobe River. Explore the park on a game drive in open safari vehicles. In the late afternoon, choose to embark on an optional boat cruise on the Chobe River. Spot the hippos, crocodiles, elephants and various birds, often seen on the river banks. At sunset why not enjoy on a river cruise whilst sipping on a sundowner drink. Dinner and overnight stay in Kasane.

*Optional Sunset Cruise on Chobe River: This magnificent cruise down the Chobe River is the best way to see the highest population of African elephants in the world in their natural habitat. Spot many other species native to the area, as well as flocks of beautiful birds and an array of aquatic plants.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chobe Bush Camp or similar
tripadvisor rating

15 Reviews

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Activities

included
Game Drive in Chobe National Park (morning)

Light

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Optional
Sunset Cruise on Chobe River

Light

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5th Day: Kasane - Maun

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After breakfast, pack your bags and transfer to Kasane Airport to take a flight to Maun, a town on the Thamalakane River in the North of Botswana. It's the beginning of the vast inland Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush wildlife habitat during the seasonal floods. In the delta, safari camps are dotted around the Moremi Game Reserve, which is home to hippos, lions and rhinos. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy some optional activities*; a Helicopter Flight over Okavango Delta and/or a Light Aircraft flight over the Okavango Delta. Overnight stay in Maun.

Optional afternoon activities (Please note: Depending on the flight schedule you might not be able to enjoy both activities)

Helicopter Flight over Okavango Delta: An outstanding perspective of the breathtaking beauty of this water wonderland. The views of the delta are complemented by pilot commentary about the delta throughout. With many of the Delta’s most remote areas not reachable in any other way, an aerial perspective is the ideal way to gaze over the vast Delta and its meandering labyrinth of crystal-clear channels.

Light Aircraft flight over the Okavango Delta (45 min): Fantastic scenic flight. An outstanding perspective of the breathtaking beauty of this water wonderland and the large animals which live within the delta on a light aircraft. Get a different perspective on the sheer size of the region you are visiting and the incredible beauty of this natural landscape from a birds eye view.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Crocodile Camp Safari & S... or similar
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62 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Helicopter Flight over Okavango Delta

Light

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Light Aircraft Flight over the Okavango Delta

Light

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6th Day: Maun - Okavango Delta

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Breakfast at the lodge. Today you have another exciting day ahead of you as you head-off on a Mokoro Day Trip*. The tour starts early in the morning with a speedboat cruise to the Buffalo Fence where you commence an unforgettable journey through the channels of the Okavango. Born and raised in the Okavango Delta, our local guides will show you their home with passion and knowledge. These experienced guides take you on a journey deep in the water system. Enjoy the peace of the delta in a Mokoro, the traditional african onetree-canoe. At lunchtime stop for a picnic on one of the islands before you venture on a nature walk to sport wildlife and learn about the delta, its plants, animals and the tribes living here. Feel the peace and spirit of the Okavango while watching hippos and elephants swim. Return to Maun by sunset. Overnight stay in Maun.


Please note that the first part of the boat journey can be replaced by a 4×4 vehicle ride if there are any adverse weather conditions.

*The Mokoro day trip is not suitable for children due to safety reasons. If you are traveling with children, you will enjoy a rewarding day in the Moremi Game Reserve. These areas are a combination of open savannah, tree islands and lagoons offering excellent bird and wildlife viewing.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Crocodile Camp Safari & S... or similar
tripadvisor rating

62 Reviews

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Activities

included
Mokoro Day-Trip

Light

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7th Day: Maun - Victoria Falls

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Kasane and head back toward Victoria Falls. Spend the day poolside or exploring the incredible natural landscapes of the area. In the afternoon why not enjoy an optional scenic Flight of Angels*. Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

*Optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience (13 Minutes): To put the Victoria Falls into a true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle become all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar
tripadvisor rating

822 Reviews

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8th Day: Victoria Falls

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the Zimbabwe side of the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Described locally as 'The Smoke That Thunders', Victoria Falls sits at the south of the Zambezi River, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder. During the afternoon we recommend the optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience* or the optional Boma Dinner & Drum Show**. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

*Optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience (13 Minutes): To put the Victoria Falls into a true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle become all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges.

**Optional Boma Dinner & Drum Show: Enjoy this wonderful feast with plentiful entertainment for an unforgettable evening. The entertainment incorporates mbira music, traditional dancers, a local folk storyteller, a fortune teller, a hair braider, elaborate face painters and souvenirs. You will be handed a djembe drum and given the opportunity to participate in the drumming show by learning a few rhythms. After the show, You’ll be invited to the dance floor! The evening is capped off a group of acapella singers serenading you at your table.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Shearwater Explorers Vill... or similar
tripadvisor rating

822 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
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Optional
Helicopter Scenic Flight of Angels over Victoria Falls

Light

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Optional
The Boma Dinner & Drum Show

Light

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9th Day: Victoria Falls - Night on board

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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through the South of Africa to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

10th Day: UK/Ireland

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Touch down back in the UK/Ireland and end your trip filled with memories of your African adventure. 

Included activities

Included

Game Drive in Chobe National Park (morning)

Included activity for day 4 in Chobe National Park

Enjoy an epic morning safari in Chobe National Park. During this incredible life experience, encounter plentiful wildlife including all kinds of game and predators among other unique bird species.

Duration 03:00h . Pick up time: 05:45 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The first part of the boat journey can be replaced by a 4×4 vehicle ride if there are any adverse weather conditions.

Mokoro Day-Trip

Included activity for day 6 in Okavango Delta

Enjoy the peace of the delta in a Mokoro, the traditional african onetree-canoe. At lunchtime stop for a picnic meal on one of the islands before your guide takes you on a nature walk to learn about the delta, its flora and fauna.

Duration 9:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00

Physical rating:

Light

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The tour can take longer.

Guided Tour of Victoria Falls

Included activity for day 8 in Victoria Falls

Visit the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder.  

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Afternoon - Game Drive in Chobe National Park

Suggested activity for day 3 in Chobe National Park

Experience Africa's incredible wildlife first-hand in Botswana's first proclaimed national park. Enjoy the game drive in a customized 4x4 vehicle while you drive through an incredibly biologically diverse area.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Sunset Cruise on Chobe River

Suggested activity for day 4 in Chobe National Park

This magnificent cruise down the Chobe River is the best way to see the highest population of African elephants in the world in their natural habitat.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Passport needed. Airlines need the customer's approximate weight for the helicopter flight.

Helicopter Flight over Okavango Delta

Suggested activity for day 5 in Okavango Delta

An outstanding perspective of the breathtaking beauty of this water wonderland. The views of the delta are complemented by pilot commentary about the delta throughout.

Duration 00:45h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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The airlines need the customer's approximate weight for the light aircraft flight.

Light Aircraft Flight over the Okavango Delta

Suggested activity for day 5 in Okavango Delta

Fantastic scenic flight. An outstanding perspective of the breathtaking beauty of this water wonderland and the large animals which live within the delta.

Duration 00:45h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Victoria Falls - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Kasane - Maun - Kasane
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior hotels and lodges. *
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide. **
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Safari 4x4 in the Chobe National Park.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrance visa to Zimbabwe (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

For Botswana a visa is not necessary but, for Zimbabwe, where you make two entries, it is recommended to take the visa type "Double Entry".
This type of visa allows you to enter to Zimbabwe twice in a period of 90 days. It costs USD70 per person and you apply for it on arrival at the Victoria Falls airport on the first day of your trip (it's compulsory to pay in cash at the destination) To apply for a visa online, visit: https://www.evisa.gov.zw/home

Please note: the Falls Park Fees are not included in the activity. It is USD50 per person. (pay at the destination)

* We would appreciate it if guests specify their intolerances/allergies so that the accomodations are aware of their preferences.

** Passport is required for some activities. 

Important: The airport transfer on departure is not included when adding additional nights to the itinerary. If required, a departure airport transfer can be added for an additional cost.

You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

 

  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least two blank pages.

    • Visa

      A visa is required. This is issued on arrival. Price approx. $45.

    • Currency

      US Dollars.

    • Language

      Shona is the local language, but English is widely spoken.

    • Electricity

      Voltage: 240 V. Adapter required

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 02:00.

    • Other useful information

      Customer can pay in US dollar cash. We encourage customers to change their cash into small denominations as change in Zimbabwe is a problem. They can also use their credit/debit cards.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.zimbabwetourism.net/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.


    Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

    Car seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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