Zimbabwe / Botswana Tour 2019

September 11 – 21, 2019

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Zimbabwe / Botswana Tour
Zimbabwe / Botswana Tour
Zimbabwe / Botswana Tour

Discover Zimbabwe & Botswana

What to Expect

Discover a world you only dreamed of before, from amazing game drives to spotting lions, leopards and elephants in Hwange National Park, surreal river safaris amid wild hippo and crocodiles, to mesmerising sunrise bush walks and alfresco dinners under the wide African skies.

From elephant highways and hidden watering holes where Africa’s greatest creatures flock, picnics on the banks of the Zambezi to sipping Sundowners over the wide savannah plains… prepare to be wowed on this wonderful escape.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience game wildlife at Hwange National Park
  • River safaris amid hippos and crocodiles
  • Mesmerising sunrise bush walks
  • Alfresco dining under African skies
  • Picnic on the riverbanks of the Zambezi
  • The ‘Elephant Highway’ to Chobe National Park
  • Canoe the Okavango Delta and more!
Zimbabwe / Botswana Tour

Zimbabwe / Botswana Tour Itinerary*:

Day 1 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe, known for its wild adventure and immense natural beauty. Once we land at Victoria Falls Airport, a private transfer will be waiting to escort us to our hotel with its spectacular views of buffalo, elephant, hyena and other wildlife.

Settle in and freshen up and then it’s time to meet your new Voyage girlfriends. Prepare to celebrate the start of an incredible adventure with a welcome dinner at the Boma and Drum Experience and raise a toast to an epic ten days ahead.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Meals:  Dinner

Day 2 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After breakfast we visit Zimbabwe’s spectacular displays and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ionic Victoria Falls. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”), it stands over 100 metres tall and 1700 metres wide with sprays that can reach as high as 500 metres – prepare to get just a little bit wet!

After we take a visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust where we will learn about the amazing work this organisation does for its conservation in the area.

This afternoon there is an optional helicopter ride over the falls, before we board our sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax and soak up the last rays of the African sun as you gently drift along the Zambezi River where there’s a great chance you’ll spot or hear elephant, hippo, crocodile, magnificent birds and other wildlife.

We end the day and Vic Falls River Brew to enjoy some sundowners and reflect on the day. (Dinner and drinks at own cost).

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 3 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
It’s an early start today but such an amazing day as we head out for our Zambezi Canoeing Safari.

The river above the Victoria Falls changes its nature continuously, from wide open expanses of water to narrow tree lined channels meandering between the myriad of rock and sand islands.

This makes it an awesome Zambezi canoeing safari experience. Game is abundant and we may get to see Hippos, Crocodile, Elephants, Waterbuck, the elusive Cape Clawless Otter and hundreds of bird species.

The rest of the evening is yours to spend at leisure with your fellow girlfriends.

Hotel: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge or similar

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4 - Hwange-Zimbabwe
Today we’ll drive around two hours south through Zimbabwe to Hwange National Park. The oldest and largest national park in the whole country, Hwange is home to some of Africa’s most famous big animals; lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo.

Ivory Lodge our stilted hotel for the next two nights which gives you amazing elevated views over the watering hole that’s frequently visited by elephants, predators and a number of plains game species.

This afternoon we set out on our first game drive of the trip. As well as the Big Five, Hwange is home to zebra, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, wildebeest and over 400 species of birds, so keep your eyes peeled.

Hotel: Ivory Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Hwange National Park
Today is a day that you decide on the pace.

Enjoy a leisure breakfast or rise early for a morning game drive organised by the hotel.

Early afternoon partake in a walking safari or a cultural tour. You choose how much or how little you would like to do in these magnificent surroundings.

Hotel: Ivory Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Chobe-Botswana
This morning we make tracks after breakfast and travel towards Kasane, a town on the edge of Chobe National Park (approximately 7hrs).

It’s a long day but we’ll have plenty of stops along the way, and good for us, the stretch of road we travel on is known as the ‘Elephant Highway’, and with no fences elephants are free to move between Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and Botswana, so we may be lucky enough to have a few stops for elephants crossing!

Botswana’s first national park, Chobe, is best known for its high concentration of elephants and we’ll spend the next two nights in the perfect place to watch these beautiful beasts.

Once we arrive at the lodge, relax, take a dip in the pool, watch the abundance of animals whilst sipping on a cocktail before having dinner with your Voyage girlfriends.

Hotel: Chobe Safari Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 - Chobe-Botswana
This morning we wake early and take a early morning game drive in Chobe National Park, where we hope to spot elephants drinking at the waters edge, large herds of cape buffaloes and many impala within the park.

We’ll spend around four hours following popular animal trails, before returning for a well-earned brunch.

Cool down in the pool and relax before we head out for our breathtaking sunset cruise on the Chobe River.

Look out for bird life such as saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles and beautiful bee-eaters, as well as hippos, crocodiles and large families of elephants, with a sundowner drink in hand, the perfect way to spend the end of the day.

Hotel: Chobe Safari Lodge

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Gweta - Botswana
Today we have a 6 hour drive towards North-East Botswana to Ntwetwe Pans; a large salt pan situation in the middle of the dry savanna.

Botswana’s mysterious Pans is an area bigger than Switzerland, which was once the largest expanse of fresh water on the planet. Today, it’s a vast, salt-pan desert of shimmering sand and surreal landscapes is so vast you can see the curvature of the earth.

After settling in our quirky thatched huts and freshening up, we head out to the Ntwetwe Pans with our guide for an afternoon adventure.

Remarkably, there is life to be found here and on board our open topped jeeps we’ll see some of the uniquely adapted desert species such as bat-eared foxes, springbok, kori bustards, and maybe even the magnificent desert-adapted elephant and lion if we’re really lucky.

We then find the perfect spot to have sundowner or two whilst we taking in the vastness of this amazing scenery.

Back at the lodge, enjoy a delicious dinner with your Voyage girlfriends.

Hotel: Planet Baoba

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - Maun - Botswana
An early rise as we head out to get close and personal with the coolest residents of the desert, the Kalahari meerkats. Although not tame, they are used to our non threatening presents which means we can get a lot closer to them than you might think.

After breakfast, we make our way to Maun which is about a 4 hour drive and then the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure in this wonderful location with the most spectacular sunsets you can watch from your own private patios.

Hotel: Thamalakane River Lodge ort similar

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 10 - Okavango Delta
Today is another early rise as we venture out into the Okavango Delta, with our picnic breakfast in hand, to explore the Delta waterways in a traditional mokoro (a type of canoe).

Lead by our guide, who has exceptional knowledge of the area, we learn why the Delta floods and the effect it has on the animal life.

Drifting down the delta on our mokoro we are right in the middle of bird sanctuary where we can witness an amazing variety of birds feeding, mating and in the right season, making their nests.

This evening dinner is in the hotel restaurant where we can raise a toast to the end of an incredible adventure.

Hotel: Thamalakane River Lodge ort similar

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Departure Day
Our last day and time to say our farewells to this amazing South African adventure and head to Maun airport.

You’ve stood next to the spectacular Victoria Falls, cruised along the Zambezi River, spotted lions, elephants, zebra and giraffes in Zimbabwe and got close to the adorable meerkats in Botswana.

You’ve dined under the stars, had picnics in the Delta and sipped Sundowners with your fellow Voyageurs.

Definitely an amazing adventure that will stay with you for ever…

Meals:  Breakfast

*Itineraries and hotels are subject to change. Elle Voyage and its partners will strive to provide you with the best possible tour and experience. It is our intention to adhere to the outlined itinerary as published. However, please be advised that it may be occasionally necessary to substitute an activity due to events that cannot be predicted. Therefore, Elle Voyage reserves the right to make changes in accommodations, tours or excursions, meals, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable.

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Tour Details:

Dates: 11 Days/10 Nights
September 11 – 21, 2019

Where: Zimbabwe & Botswana

What’s Included: 10 Breakfasts/ 5 Lunches/ 7 Dinners.
Group Transfer to and from airport.

Group Size: 12 Guests Maximum

Tour Cost: £3199.00 Twin-Share Occupancy
Single Supplement: £700.00

All tours are quoted in British Pounds.

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Space is limited to just 12 guests. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

​To register for this tour, a deposit of £300 of the total tour price is required to secure your reservation.

Balance is due 60 days prior to travel.​​​​​​

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