STA logo
Start the adventure

CALL US ON

0333 321 0099*
Call us from 9AM-10PM Mon-Fri, 9AM-6PM Sat & 10AM-5:30PM Sun*Free within inclusive minutes package on mobile otherwise standard rates apply

Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari

Atoms/Icons/Calendar
10 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport
Transport
Private vehicle, 4x4, walking, boat, mokoro, plane.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (2 nts), safari lodges/camp (6 nts), bush camp (1 nt).

You will visit

Victoria FallsAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Maun

Trip Comfort

Moderate

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
Experience an unforgettable wildlife adventure through some of southern Africa’s most spectacular national parks. Keep your camera at the ready to capture lions and elephants in Hwange National Park; fly to the panhandle of the pristine Okavango Delta for bush walks with expert local guides; and cruise along the waters of the Chobe River to watch elephants drink and hippos bathe along the shore.
Botswana & Zimbabwe Safari
Starts
Victoria Falls
Atoms/Icons/Backpacker
10 Days
Ends
Maun

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.
  • Explore Victoria Falls at leisure this morning, and opt to take a guided tour of this thundering natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site. Later, transfer to the headquarters of Painted Dog Conservation. Learn about this non-profit organization’s work to protect and rehabilitate injured painted dogs (also known as African wild dogs), and hear from a conservationist about the threats to these endangered animals. Afterward, venture out on safari in Hwange National Park, one of Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife reserves and an important elephant sanctuary.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Set out on a full-day safari through the sweeping grasslands of Hwange National Park. Track the park’s resident elephant and buffalo herds, as well as giraffes, lions, zebras, and the rare African wild dog. This evening, relax on the deck of your lodge, keeping an eye out for the wild creatures that visit the lodge’s watering hole.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Depart Hwange and head north, crossing the border into Botswana and arriving in Kasane—the gateway to the stunning Chobe National Park. Settle into your lodge and embark on a boat safari on the Chobe River, the lifeline of the park. Look out for submerged hippos, basking crocodiles, bathing elephants, and an abundance of birdlife from the boat’s deck, and witness a spectacular fiery sunset over the river.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • This morning, continue your exploration of Chobe National Park, home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. On a safari along the banks of the Chobe River, keep an eye out for elephants, buffalo, lions, zebra, and rare semi-aquatic antelope, as well as an incredible variety of birds. In the afternoon, opt to take a photography river safari on a specialized photography boat.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Catch a flight to the Okavango Panhandle in Botswana, the narrow arm of the Okavango River that feeds into the famed Okavango Delta. Check in to our remote lodge, and enjoy a boat cruise on the winding waterways. This evening, hear about National Geographic’s Okavango Wilderness Project, a multi-year collaboration between international and local experts to survey the Okavango watershed’s biodiversity and ensure its future protection. Watch the National Geographic documentary “Into the Okavango,” and learn about delta conservation projects in the area.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Explore the breathtaking Okavango Panhandle with expert local guides. Navigate the wildlife-rich channels of the Okavango River aboard a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, and spot all manner of bird life on bush walks. Settle into your tent in our remote bush camp this evening. Enjoy a three-course meal around a roaring campfire while listening to the night calls of the delta.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Continue exploring the Okavango Delta’s untamed habitat on foot and by mokoro, spotting herons, storks, egrets, and other wading birds. Return to our camp later this afternoon and opt to relax by an open fire, or take a swim.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Fly to the frontier town of Maun for an evening of storytelling and traditional foods with celebrated local author Bonty Botumile. Born in Maun, Bonty’s work is dedicated to preserving Botswana’s literary heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Listen as she shares her in-depth knowledge of the region’s cultural history, and cap off the night with a delicious meal and colourful stories around a warm fire.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
Trip ID: dzxng