Zimbabwe-Bostwana 16 Days

  • Destination: Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, Motobo Hills, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Price: $2480
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Best of Zimbabwe & Botswana 16 Days

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Overview

On the trip you visit the best of Zimbabwe and Botswana travel destinations.
Trip Highlights

• Bushman walks and interaction
• Matopo National Park (Rhino Tracking)
• Great Zimbabwe
• Antelope Park
• Hwange National Park
• Victoria Falls
• Chobe National Park
• Accommodation in Bushman huts.
• Scenic flights over delta (optional)
• Okavango Delta
• Moremi Crossing in Mokolo
• Makgadikgadi Pan
Included
• Camping Equipment
• Game drives in the parks
• Mokolo crossing in Moremi
• Chobe Game Drives & Cruises
• Falls Tours
• Accommodation
• Meals
• Drinks & Refreshments during drives
• Park Entry Fees
Excluded
• Visas
• Items of personal nature
• Insurance
• Gratuities
• Optional Activities & related park fees


Best of Zimbabwe & Botswana 16 Days – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
We leave Victoria Falls and drive south to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. This afternoon is yours at leisure to explore the city. Bulawayo is a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide open spaces. There is a fascinating National History Museum, which recounts much of Zimbabwe’s traditional and colonial past; also near the Old Town Hall is a vibrant curio market that you can explore and try your bartering skills if you see a bargain. The curio markets also have a wide array of handicrafts and artwork that are on display made by skillful local craftsmen and woman.
Day 2 Bulawayo/Matopos National Park
Matopos National Park is located a short distance outside of Bulawayo. The wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special culture and spiritual importance to the indigenous people. In the morning we will be picked up by knowledgeable guides that will take us to this beautiful National Park to embark on our game drive and provided the conditions are right we can view the game by foot as this reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino.
Day 3 Bulawayo to Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Leaving Bulawayo we head East of the country to a small town of Masvingo. Nearby is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southern Africa: the Great Zimbabwe National monument. Once a home to an indigenous population of some 10,000 people dating back to 1200AD, the area holds special significance to the country which took it’s name. We camp nearby for easy access and ample time to explore the ruins at leisure.
Day 4 Great Zimbabwe to Antelope Park
Located on Zimbabwe’s central plateau; we pass through the town of Gweru and make camp at the Antelope Park Private Game Reserve. This is home to numerous antelope as well as zebra and giraffe. Here we have opportunity to try various (optional) activities including game drives, (or walks), elephant back riding, river cruise, horse riding or even try ‘Walking with the Lions’ where you will ‘join the pride’ and venture out into the bush with several 6-18 month old lion cubs. Walk where they walk and go where they go; enjoy their play and exploration of their world – a real African experience!

Day 5 Antelope Park to Hwange National Park
In the morning you have the opportunity to do further activities before leaving Antelope Park and head for the worlds famous Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe’s largest and best known game reserve, which is home to 400 bird species and 105 species of mammals including the ‘Big Five’. Once the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, Hwange was set aside as a National Park in 1929. The park covers an area of over 14,600 sq km and is particularly known for it’s elephant populations and its concentrated with lots of animal species and amazing Bird life. Overnight in the Park Campsite , Main Camp
Day 6 Hwange National Park
Today in the morning we start our Fully Day Game Drive in Hwange National Park. Located in the far west of the country, Hwange sits in a remarkable belt of Africa, extending into neighboring Botswana. As well as elephants, the park contains over 100 mammal species including Africa’s ‘Big 5’ (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), giraffe, gemsbok and the brown hyena. We overnight in the Campsite
Day 7 Victoria Falls
Today in the Morning we start with a very exciting excursion A nature Walk in the Park with a Professional Ranger before leaving to Victoria Falls. On the way we visit the Hwange Wild Dog project. Here we see the efforts made to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wild-dogs. This is extremely valuable work on a species thought to number a mere 3000 remaining individuals in all of Africa. We end our day with enjoying the spectacular Victotira ‘Falls’ themselves. and the mighty Zambezi River and the activities that surround the area
Day 8 Victoria Falls
This day is busy with Optional activities White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Bunging Jumping ,Lion Walk, Elephant Back Safari .or you can have it for leisure
Day 9 Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park

In the morning you are picked up from your accommodation and transferred to the border with Botswana. After border formalities you travel the short distance to Kasane. In the afternoon we a going to do a Boat Cruise along Chobe National Park, following the Chobe River. Chobe is renowned for its huge herds of elephants that migrate between Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and the Okavango Delta.

Day 10 Chobe National Park
Accessible by 4×4 wheel drive only , a morning and afternoon game search on a drive to view all animal species mostly including the Giant mammal –African Elephant and many more. On these game drives nothing is more than guaranteed but yes a good chance of seeing all is available. The splendid trip one is allowed to take a camera and a video for wildlife shots.
Day11 Kasane to NATA
In the morning a drive linking the next sites will be Kasane to Nata of 4hrs – Makgadikgadi Pans – vast shimmering salt flats on the edge of the Kalahari basin. Sleeping out under the night sky under a blanket of stars is something. A marvelous sunset will be an experience around late afternoon hours of the, sightseeing that includes snacks.
Day 12 Nata to MAUN
Early morning breakfast then road to Maun of about 4 hrs drive in preparation for the Delta – shopping and a day to rest at leisure. Internet and connecting with friends from home about the progress in Africa , expedition .Optional scenic flights. In the morning we leave Maun on 4 x 4 vehicles into the Okavango Delta and journey for a day into the ‘Delta’ in mokoros (dug out canoes) and take a game walk in search of elephant, wild dog, buffalo, lion and more. 2 nights in The ‘Delta’a huge inland water system dotted with thousands of islands that are a haven for a diverse array of wildlife. This is a unique environment where dry land and water collides.

Day 13 /14 Okavango Delta

An early start sees us head off to the crystal clear waters of the Okavango. Water lily beds and palm islands make  the most great of experience We stop at an island for a nature walk, where we have the possibility of seeing wildlife.

 
Day 15 Okavango Delta – MAUN
We leave in the morning from Okavango to Maun, sleep over there…time to recap all experiences and a lot more info from the guide on general information about Botswana and other day forth coming excursions.
Day 16 Maun to Victoria Falls
In the morning, we drive from Maun to Victoria passing through Immigration allowing us entry into Zimbabwe