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Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana
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Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

This tour takes you from Johannesburg to Johannesburg in 16 days. PDFGrab the Tour Dossier PDF .

Current Price

EUR 1485  Currency Converter + USD 300 Local Payment EUR 80 Single Supplement (if needed)

Duration

16 days

Type

Small Group Tours, Camping Tours,

Accommodation

Camping

Tour Summary

Discover the landscapes and beauty of both of these gorgeous countries - from a dug out canoe in Botswana to the great Zimbabwe Ruins. Marvel at the majestic Victoria Falls.

 

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Tour Code

JJ16-14

A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you'll be staying.


Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 1, Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

We depart Johannesburg and travel to the Mpumalanga region of South Africa - meaning 'place of the rising sun'. We enter the Kruger region and have the option of trying out a sunset game drive.

Day 2, Kruger National Park

Game Drives and animal spotting take up our day with the odd stop for lunch or a swim if the weather allows.

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 3, Kruger National Park to Great Zimbabwe Ruins

We enter Zimbabwe and travel to Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins. These well preserved ruins date back to the 11th century and are some of the oldest and largest stone structures in Southern Africa and we take time to explore them on foot.

Day 4, Great Zimbabwe Ruins to Matopos National Park

Moving on to Bulawayo and the Matopos National Park. This afternoon we can explore San Bushman rock paintings and the next morning World's View and the site of Cecil John Rhodes' grave. Hopefully we will also see some Rhino here.

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 5 to 6, Matopos National Park to Hwange National Park

A local Nhanzwa chief gave Hwange National Park its name and today the park is famed for its large elephant population. We explore the park with our local guide, on game drives, for the next couple of days.

Day 7, Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls

An early morning game drive is a great way to start the day. After lunch we are Victoria Falls bound - home of the magnificent, stunning water fall with the same name. Here we spend a bit of time organising activities for the next couple of days.

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 8, Victoria Falls

Spend today walking around this little town with its BIG waterfall, rest by the pool, write your postcards, shop or chill out at a little cafe. If that sounds too relaxing then finish off the adventure activities you haven't tried yet!

Day 9, Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

This morning we depart Victoria Falls and after a short drive cross the border of Zimbabwe into Botswana. We set up camp for the night at the banks of the Chobe River and prepare for our first night under Botswana's star-filled skies. Chobe is renowned for the large herds of elephant around the Chobe River so bring plenty of spare film!

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 10, Chobe National Park to Nata

We travel south to the town of Nata - a bird lover's paradise! Due to the nearby Nata sanctuary and Makgadikgadi Pans the birdlife in this area is truly spectacular

Day 11, Nata to Maun

A short drive takes us from Nata, across the edge of the Pans to our next destination of Maun - base for Okavango Delta excursions.

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 12, Maun to Okavango Delta

You have the opportunity to take a 3 day / 2 night excursion into the Delta. You travel in local transport and then in mokoros, the local dug out canoes, which are poled by local guides through the winding waterways. These local canoes are a perfect way to navigate this waterway wonder - the biggest inland Delta in the world. Your guides will select a place out in the bush to set up camp. An afternoon game walk will allow you to experience the Delta wilderness in all its glory.

Day 13, Okavango Delta

Early morning and late afternoon game walks give you time in the middle of the day to relax, chill out and enjoy your surroundings. Why don't you have a go at poling your own mokoro? It is not as easy as it looks!

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 14, Okavango Delta to Maun

Today we return to Maun, however, you will have the chance for an early morning game walk before packing up camp. There is also the option of a scenic flight over the Delta in the afternoon - the best way to appreciate the expanse of waterways you have travelled through.

Day 15, Maun to Khama Rhino Sanctuary

We drive south and visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, established to breed with both White- and Black Rhino. We take a game drive to view these amazing creatures as well as other grazing animals.

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Day 16, Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Johannesburg

We make our way south to the bustling city of Johannesburg where our tour will come to an end.

Meals included in your tour cost

15 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 11 Dinners


Highlights included in your tour cost

Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Chobe Sunset Boat Cruise

Chobe River
Blazing sunsets
Up close to wildlife
Huge Elephant herds
Prolific bird life


Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Huge complex of 300+ buildings Old stone architecture Oldest ruins in Southern Africa Ancient trading post Mysteriously abandoned


Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Kruger National Park Game Drive

View the Big 5 in their own environment World Famous Kruger National Park


Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion

Ultimate Wilderness
Flaming Sunsets
Makoros and Polers
Campfire stories
Bush walks


Discover Zimbabwe and Botswana

Victoria Falls National Park

View the 'Smoke that Thunders'
Fantastic photo opportunities
Easy walking trails


There are 7 optional activities available on this trip.

Prices shown are approximate

Tour Starts Tour Ends Price Enquire or Add to Backpack

18 Oct 2014

02 Nov 2014

EUR 1485 + USD 300

08 Nov 2014

23 Nov 2014

EUR 1485 + USD 300

29 Nov 2014

14 Dec 2014

EUR 1485 + USD 300

20 Dec 2014

04 Jan 2015

EUR 1485 + USD 300

ROUTE INFO AND LOGISTICS

This tour goes through: Kruger National Park, Matopos National Park, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park & 6 other destination(s) in Africa.

TOUR DETAIL

Crew: 2 crew (including cook)
Vehicle: Safari Vehicle
Other: Sleeping mat included

Recent Feedback

Left quoteThe highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!Right quote

Anne B (27) from Ireland

Left quoteThe trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!Right quote

Michael & Silke from Germany

Left quoteI loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)Right quote

JoJo E (61) from Switzerland

Left quoteFinally home and had a great time…. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…Right quote

John E from Canada

Left quoteI did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.Right quote

Juca from Uruguay

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