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Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style

Explore some of the iconic sights in Zimbabwe and Botswana in this 10-night journey. Traverse the massive tracts of Hwange's pristine land in search of large herds of elephant, especially the massive tuskers. Marvel at the majesty of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Take in Botswana's incredibly diverse wilderness areas from the wildlife-rich areas of the Linyanti to the iconic channels of the Okavango Delta. Safari in luxury in Southern Africa's most remote and pristine game-viewing destinations.

Trip Type: Wildlife

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Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style
Zimbabwe and Botswana In-Style

Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrive Victoria Falls

Arrive into Victoria Falls Airport where you will be met and assisted with your onward light aircraft flight to Hwange National Park. Upon arrival, transfer to the lodge where you will have time to freshen up before your first afternoon activity.

Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe, covering an impressive 1,465,000 hectares.  Once the royal hunting ground for the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, the National Park is now protected. With over 100 species of mammals and 400 species of birds, the most exciting is the 40,000-strong population of tusker elephants, whose presence is world-renowned.

Starting Accommodation: Linkwasha Camp
Meals: Dinner


Day 2 – Game Activities in Hwange National Park

Linkwasha lies in a private concession in the enormously productive south-eastern corner of Hwange National Park. Situated on the edge of the famed Ngamo Plains, which offer fantastic summer game viewing.  Wildlife frequently encountered in the area include lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, spotted hyaena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and reedbuck. Activities at Linkwasha include visits to the hide, walking safaris, day and night game drives.

Starting Accommodation: Linkwasha Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 – Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls

This morning fly by light aircraft to Victoria Falls Airport where you will be met and transferred by vehicle to Matetsi Victoria Falls Lodge.  Matetsi is set on a private 9.3 mile stretch of the mighty Zambezi – meaning “The Great River” in the local Tonga language. This afternoon sit back and let the gentle ebb and flow of the Zambezi lull and relax you while enjoying a sun-downer on the sunset cruise.

Starting Accommodation: Matetsi Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 – Victoria Falls

Matetsi Private Game Reserve, an unfenced 136,000-acre wilderness concession at the heart of the KAZA transfrontier conservation area, is home to vast array of wildlife from huge herds of elephant and buffalo to large prides of lion and solitary elusive leopards. Matetsi Victoria Falls offers the ideal combination of safari, river, Victoria Falls and relaxation all wrapped up in warm genuine Zimbabwean hospitality. Experience Matetsi Magic from sunrise safaris to sunset boat cruises. There is a wide range of activities available within Matetsi Private Game Reserve, and Victoria Falls town offers additional activities catering for authentic culture seekers through to avid adventure enthusiasts.

Starting Accommodation: Matetsi Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 – Victoria Falls to Linyanti

Bidding farewell to Victoria Falls, you will transfer to the airport for your light aircraft flight to Kasane in Botswana.  Once you have cleared immigration, you will be assisted onto your next light aircraft flight into the Linyanti.

Linyanti is situated north of Savuti in a corner of the Chobe National Park. In comparison to its neighbors in the East, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in the South, Linyanti remains wonderfully underused with a high concentration of game.

Starting Accommodation: DumaTau
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 – Game Activities in Linyanti

DumaTau is located close to the source of the Savute Channel, with access to the Linyanti Swamps, floodplains and mopane woodlands, thus offering an excellent combination of habitats. Well known for its elephant concentrations as they congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months, the area is also renowned for general wildlife including red lechwe, Burchell's zebra, giraffe, buffalo and warthog. Predator sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena are good.  While at DumaTau you will enjoy a variety of activities including morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, night safaris or safari cruise on the channel.

Starting Accommodation: DumaTau
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 – Game Activities in Linyanti

Another day in the Linyanti to explore the wilderness and enjoy the activities offered by the lodge.

Starting Accommodation: DumaTau
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 – Linyanti to Okavango Delta

After your morning activity and breakfast, you will fly by ligh aircraft to the Okavango Detla. The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetlandand which is fed by the Kavango River and Namibia's Caprivi Strip. Luxurious Vumbura Plains lies in an area that is a mix of water and dry land. The wildlife is diverse, so that both land and water activities on vehicles, mokoro and boats deliver an all-round African safari experience.

Starting Accommodation: Vumbura Plains Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 – Game Activities in Okavango Delta

The annually flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta surrounding Vumbura Plains are locally referred to as 'melapo' and offer good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah and African wildcat. Birding is exceptional all year round. While at Vumbura Plains you will enjoy a variety of activities including morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, night safaris or exploring the channels by motor boat or Mokroro.

Starting Accommodation: Vumbura Plains Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10 – Game Activities in Okavango Delta

Another day in the Okavango Delta to explore the wilderness and enjoy the activities offered by the lodge.

Starting Accommodation: Vumbura Plains Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11 – Depart Botswana

Enjoy your last morning activity before you are transferred by light aircraft to Maun airport.  Connect by commericial flight with your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Pricing

Package Level: Luxury

Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
1/6/2023 - 3/31/2023$14,890
4/1/2023 - 4/30/2023$18,075
5/1/2023 - 5/31/2023$21,705
6/1/2023 - 9/30/2023$30,505
10/1/2023 - 10/31/2023$29,740
11/1/2023 - 12/19/2023$17,095
12/20/2023 - 1/5/2024$23,095
Single Traveler
1/6/2023 - 3/31/2023$19,505
4/1/2023 - 4/30/2023$23,770
5/1/2023 - 5/31/2023$28,490
6/1/2023 - 9/30/2023$39,920
10/1/2023 - 10/31/2023$38,805
11/1/2023 - 12/19/2023$22,370
12/20/2023 - 1/5/2024$29,175


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms

Details

Length:

10 Nights

Pricing:

From $14,890 Per Person

Destinations:

Hwange National Park; Victoria Falls; Linyanti; Okavango Delta

Inclusions:

  • Airstrip and airport road transfers
  • Shared light aircraft transfers as listed
  • 2 nights in Hwange National Park
  • Game Activities in Hwange National Park
  • 2 nights in Victoria Falls
  • Sunset/Sunrise Cruise on Zambezi River
  • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights in Linyanti
  • Game Activities in Linyanti
  • 3 nights in Okavango Delta
  • Game Activities in Okavango Delta
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
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