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Chobe, Victoria Falls & Hwange Safari

A spellbinding 8 day trip combining visits to Botswana’s vast and beautiful Chobe National Park, the majestic Victoria Falls, and Zimbabwe’s spectacular Hwange National Park. Varied and dynamic landscapes offer fantastic wildlife viewing, and the safari offers a superb range of activities from exhilarating game drives and peaceful boat cruises to cultural village visits. Comfortable tented camps, and a picturesque lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, provide rest and relaxation along the way.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,274 per person economy class from London

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Itinerary

Overview


  • 8 day safari with an excellent mix of contrasting safari in Northern Botswana and Zambia

  • Enjoy thrilling vehicle safaris, tranquil boat cruises and friendly village visits in Chobe National Park, Botswana

  • Participate in compelling daytime and evening game drives in Hwange National Park. Zimbabwe's largest park, Hwange is a rich wildlife area known as the ‘Land of Giants’ due to its vast elephant population. The park is also home to significant predator populations (lion & leopard) and relatively light visitor numbers making for superb game viewing.

  • Relax at the iconic Victoria Falls with activities including boat trips, helicopter flights, island picnics, birdwatching and plenty of adrenaline activities for those with a thirst for adventure.

  • Accommodation ranges from characterful and elegant tented camps in remote bush settings, to the delightful Waterberry Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, near Victoria Falls

Day-by-day

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND WELCOME
Arrive at Chobe National Park, Botswana, following a two and a half hour vehicle transfer across the border from Livingstone, Zambia. Unpack and settle into a 3 night stay in the delightful Chobe Elephant Camp, located high on a rocky ridge with fabulous views overlooking the Chobe River. Wildlife frequently wonders through this peaceful and remote bush setting, and the location boasts relatively low visitor numbers. The itinerary during your stay in the park is flexible, and can include tranquil boat cruises and cultural village visits, along with thrilling game drives.
Accommodation: Chobe Elephant Camp

DAY 2: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day exploring the beautiful Chobe Waterfront, found nestled in the north-eastern corner of this immense National Park. The waterfront is home to hippos aplenty, along with buffalo, antelope, lion and a vast elephant population. The birdlife is nothing short of spectacular, and includes fish eagles, kingfishers, egrets, black herons, sacred ibis and more, so binoculars are a must!
Accommodation: Chobe Elephant Camp

DAY 3: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
A second day of superb game-viewing. Chobe is a popular destination and can become busy, but there are still quiet corners to explore, and ultimately nothing can detract from the spectacular wildlife sightings to be witnessed here. Chobe Elephant Camp’s location close to the Ngoma Gate offers convenient access to the riverfront, giving its guests a daily head start.
Accommodation: Chobe Elephant Camp

DAYS 4 & 5: VICTORIA FALLS
A road transfer across the border into Livingstone, Zambia, takes you to Waterberry Lodge, an intimate and welcoming property with a relaxed feel, an inviting swimming pool and lovely views over the Zambezi River and game park beyond. Your itinerary for the next two days can be discussed on arrival at the lodge. A wide array of activities are on offer including guided tours of the nearby Victoria Falls, river cruises, island picnics, birdwatching and guided tours of the town and local markets. In addition, elephant back safaris, scenic helicopter flights and high adrenalin activities such as bungee jumps can be arranged.
Accommodation: Waterberry Lodge

DAY 6: VICTORIA FALLS TO HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
After a five-hour drive to the heart of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, unwind and settle into the delightful Somalisa bush camp, located in a breath-taking setting on an acacia island beside a seasonal floodplain. Recently upgraded, this elegant tented accommodation has an exclusive feel. There’s a small but inviting infinity pool which overlooks a nearby waterhole, and visits to hides surrounding the camp are also possible.
Accommodation: Somalisa Camp

DAYS 7&8: HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Characterised by flat topped acacia trees, wide horizons and sparkling waterholes, Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Giraffe, zebra, elephant and buffalo congregate in huge numbers at the waterholes, hunted by leopard, lion and hyena. Hwange is also one of Africa’s last strongholds of endangered wild dogs. With fewer restrictions than Botswana’s national parks, there is superb freedom of activity here, with activities including game drives, guided walks with birdwatching, and night drives.
Accommodation: Somalisa Camp

DAY 9: DEPART
Transfer back to Livingstone Airport

Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Waterberry Lodge

Victoria Falls

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

-Located on the Zambezi River
-Intimate lodge
-Good range of activities on offer

Chobe Elephant Camp

Chobe Waterfront

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- ‘Eco Style’ camp
- Authentic style
- Excellent wildlife

Somalisa Acacia

Everywhere in Zimbabwe

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Small, friendly camp
- Excellent wildlife viewing
- Game drives and guided walks

Details

Getting there

We usually recommend flying in and out of Livingstone Airport. South African Airways and British Airways both serve Livingstone via Johannesburg.

Price includes

Quoted Price is given for guidance and includes All meals, local drinks, park fees and scheduled shared guided activities at each camp / lodge. The rate also includes all scheduled road and small aircraft transfers.

Following a conversation with our Botswana experts to understand your requirements, we will provide a detailed tailor-made itinerary and quote including or excluding International Flights depending on your preference.

When is best?

This itinerary is possible year round, peak times are from about May until the end of October, which is the best time for game viewing and viewing the Falls with medium - high water levels. November to April is the wet season, with some camps closed and green season rates available.

Is it for me?

This safari is pitched with fantastic good quality, comfortable and atmospheric camps that offer comparatively good value. There are a number of options to upgrade camps at all locations, please call us to discuss. Whilst there is some room to downgrade camps to bring costs down, this would tend to have a disproportionate impact on the quality of the experience in these particular locations.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

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  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

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  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
    - Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
    - Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
    - Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
    - Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant

    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

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    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

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Alternative Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

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'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

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Families from $3,015 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,718 per person economy class from London

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'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,464 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,648 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,464 per person economy class from London

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