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14 Day Botswana, Vic Falls & Zimbabwe Lodge Tour

Duration: 14 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 63250.00AUD 4,960.78CAD 4,485.82EURO 3,057.03GBP 2,878.93USD 3,355.44

Travelling through the Kalahari, encountering the San Tribe with their interesting storytelling and dance, we venture to the heart of the Okavango Delta on search for the Big 5. We experience a traditional mokoro ride through a labyrinth of lagoons where elephants wade through the water. Explore a variety of National Parks for some spectacular game viewing and visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and Great Zimbabwe Ruins. If you are feeling adventurous, we also have a Camping Version of this tour.

Countries visitingBotswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Accommodation on tour:Guest house/Hotel/Lodge


  • Kalahari Gateway
  • San Tribe Encounter
  • Okavango Delta
  • Traditional Mokoro Safari
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls
  • Hwange National Park
  • Matapos National Park
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Tshipise Hot Springs

Below is the basic day-to-day brief.

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.

Day 1:  Johannesburg - Kalahari
An early morning departure from Johannesburg,  as we begin our safari to Victoria Falls. (This tour focuses on the diversity of Botswana - from semi desert of the Kalahari to the wetlands of the Okavango Delta.) We head North West to Botswana. Crossing the border we continue to the town of Kang, the gateway to the Kalahari.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2:  Kalahari - Botswana
We travel into the Central Kalahari. We spend the evening in the Ghanzi district, where we get an chance to encounter the indigenous San people. We have the opportunity gain interesting insights into the daily life of this nomadic tribe and about survival in the desert. We enjoy a guided walk as well as traditional storytelling and dancing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: San evening dance performance
Optional Activity: Guided walk with San Bushmen 

Day 3:  Okavango Delta / Khwai Conservation
Today we head towards Maun. When we arrive there will be a chance for you to take an optional scenic flight over the Delta. Following the optional flight, you will be picked up from Maun and transported to the Khwai Conservation area in smaller 4x4 vehicles.
This evening your expert guide will prepare you for an unforgettable experience in the Okavango Delta where you will take part in a mokoro excursion and game drive in Khwai. Get ready to be amazed by the stunning wildlife and landscapes of Botswana!

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
Optional Activity: Okavango Delta Scenic Flight

Day 4:  Okavango Delta / Khwai Conservation
This morning we wake up bright and early and make our way to the poling station. We hop into Mokoros (traditional dugout canoes) and we are steered through lily lined waterways by our Polers and may enjoy a nature walk on one of the scattered islands. Be amazed by the abundant wildlife such as elephant, giraffe, antelope and zebra. We enjoy a delicious lunch and make our way back to Moremi Game reserve for our thrilling game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. The Delta is one of the last true African wilderness areas and offers a unique view of the African bush. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Okavango Delta morning mokoro excursion/ Khwai Conservation afternoon game drive

Day 5:  Savuti Game Reserve
We embark on a thrilling journey from Khwai to Kasane via the Savuti Game Reserve. Be prepared for some bumpy roads as we traverse this incredible area in our 4x4 vehicles.

From wetlands to grasslands, the Savuti Game Reserve offers a variety of habitats for us to explore, increasing the chances of encountering a wide range of flora and fauna. In the afternoon, we reach the banks of the Chobe River and will be reunited with our truck in the charming town of Kasane. 

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Included Highlight:  Game drive through Savuti Game reserve in 4x4 safari vehicles

Day 6:  Chobe National Park
This morning we have an optional game drive in 4x4 safari type vehicles. after lunch and some relaxation we venture out to enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Chobe River where we get up close to the elephants wading in the water. Have your camera ready.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Chobe National Park boat cruise
Optional Activity:  Chobe National Park game drive

Day 7:  Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Leaving Botswana we cross into Zimbabwe and make the short trip to Victoria Falls. The mighty Victoria Falls is one of Southern Africa’s top destinations and offers stunning scenery and loads of activities. A visit to Victoria Falls National Park allows us to take in the spectacle of the Zambezi thundering over the falls. The afternoon is at your leisure and you can use the time to partake in one of the adrenaline activities – including rafting the rapids of the Zambezi.  Alternatively one can spend time browsing the craft and curio markets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activities: Visit Vic Falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flights, Boma Dinner Experience

Day 8:  Victoria Falls
Our Botswana and Victoria Falls tour ends after breakfast. It is recommended that one plans for an extra day in Victoria Falls as there is much to see and do.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activity: Visit Vic Falls, Bungee Jump, Gorge Swing, Sunset Cruise, Helicopter Flight, Boma Dinner Experience

Day 9: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park
This morning we say goodbye to the mighty Falls and make our way to Hwange National Park, with it's huge variety of wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activity: Vic Falls Entry, Hwange Sundowner Drive

Day 10: Hwange National Park
We spend the day on an exciting game drive in open 4x4 vehicles on search for wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Full Day Hwange National Park Game Drive

Day 11: Matapos National Park
We enjoy breakfast and head for Bulawayo. Our afternoon we explore Matapos National park with our expert guide. The area is where we find black and white rhino. We make our way back to Bulawayo where we sleep for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon Game Drive in Matapos National Park

Day 12: Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Our travels take us to Masvingo and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, which we explore it's fascinating history.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Visit to Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Day 13: Tshipise
We depart from Zimbabwe and travel to South Africa this afternoon. we have the chance to go have a swim in the hot springs of Tshipise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Tshipise Hot Springs

Day 14: Johannesburg
Today we head to Johannesburg where we will end our tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period.

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 63250.00AUD 4,960.78CAD 4,485.82EURO 3,057.03GBP 2,878.93USD 3,355.44

2023 Tour Prices - Per person

ZAR 63,250 - Accommodated
ZAR 5,550 - Single Supplement (mandatory for single travelers)

ZAR 52,250 - Camping
ZAR 2,300 - Single Supplement (optional)

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Qualified guides
  • Guesthouse / Lodge / Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).
This tour has a duration of: 14 Days

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