Botswana and Zimbabwe Explorer

$7950-$11595/per person

Overview

Your safari begins with a breath-taking 5 nights of wildlife viewing in Botswana combining 2 nights at Khwai Tented Camp with 3 nights at Linyanti Ebony Camp, allowing you to experience both concession areas and their diverse wildlife and ecologies.  From there, you will have a gentle break from the bush with 2 nights at Victoria Falls.   Ilala Lodge, is a wonderful property from which to explore the area and the world famous Victoria Falls!  Your safari adventures will continue in Hwange National Park, with its stellar wildlife.  During your 3 night stay at Khulu Bush Camp,  you have the opportunity to spend time at the Painted Dog Research Centre.  The painted dog (or African wild dog), once truly endangered, are seeing their numbers grow thanks to conservation efforts – watching their playful interactions and hunting strategies is a unique experience.  Your itinerary will end with 3 nights at Amalinda Lodge in the stunning and spiritual Matobo Hills, where you can enjoy some wonderful activities including mountain biking, rhino tracking and a visit to the final resting place of Cecil Rhodes.

DAY
1-2

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Maun Airport – Khwai Airstrip  (± 60 min)
  • Stay at Khwai Bush Camp in a Tented Room for 2 nights
  • Twice daily camp activities (game drives, walking safaris, mokoro excursion) included
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Local Brand Drinks included

Khwai Tented Camp

Itinerary Details

The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season.Khwai Tented Camp has modern and spacious Serengeti-style tents, with stylish and comfortable interiors and private bathrooms with running water. The camp maintains a genuine safari camp feel comprised of 6 elegant tents perched on wooden decking overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon. The camp exudes the charm and aura of the old Africa in a new era, and provides a truly authentic African safari experience.
Besides the day-time drives which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe – guests at Khwai Tented Camp are able to explore nature after sunset with a night drive. This activity, along with the guided walking safaris allows guests to get an up close and personal experience with some of Africa’s nocturnal and / or more elusive animals. The camp also provides the opportunity to explore the great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands as well as open grasslands and banks of the Khwai River on foot.

DAY
3-5

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Khwai Airstrip – Saile Airstrip  (± 60 min)
  • Stay at Linyanti Ebony Camp in a Tented Room for 3 nights
  • Twice daily camp activities (game drives, walking safaris, mokoro excursion) included
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Local Brand Drinks included

Linyanti Ebony Camp

Itinerary Details

Linyanti Ebony is one of African Bush Camps family-focused camps situated in a private wilderness concession in the Chobe Enclave. The Chobe Enclave is home to large herds of elephants – giving you the perfect opportunity to encounter these giants up close.
Linyanti Ebony exudes a sense of charm and is built on raised wooden decks which overlooks the Linyanti Marshlands. Being in a remote area, the camp is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings with 4 traditional Meru-styled tents. The family tent consists of 2 interleading rooms, making the camp ideal for both families and groups seeking an authentic safari experience.
There are a variety of ways to explore the area, including morning and afternoon game drives and walking safaris, or nature walks for children under 16yrs. When water levels allow explore the Linyanti wetlands on a mokoro. And, if staying 3 nights or more, take to the skies and take in the beauty of the area and its wildlife with a complimentary helicopter safari.

DAY
6-7

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Saile Airstrip – Kasane Airport (± 45 min)
  • Private road transfer to Ilala Lodge (± 90 min, including border crossing)
  • Stay at Ilala Lodge in a Deluxe Room for 2 nights
  • Ra Ikane Zambezi River Sunset Cruise included
  • Private Tour of the Falls included
  • Breakfast included

Iala Lodge

Itinerary Details

Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As we are the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay. The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent à la carte menu and an unrivalled al-fresco dining experience under the starlit African sky, with the sound of the Falls in the background.About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park.

DAY
8-10

At A Glance

  • Road transfer from Ilala Lodge to Victoria Falls airport (± 30 mins)
  • Scheduled charter flight Victoria Falls Airport – Hwange Airport (±1 hour)
  • Stay at Khulu Bush Camp in a Bush Suite for 3 nights
  • Twice daily shared game drives included
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Local Brand Drinks included

Khulu Bush Camp

Itinerary Details

Hwange National Park provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. The park’s magnificent terrain ranges from desert dunes, savannah lands and mopane woodlands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests. Khulu Bush Camp “Grandfather” is located on a private concession of 6,000 acres.
One of the many charms of this camp is that it offers guests luxurious and private accommodation accompanied with old world hospitality.
Khulu comprises of 6 bespoke, thatched, safari style suites built onto slightly elevated platforms. Each well-appointed room is designed in a modern and contemporary style but has minimal impact to the surroundings and environment.The units have an indoor and outdoor shower and balcony for game viewing. The camp currently has a total capacity of only 12 people. All rooms overlook an ancient riverbed, the waterhole in this riverbed is known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and birdlife in Hwange. Khulu’s main area provides a full bar which also commands view of the waterhole and has in stock a variety of local and imported beverages.There is a plunge pool as well as a fire pit for stargazing and night caps.

DAY
11-13

At A Glance

  • Private road transfer to Amalinda Lodge (± 3.5 hours)
  • Stay at Amalinda Lodge in a Deluxe Room for 3 nights
  • Twice daily lodge activities included
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Local Brand Drinks included

Amalinda Lodge

Itinerary Details

Idyllically located in the spectacular Matobo Hills, the renowned Matobo National Park is known for its rich human history, its remarkably diverse flora and fauna and its magnificent rugged terrain. This unspoiled natural wilderness features a range of massive red-tinged, granite boulders interspersed with gorgeous wooded valleys making it a dream destination for hikers, climbers and nature lovers alike. Amalinda Lodge, an African inspired refuge, where world-class facilities combine with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty, for which the Matobo Hills is so celebrated.
The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, are among the most majestic rock sceneries in the world. Nestled in this unique range of hills is Camp Amalinda, situated only 45kms from Bulawayo.
Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms, which are all set into the huge boulders.
Each room is steeped in African historical artefacts of a bygone era and tucked away into an ancient bushman’s shelter, Camp Amalinda’s charm will leave an indelible impression on every visitor.

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