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Hwange to Okavango

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Explore the main highlights of Zimbabwe and Botswana on this 10-day tour starting in Hwange National Park. Observe elephant herds and large concentrations of wildlife here before continuing on to Livingstone, Zambia for a tour of Victoria Falls. Next stay on the Linyanti Concessions near Chobe National Park and explore this diverse region before finishing up your Botswana touring with time in the Okavango Delta. Enjoy a different kind of safari experience here. Go on safari cruises in this unique habitat. This is a fantastic combination tour for those visiting this area who want to see the main highlights in both Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 2 : On to Linkwasha Camp, Zimbabwe
Days 3-4 : Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Day 5 : Livingstone, Zambia
Day 6 : Linyanti Concessions, Botswana
Day 7 : Linyanti Concessions Game Viewing
Day 8 : Okavango Delta, Botswana
Day 9 : Okavango Delta Safari
Day 10 : Fly Home

Highlights

  • Cruise the Okavango Delta whose waters attract a variety of wildlife
  • Hear the thunderous Victoria Falls with a stay in Livingstone, Zambia
  • Observe the herds of Hwange's "giants", or elephants that flock to the area
  • Wander the various habitats in the Linyanti Concessions near Chobe Park

Places Visited

  • Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Hwange National Park
  • Jao Camp
  • Jao Concession
  • Kasane
  • King's Pool
  • Linyanti Concession
  • Livingstone, Zambia
  • Maun
  • Ngamo Plains
  • Okavango Delta
  • Victoria Falls
  • Victoria Falls Airport
  • Zimbabwean Victoria Falls

Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Victoria Falls, Zambia Enjoy an afternoon boat ride on the Queen Sylvia Sunrise over Victoria Falls Beautiful scenery around King's Pool Your private plunge pool overlooks the delta Your private plunge pool

Day 1 Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arrive into Victoria Falls hotel today and settle in for an evening to rest up from your long journey.

Contact us to arrange additional hotel nights during layovers en route.

Day 2 On to Linkwasha Camp, Zimbabwe

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hwange National Park is home to Zimbabwe's largest elephant herds as well as large numbers of giraffe, zebra, and impala. A healthy population of the endangered wild dogs are thought to be the most sizeable here in all of Africa. Fly today from Victoria Falls Airport to Hwange main airstrip, and enjoy a game drive as you transfer to Linkwasha Camp, your home for the next 2 nights.

Day 3-4 Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Linkwasha is located on a private concession near the famed Ngamo Plains along the eastern edge of the park. These plains offer fantastic wildlife viewing year-round and Linkwasha overlooks its own waterhole that attracts wildlife to its front door. Set out on safari activities this day in Hwange National Park. Enjoy open-air vehicle game drives, walking safaris, and nature walks with your professional guide. Visit the local village for a glimpse into the rural life of the communities located along the edge of the park. These days are yours to plan your activities as you choose.

Day 5 Livingstone, Zambia

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Leave Hwange today and fly in the late morning on to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and then transfer by land to Livingstone, Zambia. Known by locals as the "Smoke that Thunders", these waterfalls attract visitors from all over the globe who are eager to feel the spray from the falls on their face. An ideal location for spotting game and enjoying a variety of other activities, the area offers excellent fishing, rafting, and other outdoor adventure activities such as bungee jumping. Stay at Toka Leya Camp which overlooks the Zambezi River. Included in your stay are a guided tour of Victoria Falls in Zambia, guided Livingstone tour, game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, or visits to the local village and Mkuni Market. For a nominal additional fee fishing, rhino tracking, or river cruises may be arranged. Helicopter tours, canoeing, jet-boating, and rafting are also activities available this day for additional costs.

Day 6 Linyanti Concessions, Botswana

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning fly from Kasane Airport on to the Chobe airstrip in Botswana and transfer to King's Pool. Located on the Linyanti Concessions near Chobe National Park, the river systems here create an important habitat for wildlife in the dry season. An abundance of wildlife make these unfenced private reserves their home. Large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, and elephant are found here. Wild dog, lion, leopard, and cheetah also may occasionally be spotted. This vast and untamed wilderness is a fantastic place for spotting game away from the busier crowds of the National Parks.

Day 7 Linyanti Concessions Game Viewing

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a number of private game reserves and safari camps. The habitat is a diverse landscape of forests and floodplains and attracts large concentrations of herds. Go on safari activitites such as day and night game drives and cruises along the Linyanti River when the water levels allow it. King's Pool Camp has a colonial-style barge for river cruising and game watching. Spend some time in the underground hide as well, spotting game from an up-close yet safe spot. Two scheduled safari activities are included this day.

Day 8 Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart from the Linyanti Concessions and continue on to an island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Here you find Jao Camp, a luxury camp situated in one of the most complex wilderness environments in Africa. The camp offers nine luxury tents with plunge pools, a wine cellar, and massage, all designed to ensure you the most comfortable stay in this unique area. This is a great way to pamper yourself at the end of the trip.

Day 9 Okavango Delta Safari

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The habitats here vary from lagoons to Kalahari grasslands, and both land and water experiences are offered from Jao Camp depending on what time of year you visit and the water levels. Boating and fishing take place seasonally. Day and night game drives are also a guest favorite year-round. Try to spot the elusive Sitatunga antelope here along with the African fish eagle, and Pel's fishing owl. Encounter wildlife in one of the world's few inland deltas. The diverse environment of islands and waterways with lush forests and calm waters creates habitat for a diverse range of birdlife and wildlife.

Day 10 Fly Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Fly on a charter flight today from the Jao airstrip to Maun, Botswana and connect with your flight out.

Jao Camp

King's Pool

Linkwasha Camp

Toka Leya

Victoria Falls Hotel

Per person starting at
$13,275

Notes

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Rates based on groups of 2 people in double occupancy.
Classic Camps rates from $9,195 per person.

Included

  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
    • 8 Nights Lodge
  • 9 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $1,645 Internal Charter Flights: Victoria Falls - Linkwasha - Victoria Falls - Kasane - Chobe - Jao - Maun
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees

Recommended Budgeting

  • $30 Meals not Included
  • $36 Airport Departure Tax
    • Zimbabwe ($15)/Zambia($21) taxes must be paid locally in cash. Botswana Airport Taxes are Included.
  • $30 Park Entrance Fee
    • Victoria Falls fee $30 pp. Other park fees are included.
  • $150 Optional Excursions
    • Free time in Victoria Falls and some activities have an additional cost
  • $80 Estimated hotel in Layover City TBD
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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