Safaris and Tailor-made Holidays To Botswana Africa

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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days  |  Starts/Ends: Victoria Falls  |  from USD $3,499  |   Guaranteed Departure 

A 7 day lodge safari combining the thundering Victoria Falls and two of the world's finest national parks - Chobe in Botswana and Hwange in Zimbabwe. Enjoy game drives and a boat cruise for a fantastic wildlife experience.

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Days 1-2

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure and perhaps partake in some of the optional activities that are on offer, such as a sunset boat cruise, bungee jumping, elephant back safaris and more! On the morning of day 2, you will have the opportunity to explore the mighty Victoria Falls on a guided tour. There will still be time for additional optional activities in the afternoon should you wish to partake in these.
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast x 1

Days 3-4

Victoria Falls - Hwange National Park. After breakfast on day 3 you will be picked up and transferred to Hwange National Park where you will spend two nights at the Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Lodge situated in a private concession. Your game activities, park fees and meals are included. The area is home to many predators and endangered species such as the wild dog, plus a very large and varied birdlife.

On arrival at the lodge you will embark on a half-day game drive in the concession and visit the Painted Dogs Conservation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the efforts made to protect the endangered wild. The next day is spent on a full day game drive exploring the magnificent Hwange National Park.
Overnight: Hwange N.P.  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 5-6

Hwange National Park - Chobe National Park. On the morning of day 5 take a short guided walk to a traditional homestead to experience the way of life of the local community. Thereafter you will be transferred to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, where you will spend the next two nights. Your package includes all your meals and game activities (2 game drives and a game viewing boat cruise). The Chobe River, which flows along the northeast border of the park, is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and Cape buffalo. The flood plains are the only place in Botswana where the puku antelope can be seen. Birding is also excellent here.
Overnight: Chobe N. P.  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 7

Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls. Depending on your departure time from Victoria Falls, you will be picked up and transferred back across the border to Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight. We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures again soon.
Breakfast

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set amongst pretty landscaped gardens, the elegant Ilala Lodge is the perfect place for exploring Victoria Falls. Spread out over two floors, the guest rooms are beautifully furnished in a classic style with teak wooden furniture. The falls are much more visible from the upper floors however the ground floor offers charming proximity to the friendly warthogs who frequent the hotel grounds to graze. The hotel also benefits from a gorgeous outdoor pool and award winning restaurant. Located within walking distance of the mighty Vic Falls.

Elephants Eye Sable Sands, Hwange N.P.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Looking out onto a waterhole, the Elephant's Eye lodge presents an unforgettable experience in the African bush. All chalets are spacious, private, and designed to offer the best views with maximum comfort and authentic African detail throughout. When you're not game driving you can enjoy sundowners by the pool or why not take a bath that discretely looks out across the waterhole? Located in a private concession 13km from the entrance to Hwange National Park.

Bakwena Lodge, Chobe N. P.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Run by Adam and Jen Young, the Bakwena Lodge is an eco-luxury resort on the banks of the Chobe River. Comprising of 10 chalets, all situated under the shady canopy of Acacia Trees with beautiful river views. Sample some delicious African-fusion food expertly prepared by the resident chefs. In the evenings why not grab a drink and sit back and enjoy the beautiful views in the Tree Bar. Perfectly located on the banks of the Chobe River.

Trip Highlights

Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
Chobe National Park, Africa's best Elephant Sanctuary
Hwange, Zimbabwe's largest national park
The Chobe River and wildlife along the riverbank

Included

6 nights upper to mid-range eco lodges
Transportation in a fully equipped Toyota Landcruiser or similar, with comfortable seating, windows for game viewing and a music system.
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and 7
Game drives in Chobe National Park
Victoria Falls guided tour
Visit to the Painted Dogs Conservation Centre
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Services of an experienced local guide/driver
Game drives in Hwange National Park
Chobe River game viewing boat cruise
Park entrance fees

Not Included

Optional activities
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
International flights and visas

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Elephant Lodge Safari - 7 days
USD $3499
USD $879
Tour Details
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Victoria Falls
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Mid-range
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Guide for included game activities
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 4
Extra Tour Info
About Lodge Safaris
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
Africa Traveller Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
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