Elephants | African Safaris | Africa
FROM: AUD $4,825

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.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Victoria Falls - Guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and optional activities in Zimbabwe’s adventure capital
Chobe National Park - Spectacular wildlife viewing during game drives in the national park
Dete, Hwange - Visit to a traditional homestead to meet a local family
Hwange - Game drives in Zimbabwe's largest national park and the adjacent concession.
The Chobe River - sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River, spotting wildlife along the river banks

Included

6 nights mid-range lodges (upgrade to deluxe lodges available upon request.)
For transfers between Victoria Falls, Hwange and Chobe, 2x4 vehicles may be utilised. Game drives are conducted in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles.
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and 7
Game drives in Chobe National Park
Victoria Falls guided tour
Visit to a traditional homestead in Dete
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Services of an English-speaking driver guide on the excursions specified
Game drives in Hwange National Park
Chobe River game viewing boat cruise
Park entrance and river usage fees

Not Included

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

Itinerary

Days 1-2

Victoria Falls

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, helicopter flights 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

Hwange National Park

Victoria Falls - Hwange National Park. After breakfast you will be picked up and transferred to Hwange National Park where you will spend two nights at a lodge situated on a private concession. The area is home to many predators and endangered species such as the wild dog, plus a very large and varied birdlife. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to embark on a walking safari, led by a professional guide. Here you will gain interesting perspectives about the fauna and flora in this area. The next day is spent on a full day game drive exploring the magnificent Hwange National Park.
Overnight: Hwange National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 5-6

Chobe National Park

Hwange National Park - Chobe National Park. On the morning of day 5 we will visit a traditional African homestead where locals will host you and share some information on their lifestyle. 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 scheduled activities including game drives and game viewing boat cruises.

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 National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 7

Victoria Falls

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

Prices & Dates

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.

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Dates
Per Person
Single
Supp.
16th Nov 2017 - 31st Dec 2017
Unavailable during this period.
AUD $4825
AUD $1340
AUD $4825
AUD $1340
1st Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018
Unavailable during this period.

Hotels

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.

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. The lodge is located within walking distance of the mighty Victoria Falls.

Sable Sands Lodge, Hwange National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Situated in the Dete Vlei just outside Hwange National Park, Sable Sands is a lodge consisting of 11 rondavel chalets. These chalets are scattered around the lodge's central swimming pool. Rooms are en suite with private terraces. The lodge contains a waterhole which attracts large herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and antelope. The lodge also boasts a library, lounge, bar and BBQ facilities. There are hammocks a plenty for you to relax in as well.

Chobe Marina Lodge, Chobe National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Located in the north-eastern corner of Botswana, Chobe Marina Lodge is the perfect base for exploring Chobe National Park. The delightful guestrooms are equipped with modern amenities and there's a choice of two restaurants for your evening meal. Pamper yourself at the Cathari Health and Beauty Spa or escape the African heat with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool. The lodge's lush gardens are also teeming with wildlife, so look out for fish eagles, warthogs, monkeys and more during your stay.

In Brief

Range
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Victoria Falls
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Mid-range (Deluxe available upon request)
Tour Guide
Guide for included game activities
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 4
Countries
Herd of elephants drinking at a water hole at Hwange National Park
Baby elephant following adult elephant across the dirt road at Chobe National Park
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls

Extra Tour Info

Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
About Lodge Safaris
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
Updated
1st March 2017

Thank you so much for all your help booking this tour. It was truly fantastic, all of it. The places picked were just wonderful. Ilala Lodge was like stepping back 100 years, timeless and beautiful, seriously everything was so elegant. The quality of the food and the staff rivaled some of the best places I've been to in the United States & Canada. The lodge which was truly incredible was Elephant's Eye! The staff there are just amazing, Privilege, Dorcas and Blessed at the hotel, then our top-notch guide Julius he knowledge of the park is superb. I couldn't believe what a beautiful place it was, right in the middle of a national park. We saw so much on the safari, it was truly stunning. So anyway, just wanted to say THANK YOU Can't wait to plan the next one.

Best,

Peter

Peter Janssen
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