Botswana Lodge Explorer 2019 Main Image - Chobe National Park - Africa Tours
FROM: £3,345 pp
Hwange, Chobe & Falls - 10 days map

SMALL GROUP LODGE SAFARI: Experience the ultimate Zambezi wildlife adventure, travelling through Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana on this 10-day lodge safari departing from Victoria Falls. Encounter incredible wildlife on game drives in Hwange and Chobe National Park, unwind with a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River and marvel at the spectacular Victoria Falls, all while enjoying comfortable lodge accommodation each night.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Victoria Falls - Begin your adventure in Zimbabwe's adventure capital and marvel at the thundering Victoria Falls on a guided tour
Livingstone - Explore the Zambian side of the falls Victoria Falls and enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River
Hwange National Park - Go in search of the Big Five on game drives through a private concession of Zimbabwe's best game reserve, home to a large population of elephants, rhinos
Chobe National Park - Spot an abundance of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives and cruise the Chobe River in search of hippos and crocodiles

Included

9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners
Victoria Falls International Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and a group departure transfer to Kasane or Victoria Falls International Airport on day 10
Victoria Falls National Park - guided tour of Victoria Falls
Livingstone - sunset cruise along the Zambezi River on the Lady Livingstone boat with drinks and snacks
Escorted by a licensed African tour guide, who is also your driver
9 nights mid-range (3-4 star) lodges, hotels and permanent tented camps.
Transportation in a 16-seater Mercedes Sprinter vehicle (with comfortable reclining seats, air-conditioning, USB ports and sliding windows)
Hwange National Park - morning and afternoon game drives into the park and concession, in open 4x4 vehicles
Chobe National Park - morning game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle and a sunset game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe river
Park entrance fees

Not Included

Victoria Falls NP entrance fee
Optional activities
Local Payment: USD$250 pp, to be paid in cash
International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Days 1-2

Welcome to Victoria Falls

Welcome to Zimbabwe! Upon arrival to Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to our guesthouse, located in the tranquil, leafy suburbs of Victoria Falls. The rest of your first day is free to relax before enjoying an included dinner at Jungle Junction in the historic Victoria Falls Hotel.

After breakfast on our second day we enjoy a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, in Victoria Falls National Park. The rest of the day is free to make the most of the available optional activities, shop at the markets and explore the town.
Overnight: Victoria Falls  |  Breakfast x 1, Dinner x 1

Days 3-5

Discovering Hwange National Park

Victoria Falls - Hwange National Park. Following breakfast we leave Victoria Falls and travel through Zimbabwe toward Hwange National Park where we arrive at our lodge for the next few days. Our base offers a secluded sanctuary for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts within the 15,000-acre private concession. Throughout our three-day stay, we enjoy both morning and afternoon open 4x4 game drives in the private concession which borders Hwange National Park. Here we have the opportunity to spot some of the unique wildlife that calls the park home, this includes elephants, rhinos, lions, and many different species of birds. The knowledgeable guides are committed to crafting authentic safari adventures which guarantee an unforgettable experience for all guests.
Overnight: Hwange National Park  |  Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3

Day 6

Livingstone & the Zambezi

Hwange National Park - Livingstone (Zambia). After breakfast in Hwange, we travel towards Livingstone, Zambia, passing through Victoria Falls along the way. The afternoon is free for us to explore the Zambian side of the falls, offering a unique view of the cascading water. In the evening, we embark on a sunset cruise aboard the Lady Livingstone on the majestic Zambezi River, enjoying drinks and snacks while hoping to spot more of the region’s unique wildlife. Afterwards, we head to the riverbank for a delightful riverside dinner.
Overnight: Livingstone  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Into Botswana

Livingstone - Kasane (Botswana). This morning we enjoy a relaxed breakfast by the Zambezi River. Leaving Livingstone late morning, we travel through Zambia, crossing the bridge into Botswana and reaching the town of Kasane. Our lodge, situated on the banks of the Chobe River, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, breathtaking sunsets, and rich diversity of wildlife and bird species. We have the afternoon at leisure for us to relax and enjoy our new surroundings.
Overnight: Kasane  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 8-9

Chobe National Park

Over these next two days we discover all that Chobe National Park has to offer. On day 8 we enjoy an early morning and late afternoon 4x4 game drive in the national park which is home to an abundance of animals. We explore the Chobe river to find large elephant herds and Cape buffalo and attempt to spot lions, antelopes and hippos in the parks woods and lagoons.

Day 9 starts with another early morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool at the lodge and in the evening we enjoy a sunset game viewing cruise along the Chobe River. Hopefully seeing herds of elephants on the riverbank and hippos patrolling the waters.
Overnight: Kasane  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 10

Victoria Falls

Kasane (Chobe National Park) - Victoria Falls. Today our African adventure comes to an end. Enjoy a final breakfast at the lodge before an included transfer to either Victoria Falls Airport or Kasane International Airport for your onward journey.

Please note: arrival time at Victoria Falls Airport will be approximately 11am.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. This safari has a maximum group size of 16. The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Local payment - USD$250 pp, to be paid in cash

Please note that this is payable locally on day 1 of your trip in the currency specified.

Guaranteed Departure
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
£3,345
£4,085
£3,345
£4,085
£3,345
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£3,345
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£3,345
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£3,345
£4,085
£3,455
£4,195
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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.

Bayete Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Nestled in the serene suburbs of Victoria Falls, Bayete Guest Lodge offers a tranquil retreat just minutes away from one of the world's most magnificent natural wonders. The lodge features a variety of beautifully appointed rooms, each thoughtfully designed to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. Unwind in lush tropical gardens, take a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool, and enjoy delectable meals at the on-site restaurant. With its warm, welcoming ambiance and attentive service, Bayete Guest Lodge provides an ideal base for exploring the breathtaking Victoria Falls and the surrounding adventure activities.

Ivory Lodge, Hwange National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Ivory Lodge is set on the edge of the renowned Hwange National Park, offers an intimate safari experience in the heart of Zimbabwe's premier wildlife haven. This charming lodge features spacious and elegantly designed treehouse-style chalets, each providing breathtaking views of the surrounding bush and a nearby waterhole frequented by elephants and other wildlife. With its combination of rustic charm and modern comforts, including a swimming pool, open-air dining area, and cosy lounges, Ivory Lodge ensures an unforgettable and immersive African wilderness adventure.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge, Livingstone

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Situated along the picturesque banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa offers a luxurious gateway to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. This 4-star lodge boasts elegant rooms and suites that blend African-inspired decor with modern amenities. You can indulge in the finest Afro-Arabian fusion cuisine in the traditional Zambian restaurant, relax by the infinity pool with stunning river views, or rejuvenate at the spa. The lodge is located 5kms from Livingstone and 10kms from Victoria Falls.

Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River in Kasane, Chobe Safari Lodge is is ideally located for exploring Chobe National Park. Rooms are spacious, with excellent facilities and private balconies. The restaurant serves a tasty selection of African and international cuisine, while the bar is a perfect place to relax with a cocktail in hand as the sun sets. The hotel also has an attractive sundeck and swimming pool overlooking the river. Keep a look out for warthogs scurrying around the grounds!

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Victoria Falls
Ends
Victoria Falls or Kasane
Departs
Year round
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Mid range
Local Payment
USD$250 pp, to be paid in cash
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 8
Countries
Minimum Age
10 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes - group transfer to Kasane or Victoria Falls Airport
Aerial view of the dazzling blue water of Victoria Falls
Herd of elephants drinking at a water hole at Hwange National Park
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Elephants standing and drinking in a watering hole in Kasane
Baby elephant following adult elephant across the dirt road at Chobe National Park
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