Trip to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

15 Day Botswana Breakaway

Ref: BWB15JN

Tour

This trip takes us through some of Botswana's and Zimbabwe's most magnificent Game Reserves.

  • 14 Breakfast
  • 11 Lunch / 11 Dinner
  • 1 English Guide
  • Dates on Request
  • According to Group Size
  • Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia
  • Starting & Ending in Victoria Falls

Countries

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Accommodated

Price

Single Supplement

€990

Park Fees & Activities

€320


Itinerary

Day 1 – Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe                                    

On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon may be spent at leisure enjoying one of the many activities available in Victoria Falls. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group at the lodge at 18h00 for your pre-departure meeting.

Accommodation: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.

Optional Activities in Victoria Falls

  • 15 Minute Helicopter Flight
  • 22 Minute Helicopter Flight
  • Boma Dinner incl. transfers
  • Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Bungee Jump
  • Bridge Swing
  • Bridge Slide
  • Historical Bridge Tour
  • Flying Fox (Cable Slide)
  • Gorge Swing
  • Zip Line
  • Horse Back Safaris (novice)
  • Canoeing (full day)
  • Rafting (full day, low water)
  • Rafting (full day, high water)
  • Batoka Gorge Hike and Ndebele Village Tour
  • Traditional Village Tour

Day 2 – Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe

Today you will have at leisure to explore Victoria Falls, the town and all of its unique offerings, from adventure activities to cultural experiences. In the afternoon we embark on a relaxing sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, basking in the afterglow of the day. 

Accommodation: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3 – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Caprivi and Namibia

After breakfast we head across the Kazungula border into Namibia, driving through the Caprivi Strip (Zambezi Region) to our camp situated on the banks of the Kwando River.  The area is lush and water-rich compared to the rest of Namibia, drawing abundant wildlife and villagers sustained by the large rivers and wetlands.We will arrive at our lodge in the late afternoon to enjoy sunset overlooking the river with a chance of seeing both crocodiles and hippos.

Distance: 345 km

Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4 & 5 – Caprivi, Namibia to Okavango Delta and Botswana

This morning we start early as we embark on a game drive in the Greater Bwabwata National Park, which extends from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east and incorporates the Mahangu Game Reserve. Elephant, roan, kudu and buffalo are amongst the animals likely to be seen as well as prolific bird life.

We cross over the border into Botswana and head to Etsha 13, on the western border of the Okavango Delta. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without reaching the coast, which makes it unique.  The next day is spent exploring the network of water pathways through thick vegetation in mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. We have the opportunity to stop at a secluded island to take a 1½ hour guided walk hoping to spot elephants, water buck or other animals living in this water filled paradise.

Distance: 415 km

Departure: 07h00

Accommodation: Permanent tents with en-suite bathroom, bar area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activities at Guma Lagoon

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute One Person
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute Two Persons
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight 30 Minute Three Persons

*Please note prices are subject to change.

Day 6 – Greater Moremi Area and Botswana

After breakfast we head south travelling via Maun to our camp which is situated in a private concession in the Greater Moremi area. This large area is renowned for its concentration of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during just one game drive. Game viewing is seasonal; depending on the time of the year you may see different species in different areas. The best time for game viewing is the end of the dry season or spring from August to November. During this season, in order for us to offer the best game viewing possible, extra driving may be required due to the animals migrating closer to the river. In the summer, bird life can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.

Distance: 420 km

Departure: 06h00

Accommodation: Semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms. Please note that there is no electricity at the camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7 – Greater Moremi and Botswana

We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4×4 vehicle we will explore the Greater Moremi area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. After dinner your guide will take you on a night drive, and you will hopefully be able to spot some rare nocturnal animals.

Distance: 150 km

Departure: 07h00

Accommodation: Semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8 – Moremi Game Reserve and Botswana

Today we head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Distance: 150 km

Departure: 07h00

Accommodation: Semi-permanent tented camp with en-suite bathrooms.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9 – Moremi Game Reserve to Nata and Botswana

Leaving the bush behind us, we travel east towards the Makgadikgadi Pans, once a large river fed lake which has become saline and empty. This area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands and forms the Great Makgadikgadi which comprises the largest area of salt pans in the world, covering some 37,000 square km overall. We arrive at our lodge in the late afternoon.

Distance: 430 km

Departure: 07h00

Accommodation: Permanent safari tents with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & bar.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10 & 11 – Nata to Chobe and Botswana

We head off to Nata Bird Sanctuary in the morning, which offers us the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view over the Sowa pan, which is part of the Greater Makgadikgadi Pans (please note a visit to the pans is subject to the road conditions and water levels as well as time constraints). After breakfast, we continue our journey north to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Chobe, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of elephant found on the African continent.

The afternoon is at leisure to partake in optional activities or to relax by the pool.

Start your morning of day 11 with a hopefully spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation until our boat cruise on the Chobe River starts around 3pm. Here we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, making for excellent up close photo opportunities.

Day 10 –

Distance:320 km

Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11 –

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 12 to 14 – Chobe, Botswana to Hwange and Zimbabwe

Today we make our way across the border into Zimbabwe and onto our lodge located in a private concession near to Hwange National Park, where we will spend the next three nights in this wildlife rich area. This afternoon you can partake in an optional game drive if time allows. Over the following two days, we will have plenty of time to explore this vast wilderness on game drives. Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and is home to massive herds of elephant, buffalo, and zebra and has a very large concentration of giraffe. It is also home to many predators and endangered species plus varied bird life. We will also visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to witness the work that is done to protect these endangered species.

Distance: 280 km (day 12)

Departure: 08h00

Accommodation: Chalets with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool & bar area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 15 – Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe

Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.

Distance: 190 km

Departure: 08h00

Meals: Breakfast.

Terms

DEPARTURE:

Please note that the daily departure times are a guideline only and are subject to change due to seasonal variations, as well as unforeseen circumstances. The final decision rests with your guide who will advise you at what time you will be departing each day.

On the evening of day 1, there will be a meeting presented by your guide, at 6pm, at your lodge. It is imperative that all clients attend this meeting so as not to miss out on any critical information.

Whilst it is our every intention to adhere to the above mentioned itinerary, there may on occasion be a necessity to make alterations in order to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore please treat the itinerary as a guide only.

TRANSPORT:

Planet Africa uses fully equipped Toyota Land Cruisers, Sprinters, 12-seater 4×4 safari vehicles or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing, a music and PA system.We endeavor to ensure that air-conditioning is provided, however we are unable to guarantee this for vehicles travelling through Namibia. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.Some game drives may be conducted in open-sided safari vehicles. For transfers between Kasane and Victoria Falls or Hwange and Victoria Falls (or vice versa), 2×4 vehicles may be utilised.

TRAVELLING TIMES AND DISTANCES:

All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

ACCOMMODATION:

We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. Accommodation is situated either in national parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps with en-suite bathrooms.

MEALS:

Where included most breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the restaurants of the various accommodation establishments, however on certain nights the guide will provide an authentic meal for the group, which will be enjoyed together in the evening, often around a camp fire. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

VISAS:

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit the countries stated on the itinerary. Kindly remember that clients would require a multiple entry visa for Zimbabwe, Namibia & Botswana should they partake on our Botswana Wildlife Breakaway scheduled tour. Please note that travelers entering Botswana will be required to present a valid international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever should they originate from or have traveled through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas within the preceding 6 months.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Photos

Accommodation

Price per person - Terrestrial

Accommodated

Season Room type Value
until 26/12/2019 Single USD 4885
Double USD 3735
from 27/12/2019 to 23/12/2020 Single € 4190
Double € 3200


Park Fees & Activities – EUR 320,00

Minimum 4 people per tour

Contact our specialist

Request a proposal

More trips to Africa