Gems of Botswana, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Cape Town & Winelands

If you have been considering your first trip to Africa; confused on where to go; let me share with you this outstanding safari itinerary I created for long time scuba dive guests who are ready to head to Africa!

This is an outstanding, well priced 18nt extravaganza covering the finest game rich areas in southern Africa, offering a ‘real bush’ experience that combines camps in both countries for an outstanding value. Ending on a high note in South Africa, my favorite city in the world, Cape Town, with a night in quaint Franschhoek in Winelands!

Botswana is one of those rare places in the world that has the ability to leave an impression to last a lifetime. Varied scenery, offering some of the highest concentrations of game in Africa.

Zimbabwe is a haven for intrepid travels and adventurers alike. Dramatic landscapes under a perfect climate; its warm and friendly people; endless activities and some of the best wildlife encounters in the world. Boasting two world heritage sites, Victoria Falls and Mana Pools, there are endless corners of natural beauty to explore.

In South Africa, you can stand in a desert, climb a mountain and relax on a sandy beach backed by tropical forest. In addition, there is a vast abundance of wildlife to view from land and sea, plus some of the best wine in the world, and a fascinating cultural heritage to discover. This is one exceptional country!

Highlights:

  • 3 nights at Khwai Concession in Botswana
  • 3 nights at Linyanti in Botswana
  • 2 nights in town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights at Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe
  • 2 nights in Cape Town in South Africa
  • 2 nights in Winelands in South Africa
Day 1 - 3 3 nights at Khwai Concession in Botswana
Day 4 - 6 3 nights at Linyanti in Botswana
Day 7 - 8 2 nights in town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Day 9 - 11 3 nights at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
Day 12 - 14 3 nights at Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe
Day 15 - 16 2 nights in Cape Town in South Africa
Day 17 - 18 2 nights in Winelands in South Africa
Day 19 Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - 3: Khwai Concession, Botswana

Seat in Plane Light Aircraft flight - 30 mins- Maun Airport to Khwai airstrip

Extras included: Departure Tax; Non KRL Landing Fee

Khwai Tented Camp:3 nights in Tent on a Fully Inclusive basis.

Khwai Tented Camp in Khwai Concession in Botswana

Day 4 - 6: Linyanti, Botswana

Seat in Plane Light Aircraft flight - 30 mins- Khwai airstrip to Saile airstrip

Extras included: Non KRL Landing Fee

Linyanti Bush Camp:3 nights in Tent on a Fully Inclusive basis.

Linyanti Bush Camp in Linyanti, Botswana

Day 7 - 8: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Seat in Plane Light Aircraft flight - 30 mins- Saile airstrip to Kasane Airport

Scheduled Transfer - Kasane Airport to Ilala Lodge Hotel

Ilala Lodge Hotel:2 nights in Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Ilala Lodge Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Victoria Falls...

When you wander through the lush rainforests above the Victoria Falls, newly baptised in the mist, your ears holding the echo of thundering waters, it isn’t hard to imagine that this is where it all began. Eden.

As the land cuts away beneath the ancient Zambezi River, the waters plummet dramatically into the Batoka Gorge, over 100 metres below. The angrily churned up spray shoots skyward, painting the landscape in billowing clouds. This striking ‘’smoke that thunders” can be seen for miles, a geographic pointer summoning visitors into its presence.

The vibrant town of Victoria Falls is known as the adventure capital of the world, and if your eyes light up at the thought of conquering the “Stairway to Heaven” or “The Terminator” in a raft, then this is the place for you. While the notorious Nyaminyami (Zambezi River God) watches from its mythical depths, and the majestic basalt cliffs allow your passage through the canyon’s exquisite landscape, adventure seekers are assured of a good time. From Grade 5 white-water rafting, bungee jumping and abseiling the amusement never ends.

What makes this destination so memorable is the fact that it is perfectly combined with warmly hospitable people, exquisite scenery and an array of accommodation. Excellent game, historic ruins, fishing and luxury train travel are easily accessible from Victoria Falls, as are the neighbouring countries which border this fascinating town.

Day 9 - 11: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Scheduled Transfer - Ilala Lodge Hotel to Vic Falls Airport

Seat in Plane Light Aircraft flight - 45 mins- Victoria Falls International Airport to Manga airstrip

Extras included: Departure tax

Somalisa Expeditions:3 nights in Tent on a Fully Inclusive basis.

Extras included: Cons + Wildlife Fund

Please note: Conservation & Wildlife Fund is USD20.00 per person per night. Subject to change without prior notice.

Somalisa Expeditions in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Day 12 - 14: Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Seat in Plane Light Aircraft flight - 1 hour 50 mins- Manga airstrip to Mana Main airstrip

Shared Road Transfer- Mana Main airstrip to Zambezi Expeditions

Zambezi Expeditions:3 nights in Tent on a Fully Inclusive basis.

Extras included: Cons + Wildlife Fund

Please note: Conservation & Wildlife Fund is USD20.00 per person per night. Subject to change without prior notice.

Day 15 - 16: Cape Town, South Africa

Shared Road Transfer- Zambezi Expeditions to Mana Main airstrip

Seat in Plane Light Aircraft flight - 1 hour 30 mins- Mana Main/West airstrip to Harare International Airport

EXCLUDES FLIGHT FROM HARARE AIRPORT OT CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Private Road Transfer- Cape Town Airport to Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel:2 nights in Luxury Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Cape Town in South Africa
Cape Town City Tour

Day 17 - 18: Winelands, South Africa

Private Road Transfer- Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel to Avondrood Guest House

Avondrood Guest House:2 nights in Deluxe Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Avondrood Guest House in Winelands, South Africa
Winelands Tour

Day 19: Departure

Day 19 Private Road Transfer- Avondrood Guest House to Cape Town Airport

EXCLUDES ONWARD FLIGHT FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Download Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - 3:

Khwai Tented Camp,
Khwai Concession, Botswana

 

Day 4 - 6:

Linyanti Bush Camp,
Linyanti, Botswana

 

Day 7 - 8:

Ilala Lodge Hotel,
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

 

Day 9 - 11:

Somalisa Expeditions,
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

 

Day 12 - 14:

Zambezi Expeditions,
Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

 

Day 15 - 16:

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel,
Cape Town, South Africa

 

Day 17 - 18:

Avondrood Guest House,
Winelands, South Africa