13 Nights Zimbabwe & Botswana

Highlights:

  • Tracking both white and black rhino on foot
  • Game drives, game walks, ‘pump runs’ (a full day out in Hwange National Park) and a school tour and village visit
  • Elephant interaction experience
  • Afternoon/evening game drives, motorised boat and mokoro excursions, guided bush walks (guide availability dependent) and catch & release fishing in Okavango Delta
Day 1 Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2 - 4 Camp Amalinda, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe
Day 5 - 7 Bomani Tented Lodge, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Day 8 - 9 The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 10 - 11 Duba Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Day 12 - 13 Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1:

Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle.

Airport Shuttle Transfer - OR Tambo Airport to Peermont D’oreale Grande.

Days 2 - 4:

Scheduled Regional Flight: OR Tambo Airport to Bulawayo Airport.
Road transfer to Camp Amalinda.

Camp Amalinda has been a highlight on the Zimbabwe safari circuit for many years and is a must for the safari enthusiast who is looking for more than just a wildlife experience. Activities are many and varied and with prior warning can be tailored to introduce guests to the grandeur and beauty of the Matobo area, its history and inhabitants in the company of archaeologist and historian, Paul Hubbard. Depending on fitness levels walking may be in the form of a gentle walk to visit nearby San rock art sites or on a more strenuous full day hike to Nanke Cave (on request and weather permitting).

Tracking both white and black rhino on foot in the company of a professional guide is an incredibly rewarding experience. Drive through the park as you explore in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes and King Mzilikaze, chief of the Matabele, before visiting Rhodes final resting place atop 'View of the World'.

On a cultural excursion gain an insight into the everyday life of the local Matabele when visiting a 'real' homestead, an orphanage, primary school and rural clinic.

Days 5 - 7:

Road transfer to Bomani Tented Lodge.

A charming camp with that indefinable “something”, Bomani Tented Lodge is situated in a private concession in an exclusive area of south east Hwange National Park. Overlooking Bomani Pan which lies on the Ngoma Plain this is a vast and incredibly beautiful area dotted with pans, ponds, wetlands, palm savannah and grasslands, supporting an abundance of wildlife.

Activities include game drives on the concession and into Hwange National Park. Night drives and walks are conducted within the camp's private concession. An interesting full day activity is the "pump" run which takes place during the dry season (May to November). Guest can participate in the delivery of diesel, spare parts and provisions to the pump attendants who look after the waterholes maintained by Bomani along the southern side of the park.

Upliftment of the local community has always played a very important role in the life of Bomani. Guests are encouraged to visit neighbouring villages where they will gain an insight into Ndebele people's lives. This is a genuine, rewarding and heart-warming experience.

Days 8 - 9:

Road transfer to The Elephant Camp.

The Elephant Camp is a luxury, intimate lodge under canvas just 10km outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Situated on a private concession bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls' spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Activities at The Elephant Camp include a 15 minute elephant interaction experience at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary within the Elephant Camp concession. There are daily complimentary shuttles into Victoria Falls to take part in the many activities based there.

Days 10 - 11:

Road transfer to Kasane Airport.
Shared Light Aircraft Flight: Kasane Airport to Duba Plains Camp airstrip.

A remote and intimate tented camp, Duba Plains Camp is situated in the very northern reaches of the Okavango Delta in the 30,000 hectare Kwedi Concession. Set on a tree-covered island Duba Plains has beautiful views over the delta flood plains.

Activities offered at Duba Plains are largely land based, however boating activities are available if water levels allow. Game drives are in the morning and late afternoon with land rovers accommodating a maximum of seven guests.

Days 12 - 13:

Shared Light Aircraft Flight: Duba Plains Camp airstrip to Shinde airstrip.

A land and water based camp, Shinde is located on a private concession in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta on a lush palm island. Nestled on the edge of Shinde Lagoon amongst shady trees, this well-established camp is surrounded by permanent water and long views over the grass plains.

Shinde offers year round morning and afternoon/evening game drives, motorised boat and mokoro excursions, guided bush walks (guide availability dependent) and catch and release fishing (excluding January and February).

Day 14:

Shared Light Aircraft Flight: Shinde airstrip to Maun Airport.

Scheduled Regional Flight: Maun Airport to OR Tambo Airport.

Download Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel,
Johannesburg, South Africa

Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel - Johannesburg, South Africa

Days 2 - 4:

Camp Amalinda,
Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe

Camp Amalinda - Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe

Days 5 - 7:

Bomani Tented Lodge,
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Bomani Tented Lodge - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Days 8 - 9:

The Elephant Camp,
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Elephant Camp - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Days 10 - 11:

Duba Expedition Camp,
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Duba Expedition Camp - Okavango Delta, Botswana

Days 12 - 13:

Shinde Camp,
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Shinde Camp - Okavango Delta, Botswana