18 January 2017
Enjoy nine days of stunning scenery and fascinating wildlife on this tour of Zimbabwe and Botswana. You'll begin at the breathtaking Victoria Falls, the world's largest sheet of falling water, before continuing to Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Along the way you can expect to see elephants, lions, hippos and crocodiles, as well as many species of exotic birds.
You'll be met on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River. The National Park borders the front of the property and you may be able to watch wild animals grazing on the hotel lawns. After check in you will have the afternoon at leisure to enjoy lunch and relax by the pool, before being collected in the late afternoon for an unforgettable sunset cruise along the Zambezi.
After breakfast this morning you'll be collected for a guided tour of the Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You'll walk through the lush rain forest, admiring the huge variety of birds and plants, to view the largest falling sheet of water in the world. You'll also visit the famous statue of Dr Livingstone. Afterwards you'll return to the hotel, and for the remainder of the day you're free to choose from a wide range of activities including bungee jumping, white-water rafting, elephant-back safaris and cultural tours.
After breakfast this morning you'll transfer to Botswana and Chobe Safari Lodge, arriving in time for lunch. Chobe is a National Park famed for its enormous herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as lions and crocodiles. This afternoon you'll enjoy a game drive, either in an open-sided 4x4 vehicle or by boat on the Chobe River.
You'll head out for a guided game drive early this morning to watch the animals waking up, returning to the camp for breakfast. You'll have the rest of the day at leisure to join in an array of activities, including walking and bird-watching safaris, relaxing at the spa, or just hanging out by the swimming pool. After lunch, you'll take a boat cruise to spot the elephants, hippos, crocodiles and water birds in and alongside the river. This evening's dinner will be a delicious buffet of exotic game meats, roasts, barbeques, stir fries and vegetarian dishes.
After another early-morning game drive and breakfast, today you'll transfer back to Kasane Airport for a light-aircraft flight to Pom Pom Camp, in the heart of the Okavango Delta. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Okavango Delta is a wetland that supports a huge variety of wildlife. Pom Pom Camp is situated on a private concession in the heart of the Delta, and offers superb Okavango scenery. You'll enjoy a high tea before departing for an afternoon game drive, followed by sundowners in a scenic location before returning to the lodge for pre-dinner drinks and dinner.
Today begins with early-morning tea or coffee and a light breakfast before your morning activity, which will be either a 4x4 open-vehicle game drive, a canoe safari, a boat cruise or a guided walk. Afterwards, you'll return to the lodge to freshen up before brunch, and will then have some time to relax. Later in the afternoon, you'll enjoy a high tea before departing on an afternoon game drive with sundowners in a scenic location. You'll then return to the lodge for dinner and drinks.
After this morning's game activity and breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for a light aircraft flight to Haina Kalahari Lodge, in the heart of the Kalahari, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, amid open savannahs and immaculate bushveld. Here you'll enjoy a light lunch, then some time to relax before meeting up with your ranger for a sunset game drive with sundowners in the Kalahari. You'll return to the lodge in the early evening for dinner around the camp fire, followed by an unforgettable nighttime game drive.
You'll wake early this morning and, after coffee and a quick snack, set off for a game drive. You'll return to camp for breakfast, then have the rest of the day at leisure to swim, read a book or take a walk with a ranger. You'll enjoy a light lunch at the camp then, in the late afternoon, enjoy a sunset game drive with sundowners in the Kalahari. Once again, you'll return to the lodge for dinner around the camp fire, followed by another memorable nighttime game drive.
After this morning's game drive and breakfast, you will be escorted to your shared light aircraft and transferred to Maun Airport, where you will be assisted with the check-in for your onward flight.
Standard Room fr £4047pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated