Wonders of Zimbabwe & Botswana
- Duration : 12 Days (approx.)
- Product code : ZM/BOT_WNDR: 14D13N
Day 1 – 3: Arrive Mana Pools
Arrive today at Kanga Airport and transfer to Kanga Camp. The next three days will be spent exploring. The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable way for visitors to experience the area’s striking scenic beauty and diverse fauna, while guided walks are a great way to take its pristine riverside forests.
Day 4 – 6: Hwange National Park
Transfer to Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizable surviving groups on the continent. Terrain ranges from desert dunes and savannah lands to rocky outcrops and sparse forests, and visitors have the choice of game drives, guided walks or horseback safaris as a means of experiencing the park and its creatures.
Day 7: Victoria Falls
Make your way to the Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
Day 8 – 10: Linyanti ConcessionToday, cross the border into Botswana and make your way to the Linyanti Concession and your accommodation at Linyanti Ebony Tented Camp. The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts many different large herds. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. This vast, untamed wilderness is the perfect location for those seeking a unique African adventure in an exclusive and remote big game habitat.
Day 11 – 13: Khwai Community Area
Transfer to the Khwai area and your accommodation at Khwai Tented Camp. The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession which means the ability to do walking safaris and night drives.
Day 14: Departure
Bid farewell to the adventure as you transfer back to the airstrip and fly to Maun for your connecting flights onward.
The tour price includes the following services.
- Scheduled Light Aircraft Flights as specified (except departure tax from Harare to Mana Pools).
- Meet, Greet and airport transfers by your local guides
- Accommodation at the hotels, game lodges or rest camps specified in the itinerary, on the basis of two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with en suite bathroom, or shower / toilets.
- Meals from Lunch on Day one to the end of the scheduled safari and a reasonable amount of drinks.
- Transportation by 4X4 specially designed safari vehicle, with qualified driver, for all journeys specified.
- Laundry (except at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge), Helicopter flight at Linyanti Ebony Tented Camp, Activities, National park fees, Entrance fees, for sightseeing excursions specified.
- English Speaking tour guide
- Full Pre-departure and final documentation with detailed “Guide to Planning your African Safari”.
Services Not Included:
- International airfare or airport taxes including between Zimbabwe and Botswana, quoted separately
- Items of a personal nature, such as laundry at Victoria Falls, telephone calls, room service, premium imported brand beverages, personal purchases, optional extra activities, etc.
- Lunch, dinner and drinks at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
- Gratuities to tour guides, drivers and restaurant staff for services rendered.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Compulsory Travelers insurance and cancellation protection.
Group Size – Min 2
Age Limits – Children are welcome. Please contact Safariline for details.
Deposit and Booking Requirements
This quotation is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation.
Travel insurance coverage for injury, illness or loss of effects while on tour is NOT included, is highly recommended for travel and compulsory for many lodges and adventure safaris in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Registration: A 25% deposit of the total land price, per person is required. The remainder of the cost is due 60 days prior to departure date. Airline tickets must be purchased within two weeks of reservation confirmation.
Payment is accepted by personal check, company check or credit card.
Reservation Policy: All tariffs quoted include VAT and current grading levy. The price quoted is subject to change in the event of any unforeseen increases in fuel costs including currency fluctuations and/or Government levies/taxes, including Park Fees and Entrance fees. Safariline
reserves the right to amend the quoted tariffs accordingly should the Government change the percentage level of VAT or introduce any other tax or
Levy. Safariline will not cancel a tour, holiday or other travel arrangement once the client has paid in full unless it becomes necessary to do so as a result of hostilities, war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist unrest, active or threatened natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions or if a group tour does not have a minimum required participants, or for any other adverse event beyond the control of Safariline.
In the event of cancellation Safariline will inform the client without delay and will make every effort to offer a suitable and comparable alternative
Cancellations: Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to departure will be subject to the nonrefundable $500.00 per person fee plus any charge incurred by the hotels, ground handlers or operators up to the
Entire deposit of 25% of the total trip costs
Between 60-30 days prior to the scheduled departure date ................. 50% of total trip costs
During the last 30 days including the scheduled departure date:.. 100% of the total trip costs
Safariline is pleased to offer a Travel Protection plan designed as an exclusive insurance plan to provide broad protection. The plan protects you and your travel investment if you need to cancel your trip for covered reasons prior to departure or if other covered unforeseen circumstances arise during your trip. This comprehensive insurance package provides pre-Departure trip cancellation, Post departure Trip interruption, Trip delay (8 hours or more), Medical Expense/Emergency Assistance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, baggage and personal effects and baggage delay.
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