Botswana & Zimbabwe Ivory Route Safari

This classic journey covers Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe & the core of the international Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area. This initiative is a multi country effort to create a vast network of interlinking reserves and provide corridors for wildlife movement along natural migration routes, particularly for elephants. The lodges are beautiful, comfortable & make for a great adventure safari!

The accommodation throughout this classic journey is of 3 to 4 star style and are chosen not only for their service and comfort level but also for their wonderful locations and local wildlife viewing opportunities. All rooms have private en suite facilities. 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 11 dinners are included.

This is an adventure tour, and as such please expect to get involved! Where there are porters, they’ll help you, otherwise you’ll need to carry your own bag. Included meals are all lodge provided. If you have a particular interest, please let your safari leader know, and he/she will endeavour to make your journey more rewarding.
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Highlights
  • Victoria Falls – adventure activities
  • Hwange – game drives in open vehicle
  • House Boat in the Okavango Delta
  • Chobe National Park – sunset river cruise

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Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Day 1

The majestic sight of the mighty Zambezi River plunging over the Victoria Falls, welcomes you to your Zimbabwe and Botswana adventure. We check into our lodge before we explore the falls and tropical rain forest surrounds on foot in the afternoon before heading out to a local restaurant for dinner (own expense).

Day 1: Breakfast not included
Day 1: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 1: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes: Entrance Fees to see the Victoria Falls
Overnight: A’Zambezi Lodge, twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar and telephone.
Free WiFi available
Optional Activities: Scenic flights, sunset river cruises, cultural experience & much more

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Bars / RestaurantsLand SportsWifiSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeCultural ExperienceSight SeeingShopping
A'Zambezi Lodge
1
No
Hwange National Park - Zimbabwe
Day 2 - 3

Hwange National Park is a wildlife jewel, famous for its big game and large herds of elephant. Hwange is home to a wide variety of habitats, from it’s western regions on the edge of the Kalahari through large grass plains to the forested woodland in east Hwange. Our comfortable lodge for two nights is situated on the private concession on the eastern boundary of the park, our time is spent on a full day game drive, in open 4WD vehicles, in the park in search of big game.

Day 2: Breakfast provide by the hotel
Day 2: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 2: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Day 3: Breakfast provide by the lodge
Day 3: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 3: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Includes: Entrance fees, full board with 2 activities per day
Overnight: Miombo Safari Camp – for 2 nights at Hwange National Park, we stay in deluxe tented chalets with en-suite facilities, swimming pool and central boma area.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 200kms ± 3 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing.

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Land SportsSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingNo WiFiOff Road / 4x4
Miombo Safari Camp
2
Half Board
Matobos National Park - Zimbabwe
Day 4 - 5

The rounded granite boulders and undulating valleys of the Matobos National Park are home to some of the last of the rhino in Zimbabwe. We spend our day on an excursion into the park that includes a game walk to see the rhino, discovering the ancient Bushmen paintings that adorn the rocks, and admiring the landscapes from Worlds View, the site of Cecil John Rhodes’ grave.

Day 4: Breakfast provide by the lodge
Day 4: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 4: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Day 5: Breakfast provide by the lodge
Day 5: Lunch provided by the lodge
Day 5: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Includes: Entrance fees, full board with 2 activities per day
Overnight: Hermits Peak – chalets – twin rooms with en-suite facilities (hot showers), swimming pool, restaurant, bar & telephone.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 360kms, ± 6 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing, shopping & lunch

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Bars / RestaurantsHotel / LodgeGame ViewingNo WiFiHikingCultural Experience
Hermits Peak
2
Half Board
Nata - Botswana
Day 6

This morning we leave Matobos and head west towards the Botswana border, we cross at Plumtree and make our way to the Nata area for our overnight stop. In the late afternoon we will head out onto the Makgadikgadi Pans, vast salt-pans that seem to stretch on to infinity. We will explore the area and have some fun taking photographs before the sunsets golden over the horizon.

Day 6: Breakfast provide by the lodge
Day 6: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 6: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Includes: Entrance fees to Nata Sanctuary
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 325 kms ± 4½ hours, excluding stops for border, sightseeing & lunch

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Bars / RestaurantsSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeNo WiFiOff Road / 4x4Sight Seeing
Nata Lodge
1
Half Board
Maun - Botswana
Day 7

Maun’s name is derived from a San word meaning “place of the short reeds” is nestled at the southern end of the Okavango Delta where our lodge overlooks the beautiful Thamalakane River. Here we prepare for our trip into Moremi Game Reserve and our afternoon is free to bird watch along the river, relax around the pool or take a optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (own expense).

Day 7: Breakfast provided the lodge
Day 7: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 7: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

WiFi not available
Distance/time: 310kms. ± 4½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing
Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta (+/-USD95-120) pp depending on number of people in each aircraft)

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Bars / RestaurantsSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingNo WiFiOff Road / 4x4
Thamalakane River Lodge
1
Half Board
Moremi Game Reserve - Botswana
Day 8 - 10

Startling and unexpected contrasts are created as the waters of the Okavango flood into the drier Kalahari creating the magnificently rich wilderness area with amazing wildlife of the Moremi Game Reserve. Rivers, lagoons, savannah, woodland, Moremi offers some excellent game viewing. With over 400 species of birds, Moremi is also a great place to sight leopard, lion, wild dog, elephant, giraffe and a variety of antelope. We spend our time on game drives in Moremi GR and the surrounding concession along the Khwai River where the lagoons attract the thirsty animals to drink in late afternoon.

Our lodge is on the private concession north of Moremi, where our boma overlooks a large pan where we enjoy our meals while watching the animals drinking and enjoy the wilderness far from civilization. On the morning of day 10 we have one last game drive on the concession before heading back to our lodge in Maun.

Day 8, 9: Breakfast provided the lodge
Day 8, 9: Lunch provided by the lodge
Day 8, 9: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Day 10: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 10: Picnic lunch provided by the lodge
Day 10: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant

Includes: Entrance fees to Moremi Game Reserve, morning & afternoon game drives in open 4WD vehicle

Overnight:

2 nights Hyena Pan Bushlodge – exclusive private tented bush lodge, bordering Moremi Game Reserve. Twin share permanent tented lodge with en suite facilities.

1 night Thamalakane River Lodge, twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

WiFi not available
Distance/time: 225kms ± 4 hours, excludes game drives & stops for wildlife viewing (Maun – Lodge)

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Bars / RestaurantsSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingNo WiFiOff Road / 4x4
Hyena Pan Bushlodge & Thamalakane River Lodge
3
Full Board
Okavango Delta - Shakawe
Day 11

We drive around the Okavango Delta, and north up to Shakawe where we will board the //Kabbo house boat and embark on a voyage on the Okavango Pan handle. Tranquil reed lined rivers, crystal clear water and abundant bird life. Time to rest, relax and enjoy the views of the Okavango.

Day 11: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 11: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 11: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the house boat

Overnight: //Kabbo Houseboat, twin share bedrooms with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

WiFi not available

Distance/time: 527km ± 6½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

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Bars / RestaurantsSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingNo WiFi
//Kabbo Houseboat
1
Half Board
Caprivi - Namibia
Day 12

Crossing out of Botswana into Namibia and the Mahango Game Reserve. We game drive through the reserve to our lodge on the Kavango River.

Day 12: Breakfast provide by the house boat
Day 12: Picnic lunch provided by the tour leaders
Day 12: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Includes: Mahangu NP entrance fee & game drive

Overnight: Nunda River Lodge – twin share permanent tents with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

Distance/time: 60km +- 1.5 hour, excluding border formalities

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Bars / RestaurantsWifiSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingOff Road / 4x4
Nunda River Lodge
1
Full Board
Chobe National Park
Day 13 - 14

The Caprivi Strip is a thin wedge of Namibia, which separates Botswana to the south and Angola in the north. We cross the Caprivi, back into Botswana and head to the town of Kasane and our lodge on the edge of Chobe River. The river attracts large herds of elephant as it flows lazily along the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park. Arguably the best wildlife activity in Southern Africa is the afternoon game-viewing cruise where we hope to see large herds of elephants, crocodile, hippo and other wildlife as they quench their thirst at the end of the day. This is a photographers dream as the magnificent sun set across the river.

Day 13: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 13: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 13: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Day 14: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 14: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 14: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge

Includes: Chobe N.P entrance fees & sunset cruise on Chobe River

Overnight: Bakwena Lodge – twin chalets with en suite facilities. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone.

Distance/time: 85kms ± 1 hour, excluding border formalities

Optional Activities: 200km, ± 3 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing

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Bars / RestaurantsWifiSwimming PoolHotel / LodgeGame ViewingOcean Trips
Bakwena Lodge
2
Half Board
Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Day 15

This morning our tour ends after breakfast at 08:00 in time for clients to transfer into Victoria Falls and catch their flights. (Alternatively you can fly out of Kasane airport).

Day 15: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 15: Lunch own expense
Day 15: Dinner not included

Distance/time: 85kms ± 1,5 hours, excluding border formalities

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Bars / RestaurantsWifiAirport ShuttleCultural ExperienceSight SeeingShopping
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Departs                          Ends
VICTORIA FALLS       VICTORIA FALLS
Sunday at                      Sunday at
14:00pm                        08:00am
09-Apr-17                      23-Apr-17
16-Jul-17                        30-Jul-17
20-Aug-17                      3-Sep-17
17-Sep-17                       01-Oct-17
08-Oct-17                      22-Oct-17
12-Nov-17                      26-Nov-17

* Bold dates are guaranteed departures; all other dates are guaranteed from 4 clients.

Standard Terms and Conditions

  • Prices are per person sharing, depending on the season
  • Prices shown here are very much a guideline, contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can quote for your unique needs and in your preferred currency
  • Services are subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation

INCLUDED:

  • Professional Safari Guides
  • Transport in minibus/safari truck & 4WD
  • 14 Breakfast 5 Lunch 11 Dinner
  • Entrance Fees
  • 14 nights in 3-4 star lodges

EXCLUDED

  • Visa Fees
  • Any additional activities
  • Travel insurance & items of personal nature
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Meals & drinks not stipulated
  • Any International Flights
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