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Fly-In Safari - Botswana & Zimbabwe

Botswana & Zimbabwe: Exclusive Safari Experiences

Highlights

  • Discover the highlights of two African countries: Zimbabwe & Botswana

  • Includes full board & drinks in 3 lodges

  • Includes game drives & bush walks

  • Fly-In Safari: Small aircraft transfer from lodge to lodge (included)

  • PREMIUM travel options available

    With our PREMIUM trips, you will stay in selected high-category accommodations. For an offer, please indicate this option in your request under travel requirements. The price for this 9-day round trip, including full-board, activities, domestic flights & transfers is 4268 EUR plus flight.

Description

Experience Africa’s breathtaking animal world for yourself. During this itravel safari round trip, you will visit southern Africa and discover two countries: Botswana and Zimbabwe. Stay in environmentally friendly lodges and encounter Africa’s rich wildlife up close during adventure-filled safaris. Are you ready for the time of your life amidst the untouched nature and spectacular views of the African bush landscape? Then book your roundtrip with itravel today!

Destination

Africa

Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park - Savuti - Okavango Delta

Welcome to Zimbabwe! Land at Victoria Falls Airport where a partner agent will greet you at arrivals. They will take you to your transfer and begin the journey to your first accommodation: Ilala Lodge.

Ilala Lodge is just a ten-minute walk from Victoria Falls and quite close to downtown Victoria Falls. Keep your eyes peeled on the national park's lush landscape next to the lodge because wild animals often roam these vast expanses. As the sun sets over the endless African landscape, soak in the dreamy day and capture a few photos of the impressive panorama before your eyes.

Travel time Zimbabwe Airport - lodge: 21 km / approx. 30 minutes

Overnight with breakfast, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

PREMIUM travel option also available.

As the smell of coffee and delicious breakfast awakens you, say good morning to the stunning African bush. The first rays of sunshine will kiss your skin as the sounds of nature gently wake you up. Your hearty breakfast will prepare you for the beautiful day ahead!

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Welcome to the world-famous and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls. Discover the Zimbabwe and Zambia border towns, Victoria Falls and Livingstone, and let the astonishing waterfalls amaze you. The largest waterfalls in Africa will take your breath away.

In 1855, the Scottish missionary ad Africa traveller David Livingstone discovered the Victoria Falls and named them in honour of Queen Victoria. The locals call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya,” translated to “thundering smoke.” Capture some spectacular photos of the natural phenomenon that you can hear up to 30 kilometres away!

As the exciting day draws to a close, return to your accommodation and enjoy a refreshing drink at the lodge’s Buffalo Bar. Sit back and relax as Africa’s diverse animal life gathers at the local watering hole. What a perfect way to end the day!

Overnight with breakfast, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

PREMIUM travel option also available.

Today you’ll pack your bags after breakfast and leave for Botswana. Cross the border and immerse yourself in the country’s unique wilderness. Your transfer will take you to your next accommodation: Chobe Elephant Camp.

The camp nestles high up in a cliff, offering impressive views of the river landscape and the perfect starting point for exciting safaris. Did you know that the Chobe Riverfront is a famous elephant mecca? Nowhere in the world can you find a greater concentration of elephants per square kilometre. If you happen to visit during the dry season, that’s when most elephants arrive; hundreds of elephants visit the area simultaneously!

Relish this phenomenal backdrop and take some impressive photos of the elephants that stroll by. Is that a pride of lions stalking some antelopes on the bank? Stay alert because we guarantee many animal sightings!

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Travel time Zimbabwe - Chobe Riverfront: 140 km / approx. 2 hours

Two nights with full board, local drinks, laundry and parking fees, Chobe Riverfront, Botswana

PREMIUM travel option also available.

Today’s destination: the luxurious Khwai Tented Camp. After a hearty breakfast, check out of your Chobe Riverfront lodge and hop into your transfer to the Kasane Airport. Please note that the small aircraft only permits a maximum of 20 kilograms of luggage per person in an elastic travel bag.

When you arrive at the Khwai concession, a friendly staff member will greet you and take you to your next accommodation.

The camp nestles in a private concession north of the Moremi Game Reserve, near the Khwai River. The river is a significant watering hole for many animals such as elephants, buffalo, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, and hyenas. The best time to see the diverse wildlife is during the dry season (April to October).

November through April is a rainy season in the Khwai Concession. Wildflowers paint the lush landscape, and many animals give birth to their young. That also means that an array of predators attract to these areas during this time.

Your stay consists of unforgettable game drives in open 4x4 vehicles through the pristine wilderness. Foot safaris and night trips are always visitors favourite highlights.

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Two nights with full board, local drinks, park entrance fees, laundry service, and activities, Okavango Delta (east), Botswana

PREMIUM travel option also available.

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Say goodbye to the beautiful Khwai Tented Camp and hop onto a small plane to your next destination: Pelo Camp. Your aircraft, Jao, will fly over the Okavango Delta and its stunning landscape. Okavango Delta is in northwest Botswana and one of the most beautiful and untouched natural areas in Africa. Discover the fantastic scenery with its numerous swamps, lagoons, waterways and islands. You’ll also learn about the delta’s rich animal diversity, likes its many bird species!

A staff member from Pelo Camp will warmly greet you when you land and take you to your next accommodation.

Pelo means heart, which is fitting to the island since it has a heart-shaped form from the air and it’s in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The eco-friendly camp is ideal for adventurous travellers looking for a traditional delta experience. Have you looked out toward the stunning landscape and noticed the diverse wildlife? Since Pelo is an island in a water-rich area, your planned activities focus on mokoro excursions (a traditional dugout canoe), boat trips (depending on the water level), and hikes. Please inquire about your personal preferences in advance so that we can guarantee a qualified guide for your safaris.

Can’t get enough of Africa’s excellent animal diversity and exciting bush safaris? Then set off for another adventure to the Moremi Crossing, a destination surrounded by seasonal flood plains. It’s the perfect place for water safaris and water activities. Watch the hippos and crocodiles along the waterways during a mokoro excursion (traditional dugout canoe). If water isn’t your thing, we can also recommend a bush safari amidst the untouched nature. Get to know the delta’s inhabitants, such as insects and beetles, and encounter lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, and elephants in their natural environment. Drive towards the sunset and enjoy the unforgettable colour show over the endless Botswana expanse.

Two nights with full board, local drinks, laundry service and activities, Okavango Delta, Botswana

PREMIUM travel option also available.

Let the sounds of nature wake you up for the last time. Sadly, it’s time to pack your things and head to the airport. With unforgettable safari experiences and many photos stored in your memory, you will fly from Ntswi Private Island to Maun for your international flight back home.

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Ilala Lodge****, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2 nights)

The beautiful lodge boasts views over the Victoria Falls National Park. It offers 73 rooms with bathrooms, a separate shower, ceiling fans, satellite TV, and furniture made from old teak railway planks. The upper-tier rooms have private balconies, and the lower-tier rooms open up onto the lush gardens. In the morning, an employee brings tea, coffee and fruit to your room. The à la carte restaurant serves all meals and also has a superb cocktail and wine selection. A tasty dinner under the African starry sky, with a backdrop of mighty waterfalls and the vast expanse, will be a magical moment remembered forever.

Chobe Elephant Camp***, Chobe Riverfront, Botswana (2 nights)

The camp guarantees uninterrupted views of the famous Chobe River. Since it’s nestled high up on a cliff near the Ngoma entrance gate, it offers front row seats to see the elephant mecca. The camp offers ten rooms and one family room, all of which have private bathrooms and an indoor and outdoor shower. The private verandas invite you to relax.

Your stay also includes many activities, such as memorable game drives, boat trips, and cultural excursions to a nearby village.

Khwai Tented Camp***, Khwai Concession, Botswana (2 nights)

The small tented camp lies in a private concession, offering enough space for 12 guests near the Khwai River. The semi-permanent camp boasts an East African design, with ensuite bathrooms with a running toilet and a bucket shower. During your stay, you’ll live in harmony with the surrounding nature. Embark on exciting safari adventures such as game drives in open 4x4 vehicles or foot safaris in the day or night.

Pelo Camp***, Okavango Delta, Botswana (2 nights)

Pelo Camp is the perfect starting point for water excursions in one of the world’s largest inland deltas: Okavango Delta.

The camp’s main area has a dining space, a lounge, and a bar with a deck overlooking the floodplains. The five spacious guest tents provide a private bathroom, an indoor and outdoor shower, and a private veranda boasting indescribable views.

Are you eager to see more wildlife? Well, you’re in luck! The camp’s location is one of the best areas to see sitatunga, a red bog antelope. Bird lovers will be in heaven! With a bit of luck, you can see Pel’s fishing owls, bluebirds, black-throated herons, African pygmy ducks, ribbon snake eagles, and a variety of other birds living in the Okavango Delta.

The Elephant Camp*****, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2 nights)

What’s unique about this accommodation? Guests can enjoy views of the misty Victoria Falls the impressive gorges. And best of all, this luxurious lodge is in a private game reserve, increasing your chances of up-close wildlife interactions.

Stay in one of the 12 suites or four tents, each with a private viewing platform, small pool, an indoor and outdoor shower, living room, minibar, and small coffee kitchen. The camp also offers a small spa area.

Chobe Game Lodge*****, Chobe National Park, Botswana (2 nights)

Chobe Game Lodge is the only lodge directly in the Chobe National Park. The luxurious property offers elegantly furnished rooms and suites, each with a private balcony overlooking the river. Because of its ideal location, guests can embark on unforgettable safaris and see some exciting wildlife viewings. Please note: none of the rooms has a TV. But that’s okay because the furnished decks offer front row seats to spectacular panorama views that will have you entertained for hours. The lodge also offers a spacious swimming pool, several bars, and a gym.

Kanana Camp****, Okavango Delta, Botswana (2 nights)

The traditional camp in the delta’s southwestern area welcomes you to grass-covered islands dotted with palm and fig trees. The main building nestles under the local ebony and acacia trees, built on a platform for elevated views of your surroundings. Here, you can find the dining room, lounge, cocktail bar, and pool that all invite you to relax. The camp has eight safari tents, each equipped with a bathroom and a seating area.

Experience traditional delta adventures during your stay. Go on unforgettable game drives, mokoro excursions, walking safaris with professional guides, and fishing trips.

Shinde Camp****, Okavango Delta, Botswana (2 nights)

This enchanting lodge accommodates 16 guests in eight large safari tents, each set up on individual platforms. Furnished in African style, each unit has an ensuite bathroom with a separate toilet.

The main building, known as the treehouse, spreads over several levels and promises impeccable views of the delta. The lounge lights a campfire in the evening, creating the perfect ambience for a refreshing drink after a long day. Additional hotel facilities include a pool, a small gift shop, and an enclave (a small camp within Shinde Camp with a private deck and dining room).

Duration of the trip: 9 days / 8 nights

Including

  • 8 nights in the accommodations mentioned above
  • Transfers and domestic flights as described in the itinerary
  • Catering according to the program
  • Included activities in selected lodges
  • Laundry service (except at Ilala Lodge)
  • Park entrance fees at Chobe Elephant Camp and Khwai Tented Camp

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Optional entrance fees to national parks or similar

  • Prices for optional tours

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Premium wines, champagne, and spirits

  • Tourism tax (approx. 30 USD)

  • Personal expenses, such as tips

  • Visa, if required

Services & Notes

  • Please note that a maximum of 15 kg of luggage in an elastic travel bag per person + 5 kg of hand luggage is permitted for transport in the small aircraft.

  • As of 01.11.2018, the import and use of plastic bags in Botswana are prohibited. We, therefore, recommend the use of fabric bags.

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