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This 11-night Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe safari will showcase the best of these iconic regions while guests indulge in warm hospitality at Machaba Camp, Gomoti Plains Camp, Old Drift Lodge & Verney’s Camp
This spectacular Classic Botswana and Zimbabwe safari takes you to the glittering waters of the Okavango Delta and the predator capital of the world at Moremi, to the banks of the Zambezi River (close to Victoria Falls) and on to the grand Hwange National Park.
Explore the Okavango Delta: This is your chance to explore Botswana’s prized jewel, the Okavango Delta. Over 11 000 km3 of seasonal floodwater travels from the neighbouring Angola Highlands to fill this inland river basin to create a home to more than 2 000 plants, 450 bird, 65 fish and over 200 000 large mammal species.
See the mighty Victoria Falls: One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the locals call Victoria Falls “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, which means "smoke that thunders" in honour of the roar of the water plunging into the Zambezi River below. You will now be able to tick Victoria Falls off your life’s bucket list.
Explore a variety of biomes: A biome is a community of animals and plants that share common characteristics for the environment in which they live. Biomes can include a variety of habitats and as such, support different animal and life forms. This package covers several biomes enabling you to enjoy a wide diversity of wildlife in a single trip.
Visit Hwange National Park: An hour’s drive from Victoria Falls, this package takes in the largest Park in Zimbabwe. At 14,600km2 in size, Hwange National Park is home to the “Presidential Herd” of elephants and is the only place in the country to see giraffe. The vast space the ideal way in which to immerse yourself in the authentic spirit of a safari.
Days 1 -4 Machaba Camp
Perched on the edge of the Okavango Delta, Machaba Camp offers the dual advantage of viewing large wildlife populations and exploring the tributaries of the Delta’s outer reaches in a mokoro canoe.
Days 4 -7 Gomoti Plains
Based in a private concession on the edge of the Gomoti flood plain system, this camp has access to incredible wildlife and scenery. Depending on the time of year, the floodplains can be explored by vehicle or canoe.
Days 7 -9 Old Drift Lodge
Zambezi National Park
Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometers from the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Old Drift Lodge is nestled within a wild paradise frequented by elephant, buffalo, herds of sable, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala.
Days 9 -11 Verney’s Camp
Hwange National Park
Inspired by safaris of the past, Verney’s Camp is situated in a teak forest that is synonymous with Hwange. With views over a waterhole, the animals put on a daily parade as they come down for their evening drink.
Flight from Maun to Machaba, onto Gomoti Plains.
Flight from Gomoti Plains to Kasane Airport.
Road transfer from Kasane to Old Drift Lodge (±45min).
Transfer back to Vic Falls Airport.
Return flights from Vic Falls Airport to Manga – Manga to Vic Falls Airport (±45min).
MACHABA CAMP, GOMOTO PLAINS CAMP & VERNEY’S CAMP:
Accommodation, all meals, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages*, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, taxes, Machaba Safaris Conservation & Community Levy (CCL) of US% 15 per person per night.
OLD DRIFT LODGE: Accommodation, all meals, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages*, complimentary mini bars in rooms, shuttle to Victoria Falls town, gym in a bag, laundry, emergency medical evacuation cover; 2% Tourism levy, VAT, morning & afternoon river safaris and game drives in the Zambezi National Park.
Premium imported drinks
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