Zimbabwe Botswana Safari IB5E
From the Victoria Falls suburbs to the Chobe wilderness, enjoy comfortable accommodation and exciting activities, and a time out in the African wilderness as close as you can get to nature and African wildlife
3 Nights Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Affordable short stay safari combining both Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park. Comfortable but not fancy accommodation in Victoria Falls, you get to see and experience this magnificent waterfall and all the activities that are available from sunset cruises to bungee jumping and everything in between.
Plus, enjoy a safari experience in Chobe, probably the most prolific wildlife park in Southern Africa, famous for its vast herds of elephant, lion and leopard sightings. This camping safari allows you to stay inside the park, which has a number of huge advantages.
Inspired Journey Overview
Notes: Day 1, 2 & 3
DAY 2 & 3
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.
Overnight: Bayete Guest Lodge
Bayete Guest Lodge offers comfortable and affordable accommodation and is situated in the heart of the Victoria Falls Residential Area. The lodge is 3km away from the Victoria Falls rainforest and 22 km from the airport.
Recently renovated, this family run lodge has 25 rooms which are set in a lush tropical garden. Central to the lodge is the large tear drop pool which is hugged by the Caldecott Boma and Ngwezi Tavern. Breakfast is served in the Caldecott Boma every day. Lunch and dinner are also available on special request and are delicious home cooked meals. Buffets and BBQ’s are available for group bookings or by special request. This personalised lodge with a lovely home from home atmosphere, is certainly the best choice in this range of accommodation.
Notes: Day 4, 5 & 6
Upon arrival in Kasane town, some tea/coffee with muffins will be served along with a safari briefing. Next is a 3-hour boat cruise on the Chobe River. The cruise ends in time for lunch in Kasane town. After lunch, you will have a last chance to stock up at the local stores for any supplies (like alcoholic beverages) before entering the Chobe National Park for an afternoon game drive. Explore the Chobe River waterfront which is famous for its dense concentrations of all forms of wildlife - spectacular! The game drive takes you to the overnight camping spot where you will be served drinks around the camp fire and then dinner.
After the game drive, you will return to camp for a tasty brunch in the bush, a rest (or siesta if you like), and a refreshing shower. An afternoon game drive will take you to unseen areas of Chobe National Park and once again the opportunity to see and savour the magnificent wildlife that Chobe has to offer. The game drive ends around dusk and you return to camp for sundowners around the camp fire. Dinner will be served as you listen to the unforgettable night sounds of the African bush.
Chobe River Front
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the water attracts all manner of game, including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.
The Chobe National Park with its abundance of game and hundreds of elephants can tend to get very busy, especially in the peak season and one may find that you have to be content with sharing the sightings with a large number of vehicles and/or cruises. If you are after an intimate safari on a private concession then this is not the place to be, if you are after a profusion of wildlife then it certainly is.
Overnight: Chobe Camping Safari
For a real wilderness camping experience within the borders of the Chobe National Park, a Chobe Camping Safari offers guests a guided safari with basic camping gear at a reasonable price. Because of a lack of affordable accommodation within Chobe National Park, this is a great alternative.
The biggest advantage of sleeping inside the park is that you are able to carry on game viewing until sunset and again in the morning before sunrise. Guests staying outside the park have had to leave their prime viewing spots in order to get to the exit gate before closure. These few hours are when animals are at their most active and these can be your most productive hours out of the whole day.
The privately designated camps are often deep within the National Park which means you get to see parts of the park that guest staying in Kasane and doing day trips don't get to see, allowing you a more private an exclusive safari.
These are basic camping safaris with bedrolls in tents and bush toilets, so best situated to the more adventurous traveller rather than someone seeking luxury.
Total Price 5 nights (2023): US$ 746 (low season) | US$ 802 (high season)
Included in this safari
BAYETE GUEST LODGE
CHOBE CAMPING SAFARI
• Alcoholic beverages
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