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Zimbabwe Botswana Safari IG5D

A short stay safari in multiple destinations, combining awesome game experiences and exciting adventure in Botswana and Zimbabwe

3 Nights Chobe National Park, Botswana
2 Nights Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
6 Days / 5 Nights
Reference: IG-5D
Starts Kasane Airport / Ends Victoria Falls Airport

Total Price 5 nights: US$2851 (high season) US$ 2319 (low season)
per person sharing

Destination Chobe National Park, Botswana

Destination Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


Safari Overview

An upmarket short safari combining the incredible Chobe National park and the magnificent Victoria Falls. Revel in this safari experience at Chobe, probably the most prolific wildlife park in Southern Africa, famous for its vast herds of elephant, lion and leopard sightings. Accommodation is at the small and luxurious Ngoma Safari lodge, which is on a private concession on the western boundary of the park, far from the throngs of tourists in the east, allowing for a more intimate Safari experience.

Accommodation in Victoria Falls is at the very popular Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, a classy lodge with wonderful views over its own waterhole and the national park beyond. Here you’ll 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.

The route map for a Zimbabwe Botswana Safari from Ngoma and Chobe to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

The route map for Zimbabwe Botswana Safari IG5D from Chobe to Victoria Falls

Inspired Journey Overview

Accommodation
Nights 1, 2 & 3 - Luxury Safari Suite at Ngoma Safari Lodge
Nights 4 & 5 - Waterhole-facing room at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
 
Transfers Included
Day 1 - Road Transfer: Kasane Airport to Ngoma Safari Lodge - (60 minutes)
Day 4 - Road Transfer: Ngoma Safari Lodge to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge - (2 hours + Border crossing)
Day 6 - Road Transfer: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport - (30 minutes)
 
Highlights
Incredible Panoramic views across the Chobe River and the Caprivi flood plains
Luxury accommodation in a beautiful en-suite room at Ngoma Safari Lodge
Phenomenal game viewing in Chobe National Park - good chance in spotting 4 of the big 5
Game drives and river cruises on the Chobe River
Excellent views of the local waterhole and national park from your room, and the main deck at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
View the spectacular and mighty Victoria Falls
Partake in the multitude of activities available at Victoria Falls from sedate sunset cruises to adrenaline crazy bungee jumping and everything in between (activities not included)




Destination Chobe National Park, Botswana
Day 1 to 3

Chobe National Park

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 waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.

Overnight: Ngoma Safari Lodge

Located in the Chobe Forest Reserve just three kilometres from the Chobe National Park (a region renowned for its outstanding wildlife, in particular the famous Chobe Elephants, and home to more than 75 mammal and 450 bird species), Ngoma Safari Lodge commands awe-inspiring views over the Chobe River and Caprivi Floodplain.

The Lodge’s central area includes a well-appointed sitting room, dining room and bar area as well as a plunge pool.

Your own private river-facing suite offers quiet refuge and is one of only eight luxuriously styled and spacious lodges, each complete with bath, indoor and outdoor showers and a private outdoor living area.

Due to its location in the Chobe Forest Reserve the Lodge is able to offer game walks with a professional guide as well as night drives. A full day safari in the Chobe National Park incorporates a game drive, sumptuous lunch and boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Ngoma Safari Lodge, a joint community and privately funded project, is committed to making a sustainable difference to the local communities and their environment.

Notes: Day 1, 2 & 3

DAY 1
Upon arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be met by a representative from Ngoma Lodge and transferred by vehicle to the lodge. From the airport, the drive takes about an hour through the national park, where you are almost guaranteed to see your first elephant and other game. After check-in, enjoy a game drive on the private concession, and then sundowners by the deck at the lodge. Dinner is a 3-course meal under the stars, accompanied by drinks.

DAY 2
Wake up to a satisfying breakfast before heading off for a morning game drive through Chobe National Park to Kasane, where you will start your river cruise on the Chobe River. This 3-hour cruise along the Chobe River, will give you a chance to see elephants playing and swimming in the water or simply enjoying the green grass found along the banks. Pods of hippos will be dispersed amongst the elephants and you will find yourself not knowing which way to look. Wildlife of all descriptions can be seen coming to drink at the water’s edge in great numbers.

After spotting game on the Chobe River, you will take a late afternoon game drive back through the park to Ngoma Safari Lodge. This is the time for spotting the cats as they start to move after the heat of the day, often looking for their prey.

Freshen up after the long day – before dining on the deck under the stars.

DAY 3
Today you can choose from a morning walking safari on the private concession or a game drive back into the National Park.

Back to camp for lunch and to enjoy some time out on your private deck with your own plunge pool. Sometimes it’s nice just to relax at your lodge and soak up the wonderful view over the flood plain, littered with Wildlife.

However, if you are feeling active and don’t want to miss out then finish off the day with an afternoon and/or night game drive on the lodge’s private concession.

**Please note that the above activity schedule is a guideline and you can tailor-make your itinerary with the camp managers onsite, to suit your exact needs.

Activities at Ngoma

Game Walk
Game walks on the concession are escorted by an armed professional guide.

Full Day Safari
A full day Safari includes cruising on the Chobe River, driving within the Chobe National Park and a delicious picnic lunch and drinks.

Game Drives
Day drives are into Chobe National Park and night drives are on the concession.

Birding
There are over 450 species to be spotted

Game viewing by boat
Boat cruising is done on the Chobe River






Destination Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 4 to 6

Victoria Falls

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: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is without doubt one of the most popular places to stay in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Lodge is situated on a high plateau overlooking the vastness of the Zambezi National Park, giving you the superb feeling of being out in the remote African wilderness, yet a short 15 minute drive takes you into the town centre and the Victoria Falls entrance.

A waterhole, well frequented by wildlife is situated directly below the lodge which can been viewed from most of the bedrooms, the bars, the pool deck, restaurants and lounges. A constant stream of animals coming down to drink provides 24hr entertainment (the waterhole is floodlit at night).

The 72-room Lodge is rich in ambience and offers sublime hospitality. All the bedrooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge are en-suite and the sliding glass doors open onto balconies with uninterrupted views of the National park, some rooms overlooking the waterhole. The rooms all have soft natural fabrics and brightly coloured African paintings giving them a wonderful contemporary safari lodge feeling. The staff are warm and personable providing faultless delivery to guests during their stay.

Notes: Day 4, 5 & 6

DAY 4
On your last day at Ngoma, enjoy breakfast and then prepare for your transfer out of Botswana to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. There is a border crossing involved, so make sure that you have the necessary documents (click here for information about Zimbabwe Visas). The total distance is about 135kms to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge which is mostly through National Park on a good tar road. Take some time to settle in and relax, or we recommend a sunset cruise or helicopter flight on this first afternoon. Dinner can either be at the hotel or we can recommend other options in and around town. Although activities are not included in the package price, please let us help you to arrange an itinerary of activities suitable for you. Have a look at these Victoria Falls activities to see what is on offer.

DAY 5
You have 2 full days to soak up the wonderful atmosphere of Victoria Falls, it is the adventure capital of Africa and there are activities on offer to cater for everyone’s needs. View the mighty Falls, partake in the many activities on offer or wander around the streets to do a bit of curio shopping, then finish off at a café for refreshments and a bite to eat. Please have a look at the available Victoria Falls Activities and contact us to arrange a suitable itinerary just for you. At the lodge itself is a Boma Experience – a cultural feast with food, face-painting, dance and more (see more information below).

DAY 6
Most international flights depart around lunchtime, so there is time on your final morning to do another activity if you wish. Your airport transfer will collect you from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and take you to Victoria Falls Airport for your departure flight.

Activities at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Boma Experience
Described as an unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwean cuisine, spirited performances and traditional storytelling, The Boma – Place of Eating has firmly established itself as a Victoria Falls highlight. Partially open to the skies, The Boma specialises in a superb selection of Zimbabwean dishes. A four-course meal combines a choice of starters with a barbecue buffet. The adventurous are enticed with local delicacies such as mopani worms and potjiekos (hunter’s game stew), whilst those wishing to enjoy beef, pork, fish and chicken or a variety of vegetarian meals are welcome to do so. The sights and sounds of the evening are accentuated by a feast of nightly entertainment, incorporating traditional dancers, who captivate guests with their vibrant songs and dance. The acclaimed Zambezi Drumbeat provides a wonderful interactive drumming experience.






Price

Total Price for 5 Nights: US$2851 (high season) US$ 2319 (low season)
Per person sharing

Included in this safari

NGOMA SAFARI LODGE
• Accommodation in a luxurious suite with views of the Chobe riverfront and the Caprivi plains in the distance
• All meals and house beverages
• Laundry
• Scheduled activities (including morning walk or drive, full day safari inclusive drive and cruise, afternoon walk or drive, cultural/community tour, and night drive)
• Road transfers from Kasane Airport or Kazungula Borders
• Bed Levy, VAT, and Community Levy
• Park Fees

VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE
• Accommodation in a comfortable standard room with uninterrupted views of the National park
• Daily breakfast
• Access to the Vulture Culture experience

TRANSFERS
• All road transfers from Kasane Airport to Ngoma Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Victoria Falls airport

Excluded

NGOMA SAFARI LODGE
• Premium beverages
• Shop purchases
• Private vehicle activities
• Gratuities

VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE
• All other meals and drinks
• Activities in Victoria Falls

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