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Four Countries Safari

Private Travel | General interest | Wildlife 12 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £5525 Current prices from: £5525
Get under the skin of southern Africa by travelling cross country by road and rivers through Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Starting from the spectacular Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, cross the border into Namibia’s Caprivi Strip for magnificent views of all four countries. Continue into Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Just south of Chobe, gain a unique insight into the Motswana culture, before crossing into Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. This momentous journey will take you through some of Africa’s best ‘Big Five’ safari hotspots, giving you a flavour of four very distinct nations en route.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi
  • Sundowner drinks on Impalila Island
  • Village visit for an insight into Motswana culture
  • Several game drives, searching for the ‘Big Five’
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation

Bulawayo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2781 2781 2679 2475 2170 2170 2475 2882 2984 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1254 846 541 541 846 1152 1457 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1245 1104 552 341 80 30 10 10 70 371 904 1235
Rainy Days 12 11 7 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 10 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Great Zimbabwe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2679 2577 2373 2170 2170 2475 2781 2984 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1559 1355 948 643 643 846 1152 1559 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 9 8 9 9 9 8 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1857 1667 1315 412 151 161 90 90 110 301 853 1667
Rainy Days 13 11 8 4 3 2 2 2 2 5 9 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Harare

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2373 2272 2170 2475 2781 2984 2882 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1457 1254 846 643 541 745 1050 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 7 6 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2098 1817 1165 442 80 20 20 20 60 381 1004 1797
Rainy Days 17 15 11 6 2 1 1 1 1 5 11 16
Humidity L L L N N N N N L L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hwange National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2577 2577 2882 3290 3493 3290 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1763 1661 1457 948 541 541 846 1355 1763 1864 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 11 11 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1436 1165 572 271 40 10 0 0 30 181 643 1235
Rainy Days 14 12 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 9 13
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lake Kariba & Matusadona NP

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3188 2984 2781 2781 2984 3391 3595 3493 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 1966 1559 1254 1254 1457 1966 2373 2475 2272
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 10 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1958 1576 1225 331 50 0 0 0 0 151 733 1877
Rainy Days 16 14 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 15
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mana Pools NP

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3086 2882 2882 3086 3493 3799 3595 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2068 1864 1457 1152 1152 1355 1864 2272 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1817 1526 883 221 10 0 0 0 0 131 492 1807
Rainy Days 17 14 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 15
Humidity E E E E VH H VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Victoria Falls

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1864 1661 1152 846 745 1050 1559 1966 2068 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1717 1406 763 201 30 0 0 0 10 201 643 1636
Rainy Days 15 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 15
Humidity H H H H M N L L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Fly to Livingstone, Zambia

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Livingston, via Johannesburg. Transfer to Waterberry Zambezi Lodge for a 2-night stay. Secluded and informal, the property enjoys an attractive river setting just upstream from Victoria Falls. Afternoon sunset cruise along the Zambezi river spotting hippos and crocodiles. (N) (D)

Day 3: Livingstone, Zambia

Day at leisure or optional excursions. Activities (two per day included) include a visit to the falls (excluding entrance fee), a daytime or sunset cruise, a village walk, island picnic, Livingstone town tour, guided birding in Mosi oa Tunya Park and fishing. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Impalila Island, Namibia

Transfer by road to Kasane immigration to clear Botswana border formalities and then clear the Namibian border at Impalila Island. Continue to Ichingo Chobe River Lodge by boat for a 2-night stay. Afternoon guided walk to a 2,000-year-old baobab tree for sunset drinks overlooking the spectacular landscape. Impalila Island straddles the intersection of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Impalila Island, Namibia

Morning and afternoon activities including an ox cart tour of the island, guided birding or fishing and boating. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Chobe National Park, Botswana

Early breakfast before travelling on a combination of land and water to Botswana’s world-renowned Chobe National Park for a wildlife drive. Lunch at Old House before transferring mid-afternoon to Wildtrack Safaris Eco Lodge for 2 nights. Evening sunset drinks in the boma overlooking the waterhole. (B, L, D)

Day 7: North-east Botswana

Morning cultural visit to Pandamatenga village. Begin by meeting some of the elders at Pandamatenga kgotla, a public assembly area. Visit some of the social engagement projects that Wildtrack is involved in and stop at a local home for an insight into some of the customs of the Motswana people. Afternoon wildlife drive in Kazuma Pan, with cheese board sundowners. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Transfer into Zimbabwe via the Pandamatenga border post. On arrival in Nantwich, swap vehicles and take a slow wildlife drive to The Hide, where you will stay for the next 3 nights. Afternoon wildlife drive. (B, L, D)

Days 9-10: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Morning and afternoon safari activities including guided bush walks and wildlife drives. (B, L, D)

Days 11-12: Victoria Falls • Fly home via Johannesburg

Transfer to Victoria Falls via the Mbala Gate and on to Victoria Falls Airport. Fly home via Johannesburg, arriving the next day. Alternatively, speak to one of our travel consultants to extend your stay. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Please note:

Due to border crossing point transfer availability, alternative routes and accommodations may be required. Details of any changes needed will be advised at quotation stage.

All water-based activities will be subject to water levels and may be replaced by land-based alternatives if required.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Wildtrack Safari Eco Lodge
    Wildtrack Safari Eco Lodge

    Opened in 2015, Wildtrack Safari Eco Lodge is ideally situated for wildlife viewing, with Kazuma and Sibuyu forest reserves both a short distance away. The property comprises just 11 rooms, with staff able to focus on providing a personal service to a small number of clients. In terms of facilities, the lodge includes a swimming pool, dining area serving both local and international cuisine as well as a lounge area with views of the surrounding landscape. Additional activities such as visits to the nearby community of Pandamatenga can also be arranged.Features: 11 rooms &amp; suites, lounge area, swimming pool, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: En suite bathrooms, private patio area, Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

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  • Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
    Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

    Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is a small, friendly, informal lodge 30 minutes from Livingstone but in the heart of the wild. The comfortable bedrooms are set around sweeping lawns, some overlooking a secluded private dam with beautiful birdlife, some overlooking the river front. Waterberry is the perfect place to just relax and watch the view from the large terrace, the floating sundeck or around the large swimming pool.

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  • The Hide
    The Hide

    The Hide is a small owner-run-and-managed tented camp located in a private concession adjacent to the north eastern sector of Hwange National Park. The camp itself sits among acacia woodland overlooking an old riverbed to a waterhole that regularly attracts elephants, giraffes and kudu, while lions and wild dogs also make sporadic appearances. Ten large, spacious A-frame tented chalets are classically styled with a contemporary twist. Cream walls, rugs, and bed linen are complemented by the dark wood bed, writing desk and luggage storage racks, all of which make for a fairly simple yet comfortable stay. All tents have en suite bathrooms, with a large indoor bath and outdoor shower, are mosquito proofed and have full mains electricity. Fans are provided for the warmer months and tea / coffee making facilities are well stocked throughout the stay. Outside, there is a private veranda with views stretching down to the waterhole. For the ...

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  • Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
    Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

    Situated on the banks of the Chobe River, Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is a superior property comprised of just 8 rooms. It is however the range of activities which set the lodge apart, with guided river safaris, cultural village tours, fishing and photography excursions all available from the property. A number of facilities are also located on-site, including a terrace, swimming pool and restaurant.Features: 8 rooms &amp; suites, swimming pool, bar/lounge, restaurant, <br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, complimentary bottled water, en-suite bathroom

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Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

OOU2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £5525 per person

High season from £6635 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation
    • International flights via Johannesburg
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
    • Guided safari activities included
    • National park & game reserve fees

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