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Highlights of Zimbabwe & Botswana

Group Tour | 11 Days & 8 Nights

Discover the main attractions of Zimbabwe and neighbouring Botswana - two exceptional destinations that make the perfect pairing. This tour revels in their respective cultures and natural wonders. Experience the cacophony and spectacle of Victoria Falls; embark on safaris from land, air and water; visit a remote village for insights into rural life; and much more.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Find out all about Victoria Falls and its connection to pioneer David Livingstone from an expert
  • Visit townships alongside experienced local guides and go behind the scenes at Ndau art studio
  • Stay in handpicked safari lodges and tented camps set in the best wildlife- viewing locations
  • View the UNESCO-listed Okavango Delta from the air, including its sprawling forests and palm-fringed islands
  • No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
  • Small group size – average 10 people (max 18)
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Victoria Falls

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe via Johannesburg, South Africa. (N)

Day 2: Victoria Falls

After time to freshen up, join your fellow travellers this evening for a pre-dinner talkfrom a special guest speaker, who shares tales of celebrated explorer David Livingstone. Overnight at Ilala Lodge (or similar). (D)

Day 3: Victoria Falls

Visit a remote village for the chance to watch daily rural life unfold. Enjoy an authentic African lunch at local institute, Dusty Road, before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, dine aboard the Malachite on a Zambezi River cruise, featuring a brief history talk complemented by a sundown cocktail. Overnight at Ilala Lodge(or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 4: Victoria Falls

This morning, take a private guided tour of Victoria Falls. As well as a chance to see this natural wonder of the world up close, you will gain insight into the falls’ creation and geology, the surrounding rainforest eco-system, the daring exploits of colonial explorers, and local legends about ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Visit the Elephant Walk shopping centre and art village for a special behind-the-scenes visit to Ndau Studio, where you will meet its local artists and craftsmen. This design house specialises in the creation of leather accessories as well as sterling silver and bead jewellery. Lunch at the lauded Lookout Café and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight at Ilala Lodge (or similar). (B, L)

Day 5: Chobe National Park, Botswana

Cross the border and spend your afternoon at leisure, before driving into Chobe National Park on a classic safari drive. Chobe was Botswana’s first national park, and is celebrated for the diversity of its wildlife. Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 6: Chobe National Park

Alongside your fellow travellers, spend the next 2 days taking advantage of the myriad activities on offer at Chobe. Take to the water and view elephants drinking from the banks, enjoy classic safari drives or simply relax at your lodge enjoying the sounds of the African bush. Spend 2 nights at at Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 7: Chobe National Park

Day at Leisure. Stay overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge (or Similar). (B, L, D)

Day 8: Okavango Delta

A short flight this morning delivers you onto the banks of Botswana’s mighty Okavango Delta. With its expansive floodplains, lush forests and prolific game, this is the jewel in the crown for many visitors. Arrive in the afternoon for a thrilling water safari experience. Overnight at Mopiri or Mogotlho. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Okavango Delta

You’ve another full day of wonderful wildlife watching ahead of you. Should water levels permit (typically late June to late September), cruise along the delta waters by mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe that offers a different vantage point for witnessing life along the river. Overnight at Mopiri or Mogotlho. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Fly to London

After a final safari drive this morning, travel to Maun for a transfer to Johannesburg. Here you catch your departure flight, landing in the UK early the next morning. Alternatively, extend your stay with an adventure in the Kalahari Desert or a city break in Cape Town. (B)

Day 11: Arrive in London

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Meal basis:

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

Private & tailor-made travel:

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Pioneers Lodge
    Pioneers Lodge

    Less than three kilometres from the stunning Victoria Falls, Pioneers is a serene and inviting lodge located in a quiet residential suburb. Its guestrooms are decorated in a classic style, and all offer clear and open views of the manicured gardens. At the heart of the lodge is the centrally located main area, with an airy lounge and restaurant. Guests have the option of eating in the high-ceilinged indoor dining area or on the spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the well-kept gardens. Fitted with carefully placed solar panels, the lodge is powered largely by solar energy. Pioneers supports several conservation and anti-poaching charities in the Victoria Falls region. Features: 50 rooms, restaurant, 2 outdoor swimming pools, lounge, bar, laundry service. Room amenities: Air conditioning, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, safe, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • Chobe Game Lodge
    Chobe Game Lodge

    Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana's most exclusive safari resort, situated in the remote and unspoilt northern extremity of the park, approximately 90km west of Victoria Falls. The architecture is Moorish; graceful high arches, barrel-vault ceilings and tiled floors create an atmosphere of spaciousness and tranquillity. All rooms are tastefully furnished and cooled by overhead punkah fans. There are four private suites, each with individual swimming pools and a garden patio. All rooms overlook the perennial Chobe river and adjacent Caprivi floodplain. Facilities within the lodge include a well-stocked curio shop, wildlife reference library, a stylish bar and lounge, as well as a boardwalk and deck for exceptional river wildlife viewing.

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Dates & prices

HZB2022

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
8 Apr 2022 - 18 Apr 2022 £6,295 £0 £450 Reserve
12 May 2022 - 22 May 2022 £6,295 £300 £450 Reserve
31 May 2022 - 10 Jun 2022 £6,295 £0 £0 Reserve
7 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022 £6,395 £0 £695 Reserve
3 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022 £6,395 £0 £695 Reserve
15 Sep 2022 - 25 Sep 2022 £6,395 £0 £695 Reserve
6 Oct 2022 - 16 Oct 2022 £6,395 £0 £0 Reserve
20 Oct 2022 - 30 Oct 2022 £5,995 £0 £695 Reserve
 

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.

 

Destinations on this tour

  • Victoria Falls

    The spectacular Victoria Falls were 'discovered' and named by David Livingstone in 1855...

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  • Chobe

    The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and cover...

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