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From £9895pp
11 days & 10 nights
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Highlights of Zimbabwe and Botswana

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 and water; visit a remote village for insights into rural life; and much more.


DAY 1: Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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

Meal basis

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

DAY 2: Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls

On arrival, transfer to Ilala Lodge for three nights. Set within pretty gardens, this luxury lodge places you just eight-minutes’ walk from the immense waterfalls. (N) 

Accommodation: Ilala Lodge
DAY 3: Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls

Visit a remote village for the chance to watch daily rural life unfold, then enjoy an authentic lunch at a local institute. (B, L) 

Accommodation: Ilala Lodge
DAY 4: Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls

Take a private guided tour of Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘The Smoke That Thunders’). This is the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Its foam-white cataracts plunge some 108 metres into a basalt chasm, stirring up great veils of mist that split the African sun into rainbows. Afterwards, head to the Elephant Walk shopping centre and art village for a behind-the-scenes visit of Ndau Studio, creators of jewellery and leather accessories. (B) 

Accommodation: Ilala Lodge
DAY 5: Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Cross the border into Botswana, before driving into Chobe National Park for a classic safari drive. Encompassing sweeping plains, dense forests and riverine habitats, Chobe National Park hosts one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of grazing animals, including over 100,000 elephants. Stay at Chobe Safari Lodge for 3 nights. (B, L, D) 

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge
DAY 6: Chobe National Park
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Chobe National Park

Experience the myriad of wildlife focused activities on offer here. Take to the water and view elephants drinking from the banks, enjoy classic safari drives or simply relax at your lodge to the sounds of the African bush. (B, L D) 

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge
DAY 7: Chobe National Park
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Chobe National Park

Enjoy your final day in the Chobe National Park. (B, L, D) 

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge
DAY 8: Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta

A short flight delivers you onto the banks of the mighty Okavango Delta. Arrive in the afternoon for a thrilling water safari. Spend the following day exploring the delta. Stay at Mogotlho Safari Lodge for 2 nights. (B, L, D) 

Accommodation: Mogotlho Safari Lodge
DAY 9: Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta

Spend the day exploring the delta. Should water levels permit (typically late June to late September), cruise along the delta by mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe that offers a different vantage point for witnessing life along the river. (B, L, D) 

Accommodation: Mogotlho Safari Lodge
DAY 10: Fly to the UK via Johannesburg
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Fly to the UK via Johannesburg

After a final safari drive in the morning, transfer to Maun for a flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Here you catch your departure flight. (B)

DAY 11: Arrive in the UK
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Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK early this morning. (N) 

Meal basis

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit Victoria Falls with a private guide
  • Go behind the scenes at Ndau Art Studio
  • View the UNESCO-listed Okavango Delta from the air, including sprawling forests and palm-fringed islands
  • Stay in hand-picked safari lodges and tented camps set in the best wildlife-viewing locations
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From £9895 per person

What's included

  • International & domestic flights
  • UK departure & overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local transfers in private chauffer driven vehicle
  • The support (if needed) of an English-speaking local representative
  • Local guides & entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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