Zimbabwe

Highlights of Victoria Falls & Botswana

Our Victoria Falls and Botswana trips bring together thrilling adventure with the very best of safari, taking you and your family to Chobe National Park and deep into the pristine Okavango Delta. The kids will be entranced by the backdrop of iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as ticking off one of the seven great natural wonders of the world.

Highlights

  Adventure activities at Vic Falls
  Zambezi sunset cruise
  Huge elephant herds at Chobe
  Guided walking safari in the Delta
  Unparalleled safari game drives
  Mokoro trip through myriad channels

8 days from £4,000 pp

Plus international flights from £1,200

An 8-day holiday in Zimbabwe and Botswana for a family of four usually costs from £16,000 to £24,000 plus flights, depending on the type of accommodation.

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Highlights of Vic Falls & Botswana day-by-day itinerary

Day 1, Victoria Falls
Touch down in Victoria Falls, nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Renowned as the adventure hub of Africa this quaint town as the name suggests is home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world – Victoria Falls. True to its local moniker Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”) there is an ever-present rumble of vast volumes of tumbling water, as plumes of mist rise high into the skies.

Take to the water above the falls in the late afternoon for an iconic Zambezi sunset cruise. The kids’ sense of adventure will be piqued as they spot the first of their big African wildlife in the hippos and crocodiles basking on the banks.


Day 2, Victoria Falls
Embrace an early start to explore the majestic falls. Dawn unveils a spectacular sunrise as the mists from the waters thundering to the canyons below begin to dance in the morning light. Beat the crowds and revel in the fact that the kids have got up and been showered by one of the world’s greatest natural sights without even realising it.

Return for a hearty breakfast before enjoying the rest of the day exploring one or more of the myriad adventure activities. From world-renowned bungee jumping and ziplining to white water rafting or horse riding to fishing. Perhaps a scenic helicopter ride over the Falls or delving into the local culture through rural village visits and prolific crafts markets.


Day 3, Chobe National Park
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your private transfer whisks you across the border to Kasane in Botswana. After a journey of a couple hours from Victoria Falls settle into the tranquil surroundings of your lodge, ready to explore Chobe National Park.

As the afternoon draws in, embark on the exhilaration of your first game drive or river cruise in this iconic wildlife area. With an elephant population of 40,000, the kids will be in awe as these gentle giants play in the water, and with ears flapping, gently traverse flood plains.

Chobe National Park comprises four distinct ecosystems: the breath-taking Chobe floodplain and river to the northeast, the captivating Savute Marsh in the west, the enchanting Linyanti Swamps in the northwest, and nestled in-between, the hot, arid hinterland of Nogatsaa and Tchinga.


Day 4, Chobe National Park
More adventures abound with game drives or river cruises bookending the day, with plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate back at the lodge as the heat of the day takes hold.

Kids and adults alike become excited and enthralled as the list of wildlife encounters grows. With high concentrations of lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, and cheetahs, the safari experience reaches its zenith, against a backdrop of rare and elusive antelope species like roan, sable, tsessebe, eland, and red lechwe. Come the dry season (June-October) the floodplains become further alive with massive herds of Cape Buffalo adding another layer of richness.


Day 5, Chobe National Park – Okavango Delta
Begin your day with a short transfer to Kasane Airport, setting the stage for an aerial adventure. Board a light aircraft bound for your Okavango Delta experience.

As you soar above the landscapes, catch glimpses of the diverse terrain below, hinting at the incredible experiences awaiting you. Touch down at your base for the next three nights, promising a perfect blend of comfort and immersion in the heart of the Okavango Delta’s natural wonders.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this natural wonder is a mesmerizing labyrinth of lagoons, lakes, and concealed channels, nourished annually by the seasonal flood from the Angola Highlands. Flowing through the panhandle and forming the largest inland delta globally, these waters shape a remarkably beautiful National Heritage Site. Spanning over 10,000 square miles, the Okavango showcases reedbeds, floodplains, papyrus swamps, and islands in an awe-inspiring panorama.

Once settled in embark on your afternoon adventure with a thrilling game drive for unobstructed views of the diverse wildlife that call the myriad waterways and islands home.

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Day 6, Okavango Delta
Start the morning with a guided walking safari, providing a unique opportunity to explore the wilderness on foot. Engage with the knowledgeable guides who will share their insights into the flora and fauna, enthralling the kids with tales of how each feeds into local legend and African folklore. Watch the kids come alive as they relish the excitement of tracking the wildlife, they’ve spent the last few days spotting and begin to get a deeper understanding of the ecosystems and each species’ role in it.

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Take in the breathtaking surroundings and share stories of the morning’s discoveries. Jump into the safari vehicles as the islands and waterways come to life as the late afternoon cools.

The Delta’s waters set the stage for an unparalleled safari, offering a backdrop for a distinctive and extraordinary experience. Encounter vast herds of elephants, buffalo, and hippos, alongside a myriad of antelope, giraffe, zebra, and the ever-present predators. Immerse yourself in the sheer magnitude and diversity of the delta, creating lasting memories of a truly remarkable safari adventure.


Day 7, Okavango Delta
After a morning filled with exploration, rest in the comfort of the lodge and contemplate the day unfolding with refreshing ice-cold drinks and a delicious lunch as the African day’s heat passes.

Switch gears in the afternoon and navigate the labyrinth of lagoons and waterways in traditional mokoros (dugout canoes), immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the Okavango Delta and offering the kids a unique opportunity in their growing quest to spot wildlife.

As the sun sets, gather around a campfire for a classic bush dinner. Listen to the sounds of the wilderness and share tales of the day’s adventures. The Okavango Delta offers an immersive and educational experience, perfect for teenagers eager to connect with nature and create lasting memories.


Day 8, Okavango Delta – Maun
Today you bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Botswana, as you board a light aircraft bound for Maun.

This journey concludes your memorable stay in this picturesque destination, setting the stage for your connection to the international flight that will carry you homeward.

As you take to the skies from Maun, carry with you the cherished memories of Botswana’s natural wonders and the extraordinary experiences that have defined your adventure. Return home with the kids who will have a new appreciation for this incredible planet we call home.

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