Botswana & Zimbabwe

Trip Overview

Our Botswana & Zimbabwe itinerary brings an Africa Trek to a whole new level. Not only will you experience traditional Safari game drives in Chobe National park, but you’ll get to explore the largest waterfall in the world, zipline across the Zambezi, and hike in the rainforest!

Price range varies depending on group size, time of travel, accommodation level, and included activities.

Important Trip Information


  • Hotel 7 nights


  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners


  • Coach Services

Trip Highlights

  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Zambezi River Cruise
  • Victoria Falls Tour
  • Ziplining
  • Chinotimba Township Tour
  • Game Drives


  • International flights
  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities

Additional Experiences
Itinerary Overview
Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg

Upon arrival the group will be met by an English speaking guide who will assist them to their hotel.

Included Meals: None

Day 2 - Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

The group will enjoy breakfast at the hotel before completing check-out formalities and departing on flight to Victoria Falls.

Upon arrival the group will be transferred to their hotel before enjoying a sunset cruise.

Sundowner Cruise: Transfer by road from the hotel to the Zambezi River arriving in time for the afternoon sunset cruise. The Zambezi River cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River. Guests may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino in their home environment, as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks. There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets.

Included Meals: breakfast

Day 3 - Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Tour: Depart on an informative guided tour of Victoria Falls. En route, clients may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where they may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.

The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya” — the smoke that thunders and the Falls are remarkable. There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk. The Victoria Falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute. Remarkably preserved in its natural state, Victoria Falls inspires visitors as much today as it did David Livingstone in the 1860’s. The falls and the surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from excessive commercialisation.

The Lookout Café is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just downriver of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of its spectacular backdrop. The semi open-air café, apart from offering undoubtedly the best view in Victoria Falls, offers a range of refreshing beverages as well as a lively cocktail menu. The location of the café is at the current Wild Horizons high-wire facility, “The Lookout”, where the famed high-wire attractions such as the Gorge Swing, Flying Fox, and Vic Falls Canopy Tour are operated from. The Lookout Café is the ideal spot for lunches in combination with a tour of the Falls or a high wire activity.

The group will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Included Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4 - Victoria Falls

Ziplining: Experience the adrenalin rush traveling a speed of 106 km’s hurtling 425m across the gorge, while suspended 120m above the breath taking beauty of the Zambezi water below! As the river zigzags down the Batoka Gorges, our cable is suspended across from one side to the other. For this product you are harnessed and attached to a pulley, then launched over the edge picking up speed as you descend over the water and reaching a speed of 106 km an hour. This activity is totally safe for children of all ages. Smaller children are harnessed with their parent/guardian and can enjoy high wire.

Chinotimba Township Tour: The local Nambya language uses the word Chinotimba to describe the thunder of the Victoria Falls. The Nambya and the Tonga people are the original people of the Victoria Falls area. The Chinotimba township is home to the majority of people in Victoria Falls, which has a population of approximately 60 000 people.

During the Township Tour, guests will have an opportunity to witness the way of life in the township – from the houses to the taverns, the local market and churches. Guests visit the Chinotimba Primary School where they are introduced to the school headmaster – he or someone assigned will take the guests on a tour of the school after which the children may sing a song.

Included Meals: breakfast

Day 5 - Victoria Falls to Chobe

The group will enjoy breakfast at the hotel today before completing check-out formalities.

The group will now transfer to the Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa where they will spend the next three days there.

Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa: Mowana – meaning Baobab, is a luxury lodge situated a mere 100km west of Victoria Falls, on the Chobe River, a short distance from the entrance to the Chobe National Park. The park is world renowned for its elephant population – the greatest concentration of these magnificent creatures on the continent.

There are a 107 luxury rooms with full en-suite bathrooms, and 4 suites – all rooms are river facing with air-conditioning, mini bars, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and electric insect repellents.

Facilities at Mowana include a swimming-pool, set in a natural landscape; the Serondella Restaurant offers excellent cuisine inspired by the many flavours of Africa; the Savuti Bar overlooking the ever-changing Chobe River; the Boma Terrace for light meals throughout the day and the pool bar; a guest lounge for private entertaining; a hairdressing salon in a tree house, with a view o the river.

Activities at Mowana include walks, mountain biking, seasonal tiger fishing, bird watching, game viewing on a river cruiser or in open-air vehicles with expert game rangers and trackers, breakfast and sunset cruises, traditional theme evenings at the African Village, trips to – and helicopter viewing of – the Victoria Falls, mokoro (local canoe) trails, river rafting on the Zambezi, a 4 countries -in-a-day trip (Botswana, Namibia Zambia and Zimbabwe) – you are guaranteed of being kept busy during your stay!

The group will enjoy lunch upon arrival and then an afternoon game activity. They will have dinner at the lodge tonight.

Included Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 - Chobe

Depart on an early morning game drive. On your return to the lodge breakfast will be served.

Enjoy your afternoon game activity.

Included Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 - Chobe

Depart on an early morning game drive. On your return to the lodge breakfast will be served.

Enjoy your afternoon game activity.

Included Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 - Chobe to Johannesburg

This morning you will have an early wake-up call before enjoying tea/coffee. Depart on an early morning game drive.

On return to the lodge breakfast will be served before the group transfers back to Victoria Falls Airport for their flights back to Johannesburg and home from there.

Included Meals: breakfast

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