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Okavango Victoria Falls and Hwange Solo Tour

Inspirational safari holiday to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana

A solo exploration of two of Africa's best safari regions, including Botswana's Okavango Delta and Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. There's also the chance to see the iconic Victoria Falls. It's the best of both worlds, where you can join the staff and other guests on activities, at hosted meals and at pre-dinner drinks around the campfire, whilst also luxuriating in 'me' time, in the form of spa treatments, and lounging at camp enjoying the views. Begin by flying in a light aircraft over the spectacular Okavango Delta, getting a bird's eye view of its lush waterways and wildlife.

During your stay at Khwai Leadwood Camp in the Okavango Delta you will experience shared day and night game drives, walks and mokoro safaris (dug-out canoes), all in search of Africa's big attractions - lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe and many more. You will then cross the border into Zambia to tick the Victoria Falls off of your bucket list. During your stay at Thorntree River Lodge you can simply relax looking out over the Zambezi River or enjoy a host of activities from tours of the Falls, village visits and sunset cruises to water white rafting and bungee jumping. The list is endless. Complete this very diverse solo holiday with another fly-in safari at Somalisa Camp in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, known as the 'land of the giants' for its big elephant herds. Game drives and guided walks are led by qualified and passionate guides who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. For first-time solo safari goers, trust your Mahlatini expert to plan a seamless and safe trip where you will be guided and looked after by our trusted partners on the ground.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maun
  • 3 nights - Khwai Leadwood Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • 2 nights - Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Victoria Falls for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Large herds of elephant and buffalo in Hwange National Park
  • Two incredible natural wonders, Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta
  • Small, back-to-nature eco-camps
  • Luxuriate in me time but with fun-filled guest interaction too
  • Expertly guided game drives, walking, canoe safaris and boat trips
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Maun

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Maun Airport and board your scenic light aircraft flight to the Okavango Delta. A guide will be waiting to transfer you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Khwai Leadwood Camp
All Inclusive | Standard Room
Botswana

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Day 4 - 6

Fly today by light aircraft to Kasane Airport. Road transfer then over the border to Livingstone in Zambia and to your lodge at the Victoria Falls.

  • 2 nights

Thorntree River Lodge
Full Board | Double Suite
Zambia

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Day 6 - 9

Another border crossing today into Zimbabwe and to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight via light aircraft to the Hwange National Park. A guide and 4WD will then take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Somalisa Camp
All Inclusive | Tent
Zimbabwe

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Day 9

Return via light aircraft to Victoria Falls Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Mokoro Icon Mokoro
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Oryx
    Oryx
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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