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Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari Holiday

Inspirational safari holiday to Botswana and Zimbabwe

Set off on a thrilling safari adventure and see 2 contrasting wildlife regions, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Sandwiched between these is stop at Victoria Falls, offering you the chance to see this Natural Wonder as well as enjoy river-based activities on the Zambezi River. First, enjoy the privacy of a safari, so rare today, in an exclusive sanctuary next to the Mana Pools National Park. Stay at the luxurious Tembo Plains Camp, on the banks of the Zambezi, and experience day and night wildlife-viewing drives, boating, canoeing and guided walks. For your time at Victoria Falls, you will avoid the crowds and stay in the Zambezi National Park at Mpala Jena. It's close enough to visit the Falls from but far enough away to still gain seclusion and absorb yet more wildlife around the river.

Your final stop is in one of Africa's most famous wildlife regions, the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Duba Plains Camp is ideal for the wildlife connoisseur' with literally thousands of animals in an almost endless pattern across the flood plains. It is also the area from which the famous wildlife documentary Relentless Enemies was filmed about the constant battle between lion and buffalo.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights - Tembo Plains Camp, Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Mpala Jena, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Duba Plains Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Ends - Transfer to Maun for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Botswana, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Romanic copper claw foot baths, plunge pools and al fresco fine dining
  • Ideal for couples who appreciate the luxury of being isolated in nature
  • Evocative tent interiors and one-of-a-kind wildlife encounters
  • Luxury with no compromise on eco-sustainability and conservation
  • A range of safari activities from game drives and walks to canoeing and boating
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where you will connect onto a light aircraft flight to the Sapi Private Reserve next to the Mana Pools National Park. A guide will be waiting to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Tembo Plains Camp
All Inclusive | Suite
Zimbabwe

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Day 4 - 7

Fly by light aircraft back to Victoria Falls where a driver will privately transfer you to your camp in the Zambezi National Park.

  • 3 nights

Mpala Jena
All Inclusive | Tented Room
Zimbabwe

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Day 7 - 10

Fly from Victoria Falls, via Kasane, to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. At the airstrip your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your camp.

  • 3 nights
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Duba Plains Camp
All Inclusive | Tented Room
Botswana

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Day 10

Fly via light aircraft to Maun and for here you will connect with your onward international flight.

We've got you covered

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
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Road Transfers
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any additional activities not offered as scheduled by the camps or lodges
  • 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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • 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
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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