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Best of Botswana with Victoria Falls

Inspirational safari holiday to Zimbabwe and Botswana

An undoubted bucket-list trip, this extraordinary journey begins with the chance to see one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, followed by some intense encounters with Botswana's exceptional wildlife.
At Victoria Falls, escape the crowds at Mpala Jena, a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Here you will not only have the chance to experience game drives, guided walks, and boat-based activities in the Zambezi National Park, but also see the nearby Victoria Falls. In Botswana you will fly between private areas of the Linyanti and the Okavango Delta, two of the most pristine wilderness areas left on our planet. Selinda Explorers Camp and Duba Explorers Camp are perfectly placed for intimate and up-close wildlife viewing opportunities, from lions and leopards to elephants, lechwe, buffalo and everything in between. The atmosphere is one of bush elegance with a relaxed style, complemented by attentive staff, private, professional service, and fabulous food.

Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights - Mpala Jena, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 3 nights - Selinda Explorers Camp, Linyanti, Botswana
  • 3 nights - Duba Explorers 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

  • Victoria Falls, one of the worlds 7 Natural Wonders
  • Some of the highest concentrations of game in Africa
  • A more affordable Botswana safari experience
  • Unassuming camps, light on footprint, heavy on experiential luxury
  • Hosted by Great Plains Conservation, true custodians of the land
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 be met and privately driven to your lodge at Victoria Falls.

  • 3 nights

Mpala Jena
All Inclusive | Tented Room
Zimbabwe

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Day 4 - 7

Fly today by light aircraft from Victoria Falls Airport via Kasane to the Selinda Reserve in the Linytanti region. A guide will be there to collect you and bring you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Selinda Explorers Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Botswana

Selinda explorers camp tented bedroom 1280
Duba explorers camp shared guest tent 1280
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Day 7 - 10

Fly today by light aircraft to the Okavango Delta. You will be met by your guide at the airstrip and enjoy a game drive en route to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Duba Explorers Camp
All Inclusive | Tented Room
Botswana

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Day 10

Fly today via light aircraft to Maun Airport. 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) where specified
  • 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
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels/lodges
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 Sight seeing
  • 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
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Sable
    Sable
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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