8 Days Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

  • Victoria Falls - Chobe National Park - Nata - Maun

Captivating Private Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari

Join this 8-day enchanting safari adventure where you will experience the natural wonder of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe as well as the famous Chobe National Park, the Elephants Sands and the beautiful Okavango Delta in Botswana. Besides having a chance to go on game drives in search of the African Big Five, you will witness the amazing Victoria Falls that will definitely take your breath away.

Highlights

  • A full-day Victoria Falls tour
  • A full-day trip to Okavango Delta
  • Wildlife watching at Elephant Sands
  • A game drive and river cruising at Chobe National Park
  • Professional guide and transfer service
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 7 activity days
  • English
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You will stay at Bayete Guest Lodge, Chobe Safari lodge, Elephant Sands, and Sedia Hotel. Send Africa Zim Travel and Tours your request of the tour and they will check the availability of accommodation at all venues to be visited. If the accommodation mentioned above is fully booked, Africa Zim Travel and Tours will book other accommodation facilities available.

Day 1 (Airport to Victoria Falls Bayete Guest Lodge)

Upon arrival, you will be met by Africa Zim Travel and Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at your leisure. Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at Bayete Guest Lodge or similar (2 nights). The hotel is close to all places that you might want to see like the town and banks etc.

  • Main destination: Victoria Falls
  • Accommodation: Bayete Guest Lodge, mid-range hotel located in or near Victoria Falls
  • Meals and drinks: Dinner (breakfast, lunch, and drinks are not included)

Day 2 (Victoria Falls)

After breakfast, embark on a tour of Victoria Falls, one of seven natural wonders of the world. This walking safari takes you through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the Devil’s Cataracts, Livingstone's statue, and a wide variety of birds and plants. This afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

  • Main destination: Victoria Falls
  • Accommodation: Bayete Guest Lodge, mid-range hotel located in or near Victoria Falls
  • Meals and drinks: Breakfast and Boma dinner (lunch and drinks are not included)

Day 3 (Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park)

Transfer by road to Chobe National Park located 100 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. Accommodation is the Moorish-styled Chobe Safari Lodge or Waterlily Lodge (2 nights). Game drive and boat cruise are included. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Main destination: Chobe National Park
  • Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, mid-range lodge located just outside Chobe National Park
  • Meals and drinks: Breakfast and dinner (lunch and drinks are not included)

Day 4 (Chobe National Park)

You will have an early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. Tea and coffee are served before the game drive or during the game drive. After game drive at around 09:30 to 10:00, you will have your full breakfast. It is the best time to see the big cats like lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

Late in the afternoon, you will embark on sunset cruise in the Chobe River cruising in the Chobe National Park. The trip usually starts at 15:00. It’s one of the best experiences to watch the game from the boat and you will get closer to the animals.

  • Main destination: Chobe National Park
  • Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge, mid-range lodge located just outside Chobe National Park
  • Meals and drinks: Breakfast and dinner (lunch and drinks are not included)

Day 5 (Chobe National Park to Elephant Sands)

Elephant Sands is a bush lodge and campsite in the northeastern part of Botswana and its 250 kilometers from Chobe or Kasane. You will enjoy viewing the elephants at a natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, it’s a unique experience! You will stay here for 1 night.

  • Main destination: Elephant Sands Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Elephant Sands, mid-range tented camp located inside Elephant Sands
  • Meals and drinks: All meals (drinks are not included)

Day 6: (Elephant Sands to Okavango Delta)

Transfer by road through Nata to the heart of the Okavango Delta (Maun), a unique wetland system of rivers, crystal clear channels, islands, and lagoons that creates a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. You will spend 1 night at Sedia Hotel before experiencing the Okavango Delta the next day. Lunch will be at Planet Baobab and dinner will be at the hotel.

  • Main destination: Okavango Delta
  • Accommodation: Sedia Hotel, mid-range hotel located just outside Okavango Delta
  • Meals and drinks: Breakfast and dinner (lunch and drinks are not included)

Day 7 (Okavango Delta, Maun)

On this day soon after breakfast, you will start your Okavango Delta day trip experience. You will explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe, by boat or by foot on wilderness game walks on nearby islands – or go fishing for pike, bream, or tiger-fish. It’s a one-day trip in the delta with professional guides and it’s fully inclusive of all meals.

  • Main destination: Okavango Delta
  • Accommodation: Sedia Hotel, mid-range hotel located just outside Okavango Delta
  • Meals and drinks: All meals (drinks are not included)

Day 8 (Sedia Hotel to Maun Airport (MUB))

This is the day you will say goodbye to each other. You will pack your bags and later on have breakfast and wait for the departure time of the transfer. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport. Contact details are shared as well. The trip ends.

  • Main destination: Maun Airport (MUB)
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals and drinks: Breakfast (lunch, dinner, and drinks are not included)
  • Tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi sunset cruise
  • Chobe River boat safari
  • Mokoro canoeing

Your safari holiday will take place in several locations in Zimbabwe and Botswana, including Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Elephant Sands, and Okavango Delta in Botswana.

  • 4x4 game drive vehicles
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • A game drive and river cruising at the Chobe National Park
  • A trip to Okavango Delta
  • A Victoria Falls tour
  • Airport transfer service
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Driver guide service
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Mineral water on road
  • Park fees
  • Gratuity
  • International flights
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal items
  • Visas

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA). Africa Zim Travel and Tours will pick you up from the airport. A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Penny and Ken from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "We were a group of 6 mature friends who engaged with Zim Travel and Tours for a Victoria Falls and Botswana experience in 10 days. We were not disappointed in their experience, effiency, helpfulness and friendliness. For a tour within our budget we felt we were well looked after. Blessing and Sheila were great guides and took us to places that gave us a taste of life in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Highlights were the Addo Elephant Park, sleeping under the stars on the salt pans ( amazing), Chobe Safaris, and seeing the Victoria Falls. Sadly, the country was struggling with the effects of drought and there were low water levels at the Falls. We would use them again. Feel we got good value for the money. Accomodatios were clean with comfortable beds, but not 5 star, but we were not expecting that. "

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  • Review by Stephan and Annelie
    10 out of 10

    "Our group (15 people) consisted of 3 families. Their reviews (Terry, Darrel and Willem) also appear on this site. I organised the trip and was very impressed with the prompt and friendly response I received throughout the booking process. Blessing and Sheila were very easy to deal with and provided me with all the details and requests we required."

    "Blessing was our guide. We were so happy to have him and Innocent(our driver) with us throughout our trip. They are knowledgeable, friendly and just great people to hang out with. "

    "This was a budget tented safari. Anyone expecting luxury hotel beds and air conditioned rooms should not do this type of safari! We stayed over in tents at rest camps. The tents, beds and bedding were clean and comfortable. The washrooms were typical of campsites. They were clean and if something was amiss, the rest camp staff were quick to help. Our boys (16, 18, 22) loved every bit of this trip as much as we did. We saw Africa in all it's splendour on the 2 river cruises and the game drives. Chobe, Elephant Sands and the Okavango Delta mokoro outing were absolute highlights! Anyone that wanted to upgrade to a cabin were accommodated without a problem. I can honestly say that this was a fantastic and very well organised trip. I will travel with Africa Zim Travel and Tours any time again! "

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  • Review by Willem
    10 out of 10

    "I recently participated in a tour by this operator. It was tented camps. The accommodation was appalling. The operator charged us 13 times the amount a "walk in" customer from the street would have paid for the same accommodation. We were paying top dollar for the most basic old tents, broken beds, thin matresses, mouse droppings, broken zips, dirty toilets, no hot water, pigeons in the roof, no towels, filthy showers, etc etc. Never again. For the same amount of money you can get much, much better. The operator is a classic rip-off of foreigners who have no idea of prices and what is available."

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  • Review by Lyn T from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "We traveled in a group of 6 friends with the wonderful company of Blessing and Sheila. It was a very special, memorable time for us all. Each day was a new and often surprising experience. Our accommodation was varied and all great. There were so many highlights, Victoria Falls, Boma dinner, Sunset cruises, the saltpan overnighter under the stars, the beautiful Okavango Delta but most of all the incredible animals at Elephant Sands and Chobe. This trip was all we imagined it would be and more."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "We booked our camping safari in Chobe National Park through Blessing at Africa Zim Travel and Tours. Before going on the trip, Blessing was in contact and even visited us at our accommodation the day before we were to set off to answer questions we had. Blessing drove us to the Zimbabwe / Botswana border to meet our Chobe guide Simon (Cape Fig Safaris) and everything went smoothly. We had a great trip. I would recommend it."

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  • Review by Ana L from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Andrew from Africa Zim Travel and Tours was knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. He was also a great driver and focused with a clean vehicle. We stayed in a variety of accommodations, had amazing animal game drives, went to a fascinating natural history museum and ate delicious meals. The price was reasonable and we had a tremendous amount of flexibility being only a couple of us on the tour. This made the experience all the more special. It was an excellent tour for the price and I would recommend them for an unforgettable journey."

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  • Review by Terry Z from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "We traveled from Canada with our family including 3 teenage boys and our 76-year-old father. We also traveled with another Canadian family and their 3 boys. The experience from the beginning to end was nothing short of amazing. We booked a camping trip knowing we would be camping in tents and that our washrooms and toilets would be separate. Our tour director, Blessing, and driver, Innocent, were extremely accommodating. They upgraded the tents to a room for our father and ensured he was comfortable. As with most camping, it is a "rugged" experience. All the beds (with the exception of one night) were cots with linen on top. They were comfortable and we found no droppings of any kind. The food at the campgrounds was good and the people serving were very friendly. Above all, we saw all the animals one would hope to see on a safari, elephants, zebras, hippos, lions, crocodiles, as well as the animals and birds we had never heard of. If what you are looking for is a friendly, accommodating tour guide who is knowledgeable and willing to customize your trip, then Africa Zim is for you. The biggest thing to know if you are booking is that this is not a five-star resort tour. It is camping and that is why it was fun, a wonderful way to get to know the locals and learn about the communities."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Why should you choose Africa Zim Travel and Tours? First, it will probably just be your group on the tour. You won't be forced to spend ten days with annoying strangers. In fact, you won't see many tourists except in Vic Falls. Second, it is altruism, it is run by Zimbabweans and your tourist dollars help a struggling economy. Third, it is the variety, city, and country, history and nature, western and African lodgings. Fourth, they are professional. These guys are pros. They know what they're doing and have worked with tourists of many nationalities. The last is the price. I did a lot of research and Africa Zim Travel and Tours was the most affordable I found. We got our money's worth and then some."

    "Regarding the tour, they did a great job alternating between a travel day (4-hour drive) with a day of site seeing. It felt like we smelled the flowers and departed at the right amount of time. We stayed at two amazing places that I will remember for the rest of my life, Troutbeck Resort and Elephant's Eye Lodge. We ate dinner with a group of elephants only 100 yards away at Elephant's Eye. Some hotels were forgettable (Holiday Inn). Our tour guide Andrew was also friendly. If I visit Botswana, I will choose Africa Zim."

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  • Review by Leiter K from United States
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first safari ever. Kalahari Tours in Botswana runs the actual safari, Africa Zim Travel and Tours sets up the booking and provides transfers to and from the border. First, Africa Zim Travel & Tours. Professional e-mails and meetings with the staff. They drove me Vic Falls to the Zim / Bots border but failed to pick me up for the ride back to Vic Falls. But the driver from Kalahari was able to arrange a ride back on another tour company's van with no delay or problem as a professional courtesy. The actual safari was excellent. We saw four of the Big Five (Chobe doesn't have any rhinos) and lots and lots of other animals. Several people on our safari had been on other safaris right before this one, and they saw the most animals by far at Chobe. I can't say enough positive things about our guide Jensen. He is very knowledgeable about all the animals and very good at spotting animals in the distance and in the bush and at following tracks. He also speaks with an excellent grasp of the American idiom. Finally, one advantage of Chobe is that there are a lot of guides from different companies and they are good at sharing information about animals. The camping itself is no problem. We roughed it only in the sense that we slept on bedrolls in tents and had only 1 shower over 3 days. A two-man team set up and broke down everything, and they also cooked the meals. The food was plentiful and delicious for anyone with a Western palate."

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