7 Days Luxurious African Safari in Chobe and Hwange National Park

  • Chobe River, Botswana - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Overview

Luxurious Botswana Zimbabwe Safari

Spend 7 days with Victoria Falls Safaris exploring the beauty of the Chobe River area and the serenity of the Hwange National Park. Your time on this safari will be split between the Zambezi Queen Luxury Houseboat where you will spend days floating along the Chobe River and the rest of the time will be spent at the exciting eco-lodge called Elephant’s Eye in Hwange. The amazing game-viewing and sights will take your breath away.

Highlights

  • Guided walking safari
  • Water based game viewing
  • Game drive in Hwange National Park
  • Painted Dog Conservation Centre visitation
  • Road transfer from Binga to Hwange
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals and drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • 6 activity days
  • English
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Zambezi Queen

You will stay in a suite with en-suite bathrooms, private balcony overlooking the Chobe River, air conditioning, dining area, gift shop, and swimming pool during your 2-night sail on Chobe River.

Elephant's Eye, Hwange

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, located on a private concession bordering the Hwange National Park, is the new eco-lodge from African Luxury Hideaways. This eco-lodge is situated 13 kilometers from the entrance of Hwange National Park on a private concession of 6000 acres. The lodge is a truly eco-style lodge offering a unique barefoot luxury experience, comprising of 8 tented chalets all with double / twin beds surrounded by mosquito netting.

Elephant's Eye, Hwange can host a maximum of 16 people at any given time and all meals and most drinks are included. Travelers can enjoy the beautiful setting looking onto a waterhole which is frequented by elephants and other game. All chalets are waterhole facing and there will be a guide on site to walk clients to and from communal areas and chalets.

Elephant's Eye facilities

  • 8 spacious waterhole-facing tented chalets with thatched roofs and private cast-iron fire places
  • Spa
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms with a bath and outside showers
  • Mosquito netting
  • Communal boma area
  • Dining area
  • Bar
  • Eco swimming pool
  • Electricity and solar power
  • Safe
  • Curio shop
  • Waterhole

Day 1: Kasane

On arrival at Kasane Airport (BBK) (between 13:00 and 16:00) you will be greeted and transferred to Chobe Marina Lodge where you will embark on your boat transfer. This transfer will take you to the Kasane immigration office, Namibia immigration office, and thereafter, you will board the spectacular Zambezi Queen houseboat. This afternoon, you will start your game viewing experience with an afternoon sail on the river.

  • Accommodation: Zambezi Queen Houseboat
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Chobe River

After breakfast, you will have the option of participating in one of the following activities: water based game viewing on a tender boat, fishing, or a local village tour in Namibia. Lunch will be served on board the Zambezi Queen and you will have the afternoon to enjoy the facilities on board the Zambezi Queen or participate in water based game viewing or fishing.

  • Accommodation: Zambezi Queen Houseboat
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Kasane - Hwange

This morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred by boat to the Namibian and Kasane immigration offices and back to Chobe Marina Lodge. A road transfer will meet you at Chobe Marina Lodge and take you to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange which is situated 13 kilometers from the main camp of Hwange National Park. The afternoon is at your leisure. You can enjoy the swimming pool, and having sundowners on the viewing deck.

  • Accommodation: Elephant's Eye, Hwange
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Hwange National Park

Today will be spent on a game drive in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approximately 14,650 square kilometers. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded here. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is considered world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world.

  • Accommodation: Elephant's Eye, Hwange
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Hwange

This morning, you will participate in a walking safari on a private concession led by a professional guide. Here, you will learn some interesting details about the fauna and flora. You may have the opportunity to experience a close encounter with an elephant in the bush. After lunch and a siesta, you will be able to visit a traditional homestead where the locals will welcome you into their home and you will experience their lifestyle.

  • Accommodation: Elephant's Eye, Hwange
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Hwange

At dawn, you will embark on a game drive to continue your search for the magnificent African wildlife in this area. Later this afternoon, you will visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre where you will learn about the history of the painted dogs as well as what the conservation center does for these animals.

  • Accommodation: Elephant's Eye, Hwange
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast at the lodge before your 2 and a half hour drive back to Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA) where you embark on your onward journey.

This safari will take place on Chobe River and Hwange National Park. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Victoria Falls. Because of its close proximity to the Victoria Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife.

On this safari, you will be served daily meals and various drinks such as limited house wines, beers, and soft drinks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Spa treatments are available at Elephant's Eye, Hwange at an additional cost.

  • 2 nights' accommodation on Zimbezi Queen
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals and drinks
  • Game drive in Hwange National Park
  • Guided walking safari
  • Painted Dog Conservation Centre visitation
  • Road transfer from Binga to Hwange
  • Water based game viewing
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Kasane Airport (BBK) where Victoria Falls Safaris will meet pick you up. This pick up service is included in the price.

Testimonials

  • Review by Kathy Dodly from South Africa

    "I stayed at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with my 2 kids on the past weekend. What a stunning place and an awesome location. I was so surprised. While the pictures do justice, to stay there was an experience I can’t describe. They were so friendly and hospitable, so kind to my kids and so accommodation. They offered us transfers, advice, and secret experiences. The Boma dinner is one of them! I will definitely be staying there again. "

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  • Review by Nicole and Catharine from France

    "What an amazing thing to do. I loved how my tour fare went straight towards the team and all their efforts to curb poaching in Zimbabwe. The team that I spent a few hours with were too kind and passionate about conservation. They taught me so much. I cannot speak highly enough of that experience. I personally feel that everyone who passes through Zimbabwe should do this! "

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  • Review by Sally M. from Canada

    "Traveling alone can sometimes be a scary experience, especially traveling all the way from Canada to Southern Africa. But, after booking a scheduled group tour and dealing with one of the helpful Victoria Falls Safaris team, I really felt like part of the family. The trip ran smoothly and I am so impressed about traveling alone in Africa. I am looking at my next trip already. Thank you."

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Cape Town, South Africa

Victoria Falls Safaris is a division of Jenman African Safari which specializes in small-group scheduled and tailor-made private guided safaris throughout Southern Africa, East Africa, and Madagascar.

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Availability

This safari is available from January to November 2017. Please select an arrival date below.

 

Green season
  • January 1 - March 31, 2017

 

Mid season
  • April 1 - June 30, 2017
  • November 1  - November 30, 2017

 

High season
  • July 1 - October 30, 2017

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