Southern African Safari (Accommodated)

Tour Code 17SAS7A. Small Group Safaris
7 days from
$1'035 USD
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Plus 875 USD mandatory Safari Pass
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Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 12

Discover the wilds of Hwange, Matobo and Chobe along with the ancient Khami Ruins...

This accommodated tour visits the top highlights of Zimbabwe and the Chobe National Park in Botswana. It includes visiting a wild dog conservation project; game viewing in a game concession area adjacent to Zimbabwe's famous Hwange National Park; game drives and walks with the rhinos at Matobo National Park; wandering the Khami Ruins and drifting along the Chobe River while watching the sunset and prolific wildlife.

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Day 1. Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park Highlights. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Accommodation. Sable Sands Lodge, Hwange.

On the first day of this tour we leave Victoria Falls and make our way to Hwange National Park. Covering an area of over 14,000 sq kms Hwange is home to and famous for its populations of Elephant.

Day 2. Hwange National Park Highlights. Painted Dog Conservation Project, Zimbabwe.

Hwange contains over 100 mammals and is home to four of the 'big 5'. Today we use open safari vehicle in the park to enhance our game viewing experience for a morning and afternoon drive.

Day 3. Hwange National Park to Bulawayo Highlights. Khami Ruins, Zimbabwe.

We head south out of Hwange to Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo. Just outside of the city we visit the Khami Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 4. Bulawayo to Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.

Today we enter Matobo national park which has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa. Guides will lead us on foot to search for the animals providing conditions are suitable.

Day 5. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana Highlights. Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana. Accommodation. Elephant Sands, Nata.

Crossing the border today we make our way into Botswana. We go straight to our Elephant Sands Lodge where we can see the wildlife roam freely between waterholes.

Day 6. Elephant Sands, Nata to Kasane Highlights. Chobe Fish Eagle Cruise, Botswana. Chobe National Park, Botswana. Accommodation. Thebe River Lodge.

Today we make our way to the town Kasane in northern Botswana. This is where we get to Chobe National Park and take a 'Fish Eagle' cruise on the Chobe river to spot the wildlife on the rivers bank.

Day 7. Kasane to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Highlights. Chobe National Park Game Drive, Botswana. Chobe National Park, Botswana.

On our final day we head back into the Chobe National Park on an open vehicle game drive. After our time in the park we cross the border back into Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls

A lovely hotel right in Victoria Falls town is the perfect place from which to start or finish your holiday. Recently refurbished, the hotel is set on spacious grounds with views of the spray off the Victoria Falls. Facilities include a large swimming pool, al fresco dining, bar, and in room tv and Wi-Fi. Rooms include double, twin or family configurations

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls

A lovely hotel right in Victoria Falls town is the perfect place from which to start or finish your holiday. Recently refurbished, the hotel is set on spacious grounds with views of the spray off the Victoria Falls. Facilities include a large swimming pool, al fresco dining, bar, and in room tv and Wi-Fi. Rooms include double, twin or family configurations

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

TOUR STYLE:
Acacia Small Groups Safari; we operate this tour in conjunction with a specialized Zimbabwe
ground handler.

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation is in twin share rooms or chalets, with en suite facilities.

COMFORT LEVEL:
This is a full participation safari. You are asked to play your part in (for instance) pitching and striking camp each day and helping prepare meals.

TRANSPORT:
Open 4 x 4 safari vehicle, minivan/truck, river boat. (Maximum group size: 12 passengers)

Meals
6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Accommodation
Twin share lodge with private facilities (2 nts), twin share B&B with shared facilities (2 nts), Safari tents with en-suite (1 nt), private hotel with private facilities (1 nt)

Includes.
Transport
Accommodation
Meals as indicated
Driver/guide on excursions

Included Highlights:

Hwange National Park, Game Drives
Painted (Wild) Dog Conservation Project
Matobo National Park, Game Drive/Walk
Khami Ruins, Unesco World Heritage site
Chobe National Park, Fish Eagle Boat Cruise and Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Excludes.
Visas
Travel insurance
Flights
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Drinks
Tips
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
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Safari Pass

Each small group tour, Short Safari & Trek, Short Break and City Stay has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

875 USD or 980 USD * (If prepaid)

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

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