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Duration: 7 days
Location: Zimbabwe & Botswana
Price: 2018 Rates from ZAR 13,795 pp plus USD 900 pp  Safari Pass paid local on the day of departure
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Starts: Vic Falls, Zimbabwe

Ends: Vic Falls, Zimbabwe

Group size: Max 12

Tour Code : AA03

2018 Rates: ZAR 13,795 plus USD 900 Safari Pass pp paid on day of departure

Single Supplement : Applicable

Safari Vehicle Type: Open 4 x 4 safari vehicle, minivan/truck, river boat. (Maximum group size: 12 passengers. Please note vehicles are not air conditioned)

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This short tour offers a comprehensive insight into some of Zimbabwe and Botswana’s best game parks and visitor attractions. Departing from the renowned Victoria Falls, our journey takes us to three of southern Africa’s best game-reserves: Hwange, Matobo (sometimes written as Matopos) and Chobe National Parks offering a huge range of wildlife. We also visit the ancient ruins at Khami before bringing you back to Zimbabwe’s fantastic natural attraction at Victoria Falls. We hope our Southern Africa Safari gives you a taste of Africa and whets your appetite to visit more of this marvellously varied and adventurous continent.

  • Highlights of this popular tour includes:
    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

  • 7  Days Southern Africa Budget Accommodated Safari

    DAY 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Hwange National Park
    Distance travelled: +/-200 Km
    Approx driving time: 2.5 Hours
    Departing Victoria Falls we make our way to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest and best known game park. In the early 19th century this area was part of the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi, and it was only in 1929 that the land was set aside as a National Park. Nowadays Hwange covers an area of over 14,600 sq kms and is known particularly for its populations of elephant. On our first night we game drive in a concession area adjacent to the National Park in search of the nocturnal wildlife of the area, including the ever elusive leopard.

    Accommodation: Sable Sands Lodge or similar Twin share chalet with en suite facilities
    Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 2: Hwange National Park
    Distance travelled: +/- 0 Km
    Approx driving time: Morning and afternoon game drives
    Today we transfer to open safari vehicles and enter the Hwange National Park. Located in Zimbabwe’s far west, Hwange sits in a remarkable belt of natural wilderness which extends across into neighbouring Botswana and allows wildlife and in particular elephant, to roam along ancient migration routes between Hwange and the neighbouring Chobe National Park. In addition to elephant Hwange contains over 100 mammals including the other four members of Africa’s “Big 5″ (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo). The park is also known for its giraffe, cheetah, gemsbok, hyena and for the Wild (Painted) Dog. Unfortunately the numbers of the Wild Dog are dwindling but conservation efforts in recent years have helped renew populations and we will see the work of one of these projects during our stay. Normally the day’s routine is to begin with a morning game drive, before we return to camp for lunch and relax through the heat of the day. Later in the afternoon we head out once again to take advantage of the more active time of day for most of the large mammals. Finally we return to camp at dusk for overnight.

    Accommodation: Sable Sands Lodge or similar – Twin share chalet with en suite facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 3: Hwange National Park – Bulawayo
    Distance travelled: +/- 350 Km
    Approx driving time: 6 Hours
    Leaving Hwange, we drive south to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. This pleasant city tree-lined city boasts a fascinating National History Museum with displays showing much of Zimbabwe’s traditional and colonial past, and a lively curio market. Test your bartering skills for some of the local crafts. Not far outside the city we visit an important archaeological site: the Khami Ruins, once the capital of the
    Kingdom of Butua of the Torwa dynasty. Dating back to 1450AD, Khami was the site of the capital following the abandonment of Great Zimbabwe some 300km to the east. Granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1996, Khami holds special significance to the people of this area.

    Accommodation: Travellers Guest House or similar – twin share room with en suite facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 4: Bulawayo – Matobo National Park – Bulawayo
    Distance travelled: : +/- 100km
    Approx driving time: 2 Hours
    Matobo National Park is located a short distance outside Bulawayo. We visit the park accompanied by knowledgeable local guides. The wind-sculpted Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and hold a special cultural and spiritual significance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and provided conditions are suitable, our guides will lead us on foot in search of these magnificent animals. Matobo also has highly concentrated populations of leopard and black eagle and it is worth keeping eyes peeled high and low for a glimpse of these beautiful animals. We would hope also to see giraffe, zebra, ostrich and a variety of antelope. At the end of the day we return to Bulawayo for overnight and the option of venturing into town to sample some of the local nightlife.

    Accommodation: Travellers Guest House or similar – twin share room with en suite facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana
    Distance travelled: : +/- 420km
    Approx driving time: 8 Hours
    Leaving Bulawayo we make our way across the border into Botswana and to the Elephant Sands Lodge. We normally arrive sometime in the early/mid afternoon and have the rest of the day at leisure. You won’t have to go far to see wildlife – the camp has no boundary fences and wildlife can (and does) roam freely between waterholes and we may (with some luck) see elephant at remarkably close proximity, wander by during our stay.

    Accommodation: Elephant Sands Lodge – twin share chalet with en suite facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: Yes

    DAY 6: Elephant Sands, Nata – Kasane
    Distance travelled: +/-170kms
    Approx driving time: 2.5 Hours
    We continue on to the small northern town of Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. By size, Chobe is the third largest park in the country yet has the most diverse wildlife, including elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo and prolific birdlife. We take the famous ‘Fish Eagle’ cruise on the Chobe River – a wonderful opportunity to view hippo and perhaps elephant or buffalo coming to the river to bathe while we float by in the late afternoon sunshine. The Chobe River is a major water source for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and buffalo. The park’s flood plains are also the only place in Botswana where the puku antelope can be seen. Birding is also excellent here. When the river is in flood spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork and other waterfowl flock to the area.

    Accommodation: Thebe River Lodge – twin share room with en suite facilities
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    WIFI: Yes

    DAY 7: Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Distance travelled:+/-80 Km
    Approx driving time:Morning game drive and 1.5 Hours
    This morning we head out to explore the Chobe National Park on an open vehicle game drive, our last opportunity on tour to view elephant and perhaps lion, antelope and buffalo. We take our leave of the park and Kasane and make the final short drive back to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. Arrangements end on arrival.

    NB: we recommend allowing some extra time afterwards to enjoy the spectacular ‘Falls’ themselves and the mighty Zambezi River. Numerous optional activities are typically available, including adrenaline pumping adventures such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swinging; and more tranquil activities like canoeing and game boat cruises depending on your preference. See below for booking pre or post tour accommodation and speak to your agent or to Acacia for ideas on how to plan your holiday in this part of Africa.

    Accommodation: None
    Meals included: Breakfast

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    TOUR STYLE: Small Groups Safari; we operate this tour in conjunction with a specialized Botswana ground handler. Minimum age on this safari is 12 years old.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED: Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated, tent, mattress, and services of an English speaking guide / tour leader.

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Visas, travel insurance, flights, airport transfers, sleeping bags*, pillow, towel, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passport & visa fees, items of a personal nature, drinks including mineral water.

    ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is camping in twin share tents, with portable bush toilets and shared 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.

    SAFARI PASS: The mandatory Safari Pass is paid to your tour leader at the beginning of the tour in USD cash (or pre-paid by arrangement) and forms a part of your overall tour payment. It is separate and in addition to the Tour Price and pays selected park entries, activities and excursions as well as some accommodation along the way. The purpose of the separate payment is to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from your visit at the time of travel.

    TRANSPORT: Open 4 x 4 safari vehicle, minivan/truck, river boat. (Maximum group size: 12 passengers. Please note vehicles are not air conditioned).

  • 2017 DATES:

    October 2017:

    Departure Date: Price (ZAR):
    05/10/17 13,455
    12/10/17 13,455
    19/10/17 13,455
    26/10/17 13,455

    November 2017:

    Departure Date: Price (ZAR):
    02/11/17 13,455
    09/11/17 13,455
    16/11/17 13,455
    23/11/17 13,455
    30/11/17 13,455

    Desember 2017:

    Departure Date: Price (ZAR):
    07/12/17 13,455
    14/12/17 13,455
    21/12/17 13,455
    28/12/17 13,455

    2018 DATES:

             Start           Victoria Falls Thursday                End                  Victoria Falls Wednesday
    04/01/18 10/01/18
    11/01/18 17/01/18
    18/01/18 24/01/18
    25/01/18 31/01/18
    01/02/18 07/02/18
    08/02/18 14/02/18
    15/02/18 21/02/18
    22/02/18 28/02/18
    01/03/18 07/03/18
    08/03/18 14/03/18
    15/03/18 21/03/18
    22/03/18 28/03/18
    29/03/18 04/04/18
    05/04/18 11/04/18
    12/04/18 18/04/18
    19/04/18 25/04/18
    26/04/18 02/05/18
    03/05/18 09/05/18
    10/05/18 16/05/18
    17/05/18 23/05/18
    24/05/18 30/05/18
    31/05/18 06/06/18
    07/06/18 13/06/18
    14/06/18 20/06/18
    21/06/18 27/06/18
    28/06/18 04/07/18
    05/07/18 11/07/18
    12/07/18 18/07/18
    19/07/18 25/07/18
    26/07/18 01/08/18
    02/08/18 08/08/18
     09/08/18 15/08/18
    16/08/18 22/08/18
    23/08/18 29/08/18
    30/08/18 05/09/18
    06/09/18 12/09/18
    13/09/18 19/09/18
    20/08/18 26/09/18
    27/09/18 03/10/18
    04/10/18 10/10/18
    11/10/18 17/10/18
    18/10/18 24/10/18
     25/10/18 31/10/18
    01/11/18 07/11/18
    08/11/18 14/11/18
    15/11/18 21/11/18
    22/11/18 28/11/18
    29/11/18 05/12/18
    06/12/18 12/12/18
    13/12/18 19/12/18
    20/12/18 26/12/18
    27/12/18 02/01/19

    2018 RATES:
    From ZAR 13,795 pp plus USD 900 pp  Safari Pass paid local on the day of departure

    Single supplement: Applicable

  • Meeting point in Victoria Falls: Sprayview Hotel.
    Tour start time: 08:00 on day 1
    Tour end point:  In Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls
    Tour end time: Late afternoon/early evening on day 7.

    This tour departs from Victoria Falls.  We strongly recommend therefore that you plan to arrive the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and acclimatise to Africa.