Overview

Travelers - Family

Style - Adventurous

Destinations - Botswana, Zimbabwe

Accommodations - Bush Camp, Safari Lodge


Budget - around $15,000 per person

Duration - 10-14 nights

Month - August

Gateway - Johannesburg & Victoria Falls

Description

This family came to Next Adventure with the goal to see as many animals as possible. We start them off in Hwange National Park at a camp known for excellent elephant viewing and a lovely atmosphere. At their next camp, which was in Victoria Falls, the family is able to interact with and learn about a herd of habituated elephants.

We let them experience a change of pace by sending them to the Linyanti Concession. Here, they had superb wildlife viewing opportunities for wild dog, leopard and of course, more elephant! Their big finish is at a long-established and much loved camp on an island in the Okavango Delta that boasts some of the most diverse wildlife viewing possible. With a theme of exceptional wildlife viewing (especially of elephants) combined with accommodations that can be enjoyed by all ages, Zimbabwe and Botswana make the perfect combo for a family vacation.


Itinerary in Brief

  • 15 Aug 2020: Arrive in Johannesburg, short walk to airport Hotel (1 night)
  • 16 Aug: Walk back to the terminal, commercial flight to Victoria Falls, assisted connection to a light aircraft transfer to Hwange National Park, game drive transfer to Camp (3 nights)
  • 17-18 Aug: Two full days for activities as included in the rate: day & night game drives, morning walking safaris, time in the log-pile hide, and community/conservation excursions. There is also a platform sleep-out that can be pre-booked at no additional cost
  • 19- Aug: After breakfast, return back to the airstrip, board a light aircraft transfer back to Victoria Falls, airport meet and greet then transfer to Camp (2 nights)
  • 20 Aug: Full day for activities including a guided tour of Victoria Falls, meet the ambassador herd of elephants, nature & birding walks, lunch at the Lookout Cafe, cocktails at Batoka Gorge, a village tour and a canopy tour. Note: VF park entry fees must be paid direct at US $30 per person for the Falls tour
  • 21 Aug: After breakfast and check-out, transfer back to the airport to board a light aircraft transfer, fly to Kasane, stop for immigration formalities, and re-board the aircraft to fly to the Linyanti Concession. Game drive to Camp, orientation and dinner (3 nights)
  • 22-23 Aug: Two full days for activities including day & night game drives, walking safaris and mekoro rides (traditional dug-out canoe). One 30-minute scenic helicopter flight is included as well
  • 24 Aug: After morning activity & brunch, return back to the airstrip for a light aircraft transfer across the Okavango Delta. Transfer to Camp (3 nights) with orientation & afternoon activity on arrival
  • 25-26 Aug Two full days for activities including day & night game drives, catch-and-release fishing, boat safaris & mekoro rides (traditional dug-out canoe). Nature walks are also offered if a qualified walking guide is available
  • 27 Aug: After breakfast and perhaps a final morning activity, return to the airstrip for a light aircraft transfer to Maun. Assisted connection to commercial flight to Johannesburg (international flights are not included). Connect with international departure flight

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