Golden Safari Expedition

7 Nights

Golden Safari Expedition Package itinerary

1 Night Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls | 2 Nights Hideaways Camp Kuzuma, Chobe | 2 Nights Hideaways Nantwich Lodge, Hwange | 2 Nights Hideaways Bumbusi Wilderness Camp, Hwange

The Golden Safari Expedition begins and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls

This 8-day Botswana and Zimbabwe safari is a wildlife extravaganza that starts and ends in Victoria Falls. This small town is a hub for visitors from across the world who come to Zimbabwe to see the spectacular Vic Falls. It’s also the departure point for a host of adrenaline-pumping Victoria Falls adventure activities. You’ll spend your first night here at the popular Ilala Lodge.

Chobe National Park

As the great herds of elephants and buffalo move between Chobe and Hwange in Zimbabwe, so too can safari enthusiasts who want to explore these two exciting neighboring wildlife regions. One of the best Botswana game reserves for game viewing, Chobe National Park encompasses floodplains, swamps, woodland and one of the most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River.

Chobe National Park is famous for the large herds of elephants and buffalo that flock to the Chobe River to quench their thirst during the dry winter months. The expansive grassland, natural pans, and Mopane tree forests also offer sanctuary to wildebeest, buffalo, antelope, sable, giraffe, zebra, lion, and leopard.

One of the premier destinations for Botswana birding tours, Chobe is home to almost 500 species of birds. You will experience Chobe National Park in an open safari vehicle on exciting game drives deep into the wild, and on a Chobe River Cruise for a front-row seat to the abundant wildlife activity in the water and on the banks.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park shines as one of Zimbabwe’s most remarkable wilderness spots, with an incredible variety of animals waiting to greet you. It’s home to one of the largest elephant populations in the world, as well as special creatures like wild dogs, black rhinos, and roan antelope, it’s a true paradise for nature lovers.

Prices

From USD 3897 per person sharing

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 1

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

OVERNIGHT: ILALA LODGE, VICTORIA FALLS

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to the elegant Ilala Lodge in Vic Falls. This afternoon you have the opportunity to relax with drink in hand while on a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.

Day 2

Chobe National Park, Botswana

OVERNIGHT: HIDEAWAYS CAMP KUZUMA, CHOBE

After breakfast you will be taken on a guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The tour is followed by a road transfer to Chobe, Botswana where you will be given a fitting welcome to Botswana, a cruise on the Chobe River. The Chobe River lunch cruise is the best way to experience one of the most beautiful rivers in Africa. After this experience you will carry on to Camp Kuzuma, a true hideaway in the Chobe Region. Located on a busy Elephant Corridor between Chobe and Hwange, this boutique tented camp provides an exclusive safari in a pristine environment. On arrival you can relax on your own private deck or at the pool area, before an afternoon game drive on our concession.

Camp Kuzuma, Chobe River Cruise
Camp Kuzuma - Botswana
Day 3

Chobe National Park, Botswana

OVERNIGHT: HIDEAWAYS CAMP KUZUMA, CHOBE

Today, wake up to the African beat at our Botswana lodge. Enjoy armchair game viewing from your tent's private deck. Cool off in the outdoor shower before diving into the day. Spend the rest of the day on game drives on our 11,000-hectare concession with the Kazuma Forest Reserve. At the end of the day relax back at the lodge by the pool overlooking a bustling waterhole, gather around the fire pit for stories under the stars, and feast on local dinners at our boma.

Day 4 & 5

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

OVERNIGHT: HIDEAWAYS NANTWICH LODGE, HWANGE

After crossing the Pandamatenga Border, you will arrive at Nantwich Lodge, your home for the next two nights. The safari lodge overlooks a large dam with resident crocodile and hippo, boasting one of the best views in the Hwange National Park. Spend the next two days traversing this largely untouched area with game drives.

Nantwich Lodge, Hwange National Park
Bumbusi Wilderness Camp
Day 6 & 7

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

OVERNIGHT: HIDEAWAYS BUMBUSI WILDERNESS CAMP, HWANGE

After breakfast, you will go on a game drive through Hwange to your next stop at Hideaways Bumbusi Wilderness Camp. Surrounded by evergreen trees this camp offers an authentic safari experience, with wildlife frequently wandering through the camp. During your stay, partake in bush walks, history tours, and bush dinners, embracing the beauty and culture of Hwange National Park. Expert guides lead you through the bush, sharing insights into the flora, fauna, and ancient rock paintings of the area. And no safari is complete without game drives, where you'll encounter elephants, giraffes, big cats, and more.

Day 8

Departure

Our Zimbabwe and Botswana safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Robins Airstrip and flown to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight. 

Bumbusi Wilderness Camp, Hwange

Golden Safari Expedition

Includes

  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 x lunch
  • 6 x dinner
  • Selected drinks at Camp Kuzuma, Nantwich Lodge, and Bumbusi Wilderness Camp
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 Internal flight (Robins Airstrip to Victoria Falls Airport)
  • Services of an English-speaking driver guide on the excursions specified
  • Activities and excursions as mentioned
  • Park entrance and river usage fees unless otherwise stipulated

 

Excludes

  • Pre & post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Imported and premium brand drinks
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, telephone calls, curios, travel insurance, etc.