A Complete Zimbabwe And Botswana Safari Itinerary Guide: Victoria Falls, Chobe And Okavango Delta

Turn your dreams into reality with this complete Zimbabwe And Botswana Safari Itinerary Guide that packs in a whole gamut of experiences. The 10 Days Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari to Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and Maun.

Do you want to take a sunset ride down the Chobe River? Or how about spending a day at the magnificent Victoria Falls? Make your dreams a reality with this tailor-made Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari that includes a wide range of activities. Get up close and personal with African elephants at an elephant sanctuary along the Masuwe River, and then unwind with a sundowner at Buffalo Bar, which overlooks watering holes and has herds of elephants for company. Enjoy unforgettable boat safaris in Chobe National Park, mokoro excursions in the Okavango Delta, and exciting night game drives and bush walks. In Botswana, discover San rock art and experience rural African life at Jao village near the delta. Finish your day with a wonderful dinner under the stars — the ideal way to end your Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari journey.

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Victoria Falls Zimbabwe and Zambia, plus Chobe National Park in Botswana

Itinerary Summary

Victoria Falls: Canoeing and Rafting, Helicopter Rides over the Waterfalls
Chobe National Park: Boat Safaris, Large Concentration of Elephant Herds, Sundowner River Cruises
Okavango Delta: Natural Beauty, Amazing Wildlife, Diverse Safari Activities
Maun: Okavango Delta, Modern Buildings and Traditional Homes, Village Life

Itinerary at the Glance: Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari

  • Day 1 – 3: Victoria Falls
  • Day 3 – 5: Chobe National Park
  • Day 5 – 10: Okavango Delta
  • Day 10: Maun

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls | Complete Guide to all Viewpoints | Zimbabwe

Angels on the go! This is how David Livingstone characterized the magnificent Victoria Falls, where five million cubic meters of a waterfall every minute during the wet season.

Included Activities

Explore Victoria Falls on Your own
Explore the breathtaking beauty of Victoria Falls and its own ecology on your own. Set out from your hotel towards the Victoria Falls Rainforest, and notice how the terrain transforms as you get closer to the Falls! Arrive at the breathtaking spectacle of the world’s largest sheet of falling water. The Victoria Falls thunders from a height of more than a hundred meters across a breadth of nearly two kilometers, pouring more than 500 million cubic meters of water each minute down the Zambezi River canyon. If you’re lucky, you might be able to see the Falls surrounded by misty rainbows caused by the effect of sunshine on the constant spray of water. After shooting shots from the most spectacular viewing points, take a tour around the site and soak in its unspoiled beauty until it’s time to return to your hotel. (Full day; no guide; no transfers; entrance fees and lunches not included.) Please dress and dress appropriately).

Explore additional activities in Victoria Falls on your own
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Victoria Falls on the great Zambezi River. Take part in a variety of activities to get to know the area better. Take a thrilling helicopter trip above the spectacular waterfall and witness the river waters cascading in all their splendor and glory. Get to know Africa’s gentle giants better at the Masuwe River elephant refuge and orphanage near Victoria Falls. Enjoy a breakfast or sunset cruise down the Zambezi River on one of the luxurious riverboats that ply the river. Watch the islands pass by, look for wildlife on the riverbanks, and relax in the peaceful atmosphere. Relax with cool sundowners on Buffalo Bar’s outside terrace, which overlooks the region’s waterholes, while waiting for elephant herds to join you for a sunset drink across the waterways. Enjoy wonderful lunches or alfresco meals at the famous Lookout Cafe while admiring the spectacular panoramic vista. (Duration: Full or Half Day; Self-directed Activity; Easy fitness level; please bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time
Transfer to Chobe (2 hrs)

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Day 3 – 5: Chobe National Park

Discover Botswana’s very first national park! Chobe National Park, which was once home to the San Bushmen, is notable for its San artwork cut into the rocks.

Included Activities
Chobe Game Lodge: Game Drives, Boat safaris:

On amazing boat safaris on the majestic Chobe River, you may experience exhilarating wildlife drives and be impressed by the majesty of Africa. Admire the magnificent afternoon light and the sun’s reflection as you glide quietly over the river, sipping your favorite beverage and seeing hundreds of elephants bathing, drinking, playing, and cajoling along the river’s banks. This will be one of your most memorable safari experiences!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time
You will be transferred from your hotel to Chobe National Park airport
Flight to Okavango Delta (1-2 hrs)
Transfer to your accommodation

Chobe National Park -boat cruise
Chobe National Park

Day 5 – 10: Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta – Okavango River

See a world of glistening water! The Okavango Delta, a unique wetland system in the center of the Kalahari Desert, is one of the world’s largest inland deltas.

Included Activities

Machaba Camp: Day and Night Game Drives, Bush Walks, Mokoro Excursions, Birding, and Cultural Visits:
Enjoy a very unique safari experience! Explore the Okavango Delta on exhilarating game drives early in the morning when the animals are most active, and late in the afternoon when the sun paints amazing colors on the horizon. Exciting night drives and lovely bush walks with an experienced guide are also available to stretch your legs and explore nature’s tiny beauties. A mokoro expedition will take you along the Delta’s waterways and lagoons to see the game from a different angle.

Setari Camp: Boat Safaris, Mokoro Excursions:
Spend a day exploring Setari to really appreciate and enjoy the vast concession. Begin your day with a light breakfast and then proceed to your morning activities. Take a leisurely boat ride or a mokoro, a form of canoe popular in the area. You could also go for the full-day trek, which includes a visit to Jao Village to get a firsthand look at rural life, culture, and traditions. Return to your camp and relax with a nice meal. Spend the next few hours relaxing by swimming in the camp’s pool, shopping for local antiques in the curio shop, or taking a nap! After afternoon tea, take a leisurely boat ride or lounge in your mokoro. You might also go for a walk in the woods to see the native flora. After your afternoon adventure, treat yourself to a meal under the stars – weather permitting, of course! (Full Day; Moderate Fitness Level; Please note that guests who choose the full day trek will only return to the camp at sundowner hour.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive Time
You will be transferred from your hotel to the Okavango Delta airstrip
Flight to Maun (1 hr)

Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta

Days 10: Maun

Follow in the footsteps of the forefathers of exploration! Since the turn of the century, Maun has served as the starting point for expeditions into Botswana‘s wildlife areas, as well as the gateway to the Okavango Delta.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive Time
International Departure

End of the 10 Days Zimbabwe and Botswana Safari itinerary 



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  • International airfare

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