12 Days Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls and Botswana from US$5,558.-pp

Explore the heart of Africa – remote and off the beaten path Hwange National Park, gaze at the mystical Victoria Falls just as David Livingstone once did, followed by epic Northern Botswana safaris along the Chobe River.

This journey is a once-in-a-lifetime gem full of unique experiences.


  • Safari in remote Hwange National Park, a secret jewel of a safari destination
  • Tour UNESCO World Heritage Victoria Falls and enjoy traditional dinner and drummers entertainment
  • Explore and safari in Northern Botswana with its large elephant herds and exceptional wildlife
  • New airport and flights allow you to fly straight into Victoria Falls shortening travel to the destination
Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Hwange National Park 4 FI 1x Spurwing Tent
Ilala Lodge Hotel Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 3 B&B 1x Standard  Room
Muchenje Safari Lodge Chobe River Front 4 FI 1x Chalet (s)

B&B: Bed and breakfast
FI: Fully inclusive


Price per person, double occupancy

US$5,558.- April through June, November 2022

US$6,123.- July though October 2022

US$5,651.- April through June, November 2023

US$7,032.- July though October 2023


All activities, meals and accommodation as listed in the itinerary, transfers, park fees, 2 daily safari activities at safari lodges, beer, house wines and local spirits at safari lodges, Guided Tour of Victoria Falls, Boma Dinner and Entertainment in Victoria Falls, Trip planner;


International flight to Victoria Falls,  travel insurance,  Premium drinks, optional tours.

Note: Tour starts and ends at Victoria Falls airport. We can arrange flights to Victoria Falls. Sample itinerary that can be adjusted to your requirements. This journey can start any day with minimum 2 guests,

Day 1:           The Hide, Hwange National Park


A nation of spectacular natural beauty, friendly people and rich culture, Zimbabwe’s status as one of Africa’s leading safari destinations was dampened for years by its political instability. But now that the country is transcending its strife and returning to a state of equilibrium, it is once again emerging as a vacation highlight of the continent. Victoria Falls – known to locals as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ – is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the sheer power of this massive body of water plunging into the Zambezi Gorge is awe-inspiring and unforgettable. Lake Kariba, with its game-rich shores and islands, is an idyllic safari spot featuring mind-blowing sunsets; Hwange National Park is known for its huge herds of elephants; and a kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park will appeal to the intrepid traveller, providing close encounters with crocodiles, hippos and a host of other wildlife.

Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species, including a population of wild dogs thought to be among the most sizeable surviving groups on the continent. Terrain ranges from savannah lands to rocky outcrops, desert dunes and sparse forests, and visitors have the choice of game drives and guided walks as a means of experiencing the park and its creatures.

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Victoria Falls and transfer to Hwange National Park. Take the Elephant Rail Car to travel in ultimate “old Africa style” with game viewing along the way.

Overnight: The Hide   View iBrochure

Located in a prime position in Hwange National Park, The Hide offers a life-enriching safari experience for its guests, from its fantastic game viewing right on your doorstep, to a variety of daily activities to suit everyone and the warm and welcoming staff, who make you feel like family from the minute you arrive.

Guests are accommodated in 10 beautifully-furnished deluxe tents, all boasting en-suite bathrooms and private verandas overlooking the busy waterhole. As well as 2 exclusive use options for private groups or families. Keep your binoculars on hand, as elephant, lion and buffalo can often be seen satisfying their thirst.

Adventures include day and night game drives, guided bush walks and exceptional game viewing in the seclusion of the camp’s unique underground hides. For those who are a little more adventurous, The Dove’s Nest Treehouse is available at no extra charge. Located 10 minutes away from camp, this rustic gem sleep out has the perfect vantage point from which to view wildlife safely, quietly.

After an exhilarating day of game viewing, guests can retreat to the cool refuge of the camp’s swimming pool and can enjoy delectable meals savoured al fresco or in the elegant dining room.

Deluxe Tent

The Hide sleeps up to 20 guests in ten comfortable and spacious deluxe, family deluxe and honeymoon deluxe tents. The tents have a myriad of different configurations with indoor and/or outdoor bathtubs and showers. They are fan cooled for your comfort in summer and have extra warm blankets and hot water bottles for the cool winter months. Each has a private veranda from where guests may be entertained by the comings and goings of a large variety of game at the waterhole. One tent is wheelchair friendly.


Fully Inclusive, standard alcoholic beverages

Day 2, 3 and 4:      The Hide, Hwange National Park

Day Itinerary

Search for game by vehicle, on foot or on a night drive. Watch birds from behind blinds  At night be sure to listen for the roar of lions or the cackle of a hyena.

Activities- 2 per day
Game Walks
Night Drives
Game viewing blinds

The Doves Nest Tree house


Neil Fairlie, Your Photographer at The Hide

Day and Night Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives as well as night drives with a spotlight are offered at The Hide Safari Camp.

Days can be spent further afield on game drives in search of predators and prey alike. We like to do things properly so sundowners are an important part of the experience.  Enjoy the natural beauty with a cold drink in hand. The guides at The Hide are very much part of the family and have been with us for many years. They have undergone some of the most rigorous training in Africa and their passion for and knowledge of the bush is often what makes a safaris so special.

Guided Walks

Morning and afternoon guided walks are offered at The Hide Safari Camp.

The Hide Safari Camp is fortunate to have the best of both worlds. While located within the Hwange National Park, it is also surrounded by a private concession which allows us to offer activities not otherwise permitted. Hwange is a vast playground worth exploring so you don’t have to worry about being bored. Early morning walks are there for the thrill of encountering wildlife on its own terms and exploring the little surprises of the bush.

The Underground Hide and Wine Cellar

You’re sitting on the deck at The Hide ‘A’ frame. The sun has just set, its residual warmth a soft tinge of pink in the sky. Just then, a family of elephants strolls into the scene and up to the waterhole. You watch, fascinated by their interactions. Now, here’s where you jump into action. Without the need for a guide or host, you can go directly from the deck into the underground hide and observe the elephant family from up-close. Just step off the deck and slip down the steps into a whole new world. Along a tunnel, you’ll walk for about 10 metres under the surface of the earth – and then emerge into a “window on the waterhole”, where you can sit quietly, the unobserved observing. It’s a special new addition and makes the experience of “game viewing” more intense and personal.

Along the same tunnel, guests are delighted to find, hidden away in the wall, a real wine cellar. Perfectly cooled at a steady 17 degrees Celsius, ambient-lit and stocked with a small selection of fine wines from around the world, this is a welcome addition to an already all-sensory experience at The Hide. Guests are invited to choose the wine they’d like with dinner – or suggestions are made based on wine pairing experts’ recommendations.

The Dove’s Nest Treehouse

Our little secret, the Dove’s Nest, is just about the best way to get away from it all. There are few things more exciting than spending a night out in a tree house.

Overlooking the open tree-lined vlei and pan, this rustic gem is a perfect vantage point from which to view wildlife safely, quietly. Just the two of you. Kept simple, as a tree house should be, the bedroom of the Dove’s Nest is reached by a wooden stairway and with a closeable door. You won’t have to forego your hot shower and warm bed and the location is second to none.

Neil Fairlie, Your Photographic Guide at The Hide

Going on safari is an exciting prospect and, for many, when the dust has been wiped off your boots and the hat hung up till next time, there is no greater pleasure than poring over the special moments you’ve captured on camera.

A native Zimbabwean, Neil Fairlie is a professional wildlife documentary filmmaker with a profound knowledge and deep respect for Africa and its wildlife. His formal experience spans a decade, including the recent Netflix series Our Planet, but his intimate knowledge of the bush, natural instincts and his skill in capturing unique moments of animal behaviour on film make him a brilliant photographic safari guide.

If you enjoy taking photographs in the wild or love the idea of it, there are a few factors we’d like to focus on!

This is a rare opportunity for groups or individuals to benefit from Neil’s skills, both behind the lens and in the bush…

Basis: Fully Inclusive, standard alcoholic drinks

Day 5:           Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi river at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay. Please check your itinerary for inclusions.

Day Itinerary

This morning transfer to Victoria Falls where the Ilala Lodge awaits you.  This boutique lodge is located in the heart of Victoria Falls and features a pool and excellent service.

Overnight: Ilala Lodge Hotel         View iBrochure

Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As we are the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay.

Experience a culinary journey at the award-winning Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel. Centrally located only minutes away from the Victoria Falls, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can choose from an extensive list of South Africa’s finest wines, cocktails and artisan gins. We offer an unrivalled al-fresco dining experience under the starlit African sky, with the sound of the Falls in the background. The Palm Restaurant is an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed.

Relive the historical journey embarked by David Livingstone exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the Ra-Ikane fleet. Named after his instrumental guide, the boats represent the grace of a bygone era honouring the rich history of Victoria Falls and its explorers, adventurers and heroes. The Ra-Ikane offers a variety of cruises, including breakfast, lunch and sunset, as well as private charters.

Standard Double Room (s)

12 Double rooms with 1 x king size bed, with an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower (no bath),  twin vanity basins. Air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, bar fridge, room service and coffee machine and tea facilities.

8 Twin rooms with 2 x 3/4 beds in each room. Like the double rooms, these all have an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, twin vanity basins (no bath). Air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, free WiFi, bar fridge, room service and individual coffee and tea facilities.

Private patio with sliding doors from the bedrooms, with magnificent views of the sun rising over the Victoria Falls.


Bed & Breakfast

Day 6:           Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day Itinerary

Your day includes a tour of the magic Falls , “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, The Smoke that Thunders,. While Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 5,604 ft and height of 354 ft resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water (depending on season and rainfall). Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. Then head over for dinner and entertainment at the famous “Boma” Restaurant.


Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
The Boma Restaurant Dinner and Entertainment

Guided Tour of Victoria Falls

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and  take you on an unforgettable experience through the Victoria Falls rainforest, a journey that not only affords a view of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but provides a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark. Listen to magical tales of local legend while you enjoy the constant spray from the “The Smoke that Thunders”.

Your guide will also help ensure the best photographic opportunities of this breathtaking World Heritage Site.

The Boma Restaurant

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is a “must do” Victoria Falls dining and entertainment experience, specializing in traditional African food, drumming and dancing. The food is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish feast, including irresistible desserts.

On arrival, you are dressed in a chitenge (traditional sarong) and welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere in which the tantalizing aromas of local dishes and game meat on the braai (barbecue) fill the restaurant, which is partially open to the star-filled African sky.

Your meal begins with a mouth-watering platter of starters whilst the buffet includes soup from the campfire, a range of salads, game meat cooked on a braai (barbecue), followed by desserts.  Vegetarian options are also available, as well as local dishes such as peanut butter spinach
You can also look forward to outstanding performances by traditional singers and dancers, and enjoy an energizing interactive drumming show. A face painter, storyteller, hair braider and fortune teller also form part of this festive evening.


Bed & Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7:           Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day Itinerary

Choose from the many optional tours available.

Optional – extra charge

Batoka Hike and Ndbele Village Tour
Victoria Falls Bridge Tour
Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Boiling Point Hike
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Canoe The Zambezi
Zambezi White Whater Rafting Aug-Dec
Upper Zambezi Fishing
Bungee Jumb in Victoria Falls
Crocodile Cage Diving
Livingston Island Tour with Devils Pool

Batoka Hike and Ndbele Village Tour

A 40-minute drive through the countryside of Zimbabwe on off-road terrain will offer picturesque scenery on the way to the top of the Gorge.  After the safety and procedural briefing you will take the vertical descent to Rapid 23 and enjoy the hour long walk along the river to rapid 25. Swim and relax in the eddy before the arduous climb out. The hiking continues into an authentic beautiful Ndebele homestead where you will get a chance to interact with the local headman and his family while you have brunch under the thatched shade of their decorated mud huts. The graceful hosts are keen to show off their home, share their cultural way of life in relation to family, education, livestock, diet and anything you may find interesting.

Victoria Falls Bridge Tour

The Victoria Falls Bridge was built in 1905 using revolutionary engineering methods for its day. The Historic Bridge Tour is a journey through 100 years of Victorian engineering to the heart of Cecil John Rhodes’ vision of a Cape to Cairo railway.

The Tour includes a light hearted but informative talk on the history of the bridge, magnificent views of the rapids, rainbows and majesty of the Victoria Falls and Batoka Gorges on the walkways actually underneath the bridge and an opportunity to see a bungee jump up close.

The Historic Bridge Tour is a wonderful family experience full of theatre, facts and adventure set against the glorious backdrop of the Victoria Falls which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Helicopter Flight over Victoria Falls

The “Flight of Angels” is an amazing journey over the 1700m vast curtain of water known locally as the “Mosi oa Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) and along the Zambezi River and the Zambezi National Park.  Passengers are treated to an unforgettable helicopter journey comprising of 4 circuits (2 on either side) offering unrivalled spectacular views, photographic, and filming opportunities and putting the full breadth and height of The Falls into glorious perspective within the surrounding environment.
Apprximate flight time is 12-13 minutes.

Victoria Falls Boiling Point Hike

After breakfast you will be picked up from the Hotel to the Top of the Gorge. Armed with a walking stick, life jacket and helmet, you will take a walk down the Batoka Gorge and catch a Raft against the current of the Zambezi rapids, past the historic Victoria Falls Bridge to the Boiling Pot. Once at the foot of the Victoria Falls, you will enjoy the experience of manoeuvring the rocky platforms and stand right under the spray of the thunderous Mosi oa Tunya. Take a dip in the pools between the rocks while the rainbows curl up around you in response to the bright sun above you.  The trip will allow you the chance to Raft back down before take out at Rapid #2.
This activity is seasonal late August to early December.

Zambezi Sunset Cruise

The Zambezi Sunset Cruise is a wonderful outing when in Victoria Falls and suitable for the whole family.  It is an ideal way to end an eventful day in Victoria Falls, providing an opportunity to unwind and relax in the timeless environment while enjoying complimentary sundowner drinks and light snacks. The whole trip is a build up to the gracious glow of the African Sunset on this vast body of water. The guides and crew are a font of knowledge about the river wildlife and will entertain you with numerous tales about local culture and historical exploration.

Canoe The Zambezi

A Canoe Safari includes gently paddling down the Upper Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls – the playground of hippo, shimmering home of crocodiles and the watering hole of buffalo and elephant – drifting though secretive channels and enjoying the ever-so-slight turbulence of the more placid rapids above Kandahar Island. You might be fortunate enough to spot a Marshall Eagle, witness a Tiger Fish jump or catch a glimpse of a clawless otter playing in the shadows by the banks.

A professional canoe guide will point out all the flora and fauna that can be spotted on the edges of the Zambezi National Park from inflatable canoes whilst sharing the realities of this amazing eco-system.

Zambezi White Water Rafting Aug-Dec

As the river levels drop off the rapid intensity grows and low water rafting season kicks off. The flag ship rafting adventure – low water season takes you from rapid #1 through to rapid #19, many of which are graded 5, the best white water rapids in the world. Begin your adrenalin run in the boiling pot directly below the Victoria Falls and hammer your way through infamous rapids, whose names were conjured to instil fear and trepidation into would-be rafters, “The Overland Truck-eater”, “The Mother”, “Gnashing Jaws of Death” and the final biggy of the day “Oblivion”. Our experienced guides will steer you on an unforgettable ride through the formidable rapids of the mighty Zambezi.
This is the greatest one day white water rafting experience in the world!!

Upper Zambezi Fishing

Fishing on the Zambezi River to the novice or experienced angler is possibly as close as one can get to absolute perfection. There are over 75 fish species found inhabiting these waters. The most sought-after of these is the Tiger Fish, well renowned as probably the greatest fighting fresh water fish around. It is a ferocious species which can grow as large as 15 Kg in weight.

Bungee Jump in Victoria Falls

The original and ultimate thrill! The location is unbeatable – in front of the largest curtain of falling water in the world, at a World Heritage Site, set against the backdrop of one of the Seven Natural Wonders in the World and above the raging torrents and misty gorges of the mighty Zambezi River. Then 5-4-3-2-1 Bungee into the spray and rainbows below! Four seconds of freefall and 111 metres of pure adrenalin! Victoria Falls Bungee is consistently voted as one of the top five adrenalin experiences on the planet. For Bungee Jump veterans, speak to your Jump Master and make it even wilder by doing an Ankle-Tied, Back Flip or a Star Elevator Jump.

Crocodile Cage Diving

Crocodile Cage Diving is located in the centre of Victoria Falls town, Elephants Walk Shopping Village. This gives visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to view Zambezi Predators in action.

Crocodile Cage divers can watch, touch and experience crocodiles in their own environment. Get a unique underwater look at their short legs, thick tails and impressive jaws.
Prepare yourself for an exhilarating crocodile encounter! Whilst in the cage you can observe these fascinating carnivores pushing powerfully through the water from all angles.

Operated by an over-head monorail and designed for 2-4 people per cage. The cage is suspended above the crocs before being lowered into the croc cage enclosure to get an up close and personal look at these amazing reptiles.
Enjoy a 360 degree view of the three rescued Nile Crocodiles – Bongo, Prado and Lucky. Don’t miss out on Africa’s wildest adventure!

Livingston Island Tour with Devils Pool

Livingstone Island is a 5-8 minutes boat ride from the Royal Livingstone Hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River right on the edge of the Victoria Falls just before the water thunders down a 103 metre drop. To protect the sensitive environment, only 16 guests may visit at any one time during five daily departures. Access is restricted to a maximum of 80 visitors per day so it is highly recommended to book a Livingstone Island Tour in advance.

Access to this unique Island is seasonal and depends entirely on the water level in the Zambezi River.
In low water season, approximately end of August to December, guests have the opportunity to swim in Devil’s Pool which is a rock pool right on the lip of the falls accompanied by a guide.
Access to Devil’s pools is only available on the Lunch and High Tea tours.


Bed & Breakfast

Day 8:           Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe River Front


Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With almost 40% of its land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas you can travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland. The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty. Experience here the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park. Botswana is the last stronghold for a number of endangered bird and mammal species, making your safari experience even more memorable, and at times you will feel simply surrounded by wild animals.

Chobe River Front

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land.  This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.

Linyanti Concessions

The Linyanti River forms the Northern border of Botswana with Namibia. The entire frontage comprises Wildlife Management Areas, and includes a small portion of the Chobe National Park. The Chobe Park and the Linyanti WMAs are renowned wildlife areas and are home to what is probably the highest density of elephants in Africa. Chobe Park alone is estimated to host over 50,000 of these great pachyderms.

Situated on the eastern reaches of the Linyanti river, the secluded Linyanti reserve comprises a 20 km section of river frontage reminiscent of the Okavango Deltaʼs permanent swamp with reed fringed lagoons, small islands and a fringe of towering riverine trees. This is backed by Mopane and Acacia sandveld that hosts elephant, kudu, impala and bushbuck as well as occasional roan and sable antelope.

Lion, leopard, wild dogs, hyena and all the smaller predators also occur. Herds of buffalo, zebra and sometimes eland migrate into the Reserve in the late winter to spring dry season from the far south of the Chobe National Park, seeking the cool permanent water and lush marsh vegetation of the river.

Day Itinerary

This morning transfer across the border into Botswana where you will travel to Muchenje Safari Lodge. The lodge enjoys a unique position to the west of Botswana’s famed Chobe National Park. It sits on an escarpment with wonderful views of the Chobe River, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and seasonal flood plains. It is in a more quiet area tourist wise but rich in wild life.

Watch for animals along the way and join your first game drive in this beautiful, elephant studded setting this afternoon.

Overnight: Muchenje Safari Lodge           View iBrochure

Situated on the western edge of Chobe National park, Muchenje offers unique, prolific game experiences within this quieter region of the Chobe National Park. Muchenje Safari Lodge provides some of Botswana’s finest safari accommodation and combined with unparalleled safari experiences it is ideal for both discerning clientele and newcomers alike. Owner run and managed, attention to detail is paramount with nothing being too much trouble at Muchenje Safari Lodge.



2 Beds which can be made up as a Twin or Kingsize , with en-suite bathroom, housing a large walk-in shower, double wash basins, WC. Each room has their own incredible double aspect views of the Chobe River, with private veranda.


Game Drives

Muchenje is a 5 minutes drive from the Ngoma Gate of the Chobe National Park.  Game Drives use this gate to enter and explore the Western side of the Chobe River.  The drives explore the river road and woodland areas that are adjacent to the river, which host a myriad of species.   The Chobe flood plains provide an important food source for thousands of animals during the winter (June – November) and witnessing this prolific wildlife is a safari goers dream!
Along with the immense diversity of species of plains game, is an impressive number of predators that also rely on this prolific game activity.  Game Drives along the Chobe are rarely uneventful, and during our winter months is a wildlife extravaganza!


Fully Inclusive, standard alcoholic beverages

Day 9:           Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe River Front

Day Itinerary

As the Lodge is located in the Chobe Forest Reserve, twice daily game drives or walks and night drives are also available, which add immeasurably to the wildlife experience. Or enjoy game viewing by boat on the Chobe River – a wonderful chance to see huge herds of elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds attracted to the water’s edge, not to mention those animals which also live in the River!


Game Drives
Walking Safari
Night Drive
River Cruise on the Chobe River


Fully Inclusive, standard alcoholic beverages

Day 10:        Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe River Front

Day Itinerary

Visit the local village or explore the African bush in open game drive vehicle. The choice is yours!


Muchenje Village Visit
Full Day Excursion with Boat trip on Chobe and game drive
Game Drives
Guided Walks
Night Drive

Muchenje Village Visit

On a 3 night stay we are able to invite our guests to visit the local village of Muchenje.  Here they are introduced to Esther a local granny, who looks after her grandchildren at her homestead.  A wonderful opportunity to be introduced to the real heart of Botswana, the rural community that support this peaceful and beautiful country.  Esther like many women, look after the children, whilst her children work away from home.  Her humble home is an authentically Motswanan, where you are welcome to see what duties are being seen to on the day you visit.  Maybe the clay bricks for the new room are drying in the sun, or the older girls are doing the laundry.
The drive then stops off at the local Mabele Primary School (at break time) to visit the inaugural Pack for a Purpose project.  Supporting 160 children is a big job, but Muchenje has been proud of its association and important role that it has been dedicated to for the decades that we have been operational.

Full Day Excursion with Boat trip on Chobe and game drive

After breakfast the drive will leave from Muchenje and drive to the Jetty on the Eastern side of the park.  Our small private boat will depart at approximately 11.30 and spend 2,5 hours exploring the river.  The guides know where the elephants prefer to congregate, drink and cross to Sedudu island, so they are making their way to those areas, but on the way they will explore the banks, trees and pools to show the guests the other wonderful wildlife that frequent the Chobe River.  Once the boat finds a suitable crossing or drinking area, the boat rests and the guests enjoy a delicious picnic whilst witnessing the elephants gathering on the banks.  Watching these magnificent animals drinking as the boat gently drifts in the currents is something awe inspiring.
The activity returns to the vehicles later and enjoys a slow drive through the park along the river back to the quieter western banks.
Although the full day out is long and dusty, the guests have an amazing opportunity to break the usual safari cycle and get to enjoy a more holistic experience within this amazing region.

Game Drives- see above

Guided Walks

Even if you have witnessed a thousand elephants, there is nothing like seeing them on foot.  Morning walks within the Forest Reserve is wonderfully rewarding.  in the early mornings, before the African heat arrives, the guides explore the river frontage and open pans within easy reach of the lodge.
An opportunity to be totally aware of what is around you and the great African outdoors.

Night Drive

As we have to leave the Chobe National Park at sunset, we therefore offer fascinating drives after dinner each night.  Leaving the lodge at about 9pm the drives venture onto the river road in front of the lodge. Without fences between the park and forest reserve, there is the full array of species to find. But for the hour or so that the night drive is out, the smaller nocturnal animals are often enjoyed – such as porcupine, genet, civet etc.


Fully Inclusive, standard alcoholic beverages

Day 11:        Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe River Front

Activities – choose from

Full Day Excursion with Boat trip on Chobe and game drive
Game Drives
Guided Walks
Night Drive
Muchenje Village Visit


Fully Inclusive, standard alcoholic beverages

Day 12:        Departure

Day Itinerary

Return to Victoria Falls .

Consultant Notes

Ethiopian Airways, a Star Alliance member, now flies into Victoria Falls’ new airport allowing you to avoid traveling through South Africa.

Note: All reservations/quotes are subject to our Terms and Conditions as per our website: https://www.adventuretoafrica.com/Terms-and-conditions/All participants required to sign liability release form. Animal sightings are not guaranteed. Malaria prophylaxis is highly recommended for this itinerary.

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