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Victoria Falls, Hwange & Chobe Lodge Safari

Tour Length7 days
Priced from pps $2465 R35807 £1874 2132 A$3465 C$3211 NZ$3787 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Lodge Safari

  • Max. Group Size 16 Travellers
  • Starts & ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Accommodation Hotel / Lodge / Luxury Camping
  • Transport Game Viewing - Open 4x4
  • Wildlife Big 5, Elephant, Leopards, Lions, Rhino, Wildlife Conservation Experience & More
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2018 Itinerary Overview 2019 Info

This 7 Day Vic Falls, Hwange & Chobe Lodge Safari starts and ends at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Stay at three comfortable and well-located safari lodges on this affordable safari - one near Victoria Falls, one in a private concession bordering on Hwange Park in Zimbabwe, and one on the shaded banks of Chobe River, near Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Explore Hwange National Park on a full day of game viewing drives and walk in the private concession near Hwange. Visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre and an African homestead in Zimbabwe. Embark on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River and take game drives in wildlife-rich Chobe National Park. Both Hwange and Chobe game parks are renowned for their huge elephant populations, as well as being home to some of Africa's highest concentrations of wildlife.

Experience untamed Africa at these authentic safari lodges, encounter the abundant wildlife and birds of Botswana and Zimbabwe, and enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular Victoria Falls.

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Day 1 & 2: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This Victoria Falls & Elephant Lodge Safari begins with collection from the international airport in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

From the airport you are transferred to your first overnight lodge in Victoria Falls. The intimate and comfortable lodge is set on rambling grounds within walking distance of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side. The rest of day one is free for you to relax at the lodge, explore historic Victoria Falls town or try out some of the numerous adventure activities available here.

Victoria Falls is known as the Adventure Capital of Africa, offering a dizzying array of activities, including sunset cruises, bungee jumping, zip-line rides, scenic flights and white water rafting, among others.

The second day on safari starts with a guided Vic Falls tour that brings you up close to the mighty Victoria Falls waterfall. The rest of the day is free for you to participate in optional adventure activities (own account) or relax at the friendly lodge - the closest lodge to Vic Falls in Zimbabwe.

  • Accommodation: Lodge (room with private bathroom, pool, restaurant & bar).
  • Meals: Breakfast (day 2)

Days 3 & 4: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

After breakfast at the lodge in Victoria Falls, we set off south to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's premier game park. Huge elephant herds roam Hwange, also home to buffaloes, antelopes and zebras, as well as plenty of giraffes. Africa's predators can also be seen here, including leopards and the endangered African Wild Dog.

For the next two nights we stay at a rustic eco-lodge in a private concession bordering on Hwange Park, home to an abundance of wild animals and diverse bird species. This eco-friendly lodge is set in Sikumi Forest, overlooking a dry riverbed featuring an active waterhole. On the way to our lodge we stop to visit the Painted Dog Conservation Centre near Hwange Park. At the wild dog centre we find out more about these endangered carnivores and what is being done to protect them.

On the afternoon of day three we set off into the bush on foot with our expert guide. On our game walk we get a closer look at the wild animals and indigenous plants, also experiencing the thrill of possible encounters with big mammals. The whole of day three is set aside for game viewing in Hwange National Park, one of Southern Africa's top wildlife destinations.

Accommodation at the eco-lodge is in traditional-style thatched rondavels (round chalets) with en-suite bathrooms. Your stay at this authentic eco-lodge in Zimbabwe, is inclusive of game viewing activities, park entry fees, all meals and drinks.

  • Accommodation: Eco-lodge or similar (en-suite chalets, swimming pool & bar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (x2)

Day 5 & 6: Hwange Park to Chobe National Park, Botswana

On day five we visit a traditional Zimbabwean homestead to see how the locals live in rural parts of Africa.

Then we travel to our next lodge near Kasane, in neighbouring Botswana. Kasane is the travel gateway to Chobe National Park, home to one of Africa's highest concentrations of wildlife. The Chobe River flows along the northeastern border of Chobe National Park, attracting large herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, sable antelopes and Cape buffalos, among other animals. The Chobe floodplains are the only area in Botswana where the puku antelope can be sighted. The Chobe River also draws a variety of birdlife, making for superb bird watching.

Your two-night stay at the lodge is inclusive of all meals and game viewing activities (two game drives and a game viewing boat cruise). The lodge is set in lush gardens that attract wildlife and birds, on the tranquil banks of Chobe River, close to Chobe Park. Accommodation is in comfortable and spacious thatched chalets equipped with modern amenities.

  • Accommodation: Lodge (en-suite rooms, swimming pool, restaurant & bar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (x2)

Day 7: Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After breakfast at the lodge we drive you back to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe (depending on departure times). This 7 Day Victoria Falls & Elephant Lodge Safari comes to a close back in Victoria Falls.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation Upgrade:

There is the option of upgrading to luxury accommodation on this safari, staying at a 5 Star hotel in Victoria Falls and more luxurious lodges at Hwange and Chobe Park. Contact African Budget Safaris for more details about the upgraded tour option.

Optional Extras and Excursions

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  • Sunset Cruise
  • Bungee Jump 
  • Full Day Canoeing
  • Full Day Rafting
  • Flying Fox
  • Gorge Swing
  • Zip Line
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  • Sunset Cruise
  • Bungee Jump 
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  • Full Day Rafting
  • Flying Fox
  • Gorge Swing
  • Zip Line
+Included in the Tour Price
  • all transport and transfers
  • accommodation 
  • game drives as per itinerary
  • meals and activities as per itinerary
  • park entrance fees
  • experienced guides
  • local drinks at the Hwange lodge
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  • travel insurance
  • flights
  • pre and post tour accommodation
  • optional activities
  • all drinks
  • tips and curios
  • personal expenses
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