Our 13-nights tour of Zimbabwe and Botswana concentrated much in the Tonga and Ndebele people in region of Matabeleland North of Zimbabwe and Northern parts of Botswana as you experience some of the many humanitarian problems that are currently affecting the people of Zimbabwe and Botswana
Standard Accommodation Package Cost: US2 480 per person sharing
Single Supplement : US$745
Camping Package Cost: US2 240 per person sharing
Single Supplement : US$675
Package Cost: US$ 4 955 for a Solo traveller
The purpose of the Tour is in three fold:
- To see and experience most parts of Zimbabwe and Botswana that most Tourists do not manage to see.
- To see andexperience some of the many humanitarian problems that are currently affecting the people of Zimbabwe and Botswana.
- To see and to "Make a Difference" through financial assistance to one or more of the Families we will see in both countries.
The tour comprises of: Participatory in local activities like dinner dancing, Cultural food testing, washing and cleaning the huts using either mud or cow dung, the tour is not a cotton-candy-coated one. Whilst you will see spectacular scenery, experience African Wildlife, and some of the things you will see may be disturbing. But the need for assistance is very real. By simply coming on the tour, you will have made a positive impact on some of these Families and children we would come across on our trip. If you are brave enough, and care enough, we would love to show you our Botswana and Zimbabwe and hopefully you will return home enriched by the experience!
Tour Package Inclusion:- 4 nights Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - All return airport transfers, accommodation on bed and breakfast daily, Welcome meet and greet at the airports, all inclusive dinner at the Hotel,1 dinner at the Famous Boma restaurant, guided tour of Victoria falls, complimentary mineral water per every trip, only done on arrival day
:-2 nights Binga Centre, Zimbabwe - Return transfers Binga Centre to Victoria Falls on bed and breakfast, guiding fees
:-3 nights Chobe , Kasane Town , Botswana – Return Transfers Victoria Falls to Chobe, 1 game drive per day inside Chobe National park, 1 Chobe river cruise upon arrival, along the Chobe River, Village tour in Kasane and guiding fees staying at Old House lodge,
:-1 nights Nata , Botswana – Return Transfers to Okavango delta this is just a stopover, there are the kalanga people to see on this route at Nata Maun road we will stay at Pelican Lodge
:-3 nights Okavango Delta , Botswana – Return Transfers from Nata to Okavango delta, 1 game drive per day inside Okavango delta and the Mokoro Drive by the locals, we will visit the bush man families, to gether with the Basarwa people we will go to Ganzi and return back to Maun on the same day
Tour Package Exclusions: - Check your Visa fees requirements for Egyptians, for both Zimbabwe and Botswana, international flights, Travel Insurance, all optional activities are not included on this tour, food is as per itinerary, beverages at hotesl and Boma, Gratuities and things of personal nature $10p/p for river usage on your sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi, $20p/p park fees per day on your Binga Hot springs trip, and excludes 3% ZTA levy which will show on your tax invoice,
Day 1 Arrival Victoria falls Airport Zimbabwe | Airport Code: VFA
Meet and greet by our driver guide at the Victoria falls Airport and transfer to Pamusha for 3 nights. Soon after check in, a relaxing 2hr Sunset Cruise on our Pamusha Cruise Boat for a stunning sunset views on the Mighty Zambezi River. Dinner is served at the Hotel restaurant and it’s included in your package, on this day your room is honeymoon suite,
Meals: Dinner only
Soon after breakfast we drive to the rainforest and do a guided tour of the falls and a view of the big tree this will last approx 2.5hrs, optional activities are booked direct with African Coast, we have optional activities like crocodile farm tour which is US$35p/p, elephant ridding US$170p/p, bungee jumping US$170p/p, gorge swing and bridge swings for US$160p/p and walking with the lions US$160p/p,) for the rest of the afternoon, discover what it’s like for these activities we offer have a unique test of Africa in an African way etc) .Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are included with the famous high tea which is served at 16:00hrs at the Hotel restaurant,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3/4/5 Travel to Binga Centre, Zimbabwe
Early in the morning after breakfast we heard towards Hwange town which is the district of Victoria falls pass through the Hwange town and proceed to Binga Centre, on our 3 days travel to Binga Town we shall visit to the Binga Hot springs, the Fisheries and the Villages, upon arrival in Binga you will proceed to your place of accommodation at Binga centre near-by hotels, in the morning we will visit the hot springs and then after we will then go to the fisheries in the and finally the Villages. Binga is a fishing, boating and cultural centre which is located towards the western end of Lake Kariba. The town is an administrative hub created for the Tonga people, who originally lived along the Zambezi River and who were re-located inland and to the south of the lake, when Lake Kariba was built and its rising waters covered their traditional homes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5/6 Return back to Victoria Falls
We will have an early start after breakfast travel back to Victoria falls passing through the local villages of Hwange rest in Victoria Falls for a night 1 night at the Rainbow Hotel
Day 7 Overnight Chobe National Park (Kasane, Botswana)80km, Carry your Passports
After breakfast we drive towards Kasane in Botswana for a 2 night stay at the Kasane old house on a full day experience, where we are going to experience two 3hour activities in the famous Chobe National park, get the best of both worlds in specially adapted open 4x4 s and by boat cruise .Guests are picked for their first activity a river cruise into the park with an opportunity to see a host of waders and water birds along the ever present crocodiles and lurking hippos. after 3hours in the river clients come back and a satisfying lunch is served and after a one hour lunch break guests head off on a game drive – getting close to the nature with open vans, Chobe has highest elephant density in the world .Frequent Lions sightings occur in Chobe, Zebra, Giraffe are common and after a three hour drive, return to the lodge for your night, we
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8: Chobe Kasane Village Tours
Have breakfast the morning and travel to Plateus for a Village tour visit most the interesting cultural villages in Kasane seeing the spiritual processes in the nearby villages we visit small villages as far as Kachikau area near Kasane town
Return back to Kasane for a night stay at the Old House
Day 9: Nata Stopover for an Overnight stay
After breakfast we travel towards Maun and rest in Nata our stopover to Maun we arrive in Nata where the afternoon is spent exploring the enormous and world renowned Makgadikgadi salt pans.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 10 Maun to Ghanzi Botswana +-350km
After breakfast we will travel early in the. Later we arrive at our lodge in Ghanzi and this evening we experience some traditional tribal dancing from the local San community.
The Bushmen of Southern Africa are the oldest indigenous inhabitants of Southern Africa and have lived off the land in symbiosis for hundreds of years. They have much to offer our modern way of living in terms of a sustainable existence with nature. Bushmen tours give you the opportunity to interact with this fascinating culture and get a true understanding of how they have survived in the harsh environment through an understanding of nature.
The San people have inhabited large parts of Southern Africa including the regions and deserts of southern Namibia and Botswana. They are known colloquially as bushmen, this however is a broad term used to describe indigenous people of Southern Africa, the people native to the area that our bushmen tours stop in have, however, developed a way of life that is as unique. Our tours into Botswana are renowned as some of the most rewarding you can do, yet they can be so much more rewarding by taking part in one of the bushmen adventures with African Coast tours. Learning about local culture is an important aspect of travelling to any country. Many of our Botswana overland tours offer the opportunity to interact with a traditional village of San people that still live very much the way that they did many generations ago. It is not included in the tours and needs to be decided on before-hand. Some people feel it is unethical to treat the villagers as a spectacle however it provides an education for the visitors and much needed funding for the conservation of the area and their way of life.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 11 Welcome to Maun Okavango Delta
Maun, the fifth largest town in Botswana, is known as the tourism capital and the gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is an eclectic contrast of modern buildings and traditional huts. Now home to over 30 000people, the town was founded in 1915 as the tribal capital of the Batawana people. It originally serviced the local cattle ranching and hunting operations of the area, and had a reputation as a hard-living ‘Wild West’ town. With the growth of the tourism industry and the completion of the tar road from Nata in the early 1990s, Maun developed swiftly, losing much of its old town character. However, it is still infamous for its infestation of donkeys and to lesser extent, goats. These animals can be seen wandering around freely as the local farmers arrive in the innumerable taxis to sell their wares on the kerbside. With the influx of tourism dollars, the typical traditional rondavels (round huts) of the past have been replaced by square but modestly sized cinderblock homes roofed with tin, or sometimes tiles. It is not unusual to see mud rondavels with satellite dishes, attesting to the increasing affluence of Botswana, and the increasing reliability of power and communications in the town. This striking contrast of the traditional and the modern is also evident in the multilevel air-conditioned shopping centres incongruously surrounded by potholes, dusty parking lots and lively market places.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12 The Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Okavango Delta is Botswana’s most popular tourist destination. Every year, more than 11 cubic kilometres of water flow from the Okavango River into the Delta, irrigating more than 15 000 square kilometres of the Kalahari Desert, making it the largest inland delta in the world. Here, you’ll find yourself exploring a lush paradise home to Africa’s most beautiful wildlife and bird species while submersing yourself in pure tranquillity and an African landscape unlike any other. Exploring the Okavango Delta is a must for any tourist visiting Botswana. Here, you’ll have an endless list of activities to Cape Town to Victoria Falls participate in, truly making the most of your time in this paradise. Boat trips, canoeing and fly-overs are among the most popular, however you can also go fishing and walking safaris depending on the time of year. As the Okavango is a seasonal delta, you’ll find yourself facing a different environment during the summer and winter months. The rain falls at the beginning of the year. Explore the beautiful region of the Okavango Delta with African Coast Tours and see its beautiful wildlife, landscapes and be enchanted by its relaxed atmosphere and people in the cultural village for Bush man tours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13 Maun
Have breakfast and cross over to Maun Town relax for the day at the Sedia Hotel by the pool you can do your shopping on this day before you depart for your night rest
Day 14 : Return Airport Transfer|Airport Code : MUB
Have breakfast and we will return back to Maun International airport, our transfer vehicle will be waiting for you to transfer you back to Maun airport for your flights to your own ward destination. Breakfast Included
Meals: Breakfast Only