|Victoria Falls Hotel||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe||FB||1 Night|
|Chobe Safari Lodge||Chobe River Front||FB||3 Nights|
|Mopiri Camp||Okavango Delta||FB||4 Nights|
|Maun Lodge||Maun||FB||3 Nights|
|Haina Kalahari Lodge||Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms||FB||2 Nights|
|Kang Ultra Stop||Central Kalahari Game Reserve||FB||1 Nights|
|Jaci's Tree Lodge||Madikwe Game Reserve||FB||1 Nights|
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.
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquillity and seclusion that many guests seek.
The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.
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.
Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi. The close proximity to Victoria Falls International Airport, Livingstone International Airport and Kasane International Airport makes it easily accessible, with daily road transfers or charter flights connecting all these airports with Chobe Safari Lodge. The lodge has been recently renovated; matching a magical lodge experience to the spectacular game viewing.
Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water. Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel's fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.
Ten spacious en-suite tents are set on the banks of Weboro Lagoon offering panoramic views. Long winding board walks between the main area and the tents offer guests privacy and the opportunity to stretch their legs and explore the island. The tents are light and airy and have seperate bathrooms with large rain showers, and twin sinks. The bathrooms are adjoined to the rooms by a short corridor. The main area has a large dining room, with a separate lounge area. There is a substantial deck overlooking the lagoon with hidden seating areas and a fire pit, perfect for stargazing. The swimming pool is positioned with views over the flood plain. The boma, in the middle of the island, is where traditional evenings are held and guests can enjoy the sounds of the local choir and taste local cuisine. Meals are served in a variety of al fresco locations around the islands and camp. With one of the owners being a renowned chef, Mopiri offers guests a unique dining experience, with the option of local delicacies when available.
Maun is the starting point for most expeditions into the Okavango Delta and as a result, has developed into a bustling metropolis that is considered Botswana’s tourism capital. Area attractions include a renowned river boat that offers ‘booze cruises’ up and down the Thamalakane River, and the forest groves of the Maun Game Reserve.
Maun Lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River and on the doorstep to the famous Okavango Delta. Located only 4 km from Maun International Airport and 2.5 km from the village center and is ideally positioned for both business and holiday visitors. Accommodation consists of 30 double rooms, 2 of which are suitable for the physically challenged, 20 twin and 4 family rooms, all air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, extensive bouquet of satellite television, tea and coffee facilities, room and laundry services. There's also 10 deluxe riverfront rooms and 2 Presidential suites, all with private verandas, en-suite and fully air- conditioned. For those on a limited budget, there's 12 thatched chalets that are excellent value for money, the chalets are en-suite, fully air conditioned, have tea & coffee facilities and 8 DSTV channels. Eight of the chalets cater for families with two beds and a double sleeper couch. The remaining four have two beds each.
Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms
Haina Kalahari Lodge is a very special "Little Kalahari Gem", which borders the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Classically African, Haina Kalahari Lodge is relaxed and informal making guests feel right at home. The lodge boats five beautifully designed Luxury Tents with one Luxury Family Tent which has an inter-leading deck, along with the 3 spacious Superior Tents. Morning, afternoon and night drives are included and conducted in our Private Reserve, affording guests the opportunity to explore this semi-arid desert area well-known for sightings of the Kalahari lion. Occasional sightings of cheetah and leopard are also possible, with a rare opportunity of spotting the elusive Brown Hyena. Regular sightings of antelope species such as oryx, blue wildebeest, eland, with excellent bird watching. Guests also have the privilege of taking a journey with our San People who will passionately share their heritage and how they once survived in these harsh conditions; an activity not to be missed. Guests also have the option of booking a guided quad bike safari or day trip into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. These extra activities are booked and paid for at the lodge. Haina Kalahari Lodge invites you to come discover the mystery of the Central Kalahari…
The 6,100-square-kilometre Bwabwata National Park incorporates the West Caprivi Triangle around Kongola, the Mahango Game Reserve, Popa Falls and the Buffalo Core Area. The park aims to rehabilitate wildlife populations that were lost to poachers, therefore community game guards and resource monitors are employed as part of a long-term strategy aimed at conservation as well as job creation for local Caprivian people. It is because of places like Bwabwata that there has been a steady increase in the numbers of Namibian wildlife, including several rare species. The best time to visit the park is in October when animals gather around the remaining waterholes along the Kwando River.
Kang Ultra Stop is situated half way along the Trans Kgalagadi Highway. The hotel and lodge have grown over time and now offers a wide range of rooms, all furnished with modern comfortable beds and facilities, including an air-conditioner. Other facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, a curios shop and a super market at the service station.
The Madikwe Game Reserve is the newest of South Africa's prime safari destinations. A public-private partnership resulted in the creation of this Big Five game reserve on almost worthless cattle farms and today it is home to 66 mammal species. Madikwe is a haven of amazing diversities. The landscape has mountainous areas, plateaux, rocky hills, a perennial river, seasonal wetlands, a variety of sandy and clay areas, bushveld, Kalahari veld and savanna areas. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers ideal game viewing opportunities in a malaria-free environment. There is a good chance of seeing the Magnificent Seven which comprises the Big Five as well as the rare and endangered wild dog and cheetah. The reserve is home to the largest elephant population outside the Kruger National Park, black and white rhino, and the biggest disease free herd of buffalo in the country. In addition to these, one may see brown and spotted hyena and all other South African predators. A multitude of plains game includes giraffe, zebra, springbok and sable. There are also large populations of wildebeest, impala and warthogs. For bird watchers Madikwe is an unmissable destination with the latest official bird list boasting an incredible 340 species.
Jaci’s Tree Lodge, perched high above the ground on wooden stilts, offers guests a magnificent treetop experience. The eight rooms are connected by wooden walkways and enjoy views out across the Marico River. Made from rosewood and thatch, each “tree house” blends seamlessly into the surrounding canopy, affording fantastic bird watching.
Victoria Falls Rainbow hotel is within walking distance from the Victoria Falls, the town centre, the railway station as well as the commercial district.
Chobe Bush Lodge is a brand new property in Kasane right on the doorstep of the famous Chobe National Park, overlooking the African bush and located within 150m of the Chobe riverfront.
Ten spacious en-suite tents are set on the banks of Weboro Lagoon offering panoramic views. Long winding board walks between the main area and the tents offer guests privacy and the opportunity to stretch their legs and explore the island.
Maun Lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River and on the doorstep to the famous Okavango Delta. Located only 4 km from Maun International Airport and 2.5 km from the village center and is ideally positioned for both business and holiday visitors.
Haina Kalahari Lodge is a very special "Little Kalahari Gem", which borders the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Classically African, Haina Kalahari Lodge is relaxed and informal making guests feel right at home.
Kang Ultra Stop is situated half way along the Trans Kgalagadi Highway. The hotel and lodge have grown over time and now offers a wide range of rooms, all furnished with modern comfortable beds and facilities, including an air-conditioner.
Jaci’s Tree Lodge, perched high above the ground on wooden stilts, offers guests a magnificent treetop experience. The eight rooms are connected by wooden walkways and enjoy views out across the Marico River.
My family was really happy with this trip. Thanks!
My family was really happy with this trip. Thanks!