Walking Safari in Botswana & Zimbabwe

12 nights $11,004

A Walking and Canoeing Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Track Africa's biggest animals on foot, as Bushtracks' founder David Tett did while growing up in Zimbabwe. You'll stay in traditional tented camps in off-the-beaten-track destinations, with the option of exciting wild sleepouts, and adrenaline adventures at Victoria Falls!
12 Nights
5 Destinations
Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 1-2

Known as Joburg, Jozi, or Egoli ' the City of Gold '; Johannesburg serves as the main international airport when arriving in southern Africa. Spending a night here at the beginning or end of your safari is common, and as South Africa's economic capital, there are plenty of upmarket hotels. While here, do a tour of Soweto, where Mandela and Tutu both lived.

Accommodation

54 On Bath

1 Night

A Johannesburg stopover in this 5-star hotel epitomizes elegant luxury at its best. Enjoy the terrace garden and outdoor pool with city skyline, champagne bar and fitness club. It's linked to a stylish shopping mall for retail therapy.

Destination

Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

Day 2-5

All the private game reserves between Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta are blessed with water, either from river, lagoons or marshes. Water is life, so there is plenty of wildlife. Let your senses come alive here, noticing the aroma of sage bush crushed underfoot, the iridescent feathers of plum-colored starlings, and the deep primal resonance of lions roaring.

Accommodation

Linyanti Ebony

3 Nights

Gain different perspectives of Linyanti River, its lagoons and marshes, on boating, fishing and mokoro excursions, guided walks and game drives. Linyanti Ebony is the perfect camp for a family or small group to book the place just for themselves.

Destination

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 5-7

The mighty Zambezi plummets some 350 feet, in the widest unbroken curtain of falling water in the world. Known as Mosi-oa-Tunya 'The Smoke That Thunders', this powerful spectacle is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It beckons adventurers for white water rafting, bungee jumping and the exhilarating helicopter 'Flight of Angels'.

Accommodation

Ilala Lodge

2 Nights

Super-comfortable Ilala lodge is in the middle of the vibrant little town of Victoria Falls, and the closest accommodation from which to walk to the magnificent cascades of Victoria Falls; one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Destination

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Day 7-10

Hwange has an atmosphere unlike anywhere else, created by a landscape of grasslands, mopane woodlands, salt-lick pans, and numerous waterholes. There are huge herds of elephants, including big old bull tuskers, predators like lion, leopard and cheetah, and a better-than-average chance of seeing highly endangered wild dog, thanks to Painted Dog Conservation NPO.

Accommodation

Little Makalolo

3 Nights

Hwange contains a veritable Noah's ark of beasts, including rare wild dog and huge herds of elephants and buffaloes, best viewed on game drives and walks, at waterholes and the hide beside this tented camp (which includes a family unit).

Destination

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Day 10-13

Mana Pools is wild and photographs are distinctively different, often with a big bull elephant standing on his back legs reaching high into the tree canopy. Elephants love oranges too and you aren't allowed to bring them into this park! Exciting safaris are by canoe and boat on the Zambezi, or on foot or vehicle along the riverine forest.

Accommodation

Little Ruckomechi

3 Nights

Little Ruckomechi has en suite tents and private plunge pools on wooden decks looking over the great Zambezi. Cruise downriver to see the myriad of animals and birds, and on game drives and walking safaris in this remote wilderness.

Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 13

Depart

Walking Safari in Botswana & Zimbabwe Reserves

A Walking and Canoeing Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe

12 Nights
5 Destinations

From

$11,004

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

or call one of our expert coordinators directly at 1.800.995.8689

In Our Traveler's Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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