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Overview

Your 13-day adventure encompasses the spirit of the luxurious safaris of old. Experience the old-world elegance of Rovos Rail as you journey from South Africa to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, before you embark on a tour of authentic safari lodges in Botswana’s best wildlife habitats.

The journey begins in Pretoria, where you board the magnificent Rovos Rail train. Head north through the goldfields of Johannesburg and onwards past the Magaliesberg Mountains and into Botswana. Travelling up the eastern side of the country, you cross into Zimbabwe, where the tracks take you through the famous Hwange National Park, where you will enjoy a game drive from The Hide. On the fourth day you arrive at Victoria Falls, where the Victoria Falls Hotel will host you as you explore this beautiful World Heritage Site and enjoy its exciting activities.

Departing Victoria Falls, you re-enter Botswana and fly to the Chobe Game Reserve, where you enjoy thrilling wildlife encounters on game drives from Chobe Under Canvas Camp. Then fly south to Savute Under Canvas for more wildlife adventures before you travel on to the Okavango Delta, the jewel in Botswana’s dazzling wildlife crown. With three nights at Sandibe Lodge, you are able to explore the myriad wonders of this unique wetland by 4×4, foot, boat and canoe.

This unique journey is perfect to experience the many wonders of these three countries in absolute comfort and luxury, coupled with compelling scenery and amazing wildlife encounters.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Take a luxurious Rovos Rail train journey
  • Game viewing in Hwange National Park
  • Visit the iconic Victoria Falls
  • Day & night game drives in Botswana
  • Excellent dry-season elephant viewing
  • Fantastic year-round big game viewing & birding
  • Safari walks & canoe excursions
  • Experience the world-famous Okavango Delta
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Summary

Tour Duration: 10 Days
Start: Victoria Falls, Zambia
End: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Accommodations visited

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Savuti, Botswana

Savute Under Canvas
2 Nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
3 Nights
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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls Hotel
2 Nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe Under Canvas
2 Nights

Itinerary

Day to day

You board the train in the morning at the elegant Rovos Rail station in Pretoria and begin the journey north. Travelling through the goldfields of Johannesburg, you enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the beautiful dining car, before moving to the open-air observation car for a view of the surrounding countryside through the train’s enormous picture windows as you skirt the Magaliesberg Mountains. That evening, as a delectable dinner is served, the train rolls onward to Mafikeng for the border formalities to enter Botswana.

What's Included?

  • Flight from Maun to Johannesburg
  • Road transfers as per the itinerary
  • Scenic 25 minute Vic Falls Helicopter Flight
  • Shared light aircraft flights as per the itinerary

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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