Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The first 2 nights are spent in Hwange National Park which is home to some of Southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds.

Linkwasha is situated in a private concession in the best location in Hwange National Park. It's the most exclusive camp in Hwange and is located near the famed Ngamo Plains, offering fantastic game viewing year-round.

Day 2
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities such as day and night game drives can be done in a open 4x4 vehicle and morning nature walks. A visit to the local village offers guests an authentic insight into the lives of people living on the edge of the park.

Day 3
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

From Hwange you will fly to Mana Pools and spend 3 nights in one of the most beautiful areas in Zimbabwe on the Zambezi river.

Ruckomechi Camp, situated in a private concession with access to the western ares of Mana Pools national Park, accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suited tented units, including two family units overlooking the Zambezi River.

Day 4
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

With outstanding dry season wildlife concentrations, Ruckomechi Camp's wildlife viewing takes place in a open 4x4 vehicle, on foot, on pontoon boats or on canoes.

Ruckomechi is open seasonally between April and mid/late November each year.

Day 5
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Ruckomechi Camp offers central dining, bar and lounge areas facing the amazing escarpment across the river in Zambia. There is a separate area with a pool and sun loungers for swimming and sun bathing.

Day 6
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Spend 3 nights in the Kafue National Park, one of the largest in Africa and Zambia’s oldest protected area.

Situated in central Busanga Plains, Shumba Camp is close to permanent water and within easy access of the teeming floodplains. It's the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue and overlooks the open wildlife-rich plains.

Shumba Camp is open seasonally between 01 June and 31 October each year.

Day 7
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Shumba Camp is named after a favourite species in the area: its large prides of lion that are often seen right next to the camp - or even, unusually, in the trees!

When it comes to activities, guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and water-based activities when the are still inundated. Night drives provides the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.
Day 8
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Shumba Camp offers an unforgettable experience during the months of August and October in a hot air balloon high over the Plains.

Day 9
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The last two nights are spent at Toka Leya as it overlooks the Zambezi River and some of its islands . It's the perfect place to relax before or after a safari.

Toka Leya is the best safari-style lodge in the area on the banks of the Zambezi.

Day 10
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities include a tour of the majestic Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives with in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, back-of-house tours, fishing and rhino tracking. They offer other activities too, like helicopter flights, canoeing, jet boating and white water rafting.

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Description

Africa at its’ wildest! This 10 night itinerary will take you to some of the most wildest and remote game areas in Africa. The first 2 nights are spent in Hwange National Park which is home to some of Southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds. Wilderness Safaris concessions within Hwange are truly wild areas which offer Zimbabwe’s best summer game viewing. From Hwange you will fly to Mana Pools and spend 3 nights in one of the most beautiful areas in Zimbabwe on the Zambezi river. Next stop is cross border into Zambia one of Africa’s least travelled and most rewarding wilderness destinations. Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers. Spend 3 nights in the Kafue National Park, one of the largest in Africa and Zambia’s oldest protected area. Shumba camp is the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue and notably one of the best hot air ballooning destinations in Africa. The last two nights are spent at Toka Leya the perfect place to relax after a safari. Activities can include a life-changing rhino walk into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here your journey ends with a departure home out of Livingstone airport.

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, we believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular.

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Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS

Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the world it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we afford lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS

Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS

Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

• If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited.

• If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price.

• If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price.

Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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Reviews and Recommendations for Wilderness Safaris Botswana

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once in a lifetime trip

By: handball3


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2015

A wonderful trip that exceeds superlatives. The trip started in Cape Town SA where we visited the Kirstenboch botanical garden and wine country. Then for Safari to Namibia Rhino Camp and Skeleton Coast both run by Wilderness Safaris. Individual bungalows at both camps and at all others as well. Great camps. All along the way we were escorted from one connection to the next and it was wonderful. The second time I might (?) be able to do it myself. From Namibia to the Okavango delta in Botswana - one of the premier places in the world for wild life viewing. We stopped in two camps - Tubu Tree camp and Chobi. In Chobi we saw all wild life x2. Finally to Sabu little bush camp near Kruger SA - also wonderful. Food was out of this world. Starting in Namibia, mostly desert, and going to Botswana next was the right order. We will want to go back. We still have want to see the jungle and will use Michael.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Excellent Camps; Fantastic Staff

By: NP


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

Wilderness Safaris has a great formula: great camps staffed by fantastic people! I have enjoyed every camp that I visited.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Very informative and detailed in all matters

By: Louie


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Our tour guides were the best in attending to every detail of our trip. We felt like we were the only ones that mattered. Our every need was thoughtfully addressed. From Chris in Capetown to Ban in Duma Tau Camp and everyone in between, we received the royal treatment. This trip was a never to be forgotten event and we thank all for making it a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Safari

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Africa

By: me


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Did not deal with them directly so hard to review. No problems. All connections and transfers worked A-OK.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Africa journey

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

First class in all respects; great service; all of their people were knowledgeable; and responsible
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

wonderful experience

By: MyNeighborTotoro


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful experience. It's not hard to deliver a great experience when you're seeing animals roaming free that tourists aren't used to, but it is special when your ranger, tracker, and the lodge go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable and comfortable time. Would highly recommend Tangala!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Into africa

By: Rich


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

We did not go to Namibia but to Zambia and Botswana. It was the best travel experience of my life. ALL the staff were outstanding. I have already promoted WS to several friends considering trips to Africa
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness Safaris Botswana-Outstanding!!!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

We spent an incredible week at two Wilderness camps in Botswana (Chitabe and Vumbura Plains). The knowledge of the outstanding guides ( Ebs and Chris) and the friendliness of the staff at both camps made the holiday very special. In the first 48 hours at Chitabe we were fortunate to see every animal we hoped to see ( and more)...lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinoceros, wild dogs, hyenas, hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, velvet monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, wildebeests, cape buffalo and numerous types of antelope and birds.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness

By: Jyoti


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We were treated royally everywhere starting from the airport till we departed.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

SAFARI

By: LIZ


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson

Travel in Africa

By: Bobbi


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2018

Excellent. All connections were smooth and easy. Guides superb.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Vambura plains Toka Leya Sabi sabi

By: Carol sofen


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2018

Great again very knowledgeable and personable ...each guide was great and made our sefaris that much more special
Travel Advisor:  Maxine Weinberg

Africa: Botswana and Zambia

By: Cathy Dunn


Reviewed on: 15 May 2018

It was my first visit to Africa and to use Wilderness Safaris and I was very impressed with the company and their dedication to conservation. I traveled to Xigera, Savuti and Toka Leya and each camp offered a unique and unforgettable experience. The hospitality was incredible, everyone knows your name a treats you exceptionally well. The staff, guides and camp managers were professional, knowledgeable and grateful to have you as a guest. At each transfer I was met by a representative of Wilderness who guided me through the airport and to my transportation or on to the next camp. I highly recommend Wilderness Safaris and would use them again for future trips to Africa.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Great trip southern Africa

By: Graham


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

We were very impressed with the professionalism and logistics of this trip. There were no dropped steps, every connection was made perfectly. Camps were beautiful, food was very good, game drives were superb. Exceeded our high expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Trip of a Lifetime - South Africa

By: Jen Prashad


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Excellent and well versed guides and tours planned at every location. Comfortable and clean vehicles. Definitely would use again.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Kenya Safari

By: David D


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

We were pleased with the advise and service provided
Travel Advisor:  Josh King

Africa

By: Catol


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018

Pineda was excellent. Both lodges. We did not really like three Gorges. Is was not 5 Star like our other lodges. Staff nice. Too far from Victoria Falls. We wasted a half day because there was no afternoon excursion. Definitely would not recommend. Lodges in Zimbabwe excellent all guides excellent . Swimming with sharks a great experience
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Beautiful camps

By: Leslie


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

Camps were amazing and the staff was outstanding!
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Trip of a lifetime

By: Kim


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018

From the time we landed to the time of our departure, Wilderness Safaris itinerary was top notch. Everything exceeded our expectations. The guides, the accommodations, the food, the daily activities and the people were all top notch and amazing. We will look forward to our next Wilderness Safaris vacation!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Marianne Kochanek

Trip of a lifetime

By: Landman


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2018

It is evident Wilderness Safaris has been a successful operation for some time. They are "on top of their game" in all aspects of their business. Their representatives were friendly, helpful and always punctual. We would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Maxine Weinberg