12 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana Itinerary

12 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive to Maun Airport, Fly to Jeddah


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 21st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls itinerary builder website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Victoria Falls is minus 1 hour. In June, Victoria Falls is much colder than Jeddah - with highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Livingstone.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then get outside with The Explorer Club.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip itinerary planner.

Livingstone is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. Traveling from Victoria Falls in June, expect nights in Livingstone to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature
Side Trip
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Livingstone to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.
Wildlife · Parks
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 3 nights

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Okavango Delta tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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Zimbabwe travel guide

Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Zambia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
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Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Botswana travel guide

Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.