15 days in Zimbabwe & Botswana Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 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.
On the 6th (Wed), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Spend the 9th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Brussels to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in September, plan for warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hwange National Park.
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Painted Dog Conservation.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Hwange National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chobe National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chobe National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hwange National Park to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 4 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Safari Specialists and look for gifts at General Trading Company.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
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.
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Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.
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