18 Days / 17 Nights
Starting from: $3,250 USD per person
Follow the footprints of Dr. Livingstone, you will start this tour in Livingstone, Zambia, and head through some amazing wildlife reserves and concessions in Botswana towards Namibia where you witness some amazing nature. From the bright orange dunes in Sossusvlei to the dunes ending in the ocean in Swakopmund, it’s a truly magical combination to visit these 3 countries. This tour is a self-drive camping tour with an upgrade to lodges during some nights.
Are you going to travel to Zimbabwe? Then you end up in a beautiful country with an ever-smiling population. During your trip through Zimbabwe, however, you will not fail to notice that the conflict in this country is causing many difficulties for the population. 75% of the population, unfortunately, lives in poverty. You get incredible respect for the people of Zimbabwe and their always positive attitude.
Zimbabwe is located in Southern Africa, surrounded by Mozambique, Zambia, and Botswana, among others. A famous landmark is the Victoria Waterfalls. If you are going to travel through Zimbabwe, you should not miss this place. In addition to being the largest waterfalls in the world, they also have an exceptional shape. Along the waterfront you can spot various wild animals here; a beautiful sight. Those who dare can brave the white-fringed rapids of the Zambezi during a rafting trip that bears names such as "Washing Machine" and "Terminator". During their trip to Zimbabwe, even greater daredevils can make one of the highest bungee jumps in the world from the Zambezi Bridge (no less than 110m!).
Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region, and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.
Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
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Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag, or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.
• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a GoPro for those action shots; Renting a camera is not possible. Please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for different weather conditions;
• Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension), and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• For Zambia, Adaptor for C, D, and G type plugs and Zimbabwe D and G
Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.
Visa & Entry requirements As a tourist, a visa is obtained upon arrival for both Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is valid for a maximum stay of 90 days for both Zambia and Zimbabwe. You have to make sure that your passport is valid for another 6 months from the day of departure from Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com
Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitizers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.
Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.
Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash, and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated.
The use of drones is allowed to fly at a maximum of 120 meters. The drone must not fly higher than the highest object within a radius of 300 meters. Drones in Zambia must be provided with a fireproof license plate indicating their nationality and registration number. In Zimbabwe, drones are allowed with an approval letter from CAZZ.
Electricity For Zambia there are three associated plug types C, D, and G.Plug type C is the plug that has round pins, plug type D has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Zambia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
For Zimbabwe there are two associated plug types, D and G..Plug type D has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Zimbabwe operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Religion Christianity is the largest religion both in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Climate Zambia has a humid subtropical with small patches of semi-arid steppe climate. In Lusaka, the wet season is muggy and overcast, the dry season is windy and mostly clear, and it's warm year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46 °F to 87°F and is rarely below 42 °F or above 93°F.
Zimbabwe has temperate conditions which prevail all year. The higher areas in the east and the highveld receive more rainfall and are cooler than the lower areas. Temperatures on the highveld vary from 12–13° C (54–55° F ) in winter to 24° C (75° F ) in summer. On the Lowveld, the temperatures are usually 6° C (11° F ) higher, and summer temperatures in the Zambezi and Limpopo valleys average between 32° and 38° C (90–100° F ).
Best time to visit The best wildlife-viewing months in Zambia is during the Dry season, from May to October. This will fit in nicely with a visit to Victoria Falls, which is at its best from June to September at its most spectacular, when its tumbling torrent is spectacularly full but not producing too much spray. March, meanwhile is a treat for birdwatchers. From August onwards, the temperature skyrockets!) and it’s also the best time for game viewing as the animals congregate around the remaining water sources. April to June and the views are spectacular, but the best time for white-water rafting is from August to December when the water level is slightly lower.
The best time to visit Zimbabwe is at the end of the summer rainy season when the falls are in full flood - April and May for the most dramatic views. However, it is the August to December low water season that is regarded as the best time to go white-water rafting at Victoria Falls - the volume and speed of the water are reduced and the rapids are more exposed.
The best time to visit Zambia is between June and November when the weather is dry and the wildlife watching is sensational, but our month-by-month climate guide highlights the benefits of travelling out of season, too. In May, you’ll see the Victoria Falls at their most spectacular, when its tumbling torrent is spectacularly full but not producing too much spray. March, meanwhile, is a treat for birdwatchers.
Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering Zambia and Zimbabwe. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country.
Money and currency In Zambia the local currency is the Zambian Kwacha. You can bring USD, Euros, or Pounds and exchange them at any authorized bank in Zambia.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network. Please keep in mind that credit- or debit card payments may be subject to an extra charge, varying from 3.5% - 5%.
Dress code During the safari in Zimbabwe, we recommend comfortable and casual clothing that you can wash and wear is recommended. Muted colors are best for game viewing. Game drives are generally conducted in the early morning and late afternoon which can be cold especially in winter. The temperatures often warm up during the day, so it's best to dress in layers.
Zambia is a conservative country so either knee-length (or longer) is ideal. Avoid blue or black clothing-the tsetse flies are drawn to these colors, and their bite can give you sleeping sickness. When on safari, light layers of clothing in neutral safari colors of green, khaki, and beige are the best items to bring with you, as well as a warmer jacket or fleece for the colder evenings. A hat is also a must-have! Bright and dark colors like yellow, red, and purple are discouraged, or sometimes not allowed (on a bush walk) if you are going on a safari.
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