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BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE In the Footsteps of Livingstone RELAXED 12 nights from £3099 Including optional travel insurance or from £3028 without insurance§ Embrace the 'real Africa' as you follow in the footsteps of Doctor David Livingstone. This exhilarating tour combines a stay near spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe with seven nights in Botswana's magnificent Chobe National Park where you can join included safaris and take to the skies for an unforgettable light aircraft flight. Victoria Falls ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Victoria Falls. Fly overnight to Victoria Falls. Day 2: Victoria Falls. Stay three nights at Victoria Falls, just four kilometres from the greatest mass of falling water in the world. D Day 3: Victoria Falls. Join an included guided walk beside the Falls. You'll go along the Zimbabwe side, stopping at different vantage points along the way through the mist created by the sheer force of the Zambezi hitting the rocks below. This evening there is an included sundowner cruise. Above the turbulence of Victoria Falls, the Zambezi river is calm and still and during your trip you may catch glimpses of hippos, crocodiles, elephants and giraffes drinking at the water's edge. B, D Day 4: Mpisi Village. Enjoy a tour of Mpisi Village to glimpse how people have lived for generations and learn about their traditional customs. Later perhaps take an optional thrilling helicopter flight over the Falls. B, D Day 5: Kasane. Cross the border into Botswana and travel to Kasane for a seven night stay on the banks of the Chobe River at the edge of Chobe National Park. It's Botswana's foremost game reserve. The nearby river serves as a permanent watering-hole and so attracts both mammals and birds. Enjoy a real close-to-nature experience ­ you may spot crocodiles, hippos, monkeys and countless species of birds just moments away from your accommodation ­ the park is not fenced, so you can observe the wildlife wandering freely. B, D Day 6: Chobe National Park. Enjoy your first included game drive through Chobe National Park, where you may encounter large herds of elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, and many species of antelope. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your lodge. B, D Day 7: Chobe River cruise. You'll have the chance to spot wildlife from a different angle today as you enjoy a morning cruise on the river. Look out for pods of hippos and crocodiles basking on the shore. The river is also a natural spot for bird-watching and you may well be able to see heron, stork, jacana and colonies of bee-eaters going swiftly about their business. B, D Day 8: Flightseeing tour. Today's included light aircraft flight follows the course of the Zambezi River to the point at which Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana meet, and returns over the stunning landscapes of Chobe National Park. B, D Day 9: Chobe National Park. Enjoy a further day viewing game on an included river cruise and game drive which will take you deeper into the park. B, D Day 10: Chobe National Park Perhaps join a thrilling optional excursion to the Kalahari desert and view the wildlife from a traditional-style `mokoro' canoe. Fly to one of the remotest parts of Africa, the Okavango Delta. One of the world's largest inland water systems, it's a unique oasis in the centre of the desert. There are two distinct areas ­ the permanent swamp and the seasonal swamp that dries gradually with the onset of summer in October. You may see a rich variety of species here, including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and antelope. B, D Day 11: Chobe National Park. An included early morning game drive takes you through Chobe. Later, perhaps join an optional boat cruise or fishing trip. B, D Days 12-13: Victoria Falls-UK. Travel to the airport this morning for your return overnight flight, arriving the following morning. B Accommodation... Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (4*) · Chobe Safari Lodge (4*). Zambia Namibia Kasane Chobe National Park Victoria Falls Okavango Delta Zimbabwe nights in hotel Botswana 130 Please quote SMT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 504 555 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking