Migration
Big 5 Safari

Epic Elephant Migration

Prehistoric, graceful and breathtaking, these enormous mammals traverse hundreds of kilometers every year. You won't believe it until you see it with your own eyes.

Destinations

Chobe, Hwange, Mana Pools and Victoria Falls

Duration

12 nights

Investment

From $14,130 per person

Ideal time of year

May-October
Overview
What you'll see
Itinerary
Where you'll Stay
Need to Know
Rates & Dates
Conservation
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Overview

A journey across two countries

The elephant population in Zimbabwe and northern Botswana is one of the largest Elephant populations on the planet. Numbering more than 100,000 these gentle giants migrate between the arid Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and the Chobe River in Botswana. Follow in their footsteps as you move throughout their migration range and get to know their homelands and what makes each area unique. You can't travel to this region for an elephant safari without stopping over in Mana Pools to capture that iconic photograph of an elephant standing tall on it's hind legs, stretching high to reach the leaves of the tree above!

What you'll see

A few of the many incredible things you'll see and experience while on this journey.

Elephant
The Big Five
Wild Dogs
Zambezi River
Victoria Falls
Hippos
Elephant
The Big Five
Wild Dogs
Zambezi River
Victoria Falls
Hippos

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A journey that traces the steps of some 200,000 elephants as they move between Zimbabwe and Botswana, the first stop of this migration safari is at Linyanti Bush Camp, a stunning lodge in a private concession next to Chobe National Park - renowned as one of the top wildlife reserves in the world.

Days 2 & 3: Linyanti Bush Camp, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Enjoy the thrill of watching elephant herds passing by the lodge over breakfast, and hearing them breaking branches around you, overnight. Capture the magnificent wildlife and scenic landscapes of the Chobe National Park on an unforgettable boat cruise or Mokoro. Stargaze to your heart's content as you dine beneath a blanket of stars.

Days 4 & 5: Victoria Falls River Lodge (Treehouse Suites), Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Town is famous for the "smoke that thunders" - the falls themselves, but it is also famous for it's special noctural visitors - elephants that pass through the town at night, as they migrate from one feeding ground to the next. Spend 2 nights in this frontier town, exploring the Zambezi National Park and watch elephants grazing in the shallow water around your secluded Treehouse suite.

Days 6 - 8: Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Explore legendary Hwange through a variety of pursuits  include walking safaris, game drives, birding and cultural visits. Enjoy the elephant pool in front of camp, which is famous providing guests with up-close encounters with elephants!

Days 9 - 12: Nyamatusi Camp, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

You can't travel to this region for an elephant safari without stopping over in Mana Pools to capture that iconic photograph of an elephant standing tall on it's hind legs, stretching high to reach the leaves of the tree above. Situated in the wildest and most remote parts of Africa, Nyamatusi camp lies on the banks of the Zambezi, one of the world’s oldest rivers. Here, your Mana Pools safari plays out against a sweeping riverine landscape, where epic encounters of the giants that roam this land await. Walk in the footsteps of ancient explorers and tracks of elephants that criss-cross the floodplain.

Day 13: Departure - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After a final morning safari and breakfast, you will fly back to Victoria Falls to connect with onward international flights home.

Where you'll stay

Linyanti Bush Camp

Botswana
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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Zimbabwe
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Somalisa Camp

Zimbabwe
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Nyamatusi Camp

Zimbabwe
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Need to Know

included in this experience

not included in this experience

children & family policy

Rates & Dates

Rates can vary significantly between seasons and will fluctuate based on the number of guests travelling and special offers that may be applicable. The rates below are based on two adults (sharing), travelling in mid-season.
Please contact us for a personal quote.
2021 Rates:
From $14,130 per person
Ideal travel dates:
May-October

Conservation & impact

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Optional: Connect with the Zambezi Elephant Fund to learn more about their work in keeping these great elephant corridors open and protecting elephants from persecution.

visit a project and make a difference

We've carefully selected local projects that are doing amazing work for conservation in the area. You can add a visit on to your itinerary which will automatically include a direct donation to their work. Note: Some of these projects may already be included in your itinerary!

Painted Dog Conservaton (PDC)

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Zambezi Elephant Fund

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