Deluxe African Safari IVS
Join us on a Wildlife Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Enjoy four unique and luxurious Safari Lodges, and take-in the glory and splendor of the Zambezi river, Victoria Falls and its surroundings.
We spent many seasons working as full time guides on the Zambezi River and have expert knowledge of the river and the surrounding area. August and September are some the best months to see game and experience the Zambezi as it is the end of the dry season and all of the animals come down to the banks of the river to drink, swim and frolic in the shallows. Also, the bush has been either eaten or has died down, so seeing the animals is much easier. (In the wet season there is so much fresh green foliage that the animals hide in the thicket or scatter to drinking holes hidden away).
Zimbabwe has all the infrastructure of a modern country and has a highly developed and protected national park system. This has allowed the wildlife to thrive and the elephant herds of Botswana and Zimbabwe are among the largest and most protected of Africa. The game viewing in Zimbabwe is simply the best, and you will not be overrun by the herds of tourists often found in Kenya!
Along the way, Dr. Gary Oswald from Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists will present 18 CE hours on “managing common medical in practice”. Dr Oswald is a regular IVS presenter because of his practical and informative presentations.
Seminar registration fee is $795.00
Topics to be discussed include how Dr Oswald manages a large variety of common problems: acute and chronic liver disease, PLE, using diets in practice, what are his favorite GI drugs, canine & feline pancreatitis, acute & chronic diarrhea and managing the vomiting dog & cat. Urinary and cardiac topic will also be presented. Clinical cases will be also presented for group discussion.
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), Zimbabwe. Airport transfer to Imbabala Safari lodge. Group briefing and 4PM Sunset Cruise. Welcome! Overnight at Imbabala Safari Lodge(D)
Guests can choose morning, afternoon or evening game drives to get their first look at the abundance of African wildlife. Overnight at Imbabala Safari lodge(B,L,D)
Day trip to Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana. Overnight at Imbabala Safari lodge (B,L,D)
Game activity at Imbabla followed by breakfast/brunch. Transfer to Victoria Falls and participate in optional activities. Lunch at Wild Horizons Look Out Café followed by a leisurely drive to the Old Drift Lodge, a luxury lodge 7k above Victoria Falls. Overnight at Old Drift Lodge (B,L,D)
Optional Activities include 4 x 4 land safari, canoe safari or walking safari. Or Enjoy the vistas and luxury of the Old Drift Lodge. Overnight Old Drift Lodge (B,L,D)
Land Transfer to Hwange National Park. Overnight Verney’s Camp. (B,L,D)
Verney’s Camp (B,L,D)
Verney’s Camp (B,L,D)
After morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Elephant Camp in time for afternoon activities. Overnight at Elephant Camp. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a motorboat and short hike to Livingstone Island. Jump into the Devil’s Pool! Afternoon activities at Elephant Camp or take a trip back to Victoria Falls for some adventure activities and/or souvenir shopping. Overnight at Elephant Camp. (B,L,D)
Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for travel home, or to another destination in Africa! (B)
(Meals included: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)