Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe
These three landlocked southern African countries are renowned for their wildlife reserves. The generally disciplined control of rules for game viewing and accommodation facilities, allow wildlife to live in pristine natural environments. The big five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo), are all present. It’s not always easy to see ‘the Big Five’ in the way that it is in the open savannahs of East Africa. The excellent professional guides in these wilderness areas enhance the search for wildlife creating unique and rewarding experiences.
Botswana shares borders with Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. It has long been one of Africa’s most politically stable countries. The world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta (including Savute and Linyanti), and Moremi form a green oasis and wildlife haven that is unique in a country that is otherwise made up of semi-desert. The Central Kalahari, Makgadikgadi Pans, Nxai Pan fall within these arid zones that make up the bulk of the Botswana landscape. In the northeast is the savannah region of the Chobe which extends to the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. This area is renowned for its high elephant population and is close to the Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River lie between Zambia and Zimbabwe. At least half of all visitors to these two countries will visit Victoria Falls at some point.
Shares borders with Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Angola. Main conservation parks include the South Luangwa, North Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, Liuwa Plains, and Kafue National Park. Two healthy river systems, the Luangwa and Zambezi, provide the parks with life-giving water. Notably, these parks are more off the beaten track than many others in Africa. A better quality experience for the wildlife lover is the result.
Zimbabwe shares borders with Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia. Here the main conservation parks include Hwange, Mana Pools, Matusadona, Gona-re-Zhou and Matobo National Parks. Victoria Falls is the gateway to these wilderness areas. Visitors can combine seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World with incredible wildlife safaris just a short distance away.