Zimbabwe in January

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January is a rainy month and some camps and lodges are closed. The landscape is green and lush and with abundant water around, making animals hard to spot as they are dispersed in the bush. Birding is excellent during January, as well as the other rainy months, with all of the migratory species present.


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Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 1

Sleeping with elephants
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 2

Exploring Victoria Falls

day 3

Cape of Good Hope

day 4

Wine tasting

day 5

Cape Peninsula

day 6

The Mother city
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 7

Robben Island

day 8

  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey
  • Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

day 9

Wine and whales

day 10

Fly home

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