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11 Days 10 Nights
Availability : Jan 21’ - Dec 22’
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Maun, Botswana
Min Age : 5
Max People : 4

Why must you travel to Botswana and Victoria Falls?.

Spend a 12 days experiencing the unforgettable opulence of wildlife on offer in the Southern African wilderness. This safari takes you through nature lover’s paradise and the  most famous nature reserves in Zimbabwe and Botswana. From exploring the Victoria Falls to the teaming wildlife surrounding the African waterholes and rivers, this experience will remain with you for life.

Tour Details

Victoria Falls

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi river at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay.

Botswana

Botswana’s primary tourist draw card is undoubtedly the vast red expanse of the Kalahari desert and its remarkably beautiful Okavango Delta – the largest inland delta in the world provide a haven for an abundance of African wildlife. Other highlights include the impressive Makgadikgadi salt pans where visitors are privy to massive zebra migrations during the flood season; the Savuti plains which host large prides of lions; and the Tsodilo Hills where 4500 rock paintings form a unique record of human settlement over many millennia.

Highlights and What to See;

  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
  • Chobe River NP 
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – Nxai Pan NP
  • Zambezi National Park
  • Victoria Falls NP
  • Boma Dinner Experience
  • Zambezi Boat Cruise
  • Chobe National Park
  • Chobe Boat Safaris
  • Chobe wilderness 4×4 safaris
  • Okavango Delta – Moremi and Kwaai Game Reserves
  • Village Visits and Nature walks
  • Traditional Mokoro Canoeing
  • Fully inclusive Safari – Most meals and activities are included

Departure & Return Location

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe(Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation, all breakfasts and water per day
  • Private guide and vehicle
  • All entry fees
  • All transfers
  • Daily activities, expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT
  • Meals - 5 Dinners and 4 Lunches

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium brand drinks,
  • Fully comprehensive travel insurance.
What to Expect

Spend a 12 days experiencing the unforgettable opulence of wildlife on offer in the Southern African wilderness. This safari takes you through nature lover’s paradise and the  most famous nature reserves in Zimbabwe and Botswana. From exploring the Victoria Falls to the teaming wildlife surrounding the African waterholes and rivers, this experience will remain with you for life

  • Fulfil your safari dreams with game drives and bush walks in the Chobe Game Reserve Reserve.
  • Spend time in Victoria falls
  • Spend time with the local tribes.
  • Enjoy the Zambezi Cruise and the best Chobe Boat Safari
  • Explore the Nxai Pans on ATVs and Okavango Delta.
Itinerary

Day 1Victoria Falls

Arrival Victoria Falls – Zambezi Cruise

 

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check in for lunch (Recommended flights BA1115am from Johannesburg or earlier). 

You get visas on arrival at the airport and enjoy a traditional village visit. Enjoy a Sundowner in the mighty Zambezi River this afternoon at 16h30pm on the Zambezi River until 18h30pm.

The Zambezi River cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile and elephant in their home environment, as well as enjoy the many different bird species! 

Other popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

 

Overnight: Azambezi River Lodge.

A’Zambezi River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park, in a spot with the tranquility and seclusion most travellers seek.

 

Day 2Boma Dinner and Victoria Falls walk

 

Today you are collected from your hotel for a walking Tour of the Falls on the Zimbabwean. This afternoon you have an optional tour of Livingstone town before returning to your hotel in Victoria Falls.

It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece, The Victoria Falls. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree before being accompanied through the Rain-forest by a guide who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls.

Enjoy the Boma dinner, a real African dining experience.

Overnight: Azambezi River Lodge.

A’Zambezi River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park, in a spot with the tranquility and seclusion most travellers seek.

 

 

Day 3Head to Botswana for the Chobe NP Safaris

Today after breakfast you transfer from your hotel in Victoria Falls to Kasane where you clear immigration and proceed to your lodge in Botswana. Lunch on arrival. 

Chobe Sunset Boat Safari: Today after lunch you will go on a Boat Safari in Chobe River , you will be in easily manoeuvrable boats which are ideal for close encounters with the wild visitors to the river’s edge

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them. 

Buffet lunch and dinner included

 

Overnight: Chobe Bush Lodge FB+

With its intimate, modern and contemporary design, Chobe Bush Lodge is found in Kasane along the Chobe River

Day 4Chobe Safaris

Early Morning safari in 4×4 vehicles in Chobe National Park
Breakfast ,Lunch and Leisurely afternoon 

Depart late afternoon on a choice of Boat safari or 4×4 land safari. 

Buffet dinner included

 

Overnight: Chobe Bush Lodge FB+

With its intimate, modern and contemporary design, Chobe Bush Lodge is found in Kasane along the Chobe River

Day 5 Chobe Safaris & Wilderness Experience

Today we do a morning 4×4 safari drive in Chobe NP and breakfast on return. Later we will start driving along elephant highway towards Chobe NP and overnight.

Optional bush dinner at this wild tented camp 

 

Overnight: Elephant Sands Eco Tented Camp 

Elephant Sands is a bush lodge & campsite in the north-eastern part of Botswana. Come and enjoy viewing the elephants at our natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience!

Day 6 Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

After a morning optional activity, you transfer via the elephant highway to your lodge in Makgadikgadi Pans. Travelling time is 4 hours 

Optional Sunset Pans nature walks: Guided nature walks in the area surrounding the lodge

The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park covers an impressive 4900 square kilometer area and is brimming with natural wonders including the largest tree in Africa, a world famous 5300-year-old Baobab. Game viewing is at its best during the wet season when the plains teem with an extraordinary diversity of wildlife. The rains transform the salt pans into a magnificent lake attracting an abundance of wildlife and, most spectacularly, large flocks of gloriously pink flamingos. The area is renowned for its massive herds of wildebeest and zebra which migrate to the park en masse followed by a variety of predators including lion, cheetah and hyena. Popular activities include game drives, bird watching, exploring the salt pans on 4WD or quad bikes, tours of Gweta Village, and fascinating bush walks to historic sites guided by experienced Bushmen trackers. 

 

The lodge is along the Nata highway which stretches across the middle of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebras and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction. The lodge offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy the spectacular wildlife sightings that we’ve come to expect in this part of Botswana. With just 12 thatched luxury chalets all overlooking the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, each with en-suite bathrooms. There is a dining room, reading room and bar in the main lodge, expansive wooden decks and a plunge pool, where guests can immerse themselves seamlessly into the ultimate wildlife experience in Botswana. Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, guests can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the river. 

 

Overnight: Planet Baobab Lodge 

The accommodation at Planet Baobab is truly original, reflecting the traditional building methods of the original inhabitants of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

Day 7 Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Safaris or Overnight under the stars

Today we leave for a day safari in the salt pans and an option to do overnight with Quad biking or ATVS in the biggest salt pans in the world 

 

Makgadikgadi Salt Pan is the world’s largest salt pan, formed on the bed of an ancient lake that began evaporating aeons ago. Visiting Makgadikgadi is a unique desert experience: in the dry season, this vast expanse of sun- baked salt glistens in the light and when the rains come, the pan is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other water birds, as well as one of Africa’s biggest zebra populations, whose annual migration is a wonder to behold

Overnight: Planet Baobab Lodge 

The accommodation at Planet Baobab is truly original, reflecting the traditional building methods of the original inhabitants of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana.

Day 8Okavango Delta

Today we depart our Lodge in Gweta and drive to Maun and into the delta. Enjoy the okavango safaris with your guide. Safaris will be in the Moremi or Kwaai areas

A mobile Botswana safari in the Okavango Delta allows for a unique experience, unrivalled anywhere, to explore one of the wonders of the natural world from ground level. Driving in a four wheel drive vehicle ensures that guests will be able to experience the scents of the Okavango as well as the diversity of the habitats that make up the Delta.

Best time to visit the Okavango on a mobile safari

In a strange twist of nature the high water season in the Okavango Delta is at the peak of the dry season, often six months after the last rains have fallen. This is due to the fact that most of the water that enters the Delta comes from the highlands of Angola more than 1700 km away.

For the highest water levels the late winter months are the best time to visit the Okavango on a mobile safari but in actual fact all year round is considered a great time to visit.

Highlights of an Okavango Mobile Safari

  • Spectacular wilderness area

  • Camping in some of the most beautiful campsites

  • Listening the Delta night chorus

  • Learning how the animals have adapted to water

  • Makoros [dugout canoes] used in activities on the water

Animals to be seen on a Okavango Mobile Safari

All the animals that can be seen on a northern Botswana safari can be seen on an Okavango Mobile Safari, including predators, buffalo and elephants as well as the largest concentrations of the endangered African Wild Dog. Water adapted species such as Lechwe and Sitatunga can be commonly seen in the Delta.

Overnight: Okavango Delta FB+

A Botswana Mobile Safari in the Okavango Delta is a once in a lifetime opportunity to appreciate this world-renowned wetland in its entirety and not merely from luxury lodges.

Day 9Moremi Mobile Safaris

Enjoy the okavango safaris with your guide. Safaris will be in the Moremi or Kwaai areas

*accommodation will be mobile camping safaris*

Overnight: Okavango Delta FB+

A Botswana Mobile Safari in the Okavango Delta is a once in a lifetime opportunity to appreciate this world-renowned wetland in its entirety and not merely from luxury lodges.

Day 10Okavango delta to Maun for Mokoro Safaris

We depart the delta and check in at our Lodge and have an afternoon at leisure to do an optional Scenic Flight Over the Delta.Today we embark on an optional mokoro activity, we will go on dugout canoes using Hippo trails inside the delta where the local people will take us closer to wild game.

Overnight: Thamalakane River Lodge 

A bridge from this rustic hub crosses a narrow stream, bringing you to a collection of simple, stone-built chalets, whose high thatched roofs do wonders in helping to keep them cool. Practical comfort is the watchword here, rather than luxury, with glass sliding doors, net-draped beds and ceiling or floor fans.

 

Day 11Departure

At 12h30am From Maun Airport you have a scheduled SAA flight to Johannesburg.

 

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