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Botswana Safari

Its one thing to watch nature documentaries from the comfort of your couchits definitely another thing to get up close and personal with the wildlife of Botswana. During this unparalleled safari experience, youll travel in open jeeps and boats in search of elephants, giraffes, lions and exotic birds before resting up in our comfortable tented camps and even a house boat. Be sure to pack your camerait might just be the most important piece of gear you bring with you.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 141568
  • Starts: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
You will Visit
  • Victoria Falls
  • Okavango Delta
  • Maun
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Chobe National Park
  • Kasane

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Additional Notes:
We highly recommend booking pre or post nights to take full advantage of activities in the Victoria Falls and Zambezi area. We also have a convenient G desk, which can help arrange optional activities.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle

02

Day 2: Victoria Falls/Okavango Delta (1B)

Arrive at the houseboat this afternoon where we receive a safety briefing and orientation from the crew. Check into our cabins, enjoy lunch then take our first skiff boat excursion.

Enjoy the journey into the “Panhandle” area of the Okavango Delta, in Northern Botswana. This area is recognized as one of the most peaceful areas in the Delta, due to its remoteness. There are only a handful of permanent camps and boats operating in this wilderness area, which makes it an ideal place to stay.

Additional Notes:
We have a long drive today but use a private A/C vehicle for your comfort. Rest stops will be made along the way, so sit back and relax, enjoying the passing scenery.

The Houseboat consists of 2 decks- the lower deck has 8 simple but comfortable en-suite cabins with sliding glass doors opening on to the pristine wilderness that is the Okavango Delta. The Upper Deck is approximately three meters above the waterline, where the dining area, bar and sundecks is situated. Power on-board is run by a generator allowing only a few hours a day to heat water and change up any devices. There is no A/C and sometimes hot water can run out. We recommend bringing a small lantern or flashlight for use in your cabin.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - Namibia - Botswana)
Okavango Delta Houseboat
Okavango Panhandle Wildlife Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy the day on a houseboat with early morning and late afternoon wildlife excursions. Opt to enjoy a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings, or relax on deck with a cool drink watching the passing scenery.

Additional Notes:
Passengers who choose to take the optional Tsoldilo Hills excursion will miss the morning boat excursion.

All activities in the Delta are subject to weather and water levels. Timing of excursions, access and visits to specific locations are completely dependent on local conditions.

Included Activities:
Okavango Panhandle Wildlife Excursion
Okavango Delta Houseboat

04

Day 4: Okavango Delta/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)

Stay here at a hotel that offers a pleasant eating area with a beautiful swimming pool. In the afternoon, relax at the hotel, which is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

Additional Notes:
The vehicle used from her until our return back to Victoria Falls is a 12-seater Toyota Landcruiser, with open sides and a removable canvas roof. There is no A/C in the vehicle and the ride can often be dusty and a little rough. Some travel days can also be quite long. This vehicle is used throughout the tour on all game drives and long drives.

Road conditions in the region can range from good to very poor. As such, we slow our traveling speed in the rough spots and enjoy some sand and bumps en route – something which is of course part of the adventure of traveling in Africa!

Transport:
4x4 (5.00 hour(s), 380km)

05

Day 5: Maun/Moremi Game Reserve (1B, 1D)

Take a leisurely drive to our camp in the Khwai River area via Savuti, an area best known for large populations of bull elephants and prides of lions that patrol the banks of this channel. Due to the fact that none of Botswana's wildlife areas are fenced, game can move freely between wilderness areas. This region's diversity of game is astounding and Moremi has been rated as one of the best game viewing areas in the world.

Our lodge boasts a majestic dining and lounge area leading onto a viewing deck over the bushveldt. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over sundowners from the quaint bar or from the deck of your comfort en-suite tent.

Included Activities:
Moremi Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
4x4 (4.00 hour(s), 130km)

06

Day 6: Moremi Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Embark early on an open vehicle game drive in Moremi and surrounding concession areas, enjoy lunch and continue with the game drive. Make it back to camp in the afternoon with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp.

Included Activities:
Moremi Wildlife Safari Drive
Moremi Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
4x4

07

Day 7: Moremi Game Reserve/Chobe National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the early afternoon, head south towards the Ghoha Hills and the Savuti area, enjoying game viewing along the hills and surrounding water holes.

At Ghoha Hills Savuti Camp, meru tents have been placed on platforms on the hills overlooking Chobe National Park. The tents are large, spacious with en-suite. The guest area consists of an intimate lounge, bar and dining area overlooking the Ghoha Hills.

Included Activities:
Moremi Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
4x4 (6.00 hour(s), 190km)

08

Day 8: Chobe National Park/Kasane (1B)

After an early start, take a slow game drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River and look for Chobe Bushbuck and Puku Antelope, which are found only in this part of Botswana. The Chobe River is home to the world's largest elephant herds; buffalo, hippos, and lions can also be seen here. Enjoy a private morning game viewing that takes place along routes that overlook this river -- a remarkable variety of animals are drawn to it.

Included Activities:
Chobe River Drive

Transport:
4x4 (6.00 hour(s), 180km)

09

Day 9: Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B)

Cross the border back into Zimbabwe for our final evening.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe)

Transport:
4x4 (2.00-3.00 hours, 120km)

10

Day 10: Victoria Falls (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • All National Park and game reserve entrances
    • Open vehicle game drives in Savuti area, Chobe National Park, Khwai River and Moremi area
    • Okavango Delta 2-night houseboat excursion with game viewing and bird watching by boat
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Comfort hotels (4 nts), comfort tented camps (3 nts), houseboat (2 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • 4x4 vehicle, van, walking, boat
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Photograph African sunsets
  • Cruise a more secluded section of the Okavango Delta by houseboat in search of wildlife
  • Travel in a small group of 9 for more up close and personal views