A small-group Lodge Safari, no participation, from Maun to Victoria Falls through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Highlights: Moremi National Park, Greater Khwai game drive and night drive, Okavango Delta experience including Mokoro excursion, Savuti, Chobe National Park game drive, River cruise on the Chobe River, Victoria Falls.
Day 1: Maun
On arrival in Maun please make your way to Thamalakane River Lodge where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. The name Maun is derived from the San word “maung”, which means “the place of short reeds”. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, either relaxing next to the pool at the lodge or if you are keen for some excitement, why not book a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.
Day 2: Khwai River
After breakfast we will be picked up by our local Botswana guides and take a short drive to the mokoro station. From here, we will float in these traditional dug-out canoes through the thick vegetation of the Okavango Delta discovering a variety of birds and wildlife. Unlike other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert without ever reaching the coast. After this spectacular excursion, we make our way to our camp, which is situated in the Greater Khwai region. After settling into our camp, we will enjoy dinner and embark on a night game drive – a fantastic opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals that are more difficult to encounter during the day.
Day 3: Khwai River
We have the opportunity to spend the day on game drives. In our open 4×4 vehicle we will explore the Greater Khwai River area on morning and afternoon game drives hopefully spotting a variety of game that frequent this region. This area is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and its exceptional location makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife is also abundant with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors.
Day 4: Khwai River
After having explored the Greater Khwai area we now head into the famous Moremi Game Reserve known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with an unprecedented concentration of wildlife. The full day is spent in the unspoiled nature of the Moremi Game Reserve which is home to a great diversity of plant and animal life – making it a ‘must see’ for a Botswana Safari. It contains – within its boundaries – approximately 20% of the Delta, and a vast range of habitats, acacia forests, floodplains, reed beds, lagoons, enduring wetland through Mopani forest and dry savannah woodland.
Day 5: Chobe
We have to get up early, as there is another exciting day ahead of us! We leave the camp in Greater Khwai and transit through the national parks of Moremi, Savuti and Chobe to Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Keep an eye out for the wildlife in this area. Our lodge is situated on the bank of the Chobe River a short distance from its confluence with the mighty Zambezi River at Kazungula.
Day 6: Chobe
We start the morning with an exciting game drive in the Chobe National Park, which along with many species of big game, boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. We enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon from where we can watch elephants, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds without having to reach for our binoculars – you’ll be near enough for close-up photographs, as well as having the chance to witness a spectacular African sunset.
Day 7 - 8: Victoria Falls
Our journey takes us into Zimbabwe, home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. We have the opportunity to view the falls on a guided tour through the Victoria Falls National Park. You have the rest of the day and the next day at leisure to partake in one of the many activities on offer.
Your journey ends today and you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departing flight. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our African adventures.
|Start Date:||End Date:||Price Sharing:||Single Add:||Park Fees:|
|31 May 2020||08 Jun 2020||USD $2800||USD $870||USD $110|
|24 Jun 2020||02 Jul 2020||USD $2800||USD $870||USD $110|
|06 Aug 2020||14 Aug 2020||USD $2800||USD $870||USD $110|
|25 Sep 2020||03 Oct 2020||USD $2800||USD $870||USD $110|
|08 Oct 2020||16 Oct 2020||USD $2800||USD $870||USD $110|
|17 Nov 2020||25 Nov 2020||USD $2800||USD $870||USD $110|
|21 Dec 2020||29 Dec 2020||USD $2800||USD $870||USD $110|
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, game drives as mentioned, meals and activities as mentioned in itinerary, park entrance fees, experienced local guide.
Flights, airport taxes, visa costs, all lunches & dinners where not specified, optional excursions, drinks, mineral water, gratuities and personal expenses.