Best of Botswana & Victoria Falls

See the best of Botswana's wildlife and much more besides this 12-day lodge safari, departing from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Enjoy included game drives in Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve, and watch the sunset over the Makgadikgadi salt pans and ride a mokoro along the waterways of the Okavango Delta. Relaxing each night in comfortable lodges, permanent tented camps and hotels.

Days 1-2: Exploring Vic Falls

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be met and transferred to our hotel. Check in, freshen up and explore the local markets and optional activities before the pre-departure meeting at 15:00 in the foyer of the hotel. Day 2 is free to further explore the area or enjoy some of the optional activities available. Optional activities include Victoria Falls helicopter experience, bridge slide, sunset cruise and guided tour of the falls.

Overnight - Victoria Falls

Day 3: Mighty Makgadikgadi

Victoria Falls - Nata region (Botswana). Leaving Zimbabwe, we cross the border into Botswana and journey for approximately six hours to the Nata region. Late afternoon we visit the Makgadikgadi Pans for a truly unforgettable sunset over what remains of an ancient 6500 km2 lake. Our accommodation tonight is a lodge located at the edge of the salt pans.

Travelling Distance: approx 400kms (6hrs)

Overnight - Nata region

Days 4-5: Moremi Game Reserve

Nata region - Moremi. After breakfast, we embark on a 3-hour drive to Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi game reserve. Here we change from our overland vehicle into open 4x4 vehicles and travel on to our accommodation situated at the edge
of Moremi game reserve. Moremi is lush and varied, with shallow flooded pans, plains, and forests. It is one of Africa's finest areas for wildlife, with particularly high game densities including all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region and over 400 species of birds. Our days are spent enjoying morning and afternoon game drives in the private concession and inside Moremi.

Travelling Distance (day 4): approx 400kms (6hrs)

Overnight - Moremi

Day 6: Maun

Moremi - Maun. A 2-hour transfer takes us back to Maun today. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, with an optional 1 hr scenic flight over the vast Okavango Delta (own expense).

Traveling Distance: 70kms (2hrs)

Overnight - Maun

Days 7-8: The Okavango Delta

Maun - Okavango Delta. Driving around the Okavango panhandle, we traverse to the northwest of the Okavango Delta on day 7 and arrive at our lodge on the edge of the Delta. The following day we head out to explore the Delta by boat, mokoro and on foot. Enjoy a 30-minute boat trip up the channels of the Delta to an island where we board mokoros (traditional canoes) to explore the lush waterways of the Okavango. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, crocodiles and other wildlife. We return to the island for lunch and a guided game walk (subject to water levels) before returning by boat to the lodge. As well as traditional African species, the Delta is a haven for rare birdlife, so remember your binoculars!

Travelling distance (day 7): approx 350kms (5hrs)
Overnight - Okavango Delta

Day 9: Nipping to Namibia

Okavango Delta - Caprivi Strip (Namibia). Departing the Delta, we cross into Namibia and continue to the Eastern side of the Caprivi Strip. We arrive at our lodge overlooking the floodplains of the Zambezi River, where there is time to relax and enjoy the
tranquil surroundings.

Travelling distance: approx 500kms (7hrs)
Overnight - Zambezi Region (Caprivi

Days 10-11: Chobe National Park

Caprivi Strip - Kasane (Botswana). Crossing back into Botswana, we spend the next two nights at Chobe Safari Lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets, and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. Enjoy
the afternoon with an optional game drive. On day 11 we enjoy an included morning game drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle and a sunset game-viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Our lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a
border with Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Travelling distance (day 10): Approx
120kms (2hrs)
Overnight - Kasane

Day 12: Victoria Falls

Kasane - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). After your scrumptious breakfast, check out and proceed to the foyer of the lodge where you will be met and transferred to either Victoria Falls or Kasane International Airport for your onward journey.

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