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Botswana safari

This 8 day Tour will take through one of the best safari countries in the World , Botswana. The Chobe national park with an area of 11 700 sq km is home to huge herds of elephants and ape buffaloes alongside other grazers and browsers like kudus, giraffes, mountain zebras, impalas, bush pigs and many more. As usual; these also draw a lot of carnivores as well including lions, leopards, cheaters, and other cats. The food web would not leave out scavengers like vultures and hyenas. It's the concentration of an animal kingdom, the most common ones found in Africa.&;

To drive to Kasane from Maun is incredible with ever changing landscape and vegetation. From the bushy savanna woodlands to the open dry Kalahari desert sands with patches of mopane and acacia woodlands. A stop at the elephant sands will take one’s breath away as you start to understand the behavior and culture of the biggest land mammal, the elephant.

As you delve into the Okavango Delta it's a whole different scene of water and reeds everywhere. The Okavango Delta is 2, 023, 590 ha in size and the World’s biggest inland delta. Quite impressive campsites mushroom the Okavango delta offering game drives, mokoro/ wooden canoe trips and walking safaris where you get as close to wildlife like never before.

Tour Highlights

  • Victoria Falls
  • Livingstone Island
  • Chobe national park
  • Elephant Sands
  • Okavango Delta

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:Victoria Falls

(lunch/dinner) Accommodation: Rainbow Hotels

Today is a relatively easy day but also full of fun. The two important events for today are the Victoria Falls national park where you will visit the World’s biggest curtain of waterfalls, The Victoria Falls. With a width of 1 703 meters and depth of 108 meters it is a UNESCO World Heritage site for Zimbabwe and Zambia. After the tour of the Falls there will be a sunset cruise in Africa's fourth largest river the Zambezi River. On either side of the river is national park namely the Zambezi park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya national park in Zambia. The cruise is exceptional in that the animal sightings in the national parks are just amazing. During the day there is a whole bucket of activities that one can do from lion encounters, bungee jumping on the bridge that links the two countries Zambia and Zimbabwe to many other activities in town. Our guides will help you plan your day.

                                             

Day 2:Victoria Falls

Accommodation: Rainbow Hotels

The day today will be spent in Livingstone where we are going on a town tour of Livingstone in Zambia. The tour takes you to the historical landmarks of Zambia as well as the cultural interaction with the local people as you get an insight of the few tribes of Africa. The visit later in the afternoon to the Livingstone Island would give you a view of the backside of the Victoria Falls and; a chance to swim in one of the scariest pools in the World, the Devil’s Pool. we advise our clients to get KAZA visas on entering Zimbabwe for the first time that will enable you to travel back and forth Zimbabwe and Zambia. In any case you will be required to stamp in your passport as we cross to the two countries and our guides will always be there to assist you.

                          

Day 3: Victoria Falls to Kasane

(breakfast/lunch/dinner) Accommodation: Thebe River Lodge

Distance: 95km

Today we leave Zimbabwe early in the morning just after breakfast at 8:00 a.m and drive for an hour to the Botswana border post called Kazungula. The border procedures will take roughly an hour to clear on the two immigration posts.

Soon after the border process we head to Thebe River lodge where we prepare ourselves for a game drive at 12:00 p.m.in the Chobe national park. The game drive will take 2 and half hours. We drop off from the game drive at the jetty where we straight away embark on the boat cruise on the Chobe river. After the sunset cruise we meet at dinner at our accommodation

Day 4: Kasane to Nata

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Distance:255km

Today we have an early start as we start off at 05H30 with a cup of coffee/tea as we prepare for a morning game drive which starts at 05H45 again in the Chobe national Park. The game drive will end at 09h00 a.m .After the game drive we have brunch.

We get ready for a drive of 250km from Kasane to Nata where we camp tonight at Elephant sands. The herds of elephants here come and go sharing the waterhole. They will literally be moving within the campsite.

Day 5:Nata to Maun

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Distance:356km

We start off early today as we head to Maun, our entrance point to the Okavango Delta. The drive is 420km and possibly takes about 6 hours. As we drive from the savanna woodlands enjoy the change of vegetation as we drive through the Xai-xai national park where we can see patches of salt pans and possibly sightings in this national park too. We arrive in Maun around 15H00 and we have an afternoon to take the scenic flights over the Delta. The scenic flights in 7-seater aircraft is important in that it shows the whole expanse of the Okavango Delta before you drive in on land. After the flights we check in at our Hotel and campsite at Sedia Hotel.

                          

Day 6: Okavango Delta

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Today we depart from our campsite as early as 07H00 a.m as we make our way into the Okavango Delta where we are going to be in the bush for 2 days. We pack our camping gear and adequate clothing for 2 days. We drive through by 4x4 safari vehicles for about another 6 hours through sandy and swamps. We get transferred to mokoro or wooden canoes that will take us inside where the delta where no cars can travel. The mokoro is driven by a polar who is experienced and knows the way through the water to the campsite. On arrival we have our lunch as we prepare for a bush walk in the afternoon accompanied by a guide. The walk is exciting in that you get to know more about life in the bush.After the walk we have dinner under the stars.

Day 7: Okavango Delta

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Our day is a busy one today as we have activities from mokoro trips, game drives and also the late afternoon bush walk.we will have breakfast before we start off and  have a lunch break at the campsite before heading for the afternoon activity. There is more to see on the game drive as the Okavango Delta by nature of its abundance in food attracts many species of animals. The birds here are quite exciting and many are migratory birds although the Delta has resident birds and unique to it. On the second night in the bush we have an opportunity to do stair gazing as usually the skies are so clear.

Day 8: Maun

(breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Today we leave our campsite at 09H00 as we head back to Maun. we use the same mokoro channel to get to our pick up point where 4x4 vehicles will complete our journey back to the campsite. We have a free afternoon to do shopping in the small town as a way to promote local business. We meet for our last dinner as we wind up our tour. Tomorrow will be departure time from Kasane airport.

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