Day 1: Arrival In Botswana – Maun To Okavango Delta
You fly to Maun, Botswana. Upon arrival at Maun Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and assisted to your onward light aircraft transfer to the private airstrip belonging to Sanctuary Baines' Camp. The airstrip is located approximately 45 - 60 minutes from the camp depending on water levels. During higher water levels, you will be greeted at the airstrip and transferred by vehicle to the boating station, five minutes from the airstrip, before being transferred by boat to the camp. The boat transfer is about 50 minutes. During lower water levels, you will be transferred by vehicle to the Camp.
Days 1 – 4: Okavango Delta (3 Nights)
The Okavango Delta in Botswana with its richly diverse wildlife species is one of the premium destinations in the world for a dynamic safari experience. This 22,000 square kilometre area offers a truly unique wilderness safari in Africa. The Delta forms where the Okavango River disappears beneath the sands of Botswana. Although the periphery is semi-arid, the Okavango Delta itself is a patchwork of cool clear streams, lagoons, floodplains and forested islands. In the dry winter season vast numbers of wildlife flock to where the floodwaters infiltrate the delta, providing one of the world’s most spectacular sights.
The world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve covers part of the Delta and is known as the 'predator capital of Africa'. It is also home to the Big Five and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Famed for its big cat and bird population, the Delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades. Watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. Wide grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent array of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Within this lacework of channels, game viewing and bird watching is frequently guided from mokoro (dugout canoes) or more commonly, environmentally-friendly fibreglass replicas. In these slender flat-bottomed craft, guests are propelled by expert polers, many of whom were born in the Okavango Delta and know the winding waterways and their inhabitants intimately.
Option 1: Sanctuary Baines’ Camp
Option 2: Ker & Downey Okuti Camp
Day 4: Okavango Delta To Chobe
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Kasane Airport. On arrival at Kasane, you will be met by a lodge member and will be transferred to your lodge.
Days 4 – 6: Chobe Game Reserve (2 Nights)
Chobe National Park on Botswana’s north west border is a pristine wilderness of open plains, baobab trees, ancient woodland, swamps and flood plains and is home to the greatest concentration of game in the entire southern African subcontinent. One of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River forms the Park’s northern boundary. The Chobe riverfront area is most famous for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, which come down to the river in huge herds to drink during the dry winter months. During this season, one may see hundreds of elephants at one time. Other species include waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. A highlight of Chobe is taking a river cruise, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to animals that come down to the river.
Option 1: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge
Option 2: Elephant Valley Lodge
Day 6: Chobe To Victoria Falls
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kazangula Ferry, which will take you across the river to Zambia. You will then be transferred by road to your lodge near the Victoria Falls.
Days 6 – 9: Victoria Falls (3 Nights)
Besides being one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available.
The Victoria Falls is considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. See the mighty Zambezi River as it thunders over the 1700 metre wide Victoria Falls and plunges 100 metres into a narrow gorge below. The great columns of spray rising from the tumultuous falls can be seen from 80 kilometres away on a clear day. If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, a "moonbow" can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow.
Option 1: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Option 2: Taita Falcon Lodge
Day 9: Departure
Today is at leisure until you are transferred to Livingstone Airport for your flight home.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.