Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Day 1-2 (B&B)
Guests will be met at Victoria Falls airport and transferred to Ilala Lodge in the heart of Victoria Falls town within easy walking distance of the Falls. Accommodation is in standard twin ensuite rooms. Guests can visit one of the largest waterfalls in the world at their leisure. Tumbling cascades of water that throw moisture far into the air ensure a cool walk through the bush and breathtaking views of the Falls. Victoria Falls is also home to a myriad of activities for the energetic traveler or for those who just want to relax, including bungee jumping, white water rafting, boat cruises and African market shopping. (All activities can be organized by the Ilala activities desk)
Chobe National Park Day 3-4
In the morning on Day 3 you will be driven from Victoria Falls Ilala Lodge to the Botswana Kazungula border a journey that takes approximately 1 hour. Here you will be met by the SGS Africa team to begin your mobile safari. You will start if a private 3 hour boat cruise on the Chbe River before your guide drives you into Chobe National Park in your private 4x4 open vehicle. Enjoy a cold drink and a light packed lunch on the way. You will arrive in camp in the afternoon were you can either relax and enjoy your new surrounding or proceed on a short game drive and a sundowner near the Chobe river. On Day 4 there will be an early wake up call followed by a light continental breakfast before you leave in a morning game drive to track animals large and small. You will return to camp, depending on what you find, for a light lunch/brunch. After this you can relax in camp and enjoy a siesta before heading off again in the afternoon around 3pm for another game drive before returning to camp for a hot bush shower and a meal under the stars in the evening. Along the Chobe riverfront the terrain is that of a typical riverine ecosystem. Away from the river we have mixed miombo and broadleaved woodland that harbours rich avifauna. Northern Chobe is famous for its huge elephant & buffalo herds, puku, kudu, Chobe bushbuck and hippo as well as diverse bird life. One could also hope to see: lion, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala.
Savute Days 5-6
An early start on Day 5 to break camp and drive to Savute in the south/west region of Chobe. As the back up team break camp for moving day, you can enjoy a short game drive in Chobe before meeting up again and driving towards Savute in convoy. The back up team will then go ahead to set up camp, while you stop for a pack lunch on the way. The drive is approximately 5 hours through community areas and then through the national park. After freshening up at your new camp you can go on a short game drive to explore your new surroundings. On Day 6 you have a whole day to explore Savute including it's diverse wildlife and Bushman rock paintings. An early start in the morning with a break in camp during the heat of the day for lunch and a rest, then back out in the afternoon ensures the best chances of seeing plentiful game. The Marsh in Savute is typical grassland surrounded by Acacia bush and stony outcrops. Savute is famous for its lone elephant bulls, its lions and hyaenas as well as the zebra and wildebeest migrations. Other game one can hope to see include: giraffe, tsessebe, warthog, black-backed jackal, leopard, cheetah, bat-eared fox, impala, wild dog, kudu
Moremi Game Reserve/Okavango Delta Day 7-9
Another early start to break camp and drive to Moremi Game Reserve. As the back up team break camp for moving day you can enjoy a short game drive before meeting up again and driving towards Moremi in convoy. The back up team will then go ahead to set up camp while you stop for a pack lunch on the way. The drive is approximately 4-6 hours through the national park and community areas depending on whether the private campsite is in Khwai region or the wetland Delta area. After freshening up at your new camp you can go on a short game drive to explore your new surroundings. On Days 8 and 9 you can explore Moremi Game Reserve and the Delta. Moremi is the protected extension of the Okavango Delta and offers a typical wetland system with grassy plains and pans surrounded by well-developed mopane forests and riverine woodland. Huge breeding herds of elephant are common as are lechwe, waterbuck, impala, hippos. One can also hope to see buffalo, giraffe, bushbuck, lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah, black-backed and side-striped jackal, zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe, bush babies, fruit bats, sable, kudu, roan, steenbok, duiker, honey badger. The birdlife includes water birds as well as dry land birds. If in the wetland side of Moremi clients can also opt for mokoro trips and boat cruises.
Transfer to Maun for your onward travel arrangements.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.