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Botswana is a fabulous safari destination – the wilderness is second to none, and the game viewing is privileged..

Bespoke Delta, Chobe & Falls Safari Trip

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $4719 - $9936
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 11 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Botswana Botswana , Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Parks visited: Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Kwando, Linyanti & Selinda
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Night drive
  • Birding
  • Boating
Botswana remains an untouched wilderness: the amount of development for tourism has been deliberately limited to preserve the environment and wildlife and the Government has developed a ‘low volume-high cost’ tourism model. The relatively higher price means that clients experience a privileged safari - probably never seeing another vehicle on a game drive, and benefiting from small camps and guide-to- client ratio. This suggested itinerary uses small charter flights to access the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in Botswana, and finishes up at the amazing Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Activities on offer include day and night game drives to spot wildlife, including lion, leopard elephant, cheetah and buffalo, mokoro excursions in a dugout canoe, and guided bush walks . We tailor-make itineraries to Botswana to fit with duration, date of travel and individual requirements.

Days 1 - 4
Arrive Maun.  On arrival in Maun, you will transfer by air to the Okavango Delta.  You will fly over the Delta - a maze of lagoons, channels and islands that make up a massive freshwater oasis in the Kalahari Desert which is home to an array of wildlife including buffaloes, elephants, giraffe, antelope, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, wildebeest and birdlife. You arrive at your camps’ airstrip and will be transferred to your camp for 3 nights in a twin tent with en suite facilities on a full board basis including local brand drinks and activities. We use different camps according to budget and location for best game viewing.

Delta camps are usually positioned overlooking the water and include private viewing decks and en-suite open air bathrooms. Meals are usually taken with other guests around one table; with pre and post-meal drinks around the fire. Expect to fall asleep to the sounds of hippos moving around; this is a truly exciting wilderness experience!

In the Delta, guests can enjoy a diverse wildlife experience all year-round, but the focus is usually on the water, whether gliding along in the special silence of a mokoro dug out canoe through crystal-clear waters or visiting the famous Godikwe lagoon, where you can stand on a boat literally eye to eye with thousands of herons, storks and other nesting birds.  Spinner fishing, walking with a guide on one of the many palm-fringed islands and spectacular night drives in addition to morning and afternoon drives in the company of a guide and tracker are possible.

Days 4-9
This morning, you transfer by air  to your next camp close to Chobe National Park, where you will be met and transferred to your Camp for 3 nights in a twin tent with en suite facilities on a fully inclusive basis.  This area supports a huge concentration of wildlife particularly lions and elephants, but also vast herds of buffaloes, zebras, impalas, wildebeest and antelopes as well as cheetah, wild dogs and hyenas.

Morning and night game drives in this area are conducted by specialist guides and trackers in open safari vehicles. This area is home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo and the big herds attract big predators: the lions here are famous for their elephant, hippo and buffalo kills.  Other predators are also well represented by hyena, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.  Seasonally, large herds of elephant drink almost daily at the river bank in front of the camp, in full view of guests.

Activities include morning and night game drives, boat cruises, fishing and walks with an armed guide.  Night drives are a highlight: guests leave the camp late afternoon, stopping for sunset drinks before carrying on into the night using spotlights and returning to camp for dinner. 

 

Days 9-11
Today you transfer by light aircraft to Kasane Airport (Flying time is approximately 55 minutes), and from there you transfer by road and boat to your accommodation in Victoria Falls for a 2 night stay.  There is a range of accommodation available to suit all budgets: some luxury lodges which operate on a fully inclusive basis positioned on the edge of the Zambezi, which offer a very special and exclusive experience, and some comfortable lodges or hotels which operate on a bed and breakfast basis.

At the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River is more than two kilometres wide.    When in full flood, (usually February or March) over 500 million litres of water per minute go over the falls, which are 1708m wide, and drop 99m at Rainbow Falls in Zambia. At low water in November the flow can be reduced to around 10 million litres/minute, and the river is divided into a series of braided channels that descend in many separate falls.  Activities you may wish to consider include a sundowner cruise, village visit, cycle trip to a local village, canoeing, bungee jumping, white water rafting, scenic helicopter rides and micro-lights, amongst others.

Day 11
Today you transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for onward flight arrangements.

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