Highlights of Botswana
Okavango Delta > Khwai Community Area > Chobe River Front > Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
11 Nights / 2 Countries
UK / Johannesburg / MAUN (or vice versa) – Overnight Flight:
Depart on an overnight flight to Maun via Johannesburg, arriving early afternoon the following day. Having cleared your luggage, you will be met and flown by light aircraft (shared) to the Okavango Delta.
MAUN / Okavango Delta – 3 Nights:
Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing,
sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer.
One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water. Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel’s fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.
Kadizora Camp or Shinde
Fully Inclusive & Activities
Okavango Delta / Khwai Concessions – 3 Nights:
Shared light aircraft transfer from the Okavango to Khwai Concession
The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. The Khwai area offers the same wildlife experience as the reserve with the added advantage of being a private concession which means the ability to do walking safaris and night drives.
Hyena Pan or Machaba Camp
Fully Inclusive & Activities
Khwai Concessions / Chobe – 3 Nights:
Shared light aircraft transfer from Khwai to Kasane, followed by a road transfer to Chobe
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.
Chobe Bakwena Lodge or Ngoma Safari Lodge
Fully Inclusive & Activities
Chobe / Victoria Falls (Breede River Valley) – 2 Nights:
Shared cross border road transfer from Chobe to Victoria Falls.
As the largest curtain of falling water in the world, a World Heritage Site and a natural wonder, the Victoria Falls is undoubtedly one of the world’s most spectacular sites. The Falls and the Zambezi River are shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe, with the Victoria Falls being the physical landmark that separates these two countries.
Known as Mosi-ao-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’ the Falls are at their wettest and most spectacular by the end of the summer rainy season in March. The photo opportunities are better towards the end of the dry season September and October, because there is less mist, but this also means less water in the Falls.
The Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls offers an ideal setting from which to view the five cascades of the Falls. There is a well-kept path that leads through the forest to occasional viewing points; from here you can see the Great Zambezi crash down the Batoka gorge. Perhaps the ultimate way to see the famous Falls is floating above it in a tandem micro-light or hot-air balloon, but there is also the option of a helicopter or light aircraft flight for the less adventurous.
There is however no better way of ending a busy day by enjoying a sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi River and experience the pure magic of a spectacular African sunset.
Batonka Guest Lodge or Victoria Falls Hotel
Half Board / Bed and Breakfast
Victoria Falls / Johannesburg / UK - Overnight Flight:
Shared road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to the UK via Johannesburg, arriving early the following morning.
This itinerary is a suggestion only!
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Scheduled economy class flights (of your choice) throughout, including relevant taxes (subject to change until booked and ticketed)
Two nights’ half board (Batonka Guest Lodge) or two bed & breakfast (Victoria Falls Hotel)
Nine nights’ fully inclusive accommodation whilst on safari. Stay includes activities
Shared light aircraft transfers throughout (except for last two legs – Victoria Falls)
Shared road transfer from Chobe to Victoria Fall
Shared road transfer from Victoria Falls accommodation to Victoria Falls Airpor
All National Park Fees in Botswana; Government taxes and bed levies
Services of our local representatives throughout
Visa costs relevant to Zimbabwe
Expenditure of a personal nature, other than specified above
Travel and medical Insurance
Passports – Please ensure that your passport has at least six months’ validity from the date of your return to the UK and at least two blank pages
A visa is required for UK Passport Holders when visiting Zimbabwe. Visas can be obtained at Port of Entry, payable in US$ cash only
Medical – Please note that both Botswana and Zimbabwe are located in malaria regions and therefore it is essential that you discuss your travel plans with your local GP prior to departure to ensure that you are adequately protected
If you want to book your own international flights, simply advise one of our consultants when enquiring.
Holiday costs are impacted by many factors including the exchange rate and specials as introduced by properties from season to season. The cost is meant to serve as a guide only, so be sure to request an updated cost from our consultants so you can get the best value for your money. Ask about upgrading the standard of accommodation and / or room types where available and remember you can mix & match to get a completely tailor-made holiday that fits your interests, time and budget.
This is your holiday; our knowledgeable consultants are simply at hand to assist with the design of your Holiday of a lifetime!