This wildlife safari begins and end in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It includes the Victoria Falls, Magkadigkadi Pans, Chobe Game Reserve, Western Caprivi and the Okavango Delta.
- Nata Bird Sanctuary.
- Hwange National Park.
- Bush walks & game drives.
- Khwai River game drive and night drive.
- Game drive in the Moremi National Park.
- Two day Okavango Delta exploration.
- Mahangu National Park.
- Tsodilo Hills.
- Eastern Caprivi.
- Sunset wildlife cruise on the Chobe River and a game drive in Chobe National Park.
- Victoria Falls.
- Route Map - Click to enlarge.
Safari Cost:Price per person sharing:
From: € 2,475.00 per person.
Local payment: USD 350
Single Supplement: USD 559 / EUR 399
Itinerary:Days 1 – 2: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. L, D
Very early this morning, we leave Victoria Falls and make our way to the Hwange National Park. This afternoon you can take part in an optionally available game drive, if time permits.
The next day we will have a good deal of time to discover the wilderness of Hwange, on a whole day game drive. Hwange National Park is one of Africa's greatest reserves for wildlife, and is residence to huge herds of buffalo, elephant, zebra and has a quite significant concentration of giraffe. In addition, it is residence to many predators and vulnerable species.
Overnight accommodation: Camping in Hwange National Park (ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant)
Day 3: Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana. B, L, D
We require to get up early, as today is our longest drive of the safari. We will depart Hwange National Park and enter into Botswana. We then go south to Planet Baobab. With a break at the Nata Bird Sanctuary for lunch. Here we also have the chance to enjoy the spectacular view over the Sowa pan, which is a portion of the Greater Magkadigkadi Pans.
After admiring the wide-open, occasionally water-filled, not inhabited spaces under the never-ending canopy of blue skies, we move off for our last stop of the day at Planet Baobab.
The remainder of the afternoon we devote to a Bush Walk with our local guide, finding out about the history, flora and fauna of the region, and utilization of a variety of plants by the local people.
Overnight accommodation: Camping at Planet Baobab or equivalent (ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant)
Day 4: Maun and the Khwai River in Botswana. B, L, D
Following breakfast we depart for Maun, the portal to the Okavango Delta and to a exclusive concession area in the Khwai area.
Khwai is famous for its substantial quantities of wildlife and it is not uncommon to see a lot of diverse types of wildlife in the course of just one game drive. As a year round location for wildlife, predators can on a regular basis be seen in the area, ranked as one of the most abundant places to see wildlife in Botswana.
The outstanding position of Khwai makes it a frequent host to Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and and Wild Dogs.
Accommodation: Camping at Khwai Bedouin Camp or similar (ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant)
Day 5: Khwai River, Botswana. B, L, D
Today we spend game driving in the Khwai area. In our open 4x4 vehicle we will explore the Khwai River region on a morning and afternoon game drive hopefully seeing lots of game that frequent this region.
After dinner your guide will take you on a night wildlife drive, to look for the not so often seen rare night-time animals.
Overnight accommodation: Camping at Khwai Bedouin Camp or equivalent (ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant).
Day 6: Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. B, L, D
Soon after having visited the Khwai area, we now travel into the renowned Moremi, regarded as one of the most stunning and diverse reserves in Africa, with an remarkable concentration of wildlife. The whole day is used for exploring the pristine wilderness of the Moremi Game Reserve.
Overnight accommodation: Tented camping at Khwai Bedouin Camp or equivalent ( ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant).
Day 7: Maun in Botswana. B, L
Following our game encounters, we go back to Maun. Here we have the choice of a panoramic flight over the Okavango Delta, or we can devote the afternoon next to the swimming pool at our camp.
Overnight accommodation: Camping at Thamalakane River Lodge or equivalent (ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant).
Days 8 & 9: Okavango Delta in Botswana. B, L, D
Departing Maun and travel to the Western Delta and to Etsha 13 village. From here we go into the biggest inland delta on earth, the Okavango Delta. We will be spending the next two nights exploring the Delta.
In contrast to other deltas, it flows into the Kalahari Desert, with out getting to the coast. We will drift in Delta canoes through the dense vegetation of the Delta, discovering a wide range of birds and wildlife. We will halt at a remote island to take a short guided stroll intending to see waterbuck, elephants or other animals, residing in this water-world.
Overnight accommodation: Camping at Guma Lagoon Camp or equivalent (ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant).
Day 10: From Tsodilo Hills to the Mahangu in Namibia. B, L, D
Today we depart the swamplands of Botswana's Okavango Delta, and enter into Namibia. On the way we take a look at the Tsodilo Hills and do a short walk to look at the San rock paintings. Final stop is the Mahangu Lodge in Namibia.
Take pleasure in an afternoon game drive in Mahango National Park which is situated on the western banks of the Okavango River, and is one of Namibia's most fascinating wildlife conservation regions.
Key characteristics of the Mahango are the huge baobab trees, flood-plains with big herds of buffalo, elephant and red lechwe.
Overnight accommodation: Camping at Mahangu Safari Lodge or equivalent ( ablutions with hot water, bar & restaurant).
Days 11 & 12: Mahangu Park to Chobe Park in Botswana, via Caprivi Strip.
Following a night spent at Mahangu Safari Lodge, we proceed with our trip through the Caprivi Strip, traversing the border back into Botswana, to reach our final destination, the Chobe Safari Lodge.
Commence your morning of Day 12 with a with luck, a impressive game drive in Chobe National Park. You will come back to the lodge for lunch, where you can chill out until our boat cruise on the Chobe river, that begins around 15H00.
Here we will view hippos, elephants, crocodiles and a wide range of birds. The sunset cruise on the Chobe river is considered to be one of the best in Africa.
Overnight accommodation: Tented camping at Chobe Safari Lodge.
Day 13: Depart for Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. B, L
Today we depart Botswana, and come to a full circle back to Victoria Falls. We go to the Victoria Falls, and the remainder of the day is for leisure time, or to participate in optionally available activities, such as white-water rafting etc. (for your own expense)
Overnight accommodation: Lokuthula Lodges (Chalets with en-suite bathrooms, bar & swimming pool).
Day 14: Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Our safari comes to an end after Breakfast.