Victoria Falls | Chobe | Nxai Pan | Okavango Delta
Experience the beauty, vastness, and prolific wildlife of Botswana as well as Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, finishing off with the untamed power of Victoria Falls. This 11 day small group safari stays in a mix of lodge, guesthouse and en suite tented accommodation with most meals provided.
Day 1 - Maun & Makgadikgadi Pans
On arrival into Maun transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure. The next day join up with the rest of the group and drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans region. After settling into our accommodation, take a stroll with your guide through the surrounding baobab forest, and learn about their unique biology, remarkably they are not trees but the largest succulent in the world.
Overnight Thamalakane River Lodge & Planet Baobab
Day 3 - Makgadikgadi Pans
Depending on the time of year, today departs for either Ntwetwe Pan (Jun - Nov), or Nxai Pan. Ntwetwe Pan is an extraordinary lunar landscape punctuated with rocky outcrops. Head off and explore the area looking out for uniquely adapted species such as the bat eared fox, springbuck, kori bustards and meerkats. Nxai Pan is a fossil lake bed about 15 sq. miles in size surrounded by nutritious short grasses and small islands of acacia trees. The area attracts large numbers of desert herbivores such as gemsbok, springbok and giraffe as well as carnivores including lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog.
Overnight Planet Baobab
Day 4 - Okavango Delta
After breakfast we travel via Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, to our camp which is situated in a private concession in the Khwai area. Renowned for its large concentration of mammals, it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during the day such as elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. After dinner head out for a night game drive for a chance to see the more elusive wildlife of the region.
Spend the next day in the famous Moremi Game Reserve, known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with excellent concentrations of wildlife.
Overnight at Khwai Bedouin Camp
Day 6 - Chobe National Park
Today take a spectacular flight (see cost below) from Khwai airstrip to Kasane, gateway to Chobe National Park. In the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River where you have the chance to see elephant, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, finishing off with one of the often spectacular sunsets.
Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 7 - Hwange National Park
This morning we head over the border into Zimbabwe and to our lodge situated in a private concession near to Hwange National Park. The next two days are spent exploring the excellent wildlife on game drives - Hwange is home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and giraffe as well as many predators. A visit will be made to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to see the work that is done to protect these endangered species.
Overnight at Sable Sands
Day 9 - Victoria Falls
Today travel to Victoria Falls, where this afternoon you will be taken on a guided tour of the falls. From various viewpoints you will be able to marvel at the raging waters as they tumble into the gorge below. The next day is free to relax in your hotel or take part in one of the optional activities.
Overnight at Ilala Lodge
Day 11 - Farewell
After breakfast bid farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight.
Price includes accommodation, all transport in 4x4 safari vehicle, game drives as mentioned, most meals, park fees and experienced local guide. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary.
Please note luggage restriction of 15kg. Compulsory scenic flight transfer from Khwai to Kasane from £285pp. Flights not included. Discounted international flights available from most UK airports.
**OFFER - Save 10% on new bookings only for travel between 1st July 2017 to 31st December 2017. Offer valid from 15th June 2017 to 15th July 2017