Tailor Made Itinerary

10 Days
Anya’s Classic Botswana & Victoria Falls Family Fun

2 nights Southern Okavango Delta | 2 nights Northern Okavango Delta | 3 nights Chobe | 2 nights Victoria Falls

Tour Highlights

  • Okavango Delta
  • Mokoro Safaris
  • Spectacular Kadizora Camp
  • Big Five Game Viewing
  • Chobe National Park Experience
  • Bush Walks
  • Victoria Falls Adventure
  • Livingstone Island & City Tour

Client Review

We have arrived home safely and we are trying to adjust to normality again. We would like to thank you most sincerely for your part in organising our ‘once in a lifetime ‘ African Safari experience. Each lodge we stayed at had something different to offer us and were very comfortable and well presented. It was very nice to have everything arranged which meant we could all relax and enjoy each other’s company which is important for us as we don’t get that many opportunities to share time with Kevin and D. We must say that every detail of our time was superb.

Kevin & Family

Tour Consultant's Overview

Kevin contacted me a two months before he was set to travel. He wanted to take his wife on a safari and visit to Victoria Falls but they had limited time to explore, this is when he reached out to Pembury Tours. Kevin gave me a brief overview of the experience they were looking for. The main part of the trip was to see the Okavango Delta and stay in a lodge on the Zambezi River that is easily accessible to view the Victoria Falls.   I put together a 4 and 5 star option for Kevin to review. He felt the 4 star option would suit his preferred budget better while offering an excellent safari and visit to the falls. We went ahead with this itinerary and I confirmed all the lodges. A few weeks before Kevin and his wife arrived, I received an email from Kevin. His parents reviewed the itinerary and wished to join in on the tour!   It would be a trip that would reunite Kevin and his parents as they live in Australia and Kevin lives in the US.  I immediately contacted the lodges and they could all assist with an additional room.  Kevin and his wife arrived in Johannesburg from the US and his parents arrived in Johannesburg from Sydney. I arranged for our representative to meet both couples and unite them before they set off on their Botswana and Victoria Falls adventure.
Anya Visser
Day 1 Arrival in the Southern Okavango Delta

Upon arrival at Maun Airport, you will be assisted to your onward light aircraft transfer to the Okavango Delta. You land at an airstrip near your camp and you are transferred by game viewing vehicle from the airstrip to your camp along the Gomoti River.

There is time to settle into your camp before departing on your first afternoon game activity.

Day 1 to 3 Southern Okavango Delta (2 nights)

The Okavango Delta in Botswana with its richly diverse wildlife species is one of the premium destinations in the world for a dynamic safari experience. This 22,000 square kilometre area offers a truly unique wilderness safari in Africa. The Delta forms where the Okavango River disappears beneath the sands of Botswana. Although the periphery is semi-arid, the Okavango Delta itself is a patchwork of cool clear streams, lagoons, floodplains and forested islands. In the dry winter season vast numbers of wildlife flock to where the floodwaters infiltrate the delta, providing one of the world’s most spectacular sights.

Day 3 Southern Okavango Delta to Northern Okavango Delta

After breakfast and your morning game activity, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to the Vumbura airstrip located in the northern section of the Okavango Delta. You land at the Vumbura airstrip near your camp and you are transferred by the game viewing vehicle to your next lodge.

Upon arrival at your lodge, you have time to settle in before departing on your first afternoon and late evening game drive in the Okavango Delta.

Day 3 to 5 Northern Okavango Delta (2 nights)

The world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve covers part of the Delta and is known as the 'predator capital of Africa'. It is also home to the Big Five and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Famed for its big cat and bird population, the Delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades. Watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. Wide grassy floodplains are host to a magnificent array of wild animals, including the specially adapted sitatunga and lechwe antelopes. Within this lacework of channels, game viewing and bird watching is frequently guided from mokoro (dugout canoes) or more commonly, environmentally-friendly fibreglass replicas. In these slender flat-bottomed craft, guests are propelled by expert polers, many of whom were born in the Okavango Delta and know the winding waterways and their inhabitants intimately.

Day 5 Northern Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park

After breakfast and your game activity, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Kasane Airport. On arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be met by a lodge member and will be transferred by road to your lodge in the western area of the Chobe National Park.

There is time to settle into your new lodge before you depart on your afternoon game activity.

Day 5 to 8 Chobe National Park (3 nights)

Chobe National Park on Botswana’s north-west border is a pristine wilderness of open plains, baobab trees, ancient woodland, swamps and flood plains and is home to the greatest concentration of game in the entire southern African subcontinent. One of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River forms the Park’s northern boundary. The Chobe riverfront area is most famous for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, which come down to the river in huge herds to drink during the dry winter months. During this season, one may see hundreds of elephants at one time. Other species include waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying Predators: lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. A highlight of Chobe is taking a river cruise, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to animals that come down to the river.

Day 8 Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi River

After your morning game activity and breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Kasane Airport. Here you will be met by your driver who will transfer you by road through the Kazungula Border to your lodge along the Zambezi River.

There is time to settle into your riverside lodge and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8 to 10 Victoria Falls (2 nights)

Besides being one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available.

At 1708 metres wide, Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, these Falls and the Zambezi River are the central points in an area of spectacular scenic beauty: from the Falls themselves to the broad, picturesque course of the Zambezi River upstream, the rainforest adjacent and the stark jagged gorge downstream, the power and timelessness of nature's forces are evident throughout.

The Falls’ local name, Mosi-Oa-Tunya - "the Smoke that Thunders" - more accurately defines the essence of the place: the rising, shining spray that can be seen 30km away. This vapour has the effect of adding moisture in the form of humidity to the air in the "splash zone", so that a unique, small rainforest ecosystem clings to the edge of the Falls, providing a toehold for no less than 70 shrub and 150 herbaceous species, as well as trees such as pod and Natal mahogany, ebony, Cape and strangler fig and Transvaal red milkwood. There are two National Parks in the vicinity: the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park in Zambia, which means that herds of big game such as elephant and buffalo, as well as smaller species and even predators such as lion persist in the area.

Day 10 Victoria Falls & Departure

This morning is at leisure to enjoy any last minute activities at your lodge. You are met by your driver and transferred by road to the Livingstone Airport. Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport, you check in for your connecting flight home.

You bid farewell to this African Wonderland.

Southern Okavango Delta: Rra Dinare - Father Buffalo

Adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve on the South Eastern side of the Delta and overlooking the Gomoti River and its flood plains, the camp is located in a private concession of 272km² and designed to embrace the natural surroundings of the riverine forest. The camp is nicely tucked away with a real “Robinson Crusoe” feel, but still overlooking the Gomoti.

With eight tents set on stilts above the water, this lodge offers a treehouse glamping experience. Guests take meandering bridged walkways to the main thatched boma area, which contains a lounge for unwinding, a swimming pool to cool down in, and a bar for sundowners.

Each tent consist as either double or twin beds and a en-suite bathroom within the tent. The tents and main lodge have unique and incredible views of the river and flood plains.

Northern Okavango Delta: Kadizora Camp

Kadizora Camp truly offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality. Kadizora Camp is situated between the Vumbura River and Selinda Spillway. It lies in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta over-looking a panoramic seasonal floodplain. Giant Marulas, Sycamore figs, Jackalberries and Rain trees provide a canopy of shade throughout the camp.

The bar, lounge, reception and dining area form a horse-shoe shape around the sandy fire pit. From there, a decked walkway leads you to an inviting swimming pool with a view over the floodplain.

The Camps accommodation consists of 8 luxury tents and x4 standard tents’ with either twin or a conversion to a double bed. Each tent is well-positioned for ultimate privacy and seclusion. All tents feature a luxurious en-suite bathroom and outdoor decking, with spectacular views for a true ‘out of Africa’ experience.

Kadizora Camp also facilitates open vehicle safaris, walking safaris and boating. Mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions provide a fabulous and traditional way to explore the meandering water channels. Float quietly amongst the water-lilies and experience a spectacular bird lovers’ paradise. Meru-style tents form the common area and open onto a central deck and fire pit.

The bar at Kadizora Camp is on a raised deck with a panoramic view of the floodplain. Enjoy a picturesque Delta sunset, with your favourite sundowner, watching the colours intensify long after the sun has set.

The inviting camp fire is the focal point from dawn to dusk, and it is the perfect place to chat about the day’s adventures.

Chobe National Park: Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park in Botswana and the equally impressive Matetsi wildlife conservancy within the Kasane Forest Reserve. The lodge lies beneath a forest of sturdy knob thorn trees and overlooks an extremely productive water hole. It is within these tree tops that the largest colony of white back vultures occurs. Open-air guest areas, an outdoor dining Boma, a secluded hide and a refreshing swimming pool provide plenty of opportunities for relaxation. There are 20 “Meru”’ style luxury safari tents situated around the gardens or along the edge of the valley. Your tent also ensures that you are able to hear the multitude of night sounds as you drift away with vivid memories of the experiences of your day on safari. The tents have twin beds, an en suite bathroom and a private, shady deck.

The Chobe region is home to the largest population of wild elephant in the world. Their sometimes daily passage takes them from Zimbabwe through Chobe and across the river into Namibia before returning. Elephant Valley Lodge lies along one of these routes. The camp perimeter is fenced to keep the elephant from moving through the camp. Instead, now they move around the camp boundary, along their well-worn paths to and from the Chobe River. Activities include daily safaris open landrover safaris and boat cruises into the Chobe National Park.

Victoria Falls Zambia: Chundukwa River Lodge

Located on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River, Chundukwa River Lodge is owner run and offers an authentic African stay. The Eco River Lodge is located within a prime location only 25kms from the Victoria Falls and Livingstone Town.

Chundukwa River Lodge offers 5 unique chalets and a family house with breath-taking views over the Zambezi River. Each chalet is individually decorated and designed with the focus on the unique open-fronted layout which allows guests to experience comfort within their natural surroundings. The Chalets are built on stilts overlooking the river with a double bed, cupboard space, mosquito nets, an en-suite bathroom, and hand crafted furniture made using recycled wood by the Gail and Doug, the owners of Chundukwa River Lodge.

Chundukwa River Lodge is located in an area that is abundant with the native greenery and wildlife, such as Elephant and Hippo. Chundukwa River Lodge is a once in a lifetime experience this Zambia lodge everything that you can possibly want, like eating native cuisine, taking a sunset cruise, dipping your toes in the plunge pool, riding horses, or canoeing with the Crocodiles.

Located at the Main Lodge, you will find the open-plan lounge and dining area built on a wooden deck stretching over the river with panoramic views of the Zambezi River and African Bush. There is a rock plunge pool at the main lodge as well as bottomless jars of sweet treats. All meals are enjoyed at the main lodge either inside the lodge or under the African sky.

Food at Chundukwa is locally sourced and mostly garden to table or our neighbour’s garden to the table! Doug is an amazing cook, and the ‘head chef’. Henry who works alongside him has worked at Chundukwa for more than 20 years. Doug and Henry cook food that has ‘depth of flavour’ and good garden freshness.

Included in price Southern Okavango Delta: Daily Safari Programme at Rra Dinare

Since this area normally receives floods last it contains some of the closest dry-season watering points for the game that spreads out toward Nxai & Makgadikgadi Pans during the rains. Around this, there is a high density of game in the dry season. As much of the reserve is mopane woodlands (A favourite location for animals during the rains and early dry season) good game viewing is expected all year round.

The river system attracts a wide variety of game. Familiar favourites include: Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Kudu, Impala, Tsessebe, Hippo, Crocodile Genet, Honey Badger and a host of Plains Game. Rare Antelope breeds including Roan, Sable & Eland, not normally seen in the Okavango region, occur here. As the Gomoti is the main water source in the area, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog come down to the riverside to drink and hunt.

Game drives are offered (day & night) in a private concession adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve, on and off road with a driver and tracker. Seasonal water activities on the Gomoti River and game walks are available depending on the local conditions.

Included in price Northern Okavango Delta: Daily Safari Programme at Kadizora Camp

Awake to a gentle tap on your cottage door at dawn. After tea or coffee and a few biscuits or rusks, your guide will be on hand to discuss your game activity hopes in eager anticipation of taking you on an adventure of a lifetime. Hop into an awaiting safari vehicle or motor boat and set off on an enthralling morning game drive.

The Okavango Delta is home to a large number of species adapted to the semi-aquatic lifestyle, such as the elegant red lechwe and shy sitatunga. Lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog may be encountered, while families of hippo hide in the deeper channels and lagoons. The area supports the continent’s largest surviving concentration of elephant and buffalo, while roan and sable antelope roam the open woodlands.

Upon your return to your Lodge, a delicious breakfast is ready to be served. Enjoy a leisurely walk near the camp with an armed guide or simply savour the sights and sounds of the lodge and surrounds in the comfort of your exclusively luxurious cottage ahead of a scrumptious lunch. Indulge in a refreshing dip in the lodge pool or treat yourself to an afternoon siesta. Late afternoon tea will then be served ahead of another enthralling game drive experience where you can observe the wildlife of the area and their habits as the day begins to end.

Alternatively an afternoon boat ride adventure can be enjoyed on a mokoro dug-out canoe or a motorised boat, allowing you the opportunity to explore the Delta at eye level. Upon your return a mouth-watering dinner will be served under a canopy of stars and the African velvet sky above.

Included in price Chobe National Park: Daily Safari Programme at Elephant Valley Lodge

Chobe's wildlife roams in abundance and diversity and it is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as vast herds of buffalo, congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River where they come to drink, bathe and play. Sightings of lion, African wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope are frequent reported in the area.

At Elephant Valley Lodge you enjoy a morning cruise along the Chobe River, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to any animals that come down to the river, especially elephants and buffalo.

In the afternoon you enjoy a game drive in a 10-seater open vehicle in both the Chobe National Park and the Kasane Forest Reserve. In addition to elephant and buffalo, species that might be seen on game drives include waterbuck, lechwe, puku, giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators: lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. It is during the late afternoon that game becomes most active. During the game drive a stop is made for sundowner drinks along the river to capture the sunset on camera.

Included in price Victoria Falls: Activities at Chundukwa Lodge

Chundukwa River Lodge offers easy access to the spectacular Victoria Falls and other attractions in the area. The experience at Chundukwa River Lodge gives guest the chance to experience the in house activities as well as other activities in and around the area. Activities included in your nightly rate at Chundukwa include:

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River:
Explore the Zambezi River by Powerboat accompanied by snacks and drinks. Once the captain has found the perfect spot, he will switch off the engine allowing the boat to drift peacefully downstream passing the odd elephant, hippo or crocodile and an abundance of colourful bird life as our guests enjoy the spectacular African sunset.

1 x Full Day Private Vehicle and guide to Livingstone Town and Victoria Falls (Victoria Falls entrance fees are extra – US$ 30.00 Per Person) With no set departures, you are free spend as much time as you want to experience the world’s largest waterfall and the surrounding areas. You are given your private guide and vehicle to explore the Victoria Falls and any other activities located within the Livingstone area such as the Livingstone Museum and Livingstone town.

As you approach the Falls and hear the water pounding and witness the vapour rising, you quickly understand why local tribesman called the Falls “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (the smoke that thunders) and why the explorer David Livingstone exclaimed that a scene “so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. The great columns of spray rising from the tumultuous falls can be seen from 80 kilometres away on a clear day. If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, a "moonbow" can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow. Because the Victoria Falls fall into a chasm, rather than falling down an escarpment, it is possible to walk along the opposite side of the chasm, at the same height as the top of the Falls. From the unique walking trails the magnificence and glory of the Falls are head on and only about 60 metres (200 feet) away. The spray falls on the trails like soft rain, feeding the lush vegetation.

Suggested Victoria Falls: Adventure Activities at Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available. Here is our selection of the best:

Tiger fishing:
Spend a half day on the Zambezi River fishing for one of the great freshwater game fish - The Tigerfish. These powerful, swift predators are truly thrilling to catch.

Canoeing:
Paddle slowly down the Zambezi River in a canoe with some of the best wildlife guides in Africa and enjoy the beauty, peace and wildlife of this unique place. Explore islands and waterways and learn about the birds and animals you come across along the route.

Flight of Angels Helicopter Flip over the Falls:
At ground level you can feel the enormous power of the Victoria Falls as tremendous volumes of water pound into the chasm below. But it is only when you take to the air that you can take in the whole panorama and enormity of this mighty spectacle.

Bungi Jumping:
Bungi jump off the 111 metre high railway bridge into the Zambezi gorge, stopping just metres from the rushing water of the Zambezi River. This is a wild jump! There are two bungi options: A single jump on your own or a tandem jump with a partner.

White Water Rafting:
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River is acclaimed as the best one day white water rafting trip available in the world. There are different options for rafting depending on the time of year and the level of water in the river.

Jet Boat Extreme:
Speedboats powered by huge jet engines shoot down the rapids below the Victoria Falls at 100 km an hour. Enjoy a thrilling half hour spent “flying” over the water.

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This itinerary started on 28 June 2018
When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: USD$ 6,364
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