Okavango Chobe Victoria Falls Adventure – 3 nights Okavango Delta | 3 nights Chobe | 1 night Victoria Falls
I worked with Kerry to plan our family holiday in Botswana and Zambia. I cannot compliment Kerry highly enough. I had seen the Classic Botswana and Victoria Falls itinerary and liked this tour. As we only had 7 days for the holiday, but wanted more safari, she adjusted this to suit us. It was myself, my wife and our son traveling together. Kerry’s suggestions on the lodges was spot on and we loved both lodges in Botswana. For the last night, we stayed in Victoria Falls and the lodge here was great. All of our transfers went smoothly, the lodges went above and beyond our expectations and every detail of our trip was so well coordinated that we felt like we had personal handlers the whole time. I highly recommend booking a safari through Kerry and Pembury tours.
This morning you fly to Maun, Botswana. Upon arrival at Maun Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative from Sanctuary Retreats and they will assist you to your onward light aircraft transfer to the private airstrip belonging to the Camp.
During higher water levels, you will be greeted at the airstrip and transferred by vehicle to the boating station, five minutes from the airstrip, before being transferred by boat to the camp. During lower water levels, you will be transferred by vehicle to the Camp.
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. 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.
After your morning activity & breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kasane Airport. On arrival in Kasane, you will be met by the driver from the lodge, who will transfer you to Chobe Chilwero, where you spend 3 nights. This afternoon you are taken on a river safari on the Chobe River.
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.
After your last safari activity & breakfast, your driver will meet you at reception and transfer you across to the Kazangula Border, where you cross into Zimbabwe. You are transferred by road to your lodge at the Victoria Falls, where you spend the night.
The afternoon you meet in reception at 16h00 for your Sunset Cruise. You will be transferred to the Jetty and here you board the Ra-Ikane.
Enjoy a brief history of the river with a cocktail in hand as you set out on the Sunset Cruise. Snack on delicacies from the high tea selection, as well as other delectable snacks, and be treated to any of the thirst-quenching beverages from the fully-stocked bar, while you take in the wild Zambezi.
After a hearty breakfast, your guide will meet you in reception for your tour of the Victoria Falls. Prepare to be drenched from the Spray of the magnificent Victoria Falls. 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. After this tour, you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.
The Victoria Falls is considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. See the mighty Zambezi River as it thunders over the 1700 metre wide Victoria Falls and plunges 100 metres into a narrow gorge below. 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.