Victoria Falls Botswana Safari – 2 nights Victoria Falls | 2 nights Chobe | 2 nights Okavango Delta
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Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, from Windhoek, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your lodge, where you spend two nights. This afternoon you can enjoy a lovely Sunset Cruise on the Mighty Zambezi River.
Transfer time: Victoria Falls Airport to your lodge – ± 20 to 40 minutes
Today is at leisure and you can explore the Victoria Falls Rainforest at leisure. 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.
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.
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.
The morning is at leisure and your driver will meet you in reception, for your transfer across the border into Botswana. You are transferred to your lodge in Chobe National Park, where you spend two nights. You check in and can relax in your room before High Tea. From here you depart on your afternoon game activity, returning to your lodge for dinner.
Transfer time: Ilala Lodge to Chobe Game Lodge – ± 1½ to 2 hours
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.
You enjoy your morning game activity and breakfast. From here you are transferred to Kasane Airport, for your light aircraft transfer into the Okavango Delta. On arrival in the Delta, your ranger will meet you and transfer you to your lodge, where you spend two nights. This afternoon you are taken on a wildlife safari and return to the lodge for dinner.
Flight time: Kasane to Okavango Delta – ± 1 hour
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.
The morning is at leisure and you can enjoy your last game activity and a hearty breakfast overlooking the bush. You are transferred to the airstrip for your local flight to Maun Airport. Here you check in for your flight to Johannesburg.
Flight time: Okavango Delta to Maun Airport – ± 20 minutes
Flight time: Maun to Johannesburg – ± 1 ¾ hours