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Botswana Safari Experience

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world, annually attracting thousands of animals to drink from its fresh waters. Travel in a houseboat in the panhandle of the delta, and in open vehicles into Botswanas best national parks, in search of the unforgettable wildlife here. Visit one of the world's best preserved sites for prehistoric rock art, enjoy an evening of traditional Botswana fireside storytelling, and return home with memories youll be sharing for years.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: DZBNG/155205
  • Starts: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
You will Visit
  • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Victoria Falls

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
We highly recommend booking pre or post nights to take full advantage of activities at Victoria Falls and around Zambezi. Our convenient G rep can help arrange optional activities.

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Day 2: Victoria Falls/Okavango Delta

Cross the border into Botswana, via Namibia, and head to the Okavango Panhandle to our houseboat, your home for the next two nights in the world's largest inland delta. Travelling by houseboat allows you to explore a more secluded area of the delta.
Arrive on the houseboat this evening. On the boat, you'll receive a safety briefing and meet the crew and check into your cabin. Relax this evening with a sundowner.

Enjoy your journey into the “Panhandle” area of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. This area is one of the most remote and peaceful areas of the delta with only a handful of permanent boats and camps operating in this area, which makes it an ideal place to stay.

The houseboat consists of two decks. The lower deck has eight simple, comfortable en-suit cabins with sliding glass doors that open to the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta. The upper deck is roughly three meters above the waterline. It's where the dining area, bar, and sundecks are located. Power on the houseboat is run by a generator, which means there are only a few hours a day to heat water and change up any devices. There is no A/C on the houseboat and sometimes hot water can run out. We recommend bringing a small lantern or flashlight for use in your cabin.

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Day 3: Okavango Delta

Enjoy your day on the houseboat with early morning and late afternoon wildlife excursions. Your small boat takes your into channels and waterways for optimal wildlife viewing and birdwatching. Opt to enjoy a cultural excursion to Tsoldilo Hills to view ancient San Bushman rock paintings or choose to relax on deck with a cool drink as you watch the scenery pass by.

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Day 4: Okavango Delta/Maun

Transfer to the frontier town of Maun and enjoy an evening of culture and traditional foods with celebrated author Bonty Botumile and the Thari-E-Ntsho Storytellers. This local enterprise is dedicated to preserving Botswana's heritage and providing youth with employment opportunities in the arts. Option to take a scenic flight over the delta.
Stay at a hotel that offers a pleasant eating area and a beautiful swimming pool. In the afternoon, relax at the hotel, which is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River.

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Day 5: Maun/Moremi Game Reserve

Drive to the Khwai River area bordering Moremi Game Reserve. With astounding wildlife, this area has been rated one of the best for game viewing in the world. Relax this evening on the camp deck, admiring the stunning views with a cool drink.
Take a leisurely drive to our camp in the Khwai River area. enjoying wildlife viewing enroute. Due to the fact that none of Botswana's wildlife reserves are fenced, game can move freely between wilderness areas. This region's diversity of wildlife is astounding and has been rated as one of the best game viewing areas in the world.

Our lodge boasts a majestic dining and lounge area leading onto a viewing deck over the bushveldt. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over sundowners from the quaint bar or from the deck of your comfort en-suite tent.

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Day 6: Moremi Game Reserve

Embark early on an open vehicle game drive in Moremi and surrounding concession areas. Break for lunch before continuing on with the game drive. Return to camp in the afternoon with time to relax at the comfortable tented camp.

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Day 7: Moremi Game Reserve/Chobe National Park

Travel deeper into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding bush. Relax at our camp and learn more about the Savuti and Chobe parks and reserves during a talk with a local wildlife and bush-survival expert. Embark on a late afternoon game viewing in open vehicles around the hills and waterholes. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffes, hippos, and lions.
In the early afternoon, head south towards the Ghoha Hills and the Savuti area. Enjoy game viewing along the hills and at the surrounding waterholes.

At Ghoha Hills Savuti Camp, meru tents have been placed on platforms on the hills overlooking Chobe National Park. The tents are spacious and include an en-suite. The guest area consists of an intimate lounge, bar, and dining area overlooking the Ghoha Hills.

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Day 8: Chobe National Park/Kasane

In the morning, take a slow drive along the southern bank of the Chobe River. In the afternoon, opt to take a sunset river cruise or photography river safari for wildlife viewing.
Keep an eye out for Chobe bushbuck and puku antelope, which are found only in this part of Botswana. The Chobe River is home to the world's largest elephant herds; buffalo, hippos, and lions can also be seen here.

Opt into the photo wildlife safari on the Chobe River at sunset; you'll be accompanied by an expert wildlife photographer and guide who will help you get the perfect shot.

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Day 9: Kasane/Victoria Falls

Opt for a wildlife safari drive at sunrise for your last chance to see the Big 5. Cross the border back into Zimbabwe for our final evening. Opt to enjoy a helicopter ride over the falls, or a cruise on the Zambezi at sunset to ring in the day.

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Day 10: Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Open-vehicle wildlife safari drives in Savuti area, Chobe National Park, Khwai River, and Moremi area
    • Savuti-Chobe lecture
    • Okavango Panhandle two-night houseboat stay
    • Cultural storytelling and traditional dinner
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (4 nts), comfortable safari tents (3 nts), houseboat (2 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • 4x4 vehicle, van, walking, boat
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local CEO in Victoria Falls, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spend a couple nights in a houseboat on the Okavango Delta
  • Look for the Big Five from the back of your open safari vehicle
  • Travel deep into the Chobe wilderness to Ghoha Hills
  • Witness the power of Victoria Falls