Victoria Falls and Botswana
FROM PRICE: $ 5182 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 4145
A 10 day safari from Victoria Falls to Botswana's Chobe National Park and the fringe of the Okavango Delta for world class wildlife viewing in one of Africa's most prolific wilderness areas.
Prolific wildlife and the magnificent Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta - 10 days/9 nights
Where is it?
The safari includes 3 nights in Victoria Falls on the Zambian side of the river in a waterside lodge situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. 3 nights in an owner run lodge in an exclusive section of the Chobe National Park and 3 nights in a beautifully located camp on the fringes of the Okavango Delta and the jewel of Botswana.
What is the best time of year to go?
This safari can be done year round bearing in mind the rainy season is from late November to end of March each year.
The Victoria Falls are at their driest September to January and peak flooding is during April when it is impossible to see the Falls because of the high volume of spray.
How to get there
Begin your safari journey from Livingstone airport near the Victoria Falls where one of our representatives will be waiting to pick you up off your incoming flight. At the end of the safari you'll finish in Maun, Botswana.
At extra cost we'll book your flights within Africa to connect you from Johannesburg or Lusaka to Livingstone at the beginning and from Maun to Johannesburg at the end.
Tips and Notes
100% of this safari takes place in small, exclusive, owner run lodges in Zambia and Botswana.
The price includes:
All road transfers between camps; all air transfers between camps as required; full board accommodation, two game viewing activities per day; drinks whilst at Waterberry Lodge and Motswiri Camp.
The price excludes:
Flights to reach Livingstone at the beginning of the safari; onward flights from Maun, Botswana at the end; drinks unless otherwise mentioned; Visa fees; tips and items of a personal nature.
Our Recommended Accommodation
Muchenje Lodge, Chobe National Park, Botswana
The owner run and managed Muchenje Lodge is situated in the west of Chobe National Park on an escarpment overlooking the Chobe River and with a spectacular view over vast plains. As the lodge is situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve night drives and walks are possible.
The main dining area includes a bar, viewing platforms and decks and a small gift shop. The swimming pool provides a tranquil place in the heat of the day and takes full advantage of the views.
Each of the 11 twin-bedded en-suite rooms are comfortably furnished with the emphasis on African decor and include mosquito nets and fans. Twin basins, showers with day long hot water and flushing loos complete the bathroom facilities. From the balcony is a lovely view over the escarpment and down into the valley below.
Camp Okuti, Okavango Delta, Botswana
This delightful, luxury camp overlooks the Maunachira River flowing into the Xakanaxa Lagoon and is fortunately situated in the top rated Moremi Wilderness Reserve, the heart of the Okavango Delta. The wildlife in this area is prolific and excellent for photography.
Five twin-bedded units, each with en suite bathrooms, shower and bath, hot and cold running water and flush toilets are accessed along timber walkways. There are 2 family units available. The well-designed main communal area has plenty of comfortable seating, a wide decking area for traditional dances and singing and a popular campfire spot for evening drinks.
Game viewing is rewarding by both vehicle and motorboat in this richly populated wildlife reserve. Take a motorboat or makoro (canoe) ride on the nearby waterways which include a visit to the Gadikwe Heronry situated close-by.
Waterberry Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River just 30 minutes from Livingstone, Waterberry Zambezi lodge is a small, friendly, informal lodge set in a mopane woodland with gorgeous views across the river into the Zambezi National Park.
Just 7 brick and thatch rondavel style cottages are dotted amongst the shady trees and sweeping lawns; all rooms have either a river view or look over the small, private lake. Enjoy birding, reading or just relaxing from the private decks attached to each room.
The large terrace, floating sun deck, upstairs viewing lounge and central lounge/bar area are loved by guests for their relaxed, informal ambience. A full range of activities including a Tour of the Falls, sundowner cruises, fishing and game drives are just a few of the activities available from the lodge.
Botswana Safari Spots
Botswana Overview | Central Kalahari | Chobe National Park | Kwando | Kwara | Makgadikgadi Pans | Moremi Wildlife Reserve | Okavango Delta | Central Okavango | Southern Okavango | Northern Okavango | Western Okavango | Linyanti | Savuti |Selinda | Shinde | Tuli Block
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