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Whether this is your first safari or you’ve been to Africa before, it’s good to plan ahead and make sure your itinerary covers everything for the best possible safari experience. So we’re concentrating on Botswana Victoria Falls, also the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. This is a vast area and as a result some places are only accessible by light aircraft.

It’s easy to get to Botswana Victoria Falls and surrounding areas via Johannesburg. Johannesburg airport (JNB) or Tambo International Airport is accessible from most international airports worldwide. Alternatively you can fly into Maun with Air Botswana Victoria Falls and Livingstone from Harare, Lusaka and Johannesburg.

Save yourself some time, get some expert advice from our best Botswana safari companies.

The best viewing spot for viewing a lunar rainbow in Zambia is from the Eastern Cataract after sunset with the moon rising in the east and the moonbow forming over Rainbow Falls. The Zimbabwean rainforest offers several good viewpoints - Devil's Cataract between 7 and 10 pm and the Main Falls from midnight to dawn. (courtesy Chris Worden) water levels

 

Botswana Victoria Falls… more about the top spots

Well, if you’re visiting Botswana Victoria Falls is a must. It’s worth spending a couple of days at the start of end of your safari to explore ‘the smoke that thunders’.

There’s a reason why this is one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Livingstone’s Falls also sits at the hub of several countries so it attracts its fair share of visitors eager to tick it off their bucket list. There are some excellent lodges and hotels in and around the town providing good value accommodation.

It’s a great way to kick off your African safari to Botswana, Victoria Falls is an excellent starting point…

Planning safari activities

Now we’re going to make a plan so you to get the most out of your safari in the time you have. Whether you’re going for a week or two or just a few days we can make it work for you.

Relax in a Mokoro on the Okavango…

Botswana Victoria Falls Mokoro

A trip along the Okavango in a Mokoro

Locals carve the mokoro from a hollow tree trunk (ideally Kigelia africana.) Mokoros are traditionally used by fishermen but they’re also a great way of seeing wildlife while exploring the delta. Don’t worry, you’re in the safe hands of a very experienced boat man. This is not a self drive experience!

So you’ve done a float along the Delta and had the experience of wildlife at eye level. Next is peering through the grasses along the banks and waterways. Now it’s time for a bird’s eye view.

Take a scenic flight over the world’s largest inland delta…

If this is something which appeals to you it can easily be arranged. However, many of our camps are only accessible by air so a stay here would incorporate and flight transfer. So, let’s kill two birds with one stone (so to speak) and keeping the cost down in doing so.

Okavango Explorer Courtesy WETU

Inter-camp flight transfers are a great way to spot wildlife

Moremi Game Reserve…

This is a Big 5 destination. Home to lion, leopard, black and white rhino, buffalo, hippo and elephant. There are also packs of wild dog in residence. The reserves is a very popular birding destination with in excess of 400 different species living in a landscape of mopane forests, floodplains, waterways and grasslands

Chobe River trip…

We’re back on the water again! However, a river trip is a great way of viewing elephant, puku, hippo, buffalo and crocodile along banks and in the water and the best way to explore.

Cultural experiences…

There are a number of local tribes who live along the Delta. So many of our camps work very closely with their communities. Therefore it’s possible to stay at a camp and go into the villages to meet the local people in their communities.

Many of the women weave baskets and the men use traditional methods for fishing. The San people are also known as the Bushmen of the Kalahari or the last hunting bushmen. This is a lovely experience and a great way to get involve yourself with the local people and learn about their way of life.

The next step…

Finally here are some suggestions – details about our top safaris to the Chobe, Okavango and Selinda if you can’t see what you’re looking for drop us a note and we’ll be in touch.

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