Botswana Chobe & Vic Falls
Chobe National Park, Botswana, is known for large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo. There are four distinct geographical areas in the park: the Chobe Riverfront, the Ngwezumba pans, Savuté and Linyanti. Located in the north of Botswana, it also has an abundance of wildlife and birdlife all around the stunning Chobe River. Birdlife includes some rare species that are highly sought after by top wildlife photographers.
Chobe park also offers great lion and leopard sightings, while the river has an unbelievable abundance of hippos and crocodiles. Most of the accommodation options in Chobe are found along the banks of the beautiful Chobe River. This allows you to see a plethora of wildlife both in and out of the water without even having to leave the comfort of the veranda. On this tour, discover Botswana highlights with Victoria falls and stay in the best luxury lodges and resorts.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY BOTSWANA WITH VICTORIA FALLS ADVENTURE...
And, also safari on Mboma Island in the Okavango Delta.
Botswana Chobe & Vic Falls Maun, Mboma Island, Khwai River, Chobe National Park
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 01 – Arrive
Maun, Botswana Arrive in Johannesburg, where you will be met and assisted to the flight to Maun. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the joining hotel. The local representative will provide details of the upcoming tour as well as any additional tours or activities that you may wish to enjoy while in Maun,
This is a group tour and you will meet up with fellow travellers at the pre departure meeting for your epic safari. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight Maun Lodge or similar
Day 02 – Safari
Mboma Island We set off on our journey to Mboma Island, in Okavango Delta, via a road transfer and then continue the rest of the way by boat. In the afternoon we swap horsepower for manpower using traditional mokoro’s for our first excursion. A long dugout canoe made out of carved sausage trees and poled by a local river guide, we set out to explore the myriad of waterways in the world's largest inland delta. Glide past secluded palm islands, lagoons scattered with water lilies and hippos and elephants bathing in the clear amber waters.
Travelling by traditional mokoro in this unspoiled water wonderland seems most appropriate and allows for a more intimate encounter within the delta's rich wildlife and its tranquil water. The silent and serene atmosphere of the channel is only broken by the splash of your canoe and the occasional calls of the swamp birds. We spend the night on Mboma Island amid this pristine environment.
Overnight Mboma Island Camp (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 153 km
Day 03 – Transfer & Safari
Moremi- Xakanaza Heading on to our next safari camp in Xakanaxa by boat and road we arrive at the stunning location nestled in a forested landscape lying in the heart of the African bush land surrounded by a rich diversity of wildlife.
Guests are enthralled by the sightings of hippos lurking in the papyrus reeds, crocodiles sunning themselves on the delta banks and fish eagles extending them talons to scoop unsuspecting fish from the water's surface during an afternoon game viewing excursion either by mokoro or powerboat.
Overnight Xakanaxa Camp (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 32 km
Day 04 – Transfer & Safari
Moremi- Khwai River After breakfast we transfer to our next Safari Bush Lodge, Mogothlo, where we stay for the next two nights. Mogothlo meaning “Camel thorn tree” in Setswana and refers to the iconic acacia trees which are scattered throughout the bushveld. The lodge is located directly on the banks of the Khwai River and therefore guests can sit back and relax on the viewing platform whilst Africa's unique array of animals come to them to drink from the waterholes and life sustaining river.
This evening we set out on a night game drive in the concession area and wait with bated breath as the sounds of hysterical hyena cackling fills the night skies and a lion's guttural roar is heard in the distance.
Overnight Mogothlo Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 109 km
Day 05 – Safari
Moremi- Khwai River Today we spend a full day exploring what many travellers say is the most beautiful and varied Game Reserve in Southern Africa, due to its diverse vegetation and high concentration of wildlife, Moremi Game Reserve is a thriving haven for animals.
From wild life encounters on the savannah plains to bird watching in the lagoons and flood plains, this area of unspoiled nature and varied eco systems gives even the most experienced travellers insight into a world where mother nature rules.
We cruise through acacia forests watching graceful giraffes pluck leaves off the thorny trees with their velvety tongues and head into Mopane woodland scouring the undergrowth for signs of the shy and allusive spotted leopard. Chances of seeing Africa’s big five are excellent in this stunning region.
Overnight Mogothlo Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 06 – Transfer & Safari
Chobe National Park Continue our African Safari and head to the rolling grasslands and floodplains of the infamous Chobe National Park via Savuti. As typical in Africa roads are long and tricky, therefore we spend most of the day traversing the dynamic and shifting landscape.
Overnight Kubu Lodge (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 704 km
Day 07 – Safari
Chobe National Park Wakeg up early to watch the dawn lighten the bushveld on a morning game drive in Chobe, we investigate the previous night's wildlife activities, by tracking footprints, following bush trails and perhaps even a sighting the remains of an earlier kill. Sightings of elephants bullying each other, antelope bounding in the distance and perhaps even admiring graceful giraffes as they drink from the waterholes is excellent.
In the afternoon we embark on a boat cruise along the Chobe River allowing travellers to have once in a lifetime encounters with Africa's legendary animals and rare opportunities for close up photography. This compelling area is also renowned for the Southern Africa annual migration of zebra and wildebeest followed by their shadowing predators.
Overnight Kubu Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 08 – Transfer & Tour
Victoria Falls We swap the dry savannah bush for the lush rainforest of Victoria Falls and spend the morning travelling to our final destination. In the afternoon we will embark on a guided tour of the Victoria Falls and its pristine Rainforest. These magnificent falls are considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world and, when in full flow, form the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Overnight Ilala Lodge (B, L, D)
Approximate Travel Distance: 95 km
Day 09 – Depart
Victoria Falls Your final day of the tour, after breakfast you will be transferred to Victoria Falls International airport for your flight home unless alternative arrangements have been made to join another adventure tour or extend your stay in Victoria Falls. (B)
Make this your holiday
When to go Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night.
The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.
Visa All visitors to Botswana need a valid passport for at least six months, but no visas are required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries, EU countries, USA and other selected countries. A valid return ticket is required. On arrival you’ll get a 30-day entrance stamp.