Best of Botswana - Okavango, Chobe & Vic Falls
Botswana & South Africa & Zimbabwe, Wildlife & Safari, 15 days - from £1,995 (land only) - from €2,395 (land only) - from $3,290 (land only)
- Safari across the best of Botswana`s National Parks
- Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional Moroko canoe
- Big 5 Game Drives in the Moremi Game Reserve
- Drive across the infintiy of Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
- Experience African night skies in wilderness tented lodges
Whether you're a seasoned safari enthusiast or a first timer, this safari adventure holiday encompasses some of the most unique and diverse game reserves and national parks Africa has to offer. Departing Johannesburg for Botswana our first stop is the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, which provides 4300 hectares of prime habitat for the dwindling rhino population. Driving onwards through the Kalahari, we head to the wetland of the Okavango Delta and leave behind our vehicles to be gently poled along the water systems of the Okavango Delta in a traditional Mokoro (a dug-out canoe), where we can get up close and personal with the flora and fauna before returning to our wilderness camp for the tradition of a sundowner. Moving on from the Delta we head to the Moremi Game Reserve, which was first established by the Batawana people of Ngamiland. With an abundance of wildlife you will spend each day searching for the big five under the expert eye of your guide. Upon leaving Moremi the landscape changes again as we follow Baobab trees, dotted across the glimmering saltpans of Makgadikgadi. Heading for Chobe National Park, we hope to see the largest yet sensitive of all African animals, the elephant. Famed for it's huge elephant population, Chobe is wonderful environment to view these amazing creatures. For our final stop, we trade wildlife for wild water and cross into Zimbabwe, finishing the at the ‘Smoke That Thunders', Victoria Fall to complete our African adventure.
Is this holiday for you?
Everything in Africa is on a big scale, and to cover the ground necessary your journey across Botswana includes several long drives accompanied by Africa's spectacular scenery. Such drives, including your game drives, can often be on dirt tracks, graded roads and also tar highways. The vehicles used have been custom-built to cope with such conditions and as such, it may be neseccary for you to climb into the vehicle. Included in the itinerary are several safari experiences on foot. These walks can be on paved surfaces or uneven sandy terrain but they are always accompanied by your experienced local KE English speaking guide. Each walk is paced with time for your guide to interpret the environment around you. On some walks, especially in the Okavango Delta, it is vital to keep within the group in case of an animal encounter. When in the Okavango Delta we travel by Mokoro Canoe. These are traditional dug-out canoes and are very basic and may require walking in the shallows to board at water level. The accommodation on this journey will range from chalet style through to permanent tented lodges with en-suite facilities. There maybe a bar/restaurant available and some lodges may have a swimming pool. However, during your stay in the Okavango Delta, such facilities are not available. All camping equipment is provided and you will be sleeping on camp mats with access to very basic, shared facilities. During your holiday, some participation on day-to-day camp chores is required. Getting involved with such chores adds to the camaraderie of your holiday! This journey is suitable for the adventure traveller looking to experience some of Africa's most special safari experiences!
This journey is run in conjunction with our Southern African partners, Sunway Safaris. They are specialist in running Southern African experiences and due to the global appeal of Sunway Safaris, the group will be an interesting, cosmopolitan mix.