This 8 night safari takes you from the splendour of the Victoria Falls, to the beautiful Chobe National Park, and ending deep in the Delta.
The Victoria Falls are one of the natural Seven Wonders of the World and is the largest sheet of falling water on earth - a spellbinding and mesmerising spectacle. The sheer mass of water cascading down the 100m drop across nearly 2 km makes a thunderous roar and creates a magnificent spray of water that can be seen for miles - hence the local name 'Mosi oa Tunya' meaning 'The smoke that thunders'. Ilala Lodge is situated close to the Victoria Falls as well as to the town centre. Wild animals are often seen grazing the hotel lawns as the National Park borders the front of the property.
Chobe is famous for its abundance of elephants, but the spectacular Chobe sunsets alone are worth a visit to the area. Your stay here is at a lodge overlooking the famous Chobe River, offering incredible views across the sweeping floodplains.
A light aircraft hop across the country takes you to the start of your Delta adventure. Your 2 nights here is a real African camping experience which brings you back in tune with nature and will provide many wonderful safari moments under canvas surrounded by untouched wilderness and stunning wildlife.
Finally, another light aircraft will take you into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Pelo Camp is situated on a small island (Pelo also means 'heart which is a fitting name as from the air, the island is indeed heart shaped) and is in one of the best areas of the Delta to see the rare sitatunga and red lechwe antelopes. Birdlife is abundant; enthusiasts have a chance of spotting Pel's fishing-owl as well as African and lesser jacanas and a host of other Okavango specials such as slaty egret, African pygmy-goose and western banded snake-eagle.
This morning, you will be transferred to the border post between Zimbabwe and Botswana, where you will complete the border formalities and cross into Botswana. You may be required to change vehicles at the border, and if so, please be prepared to carry your bags a short distance between vehicles. You will then be transferred onto Kasane Airport.
At Kasane Airport, you will be met by a representative from Chobe Elephant Camp, who will transfer you onto the camp, situated near the Ngoma Gate of the Chobe National Park. Very few lodges are located on this end of the Park and few people utilize this entry point, creating a remote and exclusive Chobe Riverfront safari experience.
With a variety of activities that include viewing the regions spectacular wildlife from open safari vehicles, by boat on the Chobe River or experiencing life in the village, a visit to Chobe Elephant Camp offers a wide range of experiences to all guests.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kasane Airport.
Mack Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Khwai Tented Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Khwai Tented Camp, situated on the Khwai River. The main focus is the wildlife experience which includes walking and game drives in the area. Activities include game drives conducted in open 4x4 vehicles, walking and night drives. The variety of wildlife that can be seen in this area include elephants, buffalos, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, giraffes, sable, hippos, hyena and various other nocturnal species.
After a morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.
Mack Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Khwai Tented Camp to Pelo Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Pelo Camp, situated as deep into the heart of the Delta as is possible. The camp is completely eco-friendly and is ideal for the adventurous traveller wanting a classic, traditional Okavango Delta experience. As the camp is located on a small island surrounded by permanent water, activities focus on mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions, walking (please request in advance to ensure a walking guide is allocated to you) and boating (subject to water levels).