Magical Botswana

Suggested Holiday Itinerary

Magical Botswana

Summary Of The Route and Costs

Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Victoria Falls spray as it rises above the distant Falls, gaze across the Chobe floodplains from your 5* safari retreat, and experience magnificent game sightings in the Okavango Delta during drives as well as the unique experience of exploring the Delta’s beautiful waterways by boat.

You'll start your trip in style with a stay at The Elephant Camp on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, where rainbows often break through the misty spray of the crashing cascade. Meet the elephants at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary for an unforgettable close encounter with these gentle giants.

Then it's off to Chobe National Park, one of the top wildlife-viewing destinations in Africa. From your luxury suite at Chobe Chilwero, gaze out over the Chobe River and watch the magnificent Chobe elephants, herds of zebra or grazing buffalo. Cruise on the Chobe River at sunset, or enjoy a game drive in the Chobe National Park.

A short flight will then take you into the south western Okavango Delta to Kanana Camp, where you will experience magnificent game sightings during drives as well as the unique experience of exploring the Delta’s beautiful waterways by boat. A wide variety of game frequent the islands around Kanana Camp including impala, lechwe, leopard, lion and elephant and you may be lucky to see sitatunga whilst boating. Birds you will encounter at the heronry include marabou, yellow-bill and open-bill storks. The sight of thousands of nesting birds is mesmerising and an experience you will not forget.

You end your trip at Shinde, a magical hideaway in the wildlife abundant Shinde private concession, nestled within the shade of ancient gnarled trees and built in a remote and exclusive setting on the edge of the permanent waters of the northern Okavango Delta. It is surrounded by clear waterways teeming with birdlife and game.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Magical Botswana

Countries Visited: Zimbabwe and Botswana


Day 1

Upon arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to The Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls.

The Elephant Camp is nestled on a ridge between the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, giving guests an uninterrupted view of the breath-taking spray that swells above the Victoria Falls rainforest. The luxury suites each boast a private plunge pool and viewing deck, ensuring that wherever guests may be, the exquisite scenery is just a glance away.

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

2 nights at The Elephant Camp


Day 3

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 Chobe Chilwero Lodge.

Chobe Chilwero Lodge is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of the Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. Enjoy guided game drives in an open sided 4x4 safari vehicle in the Park, bringing you within easy reach of Chobe's famous elephants as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds. Or sip a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of the specially designed riverboats.


Day 5

Transfer from Chobe Chilwero Lodge to Kasane Airport

Safari Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Kanana Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. The area here is incredibly picturesque with winding waterways meandering through open lagoons. Activities at Kanana Camp include day and night game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, game viewing on mokoro excursions through waterways lined with reeds and dotted with papyrus and tree islands, guided walks, fishing, motor boating and sunset cruises.


Day 7

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Safari Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kanana Camp to Shinde - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, activities at Shinde Camp include game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles which offer some of the finest dry land game viewing in Botswana with regular sightings of lion and leopard, exploring the water ways in mokoro (traditional dugout canoes), guided nature walks, night drives, motor boating and sunset cruises.

Okavango Delta

2 nights at Shinde


Day 9

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Safari Air (Light Aircraft): Fly from Shinde to Maun (MUB) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at Maun Airport and assisted with the check in for your onward international flight.
 
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Example Cost

Holiday Title: Magical Botswana

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zimbabwe and Botswana for 8 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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