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Discover Botswana

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Discover Botswana

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A wonderful opportunity to view the spectacular Victoria Falls from your luxury hotel which nestles immediately next to the Falls themselves, immerse yourself in the densely elephant-packed Chobe National Park, explore the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta by boat and 4x4 safari vehicle, and marvel at the hauntingly beautiful stark landscapes of the Makgadikgadi salt pans.

This 10 night trip starts with 2 nights at the thundering Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and also one of Southern Africa’s most popular tourist attractions. Overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge and gorge, you will stay at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel, one of the most famous hotels in Africa and renowned for its elegance and charm.

Next, you’ll head for Chobe National Park, with the highest concentration of elephant found on the entire planet. Your time here will be spent over 2 camps, and exploring the different areas of the Chobe National Park in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by professional guides, and relaxing on boat cruises along the Chobe River.

Hop on a short flight to the Okavango Delta for a memorable safari adventure in the Moremi Game Reserve, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary and amongst the best game reserves in Africa for viewing the endangered African wild dog.

Finally, you end your trip in the magical Makgadikgadi salt pans. Go out on game drives in search of lion, zebra, wildebeest, leopard, cheetah and hyena to name a few, or alternatively lounge around the swimming pool or enjoy the panoramic river vista from the game-viewing hide built into the bank of the river.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Discover Botswana

Countries Visited: Zimbabwe and Botswana


Day 1

Arrive into Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls Airport. Clear Customs & Immigration, collect your luggage and make your way into the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your driver. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

A trip to Victoria Falls is certainly memorable. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, the sheer noise of the Falls as they cascade over the edge into the deep gorge is deafening, and the misty clouds of spray, occasionally broken by rainbows, are visible from over 40 km away. For more than 110 years The Victoria Falls Hotel has been a luxury icon here. This 5* classic hotel commands a prime location with dramatic views of the gorges of the Falls themselves. A private path leads to the Falls, an idyllic 10 minute walk away.

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

2 nights at The Victoria Falls Hotel


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 Game Lodge, the only permanent lodge situated within the boundaries of Chobe National Park and built along the riverbanks with spectacular views of the Chobe River and floodplains.

Chobe Game Lodge is Botswana's premier venue for guests looking for a perfect base from which to explore the National Park and the Chobe River. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are conducted by expert guides in open-sided 4x4 vehicles to ensure maximum visibility of Chobe National Park's spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Meanwhile, riverside game viewing may be done from small boats, perfect for morning or sunset cruises.

Chobe National Park

2 nights at Chobe Game Lodge


Day 5

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport, where you will be assisted with the check in for your flight to your next safari camp.

Desert and Delta Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Savute Safari Lodge - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Savute Safari Lodge, situated in the western region of the Chobe National Park in an area renowned for its large concentration of elephant and lion. Activities focus on game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles in the Savute area including the Savute Marsh and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills.


Day 7

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight to the Okavango Delta.

Desert and Delta Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Savute Safari Lodge to Camp Moremi - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Camp Moremi, situated on the picturesque Xakanaxa Lagoon in the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta, within the Moremi Game Reserve. The area is a wildlife haven with incredible game viewing opportunities year round. Activities offered are game drives in open safari vehicles exploring the diverse range of habitats within the reserve - from open floodplains to belts of mopane woodland. Guests can also venture out onto the open waters of the Okavango by motorboat, visiting the Xakanaxa Lagoon and beyond up to the seasonal heronry at Gadikwe.


Day 9

After an early morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight to Leroo La Tau.

Desert and Delta Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Camp Moremi to Leroo La Tau - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, guests can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the river. The lodge also offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy the spectacular wildlife sightings that is expected in this part of Botswana.

Makgadikgadi Pan

2 nights at Leroo La Tau


Day 11

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

Desert and Delta Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Leroo La Tau 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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Holiday Title: Discover Botswana

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zimbabwe and Botswana for 10 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

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