This definitive Botswana safari and Victoria Falls itinerary offers superb value, and a fantastic safari experience at any time of year. Starting at a charming boutique hotel in Victoria Falls this itinerary then moves through Botswana’s most famous safari destinations- Chobe National Park, Savute, Moremi, the Okavango and Makgadikgadi National Park. A comprehensive tour of the richest game areas of northern Botswana with excellent game viewing and a range of both water and land activities guaranteed year round. Game drives, boating, mokoro, walking, bushman walks and even a complimentary helicopter flight all come together to deliver a brilliant Botswana experience.
Safari means ‘journey’ and this is a true safari. Every day is different, fresh and exciting on this 12 night itinerary which visits 6 strikingly different areas and lodges. Travel days do not mean a wasted day, camps are connected by light aircraft flights which are an experience in themselves, offering wonderful views the parks. These are short flights between bush airstrips, between 10-50 minutes at a time and drives to the airstrips are game drives. The safari experience is never broken.
This itinerary visits all the highlights of a classical northern Botswana safari circuit, with the addition of 2 nights in Victoria Falls beforehand, the perfect opportunity to recover from a long journey before the traditional early morning starts on safari. The itinerary combines a selection of Desert and Delta lodges, one of the oldest and most respected operators in Botswana, for a unbeatable value safari. Amendments can be made to suit preferences, please speak to us for more information.
The safaris begins on the Chobe riverfront, home to the largest population of African elephants on the continent. Staggering numbers of elephants decent on the river in the dry season, an especially incredible sight from the river. Chobe Game Lodge has an unrivalled position being the only lodge situated within the national park, it is the perfect spot to ease in to the safari. Game drives and boating safaris are offered here.
Moving into the southern reaches of Chobe National Park, to the harsh and truly wild Savute area, the game viewing here is ferocious, especially when water is scarce as it often is. Lions hunt elephant and hippo in these lands. Savute Safari Lodge is home to some of the most explosive game viewing, with a prime location overlooking a busy waterhole. Game drives are the focus here.
Flying into the deep waters of the Delta, to an idyllic little island surrounded by permanent water, Camp Okavango offers a quintessential water safari. Set on a private concession in the east of the Okavango you enjoy boating, mokoro rides and walking. This is where you will also enjoy a complimentary scenic helicopter flight- a truly amazing experience leaving you with memories for life.
Continue into the Okavango with a short 10 minute flight to the beating heart of the Moremi Game reserve, the Xakanaxa region. Here you stay at Camp Moremi offering a superb all-round game viewing experience. This is big game country, predators, plains game, elephants and buffalo abound. Enjoy 4×4 game drives and boating here.
Finally ending this safari in the drier landscapes which dominate Botswana, at Leroo la Tau Lodge on the banks of the Boteti Rover bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. These harsh landscapes attract different species and offer a more complete safari experience. In the summer months the areas is transformed by the arrival of the second biggest zebra migration in Africa while the dry winter months sees amazing numbers around the river. Game drives, boating, and bushman walks are offered here. The salt pans themselves are only visited on stays of three nights or more, so for those keen to see Nxai Pan and Baines Baobabs please speak to us for more information.
Each lodge is unique in style, setting and experience. An exceptional safari option, easily adapted to your preferences. This safari can be run in reverse order.