12 Days Botswana & Victoria Falls Safari - 12 Days

Overview

Botswana is a large country with many treasures – this package combines the best destinations and natural highlights into a 12-day Safari, which will render memories to last you a lifetime.  This Big 5 Safari will leave you with a sense of what Africa is all about…abundant wildlife, scenic beauty, and warm people.  This Safari Package is a guided product with a combination of accommodation styles.  On some nights you will have the opportunity to experience Africa, the “Livingstone way” sleeping under canvas and sitting to a campfire, listening to the sounds of the bush, whilst other nights you will enjoy the comfort of lodge accommodation.

Itinerary

Day 1
Johannesburg to Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

This morning I will pick you up between 6 am and 7 am (Time will be arranged before departure date). We head towards the border of Botswana where we will cross at Martin’s Drift Border Post. En-route we stop in the town of Mokopane to stock up on some supplies for the next few days until we get to Maun. After the border crossing, we head for the Khama Rhino Sanctuary arriving late afternoon. After setting up camp we head out for an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Bungalows.
Included Highlights: Afternoon Game Drive at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
Included Meals: Dinner only.
Optional Activities: Guided Rhino Walk.

Day 2
Khama Rhino Sanctuary to the Kalahari Region, Botswana

Today we travel to the Central Kalahari where we will spend the next two nights. First, we start the day with an early morning game drive or you have the option of doing a guided Rhino Walk (optional) with an armed ranger tracking Rhino on foot. We arrive at Dinaka Safari Lodge in time for lunch after which you go on an afternoon game drive on the 20 000 hectare Private Game Reserve.

Accommodation: En-Suite Safari Tents on wooden platforms under thatch.
Included Highlights:

  • Morning game drives at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Afternoon Game Drive at Dinaka Safari Lodge.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Optional Activities: Morning Rhino Walk at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 3
Dinaka Safari Lodge - Kalahari Region, Botswana

Dinaka Safari Lodge offers a range of activities that show-off the best that the Central Kalahari has to offer. Today’s activities include a morning and afternoon game drive, bushman experience, and sundowners on a raised hide overlooking a waterhole. A night drive and a sleep out in hiding overlooking a waterhole can also be arranged.

Accommodation: En-Suite Safari Tents on wooden platforms under thatch.
Included Highlights:

  • Game drives, Bushwalks, Bushmen lifestyle experience, Stargazing.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4
Day 4: Maun – Thamalakane River Lodge, Botswana

We start the day with coffee and rusks after which we go on an early morning game drive. On return, we enjoy a hearty brunch before leaving for Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. In Maun, you will have the opportunity to do some shopping and banking. We also visit a local village before we settle in at our accommodation, Thamalakane River Lodge, on the banks of the Thamalakane River. This afternoon you also have the opportunity to do an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation: En-suite Chalet.
Included Highlights:

  • Morning game drives at Dinaka Safari Lodge.
  • Village tour in Maun.

Included Meals: Breakfast/Brunch – Buffet dinner can be bought at the Lodge (own expense).
Optional Activities: Scenic flight over the Delta.

Day 5
Maun - Mboma Island, Botswana

This morning we will travel to the Okavango Delta, where we will spend the next 2 nights on Mboma Island; Mboma is a pristine island in the heart of the Moremi. After a land transfer through Moremi Game Reserve, you will simply climb on the boat and be taken to your mobile camp with beds, mattresses, and linen. The overnight accommodation is fully catered, with bucket showers and field toilets. The boat and guide stay with you at all times. This experience will give you an appreciation for the simple pleasures of doing a real safari. In the Delta, your time will be spent doing boat-based game viewing in a mokoro with a poler. At Mboma Boat station guests will enjoy a two-hour Mokoro excursion and then board a motorboat for the Island.

Accommodation: Basic Tented Camp, 2 man dome tents with bedroll and linen provided.
Included Highlights:

  • Transfer through Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Boat transfer to Mboma Island.
  • Mokoro in the channels of the Okavango Delta.
  • Afternoon guided game walk.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 6
Mboma Island, Botswana

Today at Mboma Island, in the heart of the Okavango Delta, your time will be spent doing boat-based game viewing in a mokoro with a poler as well as guided game walks/drives.

Accommodation: Basic Tented Camp, 2 man dome tents with bedroll and linen provided.
Included Highlights:

  • Mokoro in the channels of the Okavango Delta.
  • Guided game walks.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 7
Khwai River – Camp Dizhana, Botswana

This morning there is time for a game activity such as a game walk or a mokoro trip before our water transfer back to the Boat Station. Once back at our vehicle we will head to Camp Dizhana where we will spend the night. Along the way, you will have another chance to see more of the wildlife of the Moremi. This afternoon you can choose to go on another open vehicle game drive and you can also choose to go on a night drive looking for all the nocturnal animals.

Accommodation:

En-suite Safari Tents overlooking the Khwai River.
Included Highlights:

  • Water transfer.
  • Moremi Game Drive.
  • Afternoon Game Drive at Camp Dizhana.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 8
Makgadikgadi Pans - Planet Baobab, Botswana

After another early morning game drive, we depart for another exciting destination, the Makgadikgadi Pans, where we spend the next two nights at Planet Baobab. Sheltered by a grove of 17 giant Baobabs, Planet baobab combines style with comfort while remaining true to its Africa inspiration. A Bakgatla hut has been booked for you for the nights.

Accommodation: Bakgatla Hut.
Included Highlights:

  • Morning game drive at Camp Dizhana.
  • Planet Boabab.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 9
Planet Boabab - Makgadikgadi Pans - Planet Baobab, Botswana

Today we spend the day exploring the majestic Magadigadi Salt Pans as we drive towards Kubu Island. We enjoy a pic-nick lunch at Kubu Island and return to Planet Boabab in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Bakgatla Hut.
Included Highlights:

  • Day trip to the Magadigadi Salt Pans & Kubu Island.
  • Planet Boabab.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10
Kasane – Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana

Today you will travel to Kasane in Northern Botswana where we spend the night at Chobe Safari Lodge in the town of Kasane. The Chobe region is home to the largest population of wild elephants in the world. This is estimated to be approximately 60,000 or more individuals. Their sometimes daily passage takes them from Zimbabwe through the Chobe and on into Namibia before returning. On arrival at Chobe Safari Lodge, you will have the afternoon at leisure before we embark on a 3-hour sunset cruise on the Chobe River, one of the best game viewing activities Africa has to offer.

Accommodation:
Included Highlights: Sunset Cruise on the Chobe River.
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 11
Livingstone – The Zambezi Waterfront, Zambia

This morning you will have the opportunity to go on an optional morning game drive in Chobe National Park after which we transfer to Livingstone with a ferry crossing over the Zambezi River where you will spend the last two nights of your Safari. On arrival, we visit Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. After checking in at our Lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, you will also be given a presentation on all optional activities on offer at Victoria Falls. We end a perfect day with a farewell sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi River in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Chalets at The Zambezi Waterfront.
Included Highlights:

  • Transfer to Livingstone.
  • Entry to Victoria Falls.
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise.

Included Meals: Breakfast only.
Optional activities: Morning game drives in Chobe National Park.

Day 12
Livingstone – The Zambezi Waterfront, Zambia

The safari ends this morning after breakfast. Today you have the full day for yourself to participate in the many optional activities Victoria Falls has to offer such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter flights over the Falls, and many more. For those in need of a transfer to the Airport can be arranged with me in advance.

Accommodation: None.
Included Highlights: None.
Included Meals: Breakfast only.

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12 Days Botswana & Victoria Falls Safari

Trip Facts

  • WTE-494
  • 12 Days, 11 Nights
  • Gauteng
  • Livingstone, Zambia
  • Mobile Safari
  • Game Drive, Mokoro, Game Walk, Adventure & Scenery
  • Min 2, Max 8
  • Custombuilt Safari Vehicle
  • 12
  • 60