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9-Day Okavango Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls Safari

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This is an excellent value for money safari which covers some of the highlights of Southern Africa, while familiarizing you with cultural and historical insight of the area. Two of Africa’s natural wonders, the Okavango Delta and the Victoria Falls are a definite must-see, but the safari entails other fascinating and unforgettable sights. This tour thus offers a wonderful diversity!

Departures:Any day of the week.
Price:Starting from as low as N$39,900 pp sharing.
Includes:
  • Accommodation as specified in this itinerary and subject to availability at the time of reservation
  • Meals as indicated on this itinerary
  • Vehicle air-conditioned
  • All vehicle insurance – tyres and glass
  • Passenger Liability Insurance
  • Lion Roar/Sundowner activity at Harnas Wildlife Foundation
  • Bushman walk in the Kalahari
  • 1-Hour Scenic Flight over Okavango Delta
  • Full-Day Mokoro Trip in the Okavango Delta
  • Boat Cruise in Chobe National Park
  • Game Drive in Chobe National Park
  • Boma Experience in Victoria Falls
  • Bottled still water
  • Professional English-speaking Guide and Driver
  • Roadbooks, maps and Administration fees
Excludes:
  • International flights
  • Visas for Zimbabwe and/or Zambia
  • Entrance to the Victoria Falls National Park
  • Insurance for lost luggage, cancellation, medical repatriation, visas…
  • Extra activities not displaying in this quotation or marked by the symbol “Not Incl.”
  • Drinks, tips, curios etc…

Itinerary Details

We will head to the Harnas Wildlife Foundation today, which is a charitable organisation and one of the few orphanages and wildlife sanctuaries for wild animals in Southern Africa. A sizable number of animals including lions, leopards, cheetahs, endangered Africa wild dogs, baboons and tortoises reside on this 10 000-hectare (24 700 acres) farm which has been transformed into a wildlife protection haven.

The owners of this beautiful reserve have dedicated their lives to establishing the most adequate and secure home possible for abandoned or orphaned wild animals and succeeded in creating a Noah’s Ark in the African Savannah.

Today these animals are transferred to the Harnas Wildlife Foundation in order to protect them from being shot outright.

We aim to arrive around noon, just in time for a delicious lunch, where your guide will familiarize you with the area, after which you will have some time for some rest and a chance to further explore the area before you afternoon game drive.

We’ll enjoy our dinner here at the restaurant.

This morning requires a fairly early start and therefore you head out straight after breakfast.

We set off early from the Harnas Wildlife Foundation, Namibia today to make provision for border control as we cross into the lovely country of Botswana today. Once we clear border control and make our way into Botswana, we will have time to have stop for a delicious lunch prepared for you, and your guide will have a chance to familiarize you with this area. Our afternoon arrival at the accommodation will give you a chance to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the heart of the Kalahari.

Dinner tonight will be at our lodge in the Kalahari.

A morning bush walk where we learn more about the San hunting techniques such as tracking, and stalking has been booked for you this morning.

The said walk through the veld with a small clan of San local guides and their families will show you how they gather food, start fire with sticks, and get water from underground roots. We will stock up on some food items and snacks, after our educational experience with the San in the small town of Ghanzi. We will make a short stop and enjoy a delicious lunch, on route to the town of Maun which is our gateway to the mighty Okavango Delta.

Our journey takes us north-east towards Maun, passing through a few villages along the way. We will be accommodated at a lovely riverside lodge here and your guide will have a chance to familiarize you with the area before your afternoon activity.

You are booked for a 1-hour scenic flight over the Okavango Delta.

A scrumptious dinner will be at our lodge this evening.

Today we travel in a more appropriate fashion in order to truly explore the delta; first by motorboat and then by the traditional Mokoro (dugout canoe), deeper into the Okavango Delta. You are booked for a full day Mokoro tour on the majestic Okavango Delta. These amazing traditional canoes (mokoros) are perfectly designed to maneuver through the narrow waterways of the delta and give us a chance to go further into the delta allowing better game viewing in this area.

Mokoros carry three people, two seated passengers and one driver. The driver stands in the rear of the canoe, (a real feat of balance), and uses a long wooden pole to propel and steer the Mokoro through the twisting channels. You will not be back at the camp until late in the afternoon and dinner will be at a local restaurant.

We enjoy our last sunset here before making our way to Planet Baobab the following day.

We are back on the road again as we head to Planet Baobab in the Magkadikgadi Pans Game Reserve just to the east of Maun.

This area is home to the Baobab tree and is also the Baobab capital of the world, where the average age of each tree is around 2500 years and the boundless stellar landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is about the size of Switzerland. The Baobab tree is a strange looking tree which grows in low-lying areas in both Africa and Australia. It can grow to enormous sizes and carbon dating indicates that they may live to be 3,000 years old. One ancient hollow Baobab tree in Zimbabwe is so large that up to 40 people can shelter inside its trunk.

You are booked for a Baobab Bush walk and sundowner drink, followed by another delicious dinner.

We make our way to the gateway to the Chobe National Park today; Kasane is an important point of debarkation for the nearby Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. Quite impressive!

Spread out along the banks of the Chobe River, Kasane presents a huge collection of hotels, guest houses and campsites that accommodate all the visitors to the national park. Some are superbly located, with the breathtaking views of the river and its wildlife. You’ve been booked for a lovely and relaxing sunset boat cruise this afternoon to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Chobe river, famous for its vast Elephant and Hippo populations, before our dinner at the lodge.

You can enjoy an early breakfast this morning, as we’ve taken the liberty of booking you on a game drive to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of the Chobe National Park, famed for its vast Elephant and Hippo populations. The crocodiles and hippos thrive in the forbidding Chobe River and on the land side there is often displays of different antelope, buffalo and often even the Big Cats come to the riverbanks for their sundowner drink. The Chobe River provides a very broad habitat for bird life and it is possible to see many stunning species of birds.

The afternoon is a chance to explore the town of Kasane, and perhaps visit some currency exchange bureaus as you will require US$ for our trip to Victoria Falls the next day if you haven’t already done so.

Tonight’s dinner will be at a local restaurant and will also be your final evening with our guide.

Today you will cross the border into Zimbabwe around noon, as you’ll be collected by a local Zimbabwean guide for your relatively short drive to the town of Victoria Falls. You will be accommodated close to the banks of the Zambezi River and you will have some time to explore the safe and cozy town of Victoria Falls on your own and also visit the mighty Victoria Falls.

The view of the waterfall from the Zimbabwean bank is captivatingly beautiful.

Your accommodation will assist you in organizing and booking the many optional activities available in Victoria Falls this morning. These include white water rafting, bungee jumping, Elephant-back rides, Lion walks, and scenic-flights to mention but a few. We recommend a short walk for some High Tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, with this grand 111-year-old Five Star hotel boasting impressive views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the magnificent Victoria Falls themselves.

We’ve booked a wonderful dinner experience for you at the Boma Restaurant tonight.

We have come to the end of our tour. You of cause have the option to stay an additional night should you wish to. We would recommend a late afternoon flight back home on this day, giving you some time to conduct some of the morning activities that you would like. These include bungee jumping, gouge swings, crocodile cage diving, white-water rafting, but also more relaxing activities like morning game drives, lion walks, and elephant back safaris.

Programme Overview

DayLocationAccommodationFood
Day 1Harnas Wildlife FountationLodge ★★★D
Day 2Ghanzi, BotswanaTented Camp ★★★B, L, D
Day 3Okavango Delta, BotswanaTented Camp ★★★B, D
Day 4Okavango Delta, BotswanaTented Camp ★★★B, D
Day 5Planet Baobab, BotswanaLodge ★★★B, D
Day 6Chobe National Park, BotswanaLodge ★★★B, D
Day 7Chobe National Park, BotswanaLodge ★★★B, D
Day 8Victoria Falls, ZimbabweLodge ★★★B, D
Day 9Victoria Falls, ZimbabweB

B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner
SC – Self Catering
FB – Full Board

Price Per Person

Per person sharing from : N$39,900
Single Supplement : N$2,990
Solo travellers and groups welcome

Prices Effective From:

Nov 1, 2020 – Oct 31, 2023

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