Ultimate Botswana and Victoria Falls

Overview

Botswana offers exceptional game viewing as well as a varied safari experience across its broad and flat expanses of savannah, desert, salt pans and wetlands. This 5 star luxury safari takes you to the best areas of Botswana; the Makgadikgadi National Park, the famous Okavango Delta, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve and Chobe National Park, with your first two nights at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls.

Itinerary

DAY 1: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred by road to your hotel. In the afternoon you will have a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River. Two nights at VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL. (B)

DAY 2: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
This morning you will be taken on a scheduled tour of the falls, on the Zimbabwe side. (B)

DAY 3: VICTORIA FALLS – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Today you will be transferred by road to Chobe National Park. In the afternoon you will be taken on an open 4×4 vehicle game drive to see the amazing wildlife. Two nights at CHOBE GAME LODGE. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Today you will enjoy a full day in the Chobe National Park with morning and afternoon game drives in 4×4 vehicles or game viewing by boat. Chobe is famous for its large herds of elephant and buffalo. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: CHOBE NATIONAL PARK – LINYANTI
Today you will be transferred to Kasane for your flight to the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a superb area for game viewing, particularly lion, cheetah, as well as large numbers of game. Two nights at SAVUTI CAMP. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: LINYANTI
Spend a full day in the reserve with morning and afternoon game viewing by open 4×4 vehicle or on foot.

DAY 7: LINYANTI – OKAVANGO DELTA
You will be transferred to a local airstrip for your flight to the Okavango Delta. You will have a choice of game viewing activities either by open 4×4 vehicles, motorboat, by foot or in mokoros. Two nights at XIGERA SAFARI LODGE. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: OKAVANGO DELTA
Today you will spend a full day in the Delta, an area renowned for its birdlife and aquatic mammals like sitatunga and lechwe. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: OKAVANGO DELTA – MAKGADIKGADI NP
Today, you will be transferred by light aircraft to the Makgadikgadi National Park. Activities focus on the desert environment and include game drives, night drives, and game walks. Two nights at CAMP KALAHARI. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: MAKGADIKGADI NATIONAL PARK
Spend a full day taking part in the activities on offer at the camp.

DAY 11: MAKGADIKGADI NATIONAL PARK – MAUN
Today you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Maun Airport. This will mark the end of your safari. (B)

Includes

• 10 nights accommodation in tented camps, lodges and deluxe hotels on a twin share basis
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Guided walks and game drives as per itinerary
• Local drinks at Chobe Game Lodge, Savuti Camp, Xigera Safari Lodge and Camp Kalahari
• Internal flights and transfers as per itinerary

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Xigera Safari Lodge

Xigera Safari Lodge (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This part of the Moremi Game Reserve is a true wetland paradise, with Xigera Camp surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation. Xigera Camp consists of ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms raised on wooden platforms offering superb views of the seasonal Okavango Delta floodplains and the lagoon. The feeling of living in the midst of a riverine forest is one of the features of Xigera Camp. Xigera is known as a “wet” camp as most of the game viewing is from the water, either by boat or mokoro (dugout canoe). Other activities include game viewing by 4×4 safari vehicle or on foot with experienced guides.

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is situated in an isolated part of the Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel in northern Botswana. This intimate camp’s ensuite accommodation is in seven large walk-in tents that are raised off the ground and face onto the channel. From the camp’s thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing area with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks, providing a wonderful view of the channel and its wildlife. The main feature is the waterhole, which the dining area overlooks and large heads of elephant as well as prides of lion frequent.

Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge is the only lodge situated within Chobe National Park, overlooking the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplains. Guests can explore the Chobe River and the abundant wildlife and bird species of Chobe National Park. All 47 rooms are decorated with original African carvings and paintings. Lodge facilities include a spa, a gym a large swimming pool, a boma and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Electric vehicles and electric and solar powered boats provide guests with environmentally friendly safari options.

Victoria Falls Hotel

The rooms at Victoria Falls Hotel are decorated in a manner that recaptures the comfortable charm of a bygone age – with colonial prints, four-poster and canopied beds, antique furniture and well-chosen artefacts. Modern facilities and amenities mingle well with the old-fashioned ambience. Deluxe rooms and suites in the original section of the hotel offer breathtaking views across the deep Zambezi River gorge to the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the falls.

Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari is a return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers and is one of the best ways to experience the Makgadikgadi Pans, one of Botswana’s most famous Salt Pans. Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages as it is a great location for a family safari. Camp Kalahari has twelve Meru-style tents, offers meerkat encounters, Bushmen walks, game drives and horseback safaris.

Lahia Tented Lodge

Discover Lahia Tented Lodge, where luxury meets wilderness. Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Central Serengeti, all from the comfort of spacious, canvas tents with modern comforts. Accommodating 25 tents, Lahia Tented Lodge is situated 90km from the Serengeti National Park and is the ideal place from which to experience the thrill of safari.

Lion's Paw Camp

Positioned right at the very edge of Ngorongoro Crater, Lion’s Paw Camp offers a unique view across the caldera.  Guests indulge in tranquil luxury, and are spoilt every sunrise and sunset with views across the vast savannah. Enjoy thrilling game drives to explore the diverse landscape, immerse yourself in the local Maasai culture, and make unforgettable memories at this intimate camp.