Experience the beauty, vastness, and prolific wildlife of Botswana as well as Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, finishing off with the untamed power of Victoria Falls. This 10 day small group safari stays in a mix of lodge, guesthouse and en-suite tented accommodation with most meals provided.
- Nxai Pan or Ntwetwe Pan
- Okavango Delta
- Scenic flight from Khwai to Kasane
- Wildlife & sunset cruise in Chobe
- Game drive in Moremi Game Reserve
- Game drive in Hwange National Park
- Guided tour of Victoria Falls
Day 1: Makgadikgadi Pans
On arrival into Maun, join up with the rest of the group and drive to the Makgadikgadi Pans region. After settling into our accommodation, take a stroll with your guide through the surrounding baobab forest, and learn about their unique biology, remarkably they are not trees but the largest succulent in the world.
DAY 2: Makgadikgadi Pans
Depending on the time of year, today departs for either Ntwetwe Pan (Jun – Nov), or Nxai Pan. Ntwetwe Pan is an extraordinary lunar landscape punctuated with rocky outcrops. Head off and explore the area looking out for uniquely adapted species such as the bat eared fox, springbuck, kori bustards and meerkats. Nxai Pan is a fossil lake bed about 15 sq. miles in size surrounded by nutritious short grasses and small islands of acacia trees. The area attracts large numbers of desert herbivores such as gemsbok, springbok and giraffe as well as carnivores including lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog.
DAY 3: Okavango Delta
After breakfast we travel via Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, to our camp which is situated in a private concession in the Khwai area. Renowned for its large concentration of mammals, it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife during the day such as elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs. Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors. After dinner head out for a night game drive for a chance to see the more elusive wildlife of the region.
Spend the next day in the famous Moremi Game Reserve, known as one of the most beautiful and varied reserves in Africa with excellent concentrations of wildlife.
Overnight at Khwai Bedouin Camp.
DAY 5: Chobe National Park
Today take a spectacular flight (see cost below) from Khwai airstrip to Kasane, gateway to Chobe National Park. In the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the Chobe River where you have the chance to see elephant, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds, finishing off with one of the often spectacular sunsets.
Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge.
DAY 6: Hwange National Park
This morning we head over the border into Zimbabwe and to our lodge situated in a private concession near to Hwange National Park. The days are spent exploring the excellent wildlife on game drives – Hwange is home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and giraffe as well as many predators. A visit will be made to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre to see the work that is done to protect these endangered species.
Overnight at Sable Sands.
DAY 8: Victoria Falls
Today travel to Victoria Falls, where this afternoon you will be taken on a guided tour of the falls. From various viewpoints, you will be able to marvel at the raging waters as they tumble into the gorge below. The next day is free to relax in your hotel or take part in one of the optional activities.
Overnight at Ilala Lodge.
DAY 10: Farewell
After breakfast bid farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your departure flight.